Dinner & a Show: Sunday 9/12 | Bleader

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Show: Sleeping and Waking Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, an academic and artist (Jeff Allin) submits to an experimental procedure that saves his life but leaves him wondering why he bothered: as far as he can tell, the real man died on the operating table and the one who walked away has no idea what to do with his new lease on life.

3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm, Facets Cinematheque, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-281-4114, facets.org

Dinner: The Bristol The seasonal menu at this new arrival promises interesting variety at accessible prices, including a perfect pairing of grilled mackerel and romaine in the Caesar, and "Scotch olives," a mutation of a Scotch egg (a boiled egg encased in sausage and deep-fried) and Italian olives all’Ascolana (fat green olives stuffed with pork and veal and deep-fried).

2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555, thebristolchicago.com

Show: Everyone Else A mopey German architect (Lars Eidinger) and his irksome live-wire girlfriend (Birgit Minichmayr) spend a solitary vacation at a Sardinian villa, where their relationship gradually disintegrates. A patient, probing observer, writer-director Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees) has created a minutely detailed portrait of people so exclusive they wind up excluding each other.

4:45 pm, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600, siskelfilmcenter.org

Dinner: Sable Kitchen & Bar "Gastrolounge" in River North’s new Hotel Palomar, featuring food from chef Heather Terhune (Atwood Cafe) and inventive cocktails overseen by mixologist Mike Ryan (Violet Hour).

505 N. State, 312-755-9704, sablechicago.com

Performing Arts

Show: That Pretty Pretty, or the Rape Play Billy Bermingham is back. A bad boy of 1990s Chicago theater, thanks mainly to his Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack, Bermingham has re-emerged to direct Sheila Callaghan's eccentric, angry, daring, profane, sometimes wildly funny comic drama about a pair of blood-thirsty sisters on a murderous rampage against pro-life activists and an equally blood-thirsty playwright writing a play about a pair of blood-thirsty sisters.

7 pm, Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton, 773-871-9046, $15-$20

Dinner: Gloria's Cafe Reopened under new ownership (with an actual Gloria at the helm) this little Colombian joint is putting out lovingly made home-style plates, along with more casual coffeehouse-oriented bites and drinks (sandwiches, juices, smoothies).

3300 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-342-1050

Lit & Lectures

Show: Come Home Chicago Don De Grazia and Matt Martin host an evening of readings, storytelling, music, and comedy. With readings by journalist Alex Kotlowitz (Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago et al), fiction writer Cynthia Morrison Phoel (Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories)

6-10 pm, Underground Wonder Bar, 10 E. Walton St., 312-266-7761, undergroundwonderbar.com, free, 21+

Dinner: Molive A winding hall transports you from the conservative Whitehall Hotel lobby to this cozy dining room with the feel of an exotic nightclub, complete with animal-skin upholstery and dim lighting.

107 E. Delaware Pl., 312-573-6300

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