With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and
snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley,
Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands,
Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).
Children and adults can explore their creative sides in this
fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily,
trained facilitators assist with the artistic process, while
children create masterpeices. The drop-in art studio is open 10:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Take a wintertime tour of the museum grounds, decorate two
sugar cookies, and sip on toasty hot chocolate. Runs Dec. 1-Jan.
General admission will be free from Jan. 6-10, 13-17, 20-24,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic story runs from Jan. 15-March 5.