A series of free events in six distinct communities showcasing five of Chicago’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Today’s performances are by Trinity Irish Dance Company, Muntu Dance Theatre and featured artists Mexican Folkloric Dance Company. Includes a Q and A with the artists, food trucks and costume exhibitions.
Kick off Screen Free Week with a free balloon show, Art of Inflation, and Dairy Queen ice cream. Art of Inflation is comedy, music and balloon twisting all rolled into a 45-minute show. Large balloon sculptures are created on-stage to music, and twisted into the show is quick-witted comedy by professional entertainer Dale Obrochta.
Preschoolers will have an opportunity to see, touch and experience a police car, fire truck, tractor and more, as well as meet the community helpers who drive them. Bring cameras.
Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and Andy Griffiths (The Treehouse series) will share the stage at this ticketed event. Books will be pre-signed and there will be photo opps with both authors. Tickets at http://jeffandandy.brownpapertickets.com.