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Family Day | Telling Our Stories

October 08, 202211:00 am - 3:00 pm

MCA admission is free to Family Day attendees.

Photo: Mikayla Delson, © MCA Chicago

About the Event

Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists.

Family Days are organized by Christiana Castillo, Manager of Learning, Youth Interpretive Programs. If you have any questions about Family Day programming, please email Christiana Castillo.


Artist-Led Performances


Between 11 am and 1:30 pm
Edlis Neeson Theater
(Please note that masks are required in the theater.)

Listen and watch SoriBeat perform. SoriBeat is the youth Korean music ensemble presented by Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC). KPAC is dedicated to helping SoriBeat youth members engage in traditional Korean cultural and performing arts, develop cross-cultural understanding, and ultimately nurture youth leadership.

  • 11–11:30 am: SoriBeat drumming and dance performances
  • 1–1:30 pm: SoriBeat instrumental music performances

Drag Queen Story Hour

1:45–2:45 pm
Kovler Atrium

Join Drag Queen Story Hour for story performances and dance breaks. This is an English and American Sign Language Interpreter performance.

Artist-Led Workshop

11 am–3 pm
The Commons

Create mobiles that tell stories inspired by Alexander Calder’s exhibition Intricate: Calder and the Poetry of Science with Chicago artist Miriam Bahena-Cardona Bisby.


Support for Family Programs is provided in part by the MCA Women’s Board Family Education Initiative.