Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Newsone IS Mapping Black Santa Claus: Where To Find St. Nicks Of Color

Meet Santa Larry from the Mall of America

Updated from an earlier post

Looking for a Black Santa just became easier with Newsone's Santa Finder.  Where is Black Santa? Now families can track down a St. Nick of color across the country. From the Pacific northwest to rural Georgia, and a handful of spots in between, the U.S. has more Black Santas on deck than ever before. Visit Newsone to find a Black Santa in your area.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Lion King Trailer: Coming Summer 2019

Check out this trailer for the new version of The Lion King scheduled for a summer release.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. It’s Christmas Eve and the Johnson’s are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate – her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive!

Three wise cracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey take over the story. They are the three stooges incarnate from N.Y.C. who call themselves “The Real Rat Pack”. They go to many new lands of wonder: Candy Cane Land, Egypt, the Indian Rainforest/Bollywood, Jazzland, Russia, and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. With dazzling choreography, music and costumes, this is a holiday theater experience that all ages will enjoy!

At Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA on December 8 at 1:00 pm. and 7:00 pm. and December 9 at 2:00 pm. Call 866.811.4111.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

If you are in Washington, DC this holiday season enjoy Step Afrika's holiday performance. Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is the most vibrant holiday celebration in town! This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika!

Check out Step Afrika's Holiday Celebration in Washington, D.C.  at the Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 from December 14 - 30. Ticket price range from $25 for children to $5 for adults.

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

This holiday season, wishes do come true! Growing up, real-life brothers Bibi and Bichu wanted one thing: to someday join the circus. Now they're here to share their dream with you and your family at the New Victory Theater in New York City. Everyone will be grinning from ear to ear as agile tumblers ricochet around the stage, elastic contortionists twist into unfathomable shapes and expert jugglers exchange an endless array of objects. Let the infectious joy and effervescent energy of Ethiopia's astonishing circus artists warm your heart and inspire you to dream big.

As teens, brothers Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam caught sight of a teacher juggling oranges on the school playground, and after joining in the action the pair haven't stopped since. Inspired by their own childhood dreams of joining a circus, the duo has sponsored Circus Wingate, a circus school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, since 2010. There, they discovered the talented Konjowoch Troupe and formed Circus Abyssinia, the first Ethiopian circus made by and for Ethiopian artists.

They have traveled all over Europe with their troupe. Now see their performance at The New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 646.223.3010 from November 30, 2018–December 30, 2018.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Now that we have celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends and chased the bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can join the Global Giving Movement today. On Giving Tuesday we help others through the gift of our time, donations, goods or our voice. Learn more about what you can do to participate at https://www.givingtuesday.org/

For more suggestions on activities download the Kindness Calendar