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Kidsplosure Activities

Moore Square

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Please note that Kidsplosure is Saturday and Sunday only. On Friday, you can enjoy the Artsplosure Art Market, as well as our Main Stage!

Paul Klee House Art

Woven Mat Drawings

Draw on a woven mat of your favorite colors just like Paul Klee. Weave paper into a matt then draw a picture of your fun day.

Children painting

Funky Picasso Portraits

Picture yourself as a Funky Picasso portrait. Use silly stickers and colorful markers to create a portrait on a pin you can wear home.

Children making picture frames

Masterpiece Framing

Frame and take home a masterpiece from the NC Museum of Art. Create an amazing picture frame for an art postcards donated by NC Museum of Art.

Kidsplosure Stage

Moore Square

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Sponsored by: Target
Media Sponsor: Yelp.com

Meredith Suzuki Teaching Violin To Young Children Outdoors

Meredith Suzuki Violin

11:00 a.m.

Violinist and teacher Shinichi Suzuki developed what is known today as the “Suzuki Method” after he realized the implications of the fact that children all over world learn to speak their native tongue effortlessly. He began to apply the basic concepts of language development to the learning of music and named his method Talent Education. Suzuki believed that “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.” Here at Meredith College we have adopted Suzuki’s philosophy that every child can learn to play a musical instrument.

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Michelle's Magical Poodles In A Red Wagon

Magical Poodles

12:00 p.m.

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid who started the show. Cupid was an abandoned poodle who was found by Florida Poodle Rescue and then adopted by me, Poodle Mama in 2000. While searching for a companion for Cupid, I contacted long time Poodle Breeder, Rose Thompson in 2001. She had been saving a special half brother and sister which turned out to be my Pirouette and Blondie. Now, I had my Poodle Troupe. This was the beginning of Michelle’s Magical Poodles. In 2006 Mrs Thompson graced me with Emilio and Apollo in 2010. Then, 2014 brought us our new baby, Tallulah Jane. While Cupid is now in doggie heaven, we continue to honor him for the star that he was.

All About Dogs is an educational entertaining experience. Teaching animal awareness, responsible dog ownership, and safety around dogs

Special Emphasis is placed on the history of dogs, their original jobs and the importance of service dogs.

Also included is, “Having fun with your dog”, a trick training demonstration. Learn the secrets of teaching a dog to jump through a hoop, fetch and retrieve, dance and many more.

Our show is approximately 25 minutes, with a meet and greet after the show.

Learn, be entertained and have a dog gone good time!

michellesmagicalpoodles.com

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The Bard in the Yard Shakespeare Experience

1:30 p.m.

Seed Art Share celebrates shared arts experiences for Triangle performers, patrons, and the people they love! Our goal is to explore theatre while sharing stories, resources, environments, families, challenges, and even roles.

seedraleigh.org

Ur Mom - Four Teenage Girls Screaming Into The Camera

Ur Mom

3:00 p.m.

UrMom is a Rock band comprised of 4 teenage girls that hail from Wake Forest, NC. They’ve been playing together for about 2 1/2 years and have been melting walls, faces and hearts all over the Triangle region.

Simone, Bloody Fingers, Provencher sings and plays Bass; Olivia, Guppy, Fisher plays Guitar, with Elizabeth, Pixie, Klein on Keys & Vocals and Callie, Egglet, Klein on Drums.

urmomband.com

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The Bard in the Yard Shakespeare Experience

4:00 p.m.

Seed Art Share celebrates shared arts experiences for Triangle performers, patrons, and the people they love! Our goal is to explore theatre while sharing stories, resources, environments, families, challenges, and even roles.

seedraleigh.org

TeenFest Winners Of Raleigh Group Photo

Winners from TeenFest Raleigh

5:45 p.m.

See winners from Raleigh’s own hosted TeenFest!

TeenFest Foundation Mission Statement: Develop and nurture teen community leaders by serving as a conduit to teen leadership experiences with local and state coalitions, specifically in the areas of substance abuse prevention and violence reduction.

teenfest.org

Kidsplosure Stage

Moore Square

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Sponsored by: Target
Media Sponsor: Yelp.com

Michelle's Magical Poodles In A Red Wagon

Magical Poodles

11:00 a.m.

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid who started the show. Cupid was an abandoned poodle who was found by Florida Poodle Rescue and then adopted by me, Poodle Mama in 2000. While searching for a companion for Cupid, I contacted long time Poodle Breeder, Rose Thompson in 2001. She had been saving a special half brother and sister which turned out to be my Pirouette and Blondie. Now, I had my Poodle Troupe. This was the beginning of Michelle’s Magical Poodles. In 2006 Mrs Thompson graced me with Emilio and Apollo in 2010. Then, 2014 brought us our new baby, Tallulah Jane. While Cupid is now in doggie heaven, we continue to honor him for the star that he was.

All About Dogs is an educational entertaining experience. Teaching animal awareness, responsible dog ownership, and safety around dogs

Special Emphasis is placed on the history of dogs, their original jobs and the importance of service dogs.

Also included is, “Having fun with your dog”, a trick training demonstration. Learn the secrets of teaching a dog to jump through a hoop, fetch and retrieve, dance and many more.

Our show is approximately 25 minutes, with a meet and greet after the show.

Learn, be entertained and have a dog gone good time!

michellesmagicalpoodles.com

Mary Kate Ayers Smiling With Her Guitar

Mary Kate Ayers

12:00 p.m.

Lang Sisters Outside Posing Under A Tree With A Guitar

The Lang Sisters

12:45 p.m.

The Lang Sisters is a band formed in 2012, by Chloe and Jessica Lang. Chloe, 18, and Jessica, 14, enjoy playing everything from bluegrass, country, and folk.

They have recently been named as Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars (facebook.com/TomorrowsBluegrassStars).
The Lang Sisters started playing guitar in 2011 and were mentored by talented adults in various bluegrass jams in the Piedmont of North Carolina. They joined the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians (ChamJAM), (affiliated with the Regional Jam program) in 2012 and remain actively involved with the program, performing extensively at festivals, fiddlers’ conventions, weddings, nursing homes, arts programs, civic and corporate functions, fund raisers and Christian outreach events.

The Lang Sisters are members of International Bluegrass Music Association, Pinecone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association and North Carolina Bluegrass Association.
Additionally, The Lang Sisters performed in 2013 and 2014 at the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. They also performed at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport as part of RDU’s IBMA Salute to Bluegrass Series in both 2013 and 2014.

Jessica also plays mandolin and continues to win accolades for her flatpicking guitar work, as well as vocals at multiple competitions, along with Chloe at various fiddlers’ conventions throughout the state. The sisters have placed in multiple categories at Seagroves, High Falls, Surry, Hoppin John’s and Mt. Airy fiddlers’ conventions. The Lang Sisters placed at the NC State Fair Folk Festival in the adult duet category, despite their young age of 11 and 15 at the time.

thelangsisters.com

One Tribe Drum Circle Performing On Stage

One Tribe Drum Circle

1:15 p.m.

One Tribe… One Heartbeat… One Sound

One Tribe is a gathering of sounds and rhythms, energy and togetherness.

Started off as a side project from local Raleigh gatherings, One Tribe has now taken shape into a journey of musical exploration. Creating not only traditional rhythms, but extending out into multi-cultural landscapes.

Multiple people, multiple personalities, multiple instruments… One Purpose… Unity.

onetriberhythms.com

Michelle's Magical Poodles In A Red Wagon

Magical Poodles

2:45 p.m.

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid who started the show. Cupid was an abandoned poodle who was found by Florida Poodle Rescue and then adopted by me, Poodle Mama in 2000. While searching for a companion for Cupid, I contacted long time Poodle Breeder, Rose Thompson in 2001. She had been saving a special half brother and sister which turned out to be my Pirouette and Blondie. Now, I had my Poodle Troupe. This was the beginning of Michelle’s Magical Poodles. In 2006 Mrs Thompson graced me with Emilio and Apollo in 2010. Then, 2014 brought us our new baby, Tallulah Jane. While Cupid is now in doggie heaven, we continue to honor him for the star that he was.

All About Dogs is an educational entertaining experience. Teaching animal awareness, responsible dog ownership, and safety around dogs

Special Emphasis is placed on the history of dogs, their original jobs and the importance of service dogs.

Also included is, “Having fun with your dog”, a trick training demonstration. Learn the secrets of teaching a dog to jump through a hoop, fetch and retrieve, dance and many more.

Our show is approximately 25 minutes, with a meet and greet after the show.

Learn, be entertained and have a dog gone good time!

michellesmagicalpoodles.com

Performance Edge Singing In Black Tuxedos And Sparkly Blue Dresses

Performance Edge

3:30 p.m.

Performance Edge is an educational cultural arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide superior performance arts training and opportunities that will attract a diverse group of young people. Through intensive individual and group training and performances, Performance Edge strives to enhance the cultural life of the entire community.

performanceedge.net

Jeghettos With Dinosaur Puppet

Jeghetto’s Puppets

4:30 p.m.

Promoting oneness through the magic of puppetry, Tarrish Pipkins makes his puppets come alive!

jeghetto.com