• North Face


Show: North Face Writer-director Philipp Stölzl dramatizes the 1936 attempt of four climbers to scale the deadly north face of Mount Eiger in the Swiss Alps, and the result is terrifically suspenseful even if one already knows the outcome. See our in-depth North Face review for more.

4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm, Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604

Dinner: Mixteco Grill “Based on the name and the looks of the place, you might take Mixteco Grill for a nicer-than-normal diner, acceptable if unambitious. Don’t be fooled: this is a restaurant set on greatness. The menu is pan-Mexican, featuring Oaxacan moles, Pueblan salsas, Guerrerense meats, and other regional specialties,” writes David Hammond. The cochinita pibil made our list of the best Chicago dishes of 2009.

1601 W. Montrose Ave., 773-868-1601