Chicago is home to many wonderful cultural opportunities for kids (and their parents too). The Chicago
Humanities Festival is a perfect example of the rich diversity of
theater, dance, music and visual art right here in our hometown.
The Chicago Humanities Festival is hosting the eleventh annual spring
festival Stages, Sights & Sounds, which runs from April 29 to
May 16, 2010. The family-friendly festival features over 50 performances by eight different
artists and ensembles as well as interactive activities at venues in
Chicago and Evanston. This year's roster of performers includes
artists from Scotland (Visible Fictions), France (Vélo Théâtre), and Israel
(Galilee Multicultural Theatre), as well as from Seattle and Chicago.
Stages, Sights & Sounds schedule offers a variety of performance
times to accommodate different schedules: weekend shows, school-day
matinees, and weekday evening programs.
The schedule of events includes a wide range of performances for every interest. I've narrowed things down to just the family-friendly offerings to make your planning a bit easier.
For kids as young as 4:
Theatre's There's a Rabbit in the Moon
For kids as young as 7:
Gaines's 7(x1) Samurai--An Epic Tale, Told by an Idiot
For kids as young as 8:
Theater: Cape & Squiggle and Laika's Coffin
For any age (as long as he or she can handle a 60-minute performance):
Families can also take advantage of the hands-on Family
Day activities at the MCA
Visit the website to find an event that your family will love.