Author - Jara Kern

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We all know that Chicago is an international city. From its diverse neighborhoods to the wealth of world class cultural programming, it’s an ideal home for Stages, Sights, & Sounds, an international performing arts festival for families and theatergoers of any age. Our festival showcases fresh, original work from Europe and Canada that you won’t see anywhere else. This year’s edition is our thirteenth and runs May 2–12, 2012 at venues in Chicago and Evanston.

Stages, Sights & Sounds: Spring Theater Festival

It’s a familiar refrain: “Mom? Dad? I’m bored.”

Aren’t you tired of hearing this? And these days, when kids have access to so much information and stimulation, it can be hard to find something to quell that boredom.

But we’ve got you covered. It’s boredom-stopping, absolutely absorbing, unique entertainment on a budget, perfect for the whole family. Stages, Sights & Sounds, our spring performing arts festival, is the only source in Chicago for family-friendly theater from Europ...

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 6:01 AM by Jara Kern

Chicago Humanities Festival - Upping the Ante

Don't miss our Kindur Ticket Giveaway - Read below & enter to win!!! Winners will be selected on Friday April 22nd. AND a special ticket discount perk just for NPN Members.

My son’s infinite capacity for curiosity is thrilling and scary. He is constantly upping the ante in his exploration of the world: before I can catch him, climbing to the top of the tallest playground slide at 18 months. At two, running into Lake Michigan’s waves no matter how many times they knock him down.

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Posted on April 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM by Jara Kern