Thursday, September 2, 2010

Look for ChiIL Mama this weekend: At North Coast Fest, Billy Elliot, Redmoon's J.O.E., and Mammoths & Mastodons

It's going to be a beautiful Labor Day weekend!  We'll help you take the labor out of figuring out the weekend highlights...
Rock out Friday through Sunday at North Coast Music Fest--This is going to be a good one!   Hopefully North Coast will become an annual tradition as summer's last stand.   We love these guys.   They just raised the age of free children from under 10 to 12 and under, because they know families rock!

**All children 12 years and under will be admitted to the festival free of charge. Because North Coast is generous, and kids deserve good live music too.

Billy Elliot--Broadway in Chicago is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary, and ChiIL Mama will have the full scoop for you after tonight.   This award winning musical has been spawning rave reviews.   We can't wait to check it out.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Theatre : Ford Center/Oriental Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : March 18, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission.
Other information: Recommended for ages 8+ and includes some strong language.

Redmoon always pulls off amazing theatrical productions.   Don't miss J.O.E.--their joyous outdoor event.   Check their website for details.
Festival 2010: J.O.E. A Joyous Outdoor Event

A Spectacle Festival of Performance, Live Music, and Art

In the spirit of Labor Day’s celebration of workers and their families, Redmoon launches its FIRST FESTIVAL of quality family entertainment, public art installation, quirky small scale performances and live music acts all culminating in a REDMOON SPECTACLE PRODUCTION. During the daytime you can: Journey through the world renowned LUMINARIUM PRESENTED BY THE UK’S ARCHITECTS OF AIR; Enjoy children’s entertainment including world-class storytelling and music; experience UNIQUE SIDE SHOW ACTS such as Ricky (the world famous lounge performer); encounter roaming GUERILLA PERFORMERS AND BUSKERS; relax in the ‘living room’ and picnic in the lakeshore location. Stay for the evening and add the following to the above: revel in a live musical act each night presented by our festival partners THE METRO; the thrilling 2 dimensional – LAST OF MY SPECIES II: The Perilous Songs of Bibi Merhdad (an exciting sequel to last year’s massive hit)!

For more programming information, and a list of participating artists please visit:

Thursday-Monday September 2nd-6th

At South Belmont Harbor (Belmont at Lake Shore Drive)
      Thursday & Friday 6PM-10PM: $25
      Saturday & Sunday 1PM-10PM: $15-$25
      Monday 1PM-6PM: $15
      KIDS UNDER 10 For $10, KIDS UNDER 3 For FREE!

Also, get your tickets now for Spectale 2010

Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays September 9th – 26th
At the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza
      7:30PM THUR: $15
FRI & SUN: $20


Mammoths & Mastodons exhibit at The Field Museum is going the way of the dinosaurs and will be extinct after September 6th.   

The exhibition, developed by The Field Museum, marks the first display of the baby mammoth in the United States and includes not only Lyuba's preserved body, but also scientific evidence shedding new light on mammoth biology. You'll discover how Lyuba enhances our understanding of the evolution of mammoths and their relatives: modern-day elephants, which are facing their own struggle for survival today.

Also highly recommended:

Lookingglass Alice has been extended again, but must close September 12th.   Don't be like the white rabbit....late for this very important date.   Get your tickets today.

Chicago Jazz Festival   We've been going to Jazz Fest every year for decades and are sad to miss it this time around.   We highly recommend this excellent music fest and can't believe how luck we are that it's still free.   Come on down to Grant Park Thursday through Sunday and ChiIL Out to world class jazz musicians.

Bristol Renaissance Faire  It's the last weekend for Ren Fair 2010.   Click here for Sagezilla and Du-Jay's fabulous adventures in merry olde England, earlier this summer.

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