Baltimore Kid Events: November 15-17, 2013

Dinner theatre, trunk shows, kidpreneurs at the farmer’s market, a yo-yo slam, rockets, school and children’s programming fair, Beethoven {upstairs}, tea parties, living history performances, young playwrights festival, and more! There are LOTS of reasons to get out and about this weekend — doesn’t matter if you have a mini-fashionista, future Wharton grad, or a kiddo with mad yo-yo skills. There is something for every kid and every kid at heart. Check out our calendar for a full listing of area events. Here are our picks for family-friendly fun in and around Baltimore this weekend:

Tea Trunk Show at Wee Chic Boutique
Wee Chic — our fav local spot for modern kid style — is hosting a trunk show so B’more families can preview the spring designs from Tea Collection (one of our fav kid lines!). During the three-day trunk show, you can shop the collection with samples available, as well as pre-order anything from the transitional and early Spring 2014 line. Shop Tea Collection boys and girls, birth to size 12 at the trunk event. See the collection at Wee Chic this Friday and Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM. MORE INFO

St. James Academy Dinner Theatre: Mike Rose
Mike Rose performs a family-friendly magic show that will entertain both children and adults. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, and the performance will follow at 6:15 p.m. (separate tickets required for dinner and show). Friday at St. James Academy. MORE INFO

Toys for Tots Kiddie Crusoe Party
Kiddie Crusoe is celebrating the start of the Holiday season with a Party! Play, create, and have a blast with our staff dressed as some of your favorite toy characters on Friday, Nov. 15th between 10 AM and 8 PM. Best of all $2 from EVERY admission sold is donated to Toys for Tots. Kiddie Crusoe is a Toys for Tots drop-off location until December 16th. *Drop-off an unwrapped toy and receive a $2 off coupon on a return visit to Kiddie Crusoe. MORE INFO

Grand Opening of Leo’s Bracelet Factory
Elementary-school student Leo Lorinc is launching his bracelet business on Saturday! He’ll be at the Fell’s Point Farmers Market on Saturday morning from 7:30am-12:30pm. He can make custom bracelets, rings, necklaces and can offer looming lessons. He makes all of his bracelets on his own and is a serious entrepreneur. Let’s show Leo some love! MORE INFO

Rocket Day at Port Discovery
Bring out your inner astronaut to Port Discovery’s Rocket Day on Saturday! Join the Spaceflight Institute from Volanz Aerospace Inc. for a special program where you can examine spaceship artifacts, dress up in astronaut clothes and more at the Museum. Don’t forget to build your own rocket and launch it with the National Electronics Museum! 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Young Playwrights Festival
Part of Pumpkin Theatre’s “Kids for Kids” series is a partnership with CENTERSTAGE’s Young Playwrights Festival; a program that features plays written by children, for children, and performed and designed by the Pumpkin artistic staff. This year’s plays feature, The True Story of How The Chicken Crossed the Road by Kendall Archer (6th grade), Brightly and Jade, a story of Friendship and Bravery by Phoebe Taylor (1st grade) and When Pigs Fly by Belle Dallam (6th Grade). Performances on Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM and 3 PM. MORE INFO

Yo-Yo Slam – for Teens and Adults!
Join yo-yo master Adam Franchino for an afternoon of customizing your own yo-yo (provided by Yo-Yo Sam) and learning new tricks that new-comers and pro-competitors alike will use to astound their audiences! In the classroom. Yo-yo’s and art materials provided. Saturday from 1 PM – 3 PM at the Creative Alliance. MORE INFO

American Girl Tea Time
Tea with Addy: Join us at the Mount Clare stable on Saturday, November 16, at 2 pm for tea time with American Girl Addy Walker. In the summer of 1864 Addy and her mom escape the south and runaway to Philadelphia. Learn about her new life as a free person in the north. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Addy. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll. $10.00 non-member, $6.00 Member. Pre-paid reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call Erica Davis at 410-837-3262 ext.101 or email at ericad@borail.org. MORE INFO

Schechter Science Showcase
The 3rd Annual Schechter Science Showcase is Sunday, November 17 from 9:30 am – 12 pm. Engage your curiosity as KSDS parents and alumni demonstrate fun, age-appropriate projects in science, technology, engineering and math. At the event, don’t miss our science show brought to you by Mad Science! The program kicks off in the Krieger Auditorium and families with children ages 4-14 are invited. Must RSVP in advance. MORE INFO

Heavy Seas Ale House Ravens & Pirate Party
Join Baltimore families at Heavy Seas Ale House on Sunday, November 17th from 11am to 4pm for great food, drinks, children’s activities, and of course the Ravens game! This will be a great way to meet other families in a kid-friendly environment. Also, a portion of proceeds will benefit Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance! There is a parking garage across the street and it is $3 for the entire day. All tickets are inclusive of tax and gratuity! MORE INFO

The Nature Preschool Open House
Looking for an eco-friendly preschool? Then come out to play! Join Irvine Nature Center for a casual, drop-in Open House to discover our nature-based approach to learning. Little ones are always welcome! Sunday from 12 noon – 2 PM. MORE INFO

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield
Head to the Jewish Museum of Maryland for a special performance by Living History Character Clara Barton. Hold your breath as the “Angel of the Battlefield” trods amidst the most dangerous and violent conflicts of the war to provide solace and hope to boys wounded in the fight. See how one woman’s courage and generosity commanded the respect of every soldier. Sunday at 1 PM. Free with Paid Admission. MORE INFO

Beethoven Lives Upstairs
The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and the torment of his deafness. Ages 18 and under are FREE. MORE INFO

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DBFA’s 6th Annual School and Children’s Programming Fair
Are you wondering about school or child care options for your child? Do you want to find all the answers in one place? Join DBFA at our 6th Annual School and Children’s Programming Fair on Saturday, November 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in historic Locust Point. Here is your opportunity to meet with representatives from local schools, early learning centers, and children’s programs. Hear directly from teachers, administrators, and program directors as they answer your specific questions to help you make the best decision for your child’s educational and extracurricular needs. On-site care from Wondersitter is available with advanced registration. MORE INFO