Explore the contributions of popular songs from the U.S., Canada, and Britain to the Allies of World War I. This program, presented by musicologists and musical performers, includes slides, films, period recordings, and live performances of sheet music. Six university faculty from Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Bloomington, and University of York, England, created this program in association with the American Musicological Society and the Library of Congress exhibition World War I: American Artists View the Great War.
Strap on your baby, dress up the family as your favorite book characters, and get ready to dance! We'll be celebrating literacy through fun, active songs, and books that can be sung.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie down at our Preschool and Toddler Dance Party as we celebrate the launch of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Best for ages 2-5. Costumes of your favorite book characters are encouraged for kids and adults, but not required.
Join us as storyteller Shanta Narullah performs music and stories from around the world. Register today!
Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!
¡ESSO! (El Sonido Sonic Octopus) performs funky Afro-Latin and roots rock-inspired dance music.
Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed folk singer and songwriter who makes the people and places of "unmetropolitan" America come to life in song. Vallillo's newest concert, "Oh, Freedom, Songs of the Civil Rights Movement," recalls the music of a turbulent time in America.
Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars, harmonica, Jew's harp, and hammer dulcimer, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional folk songs and narratives into a compelling portrait of the history and lifestyles of the Midwest.