The 26th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival begins today, Thursday, October 22nd and runs through November 1st. Check out the CICFF web site. I've been a volunteer at Facets for 20 years, and they are truly one of Chicago's treasures. If you go to the film fest at Facets on Halloween morning, say hi. ChiIL Mama, Du-Jay and Sagezilla will be volunteering with the box office and concessions from 9-12:30.
Monday, October 26th--Frankenstein with franks and steins!
Parents need a night out, too. And, if you can snag a rare Monday night sitter, or talk your "significant other" into wrangling the monkeys while you have a girls or guys night out.........this is the place to be! Adrian is not only an acrobatic superstar, but a local Chicago Dad and a friend of ours. If you've never seen a 500 Clown show, your life is incomplete. They're wacky, wonderful, and not to be missed!
Rocky Horror Show--Another great night out that'll take you right back to your college days....and make you forget about dirty diapers and homework help for a few precious hours. October 22-31only. Shows at 8PM @ Athenaeum Theatre
The Raveonettes were one of our favorite bands we'd never seen, from Lollapalooza 2009. They'll be at Metro this Sunday at 7pm, with The Black Angels.
And, if Rocky Horror isn't kitschy and seasonal enough for ya. Here's another production goin' on this week at one of our favorite venues, Hideout. Check out Little Shop of Horrors at 8PM tonight through Sunday only. Tickets are a reasonable $15.00. Reserve in advance. It's a small space and likely to sell out.
Finally, Our Kid-Friendly Theatre Update through the end of October:
Special Halloween Treat--two for one tickets to The Hundred Dresses
Buy one ticket, get one free* Special Halloween performances at Noon and 3pm. Come in costume! Treats and a gift bag for every child!
for the hottest family show in Chicago!
* One child ticket FREE with purchase of each full-price adult ticket for Sat., Oct. 31 shows!
Request Treat1 when ordering
Treasure Island at Lifeline Theatre has been extended by two weeks.
Performances are selling out - don't miss your chance to experience Robert Louis Stevenson's legendary high-seas adventure, adapted for Lifeline Theatre by award-winning ensemble member John Hildreth.
Treasure Island runs Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm, through November 15, 2009.
Call the box office today at (773) 761-4477 or order ONLINE.