Mindy Hester & Joanie Leeds TODAY!
Chicagoland IS Kindie Land this weekend!! We've given away all our 4 packs and pairs of tickets, but you can still get out and see a bunch of great family friendly live music and theatre. Here's the short list of ChiIL Mama's favs, with links to more info.
Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Mindy Hester-Wilmette Theatre 10am-(birth-10 with parents) Jackie B. is our 4 ticket winner. Click the link for all the details.
Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Joanie Leeds-Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids-noon-(birth-10 with parents) *We have a winner unable to go, so a new winner was picked-Erika S.
Check out Joanie Leeds while she's in Chi-Town from NYC. Let's give her a big Windy Kindie welcome!! Here at ChiIL Mama, we've reviewed and given away multiple copies of both of her CDs before. Now we're super stoked to see her live. Come on out to Beat Kitchen and hear her, meet us, and grab a shiny, new, holographic ChiIL Mama button-FREE.
Chi Town Concerts:
Sat. Feb 18th, 2012
2100 W. Belmont. Chicago, IL
Doors at 11:00 am, Show at 12:00 PM, $6
With Chi-town Nightlights: The amazing kindie-artist Laura Doherty along with Andy Wilkins & Michael Riendeau
Boppin' and Burgers Family Music Series- Blues Bar
Sun. Feb 19th, 2012
2 West Busse Ave., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
12:00 pm, $5 donation suggested
Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Mr. Dave-Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids-noon (birth-10 with parents)
Bluegrass in Berwyn at FitzGerald's- 1pm (adults $12/kids just $2-all ages) 5th Annual After Brunch Bash at FitzGeralds with Sunnyside Up and The Teflons! Click the link for our prior write up with all the details.
Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Laura Veirs Old Town-(3pm all ages with parents/evening adult show)
About Tumble Bee
(*ChiILMama will be reviewing Tumble Bee and we'll have a video interview with Laura Veirs, coming soon, too! So check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often. We have some amazing things coming.) For Laura's bio and kids' CD info, click here.
More of ChiIL Mama's ticket winners:
• Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Laura Veirs Old Town-4 free tickets (birth-10 with parents)-Jill Q.
• THEATRE: Houdini Box-4 free tickets to Chicago Children's Theatre (age 5+)-Carolyn O. Kindi Concerts/Live Music: Mr. Dave-Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids-Robin B. 4 free tickets (birth-10 with parents)
Bluegrass in Berwyn at FitzGerald's 2 free pairs of adult
tickets (kids just $2-all ages) -Anna R. & EAD
Highly recommended and going on all weekend:
THEATRE: Houdini Box at The Mercury Theatre-(age 5+)
Click the link above for ChiIL Mama's show photos and review.
Magic, music, puppets, and performance unite in this awesome conglomeration, worthy of the escape artist/magic master himself. The Houdini Box is based on a book by Brian Selznick. Did you know, he's also the author of Hugo Cabret-the now famous book that inspired the movie Hugo, nominated for 11 Oscars? This show is a delight for all ages.
The Houdini Box: Chicago
January 24-March 4, 2012
Recommended for ages 5 and up
The Mercury Theatre
3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago
Show times are 11am and 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. Check the main site for additional weekday shows and more.
Full show details, tickets, interviews, are at Chicago Children's Theatre's main site.
• Apples, Peaches, Lemonade & Jonas Friddle-Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids-4 free tickets (birth-10 with parents)
◦ Miss Ann-Township 4 free tickets (birth-10 with parents)
• American Girl Doll McKenna SIGNED Books Give Away (2 available-one single McKenna Book & one 2 book set)
• American Girl Doll McKenna Doll/Book Set ($105 value) Give Away
◦ Laura Doherty-Schubas 4 free tickets (birth-10 with parents)
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