Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and
secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down
tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a
cool and cozy space that's all your own.
Travel back to 1893 and experience the excitement of the White
City. Digital technology will bring the World's Fair to life.
Visitors will see items that thrilled fairgoers 120 years ago
including large taxidermied animals, fully articulated animal
skeletons, and ancient fish from Wyoming's Green River fossil bed.
Using an iPad application, visitors can explore many items from the
World's Fair still hidden in the Museum's vaults and will also get
an overview of the Museum's history and the personalities who
helped shape this institution.
Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the
museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th
anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators,
will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be
revealed for the first time.
The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. Features artifacts that have not been widely seen by the public, including drawings, props, costumes, artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films, plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. Hands-on, interactive stations bring Disney's technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try recording sound effects, explore Disney's revolutionary MultiPlane film camera and learn to draw some of their favorite Disney characters in the Animation Academy.
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.
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.
A series of sketches and songs written by Chicago Public School students in grades 3-6 and performed by the Barrel of Monkeys troupe of actors. The program changes each week. Performances are 8 p.m. Mondays.
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.
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,
Performances run Jan. 28-June 13, 2014. The Showfolk Family
Matinee is Sounds of Blackness, performed on Saturdays
from Feb. 1-May 24, 2014.