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Theater: Paul Bunyan 

Sun., April 11

The Center for Puppetry Arts celebrates America's homegrown folklore with PAUL BUNYAN & THE TALL TALE MEDICINE SHOW. Presented as a kind of old-fashioned traveling performance meant to entertain audiences enough so they'd buy patent medicines, this fleet-footed program puts the spotlight on Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox; John Henry the ill-fated steel-driving man; Pecos Bill the cowboy; and Native American princess Hekeke. Also called American Tall Tales, this adaptation by Jon Ludwig and directed by Clint Thornton offers a master class in 19th-century storytelling and showmanship. The Center also encourages costumes for a special Frontier Day April 10 with cowboy-themed kids' activities. Through May 23. $9-$16. Frontier Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Sat., noon and 2 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. 1404 Spring St. 404-873-3089. www.puppet.org.

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