Author Trista Perot
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Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
The following is a list of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Family
The following is a list of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Family Theatre Series Productions with descriptions.
Each of these productions is accompanied by an event during which kids can engage more with the themes presented in the show. These Eisemann Extras portions of the events begin at 1:30 pm each show date listed.
The Amazing Max – October 8, 2017
Max Darwin – THE AMAZING MAX – combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Pinkalicious The Musical – November 12, 2017
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.
Pete the Cat – January 21, 2018
A new musical based on the PETE THE CAT series of books by Kimberly and James Dean has this groovy blue cat on his way to stay with a new family. He’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship and inspiration!
BAM Percussion – February 25, 2018
BAM PERCUSSION showcases the art of comedy-percussion. From beginning to end, eXplosion electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious: through drumbeats and laughs, it overwhelms the audience. Add to this a transcultural humor and a lot of rhythm and you get a truly universal event.
Go, Dog. Go! – April 22, 2018
GO, DOG. GO! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak important life lessons between innings.
For more information visit: www.eisemanncenter.com/FamilyTheatre
October 8 (Sunday) 1:30 pm - April 22 (Sunday) 2:30 pm Central Time
Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park
What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless
What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless environment, go to the bathroom in orbit, and what effect does space travel have on their bodies?
Get a glimpse at these cosmic curiosities – and learn about the extraordinary conditions, dangers and rewards of human space travel – when the Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents its latest traveling exhibition, Journey to Space (Oct. 21, 2017-May 6, 2018).
Featuring two walk-through, rotating labs that let visitors “climb aboard” the International Space Station (ISS) Destiny module, Journey to Space is a hands-on adventure for all ages that demonstrates the advancements in spacecraft and spacesuit technology that allow people to exist for longer periods of time in a hostile environment.
This traveling exhibition features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong’s helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired play space for young cadets.
– 10,000 square feet of interactives, whole-body experiences and authentic artifacts
– Games and multimedia components
– Presented in English and Spanish
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
1 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
NOTE: The museum will close early Nov. 10 (1 p.m.) and all day Nov. 11 for the Night at the Museum fundraising gala. The Museum also will close Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 25 (Christmas).
Member-only extended hours! From 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10-11 a.m. every Sunday, members can enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum.
Museum general admission is $20 for adults (18-64), $13 for youth (2-17) and $14 for seniors (65+). For a limited time, save $2 on general admission by booking online! Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. Journey to Space requires a surcharge of $10 for adults (18-64), $8 for youth (2-17), $9 for seniors (65+), and free for children under 2. Member tickets are $7 for all age levels.
2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For parking information and other details, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO SPACE EXHIBITION
October 21 (Saturday) 10:00 am - May 6 (Sunday) 5:00 pm Central Time
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park
2201 N. Field Street Dallas, Texas 75201-1704
10th Degree Black Belt Empowers Women with Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop Benefiting Genesis Women's Shelter
WHO: Professor Nick Chamberlain— 10th-degree
10th Degree Black Belt Empowers Women with Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshop Benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
WHO: Professor Nick Chamberlain— 10th-degree black belt and founder and owner of 35-year-old Dallas based martial arts school, Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense.
WHAT: The 1st 2018 free women’s self-defense workshop led by Professor Nick Chamberlain. Participants will learn techniques to avoid dangerous situations, fend off potential assailants and general self-defense methods and mentalities. Within the workshop attendees can ‘Break a Board for a Buck’ where they are taught how to break a wooden plank with their bare hand; each ‘buck’ benefits Genesis Women’s Shelter. And a Dallas Police Department representative will be present with safety tips and a Q&A session.
As a sweet reward for empowering themselves, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer munchkin donuts and coffee to all attendees before and after the workshop.
Attendees are not required but encouraged to wear comfortable/fitness attire and to bring a donation of cash or everyday household items to benefit Genesis. Those interested in participating can RSVP at 214.351.5367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at www.dallaskenpo.com or the Facebook event page.
WHEN: March 3, 2018; 12:00 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Bachman Lake location of Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense, 2739 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX 75220; 214.351.5367.
WHY: Chamberlain Studios wants to expand the way the public thinks about violence prevention, help tackle common fears and empower the community. Participants will leave with greater awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques to help prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central Time
Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense
2114 Kidwell Street, Dallas, TX 75214
Snip-its Haircuts for Kids - McKinney, TX
To celebrate its grand opening, Snip-its will be hosting a festival with attractions and discounts for families on Saturday, March 24th, with activities like face-painting and Easter Bunny photos
To celebrate its grand opening, Snip-its will be hosting a festival with attractions and discounts for families on Saturday, March 24th, with activities like face-painting and Easter Bunny photos for the whole family.
Snip-its, a child-focused salon, and entertainment concept has opened its first store in McKinney, Texas, at the northwest corner of El Dorado Parkway and Central Expressway, to provide a convenient, walk-in salon experience for families in the North Texas suburbs. Beyond McKinney, this store is well positioned to be the go-to salon for families in Fairview, Prosper, Princeton, Melissa, Anna, and parts of Allen and Frisco.
Owned by DFW native and businesswoman, Renee Yttredahl, the child-focused salon is the fourth of the national chain to come to the DFW area and the first to be positioned as the go-to salon for kids and families in McKinney and nearby communities.
When: Saturday, March 24th
Where: 2950 Craig Drive, Suite 302, 75070, near Trader Joe’s.
- A day filled with attractions and discounts.
- Complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- A balloon artist from noon to 2 pm
- A face painter from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
- Spring snacks throughout the day
- Stylists will be available for haircuts, but no purchase is needed to share in the event fun.
Stop by the store to sign up for giveaways for haircuts, products and a spa party package! For a limited time, the McKinney location will honor a $9.99 new customer coupon and a $50-off birthday party discount on its website.
The salon also offers styled hair for events, braiding, manicures, pedicures, ear piercings and birthday parties and sells a professional brand of hair care products.
MANE GAIT SUPPORT
During the grand opening weekend, the McKinney Snip-its will donate 10% of March 24-25 proceeds to ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, which has its headquarters and stables in McKinney. ManeGait allows children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional and caring community in North Texas.
Since 2009, Snip-its has partnered with the national Autism Speaks organization to create a unique stylist training program, virtually unheard of in the hair care industry. Snip-its welcomes children with special needs at any time during regular business hours and also provides after-hours services (upon request) for children who may need a less stimulating environment. Snip-its goal is to make every child feel comfortable.
Follow the store on Facebook @SnipitsMcKinney
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:30 pm CST
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