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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF OCTOBER 15

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of October 15 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 October 15, 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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2nd Annual Bayside Village Arts and Crafts Festival - On 41st Avenue between Bell Blvd & 213th St
October 16, 2011 - Bayside

The emphasis of this years fair will shift slightly to the visual and performing, cultural arts with entertainment that will expand from some soft acoustic musical groups and individual local musical artisans.

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 15, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

The Wizard of Oz - Westchester Broadway Theatre
October 15, 2011 - Elmsford

The classic tale. Note: there is no food service for Children's Theatre productions.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 15, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 15, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of the classic rock-n-roll musical.

The Four Bitchin' Babes: Diva Nation - Emelin Theater
October 15, 2011 - Mamaroneck

With their whimsically hip and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, these funny musicians let loose in support of the modern Diva.

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Yorktown Stage
October 15, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

The familiar Bible story of Jacob and his twelve sons. Journey through biblical Egypt with this hilarious musical telling of the story of Joseph, his jealous brothers, and one extremely loud garment.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 15, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

MetLife Early Learner Performance Series: Gustafer Yellowgold - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 15, 2011 - Crown Heights

Gustafer Yellowgold, described by the "New York Times" as a cross between "Yellow Submarine" and "Dr. Seuss", performs two shows at Brooklyn Children's Museum. The concerts are a unique blend of live music and moving image. The minimally animated illustrations are accompanied by illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor's catchy and original story-songs for a truly different multimedia experience with dynamic crossover appeal that has been recognized by adults and children alike all over the world.

Gershwin and The Stamford Symphony - Palace Theater
October 15, 2011 - Stamford

Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music on stage for children one hour before the concert. He then conducts the orchestra as they perform Dvoak, Stravinsky and Gershwin.

AL RAMOS: FLAMENCO FOR TWO GUITARS - Norwalk Library
October 15, 2011 - Norwalk

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month listening to this Flemenco fusion group. The performance captures the roots of this musical culture while adding a modern touch.

Player Piano Performances - Benner's Farm
October 15, 2011 - East Setauket

Bob is rolling out the player piano and putting on a show throughout the day. Dancing, clapping and overall fun is welcome.

'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
October 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Drawn from the much-loved children's book of the same name, by William Steig, the author of Shrek. When Sylvester, a winsome donkey, picks up a shiny red pebble, its magic spins a heartwarming story that shows him the true importance of family and friends. Sylvester also learns that while magic works in his favor sometimes, it can also work against him. And when it does, how will he escape?

New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert: 'Four Greats: Johann Sebastian Bach' - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
October 15, 2011 - Manhattan

The concert will focus on music by Bach and feature the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir as well as soloists to be announced. The concert is preceded by Kidzone Live!, an interactive music fair where children meet Philharmonic musicians, create and listen to their own music, try out orchestral instruments, and learn new technologies.

Rosie's Theater Kids: Students on Strike - Theatre 80
October 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Rosie's Theater Kids and Howl! Arts Project present this original musical conceived and directed by Jeff Statile, based on the true story of Moton High School, whose students walked out of their school and into history. The show is part of the 3rd annual HOWL! ARTS PROJECT. To protest the overcrowded and inferior facilities at her Virginia school, 16-year-old Barbara Johns organizes and leads a two-week strike during which students refuse to attend classes. The students call upon lawyers from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to help them in their struggle for equal educational opportunities. Their case landed in the Supreme Court as part of 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregation in public education unconstitutional. The ensemble includes Kya Brickhouse, Zi Ying Cao, Duaun Chappel, Celine Cortez, Dean Ford, Jassah Gittens, Rue Hogarth, Krishawn Lane, Karen Li, Christian Lizarbe, Tiffany Quijano, Anatola Pabst, Brent Ravelo, Nia Robinson-Pile, Jose Rojas, and Michel Wolinsky. HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2011 is a month-long series of non-stop music, film, theater, performance art, burlesque, drag entertainment, and pure family fun, running October 1-31 at Theatre 80. The series benefits HELP (Howl! Emergency Life Project), the newly established emergency assistance fund supporting East Village artists of all disciplines, which also provides all services offered by parent administrator: The Actors Fund.

2012-Model Long Island Auto Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 15, 2011 - Uniondale

Family fun and an up-close look at the newest cars, crossovers, trucks, alternative fuel vehicles and more. From high-end exotic and sports cars to interactive family entertainment including appearances by Spider-Man and Captain America.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band - City Treehouse
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the band for a family concert featuring funky drumming, groovy harmonica riffs, and silly songs.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

The Bronx Wanderers 2011 - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 16, 2011 - Irvington

A doo-wop and rock and roll band, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the music of the '50s and '60s.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 16, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 16, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of the classic rock-n-roll musical.

Gershwin and The Stamford Symphony - Palace Theater
October 16, 2011 - Stamford

Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music on stage for children one hour before the concert. He then conducts the orchestra as they perform Dvoak, Stravinsky and Gershwin.

'Words & Music' Concert Series: Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
October 16, 2011 - Ossining

Since 1991, singer/songwriter Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan have gained worldwide recognition for their fresh take on Americana rock in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Gustafer Yellowgold's "Stripe of the Sock" Fall Tour - The Jewish Museum
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

The little cone-headed guy from the Sun and his creative creator, Morgan Taylor, will land in NYC for a multimedia celebration of autumn that's equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook. Performing alongside a large screen displaying vividly colored animations with karaoke-style subtitles, Morgan Taylor and the Yellowgold Band will celebrate autumn with Gustafer, playing an array of "Gustafer favorites" from all four Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets, including songs from this year's release, "Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock."

Masked Marvels and Wondertales - Quick Center for the Arts
October 16, 2011 - Fairfield

Creative masks, mime and humor are the hallmark of Michael Cooper's performances.

Randy Kaplan's "Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie" New York CD Release Party - 92YTribeca
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the release of Kaplan's new, not-ONLY-for-kids CD, "Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie," a collection of Kaplan-ized country blues and ragtime numbers from the 1920s, including songs first performed by the likes of Mance Lipscomb, Pink Anderson, Blind Boy Fuller, Muddy Waters, and Jim Jackson.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Long Island Children's Museum
October 16, 2011 - Garden City

Enjoy this classic story brought to life on the LICM stage. Find out what happens when little Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage during her walk in the woods. This show was created for pre-school children, but the whole family will be laughing along too. Stay after the show and meet the characters.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 16, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Thalia Kids' Book Club: Julia Alvarez - Symphony Space
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

The author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents," talks about her smart and funny new Tia Lola series, in conversation with Sonia Manzano ("Maria" from Sesame Street). Attendees will be able to interact with the author and participate in reader-response activities.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
October 16, 2011 - Old Westbury

Join Bari as she and the band perform pop tunes, play games, do greening activities, and enjoy snacks in the sukkah.

Princess Katie & Racer Steve in Concert - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

These kiddie rockers and their band will perform a high-energy "Rocktober" concert with lots of audience interaction and laughs. Kids are encouraged to dress up like rock stars.

The Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance - Scarsdale Village
October 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

Show features over 100 vintage and classic automobiles and motorcycles. Prizes, entertainment, food and drink.

2012-Model Long Island Auto Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 16, 2011 - Uniondale

Family fun and an up-close look at the newest cars, crossovers, trucks, alternative fuel vehicles and more. From high-end exotic and sports cars to interactive family entertainment including appearances by Spider-Man and Captain America.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 18, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 19, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

Fall Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock - Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Through October 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors will listen to live music, sip wine and champagne provided by Rock Center Cafe, and enjoy the 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset. The series will feature a variety of performances, including, keyboardist and pianist Lincoln Cleary, guitarist Billy White, blues band Universal Funk Order, and local New York funk-rock band Tactylics.

Pianist Pete Malinverni - Jewish Themes & Spirituals - Music Conservatory of Westchester - Recital Hall
October 19, 2011 - White Plains

Part of the MCW Jazz Series, Music Conservatory of Westchester and Nigunim Festival present pianist Pete Malinverni in the MCW Recital Hall. Malinverni, who is the musical director at Westchester Reform Temple, will present a special evening of solo piano music inspired by Jewish themes and spirituals. Pete has released six critically acclaimed recordings as a leader, and is also a long time faculty member at SUNY Purchase's prestigious Jazz program. For tickets, visit www.mcwjazznovember.eventbrite.com.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 20, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

Sesame Street Live Presents "Elmo Makes Music" - Westchester County Center
October 20, 2011 - White Plains

Your favorite Sesame Street characters perform live on stage. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Theater Production - 'Mysterious Ladies' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
October 20, 2011 - Ossining

M&M Productions presents an evening of two one-act plays about two very different women. A suburban housewife is sought out by a homicide detective in the drama,'Mrs. Cage,' while the dark comedy 'Specter' follows an alluring hitchhiker who shakes up the world of her unsuspecting ride.

Preview - Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 20, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

CrossTalk Lecture Series - "Music Makers and Shakers" - Katonah Museum of Art
October 20, 2011 - Katonah

Two experts talk on unrelated topics that lead to unexpected insights and connections. Audience Q and A follows. Tonight: Dar Williams (singer/songwriter) and Bob Pittman (founder of MTV).

Soul Steps - Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
October 20, 2011 - Manhattan

This show brings the African-American art form of stepping to the stage in a high-energy performance where Afro-urban rhythms and personal narratives relay individual stories and explore a cultural legacy. Based in New York City, the ensemble hails from around the globe. Influences such as Savion Glover and Debbie Allen and the gumboot dancers in the mines of South Africa inspire every slap of the thigh, twist of the hip, turn of the foot, and jump in the air. The performance will be followed by a JUST-US Dialogue.

Mountain Stage Newsong Contest - World Financial Center Winter Garden
October 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Now in its 10th year, this contest is one of the premier showcases of emerging artists in North America. In this performance and songwriting competition, 12 finalists will perform their original material to compete for the chance to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage and record an EP with LA-based songwriter, producer, and hit-maker Mikal Blue.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 21, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

History Cab - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 21, 2011 - Irvington

12 teams will compete on their knowledge of local, state, and national history questions. Lots of audience participation. For rules and more information visit www.irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org. Tickets will be available at the Irvington Farmer's Market, the History Center, and at the Irvington Theater.

Sesame Street Live Presents 'Elmo Makes Music' - Westchester County Center
October 21, 2011 - White Plains

Your favorite Sesame Street characters perform live on stage. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Lezginka National State Dance Company of Dagestan - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
October 21, 2011 - Valhalla

This 35-member ensemble offers the traditional music and dances of Georgian, Chechen, Ingush, Osetian, and other regional groups from Russia's Mountain Country. A dazzling display of folk dances, awesome acrobats, riveting drum and saber work.

Opening Night - Axial Theatre Company 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 21, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company. Opening Night Reception ticket ($35) includes wine & cheese and "Talk Back" with the director, playwright and actors.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 21, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Ted Rosenthal “Out of this World” Release - Music Conservatory of Westchester
October 21, 2011 - White Plains

Jazz enthusiasts are invited to join renowned musician Ted Rosenthal (piano) and acclaimed Conservatory pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki for a rousing evening of jazz piano duets, followed by performances from Ted Rosenthal Trio (Rosenthal, Noriko Ueda [bass] and Tim Horner [drums]). The event celebrates the trio’s most recent CD release.

Long Island Fall Home Show - Nassau Coliseum Expo Center
October 21, 2011 - Uniondale

Find out what's new and what's hot for the home. This is always a crowd pleaser.

The Enchanted Piano: Dances for Piano with Electronics, Piano Strings, and Amplified Piano - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
October 21, 2011 - Manhattan

The show features music by major American composers, including Aeolian Harp and Fleeting by Henry Cowell; Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik by George Crumb; Synchronisms No. 6 by Mario Davidovsky; and Chamber Symphony by Maurice Wright. Performed by five dancers and Eliza Garth, the show utilizes classical, contemporary, and post-modern dance styles. Structure and patterns are plotted with human relationships to change the way the viewer/listener hears the music through the various pieces in this suite.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 22, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

OB-LA-DI, Beatles Tribute Celebrating John Lennon - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 22, 2011 - Irvington

Combining live music with multi-media, OB-LA-DI travels through the entire Beatles catalog from 1963 thru 1970.

The Wizard of Oz - Westchester Broadway Theatre
October 22, 2011 - Elmsford

The classic tale. Note: there is no food service for Children's Theatre productions.

"Lipstick and Camouflage" - A Nightclub Act Direct from Manhattan - Laylon Theater
October 22, 2011 - Ossining

Mickey Mouse meets G.I. Jane in this tale of polar opposites becoming best friends in New York City. This original, touching, and funny story features thirteen of favorite songs used in completely new contexts.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 22, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 22, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of the classic rock-n-roll musical.

THE TARTAN TERRORS - Paramount Center for the Arts
October 22, 2011 - Peekskill

Taking the Celtic scene by storm, the Tartan Terrors, features music, comedy and dance bolstered by the blistering piping of a two-time World Champion Bagpiper. Combine musical prowess with championship calibre Highland Dancers and comedic performers, and this Celtic Group goes beyond the ordinary.

Sesame Street Live Presents 'Elmo Makes Music' - Westchester County Center
October 22, 2011 - White Plains

Your favorite Sesame Street characters perform live on stage. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 22, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Long Island Children's Museum
October 22, 2011 - Garden City

Enjoy this classic story brought to life on the LICM stage. Find out what happens when little Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage during her walk in the woods. This show was created for pre-school children, but the whole family will be laughing along too. Stay after the show and meet the characters.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 22, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Neighborhood Concert: The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York - Richmondtown Branch of the New York Public Library
October 22, 2011 - Staten Island

The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York is one of the world's leading ambassadors of the Eastern European creative spirit. Founded in 1984 by artistic director Nikolai Kachanov, the choir is known for its heartfelt singing and fascinating programming spanning many centuries and styles

The Little Orchestra Society Lolli-Pops Concert: Who's Got the Beat? - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
October 22, 2011 - Manhattan

In this new program, children learn how music moves. Guest conductor Jeffrey Grogan leads the orchestra in the famous "Habanera" from Bizet's "Carmen" and Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 8," and ends with music celebrating the beat and pulse of New York City.

Saturday Family Programs: Abracadabra - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 22, 2011 - Brooklyn

Do you believe in magic? You will after watching children's magician Evan Paquette dazzle you with his slight of hand tricks. Evan is an advocate for using magic to promote learning and incorporates many teaching moments into the performance.

Oran Etkin's 'Wake Up Clarinet' Family Concert - Symphony Space
October 22, 2011 - Manhattan

This multi-award-winning jazz-world music artist will perform an interactive family concert featuring songs from his award-winning CD "Wake Up, Clarinet!" Etkin and his jazzy band will lead the audience through imaginative games, stories, and songs, incorporating melodies and rhythms from all over the world.

Long Island Fall Home Show - Nassau Coliseum Expo Center
October 22, 2011 - Uniondale

Find out what's new and what's hot for the home. This is always a crowd pleaser.

The Enchanted Piano: Dances for Piano with Electronics, Piano Strings, and Amplified Piano - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
October 22, 2011 - Manhattan

The show features music by major American composers, including Aeolian Harp and Fleeting by Henry Cowell; Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik by George Crumb; Synchronisms No. 6 by Mario Davidovsky; and Chamber Symphony by Maurice Wright. Performed by five dancers and Eliza Garth, the show utilizes classical, contemporary, and post-modern dance styles. Structure and patterns are plotted with human relationships to change the way the viewer/listener hears the music through the various pieces in this suite.

Rosie's Theater Kids: Students on Strike - Theatre 80
October 22, 2011 - Manhattan

Rosie's Theater Kids and Howl! Arts Project present this original musical conceived and directed by Jeff Statile, based on the true story of Moton High School, whose students walked out of their school and into history. The show is part of the 3rd annual HOWL! ARTS PROJECT. To protest the overcrowded and inferior facilities at her Virginia school, 16-year-old Barbara Johns organizes and leads a two-week strike during which students refuse to attend classes. The students call upon lawyers from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to help them in their struggle for equal educational opportunities. Their case landed in the Supreme Court as part of 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregation in public education unconstitutional. The ensemble includes Kya Brickhouse, Zi Ying Cao, Duaun Chappel, Celine Cortez, Dean Ford, Jassah Gittens, Rue Hogarth, Krishawn Lane, Karen Li, Christian Lizarbe, Tiffany Quijano, Anatola Pabst, Brent Ravelo, Nia Robinson-Pile, Jose Rojas, and Michel Wolinsky. HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2011 is a month-long series of non-stop music, film, theater, performance art, burlesque, drag entertainment, and pure family fun, running October 1-31 at Theatre 80. The series benefits HELP (Howl! Emergency Life Project), the newly established emergency assistance fund supporting East Village artists of all disciplines, which also provides all services offered by parent administrator: The Actors Fund.

Halloween Family Day with Magic Bob - Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
October 22, 2011 - Huntington Station

Magic, audience participation, humor, storytelling and a musical routine with special effects will have your family enjoying the wonder. Dress up to enter for a prize for best costume.

'As Bees in Honey Drown' - Rochambeau School
Through October 22, 2011 - White Plains

A young writer on the brink of critical success gets caught up in a lifestyle that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. October 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8pm; October 15 at 2pm.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
October 22, 2011 - Lindenhurst

One of the most successful musicals of all times, this is the tale of Annie's adventures, her encounters with the wicked Miss Hannigan and her escape from the orphanage to a new life with Daddy Warbucks.

Barnum 200 - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Through October 23, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come see this all new show with 130 performers from six continents, 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates and mermaids. Arrive an hour before(except Friday 11am performance) for free access to performers and animals and to learn circus skills.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

Galli's 'Rapunzel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, kids get engaged by helping Rapunzel and her prince find each other again. In a one-hour acting workshop that follows each Saturday performance, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairytale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 05, 2011 - Westport

William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, directed by Mark Lamos.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

'Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes' - Looking Glass Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

You might have heard of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill, but what about Calamity Jane? Find out how little 12-year-old Jane got her name in this playful Old West-style show. Jane and her mother are on their way to California when they find themselves in the beleaguered town of Hoopersville where the townsfolk spend all day and night hiding from the hilarious, hair-raising Hoopsnakes. Will Calamity Jane be able to help the townspeople face the Hoopsnake Queen once and for all? And most importantly, will there be pie?

The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok - Castillo Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Four Jewish men meet on a ship crossing the Atlantic, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Europe, hoping for a better life in the unknown cities and towns of America. On the long and difficult crossing, the four recall the oft-told stories of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok and perform them for one another. In time-honored fashion, they debate the stories' meaning and dispute the question "What is the responsibility of the Jew in this world?"

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

Big Apple Circus Presents "Dream Big" - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

For its 34th season, the Big Apple Circus presents an all-new show under the big top showcasing stunning acts including a juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork, a mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act, spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace, comical conjurors, a singing ringmistress who will be accompanied by the Big Apple Circus Band, and of course, Grandma, in her last season with the circus.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

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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