5 things to do for $5 (or less) in the suburbs over the next week

 
 
Updated 1/31/2018 12:30 PM
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  • Luis Gnecco plays poet and fugitive politician Pablo Neruda in "Neruda." The 2016 Chilean film is screened as part of College of Lake County's International Film Series in Grayslake.

    Luis Gnecco plays poet and fugitive politician Pablo Neruda in "Neruda." The 2016 Chilean film is screened as part of College of Lake County's International Film Series in Grayslake. Courtesy of The Orchard

  • Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a detective in "Neruda." The 2016 Chilean film is screened as part of the College of Lake County's International Film Series.

    Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a detective in "Neruda." The 2016 Chilean film is screened as part of the College of Lake County's International Film Series. Courtesy of The Orchard

Poetic pursuit

Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a detective in hot pursuit of the Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda in "Neruda." The acclaimed 2016 Chilean film is screened as part of an International Film Series in Room C105 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Free. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R. (847) 543-2300 or jlcenter.clcillinois.edu. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2

Coming attractions

See snippets of narrative features, documentaries, animated shorts and more at a special Sneak Preview event to promote the Geneva Film Festival, which takes place in March. It's at Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., Geneva. $5. (630) 232-4542 or rectrac.genevaparks.org. 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2

History and heritage

The Black History Family Festival features a keynote speech by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, craft projects, a performance by the Chicago West Community Music Center and more at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Free. (847) 742-2411 or gailborden.info/bhff. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

Big screen bowl

Join a big theater crowd to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl Party hosted by the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Free; $3 food and domestic draft beer; $1 hot dogs for kids. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4

Taraneh Alidoosti, left, and Shahab Hosseini star in "The Salesman," the Academy Award-winning 2016 Iranian film that involves actors performing in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." It's screened at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Taraneh Alidoosti, left, and Shahab Hosseini star in "The Salesman," the Academy Award-winning 2016 Iranian film that involves actors performing in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." It's screened at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. - Courtesy of Cohen Media Group/Amazon Studios
Iranian 'Salesman'

Two Iranian actors performing in a production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" face a horrifying incident in director Asghar Farhadi's drama "The Salesman." This 2016 Academy Award-winning film is screened at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Free. In Persian with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7

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