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Watch a GIANT rise in the lobby at 5:30pm as our staff assembles the “Rusty Finnegan” sculpture by Michael Ferris Jr. Standing at over 9 ft. tall, and wearing size 16 sneakers. From 4pm to 8pm enjoy a special Maria Burk jewelry trunk show in the Museum Store, enjoy refreshments and shop the Illinois State Museum Store. At 6:30 p.m. listen to live music by Finnegans Wake in the Museum’s lower level Thorne Deuel Auditorium. Bill Furry, John Van Orman, and Bill Rintz play traditional Irish, English, Scottish, and American Folk Music. Guests may also wish to investigate the museum’s many galleries, and to visit the recently opened exhibition “Figurism,” now on display in the second floor galleries.