State and Lake
Chicago, Il 60601
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you've got a spare dollar, slip it into the box just below the puppets' stage and see what happens!
If you're strolling around the Loop or walking down Clark Street in Andersonville, you might come across a strange looking bike supporting a painted wooden box. If you're lucky, the mystery puppeteer behind (or inside) Chicago's Puppet Bike will be mid-show. You'll stand among a small crowd of people listening to the delightful tunes and watching the hilarious antics of a kitten, a rabbit, a monkey, and several other adorable dancing puppets. It seems like magic, but the puppets will notice a passersby and play directly to them. Although it may seem like it's geared toward children, the Puppet Bike never fails to make even the Loop's busiest businesspeople smile.
photo by Charles willgren