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School of Rock: A Tribute to Progressive Rock

when: May 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

where: Lakeview, Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $10 (free for ages 10 and under)

ages: All ages

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Are you ready to rock? Good. Head to this super-fun installment of Schubas’ family concert series. Students of the popular School of Rock music program play hard-hitting jams from Jethro Tull, Yes, Rush and other prog-rock greats.

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Friday, September 19

Little Beans Cafe

Drop Off the Kids and Enjoy Date Night

when: Sep 19 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Bucktown, Little Beans Cafe, 1809 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $25 for 1 child; $15 for siblings

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Spend a night on the town, and leave the kids at Date Night (Drop Off).… read more
experiment

Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
Concert

Experience a Music Explosion

when: Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 21 at Varies (see site for more details)

where: Various locations (check website for details), Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

So many sounds from across the globe converge at the Chicago World Music Festival. More than… read more
Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Join us where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place! It’s awe-inspiring ‘Edge of your Seat’ excitement, all under the Circus Vargas big top…where imagination comes to life and the world is full of possibility and wonder! Don’t Miss Circus Vargas’ new mega-hit production for 2014! Magikaria Extreme! It’s not a show….it’s an experience! Arrive thirty minutes early for an exciting, interactive pre-show where your kids can create their own magic center ring! For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.circusvargas.com or call 877-GOTFUN-1.

Take a Walk Through The Circus

when: Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 21 at All day

where: Roscoe Village, Paulina Station, 3200 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Experience a new kind of circus with the Lincoln Avenue Circus Walk. Visit twelve circus… read more
biomechanics

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
adler-destination-solar

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
natures-struggle

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
curious george

Watch Your Favorite Characters Come to Life

when: Sep 19 at Aug. 7 & Sept. 4, 1-2 pm.; Aug. 22 & Sept. 19, 10-11 a.m.

where: Bucktown, Little Beans Cafe, 1809 W. Webster, Chicago, Il

cost: $12/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

It’s every kid’s dream to meet their favorite characters in real life. Now they can!… read more
experiment

Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
KIDS’ ROOT BEER GARDEN. The family activity area located on Marion Street (Saturday, 12-5PM) offers kids the chance to can create and race their own zucchini cars. The Kids' Root Beer Garden will also feature karaoke, ninja obstacle course, root beer floats, games, and other activities by local organizations. A kids’ music show by Oak Park School of Rock will be on stage Saturday from 12-2PM.

Sip on Root Beer at a Kiddie Oktoberfest

when: Sep 20 at noon to 5 p.m.

where: Oak Park, Downtown Oak Park, Marion Street and North Boulevard, south of Lake Street, Chicago, IL

cost: Free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Oktoberfest isn’t just for the adults anymore. The Oaktoberfest Kids’ Root Beer Garden is a… read more
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Enjoy Fall Festivities and Homemade Chili

when: Sep 20 at 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Martin Ave., Homewood, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Sample homemade chili and celebrate the changing of the seasons during Homewood’s Fall Fest and… read more
kid in hay

Family Fun at the Design Harvest Fest

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (family activities: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

where: West Town, Grand & Damen Aves. , Chicago, IL

cost: $5 suggested donation

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The Design Harvest Festival is the place to discover the next great home and garden… read more
tacos from Hello Betty Fish House

Munch on a Bunch of Tacos

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

where: Lakeview, 3500 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $5/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your mouth is going to water non stop when bring your little foodies to sample… read more
lincoln-square-apple-fest

Much on Every Kind of Apple

when: Sep 20 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Square, 4700 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Whether you’re a Braeburn or Red Delicious kind of person — or just like to have… read more
Preschool-Tie-Dye-Project

Experience a Color Explosion with a Tie-Dye Class

when: Sep 20 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W State St, Sycamore, IL

cost: $18/non-member; $15/member

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Take the fam on a multi-colored adventure with a Tie-Dye Family Art Class. Learn about… read more
The Good China

Go Down the Rabbit Hole for one Mad Tea Party

when: Sep 20 at Fri., 2-11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: DuPage River Park, 808 Royce Rd., Naperville, IL

cost: free

ages: 3 & up

the scoop:

Sip some tea and wish everyone a very happy un-birthday at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.… read more
Join the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association for a great day of fall fun on Saturday, October 11! Mount Prospect's Fall Festival, one of the best FREE fall family events in the suburbs will be held in Downtown Mount Prospect - Emerson Street and Busse Ave. – from 1 – 4 pm. The fun will include pumpkins, crafts, balloons, face painting, tons of live entertainment AND the FAMOUS never-ending trick or treat candy line! Immediately following the Fall Festival, grownups can stick around for the party to kick into high gear with Mount Prospect’s Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest will be held from 4 – 11 pm also in downtown Mount Prospect (Emerson Street and Busse Ave.). Mrs. P and Me and Retro Bistro will be serving authentic German food plus we’ve got your favorite German beers. Entertainment includes Karl Heinz Bauer German DJ and Dancers from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Phenix German Band will be on from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. (under a heated tent). The day will be guaranteed Gemutlichkeit (Good Times) for all! For more details, visit www.downtownmountprospect.com.

Family Fun for All at a Unique Oktoberfest

when: Sep 19 - Sep 20 at Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.

where: Windsor Avenue, Berwyn, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Whoop it up in Berwyn’s Historic Depot District. At Berwyn Oktoberfest, the fun here is not… read more
gourd art

Shop and Learn with Gourds Galore

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Discover how to make funky flowers, paper and even birdhouses entirely out of gourds during… read more
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Rock Your Best Lederhosen and Munch on German Faves

when: Sep 20 at 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: 1843 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The popular North Shore restaurant is throwing the Glenview Haus Oktoberfest, and you’re invited to… read more
Kids Weekend Events 5

Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale

when: every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to noon

where: North Center, Bug House Theatre, 2054 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL

cost: Donations accepted

ages: 3-12

the scoop:

Hogwash is an improvised children’s show full of music, art, laughs and audience participation. At the… read more
butterfly girl

Learn All About Magical Monarch Butterflies

when: Sep 20 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: South Loop, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL

cost: free with admission ($18/adults, $13/children (3-11), and $15/students and seniors (65+)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Discover what’s being done to help our Monarch butterfly friends during the Art and Science… read more
bees

Celebrate with a Bee-tastic Birthday Bash

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL

cost: free with admission ($12/adults; $9/children 2-17; free for children under 1)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Wish the Children’s Garden a Happy Bee-Day! The little ones can chat with a fearless beekeeper,… read more

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