What do you get when you mix lots of singing and dancing with hands-on activities, a crazy basketball game and hundreds of collectables? A weekend packed full of family fun! Our line-up includes a recording session with three wildly popular teachers, a show with hundreds of miniature designs, a cultural celebration with fab entertainment, a sweet dance for the entire fam, a movie night with bubbles, and a game with lots of fancy footwork! If that’s not enough excitement, the Seattle Aquarium is kicking off Octopus Week with lots of hands-on activities, octopus feedings, and an octopus blind date!


Recess Monkey Recording Show
Have you ever wanted to star in a music video? This Saturday, you and the kiddos can participate in a high-energy dance party, music video shoot, and recording session for Recess Monkey’s new albums! Sat., 10:30 am. Seattle. $29 to $49. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
Experience the world in miniature at the largest model show in the Northwest! This massive show will feature hundreds of model aircraft and spacecraft as well as cars, tanks and ships, modeling seminars, make and take workshops, and special guests like R2-D2! Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $10 to $18 (4 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Tet Festival
Celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year with traditional lion dances, music, martial arts demonstrations, special activities and performances for children, yummy food, and so much more! Sat. & Sun., 10:30 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. Event details.


Community Love Bug Dance
This magical evening will include music, dancing, raffle prizes, refreshments, and lots of sweet activities for the kids! Sat., 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Woodinville. $15/person. Pre-registration is encouraged. All ages. Event details.     

Float In Movie Night
Instead of popcorn and candy, you’ll need pool floats and swim goggles for this family-friendly movie night! Sat., 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $24. All ages. Event details.

Harlem Globetrotters (pictured)
See this fave exhibition basketball team combine athleticism, theater and comedy into one amazing show! Plus, shoot hoops with the players and get autographs and photos before the game! Sat., 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at ShoWare Center; Sun., 2:00 pm at Comcast Arena; Mon., 2:00 pm at Key Arena. Kent, Everett & Seattle. $14 to $129. All ages. 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? Let us know in the comment section below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Harlem Globetrotters Facebook page