Monkey Around

Man, Japan comes up with some quirky things. Did you know they invented a hair noodle protector? It's this weird thing paper fan-like thing that wraps around the side of your face to keep your hair out of your noodles. Um, ever hear of a scrunchy? There's also this Japanese fairytale called The Monkey & The Jellyfish, and it's about a sea queen who fakes being sick so she can have the tail of a monkey. Weird, right? Oh, there's more. Somehow Artie the monkey gets conned into visiting the queen's underwater palace and must outsmart the evil one to save his precious tail. Wondering where the jellyfish comes in? Well, during this adventure Artie happens to meet jellyfish who likes to gossip, a smart fish, a turtle that might be wacky, and other crazy sea creatures. If you don't believe us, see it with your own eyes 10 a.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Artisan Center Theater (418 E. Pipeline Road). Admission is only $5. For more info, visit
Sat., June 19, 10 a.m.; Tue., June 22, 10 a.m.; Thu., June 24, 10 a.m.; Sat., June 26, 10 a.m., 2010
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