Are your noise-loving kids obsessed with drums? Then this
performance in the Global Rhythms concert series-Argentina's Che
Malambo!-is a great fit. The music is accompanied by foot stomping
and two types of percussion: "bombos" and "boleadoras." $15-$47.
8-10 p.m. Nov. 8. Chicago Human Rhythm Project at the Athenaeum
Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. 773-935-6875,
The Hindu festival of light begins on Nov. 3 and you can take
part, thanks to the Art Institute's Family Festival: Celebrate
Diwali. Families create a work of art inspired by Indian
traditions, visit the galleries of Southeast Asian art with a
family self-guide and participate in a dance workshop. Free with
admission. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. 159 E. Monroe, Chicago. (312)
443-3600, artinstituteof chicago.org.
Stop by the Des Plaines Public Library for Veterans Day Letter
Writing, the chance to write an encouraging letter to a veteran or
current member of the armed forces. Letters will be sent to the
local VFW post to be mailed along with care packages for the
holidays. Free. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 11. 1501 Ellinwood St.,
Des Plaines. (847) 827-5551, Youth Services: (847) 376-2839,
Elizabeth Diffin is the senior editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Wheaton.
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