LINCOLN PARK — There's no stoppin' the kids from rockin', if the money comes in this weekend, while the frogs are hoppin' and the Green City Market moves indoors.
But first, for parents still wondering what to do with many kids out of school on Friday (well, if you're not going Downtown for the Cubs' championship parade), the Chicago International Children's Film Festival has a full day of screenings. That Includes a new French live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast," set for 9:45 a.m. at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and the Israeli feature "Abulele," at 10:15 a.m., also at the Music Box. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids, $5 for members of Facets. Best of all for working parents is a workshop on "Telling a Story Through Computer Animation." It's an all-day event from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., limited to 10 kids 7 and older; it's $45, $40 for Facets members.
The local music-instruction nonprofit Foundations of Music holds its 28th annual Rock for Kids fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. Auction items include concert "super passes" to local shows including next year's Lollapalooza, as well as travel and ticket packages to festivals such as Coachella in California, with lots of other music stuff too. Norm Winer, programmer emeritus at WXRT-FM, is the 2016 honoree, with 'XRT morning host Lin Brehmer serving as master of ceremonies and Mike Smith of Bloodshot Records as DJ. Foundations of Music provides more than 7,000 Chicago Public Schools students with music education. "The auction has always been integral to [the foundation's] fundraising efforts, but recent events involving CPS budget cuts and the increasingly dire situation for at-risk youth in Chicago has made this year’s fundraising effort more important than ever," foundation spokeswoman Eleanor O'Hara said. Tickets are $150 at the door.
The Green City Market moves indoors for the winter this weekend, taking up residence at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Green City will continue to play host to 30 local vendors, as well as presentations by top Chicago chefs. The market shifts to Wednesday Nov. 23 ahead of Thanksgiving and Dec. 21 ahead of Christmas, but otherwise retains its Saturday schedule before returning outdoors in the West Loop and Lincoln Park May 6.
While you're at the Notebaert Museum, you might as well hop on into the new Frogs: A Carousel of Colors exhibit. It features 70 species of frogs and toads, as well as interactive touches such as a zipline mimicking the gliding path of tree frogs and a virtual dissection lab. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, with the last tickets sold at 4:30. They're $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors over 60, $6 for children 3-12.
Mathnasium holds its annual Trimathlon meet from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at its West DePaul Center, 1444 W. Fullerton Ave. Free and open to kids from second-graders to fifth-graders, it has three events: Magic Squares, awarding points for students developing their own math problems; The Counting Game, testing ability to count to, from and by any number; and Mental Math Workout, problems done without benefit of a scratch pad. All participants receive a goody bag, and Mathnasium will donate money to local schools on their behalf.
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