Troubadour Theatre Workshops. This week, a local youth theatre company is putting on two workshops for your favorite little Liza Minelli or Lin-Manuel Miranda. On Tuesday, July 24, they’re holding a musical theatre workshop for kids ages 10 to 18. Instructor Jake Walters will be working with participants on vocal skills from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At 4:30, attendees will put on a performance for parents and anyone else who wants to attend. The next day, Wednesday, July 25 is the Play in a Day! Workshop, in which participants ages 11 to 18 will LITERALLY WRITE AND PERFORM A WHOLE PLAY in one day. The times are the same, including the 4:30 p.m. performance, after which these kids should be taken out to a well-earned dinner. Both classes are at the Troubadour Classroom, 204 W. Grant Road, and are $65. Details here.
Space Camp. There’s a little bit of a space geek in all of us, but if you’re between the ages of 3 ½ and 12, and if you have an extra big dose of space geek in you, this camp might be the perfect way to spend a week—or just a day—of your summer. From space-themed games to imaginative crafts, from open playtime to lots of active learning, it’s the type of camp that’s going to keep your brain—and your muscles—moving all week. Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch if you’re staying all day. Just head over to the Heart and Soul Kids Activity Center, and from there, you’ll take off to infinity… and beyond. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27. Heart and Soul Kids Activity Center, 8363 N. Oracle Road. $215 for the full week, $60 for one day, $30 for a half day and $5 each for morning care from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and after care from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Details here.
Coco Movie & Book Signing. Did you know that the wildly successful Disney/Pixar movie Coco was based off a book? "Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes" author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford will be at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 24. You can really get into the spirit of the movie by painting your face for the Day of the Dead contest. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Roni will be signing books before and during the film, books are for sale at the event. Tickets are $5 at the door, or $25 for a family pack of four tickets, one book and two popcorns.
Events compiled by Emily Dieckman, Dylan Reynolds, BS Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.