There’s lots of family fun to be had around the Emerald City this weekend. For starters, we have a Lunar New Year festival jam-packed with entertainment, a concert with lots of audience participation and a fun family activity at Olympic Sculpture Park. We also have a production for little swashbucklers, a rockin’ science show and a lively dance performance. If that’s not enough excitement, take your crew to the Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Children’s Concert which will include the musical retelling of Babar, the Little Elephant and the KING-FM instrument petting zoo.
photo: The Not-Its!
Celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year with traditional lion dances, music, martial arts demonstrations, special kids’ activities and performances, fab food, and much more! Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. Event details.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: The Not-Its! (pictured)
Kick off your Saturday morning with lots of singing and dancing to old faves and new ones from the Not-Its! latest Raise Your Hand album. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Kids’ Saturday in the Park
Head to Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion for this fun family day centered around water. Through hands-on activities, discover the ways that water has shaped our city over time and learn about the hidden layers of earth under our feet. Plus, enjoy an interactive story time and a showing of Finding Nemo. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (story time takes place at 11:30 a.m. followed by the movie at 1 p.m.). Seattle Free. All ages. Event details.
In this latest SecondStory Repertory production, see what happens when legendary pirate Long John Silver and his young friend set out on the high seas. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, filled with plenty of suspense, action and adventure. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (weekends through Mar. 8). $5 to $10. Tickets required. Saturday show for grade school ages; all ages show on Sunday. Event details.
Eats & Beats Concert: Mikey Mike Gervais
Who knew that singing about science could be so much fun? Kids (and parents) will have a blast singing, dancing, and exploring the wonders of nature during this lively concert with Mikey Mike Gervais. After the performance, explore real-world specimens and fossils. Sat., 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $13 ($3 extra for pizza & lemonade). Pre-registration recommended. All ages. Event details.
Crossroad’s Cultural Art Series
Back by popular demand, this family-friendly cultural arts series showcases Northwest Folklife dance artists. On Saturday, catch a lively performance from La Peña Flamenca de Seattle. Watch as 22 multi-age and multi-cultural dancers perform a live ensemble and solo dance, accompanied by live guitar and vocal music. Sat., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.
— Kristina Moy