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Kidsplosure Performances

Exchange Plaza on Fayetteville Street

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Please note that Kidsplosure is Saturday and Sunday only. On Friday, you can enjoy the Artsplosure Art Market, as well as our Main Stage!

Kidsplosure Stage

Exchange Plaza

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Sponsored by: Target, John William Pope Foundation
Media Sponsor: Yelp.com

Enloe Jazz Assassins with their instruments

Enloe Jazz Assassins

10:00 – 10:40 am

Jazz Ensemble from Enloe High School will get the stage started with some amazing jazz!

Michelle's Magical Poodles in a red wagon

Michellle's Magical Poodles

11:15 – 11:45 am

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid who started the show. Cupid was an abandoned poodle who was found by Florida Poodle Rescue and then adopted by me, Poodle Mama in 2000. While searching for a companion for Cupid, I contacted long time Poodle Breeder, Rose Thompson in 2001. She had been saving a special half brother and sister which turned out to be my Pirouette and Blondie. Now, I had my Poodle Troupe. This was the beginning of Michelle’s Magical Poodles. In 2006 Mrs Thompson graced me with Emilio and Apollo in 2010. Then, 2014 brought us our new baby, Tallulah Jane. While Cupid is now in doggie heaven, we continue to honor him for the star that he was.

All About Dogs is an educational entertaining experience. Teaching animal awareness, responsible dog ownership, and safety around dogs

Special Emphasis is placed on the history of dogs, their original jobs and the importance of service dogs.

Also included is, “Having fun with your dog”, a trick training demonstration. Learn the secrets of teaching a dog to jump through a hoop, fetch and retrieve, dance and many more.

Our show is approximately 25 minutes, with a meet and greet after the show.

Learn, be entertained and have a dog gone good time!

michellesmagicalpoodles.com

Enloe Jazz Ambassadors with their instruments

Enloe Jazz Ambassadors

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Jazz Ensemble from Enloe High School will keep the jazz vibe going!

reverbnation.com/thejazzambassadors

Lucy Daley singing and playing guitar on stage

Lucy Daley

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Amazing Local Future Music Star.

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Mr Erik Rock with children in a classroom

Mr. Erik Rock and Roll Storyteller

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Storytelling with a Rock and Roll Twist.

facebook.com/MisterErikRocks/

One Tribe Drum Circle performing on stage

One Tribe Drumming

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Media Sponsor: V 103.3

Join the tribe and join the drumming circle!

onetriberhythms.com

Southeast Raleigh Jazz students at practice

Southeast Raleigh Jazz Band

5:00 – 5:45 pm

Media Sponsor: Triangle Coffee News

Amazing Young Jazz Musicians! Jazz Band operates as a semester class in the spring. Students volunteer and make it an extracurricular class in the fall. Membership is by audition and interview, with previous musical performance skills as a necessity. This course meets 5 days a week and performs at area, state and regional functions.

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Kidsplosure Stage

Exchange Plaza

Target Logo - red target above uppercase red type
John William Pope Foundation Logo - Red and blue logo with eagle flying at top

Sponsored by: Target, John William Pope Foundation
Media Sponsor: Yelp.com

Michelle's Magical Poodles in a red wagon

Michellle's Magical Poodles

11:00 – 11:45 am

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid who started the show. Cupid was an abandoned poodle who was found by Florida Poodle Rescue and then adopted by me, Poodle Mama in 2000. While searching for a companion for Cupid, I contacted long time Poodle Breeder, Rose Thompson in 2001. She had been saving a special half brother and sister which turned out to be my Pirouette and Blondie. Now, I had my Poodle Troupe. This was the beginning of Michelle’s Magical Poodles. In 2006 Mrs Thompson graced me with Emilio and Apollo in 2010. Then, 2014 brought us our new baby, Tallulah Jane. While Cupid is now in doggie heaven, we continue to honor him for the star that he was.

All About Dogs is an educational entertaining experience. Teaching animal awareness, responsible dog ownership, and safety around dogs

Special Emphasis is placed on the history of dogs, their original jobs and the importance of service dogs.

Also included is, “Having fun with your dog”, a trick training demonstration. Learn the secrets of teaching a dog to jump through a hoop, fetch and retrieve, dance and many more.

Our show is approximately 25 minutes, with a meet and greet after the show.

Learn, be entertained and have a dog gone good time!

michellesmagicalpoodles.com

Read With Me Storytime

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Enjoy some kid’s literature presented by downtown Raleigh’s newest bookstore!

Read with Me

TeenFest Winners

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Enjoy the amazing talents of these rising stars.

Longleaf School of the Arts 2

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Showcasing the stellar talents of Longleaf’s dancers, musicians and actors!

longleafschool.org

Sanderson Step Team

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Catch the beat of this award winning group!

Jeghettos with dinosaur puppet

Jeghetto’s Puppets

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Promoting oneness through the magic of puppetry, Tarrish Pipkins makes his puppets come alive!

jeghetto.com

Kidsplosure Activities

Exchange & Market Plazas on Fayetteville Street

Exchange Plaza

Fayetteville St.

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Sponsored by: Target
Media Sponsor: GoRaleigh – City of Raleigh Transit

felt medallion with cherries beside spools of thread and sheets of felt

Prism Palette Pins

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Create your very own scene or portrait on take-away pins you can wear!

Children at a weaving arts and crafts class

Spring Community Weaving

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contribute your weaving skills to this interactive installation.

Market Plaza

Fayetteville St.

John William Pope Foundation Logo - Red and blue logo with eagle flying at top

Sponsored by: John William Pope Foundation
Media Sponsor: CW-22

A mobile with bells and flowers hanging from it

Radical Radiant Mobiles

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

These mobiles will make great hanging decorations when you’re done! Make creative hanging art from beads, feathers and more.

Party hats with confetti, ribbons, and noise makers

Delightful Dashing Hats

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Make a unique work of art for your head! These cone-shaped hats are uniquely your creation when you add your own design and construct them from scratch!

Rainbow stained glass suncatcher

Spirited Splendid Suncatchers

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Create a suncatcher to capture the bright rays of the sun in your own window.