Sleep over at the zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo invites you to sleep over with the animals Friday night. You’ll get to see the animals settle in for the night before you do the same. Dinner is included. Register here. The sleepover is $70, $60 for members. If you want to stay just for the evening, it’s $35.
See a movie with Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman, who plays the government-hating Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec, is spending the night at The Music Box Theatre to celebrate the launch of his new book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. After a reading and Q&A, he’ll introduce one of his favorite movies, Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, which he saw at the Music Box when he was living here as an actor in the 1990s.
Then, see some funny movies
The third annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival runs this weekend at the Showplace ICON Theater at 1011 South Delano Ct E, not far from Roosevelt Road and State Street. The festival was started after organizers became frustrated that the established film fest circuit often snubbed comedies. The films range from a minute to full features. You can plan your trip using the schedule here.
— Emily Stone, Patch.com