The cure for the end-of-summer stir-crazies? Drop-in activities that you can do on a moment’s notice. There are tons of music and art classes and events around town that fit the bill, from a sing-along at Mariano’s to a make-your-own-masterpiece at Morton Arboretum. Did we mention they’re easy on the wallet? Yeah, we like that too!
Mr. Dave at Sprout San Francisco
Get your groove on with Mr. Dave at Wicker Park’s much-loved natural and organic children’s boutique. The laidback, relatable singer is a staple in Chicago’s kindie music circuit and his performances mix classic children’s songs, covers of mainstream ditties and original tunes. Instruments and bubbles are often used to get the crowd going. Thanks to his daily appearances weekdays, you’re bound to catch a show.
Held Mondays, 10 & 11 a.m. & noon; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 p.m.
Admission: $10/child (advance registration recommended)
1943 W. Division St.