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Start With A Sketch Exhibition

Geneva History Center | Geneva, Ill.

Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Cost: Donations accepted

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free

Fantastic Fish

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Discover what fish live at The Morton Arboretum and paint with water colors.

When: 1-4 p.m. weekdays
Cost: Free with admission

Toad-dally Tadpoles

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Look at pictures, get fun facts and make a toad-ally cool tadpole to take home.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends
Cost: Free with admission

Lambing Days

Enjoy Pioneer Farm | Hampshire, Ill.

Hold baby lambs, goats, chicks, piglet and calf, and  watch the sheep being sheared. Cameras are welcome.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, $11 maximum per family

Superheroes Unite!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Make your own cape; pledge your real (or make believe) powers; design, build and test customized flying machines; create a super sidekick in the Kraft Artabounds Studio; and complete the museum's series of exhibit-based challenges to acquire and wield your many super powers.

Cost: Free with admission

Celebrate Spring with Flowers

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

All season, Wonder Works allows children to decorate and plant their own 6" flowerpots. This special opportunity supports the Wonder Works Organic Garden.

When: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per flowerpot (plus general admission)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.

The show based on the classic tale runs from April 16-Aug. 16.

When: 10:30 a.m. weekdays; 1 p.m. Saturday May 18 and July 20.
Cost: $12

Augusta and Noble

Adventure Stage Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

The story of Gabi, a teenage girl living in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago with her Latino immigrant parents. As Gabi starts high school at Lane Tech, a new world opens up to her - a world that eventually leads her to the truth about her heritage, including her family's journey to America. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays from April 13-May 11.

 

 

 


 

Cost: $15-$25

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Blue Man Group performances are a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, the show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child and see the world through a new perspective. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men unify the audience for the show’s celebratory climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party.

When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
Cost: $49-$99
 










 
 
 
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