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    Upcoming theater auditions for kids

    Wed Oct 14

    Got a kid with the acting bug? Well, if he can really dance and sing, we may have found his dream gig. On Saturday, October 24, there will be an open casting call for the roles of Young Nala and Young Simba in the Broadway, Las Vegas and National Touring productions of Disney's The Lion King . Kids ages 9 to 12 (and under 58 inches tall) will be taught the last verse of the song "I Just Can't Wait to be King." Sign-in begins at 9am at The National Black Theatre in Harlem (2031-33 Fifth Ave at 125th St) and ends at 11am. If you doubt your show-tune belting kiddo is destined for such lofty heights, here's another option: On Sunday, October 18, the Park Slope arts center Spoke the Hub Dancing will be holding auditions for its first production, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown . Adults and children ages eight to 16 are eligible to try out for the Peanuts -inspired musical. Kids should arrive prepared to dance (natch) and sing 16 bars...

    Wednesday's pick of the day: Meet authors Elizabeth Beckwith + Dale Hrabi

    Wed Oct 14

    Warning: This event is strictly for moms and dads. But you can't do everything with the kids, right? If you're looking for a night out--and some snarky, laugh-out-loud parenting advice instead of the typical touchy-feely stuff--head to powerHouse arena for an adults-only reading by Elizabeth Beckwith (author of Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation ) and Dale Hribi ( The Perfect Baby Handbook ). The two will cover topics such as "Scaring the crap out of your child--in a good way" and "How to use hardware staples to bond with your child." We're giggling already.

    Doodle Doo's is moving

    Wed Oct 14

    After five years on Hudson Street, Doodle Doo's , a children's hair salon and boutique, is moving to Christopher Street in November. Why? "We've simply outgrown our space," says owner Dana Rywelsky. "The space on Christopher is beautiful and it'll give us more opportunities to expand." For example, at the new 1,800-square-foot digs, she'll be able to host birthday parties without closing down the entire store. The West Village mom also plans to add story hours and events for parents. And since the boutique is a huge part of Rywelsky's business, expect to see an ever expanding selection of toys, books and cute clothing items.

    Win Toy Story Mania! for the Wii

    Wed Oct 14

    Did you catch Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D yet? The run's been extended (yay!) but even if you miss seeing them in the theater, you can still go to "infinity and beyond" with Woody and Buzz right in your own home with Toy Story Mania! exclusively for the Wii system. Based on the popular attraction featured in Disney parks, this interactive shooting game is fun for the whole family (yes mom and dad, you too). We're giving away 10 copies of the game. Click here for your chance to win!

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