Saturday Family Programs: Bop Goes the Weasel - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 16, 2013 - Prospect Heights
Children enjoy an introduction to jazz with vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her trio. They will be performing some standards in an accessible way that makes it easy for children to catch the melody, move with the rhythm, tap their feet, and snap their fingers.
The Not-Its! - Symphony Space
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side
With an out-of-this-world sound evoking both The Go-Go's and 90s power-punk, Seattle's The Not-Its! mix crunchy guitars and smooth, four-part harmonies for a show full of perfectly crafted pop gems about every-day kid stuff from the first day of school to taking a bath. The concert celebrates the release of their latest CD, KidQuake! For more information, visit wearethenot-its.com.
Paul Pinto's Anyone's Story - Roulette
February 16, 2013 - Boerum Hill
Young singers will get the chance to create their own lyrics and harmonize with each other in this workshop and performance of Paul Pinto's music for amateur chorus and headphones. Participation requires downloading some music, so visit the Roulette website for details.
The Curtis Fuller Quintet - Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall
February 16, 2013 - Park Slope
Fuller is one of modern jazz's most important trombonists, and his work as a leader and sideman (playing and recording with Coltrane and Blakey) have earned him the right to be considered a true giant of jazz.
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players - Symphony Space
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side
This Grammy-nominated kid rock star and his band return for their annual blow-out concerts. With style compared to Elvis Costello and Green Day, they're an audience favorite year after year. Justin will sing his hit songs like "Willy Was a Whale" and "Pop Fly" as well as songs from his new releases Lullaby and Recess.
4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights
What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).
The Peking Acrobats - College of Staten Island Center for the Arts
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island
Catch a rare glimpse of Chinese acrobatics, accompanied by Chinese music performed by live musicians, and resplendent in history and culture. Perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year.
Music Therapy Fundraiser - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
February 23, 2013 - Park Slope
Children's music recording artist and music therapist Jon Sampson hosts a concert to benefit BCM's music therapy program. Enjoy great music, dancing, singing, and great fun.
'The Prince and the Magic Flute' - Puppetworks
Through March 24, 2013 - Park Slope
Puppets present the melodramatic tale of a Prince who asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the bird catcher's mouth. (You have to be there...)