We’ve got a great mix of fall happenings to keep everyone in your crew happy and entertained. On our weekend radar: a lively show based on a popular book series, a circus spectacular full of shenanigans, a family concert at Town Hall, a festival with loads of farm fun, an eco-friendly event with hands-on activities and a brand new Studio East production. If that’s not enough excitement, put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (pictured) to watch the animals receive pumpkin enrichments and to participate in special fall-themed activities.

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photo: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 


Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play”
Based on the wildly popular book series, this lively musical will feature Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles. During the show, discover the fun of being in a play and how good it feels to put friends first. Mon.-Sun., various times (through Nov. 29). Seattle. $33 to $40. Tickets required. Ages 4 & older. Event details.

Big Top Rock: Lighter Than Air
In this all-new Teatro ZinZanni family production, follow Professor Loco and Recess Monkey across the sea to the rich and colorful land of Bollywood. The rockin’ show will feature popular selections from Recess Monkey’s latest album Hot Air along with astounding performances from Teatro ZinZanni’s renowned dinner show. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.–12:15 pm (select weekends through Dec. 27). Seattle. $20 to $25. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.  

Saturday Family Concert: Pointed Man Band
Portland’s Pointed Man Band has released its second full-length album “Flight of the Blue Whale” and you’re invited to experience the band’s rockin’ new tunes. Through 14 original songs, follow the story of a fox (who owns a clock repair shop) and his adventures with other creatures–like the one suggested by the album’s title. Sat., 11 a.m. Seattle. $5 (kids Free). All ages. Event details.


Fall Festival at Camp Korey
This annual (one weekend only!) festival will feature plenty of farm fun including hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin bowling, s’mores by the campfire and concessions. Plus, search for the perfect jack-o-lantern in the pumpkin patch, purchase fresh veggies from the market and take a historic farm tour. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Carnation. Free admission (activity costs vary). All ages.  Event details.

At this special event, learn tips to prepare your home, kids and yard for a sustainable fall and winter season, consult with local experts and enjoy family activities including hands-on art and science projects, live music from Million Dollar Nile, composting investigations and more. Psst! Bring your used Halloween costume and participate in the costume exchange. Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Woodinville. Free. All ages. Event details.

In this latest Studio East production, the Ugly Duckling looks different from his darling brothers and sisters and the other animals on the farm are quick to notice. Feeling lonely, Ugly sets out on an adventure of self-discovery. See what happens when he encounters a very hungry cat and discovers that being different is not such a bad thing. Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m. (weekends through Nov. 1). Kirkland. $16. Tickets required. Ages 4 & older. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy