Logan Center Family Saturday
The Logan Center hosts two family events: Family Saturday and Family Saturday Festivals. Family Saturdays are free and Family Saturday Festivals cost $5 per person or $20 for a family.
Free Family Saturdays
When: Saturday, Sat, April 7, 2–4:30pm / Free Register
Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, 773.702.ARTS (2787)
Kidpreneurs: Children Making Creativity into Business
The theme this month is “Kidpreneurs.” Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing career paths. Women are leading this exciting new trend and passing the torch to young people. Join us as we explore brave ideas spearheaded by children and their families.
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the innovations of kidpreneurs. Learn what it takes to become a kidpreneur and be inspired by the stories of fellow young business owners through the wonderful world of the arts. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, a performance by ASE Storytellers, a kidpreneur vending stand, filmmaking workshop and more. Please join us to empower the next generation of business owners!
ASE Youth Performance
2-3 PM / Performance Penthouse
The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers’ Youth Storytellers present “Some of Our Favorite Stories!”
This performance will be a bit of this and a dash of that–poems, stories, personal and historical narratives. Come listen, laugh, and sing along as ASE’s talented youth storytellers share their favorite stories.
South Side Projections Filmmaking workshop
2-4 PM / Various Locations throughout the Logan Center
Ages 8 and up
Learn the techniques of filmmaking with Michael Phillips of South Side Projections. Begin to learn the fundamentals of live recording and the post production process.
Arts and Crafts
2-4 PM / DoVA Hallway
Join Live Arts Studio for an afternoon of arts and crafts and innovation. Bring home a model for the innovation you hope to create.
Kidpreneur Vending Station
2-4 PM / DoVA Hallway
Learn to support fellow kidpreneurs by attending a meet and greet and learning about the products they have for sale.
Lookingglass Theatre Workshop
3-4 PM/ Room 014
Ages 8 and up
Join Lookingglass theatre for an afternoon of improv and acting.
Wee Jam with Nubia Henderson
3-4 PM / Room 802
Parents and babes explore the mind-body connection together. Cultivate apractice of calming and energizing movements in community. Your children will innately pick-up on your cool vibes!
3:30-4 PM / Performance Penthouse
Join hip hop moderator Lizzie G as she interviews a panel of distinguished kidpreneurs!
About Family Saturday
“Family Saturday is an opportunity for families to engage in the workshops with a diverse range of arts experiences,” said Emily Lansana, Associate Director of Community Arts Engagement. “We are excited about celebrating young people and their creativity.”
Ticket are free but reservations are strongly suggested. More information is available at arts.uchicago.edu.
Reserve tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
About the Logan Center
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts advances arts practice, inquiry, and presentation at the University of Chicago, and fosters meaningful collaboration and cultural engagement at the university, on the south side, and in the city of Chicago.
The Future of the Arts at the University of Chicago—a 2001 report authored by faculty, students, and staff—made several recommendations for elevating the arts at the university. One central recommendation concerned the creation of a multidisciplinary center for the arts. Little more than a decade later, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is fully operational as a vibrant home for the study, practice, and presentation of arts at UChicago.
On May 3, 2007, the University of Chicago made a historic announcement: David Logan, AB’39, JD’41, and his wife Reva and their sons and grandchildren had generously committed a $35 million gift to support the University’s Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Not only was this one of the largest single donor gifts to the University, it is also believed to be both the single largest cash gift to the arts in the city of Chicago and one of the largest gifts to support a university arts building in the United States.
Five years after the Logan family gave their record gift of $35 million, the Logan Center for the Arts celebrated its grand opening. The three-day festival celebrated the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, a hub for the vibrant arts scene at the University of Chicago and a destination for the South Side and greater Chicago.