Weekend Planner: Top 5 Family Events in Chicago / Oct. 4, 5 & 6

Below is the weekly Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 events for families in Chicago this weekend - Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6.

1. Family Cine-Workshop "Le renard et l'enfant"
Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn St. (Gold Coast)
Sat., Oct. 5
Family pass $10 for 1 movie, $25 for series of 3 movies

This Saturday kicks off the start of the Alliance Francaise de Chicago's Fall Family Cine-Workshop. Young audiences will be treated to a showing of "Le renard et l'enfant" (The fox and the child) followed by an activity and gouter (snack).

2. Italian Fall Festival 2013
Italian Cultural Center, 3800 Division St., Stone Park, IL
Sat., Oct. 5 and Sun., Oct. 6
Free admission

The Italian Fall Festival at the Italian Cultural Center in west suburban Stone Park will feature live entertainment, cultural events, a farmers market, sporting exhibits and children's activities, and more!

3. Little Homer Story Hour
National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St. (Greektown)
Sat., Oct. 5
$5 admission

The National Hellenic Museum's weekly Little Homer Story Hour enables kids to discover Greek culture through interactive storytelling and arts and crafts creation. This Saturday, families can hear the story "How the Fox Lost his Colors" and then make a rainbow craft to take home.

For more information on what else to do while you're in Greektown, check out my tips for how to spend the afternoon there with your family.

4. The NOSH

A.N. Pritzker School playground, corner of Damen and Evergreen Avenues (Wicker Park)
Sat., Oct. 5
Free admission

This new weekly food and outdoor market features more than 20 vendor serving up a variety of artisanal fare and select culinary cooking and serving wares. On any given Saturday, you can treat yourself to artisanal delights - to eat at a picnic table or to take home with you.

5. Ravenswood Art Walk
Ravenswood Ave. from Irving Park Rd. to Lawrence Ave. (Ravenswood Ave. Corridor)
Sat., Oct. 5 and Sun., Oct. 6
Free admission

The Ravenswood Art Walk encourages visitors to take self-guided tours of the artist studios, galleries, shops and industrial businesses that line the Ravenswood Corridor. In between each stop, you can enjoy live music and performance art, grab a bite to eat from food trucks, and more. Families also should be sure to stop by the children's activity area.

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