2014 Summer Fun Thursdays
School is out and Summer Fun is in session beginning Aug. 7 when MacArthur Center kicks off Summer Fun Thursdays. The weekly family-friendly entertainment series takes place every Thursday, Aug. 7-28 at 1 p.m. in Center Court. From mad science 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.
The Summer Fun Thursdays entertainment lineup:
Thursday, Aug. 7
• 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!
• The first 100 people to check-in at the event receive a voucher for a free kids’ meal from Chili’s.
Thursday, Aug. 14
• Interactive Kids’ Extravaganza – Enjoy a meet and greet with Llama Llama courtesy of Barnes & Noble at TCC, watch as A1 Party Artists create 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.
• The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free pretzel from Auntie Anne’s.
Thursday, Aug. 21
• Rainbow Puppet Productions – Be led on a musical review of animal songs and stories during Rainbow Puppet Productions performance of “Creatures Great and Small.” During the course of the program, you’ll meet all sorts of marine life including singing fish, a Blue Crab and a Fiddler Crab. Farley the Fiddler Crab will lead the audience in a blue-grass styled hoe-down and Bert the Blue Heron will perform a high-stepping big band number. Other highlights include "The Three Little Pig Opera" and a pair of singing dinosaurs.
• The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free milk and cookie at Barnes & Noble at TCC.
Thursday, August 28
• Mad Scientists will captivate kids and adults alike with an electrifying, high-energy show full of exciting experiments and demonstrations of science in action. The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.
• The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free kids’ pizza from California Pizza Kitchen.