Summer Fun Thursdays

Summer Fun Thursdays

School is out and Summer Fun is in session beginning Aug. 6 when MacArthur Center kicks off Summer Fun Thursdays. The weekly family-friendly entertainment series takes place every Thursday, Aug. 6-27 at 1 p.m. in Center Court. From professional jugglers and magic, to puppet shows, face painting and crafts, the series offers interactive fun for kids of all ages, and all performances are free.

Pre-registration is not required; the first 100 to check-in at each weekly event receive a voucher for a free treat. 

Thursday, Aug.6-Rob Westcott the Magician

Award-winning magician Rob Westcott will amaze and entertain children of all ages. A Hampton Roads favorite, Rob is a classic magician in top hat and cape, but his magic is fun, fast and engages children in the wonder and joy of magic. Rob has delighted thousands of children and families at schools, libraries, birthday parties and banquets. At the end of each show the children magically produce Prince Charming – the world’s cutest live bunny! 
Free Treat:  The first 100 people to check-in at the event receive a voucher for a free kids’ meal from Firehouse Subs.
Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free magic wand.

Thursday, Aug. 13-Interactive Kids Extravaganza

Enjoy a meet and greet with “Bad Kitty” courtesy of Barnes & Noble at TCC, watch as Ryan The Balloon Guy creates amazing twisted balloon creations, have your face painted with unique, one-of-a-kind face painting designs and make fun pizza art with California Pizza Kitchen.
Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free pretzel from Auntie Anne’s. 
Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free “Bad Kitty” book.

Thursday, Aug. 20-Rainbow Puppet Productions “Take a Giant Leap”

Presented originally at the Smithsonian with the participation of Miss America and the Department of Education.  “Take a Giant Leap” celebrates the wonder of traveling by air… first by looking to the stars and dreaming… and then by creating planes and then rockets that travel through the sky.
Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free milk and cookie at Barnes & Noble at TCC. 
Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free space shuttle pencil and eraser.

Thursday, August 27-Tim Nolan, Professional Juggler 

A professional juggler and basketball entertainer who has performed at The White House, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Busch Gardens, The Guinness Museum in London, The Super Bowl, The World's Fair, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and holds the Guinness record for bounce-juggling 11 balls.
Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free kids’ pizza from California Pizza Kitchen.
Free Giveaway:  The first 300 people will receive a free pair of sunglasses.