The City of Chicago does a really good job of offering free or low-cost opportunities for families (I am thinking about things like the Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park, the spectacular Kite Festival each spring, etc.). And they are at it again.....
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events just unveiled Juicebox, a new music and performance series for the “stroller set.” Performances will take place on alternate Fridays beginning February 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall (78 East Washington) except where noted. All performances are FREE. Parents and young children can enjoy Chicago’s best music, dance, and theater in a kid-friendly setting.
Take advantage of the opportunity to expose the little people in your life to live, artistic performances. Kids can sit on the floor, walk around, meet the artists, and sometimes even play with the instruments and puppets. You are welcome to bring snacks, a couple of friends and let loose.
Maybe the best part of this offering is that mom and dad can sneak a little culture in too.
Here are details on the kick-off event:
The Spektral Quartet will perform on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m.. The quartet regularly interacts with the audience providing humorous anecdotes and aural cues keeping the young ones engaged.
This series is year-round and starting Saturday, April 13, 2013 will reach out to Chicago neighborhoods in Chicago Park Districts locations on an alternate Saturday schedule. The Park locations and times will be announced at a later date.
Check out the website for full details and to learn more about future performances.