May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Center for the Arts
314 W Main St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-8384 ext 14


The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, May 6, 2017  – FREE
10:00am – 3:00pm

Event Schedule:

10:00 Doors
10:30 -11:00 Izzy Tooinski
11:00-11:35 Valerie Hummingbird
11:40-11:55 Workshop kids
12:00-12:45  Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
12:50-1:10 Talent Show
1:15-1:35 AirAligned
1:40-1:55 Workshop kids
2:00-2:45 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
2:45-3:00 Talent Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a GRAMMY winning hip hop artist specializing in high grade family friendly funk. When his daughter Saki turned 5, he switched lanes from a nationally touring rapper and producer who rocked the clubs at midnight to an internationally touring family bandleader who rocks theaters at noon! He taught his daughter to rap and they toured together for most of a decade, sharing the stage and the adventures. Ten years and five albums later, 23 Skidoo has garnered two GRAMMY nominations and one GRAMMY win, an ongoing string of nine #1 hits on SiriusXM, glowing reviews in TIME, USA Today and on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, and has rocked the crowds at Lollapalooza, the Smithsonian, the Winnipeg Folk Fest in Canada and the Buddy Daddy Family Bash in New Delhi, India.

 A polyglot producer with an eccentric ear, 23 Skidoo works with a slew of live musicians to mix funk, reggae, R&B, and even gypsy jazz together with classic hip hop drums, then laces the sonic gumbo with witty, uplifting lyricism and surreal storytelling. The live show is a dance party from start to finish, led by a crew in classy purple suits harmonizing, rapping, and keeping it tight with Motown style choreography. The crowd is sure to get involved, from the back and forth hooks to the riotous dance contests. This is family funk at half pint hip hop at its very finest, and a unique experience that will hit your right in your soul!

Izzi Tookinsky is an award winning juggler, storyteller, comedian and author. He mixes wisdom and fun, intelligence and humor, laughter and education and presents at schools, festivals, and corporate events worldwide. He has written two books The Turkey Prince and Juggling Without Struggling, and published work in magazines and newspapers in America and Australia.


AirAligned aerial dance group directed by Tresa Honaker will present “The Mirror”. The first of AirAligned’s 2017 professional season. This incredibly FUN duet will  include aerial dance with aerial silks and aerial hoops. “The Mirror” is a beautiful fantasy for the child in all of us! Marni Marshall and Sophie Wingerd are principal performers with AirAligned and they will be bringing to Family Fun Day this amazing performance … plus a special on stage participation for the audience that you won’t want to miss! AirAligned invites you to ask yourself  “What would it be like to step through your mirror into a magical place?


Valerie Hummingbird teaches songwriting, music, movement and more, using knowledge gathered from over 30 years as a proffesional musician and healer, as well as extensive studies with prominent teachers in the fields of music therapy and sound healing.

Founder of ‘Finding Your Inner Voice,’ Valerie facilitates workshops at retreat centers, camps, schools and family gatherings for children and adults alike, honoring each individual’s voice and holding space for his/her creative expression to freely unfold. Her work promotes self-esteem, group participation, supportive communication and creative catharsis.

Workshops and Talent Show

Workshop Schedule:

Scheduled 4:00-6:00 Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4

Presentation at Family Fun Day during ‘workshop kids’ time right before Secret Agent Skidoo goes on.

To be performed at FFD with a Mother’s day theme all around.  Family day for all generations.

7-13 age group, and about 30 capacity, Workshop in Off Center Stage

Sliding scale…$18 + $2 fee, no kids will be turned away

Talent Show
Talent Show- come with a piece ready to perform, no longer than 2 minutes.  We will take sign ups upon arrival.  First come first served



Workshop Schedule:

Scheduled 4:00-6:00 Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4

Presentation at Family Fun Day during ‘workshop kids’ time right before Secret Agent Skidoo goes on. To be performed at FFD with a Mother’s day theme all around.  Family day for all generations.

7-13 age group, and about 30 capacity.

Sliding scale…$20 no kids will be turned away

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Our all ages rhyme writing workshop, called “RIGHT PLACE, WRITE RHYMES!” , is a freeform event that makes the best use of time based on attendance, both in terms of numbers and specifically who shows up.

 Essentially, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, an accomplished freestyle rhymer, rocks accessible, funky beats through a sound system and rhymes on a microphone to both excite enthusiasm and teach technique, spicing the workshop with freestyles to keep the energy moving. Between these mini performances, he and his band work the crowd individually, helping them use worksheets that we’ve created to break rhyme writing down into a few easy steps. Any motivated and literate person will be able to write a rhyme within the space of 30 minutes or so, and if they feel like it, they’ll even be able to get on the mic and kick their brand new rhyme to the crowd over a fresh beat!

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