ChiIL Mama's stoked to be sponsoring TWO rockin' kindie music events this weekend. The best news is, Boogie With Building Blocks is Saturday from 10am-2pm and Dreamtree Shakers are Sunday at noon at Beat Kitchen, so you can do BOTH!
Congrats to our Dreamtree Shakers family 4 pack ticket winner this week, Amy Jo W. and her sons, Easton and Flynn. Your name will be on the guest list at the door.
If you haven't experienced The Dreamtree Shakers live shows yet, you should! They are one of our favorites and a big hit with kids of all ages and adults. They add masks, pagentry and mystery to their shows and bring the characters out into the audience, to involve the kids. Tickets are just $6.00. All ages welcome.
Check out ChiIL Mama's interview with The Dreamtree Shaker's right here. We caught up with them at Schubas at baby Elvis' first concert in late March. It's too soon to tell if he'll be a Costello, a Presley, or a unique Elvis for the new millennium. He's still more of a velvet Elvis at this point--all soft an fuzzy. With a band dad and a mom who works for Chirp Radio, one thing's for sure. He'll be exposed to a lotta great music! Lucky kid. Bring your own lucky kids out this weekend and give them the benefit of some awesome music and more.
We've been promoting Boogie With Building Blocks for months and the time is finally here to celebrate 15 years of Building Blocks Toy Stores, and Katherine, the Chicago Mama and toy shop keeper, we all depend on for the coolest toys.
All Building Block customers, friends, and community are invited to celebrate with us on this day. All activities are FREE
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary:
Boogie With Building Blocks And Our Friends!
This band is full of Chicago firemen, local parents, and award winning musicians. Check 'em out, for a dog gone fun time! Here's ChiIL Mama's video of them playing Mommy's Song LIVE at Beat Kitchen.
*Gift bags will include Alex goodies and a raffle entry to win terrific prizes, including a 6-FOOT GIANT UGLYDOLL ($600 value)!
*Limited quantity of gift bags. Uglydoll giveaway entries 9/24-11/30. Winner drawn 12/01
To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Building Blocks Toy Store is having a great big party with all kinds of fun planned. Elmo will be on site to pose for photos and greet his fans. Balloons, temporary tattoo applications, facepainting, and musical entertainment by the Poochamungas.
We'll have raffles for all kinds of fun prizes and giveaway bags for attendees including hot off the presses ChiIL Mama buttons for everyone. ChiIL Mama hooked up the entertainment and donated two big CD baskets worth $56 and $65 respectively. Our local "Windy Kindie" basket will be given away to one lucky winner on Saturday during Boogie With Building Blocks.
"ChiILMama.com's Windy Kindie Favorites" CD package with all Chicago Kindie (Kids Indie) Artists Contains:
- CD-Human Tim + Robot Tim--Pop of the Tots w/ photo postcard ($13) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/03/video-interview-with-kindie-band-human.html
- CD-Boogers--Let's Go! ($14) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/01/lets-go-chiil-mamas-review-of-boogers.html
- CD-Mindy Hester & The Time Outs--Juicebox Hero ($19) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/04/mindy-hester-video-interview-win-disc.html
- Download Card from cdbaby-Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies--Muddy Water Beaver Dam Band ($10) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/05/mr-singer-sharp-cookies-free-ticket.html
Total Value: $56
ChiILMama.com's National Kindie Favorites CD Package With CDs by 4 Award Winning Kindie (Kids Indie) Artists Contains:
Billy Kelly--The Family Garden ($12) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/04/april-shower-of-give-aways-kanani.html
Hope Harris-Cousins Jamboree ($21) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/05/win-disc-wednesday-hope-harris-cousins.html
The Okee Dokee Brothers--Take It Outside ($14) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/02/okee-dokee-brothers-live-in-concert-at.html
Steve Weeks-Dandelion ($18) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/06/win-disc-wednesday-steve-weeks.html
Total Value: $65
(Customers can continue to enter to win this one through 12/1. Everyone who enters Saturday will remain in the pool for the chance to win a giant $600 Ugly Doll, this sweet CD basket, and loads of great prizes.)
**Stop in at either the Lakeview or Wicker Park Building Blocks Toys shops for the Poochamungas CD "Mud, Mommies, and Mayhem" for only $5. It's a limited-time promotion until event day.
We're excited to again be teaming up with Families in the Loop and On The Go Chicago
As always, more rockin' events, live footage, interviews, CD/DVD give aways and reviews can be found on ChiILMama.Com, ChiIL Mama's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chiilmama&aq=f and our Vimeo Channel http://vimeo.com/channels/173645
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