Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

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Chicago Puppet Fest, Navy Pier, and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks present:

Free Neighborhood Tour with Krystal Puppeteers: Tears by the River

Tears by the River beautifully blends traditional Kenyan puppetry, artistry and vocals to tell this classic folktale about the brave monkey called Libendi. A great famine sends him seeking a far away river and a better life. Crossing valleys, mountains, deserts, and barren land, Libendi risks everything and although many animals of the forest honor, respect and praise him, others will do anything for fame. Bring the family!

With support from: Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, Navy Pier, and UChicago. Special thanks to One Lawndale Youth Advisory Council

Event Details

Thursday, January 18
at 4:30 pm
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave.

Friday, January 19 at 4:30 pm
Marshall Field Garden Apartments/Art on Sedgwick, 1408 N. Sedgwick St.

Saturday, January 20 at 4 pm
New Location! (formerly Theater Y)
La Villita Community Church, 2300 S. Millard Ave.

Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm
345 Art Gallery, 345 N. Kedzie Ave.

Wednesday, January 24 at 6 pm
Berger Park Coachhouse, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.

Thursday, January 25 at 10:30 am* (school groups) and 7 pm
*The 1/25 10:30am performance at Logan is completely filled with school groups. There may be a handful of walk up seats. We encourage you to attend the 7pm performance or one of the other dates. Thanks for your understanding.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, The University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.

Friday, January 26 at 6 pm
Mandrake Park, 3858 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Saturday, January 27 at noon and 2 pm
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm
South Shore Cultural Center Paul Robeson Theatre, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Running Time: 35 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes