Hey, kids, want some classes you can actually look forward to this fall? Here's an idea: Sign up for some performing-arts training at Studio BE, the new Lakeview facility offering instruction for kids ages 6-18. The fall schedule sounds a lot more exciting than your average AP course load, with options like body building for actors, improvisation and tap/ballet. Classes begin September 8 and run for eight weeks. Registration is open now<(a href="http://www.studio-be.org">www.studio-be.org, (773) 248-5900); rates run from $89/class until September 1, so get your parents to shell out soon.
While you're checking out the school, make plans to see a show by Studio-BE's resident company, pH Productions (pHrenzy PG might be the way to go for you young'uns). Who knows, if you keep up with those classes, you could be on stage with these hilarious improv-ers one day. Either way, it'll be better than whatever family activity your mom could dream up.