While January felt like a slog, February’s moving at the speed of light. Make plans for family fun while you still can. Catch the tail…err…tentacle end of Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium. Other events we think will grab you: a concert that would make Diana Prince proud, a Black History Month community celebration and two clinics—one on ice and one that mends stuffies’ boo-boos. Find out more below.
photo: courtesy Seattle Aquarium
Wonder Women Concert
Join us for this exciting performance bursting with girl power. We all know Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Let’s hear it for Boulanger, Beach and Price! Hear the incredible music of women composers and stories of strong women throughout history. Remember to visit the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby one hour before the show for pre-concert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration. Family Concerts are designed for ages 6 -12. (Sat.) Event details.
Black History Month Celebration
Gather with neighbors at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s inaugural Black History Month Celebration. There will be performances by the Nortside Step Team & JHP Legacy African Dance, as well as a keynote by Alicia Crank, the YWCA Corporate Relations Officer. (Sun.) Event details.
Amate Painted Paper Birds Workshop
Amate Bark paintings are made by artists of the Otomi communities in Mexico. Use special paper and paint to create a simple bird with flowers in this folk tradition. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library. This is an event from the King County Library, Many Voices, One Land programs offered throughout the area. (Fri.) Event details.
Toy & Stuffed Animal Clinic
Do you have a stuffed animal that needs mending or a toy that’s seen better days? Bring your ripped stuffed animals and broken toys to the handy team of fixers from the South King Tool Library Repair Cafe. They’ll do their best to get your toy ready for more adventures! In partnership with the City of Federal Way Recycling and the South King Tool Library with support from the Washington State Department of Ecology. (Sat.) Event details.
Try Ice Hockey
Give your kids ages 4 & up an opportunity to have an on-ice experience with other children. Coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics and no previous skating or hockey experience is necessary. Simply bring your own helmet (a bike helmet works well) and gloves or mittens to participate. Skates and sticks will be provided. Please register online. (Sat. & Sun.) Event details.
Wintergrass Music Festival
The award-winning four day festival celebrating bluegrass music, Wintergrass, is back once again at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. With a stellar lineup of acclaimed and emerging bluegrass bands from around the globe, Wintergrass is showcasing “Bluegrass Without Borders” through the various artists performing. Bluegrass, Moderngrass, Countrygrass, Jazzgrass, Acoustic and more will fill the walls of Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The family-friendly weekend event offers workshops, jam sessions and music education as well. (Thurs.-Sun.) Event details.
Family Adventures with Ozobots
Create and code in this educator-led adventure thats fun for the whole fam. Learn to program Ozobots in multiple ways. From color coding to block coding, it will be creative tech for everyone. (Sun.) Event details.