The days are getting longer and the flowers are in bloom. Spring is in the air! The CWS May Fair will be here in just a couple of weeks. It is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the season, with plenty of old-fashioned fun. Join us for the traditional Maypole dance and the cake walk, along with the skateboard plunger derby, jump rope making, face painting, hand henna and much more. The entertainment stage, with a rich variety of music and song, will have something everyone can enjoy. Delicious offerings from the food court and bakery will keep you happily fed all afternoon.
We are thrilled to announce the entire line-up of entertainment that will be offered at our May Fair!
ENTERTAINMENT / PERFORMANCES-
10:00 am The Levinson Family with special guests CWS 5th graders Caius & Auren Boynton
CWS family Ilya, Gregory and Alexander Levinson play international folk tunes on keyboard and strings. Caius and Auren Boyton will join Alexander playing the Minuetto/Trio section of Shubert's String Trio in B flat major, D 581.
10:30 am Circus Club Advanced Aerial Performance (In the CWS Gymnasium)
All are welcome to attend this culminating exhibition of the Advanced Circus Club. See the students command the air in silks, trapeze, and Spanish web in the gym!
11:00 am CWS 7th grader, Chance Schneider
In a return performance to the May Fair stage, see Chance perform her original songs and music. A ukulele might be involved…just like last time.
11:15 am CWS 6th graders, Poppy Gelman and Nora Hill
This talented young duo combine their years of singing with chorus groups into a performance all their own.
11:30 am Irish Music School of Chicago
Internationally acclaimed fiddler Sean McClelland and his students—including CWS student Alena Rooney—will play traditional Irish music.
12:00 pm Maypole Dance
The iconic traditional dance performed by the CWS 4th grade class with musical accompaniment by the CWS 5th grade class. Young children may join with 4th grade partners in the participation round to weave the maypole ribbons.
12:30 pm Circus Club Jump Rope Team
In the street, immediately after the Maypole dance, see the talented Circus Club Jump Rope Team present their awesome coordinated group and individual exhibition routines!
1:00 pm The Chicago Folklore Ensemble
This group performs Follow the Butterfly, an engaging performance of string quartet and storyteller teaching how world cultures have honored nature. Folktales encourage care and respect for our planet and folk songs make participation irresistible. www.chicagofolkloreensemble.org/
2:00 pm Deep Cricket Night
This original alt-country, rock band hailing from Chicago, includes talented musicians: Lance Drake- lead vocals, guitar, stick dulcimer, cookie tin banjo, 4 string cigar box gtr, Sears turntable organ; Joey Werner- assorted percussion, drums, backup vocals; Heather Roddy- violin & vocals; Greg MacAyeal- bass; Jaime Delgado- lead guitar, dobro, vocals; Seaghan Brien- drums. Also former members who we could kidnap at any time: Phil Alley- lead guitar, mandolin, backup vocals; Geraldine Haas- cello; Aaron Spelbring- pedal steel, lap steel, bass. www.musicalfamilytree.com/band/deep_cricket_night
3:00 pm Chicago Waldorf High School Students Showcase
Audiences love witnessing the talents of the High School students who share a presentation of scenes, music and song. Previous years have included guitar, cello, spoken poetry and scenes from Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. Let’s see what the students present this year!
Please join our community AND ENJOY THE PERFORMANCES.
Audience participation encouraged; Watch, listen, cheer, sing & dance!
1300 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
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