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2nd Annual AMC Kids Party
Join the 20th annual Allied Media Conference as they throw their second AMC Kids Party at New Center Park! This dazzling event for kids, caregivers and community of all ages will feature DJ Mother Cyborg and Kristy La rAt, face painting, coloring stations and more. The AMC believes that creating dynamic content for kids is critical to a more just, creative and collaborative world. They also love a great party.
Friday, June 15th, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
In Partnership With:
In the Heights
Music Lin-Manuel Miranda; Lyrics Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book Quiara Alegría Hudes
Performed by The Detroit Actor's Theatre Company
The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Latino neighbourhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.
In the hispanic community of Manhattan's Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina's parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn't want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. "Abuela" Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.
- Doors at 7:00 p.m. | All performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 18
- Thursday, July 19
- Friday, July 20
- Saturday, July 21
- Sunday, July 22
Rain Dates for In The Heights:
In the situation that any of these performances need to be re-scheduled, the rain dates are Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday July 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Wanda and Winky Go To California
Performed by CMAP
Adapted from the children's book Wanda and Winky by Commerce Township author Linda McLean, this performance tells the story of the Detroit Zoo's last two elephants who made headlines in 2005 when they were retired to an animal sanctuary in California, making the Zoo the nation's first major animal facility to retire an animal solely on ethical grounds. Wanda and Winky Go To California will use spectacular, life-sized elephant puppets to narrate the poetic journey of these Asian elephants, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of this endangered and beautiful animal.