In conjunction with “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum and in anticipation of the new Disney film “Oz the Great and Powerful”, Radio Disney presents an Evening of Oz. on March 8 at the museum on 2100 Patriot Blvd. in Glenview.
The evening includes contests and dancing from 7 to 8 p.m.; admission to the exhibits exploring L. Frank Baum's classic tale; a light Oz-inspired dinner with kid-friendly items; the chance to dress up as their favorite Oz character; san opportunity to enter to win tickets for sneak previews to the opening of the PG-rated “Oz the Great and Powerful” starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams.
Kohl’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, which opened in September, features the artwork of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film as well as Disney’s upcoming release. The exhibit brings L. Frank Baum’s classic story to life with interactive tornado video displays, a Land of the Muchkins costume and puppet station, the Wicked Witch’s Castle and more.
“The various sections of the exhibit focus on various content areas, including science, math, storytelling and the arts,” Museum President and CEO Sheridan Turner explains about the display which provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow’s illustrations.
Tickets are $12 for museum members and $18 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit tickets.kohlchildrensmuseum.org or call 847-832-6600.
In Evanston, Northwestern University is screening Benjamin Avila’s 2012 film “Clandestine Childhood” about a 12-year-old boy finding love amid the military dictatorship of 1970’s Argentina at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1; abstract painter Agnes Martin’s 1976 minimal narrative “Gabriel”; and Ben Shapiro’s 2012 profile “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8.
All three films will be screened in the James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati Auditorium at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on 40 Arts Circle Drive. General admission is $6 or $4 for seniors, students, and museum members, Northwestern faculty and staff. For more information, call 847-491-4000 or visit the Block Cinema website at www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema.