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Chinese New Year Celebration

Des Plaines History Center | Des Plaines, Ill.

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with crafts, snacks, and special surprises.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $3, $2 members


Genesee Theatre | Waukegan, Ill.

Cinderella is presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, at (800) 982-2787 or

When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $32.50-$52.50

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Winnetka Theatre Especially for Kids | Winnetka, Ill.

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.

When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $12; call (847) 604-0275 or visit

Kids Fare: Band Illusions

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Ill.

The Northwestern University Symphonic Band celebrates a variety of music and sound in this concert for kids.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $6, $4 kids

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

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.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

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

Cost: Free with admission
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