Halloween’s over and done with, but that doesn’t mean the party must end. We’ve rounded up some fun-filled activities to help you usher in the first weekend of November. On our radar: a popular show with non-stop action, a production with plenty of LOL moments, an annual sale you don’t want to miss and a festival with loads of entertainment. If you’re looking for even more excitement, consider the Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! tour playing at the McCaw Hall or the Diwali Family Festival at SAM, and be sure to read on for more weekend picks.
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Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart (pictured)
We know this show isn’t exactly in Seattle, but it’s too good not to include. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your fave Disney friends at this all new Disney On Ice skating extravaganza. This year’s show will feature the beloved stories and characters from several smash hit animated movies, including Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out as well as Frozen and Toy Story. Wed.-Mon. Event details.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
Find music, dance, food, arts and crafts and more at this free, family-friendly festival celebrating Día de los Muertos – a Latin American holiday honoring the dead. Families can experience a procession led by Aztec dancers and a traditional altar dedication, enjoy music and dance, decorate sugar skulls and get their faces painted, plus nosh on delicious food and drink Mexican hot chocolate and purchase tickets for a raffle benefiting the PNA’s Spanish language preschool co-op. Sat. Event details.
The Tortoise & The Hare
In this latest StoryBook Theater production, see what happens when a contest is set between a fleet-footed Hare and a flat-footed Tortoise. Not a creature in the forest believes the ever-steady tortoise will win against the ever-ready Hare, but they quickly learn that being slow and steadfast can actually get you to the finish line. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Anne of Green Gables
Mark your calendars for this SecondStory Repertory production featuring the musical adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s timeless classic. The Cuthberts, expecting to adopt a boy, receive a wide-eyed, red-haired, girl named Anne who develops a penchant for finding trouble. With her irrepressible spirit and imagination, see what happens when she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of Prince Edward Island. Thurs.-Sat. Event details.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Bellevue Youth Theatre is kicking off its 2017 season with this fun script. Designed for the whole fam, follow the delightful story of a town overrun with rats and a bad mayor. And see what happens when the Pied Piper saves the town, but not before helping the townspeople realize what truly matters. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
MIPA Toy Swap
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at this giant consignment sale of gently used toys, baby and kids’ clothes, maternity clothes and equipment (think: cribs, pack ‘n plays, strollers, joggers). Clean out your closets and sell your unwanted items or shop the sale for tons of great bargains. It’s a win-win for everyone! Sat. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.
— Kristina Moy