Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ChiIL Out With ChiIL Mama at Do Division This Fri-Sun

We'll have our own tent in the Family Fun Fest all weekend, with ChiIL Mama's Rock Tots Photo Spot/Dress Up Area, so swing by and say hey.    ChiIL Mama and 11 year old, Du-Jay, will be there in person.


DO DIVISION FAMILY FUN FEST 2012-Saturday and Sunday June 2-3 2012

“The Shedd Aquarium comes to Division Street”, along with old favorites such as face painting, and rocking kids' music.

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale, a neighborhood festival that attracted over 60,000 people in 2011, has partnered with Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO to create Do Division Family Fun Fest. Do Division Family Fun Fest, Saturday June 2nd noon-6pm, and Sunday June 3rd noon-5pm, has quickly become one of the premier family-friendly festivals in the city. Just off the main drag of Division Street, where the main festival is being held, there will be activities for the kids including ChiIL Mama's Rock Tots Photo Spot/ Dress Up Area, drumming, pony rides and hallmark vendors like Psychobaby, who will be transforming kids’ hair into punk hairdo’s.

This year, we will continue to occupy a two-block stretch of Hoyne Avenue, from Division Street and the fest north to Potomac. New this year is our sponsor the Shedd Aquarium, who will bring several of their popular games such as the Penguin Plunge and the Polar Playzone as well as an opportunity to see some of their animals up close and personal throughout the weekend. We are also excited to have the Great Lakes Initiative, an organization that is focused on conservation and education about our most precious water source. We will continue with Fun Facts about the Great Lakes and a quiz that promises to be an adventure in the neighborhood.

We're bringing back many of the popular activities including The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent, punk rock hair styling by Psycho Baby, face painting, the Children's Learning Place Toddler Zone, a bounce house, dunk tank and pony rides. And you can win prizes from Building Blocks' famous Carnival Wheel.

Here are ChiIL Mama's kid friendly recommendations at the main stage!   See the full schedule below.

Main Family Fun Fest Stage Schedule

Saturday, June 2nd:

12:00-12:20 Shakespeare All-Stars

12:30-1:00 ARCC

1:15-1:55 Mary Macaroni

2:00-2:20 Gingarte Capoeira

2:30-3:00 Sunny Side Up

3:10-3:40 Istvan & His Imaginary Band--(Highly recommended kindie rockers.   Check em out.)

3:50-4:10 Trinity irish dancers--(These talented kids are excellent.   Highly recommended.)

4:25-5:05 Sarah Parker

5:10-5:30 Mad Science or Changs Martial Arts Demo

5:35-6:00 Gracie Lou

Sunday, June 3rd:

12:00-12:30 Kids Science Lab

12:45-1:20 Fiddle Billies

1:30-1:50 My Gym

2:00-2:40 Rock’ s Cool Pritzker student band

3:00-3:40 Awkward Cousins

3:50-4:20 Changs Martial Arts Demo

4:20-5:10 Mary Macaroni

Proceeds from Do Division Family Fun Fest go to Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO, two public elementary schools in Wicker Park.
LaSalle II Magnet School, a world language academy opened in 2008/2009 and serves PreK through grade 7. Expanding to grade 8 next year. Funds raised to support after-school programs, classrooms, and numerous enrichment programs for our children. Located at 1148 N. Honore Street at Division Street. An exciting Chicago public school alternative for the East Village and Wicker Park communities. Visit
A.N. Pritzker School, A.N. Pritzker School is a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet school with a Regional Gifted Center that serves PreK through grade 8. Located at 2009 W. Schiller Street. A creative, stimulating public school serving Wicker Park and East Ukrainian Village. Visit


Take your punk kin, banger babies, & lil folk to hear some of your fav bands for the big kids (AKA:  grownups).   Check out the 2012 Line Up!
*ChiIL Live Show's particular favorites & must sees are in red

Damen Stage:
Programmed by Empty Bottle Presents
& Hosted by Comedian Peter O'Connell

Friday, June 1st
Black Belles 8:30 pm
BBU 7:15 pm
Moon Furies 6:00 pm
Hosted by Peter O'Connell [Wham City Comedy] 4:45 PM

Saturday, June 2nd

Peanut Butter Wolf 8:30 pm
Besnard Lakes 7:00 pm
Craig Finn 5:30 pm
Mannequin Men 4:00 pm
Peter O'Connell 3:50 / intro
In Tall Buildings 2:30 pm
Chris Connelly 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 3rd
The Antlers 8:30 pm
Pinebender 7:00 pm
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons 5:30 pm
Teengirl Fantasy 4:00 pm
People's Temple 2:30 pm
Eiren Caffall 1:00 pm

Leavitt Stage:
Programmed by Subterranean and House Call Entertainment

Friday, June 1st
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound @ 8:30 pm (just back from rockin' Summer Camp Music Festival)

Todd Hembrook & The Hemispheres @ 7:15 pm

The O’My’s @ 6:15 pm (check out our past photo filled coverage of the O'My's sold out show at Reggie's right here)

Saturday, June 2nd
Le Butcherettes @ 9:00 pm
O’ Death @ 7:45 pm
White Mystery @ 6:45 pm
Brown Bird @ 5:45 pm
The Blind Staggers @ 4:45 pm
Magic Milk @ 3:45 pm

Sunday, June 3rd
Murder By Death @ 8:00 pm
The Soft Pack @ 6:45 pm
Gypsyblood @ 6:00 pm
Mutts @ 5:00 pm (highly recommended!!)
Young Jesus @ 4:00 pm

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