Meet two rising stars in the Kid Lit world—before their books are published. Kelly Barnill, author of The Witches Boy, and Elana K. Arnold, author of The Question of Miracles, join us for a special breakfast/snack event to discuss their work. Registration includes a free advance reading copy of one of the books.
Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.
A summer long fun festival featuring interactive activities, arts and crafts and games for kids. Highlights include daily appearances by Wiggleworms instructors at 10 a.m., daily reading circle at 11 a.m. and Movement Music Mondays at 1 p.m.
Event features movements and songs by the Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and dialogic reading by WTTW’s tour manager, Mr. Brandon. Plus, interactive games that helps create excitement about reading. Following every 60 minute show, WTTW gives each child a bag comprised of special learning materials, resources for parents and caregivers, and a book. Check website for locations throughout the summer.
The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that includes stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education. Each performance is lead by Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s Mr. Brandon. Plus, an appearance and photo op with Arthur. Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which has a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.
Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats. Use scientific tools to look at tiny critters living under water, find out what makes water plants different from land plants, and more. Activities vary from week to week.
Hear stories, enjoy a special hike, and learn about the featured animal. Borrow a fishing pole, or rent a paddle boat. Popcorn and lemonade for sale. Wednesdays from June 18-Aug. 20.
The spectacle is choreographed to music and produced by award-winning Melrose Pyrotechnics. Watch from a lakefront boat cruise, Navy Pier’s South Dock or one of the Ferris wheel gondolas.
From Aug. 20-23, Chicago Dancing Festival returns for a
four day-long celebration of the finest dancers and choreographers
from across the country and around the world showcasing a wide
range of dance, including ballet, modern and ethnic dance
forms. Times and locations vary. Free, but
tickets for indoor performances need to be reserved in advance. No
tickets are required for the outdoor Grand Finale at the Pritzker
Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare, free for
all, to community parks across Chicago in July and August, Visitors
to the parks will enjoy a 75-minute, daylight production of
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." For more information and
performance locations, visit chicagoshakes.com/parks.