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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF MARCH 9

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by Kids Events Editor March 9, 2013

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of March 9 in Bronx. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of March 9, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - A New Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater Jellybeans - Yorktown Stage
March 09, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Random Farms Random Farms Jellybeans (performers in grades K-2) present this family musical adapted from Mark Twain's beloved novel, and specially commissioned by The Random Farms Kids' Theater. In the story, Tom meets and falls in love with Becky Thatcher. However, Becky's father, Judge Thatcher, does not approve of Becky fraternizing with a mischievous boy like Tom. Tom prevails when he secretly takes Becky's punishment for her after she spills ink on the schoolmaster's prized book of verses. Then, he returns home from a pirate adventure, unwittingly returning a stolen treasure to its rightful owner. Memorable scenes from the classic book appear in this musical: Tom incurring Aunt Polly's wrath, whitewashing the fence, pirating on Pirate Island, getting engaged to Becky Thatcher, and dedicating himself to adventures with Huck Finn. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance (cash only).

Tom Chapin's Birthday Party - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 09, 2013 - Tarrytown

Celebrate Tom Chapin's birthday with a concert for the whole family. In a career that spans five decades, 22 albums, and three Grammy awards, multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food to be donated to a local food bank.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 09, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Benefit Concert with the Bossy Frog - Nursery School of the Nyacks
March 09, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog performs at this annual fundraiser to benefit the Nursery School of Nyacks. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Randy Sandke- Homage To Louis Armstrong+Bix Beiderbecke - Flushing Town Hall
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Born just two years apart, Louis Armstrong (New Orleans, 1901) and Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (Davenport, Iowa) became two of the most influential musicians in the early history of Jazz. Armstrong/Beiderbecke scholar, trumpeter, composer Randy Sandke performs an homage to these greats who called Queens their home, and are listed on FTH's Queens Jazz Trail Map. Enjoy a post-show Q&A and Birthday Cake in honor of Bix, who was born March 10, 1903.

The Berenstain Bears Live - Ridgefield Playhouse
March 09, 2013 - Ridgefield

In this live musical production, the Berenstain Bears learn important life lessons. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the bears that what truly matters is family. Meet The Berenstain Bear Family in the lobby after the show.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 09, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Tilles Center Presents New York Theatre Ballet 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Bark in the Park' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 09, 2013 - Greenvale

New York Theatre Ballet, the premier presenter of professional ballet for young audiences, fills the stage with the drama of Prokofiev's classic tale. This double bill also includes Bark in the Park, a new original ballet which tells the story of two young children as they search Central Park for their lost dog. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

AjkunBT's Women Dancing Through History - St. Paul's Historic Site
March 09, 2013 - Mount Vernon

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, AjkunBT presents a special performance evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul's - Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams, and the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. Introductory lecture offered at 1pm by a historian with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 09, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

Saturday Family Programs: Doodle-Bop-Wiggle and Dance - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Sing along to favorite songs, interact in skits, and perform like rock stars in this high energy, cabaret-style puppet show for families. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited. First Come, first Served.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam� - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
March 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

SRC Poetry Slam! - Sunnyside Reformed Church
March 09, 2013 - Sunnyside

Calling all the budding kid poets! Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. The performances will be judged by the audience and at the end of the evening, prizes will be awarded. This event is organized by the young people at SRC, and while it is primarily for kids, everyone is welcome.

Baby Loves Disco: Pajama Party - Le Poisson Rouge
March 10, 2013 - West Village

Put on those baby boogie shoes and dance the day away with the original discotheque for babies and their families. There will be dance lessons, contests, arts and crafts, unlimited juice boxes, snacks, and a cash bar for non-driving parents. Wear your pajamas this month and enjoy cereal snacks, pajama dances, prizes for the cutest coziest outfits, and much more.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 10, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Wizards Entertainment Basketball - Suffern High School
March 10, 2013 - Suffern

The high-flying and hilarious Harlem Wizards return to Rockland County to take on the Cherry Lane Bombers. The Wizards’ trick hoops, alley-oops, and audience participation are fun for all ages. Last year's match sold out, so advance purchase of tickets is suggested.

Norwalk Symphony Children's Concert: 'Peter and the Wolf' - Norwalk Concert Hall
March 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Join young Peter and his friends the duck, the cat and the bird as they snare a wild wolf from the Russian forest in Prokofiev's children's classic. Visit the website or call for tickets.

Mozart & Friends Recital Series - Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport
March 10, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy an intimate recital of music by Mozart and his friends, enhanced by the intimacy and acoustics of the Steinway Piano Gallery. You'll have the opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Today's performance will be by Pavel Vinnitsky on the Clarinet.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 10, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Strawberry Shortcake with Special guest The Doodlebops - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
March 10, 2013 - Westbury

See Strawberry Shortcake, and her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding and Cherry Jam,in this live theatrical production that proves that little girls can do berry big things. The girls are introduced on stage by Doodlebops, the moving, grooving trio that will have everyone singing and dancing in the aisles.

Exploring the Orchestra - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
March 10, 2013 - Stamford

Stamford Symphony's 45-minute interactive program is geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourages all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will discover which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang. For more information visit Stamfordsymphony.org.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Landmark on Main Street
March 10, 2013 - Port Washington

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink - all before breakfast. Alexander can already tell - it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

The Silver Age of Jewish Music - Harrison Public Library
March 10, 2013 - Harrison

Harrison Public Library welcomes Mariya Bukhina who will perform well-known songs including "Unter Boimer," "Farges Mich Nit," "A Dudele," "Momele," "Der Alter Tzigayner," and others.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - Gala Celebration with Yonkers Philharmonic - SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
March 10, 2013 - Purchase

In celebration of 50 years of making music accessible to all, the Yonkers Philharmonic will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3pm at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase. The orchestra will be joined by the Central Presbyterian Church of New York Chorus and The Westchester Choral Society. The concert will start with Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Conductor and Music Director James Sadewhite will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:15pm. This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government, the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, The Rudyard and Emanuella Reimss Fund, loyal patrons of the Arts, and the Westchester Community Foundation.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts
March 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy one of the finest and most recorded chamber orchestras in the world. The Academy continues to receive accolades for its steadfast demonstration of outstanding musicianship. Formed in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1959. Originally directed by founder Sir Neville Marriner, the most prolific classical recoding artists in the world, the spirit and agility of the original small, conductorless ensemble remains an Academy hallmark. The Academy is one of the most recorded chamber orchestras in the world, demonstrating the high esteem in which it is regarded in the orchestral community. Today, the Academy's music director is acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, assuring an evening of truly exceptional music

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 10, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
March 10, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition The Panoramic River. An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Hip Tot Music Festival: Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band - Littlefield
March 10, 2013 - Gowanus

Alex and the Kaleidoscopes bring good-time kindie rock to the people!

Joanie Leeds Concert for Kids! - Temple Israel Center
March 10, 2013 - White Plains

Get your dancing shoes on! Adored by children around the globe, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Joanie Leeds will perform a solo concert at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, on Sunday, March 10 at 4pm. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Nursery School office, or at the door the day of the concert. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at minimal cost. Joanie Leeds' CDs will be available for purchase as well. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the TIC Nursery School. TIC Nursery School will be collecting gently used or new pre-school aged books to donate to the Parent Child Programs at Westchester Jewish Community Services. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for directions and more information.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam� - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
March 10, 2013 - Bridgeport

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

A Co-Creative Music Performance by Jon Sampson - Karma Kids Yoga
March 10, 2013 - West Village

Come sing, move, dance, stretch or just listen to Jon's original family music. All ages. Jon is a music therapist, performer and award winning producer of his original "Kids Albums." He produced a baby album Laurie Berkner named as one of her top picks for 2011 (Good Morning My Love) in USA Today. He is also almost finished producing "A New Kids Album". As founder of Co-Creative Music, Jon facilitates creativity, self esteem and expression for children and grownups alike. He runs a private practice in Brooklyn, and does shows and parties in NYC. To hear songs and learn more about Jon's approach, visit his website at www.cocreativemusic.com.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 10, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

BYOK: Junior Jam - 92YTribeca
March 10, 2013 - Tribeca

For 12 years, Jeff Eisenberg’s Junior Jam band has entertained young children, ages 2 to 7, with their lively blend of catchy songs, creative pops and engaging personalities. The Junior Jam team includes Adrienne Asterita and Elayne Kessler. Together they utilizes their background in speech therapy, sign language, theatre and music to create well-rounded children’s music that brings fun and education to kids across the country. Additionally, the Junior Jam team has created Sing and Sign, a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and song. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersign instructors. Tickets: $15, babies under 2-years-old are free.

Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE - The Paramount
March 12, 2013 - Huntington

In this new musical adventure, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth take audiences on a journey to Birdwell Island with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac where they learn many life lessons.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! - Nassau Coliseum
March 13, 2013 - Uniondale

Experience high-energy, high-jinx, and hilarity when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze! The colorful circus comes into town as ringmaster Andre McClain, leads his funny and mischievous crew to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world's best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart-pounding performances. Clutch your heart as aerial athletes do seemingly impossible feats to the amazement of the crowd. Cheer for a New York City unicycle troupe that mixes a competitive game of basketball while riding their unicycles. This circus is one not to be missed. Amazing.

Los Colombian Roots - Symphony Space
March 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

A collective of Colombian-born, New York-based musicians pay homage to the Afro-Colombian folkloric music that has given birth to cumbia, and serves as the basis and inspiration for their various contemporary bands (MAKU Sound System, La Cumbiamba Eneye, Dilema Astronauta, and Rebolu). They explore this music in its most traditional format: three drums, two gaita flutes, a maraca and vocals. **Bring a Kid for $5!** Adults may bring children ages 16 & under for just $5. Limit 4 tickets per adult.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! - Nassau Coliseum
March 14, 2013 - Uniondale

Experience high-energy, high-jinx, and hilarity when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze! The colorful circus comes into town as ringmaster Andre McClain, leads his funny and mischievous crew to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world's best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart-pounding performances. Clutch your heart as aerial athletes do seemingly impossible feats to the amazement of the crowd. Cheer for a New York City unicycle troupe that mixes a competitive game of basketball while riding their unicycles. This circus is one not to be missed. Amazing.

Bossy Frog Concert - Rose Memoiral Libray
March 14, 2013 - Stony Point

The Bossy Frog performs solo at this special library appearance. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged.

"Crazy for You" A Gershwin Musical - Harrison Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School
March 14, 2013 - Harrison

An adaptation of the George and Ira Gershwin 1930 hit "Girl Crazy," the musical is crammed with standards like "I Got Rhythm" and "Embraceable You," and "Crazy for You."

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! - Nassau Coliseum
March 15, 2013 - Uniondale

Experience high-energy, high-jinx, and hilarity when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze! The colorful circus comes into town as ringmaster Andre McClain, leads his funny and mischievous crew to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world's best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart-pounding performances. Clutch your heart as aerial athletes do seemingly impossible feats to the amazement of the crowd. Cheer for a New York City unicycle troupe that mixes a competitive game of basketball while riding their unicycles. This circus is one not to be missed. Amazing.

Tilles Center Presents El Gran Combo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 15, 2013 - Greenvale

Puerto Rico's most successful musical group, and one of the most popular salsa orchestras across Latin America, will show audiences why they are called "The University of Salsa."

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 15, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

'Crazy for You' A Gershwin Musical - Harrison Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School
March 15, 2013 - Harrison

An adaptation of the George and Ira Gershwin 1930 hit "Girl Crazy," the musical is crammed with standards like "I Got Rhythm" and "Embraceable You," and "Crazy for You."

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - CitiField-Lot C
March 15, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly?like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 15, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

Long Island Skies - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 15, 2013 - Centerport

This live presentation for the whole family, developed by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. The program introduces the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island from everyone's backyard, including seasonal constellations, stars and deep-sky objects. Following the program, and weather permitting, the planetarium staff will open the Observatory. To enhance what they have just learned, visitors can look through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope to observe the objects discussed during the show.

Stars - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 15, 2013 - Centerport

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars. The animation -- highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more -- was created at the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative, and narrated by actor Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed part of the soundtrack.

Musical: 'The Wizard of Oz' - Seven Bridges Middle School
March 15, 2013 - Chappaqua

Eighty-one students from the Robert E. Bell Middle School will be performing in this musical, based on the beloved movie. Tickets are on sale at sellingticket.com/bell at $12 each.

'Guess How Much I Love You' & 'I Love My Little Storybook' Presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 16, 2013 - Tarrytown

Two wonderful children's stories brought to life by the renowned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: "Guess How Much I Love You," the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram, and "I Love My Little Story Book," illustrator Anita Jeram's endearing celebration of the joy of reading. Adapted, directed and designed by Jim Morrow, music by Steven Naylor, and narrated by Beau Bridges. All patrons must have tickets, including small children.

The Frog Prince - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
March 16, 2013 - Elmont

This ribbiting tale reborn on the bayou features an African American waitress who dreams of opening a restaurant but her dreams are put on hold when she meets the Frog Prince.

Nuclear Cowboyz - IZOD Center
March 16, 2013 - East Rutherford

Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 features freestyle motocross tricks meshed with pyrotechnic and laser displays all synchronized to heavy metal, rock alternative, and electronic dubstep music. Riders include New Jersey?s own recent X Games 2012 medalist Ronnie Faisst as well as X Games 2012 medalists Mike Mason, Taka Higashino, and Winter X Games gold and silver medalist Colten Moore. The tour also includes former gold medalists Adam Jones and Matt Buyten as well as award-winning freestylers Derek Garland, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Wes Agee, Nick Dunne, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland and Marco Picado.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! - Nassau Coliseum
March 16, 2013 - Uniondale

Experience high-energy, high-jinx, and hilarity when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze! The colorful circus comes into town as ringmaster Andre McClain, leads his funny and mischievous crew to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world's best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart-pounding performances. Clutch your heart as aerial athletes do seemingly impossible feats to the amazement of the crowd. Cheer for a New York City unicycle troupe that mixes a competitive game of basketball while riding their unicycles. This circus is one not to be missed. Amazing.

East of the River: Levantera? 5 Boroughs of Music Festival - Flushing Town Hall
March 16, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy musical performances of the highest caliber from all parts of NYC. In their 5BMF debut, the unique ensemble offers a new program, exploring Medieval music of the Mediterranean, Balkans, and Middle East.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 16, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

The Frog Prince - BroadHollow at Elmont
March 16, 2013 - Elmont

No matter how many times they see it, kids will be delighted as they experience this live presentation of the classic fairytale.

Tilles Center Presents Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 16, 2013 - Greenvale

Be caught up in the music as the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn presents works from this major composer. Included are Overture from The Ruins of Athens, Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 7.

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 16, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

'Crazy for You' A Gershwin Musical - Harrison Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School
March 16, 2013 - Harrison

An adaptation of the George and Ira Gershwin 1930 hit "Girl Crazy," the musical is crammed with standards like "I Got Rhythm" and "Embraceable You," and "Crazy for You."

JCC Dance School & Westchester Theatre of Dance Annual Concert featuring 'Beauty & the Beast' - JCC of Mid-Westchester/Bendheim Performing Arts Center
March 16, 2013 - Scarsdale

The performance features "Beauty & the Beast": an original ballet presented by JCC Dance School and Westchester Theatre of Dance. Appropriate for children ages 3 and older. Contact Jayne Santoro, Director, JCC Dance School: 472-3300 x320; santoroj@jccmw.org.

Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals Starring David Weinstone + The Music for Aardvarks Band - Emelin Theatre
March 16, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Back by popular demand, David Weinstone, the creator/composer of Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, and his band returns to the Emelin Theatre for two shows. Originally written for use in Music for Aardvarks classes, David Weinstone's songs have since captured the imagination of families all across the country with their free-spirited songs and dizzying range of musical styles -- from rock to folk to reggae to blues. Time Out NY Kids raves, "It is no exaggeration to say that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of kids music." For everyone ages 2 and older.

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - CitiField-Lot C
March 16, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly --like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Patti Smith Narrates Tubby The Tuba - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
March 16, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) presents Tubby The Tuba narrated by Patti Smith, the iconic National Book Award-winner, rock musician and poet, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Smith brings to life George Kleinsinger's classic score about the most famous tuba in the world, Tubby, who teaches his instrument friends in the orchestra that melodies and soloists can come from the most unexpected places. Tubby the Tuba is a childhood favorite of Ms. Smith's. As she writes in her 2010 memoir Just Kids: "One evening Harry and Peggy invited us to visit with the composer George Kleinsinger, who had a suite of rooms at the Chelsea. …I was free to rummage through George's musical compositions, stacked randomly among the ferns, palms, and caged nightingales. I was elated to find original sheet music from Shinbone Alley in a pile atop a filing cabinet. But the real revelation was finding evidence that this modest and kindly snake-rearing gentleman was none other than the composer of the music for Tubby the Tuba. He confirmed this fact and I nearly wept when he showed me original scores for the music so beloved in my childhood." In addition to Tubby the Tuba, audiences will hear an array of melodies and soloists, some familiar, some unexpected, with excerpts from works including Tan Dun's Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa, Morton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto, Mozart's Queen of the Night Aria from The Magic Flute, and more.

Randy Kaplan - Symphony Space
March 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

In his songs for children and their families, Randy Kaplan blends American Roots, Country Blues, and Comedic Storytelling. He finger-picks and strums his way through unpredictable live shows which, in addition to his original compositions, include Tin Pan Alley gems, Broadway numbers, and Delta Blues songs. His latest release is "Mister Diddie Wah Diddie," an award-winning, kid-friendly tribute to blues music of the 1920s and 30s. Randy started his kids' music career in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 16, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

Comedy Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
March 16, 2013 - Midtown West

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and amazement with a one-hour magic show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. The bi-weekly magic show will feature a rotating line up of talented magicians, including comedy magician Randy Masters. The comedy magic show combines sleight of hand, mind reading stunts, and plenty of audience participation. Suitable for all ages. Broadway Comedy Club hosts a bi-weekly Saturday afternoon magic show, suitable for the whole family! Performance dates: Feb. 2nd, Feb. 16th, March 2nd, March 16th, April 6th, and April 20th.

One World, One Sky - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 16, 2013 - Centerport

Enjoy this show, produced by Sesame Workshop, the Beijing and Adler planetariums, and Liberty Science Center, in the newly renovated planetarium. Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discover that they see the same stars at night. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.

Solar System Odyssey - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 16, 2013 - Centerport

Take a futuristic journey through the Solar System at the newly renovated Vanderbilt Planetarium. With Earth's resources being rapidly depleted, a tycoon sends hero Jack Larson on a mission to discover a new home to colonize. This character-driven show aligns with science curriculum objectives. This is an original production of the University of North Carolina's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Stars - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 16, 2013 - Centerport

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars. The animation -- highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more -- was created at the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative, and narrated by actor Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed part of the soundtrack.

Karaoke at the Movies - Hello Dolly! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
March 16, 2013 - Bayside

Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, adapted for the big screen, and starring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi. Rated G - Shown at QPAC as part of a one-of-a-kind interactive family-oriented film series. Here, the crowd sings (and dances) along with their favorite characters without an ounce of apprehension. These movies are captioned. Trivia contest with prizes before each showing. The most enthusiastic singalong participant wins a $100 cash prize.

Blues Concert- The Tony Rohling Blues Band - Sunnyside Reformed Church
March 16, 2013 - Sunnyside

This group is dicated to keeping the Blues alive. The members are Tony Rohling on Bass Guitar, Rob Fischbach on Drums, Gary Rosa on Guitar, Rich Marans on Keyboards, Tony Curry on Harp and Mark Sanders singing Lead Vocals. They play Chicago Style Blues and do classics like Got My Mojo Working, Born Under A Bad Sign, Tore Down, Wang Dang Doodle, plus many more from artists like Albert King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and others that created the Chicago sound. They also do originals ranging from Classic Blues to Contemporary Blues. Refreshments will be served at intermission. The Rohling Band is a member of the Long Island Blues Society and also had the privilege to open the show for the legendary Sweet Georgia Brown - The Last of The Red Hot Mama's.

Bulgarian Dance Evening with Cherven Traktor - ArtsWestchester
March 16, 2013 - White Plains

An evening of Bulgarian and Macedonian folk dance, with live music by members of acclaimed Bulgarian folk ensemble Kabile, guest appearance by dance troupe Bosilek, and delicious Bulgarian food by Mama Mila, make the evening a complete cultural experience. Presented by the ArtsWestchester Folk Arts Program. For more information, contact Tom van Buren, tvanburen@artswestchester.org, 914-428-4220 X329, artswestchester.org/live.

Musical: 'The Wizard of Oz' - Seven Bridges Middle School
March 16, 2013 - Chappaqua

Eighty-one students from the Robert E. Bell Middle School will be performing in this musical, based on the beloved movie. Tickets are on sale at sellingticket.com/bell at $12 each.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
Through March 17, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

BLUE MAN GROUP - Shubert Theater
Through March 17, 2013 - New Haven

Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a unique form of entertainment. With no spoken language, the show is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures.

'Grug' - New 42nd Street Studios
Through March 17, 2013 - Times Square

Hamish, Jude, and Lucas tell the audience all about it in this charm-filled puppet performance by Australia's Windmill Theatre. Join the huggable haystack with a knack for problem solving as he turns a cramped burrow into a cozy home, finds food to quiet his grumbling tummy and tends his growing garden—even planting enough cabbages to feed a sneaky, snacking snail. Then: Yay! A parcel arrives! And another and another and another, and with each box, a new surprise. A tricked out set with delightful doohickies and theatrical thingamabobs makes flowers bloom and veggies grow. Based on the much loved picture book character created by Ted Prior, this fun, inventive show gives everyone a chance to get up, boogie down and party Grug-style.

'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...)

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and enjoy the mixed media artwork created by students from North Babylon Schools. Students were inspired by lighthouses on Long Island and the world.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - Citi Field, Lot C
Through March 31, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly - like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Bello Mania - The New Victory Theater
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Now's your chance to see the circus superstar Time Magazine calls "America's Best Clown" in a brand new show of his own. With a crazy coif that defies gravity as much as his soaring stunts, Bello and his talented troupe tackle the most towering, terrifying and tough-to-do tricks with jokester genius. The former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® big shot nails trampoline routines, bungee-style bouncing and handstands on a high wire, “all the while making audiences laugh with his brilliantly comic timing and gusto” (The New York Times). Between his precious pet pup and a sky-high sway pole, there’s something for everyone. So, if you and the kids crave a real hair-raiser (yep, we said it), don’t miss BELLO MANIA.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at cathiei@jccrockland.org, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

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