The Magic House @ Made, a 7,000-square-foot maker space in the Central West End designed for kids ages 4-14 to play, explore, create, and collaborate, hosts a Visiting Art + Maker Series allowing kids to let their creativity run wild while they learn from established artists and makers.
The Visiting Artists series projects are open to all visitors and are free with admission. Themes vary each month.
September 21 & 22: Celebrate National Comic Book Day with Christina "Steenz" Stewart. Learn the art of putting pen, pencil or paints to panels in order to tell a story in serial form. Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 19 & 20: Get dressed up with textile artist Ariana Bauer. Get ready for Halloween wtih a custom costume of your own design. Saturday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information: magichouse.org
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.
Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as "Amazing Grace," "Oh, Freedom," and "Woke Up This Morning." This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA.
It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.