Admit it — you like to watch juggling just as much as your preschooler does. This month, you have several chances to get in on some juggling goodness. Comedy juggling duo Brothers from Different Mothers are at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond for four shows on Jan. 4-6 (tix and show times at www.secondstoryrep.org). Can’t make it? They’re also at the Redmond Performance Center — this time with a troupe of friends that include magicians and musicians — on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. (tickets are $6-$12 at the door, but check www.ci.redmond.wa.us/Arts/eventswps.asp for information on buying online). Popular juggler-about-town Rhys Thomas is at the Shoreline Community College Theatre on Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. All tickets are a cool six bucks. To purchase, visit www.shorelinearts.net or call 206-417-4645.
Local modern dance company Redd Legg Dance treats kids to a choreographed spin through space on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. The Final Frontier blends dance and multimedia presentations to teach kids about gravity, space exploration, the stars and other out-of-this-world topics. It’s geared for all ages, and tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 14. Call 206-852-3146 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot. The Intiman Theater, 201 Mercer St., Seattle.
Seattle Opera is out to make it easy for you to bring the kids to a performance. This month it presents Leoncavallo’s masterpiece Pagliacci, the story of a band of traveling performers and the pain they mask with greasepaint. Buy tickets for the Family Matinee on Jan. 20 (kids under 18 are $15) and enjoy a host of kid-friendly events: free clown noses and face painting, temporary tattoos, and pictures with cast members. After the show, young ticketholders can sample Pagliacci Pizza in the lobby and browse an instrument petting zoo. The opera is two hours long, plus intermissions, which should be tolerable to all but the most determined wigglers. Regular tickets run $25-$169. To purchase, call 206-389-7676 or visit www.seattleopera.org.