The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., welcomes those VHS hoarders, Everything Is Terrible!, who will regale the audience with some short-length subjects before a screening of their 2012 film Doggie Woggiez! Poochie Woochiez!, a remake of Jodorowski's Holy Mountain ... but with dogs. The screening is tonight at 6pm. Box Office: (312) 846-2085.
The Chicago Latino Film Festival runs April 4-17. Films primarily screen at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., as well as the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.; see the full schedule for showtimes and locations.
Block Cinema at Northwestern, 40 Arts Circle Dr., presents Moroccan Chronicles: The Films of Moumen Smihi, April 10-11 and 17-18. Tonight's screenings are The East Wind and The Unlucky Man, at 7pm. Director Smihi will be present. Admission is free.
The ninth annual Black Playwrights Festival runs April 8-13 at the Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St. Each night showcases a different playwright; tonight features Wendell Etherly's The Inheritance at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 per night, or $50 for a festival pass. Call the box office at 773-769-4451.
Curbside Splendor celebrates the release of three new books with Words+Music at The Empty Bottle. The "words" on the night's agenda will be provided by authors Bill Hillman (The Old Neighborhood), Megan Stielstra (Once I Was Cool), and Tim Kinsella (Let Go and Go On and On) and special guests Irvine Welsh and Tony Fitzpatrick. Walking Bicycles and More Gorgeous provide the music. RSVP to get in for free, or pay $8 at the door. 21+.