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The Children's Humanities Festival now stands on its own, having started nearly a week earlier than its parent fest, the Chicago Humanities Festival (see separate sidebar). Events run through November 3 at the following venues: Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark; Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut; and Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells. Tickets are $6 at the door, $5 in advance (students and teachers are admitted free). For reservations or for more information call 312-494-9509 or visit

Saturday, November 2

"Animation Station!"

The National Film Board of Canada hosts a workshop on the art and technique of film animation; collaborators include Facets Multimedia and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Walter Payton College Prep. 9 AM.

Sphinx Laureate Quartet

Classical music program; a discussion follows. Quigley Preparatory Seminary. 12:30 PM.

Teatro Vista

The group stages Black Butterfly Jaguar Girl Pinata Woman and Other Superhero Girls Like Me. Chicago Historical Society. 12:30 PM.

"Strong Thoughts/Unique Voices"

Readings by Chicago Park District poet laureates. Walter Payton College Prep.

1 PM.

"Prodigies, Geniuses, Quiz Kids, and Other Amazing Young People"

Presentation by children's literature scholar John Cech. Walter Payton College Prep. 3 PM.

Sunday, November 3

Albany Park Theater Project

The troupe stages Hijab and Belly Shirts. Chicago Historical Society. 4 PM. (Children under ten not admitted.)

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