Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

The Frog Prince Continued

Emerald City Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.

Cost: $16, $13 kids, limited number of $10 tickets available for all performances

Hip-Hop Aesop III: Jazzed, Bopped and Beat-Boxed

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

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.

 

Cost: $6

It Shoudda Been Me

eta Creative Arts Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

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
Cost: $6

Community Open House at Anixter Center

Anixter Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Learn more about the nonprofit organization's vast array of services and take a guided tour of Anixter Center to see the many programs and services. Guests have an opportunity to meet and greet with Anixter Center clients, volunteers and staff and hear their inspiring stories. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, to arrange for accommodations or to learn more about the Open House, please contact Anand Varghese at (773) 973-7900 ext. 249 or via email at avarghese@anixter.org.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fun and Games

Vittum Park - Special Recreation Programming | Chicago, Ill.

After school programming for kids with special needs that includes a healthy snack, arts and crafts, physical activity, and socialization.

When: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $10 for 10 weeks

Social Club

Vittum Park - Special Recreation Programming | Chicago, Ill.

Programming promotes appropriate behavior and interaction for tweens and teens with special need, utilizing the 5-point scale, social stories and other visual aides to increase socialization. Ideal for individuals with autism.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $10 for 10 weeks

​"Sense"-ational Science

LEEP Forward Developmental Clinic | Chicago, Ill.

Classes are designed to generate interest in science in children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Apsergers' and encourage them to develop questions about our natural world. They have opportunities to question and problem solve alongside their peers in a supportive environment. ​In class we will explore things like: what is a scientist?; movement and motion of objects; the growth and development of living things; social interactions and group behavio; relationships in ecosystems; adaptation; weather and climate; the roles of water on earth; earth materials; space science; dinosaurs.

When: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Monday; 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesday
Cost: $160
 





 
 
 
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