With all this excitement about St. Patrick's Day, it's easy to forget about the kids. Luckily, there are always things going on in Rochester that the whole family can enjoy. Kick off the weekend by meeting some of your favorite cartoon characters during Get Animated! Cartoon Weekend at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). The museum will host favorites Ben 10 and Bugs Bunny for two days of meet-and-greets and photos. The two will be around the museum Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, 1-4 p.m. Other events that weekend include an animator's studio with professionals on Sunday (visit animatusstudio.com for more info) and crafts and games all weekend. The general admission fee is $13.50 and free for those under 2. For more information, visit museumofplay.org.
For added fun this weekend, head to the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) for three showings of "Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing." The show offers personal interactions with the characters on the audience floor, as well as parodies to songs such as "Shout!" and "You Can't Stop the Music" that parents will enjoy. The show opens on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. and continues until Sunday, March 16. Ticket prices start at $14.50 and can be ordered at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-5000. For more information, visit rbtl.org and sesamestreetlive.com.