November 3, 2018
Theme:The Circle of Life
The life/death cycle has been honored by nearly every culture in the world. For our November Family Saturday, the Logan Center for the Arts is teaming up with the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival to explore how film, movement, and visual art can help keep the legacy of our loved ones alive while celebrating new spirits and ways of life.
Room: DOVA Hallway
Arts and Crafts with Live Arts Studio
Join live Arts Studio for arts and crafts activities designed to help us celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us. Honor those who have transitioned with lively visual art creations and together we will build a shrine to keep the memories of our ancestors alive.
Ages 8 and up
Storytellers and Story Keepers
Presented by the Chicago International Children's Film Festival
The stories, tales, and folklore in this collection of shorts span generations and locales. In one French short, a magic tortoise grants a fisherman and his wife ever-increasingly lavish lifestyle accoutrements, until they get their comeuppance. In another short from the Republic of Congo, beware of false friends, no matter how charming! In the last short, the familiar Arabian Nights tale is vividly portrayed on screen in Scheherazade's familiar quandry - can she keep spinning her fabulous stories?
Ages 7 and up
Mandala South Asian Dance Workshop
South Asian fables come to life with stomping feet and fancy fingers. Participants learn dance steps, hand gestures and facial expressions plus various ways to keep rhythm, perform and celebrate the beauty of life and death through traditional South Asian dances.
In this family yoga class, caregivers and their children will explore ways to cultivate connection and communication through play.