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The second annual Children's Humanities Festival continues through November 14. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are $5 in advance, $6 (cash only) at the door. Students and educators are admitted free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available by phone at 312-494-9509 or online at www.chfestival.org. Call 312-661-1028 for more information.

FRIDAY 5

"Aztec Stories: From Micailhuitl to Dia de los Muertos" Program of music, stories, and poetry presented by Michael Heralda. Ogden Elementary School. For grades 3 and up. 10 AM

SATURDAY 6

"Aztec Stories: From Micailhuitl to Dia de los Muertos" See listing for Fri 11/5. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. For grades 3 and up. 10:30 AM Sold-out.

Eric Rohmann, David Wiesner The Caldecott Medal winners discuss "the process of creating beautiful and evocatively illustrated books." Art Institute, Price Auditorium. 10:30 AM

"Tempo!" Interactive classical music program presented by the Encore Chamber Orchestra. Field Museum, Simpson Theater. 11 AM

Day of the Dead Workshop Hands-on activities to celebrate the Mexican holiday. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 11:30 AM Sold-out.

Chicago Park District Poetry Project: Words@Play Performance by the Barrel of Monkeys ensemble. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. For ages 9 and up. 1 PM Sold-out.

Musical Celebration of Caldecott Medal Illustrators Family concert performed by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project; authors Eric Rohmann and David Wiesner will participate. Free, but tickets required. Field Museum, Simpson Auditorium. 2 PM

SUNDAY 7

"Timeless Stories From the East" Folktales offered by storyteller Anne Shimojima. Art Institute, Price Auditorium. For ages 8 and up. 11:30 AM

Glen Huser reads from Stitches in a program called "Acting Out." Art Institute, Price Auditorium. For ages 9 and up. 1:30 PM

"As if the Past Were Listening" Creation myths offered by storyteller David Gonzalez. Art Institute, Price Auditorium. For ages 8 and up. 3:30 PM

MONDAY 8

"As if the Past Were Listening" See listing for Sun 11/7. Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts. For ages 8 and up. 10 AM Sold-out.

THURSDAY 11

Young Chicago Authors and the Association House of Chicago present a multimedia performance called "Youthology." DePaul University Student Center. For ages 12 and up. 7 PM

SATURDAY 13

"Saffron" Multidisciplinary performance by the youth ensemble Albany Park Theater Project. Museum of Contemporary Art. Children under 10 not admitted. 8 PM

SUNDAY 14

"Saffron" See listing for Sat 11/13. Museum of Contemporary Art. Children under 10 not admitted. 3:30 PM

ONGOING

"Clive Barker's 'Abarat'" Exhibit of author-illustrator Barker's paintings. Museum of Contemporary Art. Through 11/14. Hours are 10-5 Wed-Sun, 10-8 Tue.

"Day of the Dead" Exhibit on the Mexican holiday. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Through 12/12. Hours are 10-5 Tue-Sun.

Art Institute Michigan & Adams

DePaul University Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield

Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts 1001 W. Roosevelt

Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum 1852 W. 19th

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago

Ogden Elementary School 24 W. Walton

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Frank Veronsky.

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