Special Penn Family Picnic and Opening Night Performance
Annenberg Center will kick off its 17th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival tomorrow 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:
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.
For full details, see www.pennpresents.org/ or pick up a copy of the Festival brochure, available in the Annenberg Center.
--Michael Rose, Managing Director, Annenberg Center/Penn Presents
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 32, May 1, 2001