FOR PETE’S SAKE Get tickets already. Peter Pan opens at Lookingglass this
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 10.27.10 through Tue 11.02.10:
museums Jean-Michel Cousteau
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
galleries Mischief Weekend
Hyde Park Art Center’s weekend of sanctioned rabblerousing includes a full day of family-friendly activities, featuring a Lookingglass Theatre workshop, a scary movie film fest, and an installation by our new favorite artist, Michael Rea, among others.
GO: Oct 31 from 1 to 10 (a party the previous night runs from 7 to 11; $45). Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell. hydeparkart.org
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of plans from notable, in-the-know locals (a.k.a. people we like): Kate McGroarty, the 24-year-old Chicagoan and 2008 Northwestern grad chosen from some 1,500 applicants to live in the Museum of Science and Industry 24/7 from Oct 20 through Nov 18. We caught up with McGroarty to hear what’s on tap for her second weekend behind the scenes.
“On Friday night, I’m going to the Blackhawks game, and I’m going to ride the zamboni. I followed the Blackhawks all through their cup win, but I’ve never been to a game in person. Then on Saturday, since it’s Halloween weekend and there are all sorts of legends and stories about the museum being haunted, we’re inviting a paranormal team to come do readings on the Pioneer Zephyr and the U-505 submarine. That’s late Saturday night—the witching hours—after the museum is closed for the evening. On Sunday, before the museum opens, I’m having breakfast with the former astronaut Jim Lovell, who went on the Apollo 8 and 13 missions [they’ll dine near the Apollo 8 capsule, which, like Kate, lives at the museum]. I’m going to be so depressed when all of this is over. It’s the experience of a lifetime.”
GO: In addition to her afterhours activities, McGroarty has a full schedule of daytime appointments around the museum. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook, and read more about the Month at the Museum project.
Photograph: (Peter Pan: A Play) Sean Williams