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Hayrides at The Grove

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Enjoy an evening hayride through the grounds, followed by a marshmallow roast and popcorn over an open campfire. Registration required. Oct. 12, 20 and 26.

When: Call for times
Cost: $8.75, $7 resident

Pockets, Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons

Evanston SPACE | Evanston, Ill.

Wendy & DB celebrate the debut Children's Music CD "Pockets, Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons" with lots of surprises in the celebration. Along with Wendy & DB with their guitars, Geoffrey Lowe will be on Bass, Dennis Calito on Percussion & Dean Rolando on Piano. A portion of the proceeds will go to VH1 Save The Music to help fund school music programs.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door

UniverSoul Circus

Union Park | Chicago, Ill.

One-of-a-kind show features a cast of performers hand-selected from around the world. The cross-cultural spectacle incorporates pop and hip-hop music for a modern take on the traditional circus act. Performances include Caribbean dancers; Irina Markova's comedy dogs; contortionists; and teeterboard acrobatics. Visit http://www.universoulcircus.com for information.

When: Check website for schedule
Cost: $16-$35

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

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.

Cost: $9, $7 kids 3-11, plus admission

The Fear-less Haunted House

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

During the day, The Fear-less Haunted House is a lower scare lights-on guided tour.

When: Noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $12

Weekend Family Classes

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Explore cool things about nature and plants with your family on Saturdays and Sundays. Classes include a variety of hands-on activities and projects for kids 4-10, accompanied by an adult.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $22 kids, free adults

Chicago Fine Chocolate Show

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

Features samplings of the country's finest chocolates, education sessions about chocolate-related topics, a "Pairings Pavilion," live cupcake competition, a cake and pastry, demonstrations and a life-size replica of the iconic Chicago Blues Brother.

When: 3-8 p.m. Oct. 18; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20
Cost: $25, $10 kids

Rapunzel

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

Get tangled up in this musical fairy tale treat. Princes, Princesses, and even Evil Witches find their happy endings in this story of growing hair and growing up. Performances run Oct. 19, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014.

 

 


 

Cost: $16, $13 children

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat

Lifeline Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

It's Halloween and Duck, Pig, Cow and Hen can't wait to throw a party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls and a spook-tacular costume contest. When when mean Farmer Brown refuses to allow the festivities, it's going to take some clever trickery to enjoy the tasty treats. Performances run Oct. 19-Nov. 24, 2013.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: $15

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Steel Beam Children's Theatre | St. Charles, Ill.

Performances are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 19-Nov. 3. Nov. 1-2 performances are at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Cost: $15, $10 kids 16 and under
 







 
 
 
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