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Erika's Weekend Picks for May 26-28

From live theater to a zombie movie, to rocks, tanks and tea ceremonies, there is plenty to fill a three-day weekend.

Vintage tanks and artillery, along with unusual military vehicles like this one will be on display this weekend in Everett.

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum

Tankfest Northwest
Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Everett

Bring the whole family to hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery. This fun event features unique military vehicles and cannons, remote-control tanks, food and fun.  Admission: $25 adults, $15 ages 6 to 17, $60 family pass for two adults and two children; free for ages 5 and younger, veterans and active military.


Seattle Mineral Market
10 a..m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27
Lake City Community Center; FREE

Is it gold or is it fool’s gold? Come be dazzled by the sparkling collections of minerals, gems and fossils, then stick around and learn fun facts from displays and vendors. Kids will get a few free minerals to take home for their collections.


Alki Point Lighthouse Tours
1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26
Alki Lighthouse. FREE

Explore inside a fully functioning lighthouse on an active U.S. Coast Guard site this weekend as the lighthouse opens its summer tour season. Children ages 7 and younger are permitted to visit the landing, but they must be 8 and older to visit the top. No wheelchair access. Lighthouse tours available through Sept. 3. Last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. 


Japanese Tea Ceremony Presentation
1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27
Seattle Japanese Garden

Visit the Shoseian Teahouse at the Seattle Japanese Garden and take part in a 40-minute traditional tea presentation. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Visitors will be seated on tatami mats on the floor. Please avoid jeans, bare feet, rings and personal fragrances. Pre-registration required by calling 206-684-4725. $10, $7 youth.


One Act at a Time
7 p.m. Sunday, May 27
Taproot Theatre. FREE

Written and inspired by young artists ages 15-22, the "One Act at a Time" series features new plays and musicals with original music on themes of inclusion, representation and social justice. Produced by Penguin Productions in partnership with Foundry10. Donations appreciated.


11 a.m. Monday, May 28
SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Zombillenium is an amusement park where every day is Halloween, and the staff actually are werewolves, vampires, witches, and zombies. When a nosy safety inspector unwillingly becomes a member of the undead workforce, he embarks on a mission to make the park a better place for both humans and monsters. Part of the SIFF Films4Families series, this animated movie is recommended for ages 9 and older. $8.


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