This summer in Atlanta is off to a hot, rainy start, but we’re keeping things nice and cool and the Center for Puppetry Arts! This month, we have a legen-dairy Family Series production, Tale Time and toddler activities, an Explore Puppetry Series workshop for adults, guided tours and more! Take a look at our schedule for July and make your plans to come see us this summer!
On stage in the Family Series through July 29: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Cows that type? Chickens on strike?? Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears! Join the barnyard fun in this adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. This show is presented in the Mainstage Theater, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop is the Click, Clack, Cow Hand Puppet.
In the Worlds of Puppetry Museum all month: Guided tours of the Global Collection take place Tuesday-Friday at 1 pm, Saturday at 11 am. Guided tours of the Jim Henson Collection take place Tuesday-Friday at 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Behind-the-scenes tours take place Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.
On display in the Special Exhibit Gallery through July 15: Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls! Indian Puppets celebrate the cultural range of India by exploring the diversity of puppetry techniques and genres across the subcontinent. Learn how puppetry has been used in India for over a millennium as an important storytelling tool, while seeing both traditional and contemporary pieces. This special exhibit is included with Museum admission.
July 3: Toddler Tuesday. This month’s theme is Music! This interactive museum program is designed for ages 2-4, and includes special games, puppet making, dancing, story time and more!
July 3: Tale Time: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.
July 4: CENTER CLOSED. Happy Fourth of July!
July 5: Tale Time: selected stories from Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook
July 10: Tale Time: Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
July 12: Tale Time: A Bucket of Blessings by Kabir Sehgal and Suristha Sehgal
July 12: Lunchtime Culture. Hear about Kermit the Frog’s creator, Jim Henson, and his passion for the environment. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an active amphibian conservation program. Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator, will showcase a few interesting frogs and share how these animals help promote conservation through education programs for all ages. 12-1 pm at the Center for Puppetry Arts. FREE. Program runs about 20 minutes with time to explore the galleries after the presentation.
July 15: India exhibit closes
July 15: Mobile Dairy Classroom! See a cow on stage, then meet a real cow with the Mobile Dairy Classroom! The Mobile Dairy Classroom is operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk, and it features a fully operational milking parlor containing a live cow used for milking and feeding demonstrations. This event is free with your paid admission to Click, Clack, Moo.
July 16: Explore Puppetry Series: Personality Type in the Puppetry World. In this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of your individual personality, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Then, through interactive group activities, learn how your type impacts your personal expression of creativity and where your strengths and challenges will likely lie in the vast world and business of puppetry. LEVEL: Beginner; ages 18 & up. $20 Member, $30 nonmember
July 17: Tale Time: The Beckoning Cat by Koko Nishizuka
July 19: Tale Time: Zomo the Rabbit by Gerald McDermott
July 21: Kubo and the Two Strings film screening. 5 pm. Included with museum admission.
July 24: Tale Time: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy
July 26: Tale Time: Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
July 31: Tale Time: Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales