From Broadway to London’s West End to Portland, Oregon’s Northwest Children’s Theater, Seussical hits the stage with all your favorite characters from Dr. Seuss classics like The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. Enjoy seafood and wine at the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival while the kids build sand castles in the play area. Celebrate Candlemas with the 3rd Annual Festival of the Bees! Or bring all your friends and family together for a few action-packed hours of football on the big screen at McMenamins Grand Lodge.

West side

Seussical the Musical (pictured; photo 2013 Lucas Welsh)
Join Horton the elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and the Cat in the Hat in this musical adventure through the limitless imagination of Dr. Seuss. From the tiny land of Who-Ville to the Jungle of Nool, Seuss’s timeless tales leap from page to stage with Northwest Children’s Theater. Weekends from Feb 2 – March 3. 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm shows.  $18-$22. Ages 4 and up. Event details.

East side 

Playback Theater
Treat your entire family to an exciting evening of music and laughter as Playback Theater hosts a specially priced public show for children. Sat. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Action Adventure Theater. $5 child, $7 adult, $20 for a family of 4. All ages. Event details.

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Enjoy Oregon Seafood and Wine while the kids check out the sand castle building, puppet shows and sand play area. Fri, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Oregon Convention Center. Adults/$12,
seniors & kids 16 and under/$10,
ages 5 and younger: Free. All ages. Event details.

Festival of the Bees
Beeswax candledipping, Bee Art and family crafts, BEE film fest (childcare available), beekeepers, honey and wax sale, hive demo and raffle, informational lectures, storytime, bake sale featuring honey items, and more. Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Shining Star Waldorf School. Suggested donation. All ages. Event details.

Red Fans for Lunar New Year
Decorate red accordion fans with origami paper, Chinese character rubber stamps, glitter and other materials to bring good luck and happiness throughout the year. Sat. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Kenton Library. Free. All ages. Event details.


Superbowl Sunday at Grand Lodge
Enjoy the Big Game live on the big screen in the theater—and, of course, McMenamins ales, wines and spirits. Sun. 1:30 pm doors, 3:00 pm game. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

What will you be doing with your kids this weekend? Will you be settling in for some Superbowl action on Sunday?

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen