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 popular magic show, two awesome consignment sales, a fascinating puppet production and an event for book worms of all ages. Still need more ideas? Scroll down.
Jack & Jill Spring & Summer Consignment Sale
If you’re looking for spring and summer clothing and gear for the kids, beeline it to the always-popular Jack & Jill Consignment Sale. During this four-day extravaganza, score incredible deals on high quality, gently used kids’ clothing, gear, furniture, toys and baby equipment. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.
Louie Foxx – The Mingling Magic Show
Take your crew to the Mount Baker Community Club to experience Louie Foxx’s hilarious, one-man side show. More than just magic, watch as Louie combines side-splitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks and eye-popping hand shadows with astounding magic tricks. Sat. Event details.
At this awesome book exchange, trade your gently used books for some new-to-you reads as well as meet other readers, get recommendations and enjoy tasty treats. Psst…the sale will feature five genres: mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, kids’ books and cookbooks. Sat. Event details.
Lewis Creek Story Time: Crafty Crows
Got a little bird fanatic? Head to the Lewis Creek Visitor Center and join Bellevue master naturalists for an hour of stories and crafts featuring the crafty crow. Two sessions: 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Fri. Event details.
Seattle Families of Multiples Spring Consignment Sale
We know this sale isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. Over 60 families of twins and triplets will be selling their gently used, season-appropriate children’s clothing and equipment. Clothing sizes range from preemie to pre-teen and also include maternity clothes. Arrive early for the best selection! Sat. Event details.
The Magic Teakettle
The Thistle Theatre is kicking off its latest puppet production with this story about a magic teakettle. When placed over a fire for a tea ceremony the teakettle ends up sprouting a tail, a head and the four legs of a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan). What happens next? You’ll have to see the show to find out. Sat.-Sun. Event details.