One way or another, we’re making sure adventuring is in your weekend fun forecast — whether it be learning what it’s like to grow up in South Korea or making figure 8’s at Wrigley Field. Read on for our Editor’s picks for skating into a weekend packed full of thrill.

photo: Growing Up Korean at Chicago Children’s Museum



Show Your Creative Side with Storytown Improv
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, improvised adventure. Actors and audience work together to bring a different story to life each week. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Sat. Event details.

Figure 8 Making Where the W Flies
Good news Cub fans, you get to skate with a view of your favorite ball park, the historic Wrigley Field. The Rink at the Park, illuminated by festive twinkle lights, is ready to host your family fun day. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Lincoln Park

Race: Are We So Different
Explore the first national exhibition to dive into race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view and offers a look at race and racism in the United States. While some parts may be difficult for young children because it requires the ability to read, there are opportunities within to learn more about our nation’s history side-by-side with your child. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Navy Pier

Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea
Designed with input from real-life South Korean kids, visitors explore Korean food, music, martial arts and kids can compare their home and school lives with their Korean peers. As a bonus, enjoy Free First Sundays at Chicago Children’s Museum. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Near West Side

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream
Moana, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Belle and Cinderella bring romance, humor and adventure to life in this fab skating spectacular. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, discover why no dream is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

South Loop

Rediscover Junie B. Jones
Remember Junie B. Jones? She’s back, and she’s on stage! Junie B.’s everyday life is packed with amazing discoveries, cool new kids, and life-long lessons about being a good person and a good friend! Fri. & Sun. Event details.

West Loop

Learn Something New with My Wonderful Birthday Suit
This engaging production helps children, parents and teachers speak honestly about diversity and encourages all ages to move from simply tolerating differences, to understanding, accepting and celebrating uniqueness. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Red Kite Treasure Adventure
Created specifically for kids on the autism spectrum and their families, Red Kite Treasure Adventure is an interactive experience with live music adapted from Edith Nesbit’s The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Glen Ellyn

Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories
When a young boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues in this Theatreworks USA presentation featuring beloved contemporary children’s books. Fri. Event details.


Build It! At Kohl Children’s Museum
Don’t miss your chance to play in a larger than life collection of building blocks that encourages children to explore their creativity while learning about architecture, science and storytelling. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Be Enchanted by Trains at Morton Arboretum
Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment and watch on as an intricate mini railroad winds through a two-level interactive display of tree collections from around the world. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

For more ideas on how to spend this weekend, check out our Family Events Calendar

Share your weekend plans in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers

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