January flew by, and we're still recapping all the excellent music, theatre, and hockey we saw. February is just 2 days away. Here's what we're looking forward to covering this coming month:
2nd-Disney on Ice Toy Story 3-(check out their site for videos, fun games and more)-Chicago shows are running now through Feb. 13th. We've already chosen our family 4 pack ticket winner, but discount tickets are still available. Click HERE for the code and details about our Toy Story 3 comment contest. We'll be seeing the show ourselves on the 2nd and we'll post a full review.
3rd-Phil Angotti and Friends (21+)-People and Places CD release at Park West. I met this Chicago based musician/dad at The Webstirs show and look forward to checking out his music. For downloads and more info, check out his site HERE. We'll be doing an interview with him in the near future.
5th-Keller Williams (kids by day/18+ at night)-*enter HERE through Monday 1/31 midnight for a family 4 pack of tickets to Keller's No Kidding! Kids' Show, at 3:30pm at Park West, Susan Salidor at Schubas and Lindsay and The Shimmys at Beat Kitchen! 3 winners chosen.
Enter through Tuesday midnight to win Keller Williams' kindie CD, Kids. 3 winners chosen!
*Doors open at 2:30--join a pre show drum circle. $30 SUPER FREEK pass gets you 1 ticket to the kids show/1 to the adult show and a laminate that admits you to a meet n greet with Keller. Check the Park West site for tickets and details.
- 5th-Susan Salidor (kids)-Schubas-10:30am
- 5th-Lindsay and The Shimmies (kids)-Beat Kitchen-noon
6th-The Young Stracke All-Stars, ages 8-13, open for Ella Jenkins, whose musical legacy spans 50 years-The Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM)-11:00am. ChiIL Mama's known 3 of The Young Stracke All-Stars since they were in pre-school, and is excited to see them perform.
We've also been huge fans of Ella Jenkins since our kids' pre-school days. Sagezilla got to hold her hand at Kidzapalooza 2006, during Ella's birthday celebration, and she used to adamantly insist her name was "Hello Jenkins", instead of Ella. Somehow, I don't think Ella would mind.
We'd highly recommend this unique experience to see some of the newest folk musicians playing with one of their inspirations, the first lady of children's folk music herself. ChiIL Mama will be covering the show and posting interviews.
11th-Monster Jam-Allstate Arena *Win a family 4 pack HERE! Enter through Monday 2/31 midnight. We'll be there the 11th and will be posting a full review.
- 11th-Laura Doherty (kids) -Schubas-11:00am-*ChiIL Mama will be giving away her latest CD, Kids in The City & A Family 4 Pack of tickets, as well as running reviews, footage and an interview
- 11th-Mindy Hester & The Time Outs (kids)-Beat Kitchen-noon *ChiIL Mama will be giving away A Family 4 Pack of tickets
Tortoise is well known and loved in Chicago and internationally. Come see accomplished, cutting edge musicians, who also happen to be somebody's parents. We've known Jeff Parker (guitar/bass), and John Herndon (drums) since their kids were toddlers.
19th-Motorhead/Clutch/Valient Thorr (all ages)-Congress Theater-7:00pm
19th-Little Miss Ann Band-Dress Wacky Dance Party-Beat Kitchen-noon *ChiIL Mama will be giving away her CD, Music For Tots & A Family 4 Pack of tickets, as well as running reviews, footage and an interview
20th-Super Stolie (kids)-Beat Kitchen-noon *ChiIL Mama will be giving away her CD, When I Grow Up & A Family 4 Pack of tickets, as well as running reviews, footage and an interview
26th-Dropkick Murphys/Naked Raygun (all ages)-Congress Theater(Naked Raygun brought all their kids out on stage at Riot Fest, a few years back, in tot sized Naked Raygun T's.)
27th-Dropkick Murphys/Against Me (all ages)-Congress Theater
- 27th-Karen 4 Kids (kids)-Beat Kitchen-noon *ChiIL Mama will be giving away A Family 4 Pack of tickets
Winter Farmers Market-Every Sunday 10-2-November through March
Heads Up For March:
Congress Theater (all ages)
March 11th & 12th
Congress Theater(all ages)
Dreamworks Madagascar Live! at Rosemont Theatre- March 16-20th *ChiIL Mama will be giving away a family 4 pack of tickets and reviewing the show. Details coming soon.