January is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. We’ve got a great mix of activities to keep everyone in your crew happy and entertained all weekend long. On our radar: a film screening with lots of hot cakes, a rockin’ concert for little monkeys, a two-day event for baseball fanatics, a crafty day at BAM, a winter hike designed for little feet and a hilarious performance based on a popular fairytale. If your kids want to get a jump start on their valentines, head to Satsuma to participate in a special Valentine Card Making Workshop.
Pancakes & Short Film Smorgasbord
Start your morning off with a yummy pancake and bacon breakfast followed by a special Children’s Film Festival screening of MAGIC POTION, a magical program of new animated and live action shorts from six countries. Sat., 9:30 a.m. (film screenings at 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.). Seattle. $15/person or $55/family of 4. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series
Kick off your weekend with a set of singable, danceable high-energy songs from our favorite monkeys! This rockin’ show with Recess Monkey will include some old faves along with some new tunes from the band’s latest album. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
2016 Mariners FanFest (pictured)
This two-day baseball extravaganza at Safeco Field will feature TONS of family fun! Meet your fave Mariners players and get their autographs, throw a few pitches in the bullpen, see what it’s like to be a dugout reporter, 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.
Free Family Day at BAM
Join the folks at Bellevue Arts Museum for a day full of hands-on activities. There will be art activities throughout the Museum, engaging live performances and interactive story times. The best part? It’s totally free! Sat., noon-4 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Ages 4 to 10. Event details.
Winter Adventure Hike
Join a Seattle Public Utilities naturalist for this family-friendly medium-paced, two-mile hike exploring the shores of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes and looking for signs of wildlife and the magic that winter offers. Please, no dogs or strollers. Sat.-Sun., 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (check-in at the Education Center at 1:20 p.m.). North Bend. Free. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
Jack and the Beanstalk
In this latest StoryBook Theater production, Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Sat.- Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Renton (also Feb. 6, 13 & 14 in Kirkland, Feb. 21 in Everett, Feb. 27 in Shoreline & Mar. 5-6 in Seattle.). $15/person. Tickets required. Ages 3 & older. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy