March madness is in the air and we’ve got plenty of ways to help you kick off the mania this weekend. On our radar: a celebration with a popular fairy, a rockin’ kids concert with lots of classic tunes, a huge show for big and lil’ cyclists, a show about a popular nursery rhyme, an annual wintertime festival, and an art project inspired by a popular spring weed. On Sunday, you and the kiddos can also celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with fun activities, games and special story times planned around the city.
Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day
At this awesome celebration, learn how to keep your teeth and mouth healthy through lots of hands-on activities, meet a real dentist, make homemade toothpaste, and visit with the Tooth Fairy during a special story time. Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $7.25 to $8.25 (under 1 and members free). Ages 0-10. Event details.
Ridge Romp: The Purple House
This month’s Ridge Romp series with Tony Van Zeyl’s Purple House will feature lots of lyrical improvisation and crowd participation along with a few surprises! Kiddos (and parents) will have a rockin’ good time singing and dancing to Tony’s unique spins on kid-centric songs like the “ABCs” or “Old MacDonald” while mixing in timeless classics like “This Little Light of Mine.” Sat., 10:30 a.m. Seattle. $5/person (babes in arms free). Tickets required. All ages (music geared towards kids ages 1-6). Event details.
Seattle Bicycle Expo (pictured)
The largest consumer bike show in the country is back with two entertainment stages, a performance arena, a sports-viewing lounge and a fab Expo Kids’ Zone plus a food court and more than 250 vendor booths. Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seattle. $10 to $12 (kids 15 and under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
The Dilemma of Humpty Dumpty
In this original Youth Theatre Northwest production, see what life is like for Humpty Dumpty. What is it like to be on that wall? To watch the world and not join in at all? Plus, see some popular nursery rhyme characters make a special appearance during this fun and playful show. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. (through March 16). Mercer Island. $10. Tickets required. Ages 3 to 8. Event details.
There’s a little something for everyone at this annual Bluegrass festival. Enjoy concerts and dances on multiple stages, workshops (for kids and adults), impromptu jams, and the chance to see and hear some great Bluegrass tunes. Thurs.-Sun., various times. Bellevue. $10 to $330. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Get Crafty at BAM
The Bellevue Arts Museum’s Get Crafty table is getting ready for spring this weekend. After you get inspired by Dan Web’s dandelion painting, create your own fluffy dandelion masterpiece using tempura paints. Sat., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bellevue. $2 materials fee per child or free with admission. Ages 4 to 12. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this first weekend of March? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo credit: Cascade Bicycle Club Facebook page