Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

Cultivate Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients.
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.


 

 

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Workshop: Play with Paper

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin to discover work by the artist, Zarina, achieved through relief printing with textured natural materials on handmade paper. Return to the studio to experiment with materials and create your own artwork to take home. Registration required.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: 6-12 with adult

Family Days at the Smart

Smart Museum of Art | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Learn from Navy Officers

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees serve as docents in the U-505 Submarine exhibit, answering questions about the U-505 as well as the Navy.

When: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Urban Interventions Humboldt Park

Redmoon Theater | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Redmoon and its collaborators will be leading free workshops for community members. In these workshops, community members will be invited to learn the art of spoken word, drumming, and key elements of public performance in an effort to create authentic, unexpected urban celebrations. The Bucket Boys, a six person drum troupe composed of talented teenagers from the South Side, will lead community members in their unique style of drumming.

When: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fall Open House

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Features excerpts from most popular programs, including Creative Movement classes, yoga for kids and parents, ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap and musical theater. Stay after class to meet the youth dance faculty.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Circus in the Parks

Douglas Park | Chicago, Ill.

Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and even a dog tour Chicago parks under a brand new purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 7; 1 p.m. Sept. 8
Cost: $5-$20

Alcott Community Block Party 2013

Lincoln Park | Chicago, Ill.

Activities and games for all ages, music, food and fun. Includes obstacle courses, sports, mini golf and cupcakes walk, pumpkins, DJ Phil and a photo booth. Smoke Daddy will be catering, plus cupcakes by Dominicks, popcorn, Go-Go Squeezer Station, Treat Table by Trader Joes and Coffee from PNC.

When: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $5, $20 all-inclusive

American Rhythm Center Dance Free-4-All

American Rhythm Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Free mini-versions of tap, classical Indian dance, Bollywood, contemporary jazz, African dance, Latin and ballroom, hip-hop, soul swing, reggae soul, modern dance and more.

When: Check website for schedule
Cost: Free

Ready, Pet, Go!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play, and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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