What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

East Tennessee Historical Society May 30, 2014

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The East Tennessee Historical Society has free admission on Sundays. Located on Gay Street, it is a fun place to spend an afternoon.

 

The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove May 29, 2014

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The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will continue this year with a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. The free concerts, held the Second Saturday of each month, June through September, take place from 6-8 p.m. at The Cove in Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive.

The dates for this summer 2014 are:
June 14 – Hitmen
July 12 – Kitty Wampus
August 9 – Second Opinion
September 13 – Dave Freeman Band

 

Dates for Shakespeare in the Square

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Shakespeare in the Square

Suggested donation is $10.

 

Wonder Works May 28, 2014

If you haven’t taken the kids to Wonder Works, it is a lot of fun for older kids. There are things for younger kids to do, but if you don’t have a brave child you won’t get your money’s worth until about age 10. With that said, it is educational fun. They have lots of science exhibits, but they aren’t too boring. Everything is interactive with the kids, but because of this I can see how it would be frustrating waiting your turn on a busy day.

There are lots of things to do that are included with your admission. They have a neat ropes course , a climbing wall, extreme 360 bikes and some other rides. A few of them require tennis shoes, so plan ahead. View the live webcam here.

For an addition fee, or alone as a separate trip you can play laser tag or go to the magic show in the evenings. I think we may go back one night this summer to see the magician. You can view the schedule here. Wonder Works also has a party room for birthdays. View their party packages here, a basic package for 10 kids is $130.

Wonder Works isn’t cheap, but we didn’t do everything and we were still there three hours. It is all inside with air conditioning. That makes it a perfect field trip for a rainy day or a really hot day. They have a small AAA discount.

 

Sister Act at the Tennessee Theatre

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See Sister Act the weekend of December 5th.

$77.00; $67.00; $52.00 and $37.00 (plus applicable service fees)

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look; a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!

 

Annie at the Tennessee Theatre

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Annie is coming in January of 2015. Tickets are $77.00; $67.00; $52.00 and $37.00 (plus applicable service fees).

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

 

Back To The Future

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Take your kids (for free) to see “Back To The Future” at the historic Tennessee Theatre. Did I mention it is free, and in this beautiful venue? Details below:

 

The Tennessee Theatre invites the community to a First Friday open house and free movie screening of “Back to the Future” on June 6! The theater will hold its quarterly First Friday open house with backstage tours and organ music on the Mighty Wurlitzer from 5-7 p.m. Backstage tours of the historic theater will be offered at 5:15, 5:45 and 6:15 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be provided during the movie screening. A new digital projector donated by Regal Entertainment Group will be dedicated and the free movie screening will begin at 7 p.m. “Back to the Future,” the classic film starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, centers on a time travel DeLorean that takes average American teenager McFly back in time from 1985 to the 1955. A major goal of the nonprofit theater is to provide regular public access to the venue as a cultural asset belonging to the community. Several times a year, the Tennessee Theatre opens its doors for a free First Friday event for anyone in the community to enjoy the historic facility. This is not a ticketed event.