If being more active is on your New Year’s resolution list, this weekend is jam-packed with offerings to help you and the fam get out and about. Consider: a hands-on musical event, a morning concert at the Club, an artsy activity for the whole fam, an ice skating adventure around a popular ice rink, a family activity with games and plenty of rockin’ tunes, and a night out for you and the kids. If you’ve got a lil’ monster truck fan, head down to the T-Dome this weekend for Monster Jam (pictured). This family-friendly show will feature lots of car-crushin’, dirt-flying action along with big trucks, big tires, and big fun!


photo: Feld Motor Sports


Jamtown John Plays Ridge Romp
Jamtown John will be bringing his instruments from around the world and his inspiration to play together to this month’s Ridge Romp. Since this show is all about audience participation, expect to play original and folk songs with sticks, shakers, drums, body percussion and group movement. Sat., 10:30 a.m. Seattle. $5/person (babes-in-arms free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: Johnny Bregar
Put on your dancing shoes and kick off your Saturday morning with a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family-driven songs with Johnny Bregar. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 (season passes available for $95/family). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

ArtVenture with Zack and Gala Bent
Take the fam to the Henry Art Gallery for a Sunday morning ArtVenture. Join artists Zack and Gala Bent and their three sons to investigate how we are similar and different to other species, explore Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E exhibit and participate in an imagination-fueled, collaborative project. Sun., 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Seattle. $10/family (members free). 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. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the fam to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for a super-sized night of family fun. Enjoy a rockin’ performance with kindie fave Caspar Babypants as well as family game time, free popcorn, $1.50 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids and more. Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Parents Night Out at SJCC
Calling all superheros! While you enjoy a night out on the town, your superhero wannabe will enjoy super challenges, superhero-themed arts and crafts and games and a delish dinner fit for a superhero. Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mercer Island. $40 to $60. Registration required. Ages 9 months-5th Grade. Event details.  

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying any of the activities we mentioned above? Let us know in a comment below.

—Kristina Moy