Whether this weekend marks the tail end of your mid-winter break, or it’s simply a time to get out and explore, we’ve got amazing citywide events you won’t want to miss. First up is the opening weekend of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle. “Love & Light” is this year’s theme, and movie buffs of any age can tune in through February 28 to catch their new favorite flick. Also on our radar: a cooking class that’s the total bomb, storytime with a local writer and a cure for your Mars landing fever.

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Make your weekend historic
Set your weekend sights on Black history with NAAM’s Black Futures on Black History program. This virtual conversation with local youth focuses on their perspectives on Black history, Black futures, and their community work as Black youth in this new era. Psst… if you missed last weekend’s storytime with NAAM, you can still catch it this weekend. Sat. Event details.

These classes are the bomb!
Learn new skills alongside your kiddos this weekend when you sign up for a local class online. Join the creative confectioners at Graham’s RoyalTea to learn how to make hot cocoa bombs. Or trade the calories for crafting with a virtual crocheting class that runs kids through the basics. Both classes are on Saturday.

Make a splash!
Dive into a family swim session at the recently re-opened Lynnwood Recreation Center. It’s one hour to splish, splash and pretend like you’re on vacation. Reservations are required. Fri. Event details.

Read with a local author
Join local paper artist, Nikki McClure as she reads from her latest children’s book 1-2-3- Salish Sea. The book is a celebration of the unique Salish Sea ecosystem and will inspire kids to learn more about our local sea creatures. Sun. Event details.

Walk, talk and eat
Head to Hay Hing Park for some good eats and celebration when you join this year’s Lunar New Year Food Walk. Sat. Event details.

Have a blast!
Anyone else feeling some Mars landing fever? Keep your eyes on outer space with this stellar program co-hosted by NASA and Jewish Museum of Maryland. The program will explore how and why people look to space as a source for information and inspiration. Sun. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more Black History Month events? Find them here.