May 4-6: Honk!
If you are fan of the classic story The Ug ly Duckling, then you will enjoy the musical Honk, Jr., presented by Mainstage Center for the Arts Musical Theatre Company. For three days only, your family can see this adaptation come to life by experiencing an array of characters and learning important life lessons throu gh charming songs and dance. Times vary, Dennis Flyer Theatre, Camden County College, Blackwood, Mainstage.org
Pet Picasso There are many way s to show admiration toward y our pet, including turning y our favorite furry friend into a painting. Valenzan o Winery is holding a night out filled with painting and wine sipping to raise money for Semper Fido. The instructor will guide your canv as the whole night, so there is no need to worry if you are a first-timer. 7-9 p.m., Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Road, Shamo ng, ValenzanoWine.com
May 10-26: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is bringing its dysfunctional yet moving story to the Haddonfield Plays and Players. You have a chance to see this play and experience some o f y our favorite characters like “Big Daddy,” “Brick” and “Maggie” which you won’t want to miss. 8 p.m., Haddonfield Plays and Players, 9 57 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield, HaddonfieldPlayers.com
May 12: Arts & Crafts
Experience a fun-filled family day at the Mullica Hill Arts and Crafts Festival where there will be local and out-of-state artists displ aying their own crafted items for purchase. There will be paintings, jewelry, photography, glassware, pottery and more for you to brows e through at this festival. If you are interested in learning more about potters, woodcarvers and glass blowers there will be demonstrat ions throughout the day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Street, Mullica Hill, (856) 418-1135
Going the Distance Start off celebrating Burlington Day by running Third State Brewing’s 5K. The participants will run through historic Burlington and prizes will be given to runners who plac e first, second and third overall. After the race, Legend’s Pizza will be providing food for each runner and Third State Brewery will be hosting an after-race party with music, food and drinks. 10 a.m., Riverfront Promenade, Burlington, BurlingtonRunningClub.com
Symphonic Sounds The South Jersey Pops Orchestra presents the Symphonic Festival. This will be the final installment of the orchestra’s 48th concert season featuring the 70-piece orchestra and guest vocalist Charlie Hannigan. The program will span many genres and centuries ’ worth of musical art from Mozart and Handel to Star Wars and other modern favorites. 3 p.m., Lenape High School Auditorium, 235 Hartford Road, Medford, SouthJerseyPops.org/ SymphonicFestival
The Mill Race Village Comic Book and Car Show is your chance to browse through old and new comics, movies, posters and more. This is a one-time event that will not be happening again, so make it a family affair. The event will also be hosting guest artists, costume groups, writers and a free car show. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this versatile festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mill Race Village, White Street, Mount Holly, JerseyShoreComicBookShow.com.
Awaken y our inner child at the N ew Jersey Renaissance Faire, which has been creating a magical experi- ence for nine y ears. The performers engage the audience with sword fights, master glass blowing and stories of friendship. This is an event where fantasy meets re ality through education, vendors and the stage. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Liberty Lake, 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJRenFaire.com
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