FAM­ILY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT | SEVEN DAYS - Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@ir­ish­times.com

CAR­LOW

Chil­dren’s Books Ire­land Book Clinic Ex­plore a range of chil­dren’s book and get ad­vice on which books suit which chil­dren. Fair­green Shop­ping Cen­tre, Car­low town, Sat 2pm-6pm chil­drens­book­sire­land.ie

DUBLIN

Open House ju­nior work­shops Bud­ding ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers can make pa­per bag vil­lages (Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane, Par­nell Square, Sat 2pm); make mod­els of Vik­ing Houses (Na­tional Mu­seum, Kil­dare St, Sat 11am & 2pm); de­sign their ideal gallery (Na­tional Gallery, Clare St, Sun 3pm); or cre­ate a Liv­ing Room for the fu­ture (Na­tional Mu­seum, Collins Bar­racks, Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm) open­house­dublin.com

GAL­WAY

The Other Side Live mu­sic, opera and pup­petry . Cen­tral Hall, Water­ford City, Sat noon & 3pm 15 im­agein­earts­fes­ti­val.com

BABORÓ IN­TER­NA­TIONAL ARTS FES­TI­VAL FOR CHIL­DREN

The Odyssey Ex­pe­ri­ence Odysseus’s jour­ney be­comes the sub­ject of an in­no­va­tive and par­tic­i­pa­tory style of the­atre. Town Hall The­atre. Ends Oct 19 Thurs & Fri 9.30am & 12pm; Sat & Sun 12.30pm, 4.30pm 19 (Fam­ily 130) baboro.ie

Fly­ing Cow A fun and imag­i­na­tive dance ex­pe­ri­ence for young au­di­ences, fus­ing a tale with play­ful ban­ter and wild imag­i­na­tion. Town Hall The­atre. Ends Oct 19 Thurs & Fri 9.45am, 12pm Sat 11am, 3pm Sun 12pm 19 (Fam­ily 130) baboro.ie The Cu­ri­ous Scrap­book of Josephine Bean

Shona Reppe, who brought Potato Needs a Bath to the fes­ti­val in 2012, re­turns with a scrap­book of clues and arte­facts, squished in its pages, which slowly be­comes a win­dow into the se­cret world of a cu­ri­ous life. For ages 7+. An Taib­hd­hearc. Ends Oct 19 Thurs & Fri 9.45am, 12pm Sat & Sun 2.30pm, 6pm 19 (Fam­ily

130) baboro.ie

Sweet Hands, Spicy Feet Kid­ding En­sem­ble’s per­form­ers cre­ate a world of pup­pets, per­cus­sion and song to tell sto­ries of the Caribbean Is­lands, with strong support from their hands and feet. Ages 0-3. Town Hall Stu­dio. Ends Oct 18 10am, 12.30pm, 2pm 19 (Fam­ily 130) baboro.ie

The Trag­i­cal Life of Cheese­boy Cheese­boy’s home planet has been re­duced to bub­bling fon­due, but where are his par­ents and how did he be­come ma­rooned on earth? In an en­chant­ing trav­el­ling the­atre tent, Aus­tralia’s Slingsby company bring Fine­gan Kruck­er­meyer’s fan­tas­tic world to life. Seapoint Ball­room. Oct 17 10am, 12pm Oct 18-19 2pm, 4pm 19 (Fam­ily ticket 130) baboro.ie

The Way Back Home Ire­land’s Bra­nar Téatar do Pháistí and Den­mark’s Teater Re­flek­sion col­lab­o­rate on a pup­pet and mu­sic en­riched ver­sion of the Oliver Jef­fers story of a boy (pic­tured) who flies into outer space and makes an emer­gency land­ing on the moon. For ages 3-8. Black Box The­atre. Ends Oct 19 11am, 3pm 19 Fam­ily 130 baboro.ie

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