When my girls were toddlers, Sundays during the winter
made me feel like Jack Nicholson in "The Shining": Snowbound,
irritable and slightly psychotic. Then we discovered the Beat
Kitchen's concert series for kids and it gave us a respite from the
playroom to hang out with other families equally thrilled to have
stumbled upon an entertaining indoor Sunday activity.
Local bands like the rockabilly-inspired Deep Fried Pickle
Project and Mr. Dave and the Space Cadets, which has a slightly
punk rock vibe, groove on stage while kids strut their stuff on the
dance floor and parents actually can relax a bit-some with the $6
day-friendly cocktails like mimosas or Bloody Marys.
Shows start at noon and many concert-goers choose to
partake in the Beat Kitchen's tasty and hearty brunch, served 11:30
a.m.-4 p.m. The French toast with caramelized banana and maple
pecan butter or the grilled cheese-imported Gruyere on thick-cut
bread served with creamy tomato-basil soup-are perfect choices for
a frigid day.
The tickets are $6. It's wise to buy them online in
advance since they do sell out.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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