Gilgamesh: the Hero-y King
King Gilgamesh thinks he’s the gods’ gift to Uruk. And he has a point, since he’s half god and half man. He’s handsome (shiny!), he’s strong (hero-y!), and he likes to tell his people what to do (bossy!). But Gilgamesh is driving the people of Uruk crazy. So the gods send Enkidu, a wild man who lives in the forest, to fight Gilgamesh and show the shiny, hero-y, bossy young king what it really means to be a great leader. And although Gilgamesh and Enkidu start off as enemies, they need to figure out how to work together when a monster comes from the forest to destroy them and everyone else in Uruk.
Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2019
Treasure Island Bistro
Ten year-old Jimena is a smart and happy kid who devours adventure stories. But when an ambulance takes her mom to the hospital one day, Jimena is both really sad and really scared. What will happen to her if mom doesn’t get better? Before Jimena can get too afraid, mom’s friends sweep her up and bring her to the restaurant where they work — Treasure Island Bistro. While the restaurant is closed, they’ve figured out a novel way to keep Jimena busy and distracted all afternoon. They’re going to put on a play about the book that inspired their restaurant: Treasure Island. But Jimena’s not just watching the play, she’s in the play, starring as young Jim Hawkins, who finds a map with an X that marks the spot where pirates once buried their treasure. And so begins an adventure that will introduce Jim to the pirate Long Jane Silver and will teach both Jim and Jimena how to be brave and how to judge who’s good and who’s a pirate.
Dates: March 13-22, 2020