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This calendar lists CGCC events plus community events in Chicago and the local suburbs that might be of interest for our members.  A few select national events and webinars are included also.  Contact us if you have an event to share. For information on organizations that offer ongoing programs, see the Resources page. 

Please check back often, as the calendar is updated frequently. 

 CGCC events are highlighted in green.     Events sponsored by professional members are highlighted in yellow.


Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Skokie
    Register

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    Let's get out and play!

    Join us for a couple of hours of all-ages outdoor fun.


    We will rotate parks, trying a new one every month.

    April: Central Park, 9350 Central Park Avenue, Skokie

    May: Timber Ridge Park, 9040 Lawndale Ave, Skokie

    June: Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd & Thayer St, Evanston

    July: Devonshire Park, 4422 Greenwood St, Skokie

    August: Gross Point Park, 9100 Gross Point Rd, Skokie


    Please sign up so that we can notify you when the location changes and if there are any weather-related cancellations. (In case of inclement weather, we'll meet for board games at the Skokie Public Library Youth Services.) See you there!

    (When you sign up, it'll show that you signed up for all 21 events. This is so you don't have to sign up every week, but do not worry that you have to make every date...feel free to attend whichever ones you like.)







    • May 30, 2019
    • June 27, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Skokie Public Library
    Register

    Chess Club

    All skill levels are invited to join us in central Skokie on the following Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm for a chess strategies class and open play with Chess Kings Nonprofit.

    Call 872-267-0935 for exact location

    Class meets  on May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 27. (Note: no class scheduled for June 20.)  Ben Rothschild will be the Instructor. You can access his bio here:  https://chesskingsnonprofit.org/about/

    Register here for all 4 sessions and save! 

    Register for all 4 sessions

    As this is not a continuous class,  you can register for just one or two of the sessions if you prefer. Register for individual sessions here: 

    Register for May 30      Register for June 6    

    Register for June 13     Register for June 27 

    Cost: The cost for members is $10 per session per child or all 4 sessions for $30. Non-members pay $13 per session per child or $36 for all 4.

    Ages: Designed for ages 6 and up. There are many library activities available to keep younger siblings busy.

    Please Note: This is not a drop off event. Parents must stay on site at the library and may sit in on the class or wait outside.

    • June 25, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kennedy (Davis) Park, Chicago

    Storytown Improv leads families through an improvised, interactive musical adventure for the whole family. From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. The actors use audience suggestions and ideas to create a different story everytime. Kids design the setting and help shape the story. The actors, artists and musicians bring it to life. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Recommended for children ages 3 to 10 years and their families. This event is presented as a part of the City of Chicago?s Year of Chicago Theatre. Check out more YOCT events at https://chicagoplays.com/year-of-chicago-theatre/

    Click here for complete details.

    • June 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • South Side, Chicago
    Register

    Dinner this month will be held at:

    Fatpour Tap Works McCormick

    2206 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. These suppers will generally be scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.  

    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements. 

    These Suppers are a great way to meet other parents in your area. If you are interested in helping put together a Supper in your area, please contact Newenka.

    • June 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Des Plaines History Center

    Come join the Des Plaines History Center to learn about everything from the glory of ancient civilizations to incredible European artists and explorers, all the way to America’s own historic past. Each week will include an interactive lesson and craft. Admission is free due to the generosity of VFW Post 2992. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and their families.


    June 12: Ancient Egypt

    June 19: Ancient China

    June 26: Ancient Rome

    July 10: The Middle Ages

    July 17: The Age of Exploration

    July 24: The Renaissance

    August 7: Colonial America

    August 14: The American West

    August 21: The Future


    Click here for complete details.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cantigny Park, Wheaton

    Mark your calendars for Cantigny Park’s 3rd annual “Military through the Ages” timeline reenactment! Walk through history in our wide span of military encampments, ranging from ancient Rome to the American Revolution, the Civil War, the World Wars through the Vietnam War, and more. Visitors will not only be able to see how soldiers lived and fought throughout the history of civilization but also the progression of weapons, clothing, and technology that accompanied it.

    Our encampments will be laid out in chronological order so you and your family can literally walk “through” time, guided by our friendly historians every step of the way.

    July 27 & 28

    Free with Parking: $10 per car

    Click here for complete details.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cantigny Park, Wheaton

    Mark your calendars for Cantigny Park’s 3rd annual “Military through the Ages” timeline reenactment! Walk through history in our wide span of military encampments, ranging from ancient Rome to the American Revolution, the Civil War, the World Wars through the Vietnam War, and more. Visitors will not only be able to see how soldiers lived and fought throughout the history of civilization but also the progression of weapons, clothing, and technology that accompanied it.

    Our encampments will be laid out in chronological order so you and your family can literally walk “through” time, guided by our friendly historians every step of the way.

    July 27 & 28

    Free with Parking: $10 per car

    Click here for complete details.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Skokie Public Library - Radmacher Meeting Room
    Register

    Chess Club

    All skill levels are invited to join us in central Skokie on the following Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm for a chess strategies class and open play with Chess Kings Nonprofit.

    June 27 – call 872-267-0935 for exact location

    Ben Rothschild will be the Instructor. You can access his bio here: 
     
    https://chesskingsnonprofit.org/about/

    This is not a continuous class, so you can register for just one or two of the sessions if you prefer. 

    Cost: The cost for members is $10 per session per child. Non-members pay $13 per session per child.

    Ages: Designed for ages 6 and up. There are many library activities available to keep younger siblings busy.

    Please Note: This is not a drop off event. Parents must stay on site at the library and may sit in on the class or wait outside.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Art Institute, Chicago


    High School Teens
    Free, registration required

    Celebrate summer at our annual teen party—it's free! Participate in teen-led tours and activities, display and trade your art with other teens in a citywide art exchange, and share your talents at our open mic/open stage. Stay late for an exclusive after-hours party featuring music, food, and dancing. 

    Click here for complete details.


    • June 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hastings Lake, Lake Villa

    Live animals, crafts and guided activities will introduce you to some of the creatures that call this preserve home.

    Bring a picnic dinner, play on the playground, then stop by Shelter A to learn about the many animals that can be found at Hasting's Lake Forest Preserve.

    Drop in anytime between 6:30-7:30 PM.

    Meet at Shelter A.

    FREE. No registration required. Adult supervision required.

    A Lake County Nature Network event.

    Click here for complete details.


    • June 27, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Valley Forge Park, Chicago

    Storytown Improv leads families through an improvised, interactive musical adventure for the whole family. From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. The actors use audience suggestions and ideas to create a different story everytime. Kids design the setting and help shape the story. The actors, artists and musicians bring it to life. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Recommended for children ages 3 to 10 years and their families. This event is presented as a part of the City of Chicago?s Year of Chicago Theatre. Check out more YOCT events at https://chicagoplays.com/year-of-chicago-theatre/

    Click here for complete details.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Euclid Park, Oak Park




    • June 28, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hare Krishna Temple, 1716 Lunt Avenue, Chicago 60626
    Register

    A group of parents and children are studying the religions of the world by visiting religious sanctuaries. Join us on our next trip to the Hare Krishna Temple.

    Friday, June 28th
    11.30 am to 1 pm
    1716 Lunt Avenue, Chicago 60626

    A full course vegetarian Indian lunch will be provided for whatever donation you'd like to place in the donation box. Not a requirement though.

    Parking is available in the Temple's parking lot at the corner of Greenleaf and Clark Avenues. Or find paid parking on Clark, or free parking on any streets perpendicular to Clark, such as Lunt or Greenleaf. Do not park in the reserved parking spots right next to the Temple building. Those are reserved for clergy.

    Please register with the number of adults and children in your party. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    If there are questions please contact ratikajd@gmail.com.

    • June 28, 2019
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Adler Planetarium, Chicago

    Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more! At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.

    These events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are needed.

    This event runs from 9:00–10:30 pm.

    Note: Doane at Dusk is weather permitting; please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet for updates. Also, if capacity issues require, we reserve the option to close the guest line prior to the stated end time of the event so those ahead of that point can get into the Observatory by event’s end.

    Click here for complete details.


    • June 29, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Center for Talent Development, Northwestern

    Opportunities for the Future

    Fun, Family Event for Academically Advanced Students & their Families

    Center for Talent Development’s annual summer
    conference features stimulating workshops and
    presentations designed to help academically advanced
    students and their parents plan for the future.
    Opportunities for All Ages:
    Adults
    enjoy a keynote address, “Tackling
    Obstacles So Students Reach to Achieve,” by Emily
    Mofield, EdD as well as sessions led by experts in
    gifted education.
    Students Grades 4 – 12
    attend workshops that
    provide new perspectives on exciting areas of study
    and career opportunities led by professionals and
    instructors specializing in gifted education.
    Students Age 4 – Grade 3
    participate in
    engaging, hands-on learning activities led by Center
    for Talent Development’s Summer Program staff.
    Center for Talent Development’s annual summer
    conference features stimulating workshops and
    presentations designed to help academically advanced
    students and their parents plan for the future.
    Opportunities for All Ages:
    Adults
    enjoy a keynote address, “Tackling
    Obstacles So Students Reach to Achieve,” by Emily
    Mofield, EdD as well as sessions led by experts in
    gifted education.
    Students Grades 4 – 12
    attend workshops that
    provide new perspectives on exciting areas of study
    and career opportunities led by professionals and
    instructors specializing in gifted education.
    Students Age 4 – Grade 3
    participate in
    engaging, hands-on learning activities led by Center
    for Talent Development’s Summer Program staff.

    Center for Talent Development’s annual summer conference features stimulating workshops and presentations designed to help academically advanced students and their parents plan for the future.

    Opportunities for All Ages:

    •Adults enjoy a keynote address, “Tackling Obstacles So Students Reach to Achieve,” by Emily Mofield, EdD as well as sessions led by experts in gifted education.

    •Students Grades 4 – 12 attend workshops that provide new perspectives on exciting areas of study and career opportunities led by professionals and instructors specializing in gifted education.

    •Students Age 4 – Grade 3 participate in engaging, hands-on learning activities led by Center for Talent Development’s Summer Program staff.

    Technological Institute
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL Campus

    Technological Institute

    Northwestern University

    Evanston, IL Campus

    Click here for complete details and registration.


    • June 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Kelvyn (William) Park, Chicago

    Opera-Matic's "Lost and Found" event series will feature live music, interactive art, and a variety of activities and experiences guided by an ensemble of theatre performers, including a Carnival of Lost Things and a Memory Parade. Opera-Matic events are designed to be enjoyed by park neighbors and community members of all ages and backgrounds. Visit the Opera-Matic website for more details, and for information about community workshops. This event is presented as a part of the City of Chicago?s Year of Chicago Theatre. Check out more YOCT events at https://chicagoplays.com/year-of-chicago-theatre/

    Click here for complete details.

    • June 30, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Midwest Academy for Gifted Education
    Location TBD Lincoln Park or West Town 

    Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

    Click here for complete details.


    • July 02, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create one from paper using the techniques and “rules” that make ancient Egyptian art so recognizable.

    Ages 5-12. Registration required.

    Click here for complete details.

    • July 06, 2019
    • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights

    Family astronomy night with telescopes provided in Lake Katherine's Anniversary Garden.  Goodbye Jupiter, Hello Saturn and maybe Mars.

    Click here for complete details.

    • July 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Wicker Park Sectret Agnet Supply Co, Chicago

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to sing, dance, read books, and make crafts with Agent Zach and your friends, parents, and siblings on the first Sunday of every month at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. We're counting on you, junior story agents!

    This event is free and open to the public. Recommended for junior agents ages 0-4 and their families.


    Click here for complete details.


    The Secret Agent Supply Co. is the storefront of 826CHI, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 

    • July 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fermilab, Batavia

    Attend a free lecture, talk to scientists and tour Fermilab. Click here for complete details.


    This month's topic: The Fermilab Holometer: Is the Universe a Hologram? - Ohkyung Kwon



    Program: Take science questions straight to experts. Physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works. A Spanish version of Ask-a-Scientist ( Pregunte a un Científico ) is available twice a year.


    When: 1 PM to 4 PM on the first Sunday of the month (except holiday weekends when we delay by one week and the month of the Family Open House).


    Where: Wilson Hall, Fermilab (Directions to Fermilab)


    Suggested audience: adults and students with a keen interest in science! The presentation and tone is set for high school seniors - college freshman. Students 10 to 14 years old can attend, but must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. No exceptions.


    Registration: Reservations are required and space is limited. To register for this event, go to the Special Events Calendar or the Online Registration. Click the pencil icon next to the event.


    • July 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Des Plaines History Center

    Come join the Des Plaines History Center to learn about everything from the glory of ancient civilizations to incredible European artists and explorers, all the way to America’s own historic past. Each week will include an interactive lesson and craft. Admission is free due to the generosity of VFW Post 2992. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and their families.


    June 12: Ancient Egypt

    June 19: Ancient China

    June 26: Ancient Rome

    July 10: The Middle Ages

    July 17: The Age of Exploration

    July 24: The Renaissance

    August 7: Colonial America

    August 14: The American West

    August 21: The Future


    Click here for complete details.

    • July 11, 2019
    • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont

    Argonne researchers are increasingly working beyond scientific discovery to enable efficient mass production of cutting-edge materials and devices that require re-imagination of concepts in advanced manufacturing. But exactly what role will science play? And how will Argonne use its scientific and computational research capabilities to change the trajectory of manufacturing?

    Join join us as Santanu Chaudhuri, Argonne’s director of manufacturing science and engineering, explains how the lab brings its unique suite of research tools and expertise to bear on complex manufacturing challenges and enhance American competitiveness.

    LECTURE DETAILS

    6:30 p.m. Gates open

    7:00 p.m. Lecture begins

    8:00 p.m. Snacks, Talk with speaker


    Argonne National Laboratory

    APS Conference Center

    9700 S. Cass Avenue

    Lemont, IL 60439


    OutLoud lectures are free community events.

    Registration is required.

    Click here for complete details.


    • July 13, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Driehaus Museum, Chicago

    Family Book Club: Oscar Wilde’s Fairytales

    Adults: $10 Kids 12 - 3: $5, 2 and under: FREE

    Fun for the whole gang! Join the Driehaus Museum’s new Family Book Club. Spend family time reading Oscar Wilde’s beloved Fairy Tales, The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince then participate in a lively talk and special activity to bring these stories to life with literary specialist, Rebecca Cameron of DePaul University.

    Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

    Recommend for children ages 8 & older.

    Rebecca Cameron completed her doctorate at the University of Toronto in Canada, and her teaching and research interests are modern drama, early 20th-century British literature including European children’s literature. She has published articles on 20th-century British drama on such subjects as suffrage drama, women’s drama of the interwar period, the reception of Noel Coward, and the function of games in modern dramatic works. She also participated in the development of an extensive, collaboratively authored digital resource, Orlanda: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Cameron regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern British literature, drama, and Virginia Woolf. As Distinguished Faculty in the Honors Program, she also teaches Honors courses in World Literature and Interdisciplinary Arts (Experimental Modernism). She enjoys working with students of all ages and she has served as director for a range of student projects.

    Click here for complete details and tickets.

    • July 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

    The Chicago Area Origami Society is a group of origami enthusiasts who are dedicated to the sharing and promoting harmony and friendship through origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.  We meet each month at the Garfield Park Conservatory, every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.


    The workshops are FREE and OPEN to the public. No membership is required.

    All ages and skill levels are welcome, but we ask that you not treat the group as childcare and leave young children alone.


    Each month our small group of enthusiasts bring models to share and teach. Everyone is encouraged to teach to others, but nobody is expected to do so. If you're not comfortable teaching yet, please bring something else to contribute such as a model to show that you've enjoyed folding, an origami book or articles that others might find of interest.

    If you have never folded before, no problem. No experience is necessary, we'd love to teach you.


    No patience? Fold a simple model in a few minutes.


    If you feel you're too slow, it doesn't matter we have 3 hours!


    Origami is relaxing and non-competitive, yet stimulating and challenging. Learn a few basics from us and the doors to amazing models will be open to you.


    2019 Workshop Dates:

    January 12

    February (No workshop scheduled)

    March 9

    April 13

    May 11

    June 8

    July 13

    August 10

    September 14

    October 12

    November 9

    December 14


    Click here for complete details.

    • July 13, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Anderson's Bookshop, Downers Grove locatoin

    Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo

    Teen Titans: Raven


    Anderson’s Bookshop Downers Grove

    5112 Main St, Downers Grove

    A tragic accident robs 17-year-old Raven of her memory - and her foster mom. But her new life must begin again. Kami Garcia (author of bestseller Beautiful Creatures) and illustrator Gabriel Picolo present this compelling new graphic novel.

    Event Details

    This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Teen Titans: Raven, from Anderson's Bookshop. To purchase please stop into or call Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove (630) 963-2665 or order online from Anderson's.


    • July 13, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Monthly Skywatch (followed by FREE Public Star Parties)

    Click here for complete details.

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.


    One Saturday night each month, the Cernan Earth and Space Center's Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are also presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome.


    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.


    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancelations.


    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-12): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE


    2019 Schedule


    Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.




    • July 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Panera Bread, 832 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
    Register


    If you are parenting a gifted child, or suspect you might be parenting a gifted child, please meet us for dinner and conversation with other parents of gifted children from our local area. We can share our stories, our questions, and our information to help each other out while having an enjoyable dinner.

    We are growing the gifted community in the far north suburbs! Feel free to invite other families you believe would enjoy or benefit from experience with our community.

    There is no charge for this event, as everyone will pay their own way.  Please register so we reserve the right sized table for our group.  

    • July 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Novel Coworking, 405 W Superior St, 7th Floor, Chicago
    • 13
    Register

    Parent Education Series

    CGCC is partnering with Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE)  to present this free series. 

    The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute question period for the panelists and a 30 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. There are 2 workshops in the summer series:

    June 11 - Gifted 102: Gifted School Challenges (registration)
    July 16 - Gifted 202: Anxiety and Perfectionism

    Gifted 202: Anxiety and Perfectionism

    What does anxiety look like at different ages and stages in a gifted child? What can be done to help a child that is struggling with various grades of anxiety and perfectionism? How can you help your child when they are anxious or worried.


    Leslie Contos, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, Deborah Lee, Irene Gotlieb

    Leslie Contos, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC is a clinical professional counselor at Homeschool Consulting. Homeschool Consulting works with special populations including 2e and gifted students who are in a traditional or home school. Homeschool Consulting mission to offer positive, solution-focused services for those times when your homeschooling family needs a little extra support.

    Deborah Lee currently serves as a curriculum and program director in a suburban Chicago public school district. Starting her career as a secondary chemistry and art teacher, her work in gifted education spans over a decade, ranging from program management and curriculum development to admissions, hiring, and marketing. She holds two degrees and a certificate in Gifted Education from Northwestern University and an educational leadership certificate from DePaul University. Deb's professional interests are in STE(A)M opportunities, non-academic talent development, student diversity, the excellence gap, and the model minority myth.

    Irene Gottlieb is a parent of gifted children.

    MAGE, a parent and teacher not-for-profit start-up, is the only private gifted school in the City of Chicago. They focus only on the gifted population/IQ of 130+ and they teach in multi-age classrooms which allows them to differentiate properly. They provide individualized and personalized instruction with the right balance of rigor, without pressure. They top off a well-rounded education with personal communications and partnership with parents.

    Novel Coworking is our host for this evening. They offer fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces with direct fiber internet & WiFi in prime locations so your business can thrive. Perfect for small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and enterprise companies looking for an impressive new office space. Inquire about renting a budget-friendly private office, office suite, dedicated desk, coworking membership, virtual office or daily office.

    Registration is required for this free event. If you wish, a donation may be made during registration or in cash at the event to support CGCC.  Or consider becoming a member . CGCC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that relies on member dues to support events  such as these for gifted children and their families. Annual membership is $25.

    • July 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Des Plaines History Center

    Come join the Des Plaines History Center to learn about everything from the glory of ancient civilizations to incredible European artists and explorers, all the way to America’s own historic past. Each week will include an interactive lesson and craft. Admission is free due to the generosity of VFW Post 2992. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and their families.


    June 12: Ancient Egypt

    June 19: Ancient China

    June 26: Ancient Rome

    July 10: The Middle Ages

    July 17: The Age of Exploration

    July 24: The Renaissance

    August 7: Colonial America

    August 14: The American West

    August 21: The Future


    Click here for complete details.

    • July 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    Think skeletons are just for Halloween? The bones inside you would disagree: you use your skeleton every day! What’s more, written on your own bones is the story of the physical activities you take part in and the food you eat. Explore how this knowledge helps archaeologists learn about the lives of ancient people while also learning how to help your own bones tell the great story of healthy living. We’ll give you a kid’s crash course in bioarchaeology while you get hands-on. Fun patches available onsite.

    Ages 5-12. Registration required.

    Click here for complete details. 

    • July 18, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Navy Pier, Polk Bros Park

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 19, 2019
    • July 21, 2019
    • Houston, Texas

    Join SENG in Houston for 3 days of engaging speakers, presentations, keynotes, activities and connections in the world of the gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional!


    SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted, is a nonprofit network of people who guide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.


    Click here for complete details.

    • July 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Navy Pier, Polk Bros Park

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Navy Pier, Polk Bros Park

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 21, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Art Institute, Chicago


    Throughout the museum

    Free for members
    $10 for Illinois residents with advance online registration

    The Art Institute is thrilled to host our second annual Block Party—a full day of performances, talks, storytelling, and art making in and around the entire museum. This year we’re taking a special look at the lives of things: how does the meaning of an artwork or an object change over time—as it moves; changes hands, places, or functions; or when it becomes part of a collection?

    Join us for a day of imaginative surprises, and come explore, create, and enjoy at the museum’s biggest event of the summer.

    Click here for complete details.

    • July 23, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved.

    Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required.

    Click here for complete details.

    • July 23, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Garfield Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • South Side, Chicago
    Register

    Dinner this month will be held at:

    Fatpour Tap Works McCormick

    2206 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. These suppers will generally be scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.  

    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements. 

    These Suppers are a great way to meet other parents in your area. If you are interested in helping put together a Supper in your area, please contact Newenka.

    • July 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Des Plaines History Center

    Come join the Des Plaines History Center to learn about everything from the glory of ancient civilizations to incredible European artists and explorers, all the way to America’s own historic past. Each week will include an interactive lesson and craft. Admission is free due to the generosity of VFW Post 2992. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and their families.


    June 12: Ancient Egypt

    June 19: Ancient China

    June 26: Ancient Rome

    July 10: The Middle Ages

    July 17: The Age of Exploration

    July 24: The Renaissance

    August 7: Colonial America

    August 14: The American West

    August 21: The Future


    Click here for complete details.

    • July 24, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Gage Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 25, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    Travel back in time to the world of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians—try on their clothes, hear the oldest story ever written, and explore the galleries to find treasured artifacts.

    Ages 4-8

    General $14, members $10 (1 child + 1 adult); $7/$5 each additional registrant.


    Click here for complete details.


    • July 25, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Kelvyn Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 25, 2019
    • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Scoville Park, Oak Park




    • July 26, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Eckhart Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Loyola Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Loyola Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 30, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    You’ve heard about ancient Egypt, but what about their neighbors (and sometimes conquerors!) to the south? Journey up the Nile to Nubia, a civilization rich in gold, famous for their archers, and with more pyramids than Egypt. Discover the tombs of Nubian queens, explore the history of Nubia and Egypt, and get hands-on with artifact replicas.

    Ages 5-12. Click here for complete details and registration.


    • July 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Columbus Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • July 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Tuley Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 01, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Dvorak Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park

    Mark your calendar for 2019

    The Annual Book Fair will return Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. Join us again this year in the south cafeteria at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. And like the Friends on Facebook to be in the loop for more 2019 fair information. 

    Friday, August 2, 6–10 pm. $5 admission fee, $5 per electronic device. 

    Saturday, August 3, 9 am–5 pm. Free admission.

    Sunday, August 4, 12-2 pm. Nonprofit & Educator Appreciation.

    • Free admission and free materials to everyone with valid nonprofit or educator ID, or 501c document

    Click here for complete details.



    • August 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park


    Mark your calendar for 2019


    The Annual Book Fair will return Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. Join us again this year in the south cafeteria at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. And like the Friends on Facebook to be in the loop for more 2019 fair information. 


    Friday, August 2, 6–10 pm. $5 admission fee, $5 per electronic device. 

    Saturday, August 3, 9 am–5 pm. Free admission.


    Sunday, August 4, 12-2 pm. Nonprofit & Educator Appreciation.

    • Free admission and free materials to everyone with valid nonprofit or educator ID, or 501c document


    Click here for complete details.



    • August 03, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • RiverEdge Park, Aurora

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 04, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Wicker Park Sectret Agnet Supply Co, Chicago

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to sing, dance, read books, and make crafts with Agent Zach and your friends, parents, and siblings on the first Sunday of every month at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds. We're counting on you, junior story agents!

    This event is free and open to the public. Recommended for junior agents ages 0-4 and their families.


    Click here for complete details.


    The Secret Agent Supply Co. is the storefront of 826CHI, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 

    • August 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ellis Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 06, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    What makes King Tut so famous? Step into King Tutankhamun’s shoes and find out the real story of his life, discover his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue.

    Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Click here for complete details.

    • August 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Frank J. Wilson Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Des Plaines History Center

    Come join the Des Plaines History Center to learn about everything from the glory of ancient civilizations to incredible European artists and explorers, all the way to America’s own historic past. Each week will include an interactive lesson and craft. Admission is free due to the generosity of VFW Post 2992. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and their families.

    June 12: Ancient Egypt

    June 19: Ancient China

    June 26: Ancient Rome

    July 10: The Middle Ages

    July 17: The Age of Exploration

    July 24: The Renaissance

    August 7: Colonial America

    August 14: The American West

    August 21: The Future

    Click here for complete details.

    • August 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Frank J. Wilson Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 07, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville

    Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the museum—and the Universe—a little closer to you! With ‘Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff lead free telescope observing programs in Chicago neighborhoods. Depending on the dates, times and locations of the ‘Scopes in the City events, attendees may be able to observe the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and more!


    Because all ‘Scopes in the City events are weather permitting, please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet or search #ScopesintheCity for updates. You never know where our telescopes will pop up next!


    For more information about ‘Scopes in the City, visit our FAQ!


    Click here for complete details on the Adler Planetarium web site.


    • August 08, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

    Let loose your inner Indiana Jones! Families dig into our simulated excavation while learning about the real science of archaeology at the Oriental Institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. This program includes an interactive guided tour of the galleries. Fun patches available onsite.

    Ages 5-12. General $14, members $10 (1 child + 1 adult); $7/$5 each additional registrant. (registration required; adults must register and attend with child)

    Click here for complete details.

    • August 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Humboldt Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Humboldt Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

    The Chicago Area Origami Society is a group of origami enthusiasts who are dedicated to the sharing and promoting harmony and friendship through origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.  We meet each month at the Garfield Park Conservatory, every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.


    The workshops are FREE and OPEN to the public. No membership is required.

    All ages and skill levels are welcome, but we ask that you not treat the group as childcare and leave young children alone.


    Each month our small group of enthusiasts bring models to share and teach. Everyone is encouraged to teach to others, but nobody is expected to do so. If you're not comfortable teaching yet, please bring something else to contribute such as a model to show that you've enjoyed folding, an origami book or articles that others might find of interest.

    If you have never folded before, no problem. No experience is necessary, we'd love to teach you.


    No patience? Fold a simple model in a few minutes.


    If you feel you're too slow, it doesn't matter we have 3 hours!


    Origami is relaxing and non-competitive, yet stimulating and challenging. Learn a few basics from us and the doors to amazing models will be open to you.


    2019 Workshop Dates:

    January 12

    February (No workshop scheduled)

    March 9

    April 13

    May 11

    June 8

    July 13

    August 10

    September 14

    October 12

    November 9

    December 14


    Click here for complete details.

    • August 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Ridge Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

    Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell,  the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

    Click here for complete details.

    SCHEDULE

    Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​ ​

    600 E. Grand Ave.

    Garfield Park
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    At Jackson and Central
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Gage Park
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    2411 W. 55th St.

    Kelvyn Park
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

    Eckhart Park
    Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    1330 W. Chicago Ave.

    Loyola Park
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    At Farwell Ave. Entrance
    1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    Columbus Park
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    500 S. Central Ave.

    Tuley Park
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    501 E. 90th Pl.

    Dvorak Park
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    1119 W. Cullerton St.

    RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    360 N. Broadway St.
    Aurora, IL

    Ellis Park
    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Frank J. Wilson Park
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Humboldt Park
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Near The Boathouse
    1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

    Ridge Park
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    1817 W. 96th St.

    Calumet Park
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

    9801 S. Ave. G

    Ogden Park
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    6500 S. Racine Ave.

    Piotrowski Park
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
    4247 W. 31st St.

    Welles Park
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

    Ping Tom Memorial Park
    Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
    1700 S. Wentworth Ave.



    • August 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

    Monthly Skywatch (followed by FREE Public Star Parties)

    Click here for complete details.

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.


    One Saturday night each month, the Cernan Earth and Space Center's Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are also presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome.


    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.


    Please Note: Events, Dates, Topics, Objects and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancelations.


    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults: $8
    Seniors (55 and over): $4
    Children (2-12): $4
    Triton College Students with Current Semester ID: FREE


    2019 Schedule


    Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.




    • August 10, 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights

    Family astronomy night with telescopes provided in Lake Katherine's Anniversary Garden.  View the Moon, Saturn, Mars and Venus.

    Click here for complete details.

    • August 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Calumet Park, Chicago

    Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.

    The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakesp