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FunkiJam Road Show & Pizza Party

when: Apr 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

where: Wicker Park, Purple Monkey Playroom, 2040 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $20 for one child; $25 for one child and a sibling $30 for one child and two siblings. Siblings under 1 year are free; playroom members get $5 off their first child. Add pizza for $6 per person.

ages: All ages

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New York City musician Brian Barrentine rocks the romper room with a live gig that includes singing, dancing, storytelling and instrument play. Bust a move — and save room for pizza.

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Friday, August 1

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: Aug 1 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
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOLpVCQ6Tkc 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: http://www.showclix.com/event/EvansFamilyVarietyShow3

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
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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

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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 Little Red Riding Hood, a one-hour musical adaptation! Meet Little Red and her friends as she travels through the woods to Grandma’s house. Will she listen to her Mama’s warning not to stray from the path? And why is the wacky Wolf so eager to help her out? The show runs one hour with no intermission and is targeted for kids aged 2 to 12.

Journey to Grandma’s House with Little Red

when: Aug 1 at 10:30 a.m.

where: Belmont Central, Stahl Family Theater, 5900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $12/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Join Little Red on her journey to grandma’s house this summer. Watch some of your… read more
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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

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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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
Plankton are a group of organisms that we find at the shoreline, including the specific species that inspired the Spongebob character. Do a plankton tow (a fine mesh net attached to a string) and use microscopes to explore the tiny denizens of the water and mud around us... and check the scientific accuracy of Spongebob Squarepants. All ages. Fee: $5

Gaze at Stars or Bacteria with the Family

when: Aug 1 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: 5316 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Excite your scientists in the making with Science Nights. The American Science & Surplus gives all… read more
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Creme Puffs (& More!) at Wisconsin State Fair

when: Jul 31, 2014 - 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
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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
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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
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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

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Get ready for oohs and aahs. This show will impress daredevils of all ages with thrilling… read more
Come to Lake Lanier Islands for 4 fun-, food-, fireworks-, and music fest-filled days on the white sandy shores of Lake Sidney Lanier. LanierWorld - the popular Southern resort’s waterpark, beach & boardwalk entertainment district – will play host to the majority of the festivities which include a Red, White & Blue 4th of July Party remote with Kicks 101.5, live music, beach flick under the stars, fireworks over the water, and more! Special accommodation packages available, starting at $249.

The Party Never Stops at This Summerfest

when: Aug 1 - Aug 3 at Fri., 4-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-10:30 p.m.

where: Gordon Park , Ogden Avenue & Locust Avenue, La Grange, Il

cost: $3/person Fir. & Sat.; free for children under 12; free for all Sun.

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The La Grange Endless Summerfest is the perfect way to have endless fun this summer.… read more
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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
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Fishing, Fireworks & Pig Races

when: Aug 1 - Aug 10 at 9 a.m. to midnight

where: 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, In

cost: Adults (13 and over) $4; Child (9-12) $2; Child (8 and under) free; Parking $4; Admission & parking is free before 3 p.m. on Mon.-Thurs.

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Originally, the Lake County Fair was all about agricultural bragging rights — a who’s-who of… read more
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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
Spend your Memorial Day Weekend at the Lawrence Hall of Science! See our new 3-D film, Flight of the Butterflies. Make butterfly wings to wear, and pick out butterfly tattoos and stickers. The first 200 families to visit can take home milkweed seeds. Our Planetarium and Animal Discovery Room are also open all weekend long so you can "fly" to the moons of Jupiter, or meet more animals with wings.

Shhh…It’s Time for Secret Butterfly Tales

when: Aug 1 at 10 a.m.

where: Salt Creek Butterfly Farm, 10545 74th St., Countryside, Il

cost: $10/child

ages: 4-5

the scoop:

Can you keep a secret? Flutter Tales Story Hour is a secret everyone should know… read more
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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
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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
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Discover the Magic of Broadway with “Godspell”

when: Aug 1 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
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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
Hey parents! Summer is a time for fun and continuing your child’s learning and development. Our camps empower youth with a focus on applied learn- ing, safe riding and fun. We meet camp participants where they are and nurture them in ways suitable for their personalities and learning styles. At Cascade summer camps, you’ll: - Learn basic bike maintenance - Develop safe riding habits - Go on pedal-powered field trips to the beach - Make amazing friends Wheelie Fun Camps (6-8 y/o)10 AM- 2 PM June 30-July 3 July 21-25 August 11-15 Gearheads Camps (9-12 y/o) 9 AM- 3 PM June 23-27 July 14-18 August 4-8 August 25-29 Urban Riders Camps (11-15 y/o) 9 AM- 3 PM July 7-11 July 28-August 1 August 18-22

Add a Little Style to Your Bike Basket

when: Aug 2 at pre-lesson noon-1 p.m.; event 1-4 p.m.

where: North Center, The Wishcraft Workshop, 3907 N Damen Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $75/person; pre-lesson $15/person

ages: Grade 2 & up

the scoop:

During the Bike Basket Bonanza, you can sew a unique basket liner for the front… read more
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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

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