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Watch & Learn: Family Friendly Entertainment

DTL_Performance_03BY DANA KOSTER

Dr. Arthur Benjamin, Mathemagician
Foster Family Theater
Thursday, January 15, 7 p.m.

Kids and adults alike will marvel at the mental gymnastics of Dr. Arthur Benjamin, whose self-proclaimed “Mathemagical” talents are coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts on January 15 at 7 p.m. By day, Benjamin is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. But by night, he uses his love of stage magic and his prodigious mathematical talents to create one-of-a-kind shows that demonstrate his seemingly-superhuman powers of addition and multiplication.

Bring your budding mathematicians to the show and they may just get a chance to use their calculator to compete head-to-head with his rapid mental calculations. Benjamin’s dynamic performance has wowed audiences across the country, from The Today Show to the Colbert Report, and he’s given three TED Talks to date. This one is not to be missed! Tickets
start at just $10.

Dinosaur Train LIVE!
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.

If you know a child under the age of 6, chances are you’ve seen hit PBS cartoon Dinosaur Train, the program that ingeniously combines preschoolers’ love of, well, dinosaurs and trains in a show that’s as educational as it is entertaining. The Jim Henson Company has brought the show to life through puppetry, which means – you guessed it – the Dinosaur Train is coming to Modesto on February 10! All aboard!

In Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure, the Pteranodon family will set forth on an exciting, musical journey through the Mesozoic era. Audiences will love the verdant, projected background, special effects and full-sized replica of the Dinosaur Train itself. This is sure to be a crowdpleaser for the early childhood set and those who love them. Tickets range from $10-$25 – and audience participation is guaranteed!

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