Family Friendly: Juggling, stunts in store at Flying Fool Show
The Flying Fool, Ken Schultz, will be juggling bowling balls and riding his unicycles Aug. 26 at the Skokie Public Library.
Updated: August 23, 2012 11:40AM
Young audience members are advised not to come too close to the stage during the Flying Fool Show, 3 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
“I’m allergic to kids,” jovial, juggling comedian Ken Schultz said.
When he’s not warning them away, Schultz is doing what he considers one of his unique stunts.
“I’m one of the few jugglers that does kid juggling,” he said.
He will also juggle bowling balls and rubber chickens, and ride unicycles — a small one and one 6 feet high.
Schultz acquired the moniker the Flying Fool when he was in high school, performing with three friends.
“I’m the remaining fool. The other guys have gone on to get real jobs,” Schultz declared. Then he added, “Actually they haven’t. One’s a stilt walker, one’s a professional magician and another’s an actor.”
Schultz has been a full-time Flying Fool since 1983.
For details, call (847) 324-3149 or visit www.skokielibrary.info.
Dash to Bash
A carnival, music, classic car show and a film festival are a few highlights of Skokie’s Backlot Bash, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Aug. 25; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 on Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie avenues. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be sold.
For details, call (847) 674-1500 or visit www.backlotbash.com.
Don’t feed it
Ignore the hungry look on the face of the literary star during storytime at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 or 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Village Crossing Shopping Center Barnes & Noble, 5405 Touhy Ave., Skokie. Before he makes his appearance, you and your children will learn what happens, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
For details, call (847) 329-8460 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com
A young journalist and his dog have a series of adventures after buying a model of a sailing ship in “The Adventures of Tintin.” The PG-rated film will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. A treat will be served.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or visit www.nileslibrary.org.
Parents and children can practice golfing skills together during Family Fun Night 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Oakton Driving Range, 2800 W. Oakton Ave., Park Ridge. There will be special rates for balls of buckets plus giveaways. There must be a minimum of three people in your group. Reservations are required.
For details, call (847) 692-3580 or visit www.prparks.org/facilities/oakton-driving-range.~.