5 Things to Do This Weekend: Ritmo del Mar, Opera Premiere

A performance by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. (Matt Karas)A performance by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. (Matt Karas)

1. Applaud

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See new and signature choreography from 10 diverse dance companies at the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project’s Sans Pareil concert. Launched in 2019, the project celebrates the impact and legacy of Chicago-based Black choreographers.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. (youth show) or 6 p.m. Sunday at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. $25 general; $10 for students and seniors (62+) / MAP

2. Screen

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Community Film Workshop of Chicago is hosting a Short Film Screening featuring works by female filmmakers from the South Side of Chicago. A Q&A will follow.

Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 6200 S. Drexel Ave., 2nd floor. Free / MAP

3. Imagine

The Chicago Opera Theater blends biography, history and sci-fi elements in the world premiere of The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing.” The opera explores the life, death and legacy of Turing, who was instrumental in cracking enemy codes during WWII but died after being chemically castrated for being gay.

Details: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. $50-165 / MAP

4. Meow

Calling all cat lovers. POP Cats promises “a cat wonderland” with feline-themed art, music, vendors and photo-ops. Meet adoptable kitties or bring your own along for the adventure.

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. $25-50 adult; $15-40 child / MAP

5. Salsa

Enjoy Latin music, culture and cuisine at Shedd Aquarium’s inaugural Ritmo del Mar. The adults-only evening features live performances, dance classes and sea life presentations in English and Spanish. Learn more in our “Latino Voices” conversation.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive. $39.95 non-Chicago residents; $19.95 Chicago residents; $14.95 members / MAP

(Courtesy of Shedd Aquarium)(Courtesy of Shedd Aquarium)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.

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