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The third annual Children's Humanities Festival continues through 11/9. 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 chfestival.org. Call 312-661-1028 for more information.

saturDAY4

The Circus Las Marionetas de la Esquina present a musical puppet circus in Spanish. For ages three and up. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 10:30 AM

Tapestry of Story + Sound Irish storytelling and folk music, Persian tales, and music from Senegal combine in this Genesis at the Crossroads presentation. For ages eight and up. Art Institute, Morton Auditorium. 10:30 AM

Babak and Friends--A First Norooz An animated film about a little boy caught between two cultures who learns to honor his Persian heritage. For ages six and up. Art Institute, Price Auditorium. Noon

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

Dear Home The Chicago Park District Poetry Project offers a performance by adult troupe Barrel of Monkeys, based on poetry created in the Words@PLAY program. For ages eight and up. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 1 PM

sunDAY5

Beowulf The Metro Theater Company uses percussion and physical feats in this adaptation of the ancient legend. For ages ten and up. Free; reservations required. Harold Washington Library Center. 3:30 PM

monDAY6

Beowulf See listing for Sun 11/5. For ages ten and up. Free; reservations required. Harold Washington Library Center. 10:30 AM

The Circus See listing for Sat 11/4. For ages three and up. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. 10:30 AM

tuesDAY7

Physical Music Lelavision combines modern and aerial dance, music, theater, and musical sculptures in an "exploration of harmony and dissonance." For ages five and up. Chase Auditorium. 10 AM

thursDAY9

Tapestry of Story + Sound See listing for Sat 11/4. For ages eight and up. Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School. 10:30 AM

venues

Art Institute Michigan and Adams

Chase Auditorium 10 S. Dearborn

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State

Louis Nettelhorst Elementary School 3252 N. Broadway

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum 1852 W. 19th

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Metro Theater Company.

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