As if our Twincy: FilmTown™ wasn’t already robust enough, local filmmakers take over the New Hope Cinema Grill this weekend and next with a selection of 7-minute films made especially for the non-profit volunteer-run Z-Fest. Now in its ninth go-around, the festival includes robust 20-film screenings, a trailers contest (check them out!) and then a follow-up fancy awards ceremony. March 2nd & March 9th. 8:30 & 10:15 PM. $10-25.Curt Stanski

New Hope Cinema Grill, 2749 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope;