For those musical families who like singing together in the car, now is your chance to attend musical renditions of classic storybook tales and connect with beautiful sound. Educate yourself on the Constitution and safety issues, or spend your days off at Apple Annie’s Orchard. Whatever you decide to do, your family definitely won’t be bored this weekend!
Music Together Class
Help your baby connect with music at the Music Together class, a music program at Kids.Play.Music that brings together families through touch, sound and dance. On Friday at 11:30 a.m., there will be a free 45-minute demonstration of the “Babies Class,”where parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their baby to learn what music can do for an infant during their developmental stage. For more information, go to http://www.musictogetherinphx.com.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Join a group of overachieving kids as they tell their hilarious yet heartwarming journey through a competitive spelling bee. With the help of music, and some volunteers from the audience, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is sure to make the family jump out of their seats. This will be the musical’s last showing at Tempe Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. General admission is $20. For more information, go to www.tempe.gov/TCA.
Peter Pan and Wendy
Everyone knows the classic tale of Peter Pan and Wendy, a story filled with pirate ships, crocodiles and evil villains. With the help of a little fairy dust, Fountain Hills Theater Inc. is taking you with them to Neverland this Friday. The show starts at 7 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $15 for adults and $12 for youth. For more information, go to http://www.fhtaz.org.
Celebrate Constitution Week with an exciting fair this Saturday, featuring patriotic storytellers, famous colonial characters, games, food and more. End the night with fireworks and musical performances on the Gilbert Town Square Civic Center lawn. The event will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with a charge of $15 per family or $5 per person. Go to http://constitutionweekusa.com for more information.
Kids Day Maricopa
Keep your kids educated on crime prevention, safety and environmental awareness by attending Kids Day Maricopa at Maricopa Wells Middle School. The day will also feature free activities such as fingerprinting, special appearances by Smokey Bear and Crime Dog, and Arizona Rattlers autographs. Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without a fire truck and police car sure to brighten your kids’day. For more information on the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., go to http://www.copamonitor.com/calendar/event_ff2f0c0a-21bd-11e4-b2d2-279059fef337.html.
No matter what age we are, Dr. Seuss will always hold a special place in our hearts. The Actor’s Youth Theatre will be performing a special musical event that mixes together your favorite characters —from Horton the Elephant to Cat in the Hat —into one fantastic performance. Suessical, Jr. is at 7 p.m. for a starting price of $12. Check http://www.actorsyouththeatre.org for more info.
The Phoenix Zoo is bringing tropical Hawaii to desert Arizona with a Hawaiian Luau on Saturday. The day will include a pig roast dinner, delicious Hawaiian desserts and eclectic performances that will make you feel like you’re on an island. All proceeds from the event will benefit Halau Ho'okahi I Ka Hula. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is about $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-11. Check hulainarizona.com for more information.
Into the Woods Musical
A nod to your favorite storybook characters, such as Little Red and Cinderella, Into the Woods is a must-see musical for the whole family. Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale will be presenting the character-filled show, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$17. Go to http://greasepaint.org for more info.
Rugrats: A Live Adventure
When it comes to the troublesome Rugrats, there is never a dull moment. Join the Nickelodeon characters for a live musical adventure at Spotlight Youth Theatre this Sunday. The show begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are $14. For more information, check spotlightyouththeatre.org.
My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and Country Craft Fair
Treat your family to a scrumptious apple-themed day at Apple Annie’s Orchard, starting with a delicious pancake breakfast and ending with free samples of apple pies and ice cream. Even more fun than the food is the Country Craft Fair, where you can purchase beautifully handmade holiday gifts. The apple celebration starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Prices vary. For more info, go to www.AppleAnnies.com.