"Hollywood: Legend and Reality," an exhibition at the Natural History Museum, has strong kid appeal--namely C3PO and Yoda. But just to sweeten things, the museum is scheduling special events such as makeup workshops and costume contests.
Today at 1 p.m., professional makeup artist Chuck Armijo will conduct a parent/child workshop in character makeup. Children will be transformed into clowns and animals as Armijo guides their parents in the step-by-step process of applying face paints and powders. The workshop begins at 1 p.m. in the Times Mirror Conference Room and costs $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration is not required; children must be accompanied by a parent.
In two weeks, the museum is sponsoring a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest for children, 4 to 14. Pint-size Chaplins will compete in three age categories; winners will receive family passes to Universal Studios. Contestants and their families should converge at noon outside the east entrance, near the rose garden.
After the contest, some of Chaplin's films will be shown at the museum's Jean Delacour Auditorium. The contest and films are free; reservations not required. Information: (213) 744-3342.