2016/17 Season

Cultivate your child's artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations an UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists.  See below for ticket information and the full schedule.

Family Saturdays 2016/17

2-4:30 pm / Free


Stories across the Generations: From Shakespeare to the Great Migration

Sat, Oct 1, 2–4:30pm

ASE Youth Ensemble will present a concert celebrating the period in history referred to as the Great Migration, featuring young people ages 6–17 performing poetry, songs, and stories that bring the important lessons of this history to life in vibrant and dynamic ways.

As a part of Chicago's ongoing Shakespeare 400 celebration, Teaching Lab Collaborations at The University of Chicago will present some of the South Side’s youngest thespians, showcasing performances from youth who have participated in a month-long Shakespeare workshop series. Come hear some classic tales told in new ways!


Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Sat, Nov 5, 2–4:30pm / Free

Phantom Boy Film Screening

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish film noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of Manhattan. Leo is an eleven year old boy and he has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a greedy villain who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Clever journalist Mary must put the fellows’ behind-the-scenes savvy into play, as she is in the line of fire to foil the evil mastermind. Now they must form an extraordinary team, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Come along on a heart-thumping adventure as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Phantom Boy, France/Belgium, English (Dubbed), 85 minutes. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol. English version: Featuring the voices of Fred Armison and Vincent D’Onofrio.


Reciprocity: Giving and Receiving

Sat, Dec 3, 2–4:30pm / Free

This month we focus on making things for giving and sharing in a variety of art forms. Our interdisciplinary workshops are engaging for the whole family, offering hands-on activities from music to arts and crafts. Join us and learn something new. Geared for youth ages 2–12, there are a variety of choices. Visit arts.uchicago.edu/loganfamilysaturdays for more details.


Peace and Purpose

Sat, Jan 7, 2–4:30pm / Free

Join us at our first Logan Center Family Saturday of 2017.  This month we will focus on the power of peace both within and without our families.  We welcome you and your family to join us for a peaceful afternoon filled with arts and crafts, storytelling, movement and much more!


I Believe I Can Fly: Exploring Aviation

Sat, Feb 4, 2–4:30pm / Free

Explore aviation this February at Logan Center Family Saturdays. We will take flight in various ways as we create airplanes, listen to stories of talented pilots, imagine outer space through comic book themes, and so much more!


Art Girls: Celebrating the Contributions of Women Artists

Sat, Mar 4, 2–4:30pm / Free

Celebrate the contributions of women in the arts this weekend at Logan Center Family Saturdays! Learn about their legacies by spending an afternoon walking in their shoes.


Garden Art: Exploring the Beauty in Nature

Sat, Apr 1, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD


Concrete Family Festival

Sat, May 6, 1–5 pm / Free

Concrete Family Festival: Hands-on family activities related to concrete

Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street) and Smart Museum of Art (5550 South Greenwood Avenue)

An afternoon of hands-on family activities related to concrete. Learn how to pour and shape this ancient material with concrete masons from Ozinga, make mini concrete cars, and get up close to a real-life concrete mixing truck.

Presented by the Logan Center for the Arts and the Smart Museum of Art. Sponsored by Ozinga Bros., Inc.


Danceathon: An Afternoon of Social Dance

Sat, Jun 3, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD


Reserve tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu




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The Logan Center Family Saturdays and Family Saturday Festivals are made possible through the support of the Milken Institute, Michael and Patricia Klowden, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center, as well as partnerships with local and national arts organizations and performing artists.


pinReva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th Street
ChicagoIL 60637


Mon–Sat, 8 am–10 pm
Sun, 11 am–9 pm

UCID card access outside of these hours only for Logan-based faculty, staff, and MFA students with studios, or via special permission. Hours will be extended for special events as needed.

Logan Media Center
Sunday: 4pm-8pm
Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Logan Center Gallery
Mon: Closed
Tue–Sat9 am–9 pm
Sun11 am–9 pm

Box Office
Mon–Fri, noon–6 pm
Sat–Sun, closed

Café Logan
Mon–Fri, 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun, 12 pm–8 pm


773.702.ARTS (2787)