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Caps, Capes and Characters

Weekend Festival

Included with museum admission

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10:30am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Caps, Capes and Characters

Join in the fun at our weekend festival celebrating Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Explore hats, costumes and imagination through lively storytelling, mime performances and artist demonstrations. Make your own hat and costume accessories to wear home!

 

FAMILY BREAKFAST
9:30-11 am | East India Marine Hall
Space is limited; reservations by October 9

Open to PEM members at the Family, Sponsor, Patron and Benefactor levels and their children or grandchildren. Enjoy bagels, muffins and fruit followed by a special performance by Mr. Balloon and his custom balloon hats.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Millinery Me | 10:30 am-2:30 pm | Atrium

Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.

 

STORY TIME
One Hat is Not Enough! | 10:45-11:15 am |  For ages 3 and up with adult

Hats and costumes help us tell the world who we are, but sometimes you have too much to say. Find out what happens on A Three Hat Day in this classic story by Laura Geringer.

 

DROP-iN ART ACTIVITY
Monster Feet | 11 am-3 pm | Atrium

Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
A Head for Balloons | 12:30-3 pm | Atrium

Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.

 

PERFORMANCES
The Monkey and the Hatseller | 1-1:45 pm and 3-3:45 pm | Atrium

Classic storybooks, like Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina, come to life with Act!vated Story Theatre, which uses comedy, American Sign Language and costume to tell folktales from around the world.

 

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Paper Beads | 1-4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center

Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Hat Design and Construction | 1-4 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Meet professional hatter Orland Palacios from Worth & Worth, NYC, and explore the tools and techniques of hat making.

 

FILM
Mickey Mouse's The Prince and the Pauper | 2-2:30 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by October 11

In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

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