If you haven’t got your fun on this month, there are plenty of opportunities this weekend. Consider: a rockin’ concert with Caspar Babypants, an awesome festival for little film buffs, a two-day event for baseball fanatics, a production about a pint-sized orphan, a performance based on a popular fairytale and a wintertime ball fit for a ballerina. If the cold weather is getting you down, put on your best Hawaiian shirt and explore the tropics at the Seattle Aquarium. In addition to hands-on activities and special diver shows, enjoy Hawaiian entertainment (ukuleles included) guaranteed to lift your spirits.
photo: Kristina Moy
Kids Rock Series: Caspar Babypants
Take the kiddos to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse to enjoy some simple, catchy tunes with one of our fave kindie rockers—Caspar Babypants! Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Children’s Film Festival
This week, the always-awesome Children’s Film Festival returns with more than 175 films from 58 different countries. In addition to great films for kiddos of all ages, there will be a rockin’ Pajama Party with Caspar Babypants, Pancakes & Short Film Smorgasbord and a fun closing ceremony. Thurs.-Sun. (also Jan. 26-31 and Feb. 1 & 7). Seattle. $6 & up. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
2015 Mariners FanFest (pictured)
At this two-day baseball extravaganza, meet your fave Mariners players, throw a few pitches in the bullpen, take a 200-foot zip line ride across outfield, tour the clubhouse, and participate in lots of fun challenges in the Kids Zone. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Seattle. $10 (14 & under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
It’s opening weekend of this Youth Theatre Northwest production. Watch what happens when a little orphan named Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC to search for her parents. Will Annie ever find her parents or will she run into obstacles? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (also Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 6-8). Mercer Island. $13 to $15. Tickets required. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
In this latest StoryBook Theater performance, Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her kooky Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cinderella and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (also Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8 & 22 and Mar. 7, 8 & 14). Renton. $11. Tickets required. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
PNB Winter Wonderland Ball
Join PNB Principal dancers Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz for this annual magical ball. In addition to mingling with PNB dancers and getting autographs and pictures, you can take a hip hop class, enjoy a DJ party for all ages, participate in a The Land of Sweets cakewalk and bid on unique items in the silent auction. Sun., 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Bellevue. $25 to $40. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Leave us a comment below.