Show: Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience “More than a decade in the making, James Cameron’s 3-D fantasy about a colony of human astronauts hoping to plunder an alien rainforest represents a quantum leap in movie magic,” writes J.R. Jones. “Watching it, I began to understand how people in 1933 must have felt when they saw King Kong.”

Midnight, Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, 700 E. Grand, 312-595-5629; there are also non-IMAX 3D Avatar midnight shows all over the city.

Dinner: Sayat Nova Cavelike Armenian restaurant that draws adventurous diners for interesting low-budget fare.

157 E. Ohio, 312-644-9159