Family Friendly: Pick-Staiger plans an Air Raid
Instruments that get motivated with air are featured in a special program.
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:42AM
Who knew an Air Raid could be fun? That’s the name of the next program in the Kids Fare series, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.
Richard Van Kleeck, director of concert activities for Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, explained the title.
“We’re featuring any instrument that’s not brass, that you motivate with air,” he said.
Van Kleeck reported that music students Morgan Kent and Sarah Campbell are bringing in musicians from the different wind sections and have also planned some surprises. “At the end of the program, it’s a tradition to invite all the children up onto the stage,” he added. “You can meet the performers and see the instruments up close.”
Van Kleeck concluded it’s particularly “neat” for children “to see people having fun making music.”
The program is geared toward children ages 3-8 and their families. Tickets are $6, $4 for students.
For details, call (847) 467-4000 or go to www.pickstaiger.org.
MARDI GRAS PARTY
There will be art projects, music, mini-lessons and more when the Music Institute of Chicago presents Evanston Escola de Samba Carnaval Celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, maximum of $30 per family.
For details, call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108 or go to www.musicinst.org.
HOT WITH TOTS
Little kids love Little Miss Ann. The singer, musician, mom and former Chicago Public School teacher reaches them with her unique sound. She will perform at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
For details, call (847) 251-7424 or go to www.wilmettetheatre.com.
IT’S A TOSS UP
Objects will fly at the Jason Kollum Variety Show for Families, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. The high-energy performance includes balancing, juggling, spinning balls and more.
For details, call (847) 272-6224 or go to www.northbrook.info.
OLD TALES, NEW TWIST
Snow White has her pick of dwarves on “The Bachelorette.” The Wicked Witch’s house gets an “Extreme Makeover.” Those are a couple of the creative twists that the ten writer/actors, ages 10-14, put on fairy tales in “Twice Upon a Time,” 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24, at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $12.
For details, call (773) 598-4549 or go to www.gorillatango.com.