Kid-Friendly Weekend – February 26-27

Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda is a series of free artistic programs designed for children and families which runs from the last weekend in September through April. This popular performing arts series on the Rotunda Stage offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The programs run every Saturday at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm (each performance lasts around 45 minutes). The 1 pm performances are sign language interpreted.

This week’s performer is Madison Ballet

Madison Ballet returns to the Rotunda Stage for an “off-stage and personal” look at what it’s really like to be a dancer. Take part in a ballet class warm up, see the dancers practice their barre and center floor work, and watch a rehearsal up close. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the Madison Ballet like never before!

Art After Overture Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 am – 5 pm. Stop by the Central Library for art activities, special book displays and more, inspired by performances at Overture Center for the Arts’ Kids in the Rotunda series. Activities will be available from 9 am-5 pm in the Children’s Room. This FREE event takes place every Saturday after Kids in the Rotunda.

Kid Disco at the Great-Dane Hilldale 11 – 2 Saturday, Feb. 26. An event for the entire family, Kid Disco! DJ Nick Nice plays music the whole family can enjoy. Kids get to dance away the winter blues, and adults can have fun too! All in the comfort of our Pool Hall. $5 cover. Every Saturday through March 12 (Has anyone gone to this? We’d love to hear what it’s like!)

Little Miss Ann (music for tots) at the High Noon Saloon Saturday at 3 pm. Cost is $10 ($5 kids).

“In a great city called Chicago there is a 5’2 woman (thus the name) playing a guitar and singing tunes for kids. “Little Miss Ann” has been teaching at the pride of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music for 4 years. At Old Town, she sings with the wee ones and their parents tunes that they can’t get out of their heads.

“Little Miss Ann” brings a different sound and face to kids music. She uses her experience as a first-generation filipina-american woman, a Chicago Public school teacher, mother, and band frontwoman to inspire a grand ole time.”

Zoo To You, Sunday Feb. 27 at 2 pm at the Central Library: Enjoy getting nose-to-nose with furred and feathered residents of Henry Vilas Zoo!

Earth Partnership for Families “Nature Stories,” drop-in program, Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 – 4 pm at the UW Arboretum.

Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: “Nature Stories.” Family Day at the Arboretum will focus on nature literature for children as our naturalists read and tell their favorite nature stories. A naturalist-led walk takes place at 1:30 pm.

Know of any other family-friendly events taking place this weekend? Feel free to mention them in the comments!

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