The cold weather of late seems to belie that it’s spring. But don’t let the shivers keep you inside, because there’s plenty to explore around the city this weekend.  Catch a great show featuring The Brementown Musicians at Seattle Children’s Theater.  If marching bands light your fire, you won’t wanna miss Honk Fest West.  And if you’re looking for a fun GNO, get gussied up and attend the Seattle Mom Prom, which raises money for a great cause.  In addition to all that, our weekly roundup includes:  a rockin’ Dr. Suess concert, storytelling celebrating Hans Christian Anderson, a movie-time especially for families with autistic children, and workshops to learn about everything from bugs and recycling.


Music To Our Ears

Dr. Seuss concert at Alphabet Soup This is your last chance to see the super-entertaining Harmonica Pocket perform a cute-and-clever concert of original music set to Dr. Suess books. Toe-tapping, hand-clapping, head-bobbing fun is guaranteed. Sun, 11:30 am, Seattle, Free. Read more.

Better Than TV

Paws-On Science at Pacific Science Museum It’s Huskies weekend at the Pac-Sci, where you can do tons of family activities plus meet Harry the Husky, see the UW marching band and meet Mason, a dog with uncanny searching abilities. Fri. to Sun., 10 am to 6 pm, Seattle, $7 to $14. Read more.

Artsy Fartsy

Hans Christian Andersen Celebration at Nordic Heritage Museum Storyteller Alleyoop reads some great Andersen tales, Clay Martin does puppet shows and the kiddos can also partake in Andersen-themed crafts. Fri., 7 to 8:30 pm, Seattle, $5. Read more.


Better Than TV

Sensory Friendly Film at AMC Woodinville 12 If autism affects your family, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a sensory-friendly flick (How To Train Your Dragon), where lights are brought up, sound is turned down, there are no previews , and kids are free to move around. Sat. , 10 am, Woodinville, $4 to $6. Read more.

Out and About

Let’s Get Buggy Workshop at Mercer Slough If your little one has a fascination with creepy crawlies, this one-hour workshop will be fun and educational, as it explores how insects grow from tiny eggs to adults.  Bonus: kids get to build a bug to take home!  Sat., 11:45 to 12:45, Bellevue, Free. Read more.

Green Machine

Recycling workshop at KidsQuest There’s no better way to save the planet than by educating kids on the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle. This workshop promises to “green them up” by teaching about: food scrap recycling, recyclable materials and how to create a green lunch. Sat., 10 am, Factoria, $7.50. Read more.

—Kavita Varma-White