Fun-filled Summer Shows for Kids at the National Gallery of Canada every Thursday at 12:30 pm beginning 6 July
Ottawa, Canada - June 21, 2000
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The National Gallery of Canada will be Kidding Around again this summer. Every Thursday at 12:30 pm, from 6 July to 31 August, the National Gallery presents Heat Waves, a summer performing arts series of fabulous family entertainment. Kidding Around features lunchtime concerts such as zany theatre, animated songs, educational stories, and music from all over the world. Admission is free.
Favourites Dufflebag Theatre, Al Simmons, and Jack Grunsky are returning to the Gallery to entertain children with their talent and wit. New this year is Magician Danys Hamel, an exceptional illusionist who is sure to please both young and old. And, the music group Madéraz, who will perform on 20 July during the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, is also new to the Gallery's Kidding Around program. The group will introduce families to the vibrant sounds of Latin America. The series wraps up on 31 August with a special world music performance created by children - Ottawa's Baobab Youth Performers entertain us on drums and percussion instruments from many different cultures.
Kidding Around takes place in the National Gallery of Canada's outdoor Amphitheatre. This informal setting lends itself to first time concert goers, large groups from day camps and veteran patrons who come back year after year. Concerts will be moved into the Gallery's indoor Auditorium in case of inclement weather or when the artist's production requires the facilities offered indoors. (For instance, the Al Simmons presentation will take place indoors on 27 July. Parents and daycamp organizers are encouraged to arrive early. Seating is limited.)
Participants are encouraged to bring along a hat, plenty of sunscreen and cool drinks for all the Heat Waves concerts. Take advantage of the cool atmosphere inside the National Gallery after the shows; admission to the permanent collection is free for everyone, every day. The summer exhibition Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape on view until 27 August, is free to children under 12.
The National Gallery of Canada is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Thursdays to 8 pm.
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