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Andy Roo & The AndyRooniverse

when: May 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

where: Roscoe Village, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $6

ages: All ages

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Take your imagination on a joy ride at a concert by singer-songwriter Andrew Karnavas. He’s been a featured performer on Radio Disney AM 1590 and PBS Kids at SXSW, and now wows kids with whimsical songs about a silly salamander and friendly platypus, plus lots more.

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Thursday, July 31

The next Evan's Family Variety Show should be phenomenal, with three FANTASTIC acts and a special guest! First is Nickolai Pirak. He is a juggler Evan does corporate shows with - and that we managed to get him to come to this show has us delighted. We can't WAIT for the kids to see what this guy can do! Ruben Barron is a magician - one Evan first saw when he worked a comedy club. He'd brilliant, funny, and a great guy. We have a special guest - two younger students who are working on a routine. This should be interesting and hopefully will usher in a normal process of having student guests. And finally - and ENTIRE MARCHING CORP is coming! These guys are talented and FUN - And should really give our kids one HECK of an experience! (And we'll be doing noise tests before the show - if they are too loud we'll go outside to see them!) We are REALLY excited about this show - it should be a fantastic show for adults, and one HECK of an experience for the kids! Get tickets here:

Puppets, Music & Magic at The Land of Nod

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 3 p.m.

where: The Land of the Nod, 35 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Spend a whole week enjoying the awesome events at Camp Nod. There will be a… read more

Travel to the Year 2096

when: May 16, 2014 - Dec 31 at showtimes daily; check website for details

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in the Adler’s All Access Pass, available for purchase on-site: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for seniors/students with ID & $24.95 for children (ages 3-11)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The year is 2096 and space tourism is available to everyone. Including you! Blast off… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Jul 21, 2014 - Aug 3 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $8/person; $5 for second round; $15 play-all-day pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mini golf is awesome, but it usually involves driving out of the city to a… read more
Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

when: May 16, 2014 - Jul 31

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum general admission ($14/children; $14/children; free for children under 1)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Welcome ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages to the greatest little show on earth!… read more

Be Dazzled by Daredevils at Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

when: May 21, 2014 - Sep 1 at showtimes vary; check website for details

where: Navy Pier, Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $19.50-$39.50 for adults; $15.50 for children ages 3-10

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get ready for oohs and aahs. This show will impress daredevils of all ages with thrilling… read more
Join Little Wing for an early childhood music education program with a rock and roll twist! This drop-in experience lets families explore the science of sound, various rhythm patterns, and song structure. Get a hands-on introduction to rock and roll through electric guitar, bass, keys, drums and vocals! Presented by Little Wing, a School of Rock program.

Jam with the Kids of School of Rock AllStars

when: Jul 31 at 5 p.m.

where: Roscoe Village, Beat Kitchen , 2100 West Belmont Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $10/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Come out and support some of the best young musicians from across the country. School… read more

Touch a Stingray

when: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Add-on $5/non-members; $3/members; included in the Total Experience Pass (adult/$39.95 per adult; child ages 3-11/$30.95); free for children 0-2

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Are they soft, fluffy or rough? You’ll find out what a stingray feels like during a… read more

Let Your Imagination Soar with “Seussical”

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Aug 17 at 11 a.m.; 2 p.m. (check website for more info)

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $18/child 12 & under; $28/adult

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Brace yourself for a Seuss of a good time with Seussical. Some of the most iconic… read more

The Exhibit That Brings Extinction to Light

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $9/adults; $6/children 3-12; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Introduce the kids to the concept of species loss at Nature’s Struggle: Survival & Extinction. The… read more
Los Peñasquitos Ranch House

Fun For Everyone During Family Night Out

when: every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Edgewater, Broadway Armory Park, 1210 W. Rosedale 60660, Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Thursdays are going to be a whole lot more awesome this summer. Head to Edgewater… read more

Howdy, Partner! The Wild West Is Back

when: May 24, 2014 - Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Il

cost: $16/person; children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Ride, shoot, and take a trip back in time at Donley’s Wild West Town. This cowboy… read more

Creme Puffs (& More!) at Wisconsin State Fair

when: Jul 31 - Aug 10 at Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Final Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

where: Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, Wi

cost: Adults (12 & over) $10; Seniors (60 & over) $7; Military/Veterans with ID $7; Youth (6-11) $6; Children (5 and under) free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Two words: creme puffs. When our neighbors up north host the Wisconsin State Fair it’s… read more
toddler yoga Lincoln Park Zoo

Get Bendy with Parent & Toddler Yoga

when: Jul 31 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Lincoln Park , Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago, Il

cost: $20/child (see website for pass info)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Explore the zoo with your child in a whole new way with Parent & Toddler… read more
Fair 3

Thrill Rides, Magic Shows & Chainsaw Carving

when: Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 3 at Wed., noon-midnight; Thurs.-Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: W67 N866 Washington Ave. , Cedarburg, Wi

cost: Free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Make a break for America’s Dairyland with the Ozaukee County Fair, which features one of… read more
Overhead View of Audience

Discover the Magic of Broadway with “Godspell”

when: Jul 31 at Varies (see site for more details)

where: The Marriott Theatre , 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire , Il

cost: $45-$48/person (see website for more details)

ages: 10 & up

the scoop:

Get ready to be throughly amazed by some of the best tunes in Broadway history. Godspell is… read more
Sushi dinner

Make Some Pretty Sweet Sushi

when: Jul 31 at 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (session times vary check website for details)

where: Morkes Chocolates, 1890 N. Rand Rd., Palatine, Il; 2755 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, Il

cost: $18/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Don’t fear, there’s no seaweed here. Everyone will want to eat their creations at Candy… read more

Soar in a Hot Air Balloon & Descend in a Submarine

when: Mar 20, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Not included in general museum entry; must buy a Museum Explorer package ($18-$27)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Plunge into the world’s eco-zones — Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and… read more
Chicago Kids Company- Theatre for Children (CKC) presents Chicken Little, a one-hour musical adaptation! Sing along with Chicken Little, and her friends Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey, Loosey Goosey, and Foxy Loxy as they journey to tell the king the news.

The Sky is Falling on Chicken Little

when: Jul 31 at 10:30 a.m.

where: Morgan Park, Beverly Arts Center , 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, Il

cost: $12/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

If your kids loved Chicken Little the movie, they will go gaga over the stage production.… read more

Learn About Friendship with Charlotte’s Web

when: Jul 11, 2014 - Aug 17 at 10 a.m. on select days; check website for details

where: Streeterville, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, Il

cost: Varies (Check site for more details)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The mismatched duo, pig Wilbur and spider Charlotte, and the rest of their farm friends… read more

Discover the Inner Workings of Plants & Animals

when: Mar 12, 2014 - Jan 4 at Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $13-$31 for museum passes

ages: All ages

the scoop:

How do living things move, thrive and discover? Find out the exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.”… read more
movies in the park

Chill with Thursday Movies in The Park

when: Jul 31 at 8:30 p.m.

where: Cantigny Park- Parade Field, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, Il

cost: $2/car

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get the popcorn, and prepare for an old fashioned movie night. Make going to movies… read more
Girl with Sock Puppet

Puppets, Music & Magic at The Land of Nod

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 3 p.m.

where: North Side, The Land of the Nod- North & Clybourn, 900 West North Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Spend a whole week enjoying the awesome events at Camp Nod. There will be a… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Sep 1

where: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wi

cost: $23.95 adult; $11.50 child 5-12; free for children 4 & younger; $125 for a season pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Calling all lords and ladies: If you love to party like it’s 1499, this is… read more

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