Friday, December 5, 2008

CircEsteem Is Coming To Uptown

(Thanks to CircEsteem for providing the photo)

With the lawsuits, the parking permits, the fencing, the fundraisers, the baseball bat bearers, and the Uplift School website defaulting to lingerie ads, you might think life in Uptown couldn't be more of a circus.

Well, you'd be wrong. CircEsteem's performance troupe, the Chicago Youth Circus, will present its annual Winter Show at Alternatives, 4730 Sheridan, on Saturday, December 13th at noon. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and the show tends to sell out. See NBC5's story for more details.

CircEsteem has been in Uptown for 8 years, and has been working with kids from Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park -- and as far away as Sudan. Their mission is to unite kids from diverse backgrounds and build self-esteem through the practice of circus arts.


  1. You mean that they are coming here to join the Uptown circus? With Ringmaster Helen Shiller?

  2. I'm so proud that CircEsteem is in our neighborhood. I hope Shiller doesn't ruin it or refuse to help them stay in the ward like she did with the Black Ensemble Theater, The Dance Center, etc.