Mil’s Trills Thrills
Although you missed the first show at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, it is not too late to enjoy Mil’s Trills, the entertaining and original band created by Amelia Robinson in 2010.
The next time you can catch this family-friendly musical adventure is on March 6. At 3:30 pm Robinson will perform with a few of her 80 rotating musicians at The Rock Shop on Fourth Avenue between President and Carroll Streets. Amelia plays the electric ukulele and sings “original, quirky and whimsical songs.”
So what exactly is Mil’s Trills? To describe it briefly, it is a “series of live performances introducing grownups with young children to the world of instruments.” Robinson recommends her shows to an audience of babies until 4 years old, with their parents. Parents should bring blankets, shakers and other instruments, and be prepared to play along! Liz Shapiro, also known as ‘ONE-DER Woman” will be on hand to “spread compassion and unity with her lyrical superhero powers.”
The performance at the Rock Shop will be a suggested donation of $15 for each child accompanied by an adult. Additional siblings will set parents back another $5 per.
There are three more upcoming performances of Mil’s Trills in Brooklyn:
• Friday, March 8 at 4pm at the Playroom at Egg in DUMBO, 72 Jay Street. This performance will be a more intimate setting for friends and neighbors of a Mil’s Trills Early Childhood Music Lesson. The children will learn more about musical opposites, dynamics and rhythms through original songs and stories. This performance will cost $20 per child with parent and $5 each sibling.
• Saturday, March 9, at 11am at the Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Park Slope’s very own Rolie Polie Guacamole will also join in. Billed as a “feast of kindie music” tickets for this event are going for only $10 at the door, and $35 for a family of four.
• Sunday, March 10 is the last show in the series. Come to the Hip Tot Music Festival at Littlefield Art & Performance Space, 622 Degraw Street between Third and Fourth Avenues at 12pm. Mil’s Trills is the opener for alex & The Kaleidoscope Band. Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door for kids and $12 for adults.