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Keep It Moving!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.


A variety of lively activities that are good for every "body."

When: 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Nature and Science at Wonder Works

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

March 6: Legos and Duplos - We'll bring out a big bin of Legos and a lot more Duplos than usual; March 13: Building Forts - We'll see what kinds of forts we can build with folding tables and bed sheets; March 20: Cardboard Boxes - We'll use cardboard boxes and tubes to make some structures big enough to sit inside and other structures to use with toy cars and wooden trains; March 27: Wooden Blocks and Lincoln Logs - See what kinds of structures we can build with wood, including unit blocks, Kapla blocks, and Lincoln Logs. April 17: Sift shells from sand, make a shell collection and a shell craft, see and sort colorful shells from around the world; April 24: Stare into the tooth-filled jaws of bull and sand sharks, collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived during the ice age in Florida and at the end of dinosaur times in Africa.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free with museum admission

Materials Science

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Learn the science behind familiar materials, like plastics and metals, explore where materials science is headed next and discover how breakthroughs in materials science have shaped our world. For the first time at MSI, an Atomic Probe Field Ion Microscope will be on display. This tool allowed scientists to image materials at an atomic level and opened up a whole new world of understanding and innovation.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Cadillac Palace Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

When: See website for performance times.
Cost: $25-$92

The Diary of Anne Frank

Writers Theatre | Glencoe, Ill.

The production will provide a visceral insight into the realities of life in the “secret annex,” in which the tight quarters and forced intimacy serve as an ever-present reminder of the danger just outside--allowing audiences to come to know Anne and her family in a new and strikingly honest way.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: $55-$75

The Addams Family

Mercury Theater | Chicago, Ill.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY-The Musical features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

When: See website for performance times.
Cost: $25-$45

Giordano Dance Chicago Spring Engagement at the Harris Theater

Harris Theater for Music and Dance | Chicago, Ill.

America’s original jazz dance company, returns to the Harris Theater with an exhilarating program featuring the American premiere a new full company work choreographed by company member Joshua Blake Carter, with concept and structure by Nan Giordano, plus selections from GDC’s crowd-pleasing repertoire.

When: 7:30 p.m. on March 27 and March 28; 2 p.m. on March 29.
Cost: $15-$75


Chicago Tap Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Dive behind the scenes of a 1930s era traveling circus and unveil mystery suspense and danger. Features tap dance and live music.

Cost: Check website

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Sheridan (Chicago)

Sheridan Park | Chicago, Ill.

Bring a flashlight or cell phone to search for eggs. March 27.

When: 8-10 p.m.
Cost: $2

Egg Hunt in the Pool (Chicago)

Sheridan Park | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy a Egg Hunt in the pool. Children must be accompanied by an adult. March 27.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $2

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