Shari

Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1.

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Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

Nature Museum Unveils Hidden Science in New Exhibit

September 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum recently opened a new exhibit to help families discover a hidden world of science in their own backyards. Backyard Adventures offers 17 fun and interactive activities to help families observe the effects of seasonal change and weather on their backyard environments. Visitors can see a garden from a bee’s perspective, challenge a friend […]

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Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

September 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

The  will launch a year-long celebration of the Center’s five-year anniversary with a festive 12-hour Logan Five Year Bash Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The event, open to the public, features continuous free programming for all ages, including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more throughout the 11-story building and its […]

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Hubbard Street  Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

Hubbard Street Dance creates an immersive experience for dancers and viewers

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

I should have worn pants. It was the first thing I thought as we entered the last performance space. In addition to rows of chairs, there were big cushions on the floor. As soon as I saw those, I wanted to sit on the floor for the final dance. It seemed like the perfect way […]

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Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

Million Dollar Quartet is a wild musical event

September 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

As we moved into our seats at Million Dollar Quartet, I overheard the man sitting next to us say, “What’s the story with this show?” I said, “It’s a rowdy, fun concert with a story about rock and roll’s history. Mostly, though, it’s a concert.” We learned about Million Dollar Quartet when it first opened at […]

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Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

Catch Still Dance With Stars before it heads to NYC

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The NYC-based New Light Theater Project brings Still Dances With Stars for a limited run on the Chicago Dramatists stage. New Light Theater Projects describes itself as an ensemble-driven theater company which strives to capture the Little Theater Movement (artistry over commerce; producing new and classic works) in the NYC indie theater community. This world-premiere product is a terrific example […]

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Luzia by Cirque Du Soliel Donates Artistic Gift to Chicago for the Year of Public Art

Luzia by Cirque Du Soliel Donates Artistic Gift to Chicago for the Year of Public Art

August 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at Luzia before the show opened its Chicago show. The tour included watching a rehearsal, meeting two show stars and visiting the costume shop. Each stop was a lesson in creativity and details. The creativity was obvious. When we watched international football freestyle stars Laura […]

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Chicago Theaters Schedule Two Sensory-Friendly Performances

Chicago Theaters Schedule Two Sensory-Friendly Performances

August 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chicago’s theater community has really done a nice job of including people with disabilities. Several theaters include ASL performances for those who are hearing-impaired. Recently, the Chicago Moms learned of two Chicago theaters with upcoming performances for those with sensory issues. Blue Man Group, known for its lights, sounds and activity, has worked with Autism […]

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Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

Shedd Aquarium introduces Splash & Bubbles 4D Undersea Adventure

August 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Shedd Aquarium recently introduced a new 4-D Experience® film based upon the PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles. Powered by ComEd, everyone’s favorite sea creatures come to life with music and fun in a 12-minute film. According to the Shedd Aquarium, “this new adventure uses groundbreaking digital proprietary technology to allow kids to have fun while learning about […]

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LUZIA transports the audience on a fairy tale Mexican adventure

LUZIA transports the audience on a fairy tale Mexican adventure

August 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

From the moment Cirque Du Soleil starts the magical Mexican adventure called LUZIA, you can hear the gasps and sense the wonderment from the audience. Mixing traditional circus acts with unique modern interpretations, LUZIA is a gorgeous evening with something for every family member. This is a beautifully-layered show which takes the audience on a journey […]

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As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

As You Like It is a wonderful summer event

July 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

First Folio Theatre is known for its interesting and well-performed productions at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Every summer the company moves outside to perform under the stars. It is a glorious way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. This year, As You Like It, is the summer season show. Shakespeare’s fun rom-com […]

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Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

Everything creates laughter in My Son The Waiter

July 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

If you are a mother, or have a mother, make plans to see My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy. The one man comedy show, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman, has so many universal themes that you cannot help but laugh out loud from start to finish. No matter where you grew up, you’ll relate to […]

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Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

Now is the time to start planning your solar eclipse activities

July 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

The August 21 solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible across the entire contiguous United States since 1918. Often called the “Great American Eclipse,” the event will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire U.S. mainland, according to Wikipedia. The Adler Planetarium notes that “While Chicago is not in […]

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