This item is being written only for young kids, ages 2 and up. If you are a parent or adult guardian with young children, go and get them and read this to them now. Well, go ahead! What are you waiting for? Ready? OK. Now listen up, kids. I want to tell you all about a show called PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical . I think you'll love it! It's an educational (that means you can learn stuff) and comic (that means funny) musical (that means there's music) adventure through the magical land of Brooklyn! The Pop Ups are these two crazy guys, and you're supposed to help them find ingredients (that's the stuff that food is made of) to make the best pasta sauce ever! (Pasta are noodles, like spaghetti is a kind of pasta.) The show involves live drawing, dance beats (those are beats that make you wanna dance), colorful puppets, animals, trains, guitar riffs (that means stuff that's played on a guitar), mermaids, gardens, instruments, vegetables, sparkles and dancing (I think that's when they use the dance beats). These are the last three shows before it goes away (at least for this year), and the whole thing is only 45 minutes long, so you won't get bored (y'know, tired or cranky). Even though a lot of grown-ups have been saying that they really, really love the music, it's a show for you! Doesn't it sound like fun? (OK, now you can let your children go back to whatever it was they were doing; here's the date and time and ticket information that you, as a parent, need to know): Mimoda Dance Studio/Theater, 5774 W. Pico Blvd.; Fri., Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 27, noon; Sun., Nov. 28, 3 p.m.; $15; (323) 937-0488 or

Fri., Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 27, noon; Sun., Nov. 28, 3 p.m., 2010

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