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Chicago Jazz Phiharmonic Chamber Ensemble

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago, Ill.

Composer and trumpeter Orbert Davis and his CJP Chamber Ensemble present a family-friendly concert of the Emmy-winning music from the television documentary "DuSable to Obama", complete with video highlights and audience participation.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5 kids under 17

DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis concert

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts | Chicago, Ill.

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble will present the first live performance of artistic director Orbert Davis' Emmy-winning score to the WTTW television documentary. Special events include a shorter family-friendly matinee, ideal for children aged 7 and up, on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Call for cost

Mother/Son Hip-Hop Dance

West Ridge Center | Highland Park, Ill.

A-Z Entertainment has a hip hop dancer showing moms and sons the newest moves and grooves. Have your picture taken and enjoy dessert. Please wear gym shoes. This is a pre-registered event.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $37 pair, $29 resident pair

Donuts for Dads

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.


Family drop-in program includes crafts, books and board games, along with breakfast treats from Blue Max Coffee. Plus, a fun story time by the fireplace at 10:30.

Cost: Free

Cartooning and Comics for Kids

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.


Come to the library for an afternoon of drawing, reading, and learning about comics. Create your own comic book character and learn how to make a comic strip.

When: 2-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

"Tot Rock" Family Concert

The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired | Highland Park, Ill.

Concert features Jodi's Jiggle Jam.

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10 kids, $5 adults, free kids under 1

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission

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