Juicebox

First and Third Fridays & Saturdays • Free Admission • 11-11:45am

Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory

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Juicebox at the Chicago Cultural Center

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With engaging music and dance in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the stroller set and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and interact with performers.

Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Lifeway Foods, the Juicebox series runs on alternating Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center and Saturdays at the Garfield Park Conservatory, with occasional special events at other venues. Except where noted, performances are 11-11:45am.

Upcoming Schedule

Bollywood Groove

Bollywood Groove11-11:45am

Friday, December 7

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, December 8

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Bollywood Groove is a Bollywood dance, fitness and entertainment company offering 35 classes throughout the Chicagoland area. Their kids’ program teaches children about the different regions of India, including the language, culture, and of course…dance.

Jodi Koplin

Jodi Koplin11-11:45am

Friday, December 21

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, December 22

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

For over 25 years, Jodi Koplin has been spreading the jigglejoy at concerts and youth music classes. Get ready to wiggle, jiggle and giggle to Jodi’s fantastic interactive original music along with your favorite tunes.

Laura Doherty

Laura Doherty11-11:45am

Friday, January 4

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, January 5

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

A Chicago favorite, Laura Doherty acoustically rocks kids’ world with breezy, folk-pop tunes from her multi-award winning recordings. Her performances also feature her adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Muddy Puddles and Domingo the Flamingo. This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Doherty's original catchy tunes.

Duke Otherwise

Duke Otherwise11-11:45am

Friday, January 18

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, January 19

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

With his guitar, tap shoes, and distinct baritone, Duke Otherwise performs a hilarious, charming and interactive musical program for all ages. From Madison, Wisconsin, Duke's original songs are bursting with clever wordplay and fun ideas relatable to both kids and adults. Be ready to dance, laugh, volunteer and have your spontaneous suggestion be added to the show!

Jabberwocky Marionettes

Jabberwocky Marionettes11-11:45am

Friday, February 1

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, February 2

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Jabberwocky Marionettes is a mother daughter puppet company featuring Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh. Together they have created original productions and events with the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Libraries, the Arts In The Dark Parade, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum to name a few.

Tunes with Tim

Ted Brednup11-11:45am

Friday, February 15

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, February 16

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Chicago kiddie rocker Ted Brednup uses his wide repertoire of classic songs–from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes–to inspire dancing and singing while teaching the basics of music including rhythm and tempo, melody and harmony.

Little Miss Ann

Little Miss Ann11-11:45am

Friday, March 1

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, March 2

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Get ready to clap and sing along as Little Miss Ann and her band play upbeat and interactive originals. Chicago's Ann Torralba, best known as Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids musician, former Chicago Public School teacher and instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, who has performed across the country from Lollapalooza to SXSW, and been featured on WXRT Local Anesthetic, Sirius XM Kids Place Live and more.

Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band

Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band11-11:45am

Friday, March 15

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, March 16

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Get ready to wiggle, jiggle and giggle as you sing and dance along with Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band. Their engaging style and catchy tunes spark imagination, promoting self-esteem while silliness abounds. Via a wide range of musical styles from folk to rock, country to calypso, boogie to blues, the Jigglejam Band will keep the whole audience jammin' along!

Stacy Buehler

Stacy Buehler11-11:45am

Friday, April 5

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, April 6

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Stacy Buehler loves to make music with young children, and her live shows include upbeat traditional tunes, peppered with lively originals. Part of the children’s music world for the past 20 years including two albums under the name Stacymusic, you can catch her performances at places like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Millennium Park’s Family Fun Festival.

Halau i Ka Pono

Halau i Ka Pono11-11:45am

Friday, April 19

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, April 20

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Learn more about Hula – the Hawaian dace expressing all that we see, hear, taste and feel. With Halau i Ka Pono, the Hula School of Chicago. Started in 2009 to share indigenous Hawaiian culture and stories through the joy of dance, the school teaches hula, Hawaiian mythology, cultural values and history at beginner level classes for children and adults.

Mr. Dave Music

Mr. Dave Music11-11:45am

Friday, May 3

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

Saturday, May 4

Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall, 300 N. Central Park Ave.

Mr. Dave Music brings the joy of music into the lives of children, families and adults with a warm educational experience. The Wicker Park location offers a schedule of music and yoga classes, private lessons, birthday parties and “baby raves.”

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