Juicebox

First and Third Fridays & Saturdays • 11–11:45am

Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory

Free Admission

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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.

Schedule

Deep Fried Pickle Project

Deep Fried Pickle Project11–11:45am

Friday, February 21

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

Saturday, February 22

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

Deep Fried Pickle Project is an award-winning jug band that plays unique homemade instruments, crafted from found objects, junk, misfit toys…in other words – everything AND the kitchen sink. The rafter-shaking ruckus hauls a knapsack of stories and songs that echo back and forth from the 1920s to the 2090s.

Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight Music Theatre (Photo credit: Michael Courier)11–11:45am

Friday, March 6

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

Saturday, March 7

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

Chicago’s musical theatre center for almost 25 years, Porchlight Music Theatre will guide kids through a famous musical told storybook style. Participants will learn music, sing, dance and even help the performers bring the story to life.

Atomic Sharks

Atomic Sharks11–11:45am

Friday, March 20

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

Saturday, March 21

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

Atomic Sharks bring a sublime slice of island life for the whole family. The Indiana-based duo of Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor currently play their laid back fusion of reggae, surf and Hawaiian ukulele on The Music Minute airing on PBS stations nationwide.

Kolaam Dance Company

Kolaam Dance Company11–11:45am

Friday, April 3

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

Saturday, April 4

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

From the heart of West Africa comes live a drumming, call and response singing, heart lifting, beat making and earth-moving learning experience like no other. Kolaam, meaning “heritage” in the Serer language, is a group of teaching artists led by Senegalese artist Idy Ciss.

Lindsay & Alisa

Lindsay & Alisa11–11:45am

Friday, April 17

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

Saturday, April 18

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

Alisa Rosenthal and Lindsay Weinberg bring high energy and pretty harmonies to a zippy mix of original songs and familiar favorites. The fast friends, who met each other at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, now share their dynamic and theatrical celebration of music making and friendship with families across Chicago.

Golden Horse Ranch Band

Golden Horse Ranch Band11–11:45am

Friday, May 1

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

Saturday, May 2

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

Swing your partner with the Golden Horse Ranch Band as they play a raucous set of square dances, polkas, waltzes, contra and swing in the tradition of an old time barn dance. Third generation caller Annie Coleman will teach you and your kids in no time how to swing like thunder and dip the oyster.

Cielito Lindo

Cielito Lindo11–11:45am

Friday, May 15

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

Saturday, May 16

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

The nine-member Lucero family makes up Cielito Lindo, performing traditional music of Mexico with a fresh look and youthful energy. Currently featured on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family, the fourth generation musicians are passionate about inspiring families to enjoy music, culture and creativity together.

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Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

 

Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624


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