EVENTS

Below you'll find a list of upcoming public events by or featuring Sockz Theatre. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

UPCOMING

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Best Of BAMkids: Follow Your Dreams

(Ages 6-8)

Virtual On-Demand: December 10–18, 2022

In-Person: Saturday, December 10 @ 11AM

Join us at BAM or snuggle up on the sofa at home to screen the most popular, audience-selected favorites from this year's BAMkids Film Festival. These eleven films from around the globe focus on stories of friendship and adventure! Recommended for ages 6-8.

FREE ART WORKSHOP: Join Sockz Theatre in the lobby at BAM before or after the screening on December 10 to create your own unique paper sculptures! Families will learn to crumple, fold, and mold recycled paper into imaginative works of art to take home.

Workshop runs from 10-10:45am and 12-12:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Lobby.

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Miami Beach EcoFest 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Normandy Fountain

7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Join us for found-object art making at the Miami Beach EcoFest -- hosted by Clean Miami Beach! This free outdoor festival will feature an environmentally-focused market and art activities, as well as live music, and a variety of food and drink vendors! We are so excited to spend the afternoon making art that inspires resourcefulness, creativity, and caring for the environment -- come have fun with us!

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Best Of BAMkids: Joyful Adventures

(Ages 3-5)

Virtual On-Demand: November 12–20, 2022

In-Person: Saturday, November 12 @ 11AM

Join us at BAM or snuggle up on the sofa at home to screen the most popular, audience-selected favorites from this year's BAMkids Film Festival. Orbie will be joined by nine other short films from around the globe that encourage kids to embrace their dreams, follow their hearts, and let their imaginations soar! Recommended for ages 3-5.

FREE ART WORKSHOP: Join Sockz Theatre in the lobby at BAM before or after the screening on November 12 to create your own unique paper sculptures! Families will learn to crumple, fold, and mold recycled paper into imaginative works of art to take home.

Workshop runs from 10-10:45am and 12-12:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Lobby.

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16th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

April 1–3, 2022

Orbie  and Down By The Bay are Official Selections at Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival! Featuring short live-action, animation, and documentaries - made for toddlers through teens.

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Creative Storytelling:

Virtual Workshop

(in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle)

Sunday, February 20, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 pm PST

All Ages Welcome

Become a dynamic storyteller in this hands-on, virtual workshop with Sockz Theatre! Learn how to integrate character voices, sound effects, and found-object puppetry to tell original stories or classic fables. This workshop is designed to help encourage imagination and radical creativity for the entire family. All are welcome.

Please Note: This workshop will take place in Pacific Time

Materials Needed:

• Lots of imagination!

• A book or a magazine of any shape or size (we won’t be reading them)

• 3-5 recycled materials (cans, bottles, boxes, toilet paper tubes, etc.)

• Any additional art supplies (markers, tape, glue sticks, etc.)

Registration is free - donations encouraged.

Register via Children's Film Festival Seattle below:

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Children's Film Festival Seattle 2022

February 11–20, 2022

Down By The Bay & Orbie will be two of many other brilliant Official Selections for this year's Children's Film Festival Seattle! Screening virtually February 11–20, 2022. More details below:

ICING ON THE CAKE (Ages 2+)

Virtual: Feb. 11–20

In-Person: Feb. 12 & Feb. 19

In this lively and vibrant mix of animated shorts, characters experience an array of joyful adventures, from waking up the sun to conducting an orchestra! (Featuring Orbie)

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MUSICAL MOMENTS (Ages 2+)

Virtual: Feb. 11–20

In-Person: Feb. 13 & Feb. 20

From down by the seaside to up in space, this collection of shorts will take you on a magical journey that will leave your feet tapping and heart full. (Featuring Down By The Bay)

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BAMkids Film Festival 2022

February 5–13, 2022

Orbie is an Official Selection at BAMkids Film Festival 2022! Come over to BAM or snuggle up on the sofa at home to join the 24th annual BAMkids Film Festival. We’re screening short films from around the globe that encourage kids to embrace their dreams, follow their hearts, and let their imaginations soar. 

JOYFUL SURPRISES (Ages 3-7)

Virtual: Feb. 5–13

In-Person: Feb. 5 & 6

Turn up the joy! In this lively and vibrant mix of animated shorts, characters experience an array of delightful adventures, from waking up the sun to conducting an orchestra. This program includes films from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States.(Featuring Orbie)

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16th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Dec 7 – Dec 11, 2021

Filmmakers from around the world will showcase their work and many of their films will be making their World Premieres. Featuring Sockz Theatre's Little Speckled Frogs as an Official Selection in Film Block 11 on Saturday, December 11 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM.

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Best of BAMkids:

Small Wonders

October 30 - November 7, 2021

60 Minutes • Ages 3-5

Virtual & In-person

Join us in viewing this collection of the most popular films from this year's BAMkids Film Festival - featuring Little Speckled FrogsThese playful tales from around the globe come alive with vibrant animation, animals, and music. Watch the collection virtually from October 30 - November 7 or with us in-person on November 6 at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY.

In partnership with BAM, Northwest Film Forum and Melbourne International Animation Festival.

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Creative Storytelling:

Virtual Classes

(in partnership with What A Do Theatre)

4 Weeks • Mondays: June 14, 21, 28 & July 5

6:30-7:30 PM Eastern

Recommended Ages 6-10

$25 for all 4 sessions

Join Christian & Eric, in partnership with their friends at What A Do Theatre, for hands-on storytelling and puppet-making classes! Over the course of 4 weeks, we will: learn all about upcycling, create our own unique sock puppet characters, and develop original stories.

• This workshop will be held in a password-protected Zoom room

• Register via What A Do Theatre below

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Earth Day with Orbie: Virtual Workshop (For Families)

April 18, 2021 • 10 AM Eastern

Ages 3-6

30 Minutes • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day on an adventure with Orbie in this virtual family workshop! Join Orbie and the makers of Sockz as we dive deep into the coral reef to explore its wonders and learn about the ways we can help protect these precious environments! You and your family will work together to source recycled materials and use your imaginations to transform them into a unique art piece.

• This workshop will be held in a password-protected Zoom room

• Pre-workshop prep info will be sent prior to the event

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BAMkids Film Festival

Feb 20 – Feb 28, 2021

ANIMAL PARTY (Ages 3-5): Stories of friendship and adventure come alive with vibrant colors, animals, and lots of music in these animated shorts from around the world. Watch the trailer HERE.

Featuring Sockz Theatre's Little Speckled Frogs!

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Children's Film Festival Seattle

Feb 18 – Feb 28, 2021

KALEIDOSCOPE (Ages 3-6): This international and very musical animation program is filled with stories of friendship and adventure that are alive with vibrant colors, music and the important message: our friends and family make the world go ’round, and with them by our sides, life is so much better!

Featuring Sockz Theatre's Little Speckled Frogs!

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FEATHERED, FLUFFY, AND FABULOUS (Ages 2+): This collection of animated and puppet films for our youngest festival-goers are filled with tales of fluffy animals and other adorable creatures.

Featuring Sockz Theatre's Three Little Pigs & The Thirsty Crow!

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