Fittest loser
Article posted: 11/3/2012 6:00 AM

Weekend picks: See those pumpkins fly!

Buy this photo Buy this photo
next prev 5 of 6
   

Alex Mathew, left, and Nic McAdams load a jack-o'-lantern onto the trebuchet during a previous pumpkin launch at Century Park in Vernon Hills.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Lino Tagliapietra's "Fenice," represented by the Schantz Galleries, is one of the objects featured in the SOFA Chicago 2012 at Navy Pier.

The Indigo Girls are set to play the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is set to perform at Zanies locations in Chicago, St. Charles and Rosemont.

Associated Press File Photo

Gallery Image

A dancer with Sunny U Cultural and Education Center Performing Arts Group Dance Showcase performs in "The Broomcorn is Red -- Harvest Time is Here" at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 3.

See a variety of miniature military figurines at Cantigny's Toy Soldier Show.

Courtesy of Cantigny

About this Article

See how physics and pumpkins combine (especially when hurled by trebuchets!) at two weekend events: The Pumpkin Launch at Century Park Sled Hill in Vernon Hills and the Annual Pumpkin Drop at Keith Mione Community Park in Mundelein. The Indigo Girls bring their literate folk-rock to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora Saturday. Opposites attract in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," now in previews at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie.
prev next
    • Alex Mathew, left, and Nic McAdams load a jack-o’-lantern onto the trebuchet during a previous pumpkin launch at Century Park in Vernon Hills.
    • Lino Tagliapietra’s “Fenice,” represented by the Schantz Galleries, is one of the objects featured in the SOFA Chicago 2012 at Navy Pier.
    • The Indigo Girls are set to play the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    • Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is set to perform at Zanies locations in Chicago, St. Charles and Rosemont.
    • A dancer with Sunny U Cultural and Education Center Performing Arts Group Dance Showcase performs in “The Broomcorn is Red — Harvest Time is Here” at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    • See a variety of miniature military figurines at Cantigny’s Toy Soldier Show.
    Galleries by Category