The American Indian Center of Chicago presents an educational, fun day focusing on the history and heritage of the Native American Indian culture in this country and area.Cost:
Brian Moskalik, Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of St. Francis, introduces the world of miniature predators. View local spiders, praying mantises and even exotic tarantulas, discover why these creatures are important and make a spider craft to take home.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Midsummer Theater Company presents an outdoor Shakespearean play.When: 6 p.m.
Relive the exciting and interesting history of the Grand Old Game and enjoy the fast-paced action of bare knuckle base ball based on the original rules from 1858. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.When: 1-4 p.m.
Bring some sidewalk chalk to help decorate the concourse. Everyone is welcome to stick around for postgame autographs with players and coaches. May 19; June 2, 9 and 23; July 7, 14 and 28; August 4 and 18.When: Check website
Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of a rock and roll singer, Conrad Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the army. Rose, his agent's secretary, concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction.When: 7 p.m. July 19, 6 p.m. July 20, 2 p.m. July 21
Games, crafts and inflatables, plus free ice cream.When: 1-3 p.m.
Includes two stages of live world music, ethnic food, entertainment for children, and a diverse arts and crafts market.When: 1-11 p.m. July 20; 1-10 p.m. July 21
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures. Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a library-wide scavenger hunt.Cost: Free with admission
Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug, damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly, grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus, they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus an edible insects program for the whole family.Cost: Free with admission