Upcoming film festivals: European Union at the Siskel Film Center (March), Asian Pop-Up Cinema at various theatres (March), Center for Asian American Media film festival (May), Chicago Palestine Film Festival (April), and future festivals Chicago International Film Festival (October), Black Harvest Film Festival, etc.
Others to Try:
- May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This could include many topics including Asian museums, activities, spotlighting Asian business (Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Thai, Filipino, etc) that have been featured or under the radar like Khmai restaurant, Konbini & Kanpai, Heritage Museum of Asian Art and more. Barbara’s Bookstore has been featuring AAPI books during Heritage Month for the last couple of years.
- Walking tours, paid and free, throughout the city. e.g. Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago Greeter, TV and Movie walking tour, Gangster tour, etc.
- Spring flowers in April (hopefully) and Easter