Children and adults can explore their creative sides in this fully engaging, open-ended art experience. Materials change daily, trained facilitators assist with the artistic process, while children create masterpeices. The drop-in art studio is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday.Cost: Free with paid admission
A skating rink near Bloomingdales opens Nov. 20 (weather permitting). There will be special performances on Sundays and Tuesdays, along with live DJs on Saturday evenings.When: 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message. Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling & Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show. Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.When: 10:30 a.m.
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
The story follows 9-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the "Flint Future Detectives Club." As Steven and his friends plot to save Flint from financial ruin, this all-new musicalgrooves to a diverse new set list of original songs, all played by a live band, and so high-energy and entertaining that kids won't even know they're being treated to a celebration of music through the decades, including Motown, disco, rap, rock, soul, jazz and hip hop. Runs from Jan. 18-March 2, 2014.Cost: $25
Classic story runs from Jan. 15-March 5.Cost: $12
Classic tale runs from Jan. 29-April 11.Cost: $12
Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen play carefree games in Copenhagen, until the Nazi occupation of their city forces them to escape. Performances are 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 18-Feb. 22.Cost: $10
When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Stu, and Bao watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks, and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. Performances run Jan. 22-May 17, 2014.Cost: $16, $13 kids
Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing a change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and the speediest wedding this side of Alaska. Runs from Feb. 6-May 18.Cost: $16, $13 kids