The saying goes that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, so we’ve got some roaring good times to be had this first weekend of the month. The dino lovers in the fam get their annual dose at the Burke’s Dinosaur Day exhibit and Suess-fans get rhyming and story time at a celebration featuring green eggs and ham. Also check out a few great concerts, a park story time and a theatre production about a big fat peach. If you’re in the mood for a puppet show, check out The Secret Life of Bugs, which opens this weekend.  There’s also another Ridge Romp show on tap, featuring the always-entertaining Johnny Bregar.

Seattle

Museum Madness

Dinosaur Day at Burke Museum It’s the 25th year of this hugely popular annual event, where the kiddos get up close and personal with real dinosaur and dinosaur-era fossils. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle, $6 to $9.50; 4 and under free. Read more.

Music To Our Ears

Kids Concert at Northgate Community Center Saddle the little ones up for a Wild West-themed music and poetry concert by the always amusing Eric Ode. Sat., 11 a.m. to noon, Seattle, Free. Read more.

 

Better Than TV

Say! I Like Green Eggs and Ham Celebrate the 106th birthday of that all-time king of rhyme Dr. Seuss at this fun gig where the kiddos can do Dr. Suess crafts, listen to story time and, of course, sample some real  green eggs and ham. Fri., 6 to 8 p.m., Seattle, $1. Read more.

Eastside

Music to Our Ears

Do As You Otter Concert Peter Weiss, aka, the Singing Scientist, puts on an entertaining, educational show where kids get to sing and dance to tunes about animals, plants, recycling, and other earth-friendly topics from his newest CD. Fri., 3 p.m., Sammamish, Free. Read more.

Outdoor Adventures

Fiction Friday at Lewis Creek Park Anne Mazur’s delightful picture book The Salamander Room fuels an hour of stories and activities led by a park ranger.  Fri., 11 a.m. to noon, Ages 3 to 6, Bellevue, $1. Pre-registration required. Read more.

Life’s A Stage

James and the Giant Peach It’s the last weekend to catch Youth Theatre Northwest’s production of the classic Roald Dahl story about a boy and his peach tree that keeps growing and growing and growing. Fri., 7:30 p.m.. Sat.-Sun., 2:30, Ages 6 and older, Mercer Island, $13 to $15. Read more.

—Kavita Varma-White