Juicebox, presented by Lifeway Foods, will entertain and educate young children and their families with music, dance and performances at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Garfield Park Conservatory.
The free music series starts Friday, January 4, 2019, and continues through May. With its performances in a kid-friendly setting, the free-admission Juicebox programs are geared to be enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and otherwise interact with performers.
The winter and spring program begins on Friday, January 4, and will continue on the first and third Friday of each month at the Chicago Cultural Center and following Saturday of each month at the Garfield Park Conservatory through May. All performances take place from 11–11:45am unless otherwise noted.
January 4: Chicago Cultural Center
January 5: Garfield Park Conservatory
Laura Doherty entertains kids with acoustic folk-pop tunes. Her interactive performances will also feature her puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Muddy Puddles and Domingo the Flamingo.
February 1: Chicago Cultural Center
February 2: Garfield Park Conservatory
Jabberwocky Marionettes is a mother daughter puppet company featuring Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh. Together they have created original productions and events with the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Libraries, the Arts In The Dark Parade, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum.
March 1: Chicago Cultural Center
March 2: Garfield Park Conservatory
Little Miss Ann
Little Miss Ann and her band play upbeat and interactive originals. Chicago's Ann Torralba, Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids musician, former Chicago Public School teacher and instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
April 5: Chicago Cultural Center
April 6: Garfield Park Conservatory
Stacy Buehler’s her live shows include traditional tunes as well as her originals.
May 3: Chicago Cultural Center
May 4: Garfield Park Conservatory
Mr. Dave Music
Mr. Dave Music brings the joy of music into the lives of children, families and adults with an educational experience. The Wicker Park location offers a schedule of music and yoga classes, private lessons, birthday parties and baby raves.
January 18: Chicago Cultural Center
January 19: Garfield Park Conservatory
With his guitar, tap shoes, and baritone, Duke Otherwise performs an interactive musical program for all ages. From Madison, Wisconsin, Duke's original songs include clever wordplay and ideas relatable to both kids and adults.
February 15: Chicago Cultural Center
February 16: Garfield Park Conservatory
Tunes with Tim
Chicago kiddie rocker Ted Brednup uses classic songs–from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes–to inspire dancing and singing while teaching the basics of music including rhythm and tempo, melody and harmony.
March 15: Chicago Cultural Center
March 16: Garfield Park Conservatory
Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band
Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band’s music promotes self-esteem while silliness abounds. They play a wide range of musical styles from folk to rock, country to calypso, boogie to blues.
April 19: Chicago Cultural Center
April 20: Garfield Park Conservatory
Halau i Ka Pono
Halau i Ka Pono, the Hula School of Chicago, will teach audiences about the Hula - the Hawaian dace expressing all that we see, hear, taste and feel. The school started in 2009 to share indigenous Hawaiian culture and stories through dance, Hawaiian mythology, cultural values and history.
May 17: Chicago Cultural Center
May 18: Garfield Park Conservatory
To be announced on the website this spring
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Friday @ Chicago Cultural Center
Saturday @ Garfield Park Conservatory
All performances take place from 11–11:45am
More information and schedule changes can be found on the DCASE Website