Pa s s over Arty Party
E a s ter Spectac u l ar
Time: 3 p.m., Price: Free with Advance RSVP, Phone: 513-703-3343, Location: Scripps Center, www.myshalomfamily.org
Price: $9.50/person, plus tax, Phone: (513)5217275, Location: Winton Woods, /www. greatparks.org
The Easter Spectacular is for kids of all ages. This festive, family-friendly event includes lunch, wagon ride to an Easter egg hunt with a surprise for the kids, photo with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment and more! Advance registration required. 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.
M adcap P u ppet s
Get a panoramic perspective of Cincinnati, the perfect backdrop for an artful afternoon of creative family fun when Shalom Family presents the Passover Arty Party, for families in the Jewish community, on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm at the iconic Scripps Center building in Downtown Get artrageous with plenty of make-your-own art projects including Passover art(wheels), Passover Pottery, Mini-Matzah Masterpiece, Spin Art Matzah covers, Geometric Paper Sculptures, Kinetic Art Mobile, Paper curling project. Plus, live DJ and dancers, airbrush tattoos, caricatures, Digital Spray Paint Photo Booth, ballon artistry, face painting, arty snacks and so much more Open to families in the Jewish community with children 12 and under. Older siblings and grandparents always welcome.
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Price: $8, Phone: 513-497-2860, Location: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, www.cliftonculturalarts.org
based on the movie of the same name, and redesigned for audiences of all ages. The cast is comprised of 80 talented young people from all over the tri-state!
Sat 21 Ce ltic Lands C u lt u re F e s tival Price: Museum Admission, Phone: (513)287-7000, Location: Cincinnati Museum Center, www.cincy museum.org
Enjoy an array of folklore and art from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Marvel at the fast and fancy footwork of traditional Celtic dancers and enjoy music by local Celtic musicians and shop vendors’ booths for authentic wares and baked goods.
Under the Bonsai Tree-Welcome to the wonderful world of the bonsai tree When it’s time for Ko, a little beetle, to say goodbye to the safety and comfort under the bonsai, he must confront his fears of leaving the only home he has ever known. His caretaker, a tiny old woman named Hachi, reveals how strength and courage can come from the humblest of creatures. Her captivating tales from the Fareast show Ko that even the power of dragons and emperors can be no match for the smallest and unlikeliest of heroes.
Phone: 513-396-8960, Location: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, www.josephbeth. com/
We love our community! To thank our beautiful city and loyal customers for all their years of patronage, we’re having another day just for you – chock full of activities and savings all over the store! Starting with a special storytime at 10:30 am, we’ll be having fun stuff to do all day – a visit from the Cincinnati Zoo, face painting, balloon art, magic, a special presentation from CET, and an evening concert from a fantastic local band: The Young Heirlooms!
Sun 22 Ballet Toy b ox Time: 2 p.m., Price: $20, Phone: 513-621-5219, Location: Aronoff Center for the Art, www. cballet.org/1415/toybox
Now in its fourth year, Ballet Toybox offers the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the joy of dance. The program features CBII (Cincinnati Ballet Second Company) in a mix of ballet and storybook classics. At under an hour and only $20 a ticket, Ballet Toybox is an interactive adventure where you will learn about the essential elements that make up the beauty, humor and inspiring discipline of dance with a range of excerpts from the treasure chest of exciting ballets. But hurry–there’s only one opportunity to see it.
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Price: $7 per person, $5 when 10+ in group, Location: UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, Phone: 513-745-5705, www.ucblueash.edu/ about/community/artrageous.html
Join other homeschooling families as children read favorite poems or ones they’ve written on the LePage stage.
11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they’ve done it. Sure, they’ve made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.
SAT 28 – SUN 29
Home s chool P oetry Grou p Time: 2:30 p.m., Price: -Free event, open to the public., Phone: (513) 731-2665, Location: Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, www. bluemanateebooks.com
W ee W edne s day: Spring Community Appreciation Day
G izmo Gu y s
Time: 10 a.m., Price: Free. Reservations Not Required., Phone: (513) 721-2787, Location: Cincinnati Art Museum, www. cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Perfect for ages 2–5. A great program keeps getting better! Our popular “open house” program for preschoolers and their parents offers interactive learning stations in the galleries, story tellers, and a hands-on art project each month. We hope you’ll like our new ideas for the season!
FRI 27 – SUN 29 C I R QU E ME CHA N IC S Price: Start at $12, Phone: 513-381-3300, Location: Music Hall, www.cincinnatisymphony. org/home2.asp
Dazzling acrobatics, popular classics and an 18-foot, pedal-powered “Gantry Crane” unite for a show unlike anything you’ve seen! Marvel at aerialists, trapeze artists and contortionists as they perform feats that have been called “highly skilled and wholly original.” The Pops creates its own magic with majestic selections by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Copland, Ravel and more!
Sat 28 E a s ter E gg H unt Time: 11 a.m., Price: Free, Phone: (513)941-0102, Location: Sayler Park Community Center, http:// cincyrec.org
Be early and mingle at craft fair, which opens at 10 a.m. Then go on the hunt for some Easter eggs!
M adcap P u ppet s Time: 1-2 p.m., Price: $8, Phone: 513-721-2787, Location: Cincinnati Art Museum, www. cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Welcome to the wonderful world of the bonsai tree! When it’s time for Ko, a little beetle, to say goodbye to the safety and comfort under the bonsai, he must confront his fears of leaving the only home he has ever known. His caretaker, a tiny old woman named Hachi, reveals how strength and courage can come from the humblest of creatures. Her captivating tales from the Fareast show Ko that even the power of dragons and emperors can be no match for the smallest and unlikeliest of heroes.
Tues 31 Bedtime Storie s: Cons truction Zone Time: 6:30 p.m., Price: Free, Phone: 513-7525580, Location: Clermont County Public Library, clermontilbrary.org
Wear your pajamas for our family story time as we share stories about construction vehicles and buildings. Call to register. For ages 0-8.
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