What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

Rossini Festival April 22, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 12:32 pm

From The Knoxville Opera Company’s website:

Embrace your inner Italian – It’s Rossini Festival time once again. Events include Knoxville Opera’s production of ‘The Barber of Seville’ April 23 and 25; the ever popular (and FREE!) Italian Street Fair, April 24; and UT Opera Theatre’s productions of ‘Gianni Schicchi’ and ‘The Village Singer’, April 24 and 25.

Read about 2009 festival here.



Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 11:53 am

WBIR is having some sort of Dino-related activity on Market Square tomorrow after school. The show starts at 4:30, but if you want to get involved I might go earlier.

Don’t miss this on Friday at 4:30 on Market Square. Free for the kids and lots of great prizes…including Family Packs to “Walking with Dinosaurs”


National Comic Book Day April 14, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 3:09 pm

May 1, 2010, is National Comic Book Day. Take your kids and get a free comic book. More details here – http://www.freecomicbookday.com.


Curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat. April 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 12:04 pm

CURIOSITY CAT a WORLD-PREMIERE play by renowned author CHRIS GRABENSTEIN April 9 – 24, 2010 Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM & 7 PM & Sundays at 3 PM

You’ve read about it in playbills and heard about it at CTK for months now- and the world-premiere of Chris Grabenstein’s new play “Curiosity Cat” is just days away!

When Claire and Charlie’s mother becomes ill, the two children are uprooted to live with their Aunt Jenny, a neighborhood filled with all sorts of interesting animals. As adults always seem to forget, animals will only speak around very young children, much to the delight of young Claire and Charlie. They immediately meet Tubbs, Aunt Jenny’s over-sized cat as well as Fred, her loyal dog. They also meet Curiosity Cat, a stray from Aunt Jenny’s neighborhood. Uproarious adventures ensue when the pessimistic Claire throws Curiosity Cat out of Aunt Jenny’s house, and we follow Curiosity in his search for a home. Along the way, we meet hilarious characters such as the felines: 18-year old Coot, street-wise Slicker,dainty spoiled Penelope, as well as handful of other homeless kittens.

Finding a home isn’t as easy as Curiosity thought it would be, especially since he is being followed by newly-appointed “Cat Catcher” Samantha P. Skeevelberger, and her fierce guard-dog Sargeant Schultz. Will Curiosity escape the evil Skeevelberger who is determined to “put him to sleep”? Will Curiosity and his fellow strays find a home? Will Claire and Charlie ever adjust to their new surroundings? The play builds to a funny and touching climax that you’ll have to see to believe!

Friday, April 9 at 7 PM
Saturday, April 10 at 3 PM and 7 PM
Sunday, April 11 at 3 PM
Thursday, April 15 at 7 PM
Friday, April 16 at 7 PM
Saturday, April 17 at 3 PM and 7 PM
Sunday, April 18 at 3 PM
Thursday, April 22 at 7 PM
Friday, April 23 at 7 PM
Saturday, April 24 at 3 PM and 7 PM

Reservations are strongly recommended for all CTK performances. To reserve tickets for the production, e-mail the number of adult and child tickets needed, along with your requested performance date and time, to tickets@childrenstheatreknoxville.com . Or you may call us at (865) 599-5284. Tickets are $11 per person. CTK is continuing our special Adult & Child Combination rate for this production: If an adult and a child enter together, these two may be admitted for $9 each.


Tell some stories April 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 12:10 pm

Check out the Dogwood Arts Festival. It is ongoing all month, and I will post more activities next week. Here is a link to their  calendar.

On April 10, The Marble Springs Storytelling Festival will occur as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival.  This is an all day festival of storytelling for the whole family at the historic recreation of Gov. John Sevier’s Historic Farmstead, Marble Springs. Professional storytellers entertain with traditional tales, tall tales, quilt stories, historic tales, and in the evening, ghost stories. Laugh and learn with us.

Food and drink will be available. The event will be easily accessible with free parking. Sponsors: Marble Springs State Historic Farmstead, Gov. John Sevier Memorial Assoc., Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association Marble Spring Historic Farmstead 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: All Day $5; Family $20; Evening Ghost Stories $5 more 865.429.1783  http://www.smokymountaintellers.org