The KC Family Calendar
Here you'll find out just where Kathy O'Connell will be appearing in the coming weeks, along with a few Spotlight Events that we think you should know about! Also, you'll find a link to METROKIDS - who offer a comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.
Breakfast with Caroll Spinney
hosted by Kathy O'Connell
Saturday, October 25, 9:30am
The PFS Roxy Theater
Philadelphia, PA - $
The PFS Roxy Theater has invited Kathy O'Connell to host a conversation with Caroll Spinney, the beloved 80-year-old puppeteer who has played Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. Spinney. making a rare appearance, is the subject of a new documentary and Official Selection of the 2014 Philadelphia Film Festival called I Am Big Bird, which features interviews and personal stories from his career in showbiz – which is still going strong for this octogenarian.
The conversation will also welcome a special SECRET guest, but you’ll have to attend to find out who it is! Proceeds benefit The Whole Kids Foundation and its work to put gardens and salad bars in schools across the country. Children’s Programming at the PFS Roxy Theater includes Saturday Morning Specials and Sensory Friendly Screenings. More information can be found at filmadelphia.org
Kids Corner Spotlight Events
Big Hero 6 - Advance Screening!
The Philadelphia Film Festival
Saturday, October 25, 11am
The Prince Theater
Philadelphia, PA - $
Big Hero 6 is an exciting, action-packed comedy adventure from the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. Marking the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 centers on Baymax, a plus-size inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo, catapulting Hiro into danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6. For more information, visit filmadelphia.org
Billy Jonas - LIVE!
Sunday, November 16
Mitchell Performing Arts Center
Bryn Athyn, PA - $
Fun for the Whole Family! Funky folk music Billy Jonas (vocals, guitar, re-percussion) -- originally from Chicago, Billy has lived in Asheville for 21 years. His first ensemble, the Oberlin Big Bang Theory, was the testing ground for his brand of recyclable, homemade instruments, and neo-tribal hootenanny-ism; Billy honed his songwriting and singing skills in the duo The Billys in the '90s, and subsequently has performed both solo and with The Billy Jonas Band. For more information, visit mitchellcenter.info
Chocolate: The Exhibition
Now through January 24
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia, PA - $
Endulge yourself in the sumptuous world of chocolate! Chocolate: The Exhibition traces the intriguing story of this “food of the gods” from its origin as a unique rainforest tree to the sensuous sweet millions of people crave today. Barter cacao seeds for goods in an Aztec market, trace cacao’s journey across the Atlantic, and witness chocolate’s transformation into a tantalizing treat through the addition of sugar. Explore chocolate’s impact on tropical ecosystems, human cultures, and the global economy through a range of fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Stand under a life-size cacao tree and touch pods and seeds. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, Chocolate will engage your senses and share an enticing tale of the world’s favorite treat. For more information, visit ansp.org
Beauty and The Beast
November 26 - February 1
Philadelphia, PA - $
Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale.For more information, visit ardentheatre.org
Peanut Butter & Jams Concert Series
Every Weekend @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA / Wilmington, DE - $
A weekly lunchtime concert series for kids and the people who drive them! Peanut Butter & Jams concerts at World Cafe Live (both their Philadelphia and Wilmington locations) are about creating fun and interactive live music experience for kids and parents. Perfect for a family outing, children's birthday parties, or just for a fun afternoon, the Peanut Butter & Jams series is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. PB&J events usually occur Saturday mornings (sometime Sundays) and a family friendly lunch buffet is available (additional cost). Doors generally open at 11:00 am with the show starting at 11:30am, but you should always check each performance listing for times, venue location and any changes.
- Below are just some of the upcoming shows - for information on both World Cafe Live venues and complete PB&J listings, visit worldcafelive.com - shows marked with (W) take place at World Cafe Live @ The Queen in Wilmington, DE
Oct. 25: Brady Rymer
Nov 01: Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band Halloween Party (W)
Nov 08: Jason Didner & The Jungle Gym Jam (W)
Nov 16: Justin Roberts & The Not Ready For Naptime Players
Nov 22: Ratboy Jr.
Nov 22: Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights (W)
Dec 06: The Cat's Pajamas
Dec 06: Suzi Shelton (W)
Dec 13: Two Of A Kind (W)
Dec 31: Trout Fishing In America - Countdown To Noon (W)
Jan 03: Gustafer Yellowgold
Jan 10: The Diggity Dudes (W)
Jan 17: Key Wilde & Mr Clarke (W)
Jan 24: Recess Monkey
Mar 7: ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!
Mar 14: Sugar Free Allstars (W)
Mar 28: Jazzy Ash
The Ultimate Family Calendar...
For one of the most-comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware - be sure to visit Metrokids ... home of Kathy O'Connell's award-winning column on kids music! Metrokids has an extensive calendar section for families! Just click the logo below!