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Erika’s Weekend Picks, Jan. 13-14

It's thrills and spills galore in ice racing!


MLK Weekend Run Sat Jan 13, 9:45 a.m. Magnuson Park

Bring the whole family and pick your favorite distance this Saturday for an MLK Weekend Run, part of the Magnuson Series fun runs. Choose between a 5K, 10K, 15K or Kids Dash. Kids Dash at 9:45 a.m., the rest at 10 a.m. $19 to $29, $3 Kids Dash; $10 more day of race.


MLK Youth March Sat Jan 13, 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park. FREE

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation on Saturday for a youth-organized march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beginning at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, the march, led by local teens, will walk to Rainier Community Center where community members will speak out against injustice in a peaceful demonstration supporting this year’s theme: End Poverty! Build Equity!


A Thousand Cranes Sat Jan 13, 1 and 3 p.m. SecondStory Repertory

Kids 6 and older and their families will be entranced by this beautiful play, based on a true story of Sadako Sasaki, and her life after an atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown, Hiroshima. Brought to the stage by SecondStory Repertory, the shows runs 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Feb. 3. $12.


X-Treme International Ice Racing Sat Jan 13, 7:30 p.m. Angel of the Winds Arena

It’s a fascinating recipe – mix large, fast, noisy vehicles with slippery surfaces. Come cheer as specially equipped motorcycles and ATVs race on an oval ice track. $10-$30


ArtVenture: Move, Act, Animate! Sun Jan 14, 1-3 p.m. FREE Henry Art Gallery

BYO dance moves, funny faces and energy for this fun workshop at the Henry. Experiment with stop-motion and photography and learn how the body, movement, and gestures can express personal identities. 


Real-World STEM Challenge for Kids: Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery!  Sun Jan 14, 1-2 p.m. Shoreline Library. FREE

Witty Scientists presents this fun workshop for kids ages 8 to 11. Come to the Shoreline Library and learn about microscopy technology and how scientists explore unknown areas of nature, then model an atomic force microscope. Registration is required. Call 206.362.7550 to register!


For even more great ideas this weekend, check out our online Calendar, searchable by age, neighborhood, cost and more!

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