Join me at Artbeat in East Arlington during February vacation week to see a puppet show, try your hand at puppetry, and make a puppet! Many thanks to Jan Whitted of Artbeat for a wonderful chance to showcase the fun of puppetry. Find a guide to performances and puppet-making below.
Performances, followed by time to play with puppets:
Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven, Saturday, 2/15 at 5pm
Tickets $10: monkeypuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com
A Monkey King tale best for people 5 and older. Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at ticketing url
Taking Turns, Tuesday, 2/18 at 10:30am
Tickets $10: takingturnspuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com
A show to delight people age 4 and older. Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at ticketing url
Mathilda’s Bath, Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30am
Tickets $10: mathildasbathpuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com
Featuring Mathilda and her friend Doggie. Best for ages 3 and older. Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at url
Puppet-making, 12PM to 3PM, February 15 to 21:
Cost: $15 per person; $5 for adult accompanying child to make a puppet, too
Fun with Felt Puppets, Saturday 2/15 and Sunday 2/16
Sock Puppet City, Monday 2/17 and Tuesday 2/18
Create an amazing character with felt scraps, yarn and, of course, a sock. Design a spot in our cardboard neighborhood for your puppet to call home.
Paper Plate Puppetry, Wednesday 2/19 and Thursday 2/20
Your awesome animal comes to life with a paper plate, fabric and trim.
Shadow Puppet Adventures, Friday February 21
Discover the ancient art of shadow puppetry, projecting your colorful creation onto a simple screen.