August 10th-17th: A Bug’s Life, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Lorax and Puss in Boots

A Bug’s Life

This is a free screening as part of the Second Saturday Family Film series. You may reserve seats in advance and use “comp ticket” as your form of payment.  This is the 2nd Pixar film after Toy Story, and focuses on a colony of ants who seasonally gather food for themselves and a wild gang of rowdy grasshoppers.  Theatre N at Nemours, August 11th, 11 A.M.

 

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Thirty-five years later, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. World Cafe Live at the Queen, August 15th, 8 P.M.

The Lorax

 

 

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Kent County Public Library, August 14th, 6 P.M.

Puss in Boots

 

 

The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him off to make his way in the world. The lad is surprised to learn that the cat is magic. With a suitably stylish wardrobe, the cat helps her master win the hand of a princess and rid the land of a grumpy ogre! Clear Space Theater, August 13th, 7 P.M.

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