Veterans Day brings a three-day weekend and plenty of family fun to be had around the Emerald City. On our radar: a sweet festival for chocolate lovers, a classic production with a twist and a rockin’ concert with a popular children’s entertainer. If that’s not enough excitement, visit a Washington state park or national park for free or catch Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream at the Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett. Scroll down to learn more and to see what else is happening around the city.

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Seattle

Discover Science Weekend
Head to the Seattle Aquarium this weekend to explore science through exciting hands-on experiments, presentations and activities. Plus, meet scientists and researchers from the Aquarium as well as other organizations in the community and learn about current projects and research being conducted. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series
Boogie over to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for this month’s Kindiependent Kids Rock Series with Johnny Bregar. Kids and parents can sing and dance to a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family-driven songs. Sat. Event details.

The Northwest Chocolate Festival
Calling all chocolate lovers! Celebrate everything and anything chocolate at this mouthwatering festival. In addition to celebrating fine artisan and specialty chocolate from around the world, sample chocolate from over 100 chocolate makers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs, attend chocolate workshops and savor wine and cocktail pairings. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Matilda
This weekend, the Village Theatre will be bringing Roald Dahl’s magical misfit Matilda to the stage. In this latest production, watch as an incredible cast of 15 local youth, who have been training for their roles in music, acting, and CrossFit since June, are joined by some of the Puget Sound’s best performers. It’s going to be a show to remember! Thurs.-Sun. Event details.

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Wendy and Peter: Into Neverland
The Bellevue Youth Theatre is back at it again with their latest production of Wendy and Peter: Into Neverland. You’ve heard the story of Peter Pan, but now it’s time to hear from Wendy. In an original twist of the classic tale, Wendy and Peter: Into Neverland explores the world of fairies, pirates and children who never grow up, all through the eyes of Wendy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday evening? This month’s family night at Crossroads will feature entertainment by Jim Valley—a musician, composer, entertainer and world-renowned performing artist as well as family game time, $1.50 off WiggleWorks kids admission and pizza and drink specials. Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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