Kids To Do: Imagination Movers, 'Little Women,' Winter Wonderland at Smith Memorial Playground
What to do with your kids this weekend
What's the big idea?
With Louisiana children's-rock superstars Imagination Movers, every idea is big and no one is too small.
(Hey, you've got to love a band whose first record was called Juice Box Heroes.)
The jumpsuited Disney TV guys who like to figure things out _ Smitty, Scott, Dave, and Rich _ bring their infectious mix of New Orleans jump, classic rock, and Captain Kangaroo style to a seasonal Reindeer Party at Sellersville Theater on Sunday.
Though she's usually associated with New England, Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, where her father was trying to start a school based on his eccentric educational ideas. The school failed, and the family relocated to Boston in 1834, when the future author was not yet two years old. But we think she can be counted as a Philly girl.
Her most famous work, Little Women, certainly fits the bill. The tale of the four March sisters and their passage from childhood to adulthood is a perennial favorite of young girls (and many older ones, too). It was filmed a number of times _ most recently in 1994 by Gillian Armstrong, with an impressive cast featuring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale. That version screens Saturday in Bryn Mawr.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? OK, there may be no snow (yet) glistening, but you can still celebrate the Winter Wonderland at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse on Saturday.
The annual event for ages 10 and under features an ice-carving demonstration, making s'mores over a fire, live music, arts and crafts, holiday lights on the Playhouse, and a hot cocoa bar.