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Family Day | Showtime

April 09, 202211:00 am - 3:00 pm

Use code FAMILYDAY when reserving your tickets to ensure free admission to the MCA.

We look forward to welcoming you to our galleries. For everyone’s health and safety, masks (age 2+) are required for all visitors.

Banner artwork reads 'FREEDOM FROM AND FREEDOM TO IMPROVISATIONAL CROSS-MEDIUM EVENT' with eleven black and yellow bodies dancing or playing instruments

Image by Cristal Sabbagh

About the Event

Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists. For this Family Day, interact with Chicago-based dancers and musicians as they come together in a celebration of movement and sound and improvise new worlds together.


Artist-Led Performances

Freedom From and Freedom To

Kovler Atrium
11 am–1 pm

Watch movement and sound performers fuse their diverse artistic backgrounds and practices to create unique interactive experiences. The audience is invited to randomly select a combination of artists, who will then perform together.

Drag Queen Story Hour

The Commons
1–3 pm

Join Drag Queens Mrs. Yuka Layme and America Powers for story performances and dance breaks.

  • 1–2 pm: Miss Yuka (English and American Sign Language)
  • 2–3 pm: America Powers (Spanish)

Art-Making Activity

Color and Play

The Commons
11 am–3 pm

Immerse yourself in coloring and play with coloring pages and toys provided by the MCA.


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