January is coming to a close and if you haven’t got your fun on this month, there are plenty of opportunities this weekend. Consider: a rockin’ concert with Johnny or Caspar, a two-day festival for baseball fans, a show about a boy with a VERY long nose, a free giveaway for your lil’ snow bunny, and a wintertime ball fit for a ballerina. If you’re looking for a super-fun indoor activity, the always-awesome Children’s Film Festival kicks off on Thursday! At this 10-day film extravaganza, see more than 100 films from 30 different countries and attend a rockin’ Pajama Party with Caspar Babypants, a fab Pancakes & Short Film Smorgasbord, and a super-fun Closing Ceremony!
Kids Rock Series: Johnny Bregar
Take the fam to the Mount Baker Community Center to enjoy a super-fun set of singable and danceable rootsy-jazzy-bluesy tunes! Sat., 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Seattle. $5 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Saturday Family Concerts at Town Hall
This rockin’ kindie concert will feature sweet and simple tunes about kangaroos, babies, lady bugs, and fuzz (yes, we said fuzz!). Sat., 11:00 am & 1:00 pm. Seattle. $5 to $25 (12 and under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
At this two-day baseball extravaganza, meet your fave Mariners players, throw a few pitches in the bullpen, take a 200-foot zip line ride across outfield, tour the clubhouse, and participate in lots of fun challenges in the Kids Zone! Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $10 (14 and under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Watch the talented folks at StoryBook Theatre bring this classic fairytale to life on stage! Will Pinocchio outwit his devious new friends, tell the truth, and learn from his mistakes? Or will he be forever stuck with a protruding nose? Sat., 11:00 am & 1:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm (also Feb 2-3 and 9-10 in Kirkland). Renton. $10. Tickets required. Ages 3 and up. Event details.
Ski Helmet Fitting & Giveaway
Get your kiddo set for the winter ski and snowboard season at this free helmet giveaway! Insider Tip: Kids must be present and fitted to receive a helmet; supplies are limited so plan on arriving early. Sun., 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Bellevue. Free. Ages 4 to 18. Event details.
PNB Winter Wonderland Ball
Join PNB dancers Carrie Imler and Jonathan Porretta for this magical ball! In addition to mingling with PNB dancers, take a dance class, participate in a Swan Lake themed cakewalk, and bid on unique PMB items in the silent auction. Sun., 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Bellevue. $45 to $65. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Will you be catching a film (or two or three!) at this year’s Children’s Film Fest? Leave us a comment in the section below.
— Kristina Moy
Photo credit: Lani Brockman