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The Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival, Celebrate Mexico 2010 and Multicultural Children's Book Festival

Performance Schedule: Roof Level

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A Sub-navigation for the differnt locations

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

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.)

1–1:45 p.m.
Rocknoceros (K/SI)
Musical power-trio for children
2:45–3:30 p.m.
Coral Cantigas
Latin American chorus
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Pan American Symphony Orchestra
Latin American classical repertoire

Theater Lab

Tickets are required for performances in the Theater Lab.

(Tickets will be passed out in front of the Theater Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance.)

12:30–1:05 p.m.
Shane Evans & R. Gregory Christie (K/SI)
Book readings
2:00–2:35 p.m.
Laurence Yep & Jacqueline Woodson (K/SI)
Book readings
3:45–4:20 p.m.
Alma Flor Ada & Joseph Bruchac (K/SI)
Book readings

Volkswagen "Doodle Bug" (K)

With a special "dry erase" surface, a 2009 New "Teachers Edition" Beetle is ready to become a one-of-a-kind vehicle decorated by VW fans and creative minds! South Plaza, 12-6 p.m.


Costumed Characters and Book Signings (K)

Mosby the Kennedy Center Cat and the NSO's Maestro Mouse make for great photos! Plus, meet your favorite authors and illustrators signing their books at the Multicultural Children's Book Festival in the Atrium.


The Tastes of Mexico

Visit the South Plaza for delicious street food like Quesadillas and Carne Asada along with refreshing beverages with outdoor seating (cash only).

Food Carts and Refreshment Stations (inside and outside) feature hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, and light fare. Refreshing beverages such as beer, soda, and water will also be available (cash only).

The KC Café (Terrace Level) features similar fare plus a salad bar, sandwiches, and beverages—with plenty of indoor seating (all major credit cards accepted).


Tweet Us!

Share your impressions of the day with us through Twitter @kencen. Tweet using hashtag #kcopen and look for the live Twitter feed on the monitors in the halls. You may see your tweet!