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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.

Kids Corner Spotlight Events

Pinkalicious, the Musical
Now through April 26
Walnut Street Theatre
Philadelphia, PA - FREE!

Based on the book Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann. What is your favorite color? Pinkalicious Pinkerton's favorite color is... PINK! But what happens when, in Pinkalicious' eyes, everything turns pink! The only cure is to eat green food. YUCK! This cupcake-tastic musical celebrates desire, dessert and delicious discipline. For more information, visit walnutstreettheatre.org

Watermelon Magic 3D
Now Playing
Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA - $

Watermelon Magic is a sweet and tender film about Sylvie, a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon. The film opens with Sylvie using her magic wand to play tricks on her family. When Sylvie’s magic wand breaks, her mother comforts her by planting a tray of seeds. As Sylvie begins to care for the plants she witnesses the seedlings come to life in the greenhouse and deeply connects with the tiny plants she is growing. The Director of Photography for Watermelon Magic is Chase Bowman, a former Kids Corner listener, now all grown up! For more information, visit watermelonmagic.com

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
April 16 – June 22
The Arden Theatre
Philadelphia, PA - $

“I know some good games we could play…” said the Cat in the Hat. See what happens on a rainy day when mom is away and the Cat in the Hat bursts through the door with his trickiest of tricks, including the acrobatic Thing One and Thing Two! The classic children’s book comes to great physical life with five actors playing Dr. Seuss’s beloved characters. For more information, visit ardentheatre.org

One Day In Pompeii
Now through April 27
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA - $

In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved. One Day in Pompeii features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano's victims, many of which will make their North American debut at The Franklin Institute. For more information, visit fi.edu

Philadelphia International
Children's Festival

30th Birthday!
April 30-May 4
Annenberg Center
Philadelphia, PA - $

The 30th birthday celebration of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will be Wednesday, April 30 – Sunday, May 4. Enjoy family-friendly theatre performances, as well as a host of fun and interactive activities in the FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza including crafts, face painting, jugglers and more! For more information, visit annenbergcenter.org

Philadelphia Science Festival
April 25-May 3
Various Locations
Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages. The Philadelphia Science Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology by showcasing the role that each plays in the city and region. For more information, visit philasciencefestival.org

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 3
Various Locations
Nationwide - FREE!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules. For more information, visit freecomicbookday.com

Mister G - LIVE!
Saturday, June 28
Hard Rock Cafe
Philadelphia, PA - $

A leading figure in the children’s music world, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a former indie rocker who was awarded the first songwriting scholarship in the history of Berklee College of Music. He toured internationally prior to earning a masters of education and becoming a full-time family musician and teaching artist. For more information, visit mistergsongs.com

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

  • April 19: Otis Dooda
    April 26: Randy Kaplan
    April 26: Lucky Diaz (W)
    May 3: Rocknoceros (W)
    May 10: Ernie & Neal (W)

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!

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