There’s lots of fun to be had around the Emerald City this weekend. For starters, we have an awesome Lunar New Year celebration, a concert with lots of audience participation and a family activity at Olympic Sculpture Park. We also have an action-packed production, a workshop for your teeth and a story time for skunk lovers. If you’ve got spring fever, head to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to see spectacular display gardens, get how-to advice, shop for garden accessories and gifts and participate in a show-wide treasure hunt.
photo: Feld Entertainment
Marvel Universe Live! (pictured)
See all your fave Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow and Hulk), plus menacing Villains come to life in this all-new, action-packed arena extravaganza. Feel the energy and excitement with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and stunning video projections that will completely immerse you into the epic action and story. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. (also February 25-28 in Tacoma). Seattle. $15 to $85. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
SAM Winter Weekends: Kids’ Saturdays in the Park
Head to the Olympic Sculpture Park for this fun family day centered around the park’s giant white head—Echo by Jaume Plensa. Be inventive with simple materials and create your own string cup telephones inspired by Echo, identify noises and sounds throughout the park that you can echo to your friends and create a vehicle from recycled materials for this month’s indoor “drive-in” movie of The Muppet Movie. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (movie starts at noon). Seattle Free (bring own cardboard box). RSVP required. All ages. Event details.
Pied Piper: Eli Rosenblatt
Once a month the Mount Baker Community Club’s long-running Pied Piper program hosts one of Seattle’s favorite children’s performers in its historic 100-year-old ballroom. This weekend, enjoy the music of Eli Rosenblatt who will be singing about silly animals, love, friendship and freedom. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle. $3/person. All ages. Event details.
Dental Health Workshop
At this special workshop for kids, join local dental experts to learn about the tools dentists use, how to keep a sparkling smile and how to make a visit to the dentist a fun experience. Fri., 11 a.m.-noon (also Feb. 12 & 19). Bellevue. Free with admission or membership. All ages. Event details.
Lunar New Year Celebration
This exciting Lunar New Year celebration at The Bellevue Collection will feature traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance and visual arts as well as hands-on activities and projects for families. Sat., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
Skunk Storytime & Crafts
Stop by the Cedar River Watershed Education Center to learn all about skunks. After a naturalist reads a story about this month’s featured animal, kids can participate in several skunk-themed craft projects. Sat. & Sun., 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. North Bend. Free. Pre-register online. All ages. Event details.
What do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy