Kid Pics for the week
at the concert
"Peter and the Wolf": Clotilde Otranto conducts Phoenix Symphony in a performance of the Prokofiev classic at this event, the third entry in the orchestra's Family Concert Series. Magic Circle Mime Company is also featured in the show, which starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Symphony Hall, 225 East Adams. Tickets are $6 and $8, available at the symphony box office and Dillard's. Call 264-6363.
the train gang
Great American Train Show: The show, billed as America's largest, features more than 10,000 models on display and on sale. It's scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and the same hours Sunday, March 10, in Exhibit Hall E at Phoenix Civic Plaza, Second Street and Adams. Admission is $5, free for accompanied kids under 12. Call 262-7272.
Shining Time Station--Live!: Thomas the Tank Engine, the star of PBS' No. 1-rated children's show, chugs into Gammage Auditorium, Milland Apache in Tempe, as part ofthis musical extravaganza. Showtime is 4p.m. Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20, half price for kids 12 and under, available at Gammage and Dillard's. Call 965-3434.
among the animals
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus: The little big top returns for performances at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Black Mountain Lions Club in Cave Creek, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Albertson store at 48th Street and Ray Road in Ahwatukee. Call 488-3221 or 759-6762.
young at art
"Taste of Art": Tempe Arts Center, located at Tempe Beach Park, First Street and Mill, hosts this series of introductory classes for children ages 7 to 11. In the latest session, titled "Lanterns o' Light" and scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, artist Tom Ferguson teaches kids how to make clay candleholders. The fee is $15, $12 for members. Call 968-0888.
way out west
Laura Ingalls Wilder Day: The annual tribute to the late author of the Little House on the Prairie book series features pioneer games and candle-dipping, butter-churning and quilting demonstrations. It's scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, on the back lawn at Mesa Public Library, 64 East First Street. Admission is free. Call 644-2705.
Rodeo Funday: Author/cartoonist Bob Boze Bell presents this free program, featuring storytelling and music, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the "CH Corral"--a.k.a. Changing Hands Bookstore, 414 South Mill, Suite 109, in Tempe. Call 966-0203.
on the stage
Alice in Wonderland: Desert Stages, Inc., performs its take on the Lewis Carroll story. Final shows are at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and the same times Sunday, March 10, at 8473 East McDonald in Scottsdale. Tickets are $6 in advance, $9 at the door. Call 483-1664.
Cinderella: Greasepaint, Scottsdale Youtheatre presents final performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 East Second Street in Scottsdale. Tickets are $5. Call 990-7646.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater: The theatre, 3302 North Seventh Street, presents performances of Goldilocks at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, March 8; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13. The show continues through Sunday, March 17. Admission is $4. Call 277-1275.
Little Women: Playhouse Theatre presents Louisa May Alcott's tale about the ties that bind a mother and her daughters. Final performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the community room at Arrowhead Towne Center, 77th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale. Tickets are $4, $3 for kids age 12 and under. Call 245-1566.
Tom Sawyer and Friends: Phoenix Theatre's Cookie Company presents Mark Twain's story about the clever cutup. This week's shows are at 2and 4p.m. Saturday, March 9; and the same times Sunday, March 10, at Playhouse on the Park at Dial Corporate Center, Central and Palm Lane. The production continues through Sunday, March 17. Call 254-2151.
Wolf Child: The Correction of Joseph: Childsplay presents an in-the-round production of Edward Mast's play about a young boy raised by wolves. Final performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Tempe Performing Arts Center, 132 East Sixth Street. Tickets are $12.25, $9.25 for students and seniors. Call 350-8112.
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