Halloween’s over and done with, but that doesn’t mean the party has to end. We’ve rounded up some fun-filled activities to help you usher in the first full weekend of November. On our radar: a production with our favorite four-fendered friend, a New Year Celebration, a high-energy kinidie concert, a show with lots of LOL moments, an outdoor skating experience and an annual swap you don’t want to miss. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to the Pacific Science Center for a three-day science extravaganza.
photo: The Not-Its!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This “fantasmagorical” musical, based on the MGM motion picture version of Ian Fleming’s book, will have you laughing and singing along with inventor Caractacus Potts, his children Jemima and Jeremy and Truly Scrumptious. Cheer on the devoted father and eccentric inventor and his kids as they plot to rescue Grandpa Potts from the villainous Baron and Baroness Bomburst. Thurs. & Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (through Dec. 27). $18/person. Tickets required. Ages 6 & older. Event details.
Hmong New Year Celebration
At this New Year Celebration, introduce your kids to the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Ridge Romp: The Not-Its! (pictured)
Put on your dancing shoes and go on a rockin’ journey with this wildly popular kindie band! This action-packed performance will include tunes from The Not-Its! latest albums along with plenty of dancing and movement. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5/person (babes in arms Free). All ages. Event details.
Snow White and Red Rose
In this latest BYT production, see the tale of Snow White and her adventurous and brave sister Rose Red. Together, the duo find a kind, yet mysterious, “creature” and help him to survive the cold winter. But what will happen to the girls and their new friend when they meet a vicious dwarf? You’ll have to see the production to find out. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Bellevue. $5 to $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
RTC Outdoor Skating Rink
Take your crew to Redmond Town Center to whirl and twirl on their seasonal outdoor synthetic skating rink. Bring your own skates or borrow a pair from RTC—the price of admission is the same. Psst… skate sizes are limited and supplied on a first come, first served basis. Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-7 p.m. (through Jan. 3). Redmond. $7/session. Ages 5 & older. Event details.
MIPA Toy Swap
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this giant consignment sale of gently used toys, baby and kids clothes, maternity clothes and equipment (think cribs, pack ‘n plays, strollers and diaper bags). Clean out your closets and sell your unwanted items or shop the sale for tons of great bargains! Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (half-price sale starts at noon). Mercer Island. Free admission. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy