The Peace on Earth Film Festival runs March 6-9 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and features films about peace, nonviolence, social justice and ecology. The festival runs from 11am to 8pm today; see the schedule for films and times. Free.
The 12 boutiques making up the Wicker Collective -- Trillium, Penelope’s, Study Hall, Kokorokoko, Moon Voyage, Mulberry & Me, Anastasia, Emma, Beyond Boutique, Milk Handmade, Stock Mfg, Madein Jewelry, Zora Jewelry and Shades of Grey Jewelry -- are holding a "warehouse sale" Saturday and today from 11am to 5pm at the Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave. Shop for last season's clothes, jewelry and accessories for men and women at deep discounts. Admission is free.
There's nothing like some thought-provoking, long-winded, Americana protest songs to take the edge off the winter doldrums. James McMurtry will play City Winery twice on Sunday, March 9th. The first show begins at 5:00 p.m., and the second show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $24-$28.
At FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, Mosaik, the Garrison/Paliga Octet, and Tammy McCann and the Reunion Orchestra perform. Doors open at 5pm, show's at 6pm. $15 minimum donation required. 21+
At Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., the Goran Ivanovic Trio, the Frank Catalano Band and the Daniel Bruce Trio play beginning at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. $15 minimum donation required. 21+
Three Dots and a Dash, 435 N. Clark St. (enter in the alley), hosts a book release party for Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's Potions of the Caribbean tonight from 6 to 9pm. Berry will be on hand signing books, and tiki master Paul McGee will be mixing drinks from the book. 21+
The Empty Bottle presents a screening of the documentary about Stones Throw Records, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The screening starts at 6:30pm, and tickets are $15. Full details and advance tickets available at the Empty Bottle Website. Empty Bottle: 1035 N. Western Avenue. (773) 276-3600.
The live lit series That's All She Wrote is back at The Savoy (1408 N. Milwaukee). This month's lineup features Diana Slickman, James Finn Garner, Edward Thomas-Herrera, and David Kodeski. Hosted as always by JH Palmer and Angela Benander. Stories begin at 8pm, make a dinner reservation to guarantee a seat. This is a free event.