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KIDS | Magical Creatures Weekend/"Aladdin" 

Ever wanted to get your picture taken with a mummy? How about journey to the land of the Wild Things? This weekend is your opportunity as the National Museum of Play is hosting their Magical Creatures Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. Come and take pictures with a wide array of mystical creatures and meet the artists whose imaginations' spawned them. Make your very own fantastic creature out of pipe cleaners or transform yourself into one at the Monster Mash. The event will be held on Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. and only costs the standard museum admission fee ($13 for non-members, members and those under age 2 are free). The museum is located at 1 Manhattan Square. For more information visit

If you're looking for more family-friendly entertainment, you can also check out the Enchantment Theatre Company's production of "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales" Saturday, October 5, at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Dragons, wizards, princesses, and all manner of mythical creatures abound in this modern retelling of some of Scheherazade's famous stories. Shows are at 2 & 4 p.m. The Arts Center is located at 4245 East Ave. Tickets cost $17-$20. For more information visit


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