We’re wrapping up the last weekend of April with a healthy dose of family fun. On our radar: a smash-hit Broadway musical, a cultural celebration for kids, a heart-healthy party at the gym, a classic production with a twist, a farm-tastic event in Bellevue and a May Day celebration. If you’re in need of spring clothing and gear, be sure to hit the Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Sale. This twice-annual children’s and maternity consignment event will be filled with amazing deals from over 350 consignors.
photo: Shane Gutierrez
Disney’s NEWSIES (pictured)
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES is filled with one heart-pounding number after another and will have you dancing in your seat to a high-energy explosion of song and dance ensembles. Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Seattle. $30 & up. Tickets required. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at several King County YMCA locations. Activities range from games, make-and-take crafts and safety demonstrations to bouncy houses, healthy snacks and pool time. Insider Tip: The first 100 kids (at each location) will receive a free tee-shirt! Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Seattle. Free. All Ages. Event details.
Kodomo ni Hi – Children’s Day Festival
Come and enjoy martial arts and tea ceremony demonstrations, hands on taiko drumming, Japanese dance and Samurai armor and yukata dress up at this annual day for children. Kids can also play on a giant board game, try LaQ blocks, design and make Japanese toys and nosh on great food. Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Romeo and Juliet
In this latest Bellevue Youth Theatre production, see the classic tale of star-crossed lovers combined with a modern side story to make this Shakespeare work suitable for the entire family. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (also May 6-7). Bellevue. $8 to $12. Tickets required. All ages (some scenes may not be suitable for younger children; parental discretion is advised). Event details.
Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm Park
This annual event will be loaded with farm fun! See sheep shearing demonstrations, participate in hands-on farm activities and enjoy tractor-pulled hay rides, animal exhibits, pony rides, inflatables, food and much more. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bellevue. Free admission (costs vary for food and activities). Cash only. All ages. Event details.
A Festival for May
Usher in the magical month of May at Camlann Medieval Village. At this 18th annual festival, catch a glimpse of what May Day might have looked like hundreds of years ago as you experience entertainment and craft shops, including garland weaving, wool dyeing and blacksmithing. Psst! Get in the spirit by donning medieval garb (optional, but super authentic). Sat.& Sun., noon-5 p.m. Carnation. $6 to $10 (5 & under Free). All ages. Event details.
What fun activities do you have planned for this last weekend of April? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy