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Kids briefs: 'Super WHY' comes to life at the Byham

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By Kellie Gormly
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
 

“Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!” — based on the hit PBS Kids preschool series “Super WHY!” — is coming to the Byham Theater on April 28.

“Super WHY Live” will take kids and parents on a reading adventure, in which the audience will travel inside a book to find out who has the Greatest Super Power in the World.

The cast of characters includes Alpha Pig, who has Alphabet Power; Wonder Red with Word Power; Princess Presto with Spelling Power; Super Why with the Power to Read; and their puppy pal Woofster.

The show begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.75 to $83.25.

Details: 412-456-6666 or www.trustarts.org

Carnegie honors Mexican heritage with ‘los Ninos'

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Main branch in Oakland will be celebrating Mexican heritage on April 28 with a “Dia de los Ninos” event.

Mexicans celebrate Dia de los Ninos in April. In 1996, Pat Mora, an author and poet, learned about the holiday while being interviewed in Arizona, and she proposed linking an American Children's Day, the celebration of childhood and kids, with literacy and bilingualism.

At the library from 3 to 4 p.m., the celebration will include multicultural stories, snacks and a take-home project. Registration is required for this event. Details: www.clpgh.org

The Piccadilly Circus is in town

The Piccadilly Circus is bringing its all-new “Blammo!” show to Belle Vernon, Washington County, this week.

The Piccadilly Circus features the Cossack Warriors on horseback, the Motorcycle Nitro Cowboys in a globe, camels and zebras performing with ponies, clowns and other comedy acts, and more. The Piccadilly Circus has distributed free children's tickets at elementary schools, preschools, daycare centers and churches in the area.

Showtimes are 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 27; and 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. April 28 at the Rostraver Ice Garden. Tickets are $14 with the half-off discount “Circus” code available online; and $11 for children. Details: www.thefuncircus.com

Gemini's ‘Sword in the Stone' gets kids in on the action

It's the final week to catch the Gemini Theater's Company's final children's show of the season: “Sword in the Stone.”

The Gemini's original, musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale is interactive, and invites kids from the audience to come onstage and become part of the comical action.

Showtimes are 1 and 3:30 p.m. April 27 and 28. Tickets are $10 to $12.

Details: 412-243-5201 or www.geminitheater.org

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