School of Sharks Theater
770 Eastern Parkway • 636-1974
$10 (minimum donation); 6-11 p.m.
Man, the Squallis Puppeteers have always freaked me out. It’s almost an uncanny valley reaction (look it up) on my part, and yet that can’t really be, can it? But one thing I can’t knock the Squallis Puppeteers for is their desire to help the community through kids’ camps and other outreach — enter the 10th annual Puppet Prom, a fundraiser for the group and a chance for you to not only help the cause, but to get out and have some fun yourself. The event will feature the requisite puppet characters mingling with the crowd, plus the Lil’ Cheezers food truck, a cash bar, live kissing puppet show, DJ Matt Anthony and live music from local band Lady Pyramid. (Note: Anyone who is easily terrified by 10-foot-tall, surreal-looking creatures may just want to make a donation by mail instead.) —Kevin Gibson