Shark and Puppet Double Header!

~by Brenda Shea

Summer is almost here, and the number of available nerd friendly inexpensive activities is exploding. “Come on into the water!”

Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
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Friday nights 6-9pm
100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802

General admission to TA ov tha P is about forty bucks. But they offer this crazy encounter for free! 8 bucks for parking.

Live music. Booze. Sharks. ‘nuff said.

Milena Acosta, a marine biologist in her thirteenth year at the Aquarium, she said the impetus for hosting “Shark Lagoon Night” was to “attract audiences who are looking for a fun date night or even a family night.”

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And how much do you want to get a picture with this dude?

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Touch a bamboo shark and have some snacks. You can get all close to tiger sharks and whatnot too.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a not for profit organization so, you know, support that thing!

That one’s every friday, this one’s a one shot:

The Muppet Movie Sing-Along
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Saturday May 16 2pm $15
Arcadia Performing Arts Center
188 Campus Drive at North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia CA 91007
plenty of street parking

“Movin’ right along” to another fun thing this weekend, this showing will be hosted by none other than Heather Henson and her IBEX puppetry group (they also do a Sing-Along with Labyrinth. Alas, none are currently scheduled).

The IBEX Puppetry Sing Along crew brings elements of the films to life for the audience via puppetry, kiting, shadow acting, bubbles, streamers, kites, confetti pops – the list goes on and on.

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The theater is only a block from the Santa Anita Racetrack which by the way has a Family Fun Zone inside the track. A carnival for kids surrounded by racing horses. That’s pretty weird

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