Open House Chicago Studio

Chicago Architecture Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate Open House Chicago with CAF! Using LEGO bricks and imagination, kids can build the city of their dreams based on the historic 1909 Chicago plan by Daniel Burnham. Young architectural enthusiasts can build model skyscrapers, create new spaces and design the next greatest city in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Open House Chicago

Chicago Architecture Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free.

Costume Design with Anna Glowacki

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Work with theater costume designer Anna Glowacki and play with patterns, fabric and recycled materials to create your own simple costume piece.

When: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Cost: Free with admission

PianoForte Family Series: “The Story of Babar”

PianoForte Studios | Chicago, Ill.

Kids of all ages will love the musical retelling of two fun and beautiful French tales. Toys come to life and a cardboard solider falls for a doll in "The Toy Box," Claude Debussy's playful love story. And a classic children's book, The Story of Babar, is colorfully depicted with Francis Poulenc's interpretation of the lovable elephant's adventures. Solo piano with English narration.

When: 3 p.m.
Cost: $5

Pockets, Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons

Evanston SPACE | Evanston, Ill.

Wendy & DB celebrate the debut Children's Music CD "Pockets, Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons" with lots of surprises in the celebration. Along with Wendy & DB with their guitars, Geoffrey Lowe will be on Bass, Dennis Calito on Percussion & Dean Rolando on Piano. A portion of the proceeds will go to VH1 Save The Music to help fund school music programs.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door

13 Terrors

Theater on the Lake | Chicago, Ill.

Terror reigns at the eerie Theater on the Lake as visitors confront evil clowns, a spinning vortex and creepy mausoleum filled with deadly ghouls.

When: 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $10

Circus in the Parks

Margate Fieldhouse | Chicago, Ill.

Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and even a dog tours Chicago parks under a brand new purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.

When: 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 19; 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 20
Cost: $5-$20

UniverSoul Circus

Union Park | Chicago, Ill.

One-of-a-kind show features a cast of performers hand-selected from around the world. The cross-cultural spectacle incorporates pop and hip-hop music for a modern take on the traditional circus act. Performances include Caribbean dancers; Irina Markova's comedy dogs; contortionists; and teeterboard acrobatics. Visit http://www.universoulcircus.com for information.

When: Check website for schedule
Cost: $16-$35

Spooky Stories

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Visit the haunted bookstore and hear some spooky stories from Miss Linda and play some spooky games with Miss Mack. Terrifying treats will be served.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Ready, Pet, Go!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play, and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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