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
Friday 10am-4pm Sunday Noon-4pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S Halsted3. What’s Your Art?
Celebrating The Art Centers of Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St
Congress Theater 2135 N Milwaukee Ave
Watch Jerry Lee Lewis rock out in a clip from 1957 here5. 1st Annual Afro Latin Record Collectors Fair
The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture 3015 W Division St
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