We are wrapping up the last weekend of February with a super-sized dose of family fun! For starters, we have a magical adventure filled with lotsa drama, a clinic for your fav stuffed animal, and a spectacular basketball show. We also have a Bluegrass extravaganza, a super-fun family festival, and a show exploding with science! This week, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (pictured) opens at The Paramount Theatre. Kiddos (and parents alike!) will be mesmerized by this smash hit Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. And speaking of smash hits, skating legend Scott Hamilton brings his Stars on Ice 2012 Tour to Seattle this weekend. See amazing choreography and stunning costumes along with skating superstars Sasha Cohen, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Kurt Browning, and more! And don’t forget to head to your local Target store and celebrate Read Across America Day with a special Dr. Seuss Storytime. Kiddos of all ages are invited to listen to a live reading of The Lorax and enjoy free goody bags, fun activities, and much more!


Parents Night Out: Fairy Circus
Enjoy a night out on the town while your little ones enjoy a night out too! This month, the very creative folks at The Moonpaper Tent will take your kiddos on fairy circus adventure using creative drama, dress-up, crafts, and lots of magical fun! Fri., 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Seattle. $30/child. Registration required. Ages 4 and older. Event details.

Teddy Bear Clinic
This beary special Teddy Bear Clinic is perfect for kiddos who are hesitant about visiting the doctor. Child life specialists will staff this special (stuffed animal) check-up clinic with safe-to-handle medical play items such as tourniquets, band-aids, gloves, and hats. Kiddos can play and gain familiarity with the items before their next medical check-up. Sat., 10:00 am. Seattle. $6.50 to $7.50. (1 and under free). Ages 3 to 10. Event details.

Harlem Globetrotters
This world-famous (and extremely entertaining!) basketball team is bringing the world’s tallest pro basketball player, the shortest Globetrotter ever, and the team’s first female player (since 1993), along with several extraordinary rookies to the Key Arena! We guarantee you and the Littles will be amazed by the Globetrotters’ ball-handling skills and comedy routines. Sun., 2:00 pm. Seattle. $22 to $127. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.


Wintergrass Festival
This annual Bluegrass music festival features a little something for everyone! Enjoy concerts and dances on multiple stages, workshops (for kids and adults!), impromptu jams, and the chance to see and hear some great Bluegrass music. Thurs.-Sun. Various times. Bellevue. $10 to $170. All ages. Event details.

You Me We Festival
Celebrate local talent and the many youth and teen resources available in Kent at this annual family-friendly festival. Catch live performances by youth performers, participate in interactive booths, hands-on art activities, and sports competitions, and enjoy face painting, bounce houses, games, contests, raffles, prizes, and $1 hot dogs and soda. Now that’s what we call a fun TGIF! Fri., 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Kent. Free. All ages. Event details.

Doktor Kaboom!
Take the kiddos to KPC for some serious fun with the doctor of science. Doktor Kaboom! inspires a love of learning through his hilarious (and very educational) shows and proves just how much fun science can be in his latest show, “It’s Just Rocket Science!” Sun., 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. Kirkland. $11 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

 –Kristina Moy