This weekend, we’re setting our clocks ahead and springing forward with lots of family fun. On our radar: a toe tappin’ concert, a show for dog lovers, a carnival just for tots and a day devoted to little artists. If you’ve got a crew of kindie rockers, boogie over to U Heights on Saturday to see Eli Rosenblatt (pictured) play his signature mix of global sounds, including salsa, reggae and hip hop, and be sure to scroll down to learn more about these fun events and to see what else is going on around town.
photo: Eli Rosenblatt
Saturday Family Concerts at Town Hall: La Famille Léger
Put on your dancing shoes and head to Town Hall to enjoy a fun (and super lively) family concert with La Famille Léger. Sing and dance to tunes of French Canada played on the fiddle and accordion, plus enjoy old-fashioned story scrolls with puppets and paper cutouts that bring to life the ballads and stories of the Acadians in North America. Sat. Event details.
Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show
At this year’s show, learn about your favorite dog breeds, watch more than 2,000 dogs compete in Best in Show awards and obedience, rally and agility trials, visit the service booths and enjoy tons of exciting doggie activities. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
“The Tiger & the Dried Persimmon”
The Thistle Theatre is kicking off its latest production with this story from Korea. Told with bunraku puppets, see what happens when a young tiger, who thinks he is the fiercest in all Korea, ventures down a mountainside in search of food. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
IBT Presents “The Jungle Book”
This latest addition to IBT for Children is based on a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling and was created specifically for kids and parents to attend together. Experience a narrated dance performance about friendship, family and the journey home that has been professionally choreographed and staged, and showcases award-winning student dancers from the International Ballet Academy. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Redmond Toddler Group Annual Carnival
This annual carnival will feature games and activities for the 5 and under set. Tykes can try their hands at the fishing pond (where every toddler wins a prize), play basketball and soccer and enjoy a racetrack with cars just their size. Psst…don’t miss the cake walk (always a huge hit!) and be sure try your luck at winning one of the amazing raffle baskets or auction items. Sat. Event details.
Kent Kids’ Art Day
We know this isn’t actually on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. At this year’s event (now in its 31st year!), families can experience a variety of hands-on art projects lead by professional artists and enjoy face painting, food concessions and stage entertainment by Kent School District entertainers. Sat. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.