Dave Seagren and his Tropical Sound Steel Pan bring the spirit
of the Caribbean Islands to life with a variety of tropical music
styles including reggae, calypso, socca, Latin and pop. Experience
the sound of the Caribbean as Dave plays his steel drum or "PAN,"
an instrument hand crafted from a fifty-five gallon steel oil
Celebrate the Year of the Snake with crafts, snacks, and special
Stanley Lambchop wants to travel the world to escape his
ordinary life. One night, a bulletin board falls right on top of
Stanley and he wakes up really flat. Recommended for kids 3-10.
The Northwestern University Symphonic Band celebrates a variety
of music and sound in this concert for kids.
All-ages, all-city celebration of Chicago's new and emerging
artists of the hip hop generation. Includes film, music
videos, and a poetry/storytelling slam in addition to $10
fade haircuts, a Hip Hop Art Gallery and a Hip Hop Boutique and
some of Chicago's best DJs. Plus a B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle.
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to
transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where
imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of
manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired
by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the
exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and
machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a
matchbox car, just to name a few.
The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a
Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the
design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The
bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning
opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional
representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.
Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel,
with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones,
using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a
reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion
instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how
music makes you feel
Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private
collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of
his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and
his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and
multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a
chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens.
View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early
century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories
and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles
and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.