Friday, March 18, 2011

Play Locally-Chicago Weekend Fun #HOPtoit

This is a big one folks.   Some lucky kids are on spring break now.   Some of us aren't out for nearly a month.   Nevertheless, we're all out for the weekend! 

First, we're going to get a hop, skip and jump on the masses with a press preview of HOP on Saturday morning.   I'm as excited to see this one as the kids are.   It's by the creators of Despicable Me and features a rabbit who wants to follow his drummer dreams and be a rock star instead of the Easter Bunny.   We can't wait to check it out and tell you all about it.


Then we're off to the opening of Sinbad at Adventure Stage and then on to see a Mama friend of ours perform Bon Voyage! at Mayne Stage.

Featuring Windy City Gay Chorus And Aria: Windy City Women's Ensemble 
Sat, Mar 19
5:00 Pm
8:00 Pm    


Sunday, look for ChiIL Mama at the launch party for Brunch N Boogie at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln.    Families in the Loop has cooked up this new, monthly excuse to wake up and rock out on a Sunday.   10:30-noon.  $8-kids under 2 are free.

We’re celebrating music from around the world with the official launch of FITL’s monthly Brunch & Boogie series!  On one Sunday of every month,  Chicago children and their parents can enjoy an eclectic array of music representing cultures from the far reaches of the globe!
This month, we’re sticking close to home with our very own FITL Band.  Comprised of Chicago’s talented Nick Davio and his crew (with FITL dad Jon Fishman on drums!), the music will have us on our feet grooving to American classics.  And performance artist Lily Emerson, the Notebaert Nature Museum’s Artist in Residence, will wow the crowd with original works that show Chicago families how art is accessible to all ages.
Click here to learn more!

Then, at 2pm, look for ChiIL Mama at Schubas for Dreamtree Shakers.    We'll be recording portions of the show and interviewing Jeremy (musician and new dad to a 4.5 month old).   This should be an excellent, new CD release party show, with the full band, masks and marvelous music.    
**These guys are ChiIL Mama's current Win A Disc Wednesday Band.   We've got 2 CDs-their last and their latest-for 1 lucky winner (and 2 more sets for future give aways).
Enter HERE through midnight Tuesday 3/22 for Dreamtree CDs.   Our winner will be announced Wednesday.   The link will also take you to entries for all of our remaining March give aways.   Don't miss out.   There are still some sweet ones coming up!

There are so many great things this weekend, we'll break it into a second, also recommended, post.

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