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Chicago: Family Weekend Agenda for This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 17

Chicago for Kids Audio Tour
Sometimes touring the city with your tykes in tow simply isn’t in the cards; naptime, lunchtime of meltdowns anytime can make seeing the sights a challenge you just don’t feel like undertaking right before the weekend. Luckily for you, the Chicago for Kids Audio Tour allows your babes to explore the Windy City without straying beyond your home office.
• Time: Various times
• Location: Your home and various locations
• Children's Ages: 5 to 12 years
• Cost: Free

(Additional) Trinity Academy of Irish Dance Open Houses
If you’re trying to decide whether your crew prefers learning jigs to juggling lessons, err on the safe side and attend an open house of the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance at various locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Open houses run until October 19, so you have no excuse not to get your Irish on well in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.
• Date and Time: Mondays through Sundays until Oct. 19 | Various times
• Location: Varies; please check the Web site for a complete list.
• Children's Ages: 0 to 10 years
• Cost: Free

Saturday, Oct. 18

FamilyDance Matinee: NAMAH & ZARBANG
Ready to take in a little Middle Eastern movement? Visit the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago for FamilyDance Matinee: NAMAH & ZARBANG, which weaves “together the ethereal beauty of Persian dance with the physically charged and intuitive power of . . . contemporary style,” complete with a four-member Iranian percussion and woodwind ensemble.
• Time: 2:15 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
• Location: The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago – 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
• Children's Ages: 3 to 12 years
• Cost: $6 per child, $10 per adult

Sunday, Oct. 19

CAFamily Studio Sundays
What do you get when you mix the Halloween spirit with architectural inspiration for the kiddie set? The answer to this haunted riddle is Spooky City at the Santa Fe Building! Part of the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s CAFamily Studio Sundays, this event encourages your brood to explore building, construction and the art of architecture within Chi-Town.
• Time: 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
• Location: The Santa Fe Building – 224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
• Children's Ages: 3 to 12 years
• Cost: Free

(Additional) Tipi Talk at the Grove
Curious how Woodland and Plains Indians lived? Register in advance for the Tipi Talk at the Grove and explore the on-site longhouse and tipi. Talk about a little Sunday morning history lesson!
• Time: 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
• Location: The Grove – 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
• Children's Ages: 4 to 10 years
• Cost: $6 per person

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