January’s gray can be tough to take. Good thing we’ve got plenty of distractions to keep you and the kiddos busy in all sorts of venues this weekend. There are music concerts (Caspar and Johnny!), art-related activities, a nature walk and a super-fun interactive storytime.



Winter Tracks at Lewis State Park
Think all animals hibernate this time of year? Think again, and join a ranger to hunt for tracks that indicate what animals are living in the park and adapting to winter surroundings. Sat., 2 to 3 pm, Bellevue, $3. Event details


Family Winter Wonderland at Bellevue Arts Museum
Come in from out of the rain and cold for an afternoon of winter-themed art projects, demos and entertainment. Sat., 1 to 4 p.m., Ages 4 to 12, Bellevue, Free. Event details

Eats & Beats at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
What do you get when you combine tunes by Caspar Babypants, pizza, lemonade and time to explore the museum? The perfect evening.  Sat., 5:30 to 8 p.m., Factoria, $13. Event details


Kids’ Art Night at Space to Create
It’s open studio time for the kiddos who get to do everything from sewing and drawing to jewelry making. P.S.: Wear your PJs!  Fri., 6 to 9 p.m., Seattle, $30.  Pre-registration required. Event details

Johnny Bregar Concert
The always-entertaining Bregar brings his bluesy, jazzy style to the stage as part of the awesome Kids Rock! Concert series at Mount Baker Community Center.  Sat., 10:30 a.m., Mount Baker, $4/kid; $10/family. Event details

Town Mouse, Country Mouse at Shoreline Library
Everybody loves the story of the two mouse cousins who wonder about life in each other’s worlds. This version (performed as interactive theater from Last Leaf Productions) is set in Spain. Sat., 11 a.m., Shoreline, Free. Event details