JUICEBOX OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT THE
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
The FREE family music and performance series will feature Sones de Mexico, Animal Singdom, Wendy & DB, Jameson & Plucky, Bollywood Groove and Human Tim & Robot Tim
The popular Juicebox family music and performance series presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will once again entertain and educate young children and their families this Fall at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) and the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave.) beginning Friday, October 7, 2016, at 11 a.m.
With its engaging music, dance and theater performances in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the “stroller set” and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and otherwise interact with performers.
Except where otherwise noted, the series is scheduled for 11–11:45 a.m. on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month with Friday at the Chicago Cultural Center and Saturday at the Garfield Park Conservatory through May. Below is the complete list of dates, times, locations and performing talent for the 2016 Fall Juicebox series.
Juicebox Fall 2016 Schedule
Sones de México
Friday, October 7, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, October 8, Garfield Park Conservatory, Show House
Sones de México is Chicago’s premier folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho and more. In addition to researching and performing traditional Mexican 'son,' the group has developed a body of original work that has experimented cross-culturally with classical, Irish, blues, C&W, jazz and rock music through collaborations with several artists across many genres.
Friday, October 21, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, October 22, Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
With songs and puppetry, Erin Flynn and the Animal Singdom band help kids discover music in nature by bringing the Animal Kingdom to life.
Wendy & DB
Friday, November 4, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, November 5, Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
In their exciting, interactive children’s concerts, Wendy & DB inspire kids to discover the world around them through music. Positive lyrics, a good melody and interesting rhythms are key ingredients to their original songs that encourage children to use their imaginations and have fun with words. Kids are also introduced to a variety of instruments like maracas, bells and much more.
Jameson & Plucky
Friday, November 18, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, November 19, Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
Jameson and Plucky offer a hilarious and interactive portable puppet and human variety show that combines interactive music, sketches and improv. Coming to Juicebox via the Old Town School of Folk Music, this ‘puppet ukulele’ show will delight all ages.
Bollywood Groove – bG Kids Program
Friday, December 2, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, December 3, Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
bG Kids Program will offer kids and parents lessons on Indian dance, culture, movement fundamentals and more. Children experience Indian culture in an interactive format and learn fun facts via stories, props, folktales and upbeat music.
Human Tim+Robot Tim
Friday, December 16, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Saturday, December 17, Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
Human Tim has been making music in Chicago for a long time, including nine years teaching Wiggleworms classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Robot Tim was constructed in 2009 from spare parts and old computers, and together they recorded their first record, "Pop of the Tots." Human Tim lives with his human wife and human child in a house with a pointy tower. Robot Tim collects tinfoil and sleeps next to a battery charger. Your kids won’t want to miss them playing music together.
Juicebox is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Admission is FREE. For more information on FREE arts programming presented year-round at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org and cityofchicago.org/dcase, call 312.744.3316 or join the conversation on Facebook (Chicago Cultural Center, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) and on Twitter and Instagram, @ChiCulturCenter @ChicagoDCASE (#Juicebox).
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural asses to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.