Arts For Life Children’s Festival




The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities, and opportunities for kids to express their creativity. The weekend features both ticketed and free events and activities for your 4 to 12 year old children; theatre performances, family-friendly music and entertainment, a Creative Zone, dance and visual arts activities, and much more!

The event takes place May 1, 2, and 3, 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS:


Mini Pop Kids

Mini Pop Kids
Are you ready to experience a dance party like no other? This high energy, interactive concert will have both children and adults dancing in the aisles as the Mini Pops rock the house with family friendly versions of the latest hits by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, and more! Get ready to captivated by Canadaʼs most talented young performers, the Mini Pop Kids!

Showtime: Friday, May 1, 2015
Location: Hammerson Hall
Tickets: $20.00 - $35.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Canadian Theatre Tout a Trac production of Alice in Wonderland, written and directed by Hugo Belanger. Alice refuses to do her schoolwork. She prefers to play and daydream in her father’s study where she stumbles across a strange rabbit that nibbles on books. Wanting to stop him from eating all the books, she follows him into his rabbit hole. That is how she discovers Wonderland, a world inhabited by many strange characters: an egg sitting on a wall who is afraid to fall, a philosopher caterpillar, a mad hatter, the queen of a castle of cards who loves to cut off heads... an intriguing universe where the rabbits are always late and where arguments lead to friendship.

Showtime: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: RBC Theatre
Tickets: $10.00 - $20.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
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DINO-Light

DINO-Light
Lightwire Theater presents DINO-Light as created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance where electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. Truly unique and visually dazzling, DINO (formally known as Darwin) has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance audiences all over the world.

Showtime: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Hammerson Hall
Tickets: $15.00 - $25.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
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Classical Music for Kids

Classical Music for Kids
The Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) is an exciting new division of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO). The MSYO is divided into two ensembles: a chamber strings ensemble for youth ages 9-12, and a full symphonic orchestra for mature young adults. Thanks to the support of the Living Arts Centre (LAC), the MSYO is able to provide rehearsal and performance activities in LAC’s impressive professional facilities. The MSYO perform original versions of popular classical repertoire; there are no performances of simplified classics.

Showtime: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Location: RBC Theatre
Tickets: $10.00 - $20.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
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Splash 'N Boots

Splash 'N Boots & Circus Jonathan Variety Show
Circus Jonathan (20 minute opener) is a one man circus show performer. He is a juggler, unicyclist, balloon sculptor, ladder balancer, globe walker, actor, stilt dancer, strongman, and improvisation comedy performer. He has performed in 12 countries around the world and 9 provinces across Canada. His career highlights include winning a 'World According to Guinness' TV show endurance juggling contest with three 16 pound bowling balls. He has also appeared as a stunt clown in the feature film BILLY MADISON with Adam Sandler. Other TV appearances include the Juno Awards, Sesame Park, and most recently the Rick Mercer Report.

Nominated for a 2014 JUNO award for Children’s Album of the Year and twice crowned Canadian Children’s Music Group of the Year at the Sirius XM Independent Music Awards, Treehouse TV’s SPLASH ‘N BOOTS are carving their mark into the rich history of Canadian Children’s Music. From Dubai to Italy, Bermuda, Australia, and across both Canada and the USA, SPLASH ‘N BOOTS tour extensively to bring their high energy musical show to families around the globe. Described as ‘Cutting Edge Children’s Entertainment’ by the Globe and Mail, the show is a fun filled, hilarious family concert. Watch them daily on Treehouse TV.

Showtime: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Location: RBC Theatre
Tickets: $10.00 - $20.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
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Imagination Movers

Imagination Movers
The Imagination Movers bring their live stage show Back in Blue to the Living Arts Centre on May 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. You'll be singing, dancing, laughing, learning, and most importantly, you'll be doing it with your family. The Imagination Movers story is the ultimate example of the power of imagination. In 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith – had an idea. They thought kids wanted and deserved music that spoke to them, not down to them. They started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest sensation of their musical city, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks and playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime.

Showtime: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Location: Hammerson Hall
Tickets: $26.00 - $36.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Show suitable for ages 2-12.
CLICK HERE for ticket information.

FREE FUN!

FREE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (May 2-3)

• Interactive Inflatables
• Undersea Crawl Zone
• Rainbow Castle
• Hide n Seek Maze
• Face Painting
• Community Stage with Musical and Dance Performances
• Kids OPEN Mic Events

FREE INDOOR ACTIVITIES (May 2-3)

• Arts and Crafts Stations Creative Zone
• Exhibitions featuring Children's Activities and Demonstrations
• And Much More!

For more information on this event, visit: www.livingartscentre.ca.

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