Members of the Chicago Storytelling Guild will tell tales, authors will give away signed copies of their books and Kenwood Academy seniors will bicker over who gets to dress up as one of Maurice Sendak’s characters from “Where the Wild Things Are.”
“We usually have the kids from Kenwood dress up and they end up fighting over what they want to be,” joked Tara Baldridge, one of the organizers of the annual event. “I imagine most of them will want to fight over the Wild Thing because the little kids love it.”
Curious George, Strega Nona and other children’s book characters will also make an appearance from noon to 5 p.m. Mother Goose will also be on hand to tell “fractured fairy tales,” like the story of the three little pigs from the wolf’s perspective.
“They’re fairy tales with a little twist,” Baldridge said.
A DJ will play music for kids and the Hyde Park School of Dance and Kenwood Jazz Band will perform.
The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, events will move indoors to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.