We’re moving into mid-May with a weekend jam-packed with family fun. Consider: a high-flying circus spectacular, a popular Norwegian celebration, a rockin’ show at Benaroya Hall, an artsy project for sushi lovers, a fun puppet production, and a classic fairy tale based on a story by the Brothers Grimm. Also on tap: Alki Summer Streets returns to West Seattle. Walk, bike, shop, play and celebrate a car-free Sunday along Alki and enjoy a 5k run/walk, live music and entertainment, skateboard workshops, local art booths, and more.
SASS: Sanca’s Annual Spring Showcase
At this annual spring performance, see daring displays of acrobatics, high-flying aerials, rolling globe ensembles, contortion, and juggling from a line-up of spectacular local and internationally renowned circus performers and SANCA’s very own talented student performers. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Seattle. $10 to $15. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
17th of May Festival and Parade (pictured)
This annual daylong Norwegian festival will feature live music and dancing, tons of kid-friendly activities, an authentic luncheon and of course, the largest Norwegian Constitution Day parade outside of Norway. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (parade starts at 6 p.m.) Seattle. Free (luncheon $30/person). All ages. Event details.
Recess Monkey Goes to the Symphony
For the first time ever, Recess Monkey will be performing with members of the Seattle Symphony in two all ages shows. Promising to be the dancing-est shows ever played at Benaroya Hall, “Uke Island” will explore the islands through the band’s songs that feature ukuleles, including the debuts of several tunes from their soon-to-be-released album, Wired. Sat., 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Seattle. $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Get Crafty Saturdays: Fantastic Felt Sushi
Head over to BAM to check out the latest exhibits. Then, stop by the Get Crafty table to learn about different kinds of sushi and how to roll and fold brightly colored felt to create a colorful plate of sushi that will last forever. Sat., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bellevue. $2 materials fee per child or free with admission. Ages 4 to 12. Event details.
Tales of Peter Rabbit
This is your last weekend to catch the Thistle Theatre’s puppet production based on two Beatrix Potter stories, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $10. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. See this classic fairy tale come to life on stage in this latest SecondStory Repertory production. Sat. & Sun, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Redmond. $5 to $10. Ages 5 and older (all ages Sunday matinée). Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.
Photo Credit: 17th of May Festival/Susan Emery and Berit Nes