Kids Music Listings this Weekend: October 12,13,14

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Aesop Bops at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn is home to some fabulous musical events this weekend: head to the library for some loud and funky storytelling with Aesop Bops! David Gonzalez and The Yak-Yak Band. You will have to choose between that and the Roulette Kids performance that showcases electronica with dance. On Sunday, the Hip Tot Music Fest features the educational rock band The Deedle Deedle Dees  plus enjoy face painting, glitter tattoos, cardboard castles and snacks!

Friday October 12th

7:00 pm: Young People’s Chorus of New York City Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, members of La Sociedad Coral LatinoAmericana, DC-based Coral Cantigas and Minneapolis chorus VocalEssence will join forces for a musical celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Part of YPC’s Transmusica series, the concert aims to connect communities wtih cross-cultural music. The concert will highlight a wide variety of Latin sounds from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Spain, and more.
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St)
For more info, go here.

7:30 pm: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Nós Novo
Travel around the world in one night as percussionist James Shipp and his band Nós Novo blend traditional Celtic music with sea shanties, Brazilian soul and New York jazz.
Performance Project @ University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St (at Rivington St)
For more info, go here.

Saturday October 13nd

1:00 pm: Saturday Family Program: Aesop Bops! David Gonzalez and The Yak-Yak Band
Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. This feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too! The Yak-Yak Band rocks, and rolls out the red carpet – inviting kids to join in the fun. Families will be given seating priority.
Central Library, Dweck Center 10 Grand Army Plaza, New York NY
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Roulette Kids: Fun with Sound and Dance!
In this interactive performance, the audience becomes part of the show! Choreographer Tatyana Tenenbaum and dancer Brandin Steffensen will use electronic soundscapes and movement demonstrations to explore loops in time and space. Listen as your own voices become part of the sonic landscape and watch as Gertrude Stein, Michael Jackson and a dinosaur evolve in Steffenson’s solo dance piece.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (between Third Ave and Nevins St)
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Sing, Harlem, Sing!
This soul-stirring show features jazz, rock, R&B, and gospel tunes that celebrate Harlem and the history of African-American music.
Dempsey Theatre, Ongoing127 W 127th St (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave))
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Undertones: An All Ages Music Series
The LES venue presents a weekly afternoon concert series featuring performers under the age of 21 for music fans of all ages. First up is local 17-year-old singer-songwriter Iman Hariri-Kia, followed by acoustic musician Milo Tunnicliffe and Brooklyn indie pop trio Supercute! Admission includes one non-alcoholic beverage.
The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St (between Rivington and Stanton Sts)
For more info, go here.

4:00 pm: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Jeffrey Goble, Baritone and Jerome Tan, Piano
Jeffrey Goble is not new to the opera scene. After winning over audiences as Figaro in The Barber of Seville and Schaunard in La Boheme, Goble joins forces with pianist Jerome Tan for an evening of classical music. Free. All ages.
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd St)
For more info, go here.

8:00 pm: Harvest Moon Full Moon Celebration
Celebrate the emergence of the full moon and the coming of fall with a night of live music, food and dancing. The Brown Rice Family band, winner of WNYC’s 2012 Battle of the Boroughs will be on hand to entertain, along with Cumbe’s own percussionists.
Cumbe: Center For African and Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street (2nd Floor at Flatbush Ave)
For more info, go here.

Sunday October 14th

11:00 am: Bring Your Own Kid Concert Series: Astrograss
Kids can get down to this local band’s bluegrass, American folk and Celtic sounds. Concert favorites include high-energy classics like “This Land Is Your Land” and a fiddle-led dance contest held at the end of every show.
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St (at Vestry St)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Tunes with Tina
Families can start off their Sundays at Tunes with Tina, an interactive musical prix-fixe brunch in midtown. Chanteuse Tina deVaron, a jazz pianist who spent six years entertaining kids at the Carlyle Hotel’s Tea with Madeline, hosts different themed shows each month: Back to Broadway (September), Let’s See Your Costume (October), Move with the Movies (November) and Here Come the Holidays (December). Sweet treats from uptown’s London Candy Company are also included in the price. Reservations are recommended. All ages.
Bar on 5th, 400 Fifth Ave (at 36th St)
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Family Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Bop to tunes from the singer-songwriter’s Grammy-nominated album, Jungle Gym. Crowd-pleasers include “Trick or Treat” (whether it’s October or not!) and “We Go Duck,” plus tunes about the anxieties behind school picture day and befriending the monster under the bed.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave (at 92nd St)
For more info, go here.

12:00 pm: Le Poisson Rouge
Tucked into the basement of the long-gone Village Gate—a legendary performance space that hosted everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix—(Le) Poisson Rouge was opened in 2008 by a group of young music enthusiasts with ties to both the classical and indie-rock worlds. In addition to their adult offerings, the club also regularly hosts the popular Baby Loves Disco dance party.
158 Bleecker St (at Thompson St) Greenwich Village
For more info, go here.

1:00 pm: Harmony on the Hudson Family Music Festival
Bread & Puppet Theater will perform their unique show The Complete Everything Everywhere Dance Circus at this gratis downtown festival. Keep an eye out for double-Dutch jump-roping, arts and crafts, and games, too.
Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Pl (between West St and 1st Pl)
For more info, go here.

2:00 pm: Hip Tot Music Fest: The Deedle Deedle Dees
The quasi-educational rock band from Brooklyn performs a gratis set of funky family tunes about historical figures such as John Brown, Nellie Bly, Aaron Burr and more. (Whimsical songs “Obedience School” and “Vegetarian Tyrannosaurus Rex” are a couple of our faves.) Joining them will be Dog on Fleas, playing their distinct blend of blugrass, Cajun, rock ‘n’ roll and world beats. Head to Littlefield early for a pre-show fest featuring a reading of Down in the Subway by Melanie Hope Greenberg, plus glitter tattoos, face painitng, cardboard castles, crafting and sweet treats.
Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St (between Third and Fourth Aves)
For more info, go here.

11:00 am: Riverdale Festival of the Arts
Celebrate all things artistic during this day-long festival. The free event boasts performances by singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel, the Bronx Arts Ensemble and the Riverdale Children’s Theater. While kids make their own mini masterpieces with the Hudson River Arts Workshop and the Riverdale Y, parents can check out local artists’ works, including Lucrecia Novoa’s Chilean maks and Cindy Gubish’s nature photographs. Free. All ages.
Mosholu Ave (between 254th and 256th Sts) Bronx, NY
For more info, go here.

(Many thanks to TONY KidsProspect Heights Patch, NY Metro Parents, and Mommy Poppins for listing info!)

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