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Open House Arts Festival and Multicultural Children's Book Festival 2009: Stage and Street Spectacular Open House Arts Festival 2009 Multicultural Children's Book Festival 2009

Performance Schedule: All Locations

Programs, schedules, and artists subject to change without notice.

No. 1 Boulevard du Président

12-12:45 p.m.
The Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars Jump Rope Team  

Competitive jump rope team

12:45-1:30 p.m., 3:45-4:30 p.m., & 5:15-6 p.m.
The Alberti Flea Circus  

Old world flea circus with new tricks

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Daniel Burley 

Entertainer, humorist, and magician

2:15-2:45 p.m.
Urban Artistry

Hip-hop arts and break dancing

3-3:45 p.m.
Pete Moss and the Bog Band

Irish folk music by young players

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Magic Brian

World renowned magician

No. 2 Boulevard du Président

12-12:45 p.m., 3-3:45 p.m., & 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Hôtel des Hortensias

This play shows everyday life in wild ways

12:45-1:30 p.m.
Béron  

Amazingly clumsy juggling, acrobatics, and magic

1:30-2:15 p.m.
The Unicycle Lady™  

One lady, one wheel, one impressive act

2:15-3 p.m.
Magic Brian

World renowned magician

 
5:15-6 p.m.
Petit Monsieur in Wait a Second

What do you get when you match man with technology? Laughs.

No. 3 Rue de la Fontaine

12-12:45 p.m.
Pete Moss and the Bog Band

Irish folk music by young players

12:45-1:30 p.m. & 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Petit Monsieur in Out of Order

Man fights phone booth

2:15-3 p.m.
Béron  

Amazingly clumsy juggling, acrobatics, and magic

3-3:45 p.m.
The Unicycle Lady™  

One lady, one wheel, one great act

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Mark Lohr

Vaudevillian super clown

 

No. 4 Rue de la Fontaine

12-12:45 p.m.
Mark Lohr  

Vaudevillian super clown

12:45-1:30 p.m. 
Magic Brian

World renowned magician

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Pete Moss and the Bog Band

Irish folk music by young players

2:15-3 p.m.
Lesole’s Dance Project

Modern and Afro-Fusion dance styles

3-3:45 p.m. & 5:15-6 p.m.
The Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars Jump Rope Team

Competitive jump rope team

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Daniel Burley

Entertainer, humorist, and magician

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Béron  

Amazingly clumsy juggling, acrobatics, and magic

Île de la Cité

12-2:30 p.m. & 3:30-6 p.m.
Polyglot Puppet Theatre: We Built This City   

Using creative powers and cardboard box construction, kids build their ideal city.

12-12:30 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., & 5:30-6 p.m.
DJ Lunch Money

Soul, funk, reggae, disco, hip-hop—he plays it all

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Band

Keeping things tropical while empowering kids through the steel drums

2:30-3:30 p.m.
PT Walkley

New York rocker with a storyteller's soul

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mambo Sauce

A music group just as flavorful as its namesake

Place des Artistes

12-6 p.m.
NSO Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"  

A project of the NSO Women's Committee
Children get hands on with Orchestra instruments

12-6 p.m.
Ubaldo Sanchez Hernandez: Alfombra de Asserin

Guatemalan artist makes sidewalk carpet from natural materials

12-6 p.m.
Edwin Fontánez's Washington Chalk Festival  

Create a sidewalk masterpiece with chalk

12-6 p.m.
National Children's Museum Juggling Activity  

Make festive juggling balls then learn the basics of juggling

12-6 p.m.
Storm Chaser

See the ABC 7/WJLA-TV mobile weather unit

12:15-1 p.m., 3:15-4 p.m., & 5-5:45 p.m.
Travelin' Jack and Company  

Puppets tell amazing tales

1:15-1:45 p.m., & 4:15-4:45 p.m.
La Voile  

Aerialist performs hanging high in the air in front of the theater

2:15-3 p.m.
Mark Lohr's "Be a Star" Workshop  

Learn tricks of the trade from a Vaudevillian super clown

Concert Hall

12-1 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.
National Symphony Orchestra with l'Arsenal à Musique  
Carnival of the Animals

Lively choreography and life size puppets vividly illustrate the music

4-4:45 p.m.
U.S. Navy Commodores Big Band

Brassy swing in big band style

6-7 p.m.
Byron Cage [ASL] [OC]  

Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration features Stellar Award winner performing his biggest hits and new music from his forthcoming CD, Faithful to Believe (Verity Records)

Millennium Stage South

1-2 p.m.
Mambo Sauce

A music group just as flavorful as its namesake

3-3:45 p.m.
Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Band  

Kids keep things tropical through the steel drums

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Urban Artistry

Hip-hop arts and break dancing

Eisenhower Theater

1:30-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m.
L'Arsenal à Musique
The Ark

Acrobats, musicians, and breathtaking images

Family Theater

(Tickets are required for performances in the Family Theater. Tickets will be passed out in front of the Family Theater 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance, limit 4 tickets per person.)

12:15-1 p.m.
Lesole’s Dance Project

Modern and Afro-Fusion dance styles

2-2:45 p.m. & 3:30-4:15 p.m.
The Kennedy Center's Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency

See tomorrow's ballerinas today

5-5:45 p.m.
Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Tomorrow's opera stars let their voices rise

Atrium Bookstore

12-6 p.m.
14th Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival

Meet authors and illustrators and shop hundreds of titles

Theater Lab Dance Hall

12:15-1 p.m. & 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Chopteeth

Dance party with 14-piece Afrofunk orchestra

3:45-4:30 p.m. & 5-5:45 p.m.
Bio Ritmo

Dance party with salsa band

Terrace Theater

(Tickets are required for performances in the Terrace Theater. Tickets will be passed out in front of the Terrace Theater 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance, limit 4 tickets per person.)

12:15-1:15 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.
Striking Viking Story Pirates [ASL] [OC]  

Stories written by children brought to life on stage

3:45-4:25 p.m.
Multicultural Children’s Book Festival Storytellers
(Recommended for age 8 and under) [ASL] [OC]  

Shane W. Evans reading Olu’s Dream
Linda Sue Park reading Bee-Bim Bop! and Yum Yuck!
Tonya Bolden reading Rock of Ages

5:10-5:35 p.m.
Multicultural Children’s Book Festival Storytellers
(Recommended for age 9 and up) [ASL] [OC]  

Monica Brown reading Pelé, King of Soccer (in English and Spanish)
Anne Sibley O’Brien reading from After Ghandi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance

 

Strolling Performers

Throughout the day

Homocatodicus

Street video comedy duo

La Cabane de Pepe

Strolling puppet theater

Macadam Piano

Pianist on wheels

The Unicycle LadyTM

Wacky wheelie antics

Alberti Strolling Street Organ

20-pipe and bell 'portative organ'

The Tonys

Twin bodyguards ready to protect you

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