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Prince Tito
To help Tito overcome his stage fright, Maya convinces him to audition for a community theater performance called "Prince Tito." Maya promises Tito that she'll get the female lead and be right with him onstage the whole time. But when the director casts Tito in the lead and Maya in a bit part, Tito is bound for stardom - but only if Maya can find a way to keep him from freezing up in front of the audience on opening night.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 9:30am
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 1:00am
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 1:00am


The Bully and the Bunny
A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 9:30am
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 1:00am
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 9:30am


Family Time
Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 9:30am
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 1:00am
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 9:30am


La Calavera
When Maya wants to add some oomph to her presentation about Mexico for school, she consults her Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera, or skull made of sugar, that is used in the yearly Day of the Dead celebration. Maya promises to let nothing happen to this special calavera. Her presentation goes well, but Maya loses the calavera! After Theo, Maggie, Chrissy and Andy each share their fantastical ideas about how the lost calavera will make Abuela feel, Maya herself feels horrible. She promised her abuela that she wouldn't let anything happen to it! Then, as luck would have it, Maya discovers that she accidentally switched backpacks with another student, and the calavera is recovered. An excited Maya can't contain herself, and while jumping up and down, breaks the calavera! Maya is determined not to let her abuela down, and goes to great lengths to have the calavera re-made. Unfortunately, this, too, is a disaster. When Abuela is finally told the truth, Maya is surprised - Abuela is happy! Not about the calavera, but about Maya's good grade on her presentation. And though Abuela misses the calavera, she thinks that rebuilding it together would make her even happier.

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 9:30am
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 1:00am
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 9:30am


Politics Unusual
Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 9:30am
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 1:00am
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 9:30am


Tito's Mexican Vacation
Maya notices something's wrong with Tito. He's not interested in playing soccer or eating ice cream. Is he sick? It turns out he's homesick. It all starts when Tito gets a postcard from his cousins in Mexico. Tito misses them and misses his former home. Maya, eager to help her cousin feel better, decides that if they can't take Tito back to Mexico, they'll bring Mexico to Tito! Maya ropes the rest of the gang into helping her with the research and acquisition of Mexican objects, foods, and information. Events escalate with typically Maya-esque results, and pretty soon the Community Center is packed with all things Mexican. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and the entire display is destroyed right before Tito gets to the Center. Maya is mortified, but Tito is happy. Seeing how much everyone cared about him helped to lift his homesickness. After all, he is home with Maya, too. Just then the big surprise appears: Tito's cousins, brought from Mexico!
Goals: Present a variety of authentic cultural experiences; Represent immigrant experiences; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners. Vocabulary - family, cousins, aunt, uncle

Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 1:00am
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 1:00am
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 9:30am


Surprise, Surprise
Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 2:30am
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 2:30am
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 9:30am
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 1:00am
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 -- 9:30am


An Okri-Dokey Day
When Maya realizes that their neighbors Greg and Isoka Okri don't have any children of their own, she concludes that their life must be horribly empty - after all, her parents are always saying how Maya and Miguel are the light of their lives. So Maya engineers things so she and Miguel spend the better part of a weekend with the Okris. However, between roller coaster rides, kid-friendly restaurants, homemade facial treatments, and breakfast in bed, the Okris get a lot more than they bargained for.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 2:30am
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 2:30am
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 1:00am
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 1:00am
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 9:30am


Chrissy's Big Move
Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 9:30am
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 1:00am
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 1:00am


Career Day
It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.
Goals: Present economic interdependence; Use authentic, natural language. Vocabulary - job, career, astronaut, salesman

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 2:30am
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 9:30am
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 -- 1:00am
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 -- 9:30am


I've Got to Be Mi-Guel
Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 2:30am
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 1:00am
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 9:30am


I Love Maya
Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 9:30am


Mala Suerte
When the usually meticulous Rosa scorches the family breakfast, Maya thinks the apartment is cursed with bad luck. Using Maggie's grandmother's Guide to Feng Shui (which they don't really have time to read thoroughly), Maya, Miguel and the gang redecorate the entire place in an effort to restore positive energy before Santiago brings home an important supplier for dinner that evening. But at dinner that night, the kids' freshly painted walls, makeshift Asian fountains, and rearranged furniture cause a lot more harm than good.

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 1:00am
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 1:00am
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 9:30am


The Matchmaker
One evening, after Maya sees Abuela Elena dancing alone after dinner, she decides that her grandmother's cheery exterior is masking a deep loneliness - and that Abuela Elena needs to be fixed up on a date. Maya's big idea launches a quest for an eligible sixty-something bachelor, the mother of all makeovers, and a blind date that doesn't go as planned.

Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 1:00am
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 1:00am


When Maya Met Andy
Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball). And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 1:00am
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 9:30am


The Autograph
When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.

Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 1:00am
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 9:30am


Rhymes with "Gato"
When Chrissy's kitten runs away, Maya and her friends put up signs and spread the word about the lost "gato." Unfortunately, Maggie's Spanish is terrible, and she tells people they're missing a "pato" - a duck. Soon Maya is stuck with a disgruntled and irascible duck in her apartment, on the same afternoon, it turns out, that the landlord is coming by to make some repairs. And she still has to find the lost kitty.

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 1:00am
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 9:30am


La Nueva Cocinita
While Maya and Miguel are searching with their Abuela Elena for treasures through her seemingly bottomless trunk of memories, they happen upon an old menu from her defunct restaurant "La Cocinita." She rhapsodizes dreamily about the menu - summoning magical concoctions with mystical powers that can cure an ill-tempered grouch. After a walk around the neighborhood, they see grumpiness and general disharmony everywhere, and Maya quickly decides that not only Abuela Elena, but the whole neighborhood is in need of a New Cocinita to bring happiness and harmony to everyone with the magic of the old recipes. Enlisting her friends to be the kitchen and wait staff, Maya prepares for the big opening night over Miguel's steady stream of protests and warnings. Of course, Maya and her crew soon get in over their heads...

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 1:00am
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 1:00am
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 9:30am


The Letter
Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 1:00am
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 9:30am
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 1:00am


Teacher's Pet
When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:00am
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 9:30am


Soccer Mom
When Maya and Miguel's soccer coach leaves to become a professional player, the gang is left without a coach. A frantic search for a new coach is unsuccessful. Finally, Maya notices that her mom is a fairly adept player. perhaps she should be the new coach! Rosa is talked into the idea. Rosa turns out to be an excellent coach, and all the kids love her. except Maya and Miguel don't like the two parts of their lives crossing over like this. Rosa keeps telling stories about them and calling them cute names that are embarrassing! They ask Rosa to step down as coach, which she agrees to do. But when they realize that they don't play as well without her, Maya and Miguel beg her to come back and help them before a big game. Rosa declines. During the game, Maya and Miguel's team is losing badly. so the new coach turns to Rosa for a little inspiration. Rosa gives the team a pep talk and some coaching from the sidelines. and the gang wins! In the end, Maya and Miguel learn to be proud of their mom. and to occasionally let her embarrass them.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 -- 1:00am
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 9:30am


The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man
Miguel enters a comic book contest. Before he can finish his original comic book loosely based on Aztec mythology entitled, "The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man," Miguel comes down with a bad cold. Miguel has left the hero in grave jeopardy, and he implores Maya to finish the comic book and save him. Maya rounds up the gang to help her think of a way to save the hero from the bad guy. In a series of vignettes, we see each kid's proposed ending: Tito imagines a heroic soccer player (who looks just like him) saving the day, Theo pitches a robot boy (who looks just like him) saving the day, and Maggie and Chrissy imagine a fantastic singing duo (who look just like them) saving the day. With the clock ticking and no clear ending, Maya decides that they should combine all of their endings together, and make one grand finale. In the end, Maya's cooperative ending nets Miguel a prize for "Most Creative."

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 7:00pm
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 -- 1:00am
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 -- 9:30am


Maya and Miguel, Come On Down!
Maya and Miguel seem to have an aptitude for their favorite TV game show. But when they decide to audition, they discover that they have very different approaches to training. As they move from one stage to the next -- preparing for the audition, passing the trial, training for the show -- their own rivalry grows more intense, and they lose the knack of working together. Only when they are on live TV, confronted by an unscrupulous contestant who will do anything to win, are they able to put aside their little differences and work together as sister and brother.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 -- 7:00pm


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