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Looking for a family friendly outing that will encourage your kids to enjoy the arts? We have some awesome ideas for you! This list includes theater events and concerts over the Fall that kids AND adults will love!
Prepare to be amazed with this award winning show by Steve the Pretty Good Magician! His fantastic family friendly magic will get you giggling, laughing and possibly participating in the act on stage when he turns the audience into hilarious magical assistants! Tickets are only $8!
Date: October 24, 1:00 PM
Teen Rock Spook-Tac-U-Lar canceled Join us for a great night of rock ‘n’ roll at the Auburn Ave. Our Feature band, The Out Line will be joined by a couple other special guest bands, for an exciting night of music! Tickets are only $5!
Date: October 30, 7:00 PM
Our dragon is not the fearsome type, but like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship. Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame and brought to life by Tears of Joy Theater. Tickets are $8
Date: November 14, 2:00 PM
Happy 150th Anniversary Alice in Wonderland! This classic written by Lewis Carroll is the much-loved children’s book he wrote in 1865. The fantasy world of rabbit holes and mad hatters, magic cakes and secret doors, has charmed children and adults the world over. Recommended for all ages.
Dates: Various showtimes, Weekends, October 24-November 1
The Watsons move into a new neighborhood with their adorable pig named Mercy (whom they call their porcine wonder). Mercy loves driving cars, going trick-or-treating, and a good chase, but above all else, Mercy loves buttered toast! Just how far will this mischievous pig go on her quest for more toast? This play is filled with all kinds of colorful characters, inadvertent heroism and hilarious trouble in this stage adaptation of the wildly popular chapter book series by Kate DiCamillo. Recommended for all ages. Single ticket prices: Adults $19, Student/Senior/Military $16, Youth $13
Dates: October 9- November 1, (Fridays-Sundays)
Pay What You can Performance, Friday, October 16, 7:00PM
Sing and dance along with one of the most popular childrens performers in the Northwest. This family concert at area libraries features favorites from the iconic rock band, the Beatles.
Library Connection at Southcenter, Friday, October 23, 11:00am
Kent Library, Wednesday, November 4, 10:30am
Auburn Library, Thursday, November 5, 10:30am
Enumclaw Library, Thursday, November 19, 10:30am
When her parents die of cholera in India, spoiled Mary Lennox is forced to move to England and live with her mysterious uncle at Misselthwaite Manor. She is lonely and bored, until she discovers the key to a secret garden and begins to revive it with the help of a local boy. Enjoy a dramatic performance highlighting a beloved classic children’s book; best for ages 5 and up. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre.
Date: Saturday, November 7, 11:00am
Join other tweens in making some cool Star Wars origami creations. All supplies provided. Ages 9-12.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 4:15pm
Enjoy a holiday tale that combines original poetry with magic to tell a story about harvest-time, family and the sharing of food. This show celebrates the hidden wonders of daily life and the astonishing power of gratitude. Ages 3 and older.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm
In this energetic musical puppet show, Red Yarn will lead audiences into the Deep Woods, a magical forest where all the animals of American folksongs live together. Families will sing, dance and experience the joy of community as they revive our shared cultural heritage. Family program, all ages welcome.
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 6:30pm
Learn the significance of sugar skulls placed at the Altars to commemorate the loved departed ones as part of Dia de Muertos. Decorate a pre-made sugar skull using glitter paint, sequins, assorted paper and more.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 4:00pm
Day of the Dead altars are constructed with love and care during Dia de Muertos to honor the lives of those who have passed. Create an altar, shrine or shadow box using a recycled milk carton and repujado (metal tooling techniques).
Date: Friday, October 23, 4:00pm
Young rockers can learn about rhythm, song structure and musical teamwork through games and fun with instruments.
Ages 3 and older.
Date: Friday, November 13, 11:00am
Looking for more cultural and arts events? Don’t miss our Kid Friendly Guide to Tacoma Arts Month Guide!