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. This season also features special full-day Family Saturday Festivals in fall, winter, spring, and summer. Family Saturday Festivals include special guest performers, film screenings, drop-in activities, art workshops, and more! See below for ticket information and the full schedule.
Family Saturday Festivals 2015/16
12-5 pm / $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+
January 23, 2016: Laughter
2-3p Barrel of Monkeys "That's Weird, Grandma"
"That's Weird, Grandma" is a variety show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkey's arts education programs. The weekly show, now in its 15th year, runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore, and a rotating cast of talented professional actors who celebrate the imaginations of children through this raucous performance.
12-1p Music to the Beat with Pat Pike
12-1p Mandala Indian Dance Workshop
1-4p Arts and Crafts
1-2p Hyde Park School of Dance
1-2p CU Film Society's Pens to Lens
3-4p Fam Jam Dancing with DJ Tess
April 30, 2016: Improvisation
Featured Performance: Story Town
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure! We use your suggestions and ideas to create a different story every time. Kids design the setting and help shape the story, and our actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life! When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. We'll see you in Storytown!
Featured Performance: Shanta Nrullah
Workshops: Ayodele Drum and Dance, Rebirth Poetry Ensemble and more
June 18, 2016: Science and Sound
Featured Performance: Douglass Ewart and Third Coast Percussion
Workshops: Frankentoy Mobile, Hyde Park Youth Symphony and much more
Purchase tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
Family Saturdays 2015/16
2–4:30 pm / Free admission
February 27, 2016
2-3p Mommy and Me Yoga with Blanca (ages 2-5)
2-4p Arts and Crafts(all ages)
2-3p Improv Theatre(ages 6-11)
3-4p Hyde School of Dance(ages 6-11)
March 26, 2016
2-3p Hyde Park School of Dance (ages 2-5)
2-3p Mandala Indian Dance (ages 6-11)
3-4p Family Folks and Songs with Mama Zahra (ages 2-5)
3-4p West African Drumming with Kwame Steve Cobb (ages 6-11)
2-4p Arts and Crafts (all ages)
May 21, 2016
- Ayodele Drum and Dance
- Lego Animation
- Folktale Films by Southside Projections
Register for free workshops 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.