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Sunday picks: Last chance for Kohl Children's Museum's 'Wizard of Oz' exhibit

Colorful puppets are part of

Colorful puppets are part of

 

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See more than 2 million colorful lights at the annual “ZooLights” celebration at Lincoln Park Zoo.

See more than 2 million colorful lights at the annual "ZooLights" celebration at Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

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By Scott Morgan Laura Stewart

Off to see the wizard
Step into the magical world of Dorothy, Toto, the scarecrow and other characters from author L. Frank Baum's fictional world of Oz during the final day of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. See original illustrations that helped inspire designs for the 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland. Kids can explore Dorothy's farm, use Oz character puppets, explore how the heart works with the tin man and much more. Admission is $8.50-$9.50; kids younger than 1 admitted free. (847) 832-6600 or kohlchildrensmuseum.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

Winter Wonderfest
Celebrate the winter season at the 12th annual Winter Wonderfest in Festival Hall at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Highlights include indoor ice skating, holiday decor, inflatable slides, music and more. Admission is free. Note: There are fees for some activities. Visit navypier.com. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

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Elmhurst Artists' Guild
Members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild showcase their newest works of art at the EAG Winter Members' Show in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. More than 50 entries in a wide variety of media will be on display, and nearly all of the artwork is for sale. Admission is $3-$5; kids younger than 5 admitted free. On Fridays, museum admission is free. Exhibit runs through Friday, Jan. 18. Visit elmhurstartistsguild.org. Regular exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

'Potted Potter' ending
See the final performances of "Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff," a 70-minute stage spoof of the seven "Harry Potter" novels, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $39.95-$99.95. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

'Pygmalion' centennial
BoHo Theatre and Stage Left Theatre begin 2013 by collaborating on a joint production of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" in celebration of the play's centennial. Stage Left artistic director Vance Smith uses the script produced in 1913, before Shaw adapted it for the 1938 film and long before it inspired Alan Jay Lerner's book and lyrics for "My Fair Lady." Mouzam Makkar stars as Eliza Dolittle opposite Steve O'Connell's Henry Higgins. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $20, $25. (773) 975-8150 or bohotheatre.com or stagelefttheatre.com. Preview at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6; the show opens Thursday, Jan. 10

Last weekend for 'ZooLights'
This is the final weekend for this season's "ZooLights" celebration at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago. This family-oriented event features 2 million colorful lights, with lighted animal characters and glittering light tunnels. Other highlights include ice sculpting demonstrations, food, crafts and more. Free. (312) 742-2000 or lpzoo.org. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

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