Kids Culture 08..16..12

Books to Music
    Lee Knight will get kids of all ages singing and dancing during a Dream Big concert for all ages at the East Hampton Library next Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Ms. Knight sets favorite stories to music and invites kids to be part of the show.
    Also at the library this week, kids 4 and older will explore shapes and patterns in modern art and make their own abstract art using sponge-painting techniques tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. Kids the same age will learn about sharks while they handle shark jaws, teeth, and egg cases in a Long Island Aquarium program on Monday, 3 to 4 p.m.
    All programs are free, but reservations are requested.

    This week’s edition of Twirligig Tuesdays at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will bring Bari Koral and her band, whose catchy pop tunes will have everyone singing along. The band will sing tracks from its debut album, “Rock and Roll Garden,” which won Nappa Gold and Parents’ Choice award, as well as “Anna and the Cupcakes,” which was released earlier this year. The show will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $15 for members, and $20 at the door. The rain date is Wednesday.

Murder in Bridgehampton
    During an after-hours celebration to mark the end of the summer reading club at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids entering seventh grade and above can take part in a murder mystery and play games, Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Kids of the same age can make glow in the dark accessories during a workshop next Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Gustafer’s Travels

    The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor will feature performances of the classic fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood,” today, tomorrow, and Saturday at 11 a.m. 
    Straight from the sun, Gustafer Yellowgold will make his way to the theater for a three-day run starting next Thursday at 11 a.m. A character created by Morgan Taylor, who New York Magazine recently named Best Kids’ Performer, Gustafer is not a puppet. Rather, he is an animated alien whose curiosity leads him on a perpetual path of discovery while his story is told through song. There will also be performances on Friday, Aug. 24, and Aug. 25.
    Tickets cost $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for kids under 3.

Teen Art
    The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will offer an intensive one-week art class for teenagers starting on Monday.
    Led by Sarah Rustin-Faulkner, a decorative artist, students will draw and sketch in Madoo’s gardens, then progress to working on a more involved piece in their medium of choice. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Initial supplies are provided by the conservancy. The cost for all five classes is $225 or $200 for members.

Marionettes at Guild Hall
    Prince Steffon will find and rescue princess Aurora from her nearly 100-year slumber under the dominion of the evil fairy Balladonna on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Guild Hall. Told from the prince’s point of view, the National Marionette Theatre will present Tchai­kovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” as part of Guild Hall’s KidFest series. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for members, and $13 or $11 for kids.
    An arts and crafts workshop before the performance from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will have kids 5 and older designing their own puppet theater. The cost is $10, or $8 for members.    

Bikes and Boards
    The final event in the Family Fest at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center will feature Team F.A.S.T., a medley of high-flying and adrenaline-pumping BMX, skateboarding, and street bikes, next Thursday at 7 p.m. Their hopping, balancing, gliding, and spinning show is for the whole family. Tickets are $15 and are available at or at the door.

Carnival for a Cure
    The Roar for a Cure family carnival will bring a rock wall, barbecue, obstacle course, batting cage, mechanical bull, dunk tank, mini golf, and even “GaGa pits” to the Ross School grounds on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
    A D.J. will play music, and there will be a caricaturist, magician, and balloon artist on hand, as well as burgers, hot dogs, gourmet wraps, a quesadilla bar, and a fry station.
    Proceeds will benefit the Max Cure Foundation for pediatric cancer research. Tickets cost $125 for adults and $50 for children and can be reserved at Kids under 2 will be admitted for free.