BELFAST — On Saturday, November 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Waterfall Arts presents Funny HaHa, an All Ages Art Happening where comedians (aged three to ten) take the stage with their best jokes, a live junior house band keeps things rolling, and sweet treats are for sale to munch or to go.
There will be fun creative activities for all ages, including paint-your-own-grown up, silly drawing games, monster mask-making, and more.
The event is free, though donations are welcome. All proceeds support Waterfall Arts’ Youth & Family Outreach Programs.
Funny Haha promises to be an entertaining evening for everyone, according to Waterfall Arts, in a news release. Kids between the ages of three and ten can sign up at the event to tell a joke. Space is limited – show up right at 6 p.m. to secure your comedian’s time on stage.
Performers will get a chance to practice their joke before being called up to the stage and are encouraged to practice at home, too. Kids with interesting talents or acts to share (ventriloquism, dance moves, impressions, etc.) should have their agent email Bridget Matros (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Creative activities for all ages will be available throughout the evening. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Funny Haha is an All Ages Art Happening (AAAH). Throughout the year, AAAH events at Waterfall Arts engage local youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts’ Youth & Family Outreach Manager.
Matros came to Waterfall Arts with over 15 years of teaching art at every level and setting – from preschool circle-time to computer literacy classes for the elderly. A practicing artist herself, Matros developed and grew the Art Studio exhibit and program at the Boston Children’s Museum, is a published advocate for quality creative development in early childhood education, and has been deemed one of 21 “young leaders in arts education” by Harvard scholars.
Waterfall Arts’ Youth & Family Outreach Program is made possible by local business sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, The Green Store, Little River Veterinary Clinic, Sundog Solar, and CG Bikes. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Onion Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.
Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street.
For more information, call 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org.