Happy February! Here’s to a weekend full of adventures, from a party that combines breakfast and ice cream (huh??) to storytelling, to a musical concert that will delight young and old ears alike. We’ve also got a kid-friendly ballet, a guided nature walk, and a festival that celebrates the end of Chinese New Year. If you feel like road-trippin’ to Olympia, go Friday and check out the MomsRising dance party/sing-along (featuring Caspar Babypants) in the Capitol Dome in celebration of healthy families, and to seek better support for quality early learning programs.
What A Treat
Molly Moon’s Breakfast Bash Did ya hear what Saturday is? It’s International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, and Molly Moon’s is celebrating big time with hot bowls of Washington-grown, steel-cut oats, served with a scoop of ice cream (try Moon’s newest flave: Maple Bacon) and a trip to the fab toppings bar. And while you’re enjoying all that goodness, you’re doing good too, as all proceeds go to Partners in Health, which supports Haiti healthcare relief. Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capitol Hill and Wallingford, $6. Read more.
Better Than TV
Concerts For Kids with Debbie Dimitre Watch actress/storyteller extraordinaire Debbie Dimitre bring to life (in costume and character) The World of Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of the Peter Rabbit tales. Sat., 11 a.m., Seattle, Free. Read more.
Music To Our Ears
Pied Piper Concert Series in Mount Baker Spend the morning bopping along to the tunes of Eric Ode, who blends clever lyrics with gentle wit and superb musicality, making every show a treat for Little Ones and parents alike. Sat. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Seattle, $3, Read more.
Life’s A Stage
Evergreen City Ballet’s Children’s Series Your Nutcracker experience was such a hit, why not build on that ballet buzz with this wonderful, kid-friendly show by ECB that features the stories Peter and the Wolf and Dancing to Disney? Sat. 1 and 4 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.; Renton, $10, kids; $15, adults. Read more.
Festivus for the Rest of Us
Chinese Lantern Festival The folks at Sponge celebrate the end of Chinese New Year, with paper lantern-making; dumpling tasting, cultural dancing and, of course, some language lessons. Sat., 10 a.m. to noon, Issaquah (Also Sun., 10 a.m. to noon, Seattle), Free. Read more.
Out and About
Animal Tracking at Mercer Slough A real, live Park Ranger will lead kids on a tour of the Slough and point out evidence of the creatures that reside in it. Sun., 2:30 to 3 p.m., Bellevue, Free. Under 11 must be accompanied by parent. Read more.