Kids, grab mom and dad for a step back in time as Dr. Seuss returns to celebrate his birthday this weekend. The Louisville Main Library is pleased to take part in the 16th annual Read Across America Day designated by the National Education Association. The Library will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss with a Family Pajama Party on Friday, March 1, 2013. Come enjoy this free, family event as the Squallis Puppeteers perform. Take photos, eat snacks, play games and listen to your favorite stories. Help promote reading in a fun way. Over 900 Dr. Seuss books will be available to check-out tomorrow night with funds paid by the Library Foundation. The party begins at 6 p.m.; and don’t forget to wear your pajamas!
When you’re finished reading The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, or whatever you’re favorite Dr. Seuss book may be, here are some other things to do this weekend.
Friday, March 1 – April 7, 2013 – 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Choose one play or attend all six. Here’s the line-up: ‘The Delling Shore’, ‘Cry Old Kingdom’, ‘Appropriate’, ‘Gnit’, ‘O Guru Guru Guru or why I don’t want to go to yoga class with you’, ‘Sleep Rock Thy Brain’, and The Tens (10-minute plays). Call (502) 584-1205 or visit the website for show times and prices.
Friday, March 1 – March 16, 2013 – “Ali: The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY. Come see the extraordinary exhibit of “The Greatest” on loan for only two more weeks. Come explore and pay tribute to this true champion admired by the world. Visit the website for more information.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – Brown Theatre, 11 a.m. Join the Louisville Orchestra as part of the orKIDStra series in a concert sure to entertain the entire family. Tickets are $15 per person. Call (502) 584-7777 for more information.
Saturday, March 2 – September 2, 2013, Big Leagues, Little Bricks, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville, KY. New to the Museum is an original exhibition showcasing artist Sean Kenney as he replicates baseball stadiums and sculptures out of LEGO bricks. Joining his work will be a replica by Tim Kaebisch of Milwaukee’s Miller Park. See what you can build out of your own LEGO bricks! Check the website for tickets and times.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – Kid Rock, Buckcherry, Hellbound Glory, KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, KY, 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 – $85. Call (800) 745-3000 for tickets.
For an inexpensive night out, come to the Kentucky Science Center. Visit the Museum after 5 p.m. on Friday or Saturday nights for only $5 per person; good only on permanent exhibits. Enjoy an IMAX film for an additional $5. Check the website for shows and times.