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Head into the new month with plans at the ready for your crew. Get on board when the Black Hockey History Tour bus rolls into Seattle. You can find it at various locations throughout the city from March 7-10. We’re also eyeing: a colorful celebration, a new tabletop show and a story hour that needs a bigger boat. Find other ways to play around the city by scrolling down.
Holi Hai All-Ages Color Fest
At Holi Hai, the Festival of Colors in Seattle we celebrate the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. It’s a festival where families are encouraged to get messy playing with colors and dance to Bollywood music. Come dressed in white and dance the afternoon away soaked in Gulal (powder colors). Bollywood Dance Lesson are at 2 p.m., the Holi color throw is at 3 p.m. All nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. (Sat.) Event details.
Sound Off! 2020
Now in its 19th year, MoPOP’s Sound Off! is the premier 21-and-under music showcase and competition in the Pacific Northwest. Participants get the opportunity to showcase their original music in MoPOP’s Sky Church and you get to hear them compete. Tonight’s showcase is the final showdown so you won’t want to miss it. (Sat.) Event details.
Puget Sound Puppetry Festival
This year’s puppetry festival will feature special headliner Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins (jeghetto.com), as well as performances from six other puppeteers/puppet companies and a 45-minute screening of family puppet films by Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams (handmadepuppetdreams.com). Stay for the full day or get a ticket to one of the three sessions of the event. Limited parking; the venue is ADA accessible. Visit pugetpuppetfest.com for details, individual listings and suggested age ranges. (Sat.) Event details.
Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling
It’s opening weekend for this unique puppet show. Experience tabletop Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry when you sit down to enjoy this Thistle Theater production. It’s the story of a funny woman in search of a dumping she accidentally dropped into an origami world. Humor and wile help her navigate the fascinating worlds she encounters. (Mar. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22) Event details.
If Sharks Disappeared Story Time
Look, listen and create during an hour of stories and crafts at Lewis Creek story time. Sharks might seem scary, but they do a very important job for our oceans. In this story time program, we’ll discover what would happen without sharks and take a closer look at Puget Sound’s prehistoric sixgill sharks. Call 425-452-4195 to register for this free event. There are two sessions to choose from: 11 a.m.-noon or 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Fri.) Event details.
Ukulele for Kids
Come and learn how to play the ukulele. A limited number of ukuleles are provided and supplied on a first come, first served basis. Participants may bring their own ukulele. Ages 8-11. (Sun.) Event details.