Laughter Pop-up!
Mar
30
5:00 pm17:00

Laughter Pop-up!

  • Maplewood Mall

Join KID CITY artists at the Maplewood Mall to experience the power of playfulness! 

Take a break from your shopping to add your laughter to Maplewood's Laughter Museum. Stilting, juggling and more!

Bingo Night
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Bingo Night

  • Edgerton Elementary School

For Edgerton Elementary School children and families!

Take a break from Bingo and build a puppet to take home with you! Join KID CITY artists to design and build your own unique creature! 

Part of the KID CITY project of Maplewood Parks and Recreation. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Kid City LAUGH IN
Apr
1
4:00 pm16:00

Kid City LAUGH IN

  • Maplewood Community Center - YMCA

Come one, come all! Join Mayor Nora Slawik, City Council Members, Maplewood Police Officers and the wonderful Community of Maplewood in a Celebration of Laughter!

It is the second annual LAUGH IN!

More details coming soon!


Cellula
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Cellula

  • Paramount Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Performances at 2pm and 7pm

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. Cellula features the singing of highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the puppetry of accomplished performers Shari Aronson and Christopher Griffith, under the direction of UNIMA-award winning puppetry artist Kurt Hunter.

Cellula gives the audience a view of cell division as if they are looking under the lens of a microscope, along with a mother (the narrator) who is introducing her young daughter to the wonder of science. The mother weaves the action of the cells into the story of a young cell named Cellula. Zooming in and out between magnification levels, the audience follows Cellula through the cell cycle, from the dance of DNA to the verge of specialization.

Although the content is purely factual, the narrative framework and music infuses emotion and humor in homage to the family lineage of biologists of Z Puppets’ Shari Aronson, writer ofCellula. Teetering on the fragile borders between science and art, Cellula is the expression of Aronson’s own DNA.

View our Before You Guide to help kids reduce the anxiety of the unknown.

Presented by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts.

Cellula
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Cellula

  • Paramount Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Performances at 2pm and 7pm

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. Cellula features the singing of highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the puppetry of accomplished performers Shari Aronson and Christopher Griffith, under the direction of UNIMA-award winning puppetry artist Kurt Hunter.

Cellula gives the audience a view of cell division as if they are looking under the lens of a microscope, along with a mother (the narrator) who is introducing her young daughter to the wonder of science. The mother weaves the action of the cells into the story of a young cell named Cellula. Zooming in and out between magnification levels, the audience follows Cellula through the cell cycle, from the dance of DNA to the verge of specialization.

Although the content is purely factual, the narrative framework and music infuses emotion and humor in homage to the family lineage of biologists of Z Puppets’ Shari Aronson, writer of Cellula. Teetering on the fragile borders between science and art, Cellula is the expression of Aronson’s own DNA.

Presented by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts.

View our Before You Guide to help kids reduce the anxiety of the unknown.

Glow in the Dark Sea Creatures
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Glow in the Dark Sea Creatures

  • Austin Public LIbrary

Join us at the Austin Public Library and explore science and art by creating a glow-in-the-dark sea creature puppet! Recommended for ages 7-11. 

Workshop is free, but space is limited. More information and registration at https://austinpubliclibrary.org/

The program is part of Z Puppets residency with Austin Area Arts, presenting Cellula on March 25th at 2pm and 7pm at the Historic Paramount Theater. Tickets Available Now.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

STEM Family Day
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

STEM Family Day

  • Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum and the Minnesota Historical Society present: STEM Family Day

History and science come together in a day of STEM activities focusing on the Minneapolis riverfront. Learn about kitchen chemistry, waterpower, explosions, machines, and more through hands-on activities for all ages. Meet working scientists. Enjoy Minnesota Aha!, a puppet show about great Minnesota inventions performed by  Puppets Rosenschnoz as well as a recycled invention puppet lab!

Admission is included with $6-12 museum admission; kids age 4 and under & MNHS members FREE

More at millscitymuseum.org

Cell Science Glow-in-the-Dark Puppet Lab
Feb
11
10:30 am10:30

Cell Science Glow-in-the-Dark Puppet Lab

  • Austin Artworks

"How do you turn cell science into shadow puppets?" Come find out!

Play with materials, experiment with design, try out ideas and we will all make new discoveries. Follow the Puppet Lab formula to design and engineer a shadow puppet cell to take home with you.

Using STEM curriculum, our "Lab" provides a dynamic hands-on opportunity for youth ages 6+ and their adult companions to explore science, technology, engineering and math while making a puppet you can take home!

Drop into the Puppet Lab and become a Scient-Artist! Experiment with physics, math, engineering and your imagination. Go home with the POWER OF PUPPETS!

This activity is presented by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts at the ArtWorks Center. 

Cellula
Feb
5
2:00 pm14:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

TWO WEEKENDS OF PERFORMANCES AT IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

ALL MATINEES PERFORMANCES ARE SENSORY FRIENDLY.

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS, $8 KIDS (12 AND UNDER)

*SATURDAY MATINEES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AT THE DOOR.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Jan
28
2:00 pm14:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

Two weekends of Performances at In the Heart Of the Beast

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

All Matinees Performances are Sensory Friendly.

Tickets: $15 adults, $8 kids (12 and under)

*Saturday Matinees are Pay What You Can at the door.

Reserve Tickets at:   http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

Cellula
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Cellula

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Cellula

A glow-in-the-dark performance of mitosis through the lens of mother and child.

Like a bedtime story as told by biologists, Cellula fuses a unique style of playful naturalism with scientific beauty. Through dazzling blacklight puppetry and mesmerizing acapella music, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all. More information including video and study guide at Cellula.

Come 1 hour before the show for the Microscope Fun Gallery. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.

Two weekends of Performances at In the Heart Of the Beast

Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 2:00PM

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM* & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

All Matinees Performances are Sensory Friendly.

Tickets: $15 adults, $8 kids (12 and under)

*Saturday Matinees are Pay What You Can at the door.

RESERVE TICKETS AT:   

HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2592121

Shari Aronson is a Fiscal Year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by a grant from Puppeteers of America.

KID CITY Mobile Squad and Laughter Museum
Dec
3
3:00 pm15:00

KID CITY Mobile Squad and Laughter Museum

  • Maplewood Mall

Take a break for shopping and add your laughter to Maplewood's Laughter Museum!

Kid City Laughter Experts are on a quest for laughter and we need your participation! Join us at Maplewood Mall and share you best giggle, guffaw, and "ha ha ha"!

  • How would a vampire laugh? 
  • Can you laugh really really high? 
  • Who has the craziest laugh?

Look for us near the Carousel in the central courtyard!

Glow-In-the-Dark Puppet Lab
Nov
26
10:30 am10:30

Glow-In-the-Dark Puppet Lab

  • Austin ArtWorks

Explore the curious world of blacklight. Test colors, tinker with materials and shapes to find the glow! Follow the Puppet Lab formula to design and engineer a critter to take home with you.

Using STEM curriculum, our "Lab" provides a dynamic hands-on opportunity for youth ages 6+ and their adult companions to explore science, technology, engineering and math while making a puppet you can take home!

Drop into the Puppet Lab and become a Scient-Artist! Experiment with physics, math, engineering and your imagination. Go home with the POWER OF PUPPETS!

This activity is presented by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts at the ArtWorks Center. 

Shadow Puppets at Marnita's Table
Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Shadow Puppets at Marnita's Table

  • St Mary's Orthodox Churc

We're joining Marnita's Table on November 5th for their annual Fundraiser: Black. White. Shadow. 

As part of Kid City- we'll be leading a youth activity making shadow puppets for the first part of the evening. Come out and support a fantastic organization! More at Marnitastable.org

From Marnita's Table: Join non-profits, for-profits, those who make decisions and those who live with the decisions. Connect. Learn. Collaborate. silo. Over 400 of your peers and community members, all on one night, all over one amazing feast! 

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Avenue South, Uptown

Tickets on sale NOW! for Black. White. Shadow. Click here

Shadow Puppet Cell Science at Microscope Day
Nov
5
12:00 pm12:00

Shadow Puppet Cell Science at Microscope Day

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

Mix Science at Art with Z Puppets at the the Science Museum of Minnesota's Microscope Day!

We'll ask the question "How do you turn cell science into shadow puppets?" You'll play with materials, experiment with design, try out ideas and we will all make new discoveries. 

More information at www.smm.org/microscope-day

 

STEM of Puppetry Workshop
Oct
29
11:00 am11:00

STEM of Puppetry Workshop

  • ArtWorks Center

Take recycled objects and bits and scraps of arts materials, follow the Puppet Lab formula for creative experimentation, mix in your imagination and Voila! Eureka! Zoinks! You may invent a fantastic gizmo or out of this world creature to take home with you.

Using STEM curriculum, our "Lab" provides a dynamic hands-on opportunity for youth ages 7+ and their adult companions to explore science, technology, engineering and math while making a puppet you can take home!

Drop into the Puppet Lab and become a Scient-Artist! Experiment with physics, math, engineering and your imagination. Go home with the POWER OF PUPPETS!

This activity is presented by the Austin Area Commission for the Arts at the ArtWorks Center. 

 

 

3M Super Science Shadow Puppet Workshop
Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00

3M Super Science Shadow Puppet Workshop

  • 3M Center

Shadow Puppet Cell Science!

Experiment with science, technology, engineering, math and the awesome power of imagination while making a shadow puppet of cell science with the award-winning artists of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz.

This is an in-house event for the families of 3M employees. 

Monkey Mind Pirates at Arts in the Park
Sep
30
5:00 pm17:00

Monkey Mind Pirates at Arts in the Park

  • Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School

Free Performance of Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party!

5:30 PM

Arts in the Park is a school and community event held at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School every fall which includes an opportunity for students, families, and community members to come together to create art together.  This fun family event is held on Moreland Playground and includes live music, food sales, and art activities for all ages.

Join Z Puppets and the Monkey Mind Pirates on a quest to find your Island of Calm!

3M Science Educators Workshop
Sep
30
3:00 pm15:00

3M Science Educators Workshop

  • 3M Center

On Friday, September 30th, 3M is hosting workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers. Z Puppets will be there to talk about Cellula, our new puppet show of cell mitosis. Stop by and say Hi!

Minnesota State Fair: Arts A'Fair
Aug
28
Aug 30

Minnesota State Fair: Arts A'Fair

  • Minnesota State Fair

Z Puppets is delighted to return to the Minnesota State Fair, this year presenting Laugh Labs! Giggle, Guffaw and Ha Ha Ha with the artists of the Kid City project. Explore what makes you chuckle and help these laughter researchers as they seek for the secret of silliness. 

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. August 28, 29 and 30th.

Shows at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm 

KSTP Heritage Plaza at West End Market

More information at http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/arts_afair.html

Monkey Mind Pirates
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Monkey Mind Pirates

  • Maplewood Community Center

Monkey Mind Pirates, the world’s only puppet, rock, yoga adventure, will sail to Maplewood Community Center on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. This performance is recommended for ages 2 and up and guest stars families from the Z Puppets/AuSM family workshops. Turn your family’s “arrghs” into “Oms” with the award-winning, original songs and lovable Monkey Mind Pirates puppets. 

Sensory-friendly performance with the Autism Society of Minnesota.

Click here to view the "Before You Go Guide" for the Monkey Mind Pirates performance.

Free admission. Advance reservations encouraged at http://tinyurl.com/mmpausm2016.

Want to know more about the Autism Society? Visit www.ausm.org.

 

WOW at Wakefield Park: Carnival!
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

WOW at Wakefield Park: Carnival!

  • Wakefield Park

Maplewood Parks and Recreation is hosting monthly family days at Wakefield Park. Families are invited to this FREE event to come for our favorite kind of party - a carnival!

Join Kid City artists along with other city departments for loads of outdoor fun.

Free admission, hot dogs, chips and pop!

Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Cellula Open Studio
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

Cellula Open Studio

  • Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz: Free Sneak Preview of Scenes from Cellula
 
“Whether you are a rock star or a platypus, no matter the color of your skin,
inside me, inside you, right now there’s a cell waiting to begin.”
 
Sample a mesmerizing mix of science and art with this sneak preview of scenes from Cellula, a new work in progress by local puppetry artists Z Puppets Rosenschnoz in collaboration with acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner, directed by Kurt Hunter. Like a bedtime story as told by biologists Cellula uses glow in the dark puppetry to illuminate the true marvels of cell science inside us all.
 
The 15-minute performance will be followed by a brief, optional response
session.
 
Space is limited to 25 people. Advanced reservation required. Recommended for ages 6+. Reserve your seat at http://cellulaopenstudio.eventbrite.com
 
This event is funded by a grant from the MN State Arts Board and co-presented by the Twin Cities Puppeteers Guild, in preparation for the January 2017 premiere of Cellula at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre.

The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus at Old School Lives
Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus at Old School Lives

  • Old School LIves

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz return to Cotton MN with The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus!

3:00 Glow-in-the-Dark Puppet Lab

Explore the curious world of blacklight. Test colors, tinker with materials and shapes to find the glow! Follow the Puppet Lab formula to design and engineer a critter to take home with you.

4:30 The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus

Step right up and allow us to astound you with our magnificent glow-in-the-dark Ping Pong ball circus. Yes! Acrobats! Tightrope Walkers! Clowns! Wild Animals! All 100% Ping Pong Balls guaranteed to glow in the dark! This modern entertainment rich in Old-Time tradition will enchant you with thrills, grace and marvels of nature. See the Attraction Extraordinaire - we promise you will never look at table tennis the same way again.

Recommended for ages 2 and up. 

Monkey Mind Pirates - Family Yoga Party
Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Monkey Mind Pirates - Family Yoga Party

  • Buckham Memorial Library

The World's Only Puppet, Rock, Yoga Adventure for Families In Search of Calm.

Turn your "Arrghs into Oms" with these award-winning performances. Guest-starring youth and adults with special needs as a Sailor Chorus, performing alongside professional puppeteers and musicians in this epic tale of overcoming anxiety, stress and distraction. An innovative approach combining mindfulness with playfulness, Monkey Mind Pirates gives kids the tools to find calm.

Recommended for ages 2+.

Want know more about the show? Read our Study Guide.

WOW at Wakefield Park: Touch a Truck
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

WOW at Wakefield Park: Touch a Truck

  • Wakefield Park

Maplewood Parks and Recreation is hosting monthly family days at Wakefield Park. Families are invited to this FREE event to come and see "up close" some of the vehicles that come and go through your neighborhood. A wide variety of vehicles will be on display for you and your child to explore!

Join Kid City artists along with the Police and Fire Departments, The Nature Center, Dump Trucks and Dozers, and more for outdoor fun.

Free admission, hot dogs, chips and pop!

Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

 

Monkey Mind Pirates - Family Yoga Party
Jul
22
9:30 am09:30

Monkey Mind Pirates - Family Yoga Party

  • Wentworth Library

The World's Only Puppet, Rock, Yoga Adventure for Families In Search of Calm.

Turn your "Arrghs into Oms" with these award-winning performances. Guest-starring youth and adults with special needs as a Sailor Chorus, performing alongside professional puppeteers and musicians in this epic tale of overcoming anxiety, stress and distraction. An innovative approach combining mindfulness with playfulness, Monkey Mind Pirates gives kids the tools to find calm.

Recommended for ages 2+.

Want know more about the show? Read our Study Guide.