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The Artist’s Studio: Signs and Symbols

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Visit the Ancient Art of the Americas galleries to explore carved and painted Mayan hieroglyphs, then stop into the studios to draw a picture-symbols.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
Cost: Free

Art on the Run

Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

Free, fun and educational arts project for kids. Projects change bi-weekly.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

The NOSH at Wicker Park

Wicker Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A new food and a outdoor market experience with yummy treats, family-friendly live music, lots of shade, and a playground area. The Nosh is every Saturday at The Pritzker School Playground, on Damen Ave between Evergreen & Schiller.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

A Walk with Mark Twain

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Meet Mark Twain as he shares two of his famous stories: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and The Diaries of Adam and Eve.  Appropriate for all ages. Performances are weekends in September. Performances are each Saturday and Sunday. The first Sunday performance of each month will be a low-impact hike (suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs). Each performance lasts approximately three hours, so please wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bring a chair or blanket, water bottle and insect repellent. All performances begin at the Thornhill Shelter (Parking Lot 21). Performances run Sept. 7-29.

Cost: $19, $13 kids; $12 member, $8 member kids

Blue Man Group

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

Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.

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

Beauty & The Beast

The Comedy Shrine | Aurora, Ill.

Farcical Fairy tales presents a hilarious take on Beauty and The Beast. This interactive three woman show puts a new spin on the original classic tale and is fun for children of all ages. Performances run July 6-Dec. 28.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5

The Old Man and The Old Moon

Writers Theatre | Glencoe, Ill.

The Old Man and the Old Moon creates an epic new mythology, centered on a man whose job is to collect light to refill the leaking moon. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home in pursuit of much-needed adventure, he abandons his post to follow her, throwing the world into chaos as he searches for his lost love. A blend of storytelling, indie-folk music and puppetry. Performances run Sept. 3-Dec. 1, 2013.

 

 

Cost: $35 - $70

Sweets to the Sweet

Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre | Skokie, Ill.

Lies. Murder. Sword fights. After her mother's untimely death and her father's remarriage to the murderer, Hamlette is looking for vengeance in this modern retelling, gender-reversed version of Shakespeare's classic tale. Performances are 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 7-15.

When: 2 p.m.
Cost: $12

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

The Naperville Park District and Magical Starlight Theatre presents the fairy tale of Snow White. A sign language interpreter will be present at the 2 p.m. performance on Sept. 8. Performances are Sept. 6-8 and 13-15 at Naperville Central High School Little Theatre, Entrance #3, 440 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville.

 

 

Naperville Park District and Magical Starlight Theatre present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
September 6 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 7 (2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 8 (2:00-4:00 p.m.), September 13 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), September 14 (2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.) and  September 15 (2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Naperville Central High School Little Theater, Entrance #3, 440 W. Aurora Ave.
$8(R)(N) if purchased by the Thursday before the performance; $10(R)(N) if purchased Friday or at the door
Magical Starlight Theatre presents the fairy tale of Snow White, a beautiful, young maiden cast into a deep sleep by her evil stepmother, but rescued from the dark magic spell through the love of handsome Prince Charming. A sign language interpreter will be present at the 2:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 8. Designed for those ages 4 and up. Visit www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000 to purchase tickets. Reebie Storage & Moving Co. is the official storage company for Magical Starlight Theatre.

 

 

 

 

Cost: $10, $8 if purchased in advance

Dance Free 4 All

The American Rhythm Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  
The American Rhythm Center, a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, hosts a Free 4 All, four days of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Th event takes place Sept. 5-8. The Free 4 All features free classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, jazz, flameno, classic Indian, swing, Latin, reggae soul and more.
When: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free
 









 
 
 
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