Cirque du Soleil’s Volta in Chicago!

Tuesday, we enjoyed one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA opened in Chicago for the first time at Soldier Field. It is rare that the whole family is mesmerized by anything. We have literally spent the entire weekend debating which act we LOVED the most.
VOLTA celebrates being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. It draws it's inspiration from BMX, street sports and acrobatics. I've seen many Cirque du Soleil shows and every year, the costumes completely blow me away.
The show will be presented under its signature Big Top at the Soldier Field South Lot,1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, May 18 –July 6,2019. Tickets, starting at $49, are available for purchase by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).
This woman floated high above the audience BY HER HAIR! It was equal parts mesmerizing and amazing!
Every time Mr. Wow was on the stage, my son was laughing. Whenever I take the kids anywhere I love to look over and see the expression on their face. Mr Wow, was LOL funny!
I always love the aerial acts. They are so strong and talented. LOVE watching them!
I also love the live music weaved into the acts. There is so much going on both ON and OFF the stage.
This is the first show I've ever seen that worked BMX into the act. Those riders were SO talented. I've never seen anyone do what these folks did on bicycles. The stage transforms into a full BMX park and you'll be BLOWN away by it! Run don't walk to see VOLTA in Chicago.You can purchase tickets here.

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Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part

The kids and I caught a sneak peak of The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part over the weekend. The first Lego Movie was a GIANT hit in my house, this one had some BIG shoes to fill.

Lego 2 starts as the Duplo's land in Bricksburg and turn it into an apocalyptic wasteland. 5 years later, it looks like a scene from Mad Max ... except Emmet who is still drinking coffee with Planty and singing Everything Is Awesome.

At the heart of the movie is play, and how to play with Legos. Finn, the older brother and his sister Bianca have to share the basement Bricksburg at the end of the first movie. Bianca's Legos are brightly colored and covered in glitter and sparkles while Finn is literally in the apocolypse, mixing characters from every Lego set ever.

Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman and the rest of the gang are tyring to prevent "Ourmomageddon" which will end with them in the bin of storage. It was a treat to see Maya Rudolph as the mom. Which means, in this universe, Will Ferrel is married to Maya Rudolph. My kids laughed all the way home on that one.

If you thought Everything Is Awesome stuck in your brain like peanut butter, just wait until you hear Catchy Song (This Song’s Gonna Get Stuck Inside Your Head). I have been singing it NON STOP since I heard it.

Lego Movie 2 is in theaters February 8. Grab your popcorn, round up the kids and don't miss it!

Celebrate Christmas With The Joffrey Ballet!

What a treat to enjoy Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker with my daughter!

What's so special about it? It's Chicago themed, set in 1892 leading into the Chicago World's Fair! Does it still have amazing costumes? YES! I loved them all. In my opinion, the Christmas Holiday doesn't begin until you've enjoyed The Nutcracker. Bringing my daughter was a memory I will cherish. I went to college just down the street from the Auditorium Theatre and this part of the city holds a special place in my heart. To be able to share this with my daughter is a real treat!

We discussed our favorite act, and our favorite scenes from the show. It's SO tough to pick a favorite. I love Act II, but I think my favorite scene is the Land of Snow from Act I. It's simply dreamy. The set, stage and dancers are MAGICAL!

We were fortunate enough to be able to go backstage after the show.
The sets, and the props are TOO MUCH FUN!
The Nutcracker will be playing through Dec 30, and you can find tickets here. Also, be sure to check the Joffrey out on Facebook and Instagram!
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