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Today to Sunday, Sept. 13 to 16

Simpich Marionettes
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The Great Plains Puppet Train is pulling into West Liberty for a four-day festival of workshops, dinners, parties and public performances. Activities begin tonight (9/13) with a show and party. Friday features workshops, performances and a puppet slam. Saturday’s events roll into the West Liberty Children’s Festival, with five puppet performances, street food and activities, and a street dance with a mariachi band. One final show will be held Sunday morning. Puppeteers are coming from as far afield as Turkey, Mexico, Georgia and Colorado. Performances are open to the public; workshops and specials are open to festival participants.

Great Plains Puppet Train

Today (9/13) to Sunday (9/16), various sites in downtown West Liberty; most public puppet shows $6 to $10; Greatplainspuppettrain.com

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