Lookingglass Peter Pan
We ♥ snarky fairies! This is not your Disney Peter Pan. Lookingglass has created a compelling, urban, edgy production with punk pirates in black leather and Tink, true to Barrie's storyline, as a jealous rival for Peter Pan's affections, who goes so far as to call Wendy a slut and try to thwart her at every turn.
Lookingglass cautiously recommends this show for the 12 and up crowd, so we did a parents night out for the first round. The pirates are intense, but if you're not particularly prudish parents, there's nothing too over the top for most older children. Just don't expect any sparkly wings and green tunics here. We thought the production was lots of fun and plan to bring our 7 & 9 year olds. ChiIL Mama will have a full review up this week. Check out the Lookingglass site HERE for details.
ChiIL Mama also highly recommends Traces. Like Peter Pan, Traces characters also utilize chalk drawing on the stage floor, fly through the air, and play on a stripped down, industrial stage. This high art pairing of conceptual performance art and impressive circus arts was right up our urban alley. We'll have a full review up this week. Click HERE for details.
Humanities Fest It's that time of year again, and the annual Chicago Humanities Fest is brimming with too many amazing events to mention. If you haven't gone yet, it ends November 14th. So check out their site, before it's too late. This year's theme is The Body.
Nov. 12 &13th:
DRUMLine Live & Ralph's World: Family Friendly Entertainment at The Center for Performing Arts at GSU
DRUMLine Live on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., returning by popular demand following a sold-out 2009 Center engagement. Theatergoers will be wowed by hot choreography and athletic feats performed by steppers, the rhythmic sounds of trumpets, and the speed and pulsating force of the drumline. The “DRUMLine Live” cast is assembled from students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country.
Saturday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. brings Chicago's kid-rock sensation and Playhouse Disney music star Ralph Covert to The Center for Ralph's World, a special concert event that will feature greatest hits and songs from his new album.
Free Market--(trickle down economics, the way it should work)
Everything is FREE!!!!
Sat. November 13th, 10am-2pm
White Rose Catholic Worker Community
2127 W. Devon Ave (just east of the Salvation Army parking lot)
This is an outdoor event so dress warm!
There will be hot drinks and chili to eat!.
This is a chance to share both physical items and personal
skills/gifts. Feel free to bring items to give away and/or skills to
share. Bring and/or take items….everything is free!
Some skills that will be shared: worm composting, back massage, craft
table, music, hair cuts, etc.
There will be plenty of items as well: clothing, kitchenware, books,
movies…and much more!
All are welcome! This will be a kid friendly event! If people would
like to drop off items early, any time after 8am is fine. Leftover
items at the end of the day will be donated to a local non-profit organization.
Leave it if you've got it. Take it if you need it.
photo: kenazworks 2010
Happy Recycling Week--Check out Planet Green
Don't Miss Recycling Week Kick-OffCelebrate Your Year-Long Recycling Habit--Recycling Week is here! Even though recycling is an important part of our lives every day -- and not just this week -- it's important to recognize the good that it can do, the benefits that are derived from it, and the ways that we can continue to improve it.
So, indulge in a little celebration for recycling, learn more about how it works and why it's important, and apply those lessons to your year-round recycling habit with our Recycling Week feature.
Bask in Recycling Week with Incredible Features
Join us on Saturday November 13th for Kidical Mass at Palmer Square.
Social Meet-up time 10:30 am
Ride starts at 11:00 am
We will loop the Square for the littlest kids and then head off into the streets in a different route every month.
Please RSVP to the ride so we know how many are attending. If you join this KIdical Mass chainlink group, we will be able to send you reminder announcements about upcoming rides too...)
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