Juicebox

First and Third Fridays & Saturdays • 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

Istvan & His Imaginary BandIstvan & His Imaginary Band

11-11:45am

Friday, October 6

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

Saturday, October 7

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

Indie artist turned kindie artist, Istvan has gone all out in the children’s area since the birth of his daughter, who often joins him on stage, and is as committed as ever to rocking the kiddies and families that come to his shows.

 

Chicago Folklore Ensemble

11-11:45am

Friday, October 20

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

Saturday, October 21

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

The Chicago Folklore Ensemble celebrates Chicago’s immigrant musicians and helps share and pass on their stories and musical knowledge through performances that interweave music and storytelling. After interviewing musicians of many ethnic backgrounds, the ensemble collects songs and stories and adapts them into arrangements for string quartet and storyteller.

     

Music For New PeopleMusic For New People

11-11:45am

Friday, November 3

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

Saturday, November 4

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

Performing a mix of originals and covers, 'Music For New People' is a unique experience that uses cutting edge electronics, ukulele and percussion to create an engaging and dynamic environment for kids and adults alike. Inspired by the work (& play) of Andy Kaufman, Shel Silverstein, Reggie Watts and They Might Be Giants!

 

Chicago Children's TheatreChicago Children's Theatre

Beatrix Potter and Friends

11-11:45am

Friday, November 17

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

Saturday, November 18

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

Since its launch in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre has cemented its reputation as the city’s largest professional theatre company devoted exclusively to children and families. CCT has always believed children should be treated as the sophisticated audiences that they are, showcasing high-profile and award-winning talent, inventive production values and compelling stories that challenge, educate and entertain.

     

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

11-11:45am

Friday, December 1

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

Saturday, December 2

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

Mandala connects our audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia. We offer powerful engagement with unique and expert dancers, musicians, storytellers, artists and educators whose origins reach from the Himalayan ranges to the Indian Ocean, from Persia to Indonesia. Mandala’s company dancers, musicians, teaching artists, artistic collaborators and outreach partners bring folk and classical traditions to life.

 

Mariachi Tradición JuvenilMariachi Tradición Juvenil

11-11:45am

Friday, December 15

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

Saturday, December 16

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

The Mariachi Arts and Culture Academy, Inc. was established to cultivate and instill the art and culture of Mariachi music in the future generations. MACA aims to provide opportunities for the youth to carry on the Art and Culture of Mexico's richness by reaching out to different cultural and socioeconomic communities in the Chicago area.

 

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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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Chicago Cultural Center
Building Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
  • Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Closed Holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov.  23)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

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