Erika's weekend picks: Green Lake Gobble, ice skating, and 'My Fair Lady'
Romp at the Green Lake Gobble 5K.
Erika Lee Bigelow writes in Seattle when not chauffeuring 3 kids and one dog to too many activities.
Little Red, Sat/Sun 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Hale's Palladium (Fremont). Storybook Theater is talking about friends in their retake on this classic story. Can Red Riding Hood, the hunter and the wolf get along even when they are super hungry? Guess you'll have to go to find out. $11. storybooktheater.org
Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off, Sun 8 a.m. Outside GreenLake Community Center. Calories off/calories on. Tie up those tennis shoes and take part in a 5K or 10K run followed by a (voluntary) mashed potato eating competition. Tiny Turkey trot for 12 and younger too. $35-50. promotionevents.com
Family Nature Class, Sat 9:30-11:30, Graham Visitors Center, WA Park Arboretum. Put the fun in fungi this weekend at the UW Botanic Gardens. Kids 2-5 and their caregivers will learn about mushrooms through learning stations and exploration. $18 for 1 child and 1 adult, add'l child $9. Pre-register online.
Outdoor Skating Rink, Redmond Town Center, BYO skates or borrow them there and take a shoot the duck or try out your double salchow in the open air. The rink is open almost every day thru January 1. $7 ages 5 and older. redmondtowncenter.com
My Fair Lady, Francis Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah. Does the rain in Spain fall mainly on the plain? Come find out as a well-to-do linguistics teacher tries to transform a Cockney girl into a society lady in this popular musical. Various dates and times thru Jan 3. $38-70. villagetheatre.org
Ninja Pajama Party with Play Date, Sun 1-2 Land of Nod, U Village. FREE. Hey Kids - Don't take off the pajamas because it's pj dance party time at Land of Nod with local kindie duo Play Date. iloveplaydate.com