Weekender with Alison Cuddy

December 2, 2011

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The holiday season rolls around and I start yearning for bite-sized food. Wouldn't a diet of sliders, baby carrots and cake pops help prevent my usual seasonal over-indulgence? Apparently not according to this food curmudgeon! Still life in miniature has its appeals. There's no better way to test that theory than with a visit to Mrs. James Ward Thorne's Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Added incentive - every year they get all dressed up for the holidays. But if you're happier on the couch with a small snack or two hit up this cool interactive version of the Thorne Rooms. That's just one idea for your weekend - the rest are below!

Here are Weekender's top picks:

1. Letters from the Big Man

Screenings all weekend thru Dec 8th

Facets Cinémathèque 1517 W Fullerton Ave

Hear film critic Jonathan Miller's review here

 

2. Alternative Labeling Project

Friday 10am-4pm  Sunday Noon-4pm

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S Halsted

Hear artist and scholar Terri Kapsalis discuss the museum's newest label here

 

3. What's Your Art?

Saturday 12-5pm

Celebrating The Art Centers of Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St

 

 

4. Jerry Lee Lewis

Saturday 6:30pm

Congress Theater 2135 N Milwaukee Ave

Watch Jerry Lee Lewis rock out in a clip from 1957 here

 

 

5. 1st Annual Afro Latin Record Collectors Fair

Sunday 2-5:30pm

The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture 3015 W Division St

To find out more tune to Radio M tonight - one of the organizers of these events will be talking with host Tony Sarabia.

 

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