January newsletter

Happy new year! (A little late, I know.) I hope you had wonderful holidays. My wife and I enjoyed a great trip to Texas and some relaxing time in Portland, too. We’re gearing up for a big change in our lives: our first baby is due in less than a month! (Due date is 2/11.) I’m hoping to take at least two weeks off once the baby comes, so keep an eye on my Facebook page and website for updates. We feel blessed to bring a child into such a loving community, and all you Red Yarn supporters are a big part of that!

In other big news, I was recently awarded a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to produce the pilot episode of The Deep Woods kids’ TV show! I have a talented crew of artists on-board to help. The project must be completed in 2014; hopefully we’ll have something to show by the fall. Stay tuned!

I’m also excited to be launching a music program at Joyful Noise Child Development Centers, and to lead residencies at Atkinson, Arleta, Woodstock and Happy Valley elementary schools this winter and spring.

Finally, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Rainy Day Family, a new collective of children’s entertainers including the Alphabeticians, Penny’s Puppets, Tallulah’s Daddy, Pointed Man Band and more. We have our first group show on Sunday, January 26 from 4-5:30pm at the Village Ballroom. Tickets are for sale online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549562. I suggest you buy in advance, because these big shows at Village Ballroom have been selling out.

Thanks for all your ongoing support! Hope to see you soon!

Andy/Red Yarn

Regular Show Schedule:
**Please note: I’ll be taking two weeks off from performing when my baby comes. I will try to get subs for my regular shows, but some might be cancelled.
First Mondays at World Forestry Center, 10-10:45am
Through April2/3, 3/3, and 4/7
Performance included with museum admission
Tuesdays at Cafe au Play, 10:30-11am
$3/walking person suggested
Wednesdays at Village Ballroom, 10-10:45am 
$5/family suggested
Fridays at Warehouse Cafe, 10-10:45am 
$5/family suggested
First Saturdays at Mississippi Pizza, 4-5pm
2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3…
$5-$10/family suggested
Sadly, I’m no longer doing regular shows at Treehouse Children’s Boutique. See their website for their ongoing show schedule.