Entertain the kids

If you’re searching for ways to keep your kids entertained this summer, the Morris Arboretum and Penn Museum have got you covered. On Aug. 4 and 11, the Arboretum’s Summer Concert Series features kid-friendly events, sponsored by WXPN. The first, on Aug. 4, features Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, who perform lively, interactive, world music-infused tunes. The second, on Aug. 11, features Yosi & the Superdads, who will play songs from their award-winning albums, including “Super Kids Rock!” The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Azalea Meadow. Families can bring picnic baskets and blankets. Arboretum premier level members get free parking; PennCard holders will be charged $10 per carload; cars with no members pay $30.

For eight weeks, the Museum is hosting its Summer Wonder concert series, comprised of performance art, music and interactive demonstrations. Performances include: Daria’s Worldfest, featuring the multicultural musician Daria on June 22; “Chariot of the Sun,” an introduction to ancient Greece, on June 29; Mock Turtle Marionette Theater performing “Tinker Tailor, Puppet Maker,” on July 6; Colonial Music of Pennsylvania featuring David Hildebrand on July 13; the Ugandan dance, song and story performer Eda Nw Kakati on July 20; the Tunisian and Egyptian dance troupe Habiba Dance Ensemble on July 27; Project Capoeira, a dance group dedicated to the Afro-Brazilian art form on Aug. 3; and Piccirillio Scientellers performing “Dragons and Dreams” on Aug. 10. All performances run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Concerts are free with Museum admission.

For more information about the Arboretum concerts, go to www.morrisarboretum.org. To learn more about the Museum performances, go to www.penn.museum.

Originally published on June 9, 2011