Event Picks, August 2010
Spirited exchange. Head to the Washington State History Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7–8, for its annual In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival. Enjoy free performances by Native singers, musicians and dance groups, and browse a marketplace full of works by local Native artists. If you’ve never visited the museum, don’t miss the excellent interactive exhibits. All outdoor activities are free; admission to the museum is $6–$8. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 888-238-4373.
Best fest. Family music festival PEPSapalooza, a benefit for PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), has scored quite the lineup — Recess Monkey, The Not-Its!, Johnny Bregar, Eric Herman and Ian Dobson’s Pan Leggo are all scheduled to perform. Kick back at The Bowl at the Redhook Brewery and listen to the best of the region’s family performers — it’s for a great cause. Saturday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets are $40 per family. 4300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville.
Howl do you do? Wolf sanctuary Wolf Haven International’s annual “Howl-ins” have an environmental focus this year, with new activities for kids that emphasize conservation. Children can make seed balls out of clay and native plant seeds, and take part in “wolf sense” activities; families can also take short tours of the sanctuary, listen to live music on an outdoor stage and sit in on story time. Howl-ins take place every Saturday in August from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10–$19, ages 2 and younger admitted free (buy tickets in advance for a price break). 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino. 360-264-4695.