ALMANAC BETWEEN ISSUES April 23, 2001


Annenberg Center's Penn Presents

17th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Special Penn Family Picnic and Opening Night Performance


Annenberg Center will kick off its 17th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival next Wednesday evening, May 2 with a special Penn Family Picnic and Opening Night Performance sponsored in part by Sansom Common. And we'd be delighted if you, your children or grandchildren, and their friends could join us for one or more of the Festival's wonderful programs:

Wednesday Evening, May 2--Penn Family Picnic & Opening Night Showcase

Friday Evening May 4--WXPN Kids' Corner Concert by Tom Paxton & Friends

Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6--Children's Festival Indoor & Outdoor Events

To encourage campus-wide family participation, we are pleased to offer the Penn community specially discounted $6 tickets for the Wednesday, May 2 Picnic & Performance and Friday, May 4 Kids Corner Performance (tickets otherwise priced at $10). To order tickets for the Festival's evening events and weekend performances, please stop by or call the Box Office at (215) 898-3900, open Monday-Saturday, between noon and 6 p.m.

The Wednesday, May 2 Opening Night Performance will feature a 5:30 p.m. Light Picnic of kid's food, soda, ice cream, balloons and outdoor entertainment on the Annenberg Center Plaza, followed by a 7 p.m. Festival Showcase performance in the Zellerbach Theatre, including a Galaxy of this year's Festival Stars: the music of folksinger Tom Paxton and the Robert Minden Duo, performances by the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats and the N'Dere Ugandan Drummers, and the tomfoolery of master clown Jim Jackson. The performance will be emceed by NBC-10's Renee Chenault-Fattah.

The 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 "Kids' Corner" Concert will feature WXPN's Cathy O'Connell in a live broadcast from the Zellerbach Theatre featuring folksingers Tom Paxton, and Ernie & Neil.

The Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6 Weekend Festival will include a broad range of performances by artists from around the world, plus some wonderful outdoor activities, including an arts & crafts fair where kids can make their own special Mother's Day gifts.

--Michael Rose, Managing Director, Annenberg Center/PENN Presents



Posted 4/23/01

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