You’ve heard of poetry slams and open-mic nights. Now there’s Pinocchio-oke karaoke. Wannabe puppeteers make simple characters and perform onstage to recorded songs at this puppet show for adults. The event features short acts by master puppeteers with marionettes, shadow puppets, ventriloquist dummies, and more. Use this chart to explore puppets in pop culture and see if you should try your hand (puppet) at karaoke March 27 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue.