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The Chicago Lighthouse presents: “A Light in the Dark" Dance Performance

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts | Skokie, Ill.

This inspirational dance theater piece tells the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, specifically revealing how Anne, Helen's teacher, led her from a state of almost feral wildness into education, activism and intellectual celebrity. Audio descriptions are available.

When: 8-10 p.m.
Cost: $46

Evanston Escola de Samba Carnaval Celebration

Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago | Evanston, Ill.

In honor of Carnaval this year the Evanston Escola de Samba is having a big celebration. In addition to music and dancing, there will be crafts, face painting, dance and drumming lessons.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10, $5 kids, family maximum $30

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

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

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Stanley has always dreamed of doing great things, but he resigns himself to playing with his little brother… until the morning he wakes up completely flat. Stanley can now fold up into an envelope, hide in paintings, become a surfboard and travel wherever he wants! He is finally having the adventures of his dreams, but something is still missing. Performances at 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday from Feb. 8-17.


Cost: $10, $8 kids

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