Unitarian Society

Henry the Juggler

Henry the Juggler (AKA Henry Lappen) is a wanted man! Henry is wanted by audiences everywhere for his zany attempts to defy the laws of gravity. He juggles any number of balls, clubs, rings, members of the audience . . . He balances strange items on the tip of his nose. Everything is accomplished wordlessly as Henry uses body language (and road signs!) to express himself. Caution: Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act.

2-2:45 and 3-3:45 at the Unitarian Society

Tom Knight Puppets

Here's your chance to meet the Little Elephant, Andy the Recycling Guy and Allie the Alligator. Tom Knight's puppet show is a vibrant collection of original songs and skits, with enough variety to keep even the very youngest children waiting to see what will happen next. Sing along to catchy songs like "Don't Kiss a Codfish," "Easy as Pie," and "The Library Boogie." Tom Knight has been writing and performing for kids since 1988.

4-4:45 and 5-5:45 at the Unitarian Society

Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry

The Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry Duo have the kind of musical chemistry that happens when excellent musicians have been playing together for more than a decade. Guitarist/fiddler Tracy Grammer is well known for her beautiful voice, fine fiddling and all the great music she made with songwriter Dave Carter. Jim Henry is a masterful musician, equally adept on guitar, dobro and mandolin, who spent three years as a member of Mary Chapin Carpenter's band. With Grammer and Henry you can expect to hear excellent singer-songwriter originals, hot bluegrass picking and choice covers of music from Woody Guthrie to The Decemberists.

7-7:45 and 8-8:45 at the Unitarian Society


Since their first album came out in 2005, Winterpills have been mesmerizing people with their fragile-but-dangerous chamber-pop songs. The Washington Post called their music "densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning fiendishly melodic." Jon Pareles of The New York Times praised Winterpills for "elegant arrangements" of "songs that stay haunted." In 2012 the band released the "All My Lovely Goners" album, which embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful sound that is their trademark.

9:15-10 and 10:15-11 at the Unitarian Society

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All First Night performances are family-friendly, but these are especially suitable for younger children.