Celebrate Open House Chicago with CAF! Using LEGO bricks and
imagination, kids can build the city of their dreams based on the
historic 1909 Chicago plan by Daniel Burnham. Young architectural
enthusiasts can build model skyscrapers, create new spaces and
design the next greatest city in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at
Behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago.
Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago's
Work with theater costume designer Anna Glowacki and play with
patterns, fabric and recycled materials to create your own simple
Kids of all ages will love the musical retelling of two
fun and beautiful French tales. Toys come to life and a cardboard
solider falls for a doll in "The Toy Box," Claude Debussy's playful
love story. And a classic children's book, The Story of Babar, is
colorfully depicted with Francis Poulenc's interpretation of the
lovable elephant's adventures. Solo piano with English
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.
Terror reigns at the eerie Theater on the Lake as visitors
confront evil clowns, a spinning vortex and creepy mausoleum filled
with deadly ghouls.
Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a
high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns,
contortionists and even a dog tours Chicago parks under a brand new
purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.
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.
Visit the haunted bookstore and hear some spooky stories
from Miss Linda and play some spooky games with Miss Mack.
Terrifying treats will be served.
Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our
lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and
around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in
their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play,
and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.