Episode 93: Family Fun, Date Night, or a GNO

On this week’s episode of Show & Tell with Andrea Darlas: It’s ladies night on Show and Tell, and we’ve got four awesome ladies here telling us about events around Chicagoland for the girls, couples, and the whole family. First up, Jodi Zombolo from the Chicago Botanic Garden has all of the details about the Orchid Show of Wonders, featuring thousands of blooms! Then, producer Rachel Woodall sits down with Jennifer Farrington from the Chicago Children’s Museum to talk about Circusville, an exciting new exhibit that takes the entire family to the circus and allows us all to use our imagination in the big top. After that, she won the Big Break Contest on WLS when she was 14, and years later she’s had an incredible music career! Megon McDonough joins us to talk about her one night only show, “Leap of Love: The Burt Bacharach Songbook.” Finally, Natasha Gooden tells us all about a new dance experience, Message in a Bottle, featuring the music of Sting and coming to the Caddilac Palace Theatre for one-week-only! So whether it’s for date night, family fun day, or a night out with the girls, these wonderful women have something for you, this week on Show & Tell. 

Jodi Zombolo, Associate Vice President of Visitor Events & Programs, dazzles us with the details of The Orchid Show of Wonders, now through March 24 at The Chicago Botanic Garden. For details or tickets, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid.

Jennifer Farrington, President and CEO of the Chicago Children’s Museum, shares the fun in store for children (and adults alike) at their new Circusville exhibit, open now through September 7. For tickets and information, visit www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Musician Megon McDonough tells us all about winning the Big Break Contest on WLS Radio back when she was 14, and then gives us a unique chance to come and see her. Her one-night only show, “Leap of Love: The Burt Bacharach Songbook,” plays at Carnivale on February 29. For tickets, visit  www.carnivalechicago.com

Natasha Gooden, renowned dancer, shares the details on a new dance show set to the music of Sting: Message in a Bottle. See it at the Cadillac Palace Theater from February 28-March 3. For tickets, visit www.broadwayinchicago.com