What do you get when you mix lots of singing and dancing with a magic show and robots? A weekend packed full of family fun! Our lineup includes a Valentine’s Day celebration, a mind-blowing magic show, a musical adventure for lil’ valentines, a workshop for your teeth, a stage production with the Big Bad Wolf, and a hands-on activity with some popular robots. If you haven’t seen The LEGO Movie, a special private screening will be held on Saturday at AMC Pacific Place. In addition to access to the movie, kids will get some awesome LEGO swag.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Seattle Children’s Musuem          
Take the little ones to one of their fave places to create all kinds of sweet valentines and to learn some rhythm and rhyming along the way. Kids will also get to enjoy a valentine-themed story time and Mad Libs. Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seattle. $7.25 to $8.25 (members free). Ages 3 to 10. Event details.

A Musical Safari Valentine’s Day Adventure
This month’s Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda will have a wild and wacky Valentine’s Day theme (think lions, orangutans and drums–oh my!). The 35-minute interactive program will feature musical games, stories, and songs plus pre-concert activities. Fri., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Seattle. $12/person. Tickets required. Ages 0 to 4. Event details.

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The kids will be the stars of the show in this fast-paced, interactive magic show with top magician Paul Nathan. Every kiddo will be given the opportunity to participate in real-life magic tricks plus parents will get all the jokes that kids don’t so it’s a win-win for everyone. Sat., 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. (through Feb 23). Seattle. $15 to $35. Tickets required. Ages 8 and older. Event details.


Dental Health Workshop
Is your little one afraid of going to the dentist? At this special workshop, kiddos will have the opportunity to visit with a dentist and learn about the tools dentists use, how to keep a sparkling smile, and how to make a trip to the dentist a fun experience. Fri., 11 a.m. Bellevue. $8 to $9 (under 1 and members free). Ages 0-12. Event details.

Little Red Riding Hood
SecondStory Reperatory brings this classic fairytale to life on stage. See what happens when Little Red Riding Hood encounters a wolf on the way to her grandma’s house. Will the wolf steal her basket of goodies? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (through March 2). Redmond. $5 to $10. Tickets required. Ages 5 and older (all-ages show on Sunday). Event details.

Get Crafty at BAM
It’s all about robots at the At Your Service exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum. From Star Wars to WALL-E, get inspired at this latest exhibition and then make your own amazing robot using everyday objects like plates, trays, and to-go boxes. Sat., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bellevue. Free with admission or $2 materials fee per child. Ages 4 to 12. Event details.

What do you have planned for this three-day weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above or heading out of town?

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: I Hate Children’s Children Show