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The third annual Children's Humanities Festival continues through 11/10. All programs are $5 in advance, $6 (cash only) at the door, unless otherwise noted. Students and educators are admitted free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available by phone at 312-494-9509 or online at Call 312-661-1028 for more information.


"Music From Home...and From Away"

Concert by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra with the Chicago Children's Choir. For all ages. Harold Washington Library Center. 10 AM

Jose-Luis Orozco

The bilingual singer-storyteller performs songs celebrating Latin American culture. For all ages. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 10 AM

Day of the Dead Workshop

Interactive activities introduce kids to the ancient Mexican festival. For all ages. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. noon

Musical Celebration of Children's Illustrators

Concert by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, based on Jonah Winter's Frida (illustrated by Ana Juan) and Chris Van Allsburg's Just a Dream (illustrated by Randall Woolf). For all ages. Free; reservations required. Field Museum, Simpson Theater. noon

Jon Scieszka

(The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales) reads from Science Verse and other works. For grades three and up. Harold Washington Library Center. noon

"My Hands Can Sing"

The Barrel of Monkeys ensemble performs poetry written by students from the Chicago Park District's Words@Play project. For ages eight and up. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 1-2:15 PM


The StoryBus

Storytelling of "The Gingerbread Man" in English and Spanish aboard this "37-foot literacy museum-on-wheels." For ages four through six. Free; reservations required. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 11 AM-2 PM


Jose-Luis Orozco

See listing for Sat 11/5. For grades K through five. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 10 AM and noon 10 AM sold out.

Chicago Djembe Project Ensemble

The troupe performs percussion music of West Africa. For all ages. Free; reservations required. Chicago Children's Museum. 6 PM


Young Chicago Authors

An ensemble of adult and young women performs "GirlSpeak," a program of spoken word and hip-hop. For ages 12 and up. DePaul Univ. Student Center. 7 PM


Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko Author Tyler and illustrator Csicsko discuss their Chicago Children's Museum book The Skin You Live In. With a performance by Nettelhorst students. For grades K through four. Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School. 10 AM


Art Institute Michigan & Adams

Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport

Chicago Children's Museum Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand

DePaul Univ. Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield

Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State

Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School 3252 N. Broadway

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum 1852 W. 19th

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