Join the University of Chicago‘s Oriental Institute in welcoming a unique exhibit to Chicago on Saturday, February 28 from 1-3PM! This interactive exhibit, aptly titled “Secret of the Mummies,” will allow children of all ages (adults included, and encouraged!) to see how a mummies are wrapped in prepariation for the afterlife. Not only will the lovely Oriental Institute staff be happy to explain how everything is done, they would like you to do it with them! That’s right folks, this may be the only opportunity you’ll ever have to interact with a simulation mummy dummy in the flesh, so don’t miss out!
This creepy encounter is absolutely FREE and open to the public for ONE DAY ONLY, so grab some friends and head on down!
For a map of the Oriental Institute, click here!
No, this isn’t the invitation to a bee-bop competition. It is to warn you that possibly the scariest movie of the past decade is out now, and preparing for a run at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The Babadook, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, will forever make you afraid to crack open those old children’s books of yours. From February 27 to March 5, test your will to withstand the scary.
This isn’t no Paranormal Activity 6 or Insidious 4. The Babadook tells the story of a single mother caring for her six year old son, and the pressures of life that start to plague them both. These are made exponentially worse (or caused by???) a children’s book the mother finds and reads to her son. From that point on, things begin spiraling out of control in any number of supernatural ways. Learning the tricks of the trade from Lars von Trier, Jennifer Kent took full advantage of her first feature film. Don’t believe me? See the trailer here and judge for yourself.
The Babadook will be featured at the Gene Siskel Film Center from February 27 to March 5 with show times varying by day. To read more about the movie, as well as check show dates and times, please follow the link here. To pre-purchase tickets online, click the link here.