The Weekender: Seattle Activities for Kids and Families, March 10-11

reclining_tahitian_women_medium-300x183Here's our weekly post on our top ideas for what to do this weekend. Help us out by letting us know yours (post in comments). Check our online calendar for more!

1. It's Seattle Art Museum's free monthly Community Day on Saturday, and Gauguin and Polynesia are the theme. Expect Tahitian drumming, Polynesian dance lessons and all-day art-making. Bonus: The first 400 to show up get free tickets to the Gauguin exhibit.

2. Or head to Museum of Glass for its Family Day, featuring a scavenger hunt, Hot Shop entertainment, and shamrock-themed art making (Tacoma, Saturday, 1-4 p.m, free with admission)

3. Circus Syzygy is still in town (Seattle, Thursday-Sunday, $12-$22). And speaking of acrobatics and general craziness, the Moisture Festival starts its three-week run at three Seattle locations next week.

4. Bring your dog-lover to the AKC's 74th annual Dog Show -- 2,000 dogs and 13,000 canine enthusiasts can't be wrong! (Saturday and Sunday, Seattle, $5-$10).

peewee_0751115. Two free concerts: Eric Ode at Kids Cove in Bellevue (11 a.m.); or a 7:30 p.m. gig at Couth Buzzard Books by Smalltime String Band, a lively family band.

6. As part of its all-ages series, SIFF is screening Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, plus a few local homegrown shorts for only $4. (Saturday, Sunday, noon).

7. Saturday Waffle Feast at Twirl Cafe in Seattle!

8. Celebrate Lacey's amazing diversity with a two-day ethnic festival: music, dancing, crafts, exotic foods and more (Saturday and Sunday, free).

9. Head to one of two new Eastside theater productions opening today: SecondStory Repertory's The Dancing Princess, starring a dragonslayer who aims to win a princess; and Youth Theatre Northwest's Urinetown, "an uproarious musical" set in a Gotham-like town plagued by a water shortage. Both run March 9-25.

10. Go hiking in the city! Check out our helpful round-up of spring exploration ideas around the Sound.

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