Kids and superheroes have a lot in common — namely persistence, charisma, and the ability to rock a unitard.
Stretch your mini’s skills with classes at Starbright Dance.
The Southport Corridor studio just opened next to its sister school, A Fairytale Ballet. Wee ones (ages 3 and up) cut loose at Boogie Stars, an introduction to jazz moves. Fairytale Yoga combines storytelling with poses. Older kids learn tap, ballet, and jazz/hip-hop. And even parents get in on the action with adults-only classes.
The first sessions begin Wednesday, so sign up now.
Or forever hold your spandex.
Starbright Dance, 3236 North Southport Avenue, at Melrose Street (773-477-4488 or starbrightchicago.com).
Harry Potter Dinner & Exhibition
What: Lawry’s steakhouse decorates its dining room like Hogwarts’s Great Hall (fog-producing cauldrons and all) for a family feast of pumpkin juice, chicken fingers, and more.
Why: Tickets to Harry Potter: the Exhibition are magically included.
When: Sun. Exhibit, 2 p.m.; dinner, 4 p.m.
Where: Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 Lake Shore Dr., at 57th St. (773-684-1414); dinner, Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 100 E. Ontario St., at Rush St., Magnificent Mile. Reservations (required) at 312-523-0319.
What: The local musician performs tot-friendly guitar pop as part of the free Concerts in the Parks series.
Why: He’s great, quite frankly.
When: Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., at Lincoln Ave. (312-742-7511).
Watch Us Grow: Monarch Butterflies
What: Witness the stages of butterfly development (eggs, caterpillars, pupas, adults) at the just-opened exhibit.
Why: Wing it.
When: Thru Oct. 19. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd., at Lake Ave., Glenview (847-832-6600).