Automata: Miniature Mechanized Narratives.
Courtesy of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Do you know what an automaton is? It’s a little scene that comes to life, traditionally with clockwork mechanisms, but, today, often with a crank that the viewer is invited to wind up to bring the scene to life him or herself. At this exhibit, you’ll see more than 40 of these charming lil’ creations. Watch a heart use friction to rotate a series of spheres in “Love Makes the World Go Round,” or watch a figurine “levitate” in Pierre Mayer’s “Fechner’s Levitation on Stool.” This exhibit is from the collection of metalsmith Michael Croft, and includes the whimsical, clever work of 23 contemporary artists. Showing through Jan. 27. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays and major holidays. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. $9 GA, $8 senior, $6 students and youth 4 to 17. Details here.
Halloween Event at The Fox.
Join the ghosts and ghouls at The Fox Theatre for their spooky Halloween event including the original Halloween Film (1978). This year marks the 40th anniversary of the classic horror movie starring Donald Pleasence, Jaime Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. To make a whole evening out of the show, join events in the lobby from 6 to 7 p.m. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. For those who really want to keep the fun going, there will be a Ghost Hunt at 9:30 p.m. to midnight where you can hunt ghosts in the dark and empty Fox Theatre armed with paranormal hunting equipment. Tickets for the film are $5, tickets for the Ghost Hunt are $25. Pick your poison! 17 W Congress St. Details here.
Sugar Skulls Decorating.
Courtesy of Quincie Douglas Library.
We are officially in the season where one holiday seems to lead right into the next, so if you are done with Halloween and can't wait for Día de los Muertos to roll around, this is the event for you! Decorate your very own sugar skull with sequins, feathers, glitter and more at the Quincie Douglas Library. All supplies will be provided, but the event is first come first served. 1585 E. 36 Street. 3:30-5:30 pm. Free. Details here.
Lowe's Food Truck Roundup.
There is some sacred unwritten rule that says food from a truck is delicious, it's just a rule. Well today you are in luck because a whole bunch of food trucks are going to park up in one spot for one yummy traffic jam. Food trucks in attendance will include Meatball Madness, Haus of Brats, Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food and Don Pedro's Peruvian Bistro. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. at 4075 W Ina Rd. Details here.
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Events compiled by Brianna Lewis, Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.