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Taste of Latin America

Chicago, Ill.


Visitors enjoy food from countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. Plus, cooking demonstrations, an eclectic world music lineup, kids' activity tent, and arts and crafts.

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 2-3
Cost: Check website

Very Important Rocker concert

The James Hotel | Chicago, Ill.


Join non-profit Common Threads and top-selling kindie artists including Ralph’s World, Brady Rymer, Happiness Club and Laura Doherty & Jeanie B from the Kindie All-Stars in a special acoustic concert. Plus, meet and greet with the artists, healthy cooking demos from Common Threads and samples form Lifeway and Quaker. RSVP to


When: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Cost: $10 family donation suggested

Making History: Toys and Tinkering

Quilombo Cultural Center | Chicago, Ill.


Lincoln Logs, Ludwig drums and Harmony guitars were all made and shipped along the Bloomingdale Rail Line. Learn about the rich manufacturing history and make some ingenious toys and musical instruments to take home. Part of Trail Mix, a free monthly series of family events and conversations about The 606.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

MARVEL Weekend

Hollywood Palms Cinema | Naperville, Ill.


Celebrate the opening weekend of "The Guardians of the Galaxy" with comic drawing classes, CGI photo ops, comic legend appearances and more. Tickets for classes need to be purchased in advance.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free; cost for comic book class

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour

WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders Tour |


Event features movements and songs by the Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and dialogic reading by WTTW’s tour manager, Mr. Brandon. Plus, interactive games that helps create excitement about reading. Following every 60 minute show, WTTW gives each child a bag comprised of special learning materials, resources for parents and caregivers, and a book. Check website for locations throughout the summer.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van


The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that includes stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education.  Each performance is lead by Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s Mr. Brandon. Plus, an appearance and photo op with Arthur. Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which has a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: Free

Much Ado About Nothing

Midsommer Flight | Chicago, Ill.


This Midsommer Flight show runs in conjunction with the Chicago Park District from July 19-Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Performances will be st Schreiber Park, 1552 W. Schreiber Ave. from July 19-27; Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. from Aug. 2-10; and Touhy Park, 7438 N. Paulina St. from Aug. 16-24. For more information visit


When: 6 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Cost: Free
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