Bring your blanket and your favorite movie snacks and sprawl out on the Millennium Park lawn. This season’s film offerings include two of this year’s biggest Oscar contenders (Hidden Figures and La La Land), a special daytime screening of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the series’s first Spanish-language film, the classic El Norte. Catch them all for free as they're broadcast on the park’s 40-foot-wide LED screen. June 13: The Blues Brothers June 20: Caddyshack June 27: Julie and Julia July 11: El Norte July 18: La La Land July 25: Network August 1: Bend It Like Beckham August 8 double feature: Ghost and The Shining August 15: Hidden Figures August 22: The Five Heartbeats August 24 at 10am: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs August 29: The Princess Bride September 5: Wayne's World
The eighth-annual CIMMfest brings more than 100 screenings and concerts celebrating movies about music and music about movies to the city. Highlights include a screening of Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the Wisconsin recording facility where producer Butch Vig made albums by the likes of Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins and his own band, Garbage. Acts such as Local H, Deer Tick, Tim Hecker, the Taj Majal Trio and more artists will also perform. CIMMcon, an entertainment industry conference that runs in tandem with the festival, will take place April 16 and 17. The fest occurs in various theaters, concert clubs and venues in Logan Square and Wicker Park.