Summer Fun Thursdays

Summer Fun Thursdays

School is out and Summer Fun is in session beginning August 3rd when MacArthur Center kicks off Summer Fun Thursdays. The weekly family-friendly entertainment series takes place every Thursday in August at 1 p.m. in Center Court on Level One. 

From bubbles and magic, to 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.  Check-in starts at 11:30AM


Thursday, August 3rd - Hurrah Players "Pinkalicious"

Enjoy a special mini performance of the Hurrah Player's "Pinkalicous"! Based on the wildly popular book series – PINKALICIOUS, this delightful musical follows the story of young Pinkalicious who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. For more details on the full performance, go to http://www.hurrahplayers.com/

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for a free Brewster's Chicken pink ice cream
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free "Pinkalicious" book
  • Free Art Class:  Cotton candy cone craft with wall mural drawing of favorite pink foods (cotton candy, bubble gum and of course cupcakes!) at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts Art Gallery from 2-3PM. Class is limited to 100 children. Sign up here

Thursday, Aug. 10 - Mad Science "Spin, Pop, Boom!"

Witness amazing feats of chemistry in Mad Science's "Spin, Pop, Boom!" show as you explore all sorts of spectacular reactions! Marvel at demonstrations as they release genies from bottles and spew massive columns of foam with the use of catalysts!

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for TBD 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free magic growing tree kit
  • Free Art Class:  Monster art creation in a Mad Science lab with wall mural drawings of science lab tools and monsters at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts Art Gallery from 2-3PM. Class is limited to 100 children. Sign up here

 

Thursday, August 17- Soap Bubble Circus

The Soap Bubble Circus will amaze and delight children of all ages with their engaging and educational Soap Bubble Performance. Steve Langley is a Guinness World Record holder, featured in "Ripley's Believe it, or Not", and traveling as far away as China to share his Bubbles. You will see things that you have never seen before with soap bubbles and you will learn things about soap bubbles that you never knew before!

  • Free Treat:  The first 100 to check-in receive a voucher for for a free California Pizza Kitchen kid's cheese pizza. 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 people will receive free bubble wands
  • Free Art Class:  Make your own bubble wand and bubble art with wall mural drawings of clowns and circus animals at ORIGIN, The Governor's School for the Arts Art Gallery from 2-3PM. Class is limited to 100 children. Sign up here

     

Thursday, Aug.24-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 children to check-in at the event receive a voucher for TBD
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free magic wand.
  • Free Art Class:  

Thursday, Aug. 31-Interactive Kids Extravaganza

Enjoy a meet and greet with “Cooke Mouse” 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 children to check-in receive a voucher for a free Barnes & Noble Cafe cookie 
  • Free Giveaway:  The first 300 children will receive a free cookie mouse craft
  • Free Art Class:  TBD