March is here and with it comes plenty of madness! To help you kick off March Madness, we’ve got a weekend frenzy that includes a hip-hop, rock-infused concert, a journey through prehistoric time, an arctic adventure, a performance about a boy and a make believe wolf, a class that Miss Manners would approve of and a workout for your brain. Plus, don’t forget to register for the Leprechaun Lap practice run this Saturday at the Seattle Center. Kids can earn prizes for laps completed as well as free admission and early admittance to the Children’s Museum, Seattle.

Seattle

Imagination Movers Live!
The boys in blue are back and they’ve brought Nina, Warehouse Mouse, Eddie the monster and Choo Choo Soul to help them plot the next adventure and solve the next Idea Emergency. In this high-energy show, you’ll see the Movers jam on guitars, bang on buckets and teach kids a variety of fun, funky dances and sing-alongs. Fri., 4:00 pm, Seattle, $20 to $40 (reserved seating). Event details.

Dinosaur Day
If you’ve got a little paleontologist wannabe, then we have the perfect event for you! Grab your Burke passport and head to this annual paleontological event that will take you on a journey around the world. Kiddos (big and small) will enjoy digging for fossils, cracking open rocks, drawing and coloring dinosaurs with professional scientific illustrators and playing in the dinosaur dress-up area. Sat., 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Seattle, $6.00 to $9.50 (kids 4 and under and members free). Event details.

Polar Science Weekend
If you’re looking for a cold weather activity that won’t leave your toes frozen, than check out this event. Build an igloo, snuggle into hooded cold-weather parkas, peek into tents used in polar research camps, take the salinity taste test and join a spectacular smashing ice demonstration! Plus, meet polar scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth. Thurs.-Sun., 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Seattle, $7 to $14 (kids under 3 and members free). Event details.

Eastside

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep! If you’ve got a grade-school aged kiddo who loves to cry wolf, than you don’t want to miss this famous fable come to life. Watch as a young boy learns his morals the hard way and discovers that honesty IS the best policy. Fri. 7:00 pm; Sat-Sun., 1:00 and 4:00 pm through Mar 20 (all ages, performance on Sun. at 1:00 pm), Redmond, $10. Event details.

Modern Manners for Modern Children
Elbows off the table, no back talking, keep your feet on the floor. How are your kids doing when it comes to the social graces? If they could use a lesson (or two) on etiquette, then you don’t want to miss this fun and educational program. Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, will teach children the social skills and table manners they need to become polite, confident and self-assured young ladies and men. The class will cover introductions, handshakes and thank you notes as well as how to properly set a table and which utensil to use. Plus, kids will get a chance to practice their new table manners during a three-course lunch. Sat., 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Bothell, $69. Registration required. Event details.

Puzzles and Trivia
If you’re looking for some family exercise this weekend, consider Mad Marchness! You and the little ones can exercise your brain and test your trivia knowledge with puzzles and brain teasers. Great for ages 3 and up. Sun., 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Bellevue, $6.50 to $7.50 (children under 1 and members free). Event deails.

 

 

-Kristina Moy