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    Winter Panto 2015: KerPlop! The Tale of the Frog Prince

    Presented by imaginary beasts and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    January 17 - February 7, 2015

    imaginary beasts bound into town this January with a ribbiting tale of wonder when they refashion another classic fairy tale into a fantasy of amphibious proportions.

    The Book of Oracles predicts the kingdom is doomed unless the unruly Princess Aurelia marries before the looming total eclipse of the sun! Meanwhile, our hero, Prince Friedrich, is on his way to woo and possibly wed the wild ...more


    Winter Vacation at the EcoTarium

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Build It: Let's Design, Create, and Play

    Bring the aspiring artists, designers, architects, and engineers in your family to the EcoTarium during winter vacation. Enjoy...more

    Kids Making a Difference

    Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library and at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    February 17 - February 20, 2015

    Learn how you can make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life—and have fun, too!

    Join the Library staff, along with kids from the ...more

    Curtain Call Behind the Scenes 7-12 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 17 - February 21, 2015

    Curtain Call: BTS is a five-day musical theatre program, taught by Lindsay Albert and Jenna Lea Scott, designed to introduce young students to the stage. Students will sing, dance,...more

    I Heart Science

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    February 21, 2015

    Embrace your love of science! Explore fossils of long-extinct animals. Try your hand at sketching a mammal, excavating a mock dinosaur dig, or discovering life in a rotting log. Meet a live...more

    Rolie Polie Guacamole

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    February 21, 2015

    Rolie Polie Guacamole‘s high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. The...more

    February Vacation – Captains Courageous

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    February 21, 2015

     Captains Courageous Festivities - film screening and breakfast. Join Museum staff from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a family oriented tour and various art, history and culture activities. This drop-in...more

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at TD Garden, Boston

    February 13 - February 22, 2015

    Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating...more

    Pinocchio

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    January 30 - February 22, 2015

    An original adaptation influenced by Japanese traditions of Kabuki, Noh, and Bunraku puppetry, Pinocchio will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Mystical creatures, live musicians,...more

    U R a Star! Voice Workshop 12-18 years

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    February 21 - February 22, 2015

    The U R a Star Voice Workshop is a two-day intensive, taught by Carola Emrich-Fisher and Katie Seiler, which will culminate in a performance on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Participants will...more

    Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    February 20 - February 22, 2015

    By Barefoot Puppets

    Emus, crocodiles and frogs -- oh my! Experience the magic of The Land Down Under in this interactive performance inspired by traditional Aboriginal...more

    Pinkalicious The Musical

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Cambridge YMCA Theatre, Cambridge

    February 14 - February 22, 2015

    One of the biggest hits with BCT audiences, Pinkalicious returns for a limited run in our 2015 season. This pinktastic musical features everyone’s favorite pink princess,...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - BABE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    February 22, 2015

    Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee, Babe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn't quite know his place in the world.

    But when Farmer Hoggett (James...more

    Lucky Paper Lantern

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    February 21 - February 22, 2015

     A round paper lantern becomes a lucky Chinese New Year treasure encircled with red dragons, stars, and other images you design. Runs on AAA batteries, not included.


    Peter and the Wolf along with Hansel and Gretel: Classic Tales Told Through Music and Dance

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 25, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel tells the story of a brother and sister who save themselves by outwitting a witch. Composed by Rhode Island native Larry Bell, this ballet transforms the well known...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19, 2014 - February 28, 2015

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    Wild Kratts Live!

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 28, 2015

    Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!”, the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers...more

    Kids' Shows: Tanglewood Marionettes present Hansel and Gretel

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    February 28, 2015

     Hansel and Gretel is based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, and features melodies from the Humperdinck opera.

    The colorful set is in the shape of a giant story book;...more

    Mother Hicks

    Presented by Emerson Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    February 26 - March 1, 2015

    By Suzan L. Zeder
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

    Southern...more

    The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice Rink

    Presented by Boston Common Frog Pond at Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston

    November 22, 2014 - March 1, 2015

    The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S. It is the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Open to the...more

    Getting the Gig: A Guide to Navigating Auditions and Callbacks for the Singing Actor

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Auditions can make even the most seasoned performers nervous, but there are ways to conquer those challenges! This workshop will help students make the most out of their audition packages and...more

    The Singing Turtle

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    February 26 - March 1, 2015

    by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Encounter the art, music, and theatrical styles of Japan in this charming folk tale about friendship and generosity....more

    Drop Into Art: All About Color!

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    March 1, 2015

    This month’s free family program celebrates a rainbow of colors! Try Color BINGO or Colorful Story Time in the galleries, and make A Palette of Possibilities collaborative mural. In the...more

    Lollipops for Breakfast

    Presented by The Charlestown Working Theater

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Charlestown Working Theater presents a new performance for families created and performed by Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents. Lollipops for Breakfast is a wildly...more

    Miniature Canvas Flowers

    Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store, Arlington

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

     Spring is just around the corner! Start celebrating by painting tiny flower portraits on canvases that come with their own miniature easels.


    Color, Mixing & Reactions

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    January 6 - March 3, 2015

    Color, Mixing & Reaction — Exploring our world through our senses helps children develop important observation and language skills as they investigate, process, and come...more

    Nature, Shapes & Patterns

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

    January 8 - March 5, 2015

    Nature, Shapes & Patterns — Did you know that when children learn with all of their senses, their brain connections are stronger and their memories last longer? Explore...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 31 - March 7, 2015

    Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls,...more

    Kids' Shows: Little Groove

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 7, 2015

     Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a real interactive music experience with your child. The show is designed for children 8 and under. Children will have fun using real instruments such...more

    Margot Fox

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Join Margot Fox and friends for some family-friendly folk-rock!. Come dance, wiggle, and sing to her tunes (old and new) as we shake off the cold and look towards spring!

    Drummer, Pat...more

    Raccoon Tales

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    March 5 - March 8, 2015

    by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

    Journey deep into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your...more

    Mother Goose at Rosecliff

    Presented by Island Moving Co.

    March 7 - March 8, 2015

     Mother Goose at Rosecliff ia a ballet designed as a treat for kids of all ages, adults too! Join Mother Goose as she recounts the wonderful playful rhymes and see them danced by Island...more

    Where I Live/Là où j’habite

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    March 11 - March 13, 2015

    by Des mots d'la dynamite

    Montréal's acclaimed "Words of Dynamite" theater company...more

    Boston Ballet Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

    March 13, 2015

    Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Tuesday, February 17 from...more

    Animal Footprints and Signs

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 25 - March 14, 2015

    Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 14, 2015

     George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson.

    Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep)...more

    WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

    Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College, Wellesley

    March 15, 2015

    The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree...more

    Rumplestiltskin

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    March 14 - March 15, 2015

    by Dream Tale Puppets

    A beloved European folk tale comes to life in this whimsical production created by Polish master puppeteer Jacek Zuzanski. Rumpelstilskin tells the story...more

    Kids' Shows: Josh and the Jamtones

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 21, 2015

    Josh and the Jamtones are an exciting new (and sometimes hilarious) Boston-based rock and roll family band working towards a singular goal: to create a unique and original music experience that...more

    Debbie and Friends

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 21, 2015

    A live Debbie & Friends show is fun for the whole family. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song....more

    Imagination Movers

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 21, 2015

     Flying toilet paper! Smoking trash cans! Catchy poprock music! It can only mean one thing: the coolest kids rock band in the world is coming to a theater near you!

    The Emmy-winning...more

    The Taste of Sunrise

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    March 13 - March 22, 2015

    The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural...more

    2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

    Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

    March 26, 2014 - March 25, 2015

    Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin...more

    Owl Prowl Adventure for Families

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 24 - March 28, 2015

    Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and...more

    Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

     Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between...more

    Kids' Shows: Randy Kaplan

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 29, 2015

    Randy Kaplan, one of the most beloved and innovative children’s performers in the nation, released his new not-JUST-for-kids CD, Jam on Rye, on June 1st.

    The record features its...more

    WinterFest

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    January 24 - March 29, 2015

    Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you...more

    Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    March 29, 2015

    We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 4, 2015

     Nothing beats the sweetly strange original adaption of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.

    Gene Wilder stars as the weird and wonderful candy man Willy Wonka, who starts a...more

    Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center, Worcester

    April 2 - April 5, 2015

    Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids...more

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