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
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.