Be a Hero at The Marvel Experience – Giveaway

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Why just watch superheroes when you can join the experience? The Marvel Experience is coming to Chicago and I’m glad to share this information about it with you: WELCOME TO THE MARVEL EXPERIENCE. WHERE EPIC FUN AWAITS! SUIT UP ALONGSIDE MARVEL’S SUPER HEROES IN WHAT THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC CALLS “A FULLY IMMERSED ACTION-ADVENTURE THAT IS […]

Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance! Giveaway & Discount Code

Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! Giveaway

Elmo’s got the moves. Have you got the moves? Get up and get moving with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends when Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” visits the Sears Centre Arena from Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19. Tickets for all seven performances are on sale Friday, Oct. 24. Hosted […]

Triton Troupers Circus – 2014

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This post originally appeared on Mommy Nearest. See my post about our visit to the 41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus in 2012. There’s nothing that brings out the kid in all of us like a circus. If you love the circus but not the price tag or the crowds, the Triton Troupers Circus is for […]

Schoolhouse Rock Live at the Marriott Theatre

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Marriott Theatre Website Location: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire Phone: 847-634-0200 Dates: February 28-May 4, 2014 See the full schedule on the Marriott Theatre website. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays (except March 20-30 and April 20). All performances are at 10:00 am. Admission: $15 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or online through Ticketmaster for an […]

No-Sew Hats for Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing + Giveaway

No-Sew Sesame Street Hats

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing is coming to the Chicago area! It’ll be at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates for performances on April 4-6, 2014. The boys will be so excited about this as soon as I tell them. For now I’m keeping it a secret to surprise them and building up some […]

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic Presented by the Emerald City Theatre

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Website: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic presented by the Emerald City Theatre Location: Emerald City’s Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-529-2690 Dates and Times: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic has been running since September 2013 and after a sold out run has been extended for a second time. It will run through August 15, […]

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate

** Note: Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate is at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont January 22 through 26, and at the United Center in Chicago January 29 through February 9. I’ve included information about both venues, but my experience and observations are based on the show at the Allstate Arena. Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim […]

Monster Jam Roars Into Rosemont

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Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9, 2014 . Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate […]

Premiere Screening of Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show – Free This Weekend!

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Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? The Mother Company presents Ruby’s Studio’s The Safety Show with a premiere screening Saturday. The Mother Company’s mission is to help parents raise good people by nurturing essential social and emotional skills in young children. To celebrate the release of Ruby’s Studio’s The Safety Show […]

Kidz Bop Coming to Chicago October 26

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Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time: Doors open at 12:00 pm. Show starts at 1:00 pm. Meet & greet at 2:15 pm. Purchase tickets online. Where: House of Blues in Chicago Cost: $20/person + $9.45 fees About: The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP – the #1 kids’ music brand […]

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic

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Website: Disney On Ice Location: United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago The United Center can be reached by public transportation by taking the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown line to Madison, and then taking the 20 bus west. Phone: United Center – 312-455-4500 Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000 Dates and hours: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – Sunday, September […]

Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic – Activities & Giveaway

I posted earlier about Disney On Ice celebrating 100 Years of Magic in Chicago next month (see the post for all the detail about the show!) and now I’ve got some fun stuff to share! Click to download a Disney coloring page and Mickey and Minnie Ears! I also have tickets to give away! Enter below. Winner will […]

Sesame Street Live Arriving in Chicago (and Free Printable Activities)

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Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away… If you’ve got a kid (or been a kid!) I’m sure you know that song. It’s hard not to love Sesame Street. That’s why I’m super excited about this… Sesame Street Live will be in the Chicago area at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May […]

Alice In Wonderland at the Marriott Theatre

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Marriott Theatre Website Location: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire Phone: 847-634-0200 Dates: March 14-May 18, 2013 See the full schedule on the Marriott Theatre website. Performances are some Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays; and all Fridays & Saturdays (except April 4 & 5). All performances are at 10:00 am Admission: $15 a ticket Parking: There is free parking in the attached lot. […]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

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Location: Rosemont Theater (temporarily the Akoo Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only in town for one weekend. Friday, March 15, 2013, at 7:00 pm Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, & 7:00 pm Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, & 5:00 pm Admission: $15-$70 ($19.75-$79.65 with fees) […]

Bud, Not Buddy Presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre

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I love the Chicago Children’s Theatre. We’ve seen all the shows they’ve presented in the past couple years. With a brand new baby we haven’t had an opportunity to see Bud, Not Buddy, but the information below has been provided by the Chicago Children’s Theatre. Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not […]

Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After Giveaway

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Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, Brave, competes […]

Give the Gift of Rockin’ Disney Memories – Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After

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Give the Gift of ROCKIN’ Memories! Looking for one more special gift but don’t have time for shopping? Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is coming to the Chicagoland area, playing Allstate Arena Jan. 23 – 27 and United Center Jan. 31 – Feb. 10.  Tickets make great gifts that provide a memorable experience for the […]

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical – website Location: Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Dates and times: Through January 6, 2013. Dates and times vary – see the online schedule for details. There are shows on weekdays and weekends at 10:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm. Admission: Tickets are […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Harold and the Purple Crayon – website ** Note: Harold and the Purple Crayon is at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts through November 4. My experience and observations are based on what we experienced at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts so it’s possible there may be some slight differences. Location: The […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon Ticket Giveaway

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The Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Harold and the Purple Crayon and you can win tickets to see it! Here’s a little from the Chicago Children’s Theatre website: Harold and the Purple Crayon teaches young audiences that anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. Meet Harold, a curious four year old boy who, armed […]

Improv Extravaganza Explosion

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Improv Extravaganza Explosion – website Location: UP Comedy Club at Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago Phone: 312-662-4562 Dates and times: Saturdays at 12:00 pm until March 30, 2013. Some Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am or 11:00 until December 2012. Admission: $11 each plus a $3 service fee (per order) for […]

Disney On Ice Treasure Trove

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Disney On Ice Treasure Trove – website Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont The Allstate Arena site includes links to CTA, Metra, and PACE to help you reach there using public transportation. Phone: Allstate Arena – 847-635-6601, Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000 Dates and times: September 13-16, 2012. Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 Friday, September 14 – 10:30, 7:00 Saturday, […]

Alice in Wonderland Presented by the Emerald City Theatre Company (and Promo Code)

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Alice in Wonderland – website Location: The Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Performances: Runs July 10-December 29. A full performance schedule is available online. Admission: Tickets start at $13 for children and $16 for adults. PROMO CODE – Throughout the month of August, enter the code EATME for a FREE adult ticket to any performance when you purchase […]

Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty – website Location: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire Phone: 847-634-0200 Dates: July 7 – August 18, 2012 Wednesday-Saturday at 10:00 am Admission: $15 a ticket Parking: There is free parking in the attached lot. Bathrooms: There are public bathrooms with changing tables. In the bathroom we were in, the changing table was […]

Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon

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Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon – website Location: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago Phone: 800-745-3000 (to purchase tickets) Hours: The show runs May 24 – September 3. Sunday 2:00pm, 4:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Thursday 2:00pm, 8:00pm Friday 2:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm Saturday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Additional shows: Sunday, […]

A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

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A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle – website To see a video preview of the show, scroll to the bottom of this post.   Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-871-3000 Dates and times: May 2 – 27 (Some shows are sold out already!) Mondays – no shows […]

A Brown Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle Giveaway

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  The Chicago Children’s Theatre is bringing A Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle to the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre this May. The show is designed for children ages 2-7 and will feature music, visual effects, and puppetry. The hour-long show will include The Hungry Little Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown […]

41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus

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41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus – website Location: Robert Collins Building at Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 Performances: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM *The 1:00 PM Saturday show is interpreted for the hearing impaired by […]

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

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Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales – website Location: Akoo Theater (formerly the Rosemont Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only in town for one weekend. The only remaining show is Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 pm. Admission: $15-$70 ($19.75-$79.65 with fees) Parking: There is a large […]