Chicago Events for April 16 through 18 in the Weekend Wrap.

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Find out where to go and what’s happening around town this weekend.


The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo(C2E2) comes to McCormick Place today (Friday) through Sunday bringing the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video gams.  Tickets available at the door are, $25 single, $50 weekend pass. Friday, 1p.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday, 10a.m. to 7p.m.; Sunday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Lakeside Center, McCormick Pl., 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.

CASTING CALL on April 17. The Food Network is looking for the Worst Cooks in America for its new reality show.  Sign up at  Audition on Sunday at Affinia Chicago. 9a.m. to 3p.m. 166 E. Superior.


Matthew Dear & Gui Boratto at Spy Bar, April 16. 21 and over, tickets 410 plus $1.99 service charge. 646 Franklin, info line 630 688 9980.

Dr. Dog/Sean Bones at Metro, April 16. 18 and over, Tickets, $8, dooors, 8p.m.; show 9p.m., 3730 N. Clark.

30 Seconds to Mars at the Aragon Ballroom, April 16.  All Ages, doors, 6p.m.; show 7p.m. Tickets, $28.50 advance. 1160 W. Lawrence, 773 561 9500.


The 9th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival OPNS April 16 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.  The two week fes features films that represent the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestine. Tickets, $9, general, $7, students, $5, members. 164 N. State St. Info: 312 846 2600.

The 26th Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off today, April 16.  The two-week Fest prides itself on programming special segments:  Women in Film, Made in USA and LGBT. During most screenings the audience will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with local and international filmmakers.  Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St.  A complete schedule is available at and a daily schedule is available by calling 312 409 1757.

Here’s the weekend line-up for MIDNIGHT MOVIES at the Music Box Theatre. 773 871 6607.
April 16.
Forbidden Zone.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.

April 17.
Forbidden Zone.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Movies OPENING FRIDAY around town.
Death at a Funeral.


Remy Bumppo and Lookingglass Theatre Company are teaming up to present Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark by Ariel Dorfman, based on the book by Kerry Kennedy, to benefit Human Rights Watch.  This 70-minute play was originally performed at the Kennedy Center in 2000 and subsequently aired on PBS as part of its “Great Performances” series. 7:30p.m., Lookingglass Theatre, Water Tower Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. 312 337 0665.

GET $5 OFF TICKETS for “Into the Woods” through April 30.
This Sondheim musical at Porchlight Music Theatre explores what really happened after “happily ever after.”  The Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. For discount enter code: HERON.  773 327 5252.

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