There is lots of family fun to be had around the Emerald City this weekend. For starters, we have an event with one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound, a concert with plenty of doo-wop and a basketball game with a dose of side-splitting comedy. We also have a rockin’ concert in a doughnut shop, a high-flying show for all ages and a production based on a wildly popular book series. If that’s not enough excitement, check out the annual Northwest Scale Modelers Show and see hundreds of model aircraft, cars, ships and spacecraft, plus meet expert modelers and participate in hands-on projects.


photo: Harlem Globetrotters


Octopus Week
Take the fam to the Seattle Aquarium to learn about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound—the giant Pacific octopus! Each day, the Aquaruim will feature special hands-on activities, octopus feedings, diver shows and talks and much more. Sat.-Mon. Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: Brian Vogan & his Good Buddies
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off your Saturday morning with a mash-up of pop, indie rock, doo-wop, country, jazz, punk rock and classical tunes with kindie rocker Brian Vogan. Sat. Event details.

Harlem Globetrotters (pictured)
See this fave exhibition basketball team combine athleticism, theater and comedy into one amazing game. Plus, shoot hoops with the players and get autographs and photos before the game starts. Sat. All ages. Event details.


Doughnuts and Tunes with Caspar Babypants
It doesn’t get any better than this—Top Pot Doughnuts and a free Caspar Babypants show! Stop by this all ages rockin’ concert to get the wiggles out before nap time and to enjoy a Feather Boa. Sat. Event details.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers
With quick verbal wit and willingness to throw literally anything into the air, this night of high stakes juggling and highbrow high jinx will leave you wondering “how did they do that?” or more logically, “why?” Expect the unexpected in this zany and unique showcase of laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics and astonishing feats of dexterity. Sat. Event details.

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
Based on the wildly popular book series, this lively musical will feature Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play and making the audience do exactly what they want. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What do you have planned this three-day weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.

­ — Kristina Moy