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Weekend Activities – March 9-11


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

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

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

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

Sat, 3/10 – Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art – FREE

Sat-Sun, 3/10-3/11 – Drop In Family Fun: Pack Your Snack at Notebaert Nature Museum – Included in general admission

Sun, 3/11 – Northwest Side Irish Parade – FREE

North suburbs

Through 3/25 – The Houdini Box at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box

Fri, 3/9 – Lunch with a Smurf at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – $10/child

Sat, 3/10 – Lost and Found: A Recycled Circus at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston – $10-$15/person. Recommended for ages 5 & up.

West suburbs

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

Sat, 3/10 – Mom & Son Night at the Geneva High School – $10/resident, $15/non-resident per person. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Sat, 3/10 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Forest Park – FREE

Sat, 3/10 – Second Saturday at Elmhurst Art Museum – $5 suggested donation

Sat-Sun, 3/10-3/11 – Maple Sugaring Days at Naper Settlement in Naperville – $9/adult, $6.50/child 4-17

South suburbs

Fri, 3/9 – Family Movie Night: The Lion King at the Tinley Park Public Library – FREE

Sat, 3/10 – Museum Discovery Day at Irons Oaks in Olympia Fields – FREE

Sun, 3/11 – Tinley Park Irish Parade in Tinley Park – FREE

Sun, 3/11 – Southside Irish Green & White Skate at the Oak Lawn Ice Arena – $6/person


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

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