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Taste of Greece on LaSalle Street

Chicago, Ill.

Includes traditional Greek food, beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks, Greek pastries, live Greek music by the John Linardakis Band, Greek dancing, children's games, souvenir shop, and tours of the Cathedral.

When: 4-11 p.m. June 27; noon-11 p.m. June 28-29
Cost: $2

McAninch Arts Center – College of DuPage presents The Troll Booth!

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

The Troll Booth!, a script inspired by improvisation, where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears, and the Three Little Pigs. For the entire family, actors encourage everyone to participate resulting in a lively ‘no-shushing’ experience.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Celebrate Pets!

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Girls enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets-including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet's one-of-a-kind style. Plus, take home a special book and a set of Crayola Fabric Markers. Reservations required.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

Kids Nite Out

The Kids Table | Chicago, Ill.

Kids make their own dinner and enjoy a post-meal activity such as a food-themed craft, games, yoga or a movie. June 7, 13, 21 and 28.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $40

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Ill.

Features autograph sessions, photo opportunities and meet-and-greets with more than 50 sports superstars. Fans can also enjoy opportunities to see and purchase rare and collectible memorabilia from more than 200 vendors. Appearances and autograph opportunities include: A salute to Wrigley’s 100th anniversary featuring more than 25 former Chicago Cubs; baseball greats and fan favorites, including former Chicago White Sox; and Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Rod Carew and Robin Yount; football’s biggest names, including Chicago Bears Jared Allen, Kyle Fuller and Kyle Long; superstars Cam Newton, Tim Brown, Bo Jackson, Eddie Lacy and Percy Harvin; and rookies Blake Bortles, Michael Sam and Aaron Donald;basketball and hockey stars, including former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spur Tony Parker, Utah Jazz Trey Burke, and former Detroit Red Wings Darren McCarty and Dino Ciccarelli.

When: 4:30-9 p.m. June 27; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29
Cost: $10, $5 kids 10 and under, free kids 3 and under

Superhero Magic Show with Mister Kipley

Des Plaines Public Library | Des Plaines, Ill.


Mr. Kipley (and his superhero sidekick) are sure to wow with their magic feats. And the audience gets to help out to -- by catching bad guys, perfecting their super powers, and using high-tech gadgets to fend off a UFO invasion.

When: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Play Nintendo Kids Tour

Woodfield Mall | Schaumburg, Ill.


The event brings a giant video game playground to life and give attendees the opportunity to play popular Nintendo 2DS games featuring favorite characters, such as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi’s New Island, Pokémon X and Mario Kart 7. Attendees will also have the chance to meet costumed Nintendo characters.

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 27-28; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29
Cost: Free

Tree House Tales

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled, educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission

Circus Zirkus

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.

Cost: Free with admission

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

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