The Weekender: Seattle Activities for Kids and Families, Jan. 21-22

Published on: December 30, 2013

Eager to get out of the house after our interesting week? You're in luck. There are many promising events happening around Puget Sound this weekend. (Reminder: Call to make sure venues are open, especially in the South Sound and the Eastside.)

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- Welcome the Year of the Dragon with free festivities at Wing Luke Museum, or the Seattle Center's Tet Festival (all weekend long).

- Celebrate Olympic Sculpture Park's fifth birthday with cupcakes and caramels, art activities and free T-shirts for the first 400 to show. Bring your Wellies and go on a tour, too! (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

- Attend one of four kids concerts in the Seattle area: Brian Waite Band, Juggletunes (both at Shoreline locations at 11 a.m.); Caspar Babypants (10:30 a.m., West Seattle); and for a nighttime pizza show, Recess Monkey at KidsQuest Museum.

- Meet a Sounders star at Secret Garden Books in Ballard (3 p.m.).steve-zakuani-12

- Learn about critters in winter on a guided walk at the Tacoma Nature Center (10 a.m.).

- Learn to make a marshmallow shooter -- a Geek Dad project -- at Lakewood Pierce Library (1-3 p.m.)

- Learn to dance (and eat pizza, and make crafts) Scandinavian style in Lynwood (6 p.m.).

Sunday, Jan. 22

tso_120122_peter-and-the-wolf_01- Get a classical music fix with a Tacoma Symphony Concert of Peter and the Wolf (3 p.m.) or a Seattle Philharmonic concert in Federal Way (2 p.m.).

- Get arty-crafty at Bellevue Art Museum's free, winter-themed Family Day (1-4 p.m.)

- Go see an Annie production by the talented kids at Broadway Bound.

- Cavalia!

- Read our preview of the Children's Film Festival Seattle (starts Thursday, Jan. 26) and decide which of the 125 films your family is keen to see.

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