|Philadelphia International Children’s Festival’s
Annual Penn Family Picnic & Performances: May 8
April 29, 2008, Volume 54, No. 31
In an effort to promote Penn’s family-friendly initiatives, the Provost’s Office and the Division of Human Resources want to share the following message.
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts cordially invite Penn faculty, staff and their children and friends to join us for the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival’s Annual Penn Family Picnic & Performances.
Don’t miss this artistic adventure filled with music, poetry, food, and fun! Your outdoor picnic dinner and desserts will be provided at no additional cost (tickets are required to attend; please see the details below). For additional details, please visit: http://pennpresents.org/events/childfest/.
Thursday, May 8
5:30 p.m.: The Picnic on the Annenberg Plaza begins, featuring “The Give & Take Jugglers”—a festival favorite for nearly 20 years!
7 p.m.: Performances begin in the Annenberg Center’s three theatres. This year’s performances focus on rhythm and words, and feature three highly talented ensembles presenting work across the cultural landscape:
• Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (www.bradyrymer.com) Addressing the complex issues facing children in song and story, this little rock ‘n’ roll band performs music that is moving, entertaining, and educational!
• Andes Manta (www.andesmanta.com) Performing on 35 traditional instruments, these four Ecuadorian brothers reveal the power and vibrancy within the music of their Andean heritage!
• Mayhem Poets (www.mayhempoets.com) Witty and wise, playful and educational, this trio of poets unleashes the creative power of language through hip-hop, poetry, and theatre!
Tickets to this event are extremely popular, so we encourage you to purchase yours as soon as possible. To order tickets, call (215) 898-3900 or visit the Box Office at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday from noon–6 p.m.
Tickets cost $7. This is a special Penn Family Price, so be sure to request the Penn Family Picnic & Performances tickets. We hope to see you there!
—Michael Rose, Managing Director,
Annenberg Center/Penn Presents
||Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could has been praised by critics and families across the country and has won numerous national awards, including the prestigious Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Awards.