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October 16, 2014

philly kids: halloween round-up, harry potter and giveaways from the flyers and nest!

Neighborhoods are getting decked out in the spooky spirit! Ghosts are hanging from trees, spider webs are adorning windows and pumpkins are appearing on porches. Speaking of pumpkins on porches, have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?  Paint a pumpkin teal to show your support for children with food allergies and consider offering non-allergy treats or non-food treats for your Halloween visitors.

We can't wait to start seeing the little ones parading around in the spooky and not-so-spooky costumes! There are TONS of Halloween events in our area so this week we've changed the format to share some of the best Halloween fun – from special events to pumpkin patches to haunted houses and more! Don't worry, we've included some non-Halloween fun too!

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for the Please Touch Museum Monster Mash coming to our favorite children's museum on October 25th. Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for a chance to win. We have two more Halloween giveaways this week to share:first, a family four-pack to the very popular NESTival on October 31st from 4-6pm where you can come in costume and enjoy costume contests, games, glow-in-the-dark face painting, dancing and much more. Let us know your favorite TRICK for a chance to win!Who's your favorite Philadelphia Flyer? Let us know and you'll win a VIP Flyers Prize Pack in honor of the upcoming Philadelphia Flyers Charities Halloween 5K at the Wells Fargo Center where you can run for a cause, enjoy access to a private practice and the Family Fun Zone. Our giveaways take place on facebook and winners are chosen via random.org and will be announced in a week.

These upcoming weeks feature tons of fall and Halloween fun from train rides to costume parades to trick-or-treat trails. We've covered the next two weeks in this edition so we'll be back in two weeks with November events! Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!

Weekend Highlights

NESTival at NEST

Trick or Tweet! Join Nest and celebrate the spooky day with costume contests, glow in the dark rooms, a photo booth, and candy stations! Also, glow in the dark face painting, tattoos, DJ, obstacle courses and a scavenger hunt with candy! Delicious pizza will be provided from Zavino Pizzeria as well as spiked punch for parents. Post party,UBER will provide transportation to take families to Delancey St. for trick-or-treating and NEST will provide special bags to hold all of your candy!

Friday, October 31st, 4-6pm. Tickets start at $30/ family

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at NEST are given away a family four-pack of tickets to NESTival! Tell us your favorite trick for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org andannounced Monday.

Philadelphia Flyers Halloween 5K, Wells Fargo Center

Get in the fall spirit during the Philadelphia Flyers Halloween 5K - perfect for families and Flyers fans alike! Don your favorite Halloween costume or Flyers gear for this fun 5K. New this year— runners will receive access to the Flyers private practice after the run at the Center. In addition, participants will get a race bib with timing chip, a commemorative Flyers 5K dry fit t-shirt, and access to the special Family Fun Zone featuring inflatables, face painters, and pumpkin painting. Register here! Hurry, deadline to register is Tuesday, 10/21.

Sat, 10/25, 9 a.m. $40/ registration.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Philadelphia Flyers are giving away a Flyers VIP Prize Pack in honor of this run for a great cause. Tell us who your favorite Flyers player (past or present) is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced Monday.

Monster Mash, Please Touch Museum
 
Don’t miss this exclusive spooktacular one night members only event where Please Touch Museum Member families are encouraged to dress in costume, stroll down our festive Boo Boulevard, catch the theater show, trick-or-treat throughout the entire Museum and more! If you aren’t a member, join now! Please Touch is the perfect cool weather play place.
 
Sat 10/26, 6pm-9pm, Tickets are $15. Get your tickets here!

The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

Visit Sesame Place during its month long celebration of Halloween! Sesame Place has been transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two themed mazes, a character hayride, three Halloween shows and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire. The park's dry rides will remain open and special character events will delight you throughout the month.

Weekends through October 27th! Tickets start at $35.99.

ZAK-PAC Theatre Training Program, Germantown Academy
 

Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) is an intensive theatre training program for students in grades 6 thru 12. ZAK-PAC provides up-close and personal instruction in Dance, Drama & Voice by professionals from top Regional Theatres, Universities, Broadway and Television! Students create a personalized weekend training program and compete in front of a panel of judges. Whether you want to pursue a career in the arts or you just want to become a better performer for your school, community theatre productions, or college auditions, ZAK-PAC helps you gain the training, confidence and inspiration you need.Registration is open now! 

Oct. 18th 9-6pm,Oct. 19th 10-6pm. $300 inclusive fee.

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October 10, 2014

philly kids: beast feast, rotorfest, zak-pac and a monster mash giveaway!

Ghosts and goblins are starting to appear on our neighborhood streets, daylight is getting shorter (sigh) and those fall coats are making their first appearances out of the closet. It's the season of spooky fun and Fall Festivals and it's also the time to start scoping out your favorite indoor haunts that will provide the much needed energy releases through the colder months!

Happy Columbus Day to all as well! If your child has the day off from care or school, there are great options like Arden Theatre's Play-In-A-Day!

Today is the last day to enter our givieaway for a family four pack of tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome coming to the Tower Theater on Wednesday, October 29thLet us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! We're also getting into the spooky spirit by giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Please Touch Museum's much anticipated Members Only Monster Mash coming on Saturday, October 25th! Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We're busy listing our Halloween events now and our round-up will be released next week. If you know of any great Halloween events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy RotorFest, Tall Ships and the Philadelphia County Fair! Enjoy the long weekend and the week! 

Weekend Highlights

Arden Drama School, Play-in-A-Day

The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids! Call 215-922-1122 or visit here to enroll.

Monday, October 13th 10am-3pm. $50
Or buy 3 sessions at one time for $25.

ZAK-PAC Theatre Training Program, Germantown Academy
 

Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) is an intensive theatre training program for students in grades 6 thru 12. ZAK-PAC provides up-close and personal instruction in Dance, Drama & Voice by professionals from top Regional Theatres, Universities, Broadway and Television! Students create a personalized weekend training program and compete in front of a panel of judges. Whether you want to pursue a career in the arts or you just want to become a better performer for your school, community theatre productions, or college auditions, ZAK-PAC helps you gain the training, confidence and inspiration you need.Registration is open now! 

Oct. 18th 9-6pm, Oct. 19th 10-6pm. $300 inclusive fee.

Monster Mash, Please Touch Museum

No one does Halloween fun quite like the Please Touch Museum! This annual Monster Mash bash is filled with dress-up fun, trick-or-treating throughout the museum, themed art activities, free and unlimited carousel rides, a Spooktacular dance part and much more!

Saturday, October 25th, 6-9pm. $15/ ticket, $50/ 4-pack.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Please Touch Museum are giving away a family four-pack to the Members Only Monster Mash! Let us know your favorite Halloween tradition for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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October 2, 2014

philly kids: monster jam, fall festivals and a yo gabba gabba live giveaway!

Happy October! For those who observe Yom Kippur this weekend, we wish you an easy fast.

Fall marks our favorite time of the year - colorful trees, wonderful weather, football, and of course Fall Festival season! We have some great one listed in our events calendar but if you know of some that are not listed,please add them here!

Today is the last day to enter our give away to a session to Arden Theatre's Play-in-A-Day where holidays off from school are transformed into a magical, creative and unique experience! Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win!  Don't forget, the next day off is October 13th which is just around the corner so plan ahead! We're also giving away a family four pack of tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome coming to the Tower Theater on Wednesday, October 29thLet us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

Over the next two weeks, we'll be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Fall Festivals, Monster Jams, and Beast Feast! Enjoy the week!

Monster Jam, Wells Fargo Center

Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jamtailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. For $10 off purchase of $25 or $35 tickets for the10/4 7:30pm show, enter code "BLOG."

Friday 10/3 7:30pm, Saturday 10/4, 2pm/ 7:30pm. Tickets start at $15

CHOP Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day, Villanova University

The 13th annual Buddy Walk® raises money for patient care and research for individuals with Down syndrome treated by the Trisomy 21 Program at CHOP. This family fun day is full of great food and entertainment for all ages and great raffle prizes and a silent auction. Kids’ activities include moonbounces, facepainters, games and more.

Sunday, October 5th, 10am

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome! Tower Theater

The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour. You'll be dancing in the aisles for this show directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return together to perform at on October 29th.

Weds, Oct 29th, 3pm and 6pm. Tickets start at $20.
 
Tickets are onsale now at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlet locations.

Giveaway Alert!  Our friends at Yo Gabba Gabba Live are giving away a family four pack of tickets! Let us know your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba song for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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September 25, 2014

philly kids: winged wonders, faeries and wizards and an arden theatre giveaway!

Happy Fall and Happy New Year to those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah. May this year be very sweet. To add to the sweetness, don't forget, our friends at Arden Theatreare offering $15 off any multi-week classes with code PHILLYPARENTCIRCLE. Mention it at the box office to take advantage! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory, please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our family four pack ticket giveaway to Sesame Place's ever popular Halloween Spooktacular that runs now through October 26th. Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for a chance to win!  We're also giving away a session to Arden Theatre's Play-in-A-Day where holidays off from school are transformed into a magical, creative and unique experience! Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We'll soon be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Faeries and Wizards, Winged Wonders and Fall Festival Fun! Enjoy the week!  

Weekend Highlights

Winged Wonders, Friends School Haverford

Experience the Magic of the Monarch! From the tiny, pale egg to the vibrant wings of the adult, Winged Wonders Education brings to life the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly with live specimens, mini-lessons, children's literature, drama, and art activities that inspire wonder and tap into children's natural curiosity about the world of butterflies. Visit the butterfly house and discover how it feels to hold and feed a live Monarch. Our Monarchs will be released from our schoolyard at the close of the event. Be sure to join us and make a wish that will ride the wings of a Monarch during its two thousand mile journey. 

Sunday, 9/28 2-3:30pm

Days off from school don't have to mean days "stuck" at home! The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids!

Giveaway Alert!  Our friends at the Arden are giving away a session of Play-in-A-Day on Monday, October 13th (Columbus Day). Let us know your favorite way to spend school days off with your little ones for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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September 19, 2014

philly kids: cal's cupcake challenge, pirates, and a sesame place spooktacular giveaway!

And now it feels like fall! Crisp weather, fights about wearing jackets to school, homework routines (and woes) and car-pool central! Fall classes are still enrolling and there is no shortage of "perfect" classes out there. If you have a budding actor, our friends at Arden Theatre are offering $15 off any multi-week classes with code PHILLYPARENTCIRCLE. Mention it at the box office to take advantage! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory, please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of four tickets to Monster Jam, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on October 3 and 4th! Tell us why you'd love to see these monster vehicles in action for a chance to win! This week we are getting into the Halloween spirit with a family four pack of tickets to Sesame Place's ever popular Halloween Spooktacular that kicks off this weekend through October 26th. Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

We'll be sharing our Halloween round-up so if you know of any great events in your neighborhood, please let us know about them!

This week, enjoy Cal's Cupcake Challenge, Fall Festivals and Pirate Fun! Enjoy the week! 

Weekend Highlights

Cal's Cupcake Challenge, Bala Cynwyd
 

Eat cake and help kids with neurologic disease at the 2nd annual Cal's Cupcake Challenge. Indulge in Philadelphia's Finest Cupcakes, enjoy games, arts and crafts, food, prizes and most importantly, help children with neurological disease.

Saturday 9/20, 10am. $5/ child, $10/ adult.

The Count's Spooktacular, Sesame Place

Celebrate silly, spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! Come in costume and play in the not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two new Halloween shows, themed mazes and a Sesame Street character hayride. Don’t miss exciting rides, the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade, the all-new Cookie’s Monster Land, and everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!

Weekends 9/20 through 10/26. Tickets start at $53.

Giveaway Alert! We're giving away a family four pack to Sesame Place's Halloween Spooktacular! Tell us what your little one will be for Halloween this year for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

Philadelphia Film Society: Horse on a Balcony, Roxy Theater

The Philadelphia Film Society presents Saturday Morning Specials, an affordable monthly screening series of unique family-friendly films for the young and young at heart! Kid tickets are just $1! This weekend, enjoy A Horse on the Balcony.

Saturday, 9/20 10am (Sensory Friendly)/ 11:45am. Tickets $1/ child under 12, $9/ adult

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September 12, 2014

philly kids: cirque du soleil, super WHY live and a monster jam giveaway!

Hope you are well back into the swing of things with back-to-school, carpools and fall activities! If you're looking to fill in some down-time or check out new classes for your pre-schooler, fall classes are still enrolling and there is no shortage of "perfect" classes for your budding artist, athlete, scientist, cook, or anything else! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory, please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our family four-pack giveaway to The Please Touch Museum, one of PPC's favorite toddler and preschooler spots. Let us know how you are settling back into fall routines for your chance to win. We're also giving away tickets to Monster Jam, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on October 3 and 4th! Tell us why you'd love to see these monster vehicles in action for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Cirque Du Soleil, Super WHY LIVE, and Thomas The Tank Engine Fun! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai, Wells Fargo Center

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world, a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will perform in Philadelphia for seven performances only.

Sept 10-14, Various Times. Tickets start at $45.

Rainbowtown, Two Ducks Theatre, Radnor

"Rainbowtown" is a hilarious, interactive, and touching play for kids, performed by professional actors and including original, live music. It's about emotions, colors, and a Queen's search for a new home. The play will conclude with a playtime celebration. Learn more and order tickets here. 

Sat/ Sun, Sept 19/20. $8/ ticket. Deal Alert! Use code CIRCLE2  for an additional $2 off.

Monster Jam, Wells Fargo Center

Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. For $10 off purchase of $25 or $35 tickets for the 10/4 7:30pm show, enter code "BLOG."

Friday 10/3 and Saturday 10/4, 2pm/ 7:30pm. Tickets start at $15.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Monster Jam are giving away four tickets to the Friday 7:30pm show! Tell us why you'd love to go for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music is Awesome! Tower Theater
 

The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour.  Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return together to perform at on October 29th.
 
Tickets are on sale now!

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September 4, 2014

Honey Festival, Grandparents Day, and a Please Touch Giveaway

Happy September! Hope you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and are settling into new fall routines. Congratulations to all the parents and caregivers out there for getting those peanuts into the doors of their first preschools or waving (tearful?) goodbyes as they ride that big yellow bus for the first time. Cherish the moments - they seem to be going way too fast, right? Speaking of cherishing moments, we also want to wish the Grandparents and surrogate Grandparents a very Happy Grandparents Day. We are very lucky to have such special people in our lives.  Have a wonderful day!

For those who have little ones at home, it's the perfect time to explore the great indoor and outdoor venues now without those rambunctious "big kids" running around. Also, extracurricular classes are filling up fast and there is no shortage of "perfect" classes for your budding artist, athlete, scientist, cook, or anything else! As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory,please submit it here.

Today we are celebrating back-to-school with a family four-pack giveaway to The Please Touch Museum, one of PPC's favorite toddler and preschooler spots. Let us know how you are settling back into fall routines for your chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Honey Festival, Grandparents Day and Thomas The Tank Engine Fun! Enjoy the week!  

Weekend Highlights

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai, Wells Fargo Center

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world, a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will perform in Philadelphia for seven performances only. 

Sept 10-14, Various Times. Tickets start at $45.

Rainbowtown, Two Ducks Theatre, Radnor

"Rainbowtown" is a hilarious, interactive, and touching play for kids, performed by professional actors and including original, live music. It's about emotions, colors, and a Queen's search for a new home. The play will conclude with a playtime celebration. Learn more and order tickets here. 

Sat/ Sun, Sept 6/7 and 19/20. $8/ ticket. Deal Alert! Use code CIRCLE2  for an additional $2 off.

Please Touch Museum

The "big" kids are back at school which means it's an even BETTER time to visit the Please Touch Museum. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, water play, story-times, puppet theater, character visits, a carousel and much more! It's also a perfect place to throw a memorable birthday party and one of the best memberships in town! Open M-Sat 9-5pm, Sundays 11am-5pm.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Please Touch are giving away a family four pack good for admission anytime. Let us know how you're getting back into fall routines for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

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August 22, 2014

Butterfly Festival, Star Wars Day and a Cirque Du Soleil Giveaway!

The summer countdown continues. Is it us or did this one feel particularly fast? Enjoy the great indoor and outdoor venues Philadelphia has to offer in these last days and don't forget, extracurricular classes are filling up fast. As always, if you know of a place not listed in our directory,please submit it here.

Today is the last day to enter our  Franklin Institute giveaway. Make sure you see the exciting Circus! exhibit before it leaves town on September 1st. This week we're giving away tickets to Opening Night at Cirque Du Soleil coming to the Wells Fargo Center Weds, Sept 10-14. Tell us why you want to go for a chance to win! We're also giving away 4 tickets to a performance of Rainbowtown, a sweet, hilarious kids' performance by the newly formed Two Ducks Theatre. Tell us your favorite spot to chase rainbows for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. All of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

There will be no newsletter next week but we will see you after Labor Day will some Back-to-School Fun!

This week, enjoy Butterfly Festival, Star Wars Day and Chocolate and Vanilla Festival! Enjoy the week!  

Weekend Highlights

Franklin Institute Kitchen Science

Have you been to the Franklin Institute lately? There is so much going on with the exciting Circus! exhibit (leaving on Sept 1 so hurry!), the new Your Brain exhibit and of course hand-on special events like Kitchen Science. This month's Kitchen Science theme is Gooey Gluten. Don't miss the chance to cook up some educational fun!

Saturday, Aug 23rd, 11am-3pm

Star Wars Day, Please Touch Museum

Calling all Princess Leia’s and Luke Skywalkers! Please Touch Museum is bringing you Star Wars Day where you can meet your favorite characters from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Hamilton Hall, operate a mechanic remote control R2D2 Unit, show us your moves in a far out dance party featuring danceable Star Wars tunes and favorite disco hits of the 70′s, dress up, play and enjoy Spacey Story Times!

Sunday, 8/23 12-3pm.

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai, Wells Fargo Center

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world, a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will perform in Philadelphia for seven performances only. 

Sept 10-14, Various Times. Tickets start at $45.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Cirque Du Soleil are giving away a family four pack to opening night, Wednesday, Sept 10th at 7:30. Let us know why you want to attend for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Rainbowtown, Two Ducks Theatre, Radnor

"Rainbowtown" is a hilarious, interactive, and touching play for kids, performed by professional actors and including original, live music. It's about emotions, colors, and a Queen's search for a new home. The play will conclude with a playtime celebration. Learn more and order tickets here.

Sat/ Sun, Sept 6/7 and 19/20. $8/ ticket.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Two Ducks Theatre are giving away 4 tickets to the Sept 6 11am show or the Sept 7 3pm show. Let us know your favorite spot to chase rainbows for a chance to win.Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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