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Westfield Old Orchard Ice Skating

Westfield Old Orchard | Skokie, Ill.

A skating rink near Bloomingdales opens Nov. 20 (weather permitting). There will be special performances on Sundays and Tuesdays, along with live DJs on Saturday evenings.

When: 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $1, $3 skate rental

Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate

Allstate Arena | Rosemont, Ill.

This action-packed, all-new show features a magical montage of celebrations and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in the celebration of the century. Performances run Jan. 22-26 at Allstate Arena and Jan. 29-Feb. 9 at United Center. Visit disneyonice.com for more information.

 

 

Cost: $12-$75

The Bully Show

AlphaBet Soup Productions | Lombard, Ill.

Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message. Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling & Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show. Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $7-$10, depending on venue

That's Weird, Grandma

Barrel of Monkeys | Chicago, Ill.

Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble, conducts creative writing workshops with 3rd-5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools and turns their stories and words into professionally-performed theater, presented both in-school - and for the general public through its weekly revue. The line-up changes each week by audience vote - so no two shows are ever the same. The Monkeys' all-musical revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Behind the [Monkey] Music plays March 2 - 31.

When: 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Mondays (through March 31); 8 p.m. Mondays (through May 12)
Cost: $12; $6 for kids under 12

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Chicago Children’s Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

The story follows 9-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the "Flint Future Detectives Club." As Steven and his friends plot to save Flint from financial ruin, this all-new musicalgrooves to a diverse new set list of original songs, all played by a live band, and so high-energy and entertaining that kids won't even know they're being treated to a celebration of music through the decades, including Motown, disco, rap, rock, soul, jazz and hip hop. Runs from Jan. 18-March 2, 2014.

Cost: $25

Princess and the Pea

Chicago Kids Company | Chicago, Ill.

Classic story runs from Jan. 15-March 5.

Cost: $12

The Three Little Pigs

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Stu, and Bao watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks, and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. Performances run Jan. 22-May 17, 2014.

Cost: $16, $13 kids

Sounds of Blackness

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

Performances run Jan. 28-June 13, 2014. The Showfolk Family Matinee is Sounds of Blackness, performed on Saturdays from Feb. 1-May 24, 2014.

Cost: Call for cost

Food Explorers Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

Sensory activities with a focus on food exploration are the basis for this series of classes, targeted at all five senses. The rich environment will focus on developing skills through taste, touch, movement, listening and functional vision. This program offers a well-rounded appreciation of the arts through sensory experiences.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks

Social Group

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center (The Chicago Lighthouse North) | Glenview, Ill.

Kids have the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships through organized play that aims for positive group interaction. This lively group will also eat a small meal together to further enhance social development and maximize each child's potential. Families are asked to bring their own lunch. An interesting sensory food item will be provided.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $48 for 6 weeks
 







 
 
 
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