Puppets are among the most child-friendly entertainment options, since their being anchored in place by arms prevents them from running amok and robbing liquor stores. Manipulate your way deeper into the hearts of children with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a year-long family membership to the Center for Puppetry Arts, a theater, museum, and education center devoted to all things attached to another person’s hand. Your family membership avails you of a host of special privileges, including:
- Free admission to the museum and special exhibits (including the exclusive Jim Henson exhibits)
- Free admission to all film screenings (including members-only Jim Henson films)
- Up to a 45% discount on adult and family performances
- Priority seating at family performances
- Special discounts on all Center events including workshops and educational classes
- A 10% discount to the museum store
- Members-only birthday-party opportunities
The Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978 as Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ceremonial ribbon. Since then, the Center has hosted hundreds of performances and acquired puppets from around the globe for its museum, as well as educated children and adults from all go-kart rides of life in the puppetry arts. Along with viewing museum exhibits such as the ultra-popular Jim Henson special exhibits, the whole family will delight in the Center’s live puppet performances, special holiday performances, international puppet films, and Jim Henson movies. Upcoming live performances include Hansel and Gretel, Everybody Loves Pirates, Charlotte’s Web, The Stinky Cheese Man, ”Wake Up Your Weird” with Lolly & Leslie, an interactive performance-style workshop helmed by the puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby, and the world premiere of the holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. More teen-tickling and adult-engaging performances herald Halloween with the macabre The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Demi-Omnibus. Explore a timeless fable of wartime friendship with A November Day: A War Story, and turn puppets into circus performers with the virtuosic Suspended Animation.
Children who find themselves playing air-Muppet after the live shows will get an opportunity to make their own puppet concept in create-a-puppet workshops—and even combine the two by attending workshops to make puppets they’ve seen in the shows, only with prettier dresses and bigger idiot-bonking clubs. Open the googly-eyed, string-powered doors of imagination and creative expression with today’s Groupon to the Center for Puppetry Arts.
You must activate your membership by August 22, 2010.
HelloAtlanta.com featured Center for Puppetry Arts, and Atlanta.net named it one of the “50 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta.” Yelpers and Kudzu users give the Center for Puppetry Arts an average of 4.5 stars. Judy’s Book reviewers give it four stars: > * I love the different shows throughout the year, the beautiful puppetry, and the puppet studio upstairs. – dswife, Judy’s Book > * I don’t know if there are other performing arts halls like this one elsewhere, but I’ve never seen one. Everyone should see at least one show here, it is wonderful. – Jennifer L., Judy’s Book > * treat yourself and have a break to this place. very entertaining, the place was awesome. Kids will love it here too. – Blueberry02, Kudzu
Belated Gifts for Beloved Dad
Yesterday was Father's Day. If this is news to you, you're probably one of those deadbeat kids we always hear about on the nightly news. Here are some belated Father's Day gifts that show you care, but not enough to remember the exact date of Father's Day.
* Utility knife made of a spork and a hand-sanitizer dispenser
* Get up before dawn to carve the words "Steve McQueen" into his car
* Glossy coffee-table book of pictures of Civil War–era catcher's mitts
* Homemade gift card reading, "IOU One Doing Something with My Life"
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Center for Puppetry Arts
When the Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were on hand to cut the ribbon. Fittingly, one of its first major exhibitions, The Art of the Muppets in 1981, attracted more than 50,000 attendees. Since then, the center has matured into a multifaceted complex equal parts museum, performance center, and hub for working artists.