Playdates: Featured Kids Events in February 2015

Beat the winter blues with a fun trip to the theater

Let it Go!

Feb. 18: Frozen If by some slim chance you missed Disney’s latest box office smash hit in theaters, here’s your chance to catch the film on the silver screen. Frozen tells the story of Anna and Elsa, two sisters who rule a far off land. There’s just one problem: Elsa has magical powers that Anna doesn’t know about — until one day she accidentally freezes the kingdom and runs away. It’s up to Anna — with assistance from a handsome stranger, a reindeer, and a talking snowman — to find Elsa, convince her to come back home, melt the snow, and prove that sisterly love is more powerful than any magic. 3 p.m. $5, $3 children. Palace Theatre. 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 518-465-3334;

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A Pirate’s Life for Me

Feb. 21: Pirate School Take to the high seas with pirate Billy Bones, a comical, friendly pirate who teaches kids all they need to know about becoming a buccaneer. Complete with slapstick humor, original songs, magic tricks, a cannon that can’t stop squirting water, a puppet sidekick, and — of course — swordplay, Billy Bones’ show keeps kids laughing from start to finish. Audience members are also encouraged to dress as pirates. Recommended ages 4 and up. 11 a.m. $9, $7 children. The Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080;

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Off to See the Wizard

Feb 7: The Wizard of Oz by Puppet People The classic tale is retold by puppets at the Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts. After a massive twister, Dorothy sure knows she is not in Kansas anymore — but she is desperate to get back there. Fortunately. Glinda the Good Witch tells her there is a way, she’ll have to see the Wizard. As she waltzes down the Yellow Brick Road and through the magical land of Oz, she meets pals the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion who also want to ask the Wizard for special favors. The friends just have to make sure that they avoid the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s ruby slippers. 11 a.m. $9, $7 children. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080;

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Super Spinner

Feb. 7: Charlotte’s Web Wilbur the pig is terrified of becoming the farmer’s bacon breakfast, ham sandwich, or pork dinner. That is until a very special spider named Charlotte shows up to help him escape this fate. She sets up shop above Wilbur’s stall and spins words into her web that tell the world how great he is. The ploy becomes so successful that the dynamic duo earn widespread fame and even end up going to compete in the county fair. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $15. The Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098;

Down on the Farm

Feb. 8: Spot Goes to the Farm Based on the beloved picture books by Eric Hill, this show tells the tale of a little puppy with a big mission. Spot loves to go on adventures with his father, Sam, and one day the duo decides to visit the farm. But soon they realize they have a big problem on their hands. All the farm animals are missing! There is not one cow, pig, or sheep in sight. It’s up to Spot and Sam — with some help from the audience — to find where the animals are hiding and bring them back home. 3 p.m. $15, one adult free when accompanying a child. The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1845;

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