Women in the Director's Chair'a 22nd Annual International Film & Video Festival runs March 14-23 at various venues. Visit www.widc.org for details. We've also got a preview piece in Windy City Times this week. Opening night is March 14, with Home Girls 6:30 p.m., Opening night reception 8:30 p.m., Sisters in Cinema 9 p.m., LaSalle Theatre, 4901 W. Irving Pk. Rd, (773) 907-0610. Also in WCT, features on the Jessica Lange film Normal on HBO this weekend, as well as an interview with the gay exec. producer of Six Feet Under.
This Sat., March 15 is the 14th annual International Women's Day Dance, 'Old School vs. New School,' 8 p.m.-1 am., Hyatt Regency McCormick, 2233 S. King Dr., $35/$45 at door, Literary Exchange, (773) 509-6881. Tix also at Women & Children First. Music, food, vendors, and more.
The National Council on Aging and American Society on Aging joint conference this week in Chicago features sessions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex elders through March 16. Call (800) 537-9728, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St., www.agingconference.org .
Northern Trust Bank and the DePaul University College of Law and the Center for the Study of Race and Bioethics present Confronting the AIDS Crisis in Chicago: People of Color at Risk, a Friday, March 14, breakfast conference featuring Lora Branch of the Chicago Dept. of Public Health, Mark Ishuag and Grisel Robles of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Frank Oldham, Martin Gonzales-Rojas of CALOR and Dr. Rob Garofalo of Children's Memorial Hospital. Closing remarks by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Call to RSVP, 8 a.m. til noon, 50 S. LaSalle St., (312) 362-6229.
Friday, March 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theater, About Face Theater presents poet cin salach & ten tongues, $8, 10:30 p.m., 220 E. Chicago.
University of Chicago marks 25 years in film: feminism and sexual identity in Su Friedrich's filmmaking, March 14, 12:15 p.m., Center for Gender Studies, 5733 S. University Ave., (773) 702-9936.
Windy City Media Group is bringing your favorite Big Goddesses to Circuit, March 27-29; (773) 871-7610, www.WindyCityTimes.com . Marcia Wilkie, Paula Killen, Lisa Buscani, C.C. Carter, cin salach, and so many more!
Happy St. Pat's day—see calendar for events.