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Avast! "Talk Like a Pirate" This Saturday At The Field Museum

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 17, 2009 4:00PM

Photo courtesy The Field Museum

It's Thursday which means it's time to start planning for the weekend. And not just for you, but for the entire family. Luckily for you, Saturday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. And luckily for you, the Field Museum - who has a thing for pirates - is all over it. There will be treasure hunts, sword-fights by Lifeline Theater’s Treasure Island cast members, an appearance by Navy Pier’s mascot Patch the Pirate Dog, and crafts for the kids. The fun runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

One note: tickets for the Field Museum's Real Pirates can sell out quick and museum admission is included in the price ($23), so if you want to view that exhibit, be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time.