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Children's Humanities Festival 

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The third annual Children's Humanities Festival runs 10/29-11/10. All programs are $5 in advance, $6 (cash only) at the door, unless otherwise noted. Students and educators are admitted free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available by phone at 312-494-9509 or online at Call 312-661-1028 for more information. Following is the schedule through 11/3; a complete schedule is available at


Animation Station! Animators demonstrate pixellation, clay animation, and scratch-on-film techniques; with continual screenings of short films presented by the National Film Board of Canada. For grades K and up. Free; reservations required. Museum of Contemporary Art. 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Linda Sue Park reads from her novel Project Mulberry, winner of the Chicago Tribune's Young Adult Book Prize. For ages nine and up. Harold Washington Library Center. 10:30 AM

"A Duck in New York City" Family concert with singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor. For ages four and up. Art Institute, Price Auditorium. 11 AM

"A Duck in New York City" 3-D Art Workshop With illustrators Fil & Julie. For grades pre-K through four. Art Institute, Studio 19. 12:30 PM Sold out.

"The Beauty and the Melamed" and Other Tales From the Jewish Tradition Storytelling by Susan Stone. For ages eight and up. Art Institute, Price Auditorium. 2 PM


Sing-along Wizard of Oz A benefit for the festival that features an emcee leading a sing-along to the film and a costume parade. For grades K and up. Harold Washington Library Center. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 1-3:30 PM


"New Kid" Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences performs a play about a boy whose family leaves their homeland for America. For grades three through eight. Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School. 10 AM


"New Kid" See listing for Tue 11/1. Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School. 10 AM Sold out.


"Frog and His Friends" Amsterdam's Theatre Terra performs a show based on Max Velthuijs's "Frog" series of picture books. For grades pre-K through four. Athenaeum Theatre. 10 AM and noon Sold out.


Art Institute Michigan & Adams

Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State

Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School 3252 N. Broadway

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Plymouth Photo Studio.

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