Norfolk-based artist Matt Harrison is new to the Arts for Learning roster this year, teaching a popular workshop called “Make Comics Now.” Matt comes from a teaching family—his parents are retired elementary school teachers and his wife is a middle school English teacher, and he says conversations about classroom theory and its practical applications have […]
Family friendly indie rockers Einstein’s Monkey has been described as a blend of They Might Be Giants and Bare-Naked Ladies and more. The band’s 80’s era alt-rock and electronic influences show through with heavy, danceable beats and arpeggiated synths sweeping in and out of a typical set.
Never forgetting their roots as a band for any age, family friendly themes weave their way through upbeat, honest rock music. The band revels in the simple joys of life while not being afraid to point out the pains of being a kid or adult. A typical show is an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair that offers a unique bonding experience for audiences of all ages.
In their more than 15 years together, the band has been seen at FloydFest, Festival in the Park, the Jefferson Center, the Lyric Theater, as well as music clubs, festivals, school auditoriums and public libraries.