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Juicebox

 

First and Third Fridays & Saturdays, Through May 20, 2017

11-11:45am

Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory

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Juicebox at the Chicago Cultural Center

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

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

 

Upcoming Schedule

Cha Cha ChaCha Cha Cha

11-11:45am

February 3

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

February 4

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

Take a trip through Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean to the beats and rhythms of Latin music and dance. Kids will play instruments and practice the basic dance steps of Cumbia, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata and Polka, all while learning about the countries that inspire the music and movements.

 

Laura Doherty & The HeartbeatsLaura Doherty & The Heartbeats

11-11:45am

February 17

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

February 18

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

A Chicago favorite in the family music scene, Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats will rock your kid's world with original folk-pop tunes that will get even the shyest wallflower to wiggle across the dance floor. Doherty’s "El Train" and "Hot Dog" song have become highly-requested kid classics!

     

History of Dance from Ballet to BreakdancingHistory of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing

11-11:45am

March 3

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

March 4

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

Do you know why ballet dancers turn their feet out or why it’s called “break”dancing? Chicago Dance Crash’s “History of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing” is a high-energy performance dedicated to the growth of art, society and self through cultural respect and understanding.

 

Trinity Academy of Irish DanceTrinity Academy of Irish Dance

11-11:45am

March 17

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington St.

March 18

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

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Trinity Irish dancers. The acclaimed Trinity Academy elevates children, the community and the world through the power and grace of Irish dance.

     

Celebration Dances of West Africa

11-11:45amCelebration Dances of West Africa

April 7

Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 78 E. Washington St.

April 8

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

Celebrate the indigenous cultures of Africa with dancing, drumming and proverbs that have guided Africans for many years. Authentic attire and native instruments highlight the Soli Performing Arts Company’s exciting performance and interactive demonstration.

 

Future HitsFuture Hits

11-11:45am

May 5

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

May 6

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

Described as “Death Cab for Kindergarten,” Future Hits is a dynamic educational rock band whose songs build important language skills while cultivating children's love for learning. Their catchy tunes correspond with innovative and differentiated learning activities, effectively igniting the hearts and minds of all.

     

Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band

11-11:45amGolden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band

May 19

Chicago Cultural Center, GAR Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

May 20

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

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

 

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Chicago Cultural Center

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

Chicago, IL 60602

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


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