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Weekend Activities – February 24-26

Various locations

Sat, 2/25 – Target Read Across America – FREE


Through 3/4 – The Houdini Box at the Mercury Theater – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box

Saturdays & Sundays through 3/17 – Barnum at the Blue Theatre – FREE (donations appreciated)

Saturdays through 4/28 – Storytown at iO Theatre – $5/person

Sat, 2/25 – Afro-Beats! at the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park – $10/person

Sundays through 4/4 – Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier – FREE

Sat-Sun – Make and Take Family Session at the Garfield Park Conservatory – FREE (donations appreciated)

Through 6/28 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Apollo Theatre – $10-$27/ticket – read my post about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

North suburbs

Fri, 2/24 – Creatively Caring: Make 2 at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – FREE

Sat, 2/25 – Fancy Nancy’s Fashion Party at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – $12.50/child; must register

Sat, 2/25 – Lost & Found: A Recycled Circus at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston – $10-$15/ticket; recommended for ages 5 & up

Sun, 2/26 – Lincolnwood Winter Carnival in Lincolnwood – FREE

West suburbs

11/1-2/29 (weather permitting) – Gnome Hunt in the Children’s Garden at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle – FREE with general admission – read my post about the Morton Arboretum

Through 3/25 – Enchanted Sleeping Beauty at the Community Recreation Center in Schaumburg – $11/adult, $6/child (2-12), children under 2 free if they sit on a parent’s lap

Fri, 2/24 – Club Kidfield at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg – FREE

Sat, 2/25 – Life Size Candy Land at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park – $7/person; must register

Sat, 2/25 – DuPage Area Engineers Week at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton – FREE

Sat, 2/25 – Princess Tea Party at Johnsen & Taylor in Wheaton – FREE

Sat, 2/25 – International Kids Craft at Whole Foods in Naperville – $5/child

Sat-Sun, 2/25-2/26 – Free days at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield – FREE

South suburbs

Daily through 3/1/12 – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Orland Park – FREE

Fri, 2/24 – Family Pajamarama at Tinley Park Public Library – FREE


For more events, click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page. 

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