Archives for 2018

Chicagoland: Read All About It

Got a free weekend and wondering what to do with the kids? Overwhelmed with the idea of keeping the kids occupied this summer? Have no fear – I’ve got all kinds of ideas for you and I’ll be talking about them at the Schaumburg Central Library. The Schaumburg library conducts a series of presentations called […]

Sesame Street: F is for Friends Pop-Up Tour

This Saturday, the letter of the day will be “F” for Friends and the numbers of the day will be 11 and 4, because between those hours you and the kids can hang with some Sesame Street characters! When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Three live shows will repeat throughout […]

Earth Daze Open House at the Chicago Children’s Theatre

Celebrate Earth Day at the Chicago Children’s Theatre’s FREE Open House. Join them for a t-shirt “make a statement” workshop, showing the world what you believe, and attend legendary and mythical workshops with our fabulous summer camp teaching artists. Explore our summer camp themes of myth, legend, fairy tale, and folktales using craft, drama, song, and play! 20-minute […]

Brookfield Zoo Celebrates Earth Day with a Party for the Planet

Go green this Earth Day by joining Brookfield Zoo for its annual Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day of fun-filled environmentally-friendly activities, which are presented by energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, feature animal Zoo Chats, recycling and planting opportunities, and an Eco Expo, where […]

55 Free Things to Do in Chicago and Surrounding Areas

FREE, FREE, FREE! There’s no better price. Use this list to plan a single afternoon, a day full of activities, or an entire vacation. I’ve tried to include a lot of variety – indoor and outdoor, city and suburbs, and activities that are appropriate for toddlers, older kids, and adults. Any suggestions for additions to […]

Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock

What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies Live! With three kids we’ve been watching Bubble Guppies for many years and it’s a really cute show. My kids, especially Campbell right now, can’t get enough and of all the shows the kids watch, Bubble Guppies probably has my favorite music. You can bet that […]

Big News from Six Flags Great America

Christmas isn’t exactly around the corner, but opening weekend for Great America is. If you’re excited about the April 21 opening weekend, Six Flags Great America has some amazing news for you. In addition to the brand new, record-breaking loop coaster, Mardi Gras Hangover, and an accompanying Mardi Gras Festival in late summer, they’re also […]

Cirque Du Soleil – CORTEO

A cast of over 50 acrobats, actors, singers, and musicians from around the world make up Corteo by Cirque Du Soleil. They’ll be arriving in Rockford, Illinois this week for six performances at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Corteo This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has […]

Buckingham Fountain prepares to #SwitchonSummer2018

The start of Spring in Chicago brings not just warm weather and colorful blooms, but also an increase in the number of free things to do. Buckingham Fountain, an iconic Chicago attraction, wakes from its winter slumber soon to entertain Chicagoans and visitors with hourly displays, including music and lights after dusk. Be there to […]

An Epic Tale of Scale at the Chicago Children’s Theatre

Theatre is transforming its new West Loop home, The Station, into an all-immersive, two-story theatrical environment, totally unique to Chicagoland, for the world premiere live theater event: An Epic Tale of Scale. And it’s going to be EPIC! Co-created and co-directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell, collaboratively designed by Chicago Children’s Theatre Community Programs […]

Monster Jam Roars Into Rosemont – 2018

Hear that? Yep, it’s the roaring and rumbling of monster truck engines. But wait, there’s more! When Monster Jam roars into Rosemont this March they’re bringing the famous Monster Jam trucks (of course), but also the Speedsters and ATVs. Monster Jam will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Friday, March 2 through Monday, March […]

19 Movies and Shows on Netflix Streaming About Love, But Not Romance

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I’ve never been the lovey-dovey romantic type. I prefer fun or practical gifts to the flowers/candy/jewelry, and I generally favor dramas to rom-coms. Regardless, I still like Valentine’s Day and I’m still a big believer in love. Love takes many forms and Netflix streaming has shows and movies that celebrate […]

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Chicago

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” will stop at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 17, 2018 and Sunday, February 18, 2018. Show times are 10:30 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:30 pm each day. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” is packed with action, music, and innovative costumes that bring the pups and […]

7 Ways to Celebrate MLK Day in Chicago

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is so much more than a holiday from school. It’s a day to celebrate the life and work of a Nobel Peace Prize recipient who struggled to make America a place of equality. Learn about Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement, and others working for equality and progress at these […]

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