Erika's weekend pics: Recess Monkey live, a Monster Dash, and Star Wars music
Erika Lee Bigelow writes in Seattle when not chauffeuring 3 kids and one dog to too many activities.
Monster Bash, Sat 3-7 p.m. St. Stephen's Church. It's the 7th year of this great festival presented by Susannah White's Three Feet of Sunshine. Get out your costume and come to St. Stephen's Church on Sat from 3-7 for pony rides, prizes, a performance by Recess Monkey, a cupcake walk, ghoulish games and creepy crafts. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Pediatric Advanced Care Team. $13. threefeetofsunshine.org
West Seattle Monster Dash, Sat 9 a.m. Lincoln Park. Another great opportunity to use the costumes. Join the 5K fun run and kids dash. Take part in a costume contest and party and money raised will benefit the South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools. $35, $20 ages 12 and younger, $10 kids dash (7 and younger) westseattlemonsterdash.com
Little Red, Renton Carco Theater, Sat 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We all know the tale of little girl, the Grandmother and wolf...don't we? You might be surprised by the twist on this classic tale. Storybook Theater once again has created a musical winner, great for preschool and young elementary-aged kids. $11. storybooktheater.org
Book Launch for A Sliver of Stardust, Sat 2-4 p.m. Parkplace Books. FREE. Local, Seattle author Marissa Burt presents her new middle-school grade fantasy, A Sliver of Stardust. If you have readers who enjoyed A Wrinkle in Time or The Emerald Atlas, they are bound to love this tale of heroine Wren Matthews who discovers the secrets to the universe in children's nursery rhymes. Can she save the world around her? Come meet the author and pick up the book. marissaburt.com
Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Thurs-Sun thru Oct 31, Sammamish. Goosebumps and shivers guaranteed at this indoor/outdoor spooky walk. Kids 10 and younger and their families will likely prefer the family scare from 7-7:45 p.m. All the rest of your brave souls can try the full scare from 8-11 p.m. $12 family scare, $18 full scare. nightmarebeaverlake.com
Washington Wind Symphony: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Sun 2 p.m. Kirkland Performance Ctr. With the much-anticipated movie almost upon us, it is all Star Wars all the time. And this weekend proves it. The WA Wind Symphony is taking on the original trilogy with performances of the Star Wars music including the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto performed by Raymond Deleon. If you have music lovers and Star Wars fanatics in your household, you've got them covered here. $16, $11 seniors, $6 youth. kpcenter.org