Tag: "Shari Schmidt"

Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

Giselle is a grand romantic ballet with love, loss and forgiveness

October 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Joffrey Ballet recently opened its 61st season with Giselle, a lush, romantic ballet in the grand classical ballet tradition. From the opening scene through the final curtain, Giselle is a gorgeous, layered romance filled with complex characters. It’s the way a dancer turns his/her head or smiles or looks at his/her hand that adds depth to […]

Read More

Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Awesome DIY Ideas for Your Halloween Party

October 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

AtmosFX, a digital decorating company that helps people customize their homes for holidays and celebrations with fun and entertaining animated characters and stories, sent a press release recently with 16 tips to make your Halloween party fun. What I like about these DIY tips is that so many can be used for school classroom parties. A big […]

Read More

Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

Unique Halloween celebrations offer something for everyone

October 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Halloween is said to be the second most celebrated holiday for families. This year there are fun celebrations from Millennium Park to the Quad Cities. Here are four that stand out for their uniqueness. Halloween in the Quad Cities combines a gorgeous color drive with spooky spirits. Guests can participate in dozens of activities, starting with […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

Tempel Lipizzan White Stallions Open Summer Season Performances

July 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

There is something magical about driving to see the Tempel Lipizzan performance in Old Mill Creek. You take 294 to a road that takes you past Gurnee Mills Mall. It’s as crowded and suburban as possible. When you turn the corner to head towards Tempel Farms, you are immediately transported to a place that looks like the […]

Read More

Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a great summer outing

June 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

When you make a list of interesting and fun summer activities, you really need to put the Scottish Festival and Highland Games near the top. As children we went often with my grandparents. My grandmother immigrated from to Chicago when she was 15 years old.  She hailed from Lanarkshire in Scotland and retained her brogue […]

Read More

Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

Free Family-Friendly Concerts and Play-alongs during Make Music #Chicago

June 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every summer Make Music Chicago, a city-wide musical event, celebrates the summer solstice with free music in all corners of the city and suburbs. This year professional and amateur musicians will gather in Chicago’s public spaces to play and sing live music. The International Music Foundation sponsors this every year, with more than 750 cities […]

Read More

Page 1 of 1812345...10...Last »