Summer’s in full swing and with that amazing sun shining, we’re betting you are inspired to make the most of every weekend. Our roundup this week includes a mid-day musical break, a super-cool puppet show, the perfect family-and-Fido outing, an evening at the pool and a movie under the stars. FYI – if you’re heading downtown on Saturday night (7/31) you’ll be in the midst of the Torchlight Parade. Finally, feeling like a bike ride? Decorate your wheels (and yourself and the kids) and meet up with other biking families at a Kidical Mass ride in Seattle bright and early Saturday morn.  Enjoy!

SEATTLE

Shake Your Booty

Three Free Concerts by The Not-Its! Need a fun way to break up the day? Seattle City Hall plaza is the place to be on Thursday at Noon for a free, midday tune-fest by the always-entertaining kiddie rock band The Not-Its!.  They’re also rocking Tukwila’s Peanut Butter and Jam Concert Series Friday at Noon and Magnuson Park Friday night at 6:30pm Read More

Better Than TV

Puppets Gone Glee If you’re hooked on the TV show Glee (and who isn’t?), you won’t wanna miss this musical puppet show, which uses the show’s music as inspiration and features a cast of outrageously funny characters.  Sat., 11 am, Seattle, $10 to $12. Read more

Out and About

Bark of Seattle We love win-wins and this event fits the bill because it will please the kiddos (games and music) and the pup (agility course and photo opps).  Sun., 11 am to 6 pm, Seattle, Free. Read more

EASTSIDE

In the Spotlight

Aladdin at Bellevue Youth Theatre It’s opening weekend for this classic, timeless tale that comes to life thanks to the spirited performances by BYT’s youth actors.  Fri.-Sat. 7 pm (through Aug 7); Belleuve, $10. Read more

Community Communing

Family Swim Night at Peter Kirk Pool The theme to this week’s three-hour family open swim is Hook, Line & Seafair, with pool games, rafts and inner tubes, oh my! Fri., 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Kirkland, $3. Read more

Better Than TV

Outdoor Movie at Carillon Point A movie becomes all the more magical when the backdrop is beautiful Lake Washington and you watch it under the stars. Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy the screening of Monsters vs. Aliens. Sat., 8:15 pm, Kirkland, $5 Donation suggested. Read more

-Kavita Varma-White