Chicago Children's Theatre to Host Spring Pop-Up Event in April

Bug out with fun activities and a presentation from The Butterfly Company, and much more!

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Chicago Children's Theatre is inviting kids and families to a free Spring Pop-Up Event, Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to1 p.m.

Break out of your winter cocoons and bring the kids to:

  • Hear Chicago author and entrepreneur Vanessa Rodriguez (Babydolls Boutique) read from her new children's book "Chicago Loves Me" (11:30 a.m. and noon).
  • Bug out with fun activities and a presentation from The Butterfly Company, "the best online source for butterflies and insects in the USA."
  • Get crafty with arts activities inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a live stage adaptation of four all-time favorite children's books by Eric Carle, playing April 15-June 4 at Chicago Children's Theatre.
  • Sample free goodies.
  • Plus more surprises!

Find more information and register at

Chicago Children's Theatre is located at 100 S. Racine Ave., at Monroe, in Chicago's West Loop. What was a shuttered police station is now Chicago's #1 destination for the best plays, musicals, classes and performing arts camps for young audiences. For parents, caregivers and teachers, Chicago Children's Theatre is a convenient, welcoming community hub, centrally located in the city, complete with free, onsite parking.

Tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show are on sale now at Email or call (312) 374-8835 to learn about discounted rates for schools, playgroups, birthday parties and scouting groups. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is recommended for all ages, 6 months and up. Run time is 60 minutes.


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The Blues on the Fox Festival is back, Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17 at downtown Aurora’s RiverEdge Park, where blues legends and rising stars will live on the banks of the beautiful Fox River.

Porchlight's Free Summer Concert Series, BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD Returns This Month

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the return of its free summer concert series Broadway in your Backyard, now in its third year, June 27 - August 8, as part of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series.

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Congo Square Theatre Company continues to prioritize its founding principles of radical generosity and radical community-building with an expanded Festival on the Square (FOTS) this summer.


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