All over Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia, there is nothing to do…April Fools! We have a ton of silly and fun delights for the whole family to partake in. So wake up on Saturday, pull a prank on a child, then get out there and get to some of the many events going on. The short list consists of Bubble Guppies to watch, yoyos to play with, and footballs to throw, a mishmash of fairy tales in North End Halifax and plenty of tea at the Forum. The long list is on the Urban Parent Calendar!
1. Bubble bubble. Guppy guppies. <clap clap> Bubble Guppies! Know that song? Always dreamed of seeing it live?? This Sunday you can because Molly, Gill, and all the other mertoddlers are Live and Ready to Rock at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of show and will be available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, by phone at (902) 494-3820, and online at Sonic Concerts.
2. Have you been to the oldest children’s bookstore in Canada? Well Woozles on Birmingham Street in Downtown Halifax is hosting a Yoyo Workshop, Introduction to Modern Yoyoing, on April Fool’s SaturDay, so there’s your chance! One of the world’s oldest toys has come a long way since 500 BC and capable of doing crazy tricks like the ‘Man on the Flying Trapeze’. The instructor, no foolin’, is an 11-year-old boy. The workshop is for ages 7 and up, $10 per person, and is filling up fast, so give the staff at Woozles a call at 902-423-7626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can!
3. The North West Arm Minor Football Association is hosting a Free Football Clinic for children aged 7-14 looking to be Rebels. Huddle up and see if tackle football is the right sport at the BMO Indoor Soccer Centre on Thomas Raddall Drive on Friday evening at 7. The Rebels’ football season is right around the corner!
4. Child’s Play Theatre presents their latest production for kids and families, The Storybook, written by Rebecca Babcock. Watch through the eyes of two modern kids, a pastiche of traditional European fairy tales complete with timeless silliness. The performance at the Bus Stop Theatre plays Friday evening at 6:30, Saturday and Sunday at 1, 3, and 6. Admission is $10, $5 for children under 12. Purchase tickets online at www.tickethalifax.com, reserve by emailing email@example.com, or bring cash (only) to the door.
5. Get ready for a parTea and some hospitaliTea steeped by HumaniT at The Halifax Tea Festival! At the Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre on Saturday from 10-5, tea merchants from all over the Maritimes will be serving up their best. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door will get you and your brewed access to not only plenty of tea, but workshops, art displays, food, and more!