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 www.chfestival.org.
Saturday, November 2
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.
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.
"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.)