Movies

Show: My Dog Tulip “Some dog lovers have the irksome habit of projecting themselves onto their pets, but this exceptional animated feature proceeds from the opposite impulse: its elderly narrator is so awestruck by the otherness of his beloved German shepherd that the animal becomes a thing of beauty and wonder,” writes J.R. Jones.

6:15 pm, 8 pm Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., 312-846-2600, siskelfilmcenter.org

Dinner: Simply Thalia Sibling to West Town’s Thalia Spice, the pan-Asian Simply Thalia has done a booming business with Loop office workers after moving into the renovated pedway beneath Block 37. The reason’s obvious: in a stretch overrun by chains, it offers crisp ingredients and freshly prepared dishes.

108 N. State St., 312-750-9098