Community Events

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Park at Wrigley

Our new partnership with Park at Wrigley brings Wiggleworms® and other performances and interactive arts experiences, led by our performers, ensembles, and teaching artists, to this brand new cultural institution in the heart of Wrigleyville.

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Lincoln Square Apple Fest

We are excited to be working with the LSRCC to send many of our talented performers to busk all around this year's APPLE FEST! Hope to see you!

Sat September 30
Main Stage
2:15-3:15pm - Chris Walz - Premium Quality Traditional Music

Giddings Plaza
1-1:45pm - Luciano Antonio - Brazilian Jazz
2:30-3:15pm - Dan Fulkerson - Classical & Pop
4-4:45pm - Colby Maddox - Bluegrass

Sun October 1
Main Stage
3:00-3:30pm - Charles Kim - Pop/Rock

Giddings Plaza
1-1:45pm - The Rev. Virgil S. Peabody - Gospel, Blues & Country
2:30-3:15pm - Mareva Lindo - Folk, Blues & Rags
4-4:45pm - Paul Kaye - Blues


Around Town

Laura Crotte presents Señor 4 y Señor 5: The Architects of Ancient Civilizations
Sunday, September 16th, 2017 from 1 - 2 PM
at the Chicago Lawn Branch of the Chicago Public Library - 6120 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629

Lisa Joy & The Western Skies
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:30 PM
at Adler After Dark's Saturn Saloon in Adler Planetarium's Sky Pavilion Cafe - 1300 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Jimmy T & Mary Peterson - Counter Culture Jam Sessions at the Block Museum's William Blake exhibit opening! Bring a guitar, bring your voice - join in the jam!
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 11 AM - 1 PM
at the Block Museum - 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Join OTS Teaching artists Sara Noori, Alicia Manson, Beth Iska, Naima Bond and friend of OTS Drea Smith at the Craft Table and at the Face Painting Station on
September 23, 2017 at 11am-2pm
at Galleria Marchetti - 825 W Erie in Chicago
as part of the Pandora and Fairlife SuperKids Event!

Trio Cielito Lindo
Monday, September 25th, 2017 from 6:15 - 7:00 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library - South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a Family Music event!

Mr. Nick Davio
S​aturday, September 30th 2017 at 12 PM & 2 PM
at the Fulton Market Harvest Fest Kid Zone!

The Dreamtree Shakers Duo
Saturday, Septemebr 30th, 2017 from 10:00 - 10:30 AM
at Apple Fest's KidZone Stage!

Zacbe Pichardo Duo
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 4 - 4:45 PM
at Bridgeview Public Library - 7840 W. 79th, Bridgeview, IL
for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Julie Helenius
S​und​ay, October ​1st, 2017 from 10:00 - 10:30 AM
at Apple Fest's KidZone Stage!

Little Miss Ann w/ fiddler Emily
S​und​ay, October ​1st, 2017 at 12 PM & 2 PM
at the Fulton Market Harvest Fest Kid Zone!

Wood, Bone & Steel
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Lincoln-Belmont Branch of the Chicago Public Library (1659 W Melrose)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Alisa Rosenthal
Friday, October ​6 from 1 - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 11am-12pm
at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall - 78 E Washington St
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
and
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11am-12pm
at the Garfield Park Conservatory's Horticulture Hall - 300 N Central Park
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Colby Maddox
Saturday, October 7 from 11:30am - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Pineapple Tree (featuring Alisa Rosenthal)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Barlow (Jay Desrosiers + Mareva Lindo)
Sunday, October 8 from 11:30am - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Erin Flynn & Yinna Zhang present
"Bridging Math & Music in the Early Years"
A one hour morning session at the DuPage Children's Museum's Everywhere Math Symposium - 301 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540
Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Maz Wojciechowska
Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at Austin-Irving Branch of the Chicago Public Library - 6100 W. Irving Park Road
for Polish Heritage Month!

Maz Wojciechowska
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 4 - 4:45 PM
at Bridgeview Public Library - 7840 W. 79th, Bridgeview, IL
for Polish Heritage Month!

Rhythmicity Class Demo w/ Rick Neuhaus
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - time TBD but event is in the AM
at the National Parkinson Foundation's Moving Day Event

Long Journey Home
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
at Lurie Garden's Urban Wild event!

Maz Wojciechowska
Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 12:15 - 1 PM
at the Harold Washington Library - 400 S State St, Chicago, IL
for a Polish History Program!

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 2392 N Milwaukee, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Andrea Bunch
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 2 - 2:45 PM
at the Near North Branch of the Chicago Public Library (310 W Division)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Karen Banks-Lubicz
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

Natalie Galey
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Under 24 months Wiggleworms
*Advance registration required via Northbrook Public Library
Music for Kids & Families

Wood, Bone & Steel
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Scottsdale Branch of the Chicago Public Library (4101 W 79th St)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Ronnie Malley
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4 - 4:45 PM
at Bridgeview Public Library - 7840 W. 79th, Bridgeview, IL
for Arab Heritage Month!

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Andrea Bunch
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1 - 1:45 PM
at the Sulzer Branch of the Chicago Public Library (4455 N Lincoln)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Big Sadie
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1-2 PM
at the Vernon Area Public Library -
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000