Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gold, Jewels and Facets

It sounds like a dragon's treasure trove, but it's just ChiIL Mama's wacky work week...

Today, I had the pleasure of previewing The Field Museum's Gold Exhibit which will open this Friday and will run October 22-March 6th.   Where else can you see real Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Olympic Gold Medals, and The White Sox World Series Trophy in one room?!   We were even treated to lovely, golden harp music for the opening, without any attendant beanstalks or pesky giants.   

This exhibit combines history, mystery, poetry and science, all centered around that magical mineral, gold.   Kids can even step on a scale and find out what "worth your weight in gold" literally means.


The first people in the door were a lucky class of 5th graders from St. Paul-Our Lady of Vilna school in Pilsen, who have been studying gold.   The Field Museum gave them all heavy, "gold" medals, and chocolate gold coins, and the kids were suitably impressed with the exhibit.   It was quite fascinating, and we'll have a full feature up soon.

Tomorrow I'm going from gold to green, with a sneak peek at a new green Jewel that's opening on Southport in Lakeview.   We'll also show you how to save some gold with Jewel's penny for a pot promotion.   We made a great stir fry with their professional quality cookware the other day and have a fun photo shoot to share.

Then Friday we'll be at the opening night gala for the 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival.

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Radio Disney

Opening Night Gala Friday, October 22

Geoffrey Baer We want you to be part of the celebration when our 27th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival kicks off with an evening of family fun, fantastic food, and film, hosted by WTTW's Geoffrey Baer!

Come join us as we strap on our dancing shoes and pump up the volume with Radio Disney's Road Crew, then finish off the evening with some of the very best short films and feature previews from this year's Festival.

Friday, October 22
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
7:45 p.m. Film Presentation

Thorne Auditorium
375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
(corner of Chicago & Lake Shore Drive)

Available at garages around the auditorium

Films Screened:
Log Jam: "KFG No. 5" (Hungary) 2 min.
Ormie (Canada) 4 min.
One Shoe Blues (USA) 5 min.
Mobile (Germany) 7 min.
El Tux (USA) 7 min.
The Little Boy and the Beast (Germany) 7 min.
The Lost Thing (Australia) 15 min.

Plus trailers from some of the Festival's feature films!
Running Time: 60 minutes

Great Children's Films from all over the world are screening at Facets Multimedia and a number of other venues over the next two weekends for the public and for school groups during the week.   Check their web site HERE for show times, locations, prices and age guidelines.   We'll be volunteering at the box office this Saturday and next Sunday, so say hey on your way in or out.    Reservations and early arrival highly recommended.   These shows tend to sell out!

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