Friday, October 8, 2010

ChiILoween and Best of Rocktober Upcoming/Ongoing Events










UPCOMING/ONGOING:
Broadway in Chicago:
The Lion King and Pandemonium










Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the new show PANDEMONIUM: THE LOST AND FOUND ORCHESTRA for a limited one week engagement at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) October 12 - 17, 2010.  Individual tickets for this new production from the creators of STOMP are on sale now.   Get your tickets today.

 Danbert Nobacon--rockin' the music and literary world with his unique world view.   

Thursday October 14th @ The Book Cellar (Lincoln Park) 
CHICAGO, IL. 
BOOK READING



ChiIL Mama will have a full review of 3 Dead Princes out this week.


Saturday October 16th @ Martyr's
CHICAGO, IL
MUSIC GIG - MC-ing 'The Old Devil's Ball' with Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Andre Williams and the Goldstars

Saturday, October 16th at 3:00PM
The Verve Pipe kids' show at S.P.A.C.E.
(enter to win tickets at ChiIL Mama through Tues midnight)










October 22-31

I've volunteered a few days a month, in the box office/concessions at Facets Multimedia, for 20 years.   Du-Jay and Sagezilla often volunteer as well.   So I've been a part of the world class Children's Film Fest for decades, and the kids have grown up on it.   Follow the link above to get your tickets now.   These excellent films from around the world tend to sell out.   There's a handy suggested ages guide to help you plan your fest days.

Sunday, October 24th, noon

Chic-a-go-go Pun'kin Prom

Costume Contest, Chic-a-Go-Go Dance Party, Pumpkin Carving, Raffle, Giveaways and more...

Lincoln Hall will be showing the Bears game for dads (or moms!) so you can have a brew and check out the game while your littles are entertained.   Reserve your spot today.   Punkin carving spots are filled already, but there's still room to dance and enter the costume contest.


- 12:30-1:15 dancing & punkin carving in music room. Bears in front room/main bar.








Happy chiILoween!   Check in often for updates and photo filled features and we'll see you out there.


- 1:15-half time end: contests in music room.

- 2nd half of game watching & punkin carving in music room. Chic-a-go-go help kids with punkin carving.



The Bears game will be shown in the front bar for the 1st half and the 2nd half on our 220" HD projector screen in the back room. 


ChiIL Mama had a blast at the recent taping of Chic-a-go-go's Halloween show extravaganza, featuring The Boogers, and a bunch of other wacky bands.   We'll be posting a photo filled Chic-a-g-go feature soon.   We even got to hang with,  John Herndon, the drummer from Tortoise, who was there with his wife and kids.


Women and Children First Bookstore Presents
Family Sing-a-Long, Concert and Booksigning with
Folk Music Legend Peter Yarrow

Sunday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m., legendary folksinger and peace activist Peter Yarrow, from the internationally renowned musical group, Peter, Paul & Mary, will present a family concert and booksigning at the Swedish American Museum Center (5211 N. Clark St., Chicago). This event is presented by Women & Children First Bookstore. Although it is free and open to the public, reservations are required. They can be obtained by calling the bookstore at 773-769-9299, or stopping by at 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago. Doors for this event will open at 5:30 and seating is first-come, first served. A booksigning will immediately follow the concert.
                                           
As a successful artist and activist, Peter Yarrow’s talent is legendary.  His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including Puff, The Magic DragonDay Is DoneThe Great Mandala and Light One Candle.  More recently, Peter is the author of the best-selling picture book, Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day Is Done and the popular Peter Yarrow Songbook series, an anthology of American folk music for children.  His musical creativity has always gone hand in hand with his commitment to social justice and equity in society.

Sunday, October 24th--The Full Moon Fire and Drum Jam happens every Full Moon during the summer months in Chicago. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners and families that come to enjoy. The jams are a leave no trace, family event.  



The Lion King
Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : Begins September 29, 2010
Running time: 2 hrs 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission
“A THEATRICAL WORK FOR THE AGES! ”
—Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 The wait is over! After 5 long years, Disney’s THE LION KING is finally returning to Chicago for a limited engagement. Experience the phenomenon as it once again leaps onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre stage. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” Let your imagination run wild at the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.”

Ticket prices are $25 to $97 and may be ordered throughTicketmaster, or see Ticket Information for more options.

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