Free events US Pizza Museum
When: Now extended through December 30, 2018 Fridays 5-8 p.m, Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free with required online reservation for timed entry. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, December 8 from 7–9 p.m.: Competition Kitchen
A cooking competition card game! – Imagine playing “Chopped” or “Iron Chef” – with no clean up afterward! Join the creators, Kevin Reader and Joe Gennaro of The Nerdologues, to learn how to play with a pizza twist. Featuring Secret Ingredients from: Ina Garten, Graham Elliot, J. Kenji López-Alt, Richard Blais, Marc Summers and more! Free tickets available.
Saturday, December 15 from 7–9 p.m.: Apizzaclypse Now, LIVE: Home Alone
“A lovely cheese pizza, just for me.” Those were the words of 8-year-old Kevin McCallister when he finally got a pizza all for himself in John Hughes’ 1990 hit film, Home Alone. Join Alan Metoskie (FOX’s The Exorcist) and Kendall Bruns (U.S. Pizza Museum Founder & Director) as they discuss this Chicago-based Christmas classic in front of a live audience. Free tickets available.
About the museum
The US Pizza Museum is the first full-fledged showcase that preserves and interprets pizza-related items in both a present-day and historical context.
The U.S. Pizza Museum features pizza-themed ephemera, including menus, rare pizza boxes, vinyl records, vintage ads, toys, video games, and more. Pizza-related souvenirs, including clothing and original works by independent artists, will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
“As America’s favorite food, pizza provides an easy entry point to learn about history, pop culture, and the people behind the pizza. We expect the exhibits to have a nostalgic effect on viewers, and I’m thrilled to work with Roosevelt Collection to bring it to life,” said founder Kendall Bruns.
Special events coming in the future
Throughout the summer, the Roosevelt Collection and U.S. Pizza Museum partner to offer a series of special events including art activities, book signings, dough-making demonstrations, pizza parties, and mobile pizzerias parked outside of the museum. A full schedule will be announced soon.
About the Roosevelt Collection
The Roosevelt Collection is the mall located just west of the Target on Roosevelt Road. Directory.