On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will present Storytelling with Queen Nur.

Beginning at 2 p.m., Queen Nur, will entertain kids and adults with African oral tradition. The free event engages the audience in interactive exercises. Participants will learn to tell stories from a familiar experience emphasizing story elements, presentation skills, and story enhancement techniques, including song, rhythms, and dance.

Queen Nur, known for her highly energetic, creative, and expressive storytelling style, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Equity Theater on Broadway, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, and other venues. Her tales celebrate storytelling's ability to speak of values, history and universal truths.

Storytelling with Queen Nur, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St. Admission: Free. No RSVP or general admission fee are required. Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission: $10, $6 for children 5 to 18, $8 for age 60 and older and students with ID, free for children under 4. Information: 215-972-7600 or www.pafa.org.

Winnie the Pooh

Hedgerow Theatre will present

Winnie the Pooh's Holiday Tail

on Saturday as part of its weekly children's series.

Families can join Christopher Robin and Pooh for a holiday show about caring and sharing, directed by Clyde Brooks. Kids can follow the adventures of Pooh and his friends and help Eeyore have a happy holiday. They can also greet their favorite characters and enjoy juice and cookies in the lobby at the end of the show.

The Children's Series shows are held every Saturday and feature music and audience participation.

"Winnie the Pooh's Holiday Tail," 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. Admission: $11, $9 for children and youths ages 2 to 18. Information: 610-565-4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.


Puppet show

Children and adults can enjoy puppets and theater this weekend at Please Touch Museum's "The Building Show."

Big Blue and his furry gang star in the highly interactive puppet fest where they build words, houses, sandwiches, and whatever else comes to mind. Kids will be entertained by the hairy harbingers of comic carpentry who are never "mortar-fied" to do anything.

Performance times this weekend are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show runs about 25 minutes.

"The Building Show," Saturday and Sunday; runs daily through Jan. 25 at Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. Show times are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $15 for adults and children ages 1 and older, free for museum members and children 1 and younger. Information: 215-581-3181 or www.pleasetouchmuseum.org.

Contact Monica Peters at mpeters@phillynews.com