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.
Let us plan your weekend with the best family events and activities in Chicagoland.
Start the week right with deals, prizes, parent life hacks and more delivered straight to your inbox.
Need last-minute ideas for a weekend of family fun? No worries. We've got you.
Get the inside scoop on the people, places and things we are loving right now.
Resources, tips, inspiration and more for parents of children with special needs.
Score exclusive offers from our fabulous advertisers.