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Friday
Feb172012

Weekend Spotlight: Jazz, Jungles and Hills Alive With the Sound of Music

Here are a few highlights of the weekend ahead, but of course check the Go West Calendar for more activities that might better fit your family's interests, budget or availability.

CYT is performing 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' this weekend and next at Batavia High School.BATAVIA: Christian Youth Theater's Aurora branch will perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Batavia High School's Fine Arts Center. Tickets at the door are $14 for adults, $11 for children ages 2 through 17. Note that the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday offers "Family Day Pricing," at which all tickets are $11 each. Performances will continue next weekend.

AURORA: The Fox Valley Park District is sponsoring a "Fitness Fun Fair for Kids" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vaughan Athletic Center. Admission is free and it's an open-house format. The day will include entertainment, inflatables, contests and lots of healthy activities. One of the aims of the event is to teach children and families that exercise is a way to take care of your body, rather than a chore.

GLEN ELLYN: The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage is presenting "Kidjazz!" on Saturday at 10 a.m. The show, which features the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble, is an interactive musical concert in which children will be introduced to the world of jazz and other musical styles. It is especially recommended for children ages 5 through 11. Tickets are $12. But also make sure to consider having your child join the MAC Kids Club, since he or she will receive a free ticket voucher redeemable for a MAC Kids event this season.

ST. CHARLES: The Steel Beam Theatre is presenting "Jungle Book" as part of its Children's Stage. Performances begin this weekend and run through March 11, with shows on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students ages 16 and under. 

ELGIN: The Gail Borden Public Library is hosting a "Sing-a-long Sound of Music" on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the building's community rooms. Families are invited to bring their singing voices and encouraged to even wear costumes. This is a free event and there is no advance registration, but seating will be limited. 

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