Free Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center Nov. 12

The Woodruff Arts Center presents free programming on November 12 from 1 – 4 PM as part of the Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative. Attending families will experience a variety of educational and artistic programming for free at The Woodruff. Highlights include: at the Alliance Theatre, young audiences may learn how true beauty comes from within during a performance of Beautiful Blackbird, a rhythmic play inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan folktale. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will showcase the skills of their Talent Development Program during the Fall Musicale and invite young musicians to tap into their own talent with the Instrument Petting Zoo. Families may also explore art from all over the world at the High Museum of Art with tours tailored for each age group.

Alliance Theatre has taken their 2017/18 season On the Road but returns to the Rich Auditorium on November 12 for a special performance of Alice Between (best for children ages nine and up). Directed by Rosemary Newcott and written by Alliance/Kendeda Playwriting Competition finalist Neeley Gossett, this modern take on the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds Alice as a 7th grader on her first day of school. Written for and with middle schoolers, Alice Between finds a strong connection between Wonderland and middle school. Preregistration is required to attend this performance; please visitwoodruffcenter.org/familyfun to register for this event. For younger audiences, free performances of Beautiful Blackbird will bring Ashley Bryan’s inspired artwork to life in visceral and moving ways. Admission to Beautiful Blackbird will be first come, first served in person on the day of the event.

Families with young musicians and music-lovers alike will enjoy Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Musicale in Symphony Hall. This afternoon performance highlights the Talent Development Program, a program designed for musically gifted African-American and Latino students committed to pursuing a career in orchestral music. For children ready to make some noise on their own, the Instrument Petting Zoo is the perfect place to try out a violin, cello, trumpet and so much more!

The High Museum of Art’s programming, presented as part of Second Sundays, features the November theme Around the World in Thirty Days, which invites families to explore art from around the world…all inside of the High! For those ready to get moving, Art Movers (best for ages five and up) is the perfect way to view artwork in the galleries while making connections with movement. Young artists will also enjoy working with High Museum of Art teaching artists to create their own masterpieces. In addition, families may explore Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan. The exhibition celebrates the decades-long career of the prolific author and artist who has published children’s books in a dizzying array of styles that reflect a wide variety of influences, from African folktales to jazz and poetry.

To register, visit woodruffcenter.org/familyfun or call The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404.733.5000.

The Sunday, November 12 programming is part of the larger Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative, in which families can participate in art making, interactive musical story times, composers-in-training sessions, instrument making, drop-in acting classes and more, for free, every Sunday from 1 – 4 PM. In addition, families can experience world-class productions and exhibitions at The Woodruff Arts Center.

Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center is sponsored by a grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, which is part of the family of foundations that also includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts and culture.

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