Posts in category "circuses"

The Windy City Circus Opens on February 17th

The Windy City Circus Opens on February 17th
Update 2/14/12: I received an email this morning saying that the entire 10-day run of the Windy City Circus has been canceled. My kids love a circus. So do I. But I really love a circus "with a purpose" that benefits worthy charitable causes. The Windy City Circus, a-new locally produced, professional circus featuring jaw-dropping circus acts and hilarious characters from around the world, will make its debut inside Navy Pier’s Festival Hall  on Feb. 17. This event promises a strong hometown feel, featuring cameo appearances by an assortment of famous and infamous Chicago-area historic figures. Here is the best part: 80% of net ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana and the Special Olympics Chicago and co-sponsor Special Children’s Charities...

Clowns: Love 'em or loathe 'em?

When it comes to clowns, there is no middle ground. Personally, they make me a little bit nervous. But my kids seem to find them pretty amusing — so we’re heading to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus later this month. The theme of this year’s show is FUNundrum. Other than the... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for September 18-20

Photo by Caitlin Murray Giles Looks like it is going to be a beautiful fall weekend — spend it outside if you can. If you are looking for something to do, check out one of these events.9th Annual County Fair at Garfield Park Conservatory. This is a chance to experience a county fair atmosphere right... Read more »