For the next week Facets Cinematheque is screening Milk in the Land, a 2008 documentary by Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum about the culture and politics that have shaped the milk industry. Through 3/12: Fri, Mon-Thu 7 and 9 PM; Sat-Sun 3, 5, 7, and 9 PM, Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton, 773-281-4114, $9 nonmembers, $5 members.

Theatre Mir presents The Arab-Israeli Cookbook, a play by Robin Soans based on interviews with Israelis and Palestinians. Set in restaurants, cafes, stores, and kitchens, the production explores their everyday lives as characters prepare traditional recipes onstage. Through 4/5: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph, 312-742-8497, $15-$23.

At this month’s installment of the Interview Show, Mark Bazer chats with Check, Please! creator David Manilow along with DePaul sociology prof Greg Scott and spoken-word artists Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. 6:30-8 PM, the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, $5.


The Spice House hosts a class with chef Kristine Subido of Wave exploring how to cook with and create spice-infused oils and syrups. The menu includes seared tuna, seafood salad with paprika and lemon-infused oil, garlic olive oil poached chicken, risotto with roasted porcini mushrooms and infused oil, and glazed strawberries with vanilla gelato and balsamic glaze. 2:30-4:30 PM, Wave, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-255-4460.

The 10th annual Jack Daniel’s Chili Cook-Off features 20 chilis for tasting, games, and drinks. Proceeds benefit the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. 2-6 PM, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 773-784-8565, $10.