Children's International Puppet Festival

When: Wed., May 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu., May 7, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., May 8, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., May 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., May 10, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon., May 11, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tue., May 12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 2015

An ambitious endeavor launched by Children’s Fine Arts Series, the Children’s International Puppet Festival brings professional companies from the U.S, Europe and Asia to SA for a packed week of shows. Encompassing 59 performances by seven troupes, the fest explores everything from mythology and folklore to wildlife and ecology. Portland-based Tears of Joy Theatre’s When Animals Were People, French outfit Le Clan de Songes’ Fragile and U.K.-based Mimika Theatre’s Landscapes stand out among many imaginative highlights.

Price: $10-$42

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