It’s the last weekend before it’s officially holiday season (Turkey Day usually kicks it off), so we’re offering some fun ideas on how to spend time chillaxing with the family before the celebrations begins. Consider heading out to take in a bone-i-fied museum exhibit , a musical concert, a crafts fair, and a funny theater show or family fun run.


Meet the Mammals at Burke Museum
Your mini-paleontologist will love the hands-on corner of the exhibit, where you can run your fingers along animal pelts, bones, horns and antlers, and even help assemble an Orca skeleton. Most of the specimens can be held or touched, and experts are on hand to answer questions. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seattle, $6 to $9.50. Event details.

Lyle the Crocodile at Seattle Children’s Theater
It’s opening weekend for this holiday-themed show about a sassy croc; the great music and snappy dialogue will make this experience a treat for the entire family.  Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 and 5:30 p.m., through Jan. 8, Seattle, $15 to $37. Event details.

Family Concert at Town Hall Seattle
Experience the full-on fun of a concert performed by super-musical Amy Denio! This musician plays various instruments and, to seal the deal, has a last name that rhymes with Ohio! Sat., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Seattle, Free to $25  Event details.


Eastside Family Fair at Carol Edwards Center
Don’t miss this event if you’re in the market for all kinds of cool, locally-made products, organic businesses, handcrafted items, and parenting and family resources.  Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Woodinville, free. Event details.

Rapunzel at Bellevue Youth Theatre
Just when you think you know this timeless tale, the kids at the BYT will astound you with surprise upon surprises and a who lotta laughs. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., Bellevue, $10 (reserved seating). Event details.

Hopelink’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot
If you’re looking for some family exercise this weekend, consider a walk with a cause. Grab the stroller and join this 3 mile tour around downtown Kirkland to raise money for emergency services for high-need families. Sun., 1 p.m., Kirkland, $15 to $25. Event details.

—Kavita Varma-White