How many performers does it take to make a circus? The answer is two in the case of Gabriela Chichizola and Juan Friguglietti’s Pocket Circus. The Argentinean pair will present Planet Circus, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road.
“It’s a mix of juggling, magic and acrobatics—one different thing after another,” Chichizola said. The show is also infused with music and humor.
The performers like to involve their audience in the show, bringing some members onstage to help with magic tricks and other stunts.
Nobody is left out, though. “Everybody else participates from their seats,” Chichizola said. “We are all the time asking the audience for their response and their help.”
The couple particularly likes performing for family audiences. “Everybody—it doesn’t matter what age they are—enjoys exactly the same thing,” she related. “When they go home, they are talking about something they shared.”
Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 368-7733 or go to www.oak-brook.org/library.
DOGS AT WORK
You and your kids can watch a dog sledding demonstration when the Green Valley Dog Drivers visit Brookfield Zoo, 1st Ave. and 31st St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 for FREEze Day. There will be other activities for families as well as zoo chats. Zoo admission is free that day.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org/events.
GRU PART 2
Former villain Gru, now a devoted dad, is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to stop a criminal in “Despicable Me 2.” The 98-minute animated movie will be screened during Family Film Night, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL
Teachers from St. Isaac Jogues School will share favorite stories with kids and parents at Teacher Tales, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Listeners will get a snack.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or go to www.hinsdalelibrary.info.
DON’T BE LATE—CREATE!
Register before it’s too late for the Hands-On Learning Event: Creativity Can!, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Children ages 4 and older will work with craft materials on creative projects. These containers hold a variety of items to inspire children’s imaginations.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.