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June 19, 2019

10:30 am

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Homer Glen

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Homer Glen

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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June 22, 2019

2:00 pm

Chasing the Moon: Preview Screening & Discussion

Chasing the Moon: Preview Screening & Discussion

Head to Hammond Public Library for this free preview screening of an excerpt from the upcoming American Experience documentary Chasing the Moon, coming to WTTW on July 8.

June 29, 2019

10:00 am

The Sesame Street Road Trip

Sesame Street Road Trip

Join us on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Sesame Street Road Trip at MSI Park on the Museum of Science and Industry campus! The groundbreaking children’s series turns 50 in 2019, and Sesame Street is celebrating this special milestone birthday with a free, fun, family festival on the lawn of the Museum, which will include eight stage shows featuring the show’s iconic characters, a giant maze, a treasure dig, photo opportunities, and a cookies-and-milk snack station. This tented event will take place rain or shine, and WTTW’s cameras will be on hand to capture special #ThisIsMyStreet moments.

July 13, 2019

2:30 pm

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Fox Valley Mall

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Family Fun Days at Illinois Technical Institute

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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July 20, 2019

2:00 pm

POV: Roll Red Roll -- Screening and Discussion

Join WTTW at the Chicago Cultural Center for a free screening and discussion of the POV documentary Roll Red Roll.

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July 22, 2019

5:00 pm

Geoffrey Baer's Architecture Road Trips

Plus another presentation at 7:30 pm on the same day!

Planning a late-summer getaway? Geoffrey Baer will share his architecture road trip suggestions during this special event at the Chicago Architecture Center. Learn about rewarding stops in popular destinations and must-see sites in smaller towns, as Geoffrey makes the case for staying put in the region and embarking on a rich architectural vacation!

Find more recommendations for nearby getaways in Geoffrey’s recent special, Chicago on Vacation!

July 25, 2019

11:00 am

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Fox Valley Mall

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Lincoln Park Zoo (Foreman Pavilion)

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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July 27, 2019

8:00 pm

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Concert at The United Center

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Concert at The United Center

After returning this summer with their first extensive North American tour since 1981, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to bring their outstanding live.  Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent the last two years with a critically acclaimed and chart-topping album, a sold out run of UK and European shows, as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K., making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognizable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

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July 31, 2019

11:00 am

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Fox Valley Mall

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Town Square Wheaton

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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August 3, 2019

11:00 am

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Vernon Hills

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Vernon Hills

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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August 4, 2019

7:00 pm

Santana and The Doobie Brothers in Concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Santana and The Doobie Brothers in Concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Santana is hitting the road this summer with The Doobie Brothers!  Don’t miss your chance to see them live on Sunday, August 4th at the Hollywood Casino and Amphitheater!  

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August 29, 2019

11:00 am

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Fox Valley Mall

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Lincoln Park Zoo (Foreman Pavilion)

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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September 9, 2019

5:30 pm

River Tour on Chicago’s Leading Lady with Geoffrey Baer

River Tour on Chicago’s Leading Lady with Geoffrey Baer

Join Geoffrey Baer on Chicago’s Leading Lady for a tour down the Chicago River!  Appetizers and two drink tickets included in ticket price. 

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September 20, 2019

5:00 pm

Chicago Tonight: Behind the Scenes 2019

Chicago Tonight: Behind the Scenes 2019

Join us at the WTTW Studios for a behind the scenes look at Springfield and City Hall, led by the all-star Chicago Tonight Team.

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October 18, 2019

8:00 pm

Pavlo in Concert at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Pavlo in Concert at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean Music” - a blend of Greek, Flamenco, Latin and even Balkan flavours, wrapped in Contemporary Pop. For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean Music speaks for itself. He is a TRUE WORLD ARTIST, and has become famous for bringing every audience to their feet. You won’t want to miss this!

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November 14, 2019

3:30 pm

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Dixon

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Dixon

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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