This event features entertainment, carnival, parade, kids' tent, petting zoo and animal shows.When: Aug. 7-17. Grounds open 7 a.m.-midnight, buildings open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Activities nurture every child's curiosity about natural science. Class meets for four weeks at Lincoln Marsh and and four weeks at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin.When: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Stop by for live children's music, a great introduction to the magic of music.When: 11:15 a.m.
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad. Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances
This third installment continues the marriage of classic literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct. 29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June 14.When: 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday
See a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz to contemporary and more. The festival is a cornerstone of the city's fall dance season and showcases more than 300 individual dynamic acts from more than 2,500 talented dancers and choreographers from some of Chicago's best dance companies. Check website for schedule. Oct. 20-Dec. 1.When: 7:30 p.m.
Street Tempo Theatre takes the audience on a seasonal adventure with singing, dancing, stories, interactive games and non-holiday specific eggnog. Previews are 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Regular run is 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 23-Dec. 30.
Cost: Previews: $15. Regular Run: $30
Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 5:30 and 7:30 Nov. 16, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18,Cost: $10