If being more active was one of your New Year’s resolutions, this weekend is jam-packed with offerings to help you and the fam get out and about. On our radar: a wildly popular production, a rockin’ kindie show, a hilarious performance with The Noise Guy, a hands-on activity for animal lovers, an outdoor ice skating activity and a magical evening at Crossroads Bellevue. If that’s not enough excitement, check out the Hi-Liners’ latest production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. This musical performance will feature all of your fave Peanuts characters along with plenty of LOL moments.
photo: Caspar Babypants
Where the Wild Things Are
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak, this award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre is now playing at SCT. Enjoy a “guided play” experience as you sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things and help “let the Wild Rumpus begin!” Thurs.-Fri., 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (through Feb. 28). Seattle. $22/person. Tickets required. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Pied Piper Presents Charlie the Noise Guy
Take you crew to the Mount Baker Clubhouse to experience a show like none other. Charlie Williams aka “The Noise Guy” is a vocal sound impressionist, comedian, author and illustrator who will entertain you with his sounds of planes, trains and automobiles. But it doesn’t stop there. Expect to hear sounds of flushing toilets, dinosaurs, monster trucks and beatboxin’. You won’t believe your ears! Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle. $3/person. Ticket required. All ages. Event details.
Ridge Romp: Caspar Babypants
Put on your dancing shoes and head to this month’s Ridge Romp extravaganza with Caspar Babypants. Caspar will be playing two sets of singable, danceable, high-energy tunes from his latest albums and maybe a few oldies but goodies. Sat., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Seattle. $5/person (babes in arms Free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Last Weekend to Skate Around Bellevue Ice Arena
This is your last chance (until next year) to take a spin around our area’s only open-air ice skating rink. Lace up your skates and enjoy lots of family fun. Fri., 3 p.m.– 11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Bellevue. $9 to $12 (includes skate rental). All ages. Event details.
2nd Saturdays at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the tykes to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for lots of indoor fun. Enjoy family game time, a spellbinding performance by magician Alex Rapattoni, free popcorn, $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids and food and drink specials. Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
Wondering About Wildlife
Have you ever wondered about the wildlife that surrounds us? Discover some of the features that make these animals unique and enjoy a rare opportunity to touch some of their pelts and skulls. Plus, test your knowledge and see if you can guess the animals based on their habitat needs, diet and structural features. Sun., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Bellevue. Free. RSVP required. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying any of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy