Seattle isn’t missing a beat this weekend. It’s leaping into March with family-friendly activities as far as the eye can see. The Children’s Film Festival Seattle tops our list and promises to screen the best and brightest international films for kids over the next week. We’re also keen on a yo-yo throw down, a climate change expo that encourages curiosity and a musical pizza party on Bainbridge Island. Get a jump on this weekend’s plan by reading on.


Climate Change Curiosity Expo
Curiosity Expo (CX) is a science-filled weekend for the whole community, with hands-on activities led by local experts built around a single, inspiring theme. This time around families can investigate the impact that climate change has on the earth. Recent wildfires, melting ice caps, extreme temperature fluctuation and hurricane intensity have all been linked to climate change. Dive into this pressing topic through hands-on activities, lives science shows and more. (Fri.-Sun.) Event details.

Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships
The best yo-yo players in the Pacific Northwest and from across the United States, compete for the title of Regional Champion and a berth to the National Championship. Preliminary qualifying events and championship divisions will be held on the Main Stage, with beginner classes happening in the Armory Lofts. (Sat.) Event details.

Jo Reilly Family Concert & Pizza Party
Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors for this free concert. For over twenty years, Joe Reilly has been bringing his eco-friendly folk music and “songs for the earth” to people of all backgrounds and ages. He’s one of IslandWood’s favorite Artists in Residence, and we’re so excited to bring him back for this community concert. Concert tickets are free and the (optional) Pizza Party Dinner ticketing has various prices (psst… get your tickets soon as they often sell out.) Families can register for the event online. (Sun.) Event details.

Disney’s FROZEN
It’s your last chance to take the kids to see Disney’s FROZEN at The Paramount Theatre before Elsa, Anna and the Arendelle crew head out. FROZEN is the timeless tale of a family pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one sister struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic journey to bring her family together once and for all. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical. Doors open one hour prior. (thru Sun.) Event details. 


Fluffy Tale of Adventure
A curious kid, a sheep, and a half-squirrel-half-wolf creature called The Squolf find confidence in their new friendship, and use their unusual talents to save the village of Peanut Woolhaven from destruction in this exciting new play. This show runs Sats. & Suns. at 1 & 3 p.m. Tickets are $10/person. $5/child, ages 1-3; free for children 1 & under on Sundays. (Sat. & Sun. thru Mar. 15) Event details.

Ornament Class: Intro to Glass Blowing 
An excellent intro into the art of glassblowing, students will have the chance to make a float or ornament. The hands-on portion of the workshop includes applying color, heating the glass, shaping pieces and creating the Jack line so your creation can pop off the pipe. Ages 9 & up. (Sat.) Event details.


Reading with Rover
Give your little readers the chance to practice their reading skills at the Mercer Island Library. During this program, kids read aloud to sweet therapy dogs who promise to give lots of snuggles and tail wags in return. (Sun.) Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe