production photo credit: Joan Marcus
ChiIL Mama's giving away a free family 4 pack of tickets to the Shrek matinee show on November 25th at 2pm. Enter right here for your chance to win those tickets and so many more. We also have freebies to all of ChiIL Mama's sponsored Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids. The next 2 Tuesdays we're picking winners for TWO great kindie rock shows. Enter through midnight Nov. 28th for December 4th shows and through midnight December 5th for the following week. Winners will be announced during FREE TICKET TUESDAYS.
ChiIL Mama has free family 4 packs for Dec 4th to:
Families in the Loop-Wonderland (birth-8)
10:30-12pm at Lincoln Hall at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
$12 ($1.65 service fee)/ under 2 are free
(These tickets sell out VERY fast, so please reserve your spot right away!)
*ChiIL Mama shot some great stills and video footage from the last FITL Brunch N Boogie that we'll have up shortly. In the mean time, don't delay. Enter to win tixs today.
Oh, Come all Ye…. Families! Families in the Loop is rockin’ the holidays this year by throwing “FITL Wonderland: Chicago’s Biggest Holiday Bash!” Local stars will have parents and tots on their feet, jamming to masterful music from all around the world. Together we’ll revel in live tunes and entertainment, with a splash of lights, mistletoe and menorahs thrown in. And don’t forget the brunchies, with oodles of treats from all our faves. What better way to celebrate the season, our families and our fabulous city, courtesy of your springboard to all that’s hip and heavenly in Chicago, Families in the Loop!
Super Stolie & The Rockstars (birth-8)
noon at Beat Kitchen 2100 W. Belmont
Big fun guaranteed with Super Stolie & The Rockstars. A Super Stolie & The Rockstars show is a super-fun good time. Kids will sing. Kids will dance. Kids will perfect their 'Rockstar Jump!' And kids and their grownups will most definitely have fun.
Plus Wishcraft Workshop will run a special craft activity after the show. Brought to you by Chicago Kids.
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The following week, we're giving away 4 tickets for 2 shows December 11th, Gustafer Yellowgold and Mary Macaroni:
Family 4 pack of tickets to see Gustafer Yellowgold & brunch for 4 at Schubas!! (all ages)
3pm at Schubas
$10/$12 at the door/ under 2 are free
$1 of each ticket sold will benefit Coat Angels.
ChiIL Mama adores Gustafer Yellowgold, the rockin' yellow, lemon headed alien, and we've given away show tixs, DVDs, and even a collector poster of his for years. This time, we're offering something special--show tixs AND a gift certificate for brunch for four!
Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a unique blend of live music and moving image. The minimally animated illustrations are accompanied by illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor’s catchy and original story-songs for a truly different multimedia experience that is entrancing children, teens and adults alike.
Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and has an unusual magnetism for making friends with some of Earth's odder creatures. His best friend is Forrest Applecrumbie the flightless Pterodactyl. Gustafer and Forrest built a small cottage-style home on the edge of an uncharted wooded area in Minnesota. He has a pet Eel named Slim (short for Slimothy) and a pet Dragon named Asparagus who lives in his fireplace and loves corn on the cob. Gustafer's pals, the Mustard Slugs practice their math under the shrubbery.
Since his creation in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by the New York Times, which said, “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.”
Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A.”
New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor “Best Kids’ Performer” in its 2008 Best of New York Awards.
Save the Dates... Check out our hot and happening Concerts for Kids! lineup. ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama...official sponsor.
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont
shows at noon on Sunday, $6
Nov 20: Karen 4 Kids!
Dec 4: Super Stolie and the Rockstars
Dec 11: Mary Macaroni
Dec 18: Shana Sings! Special holiday show
Jan 8: Ice Cream Vendors
Jan 15: Little Miss Ann Band
Jan 22: The Boogers
Jan 29: Winter Fest, 11am-2pm, $8
Featuring Mary Macaroni, Sarah Parker, The Storybook Mom and Istvan & His Imaginary Band