Air Raid

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Ill.

Wind-generated sounds are the focus as Bienen School musicians demonstrate the sometimes unexpected possibilities of applying air to a blade of grass, kazoo, harmonica, slide whistle, trombone, garden hose, flute, seashell, oboe reed, pan pipe and other objects. The program will be held at Pick-Staiger.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $6, $4 kids

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

Story-Telling

Alliance Francaise de Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Kids will enjoy stories staged with puppets and drawings, while being exposed to the French language. Side activities facilitate comprehension. Today's story is Le petit ogre veut aller à l'école, a story of an ogre who's learning to read.

When: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dad and Daughter Sweetheart Ball

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

Dress up in your best clothes and have a date night with dinner and dancing. Each child receives a gift and picture with dad. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 15.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $45 couple, $22 additional child; $30 resident couple, $15 additional child.

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.

FREE  

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.

FREE  

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.

FREE  

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
 



 
 
 
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