The world that exists under the sea is most often explored by children at aquariums, Sea World or the Jersey Shore. But now, Public Eye: Artists for Animals, a local group helping animals through the arts, offers a unique theatergoing experience that teaches children about the conflict between humans and aquatic life in
From the Mouth of the River
The show incorporates puppetry, dance and dramatic vignettes to help kids understand global warming. "The Great Auk" by the Renaissance Artist Puppet Company; "The Under World" by the Skekses; and "Not in MY Neighborhood!" by Alisa Sickora Kleckner & Company are among the pieces that will show kids how their actions impact the planet.
Before the program, children will enjoy vegan treats while creating origami animals. During the performance, kids can participate in a tribal council to decide the fate of the ocean. Following the show, kids will be asked to author letters to Congress, sign petitions, and learn simple ways they can conserve at home.
In 1847, the Spanish city of Seville held the first Feria de Sevilla to celebrate its heritage and invigorate trade in the region. International House Philadelphia and Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas have joined forces for the third consecutive year to re-create that festival here.
A bullfighting puppet show, a flamenco-inspired fashion show, storybook time, face painting, and Portuguese food vendors are the highlights of the street fair. Families also will enjoy the outdoor Feria Parade, with the splendor and pageantry of an authentic Sevilla production. Flamenco, the combination of three art forms - dance, song and guitar - will come alive on stage with the talents of several regional troupes, including Philadelphia-based Flamenco Olé!, the Fiesta Flamenco Dancers, the all-female ensemble Pasión y Arte, and the Habiba Dance Ensemble.
The festivities start at 3 p.m., allowing families to enjoy the fair before the live flamenco Flamenco Olé! and Fiesta Flamenco will perform from 5 to 6:30 with Pasión y Arte and the Habiba Dance Ensemble to follow at 8.
Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly creature from the sun, will venture from his Earthly home in Minnesota to World Cafe Live in a show that combines live music and moving images. The imaginative images projected onto a big screen tell of Gustafer's travels and adventures with his unusual friends Slim the Eel, Forrest Applecrumble the flightless Pterodactyl, a pet Dragon named Asparagus, and more. Illustrator, singer and songwriter Morgan Taylor created Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World using original "story songs" to provide narration that caters to the imaginations of his Crayola-crazed audiences.