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Family guide to all sorts of winter entertainment around Seattle



 

Seattle in winter is lively when it comes to entertainment, and every weekend there are great family options for concerts, plays and other shows. Also, monster trucks. Read on to learn more:

 

The Man with the Violin

Seattle Symphony

11 a.m., Saturday March 9

Benaroya Hall

200 University St

One day, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell busked for 45 minutes in the Washington D.C. subway. More than 1000 people passed him and only seven stopped to listen. The story of his experience was made into a children’s book, which is the centerpiece of this Seattle Symphony family concert, featuring Joshua Bell himself. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Free, pre-concert activities begin one hour before the show.

 

 Monster Jam

Saturday, March 16

CenturyLink Field, Seattle

You know how some little kids concoct confrontations for their toy cars, complete with leaps, crashes and expressive vroom-vroom noises? Well, this weekend you can see adults play with giant cars, and there are many leaps, crashes and expressive vroom-vroom noises. Noise-canceling headphones advised for all. 

 

 

Caspar Babypants

Various locations through March 23

Also known as Chris Ballew, the lead singer and co-founder of the Presidents of the United States of America, Caspar Babypants sings danceable, whimsical songs. This winter, he’s doing gigs all over the Seattle area, including a series of free shows at Top Pot Doughnuts locations.

Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. Bainbridge High School, 330 High School Rd NE,
Bainbridge Island

Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. Top Pot Dougnuts, Mill Creek. 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Free.

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Seattle Children’s Theatre

Jan. 24 to March 10

201 Thomas St

Adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo, this play tells what happened over 20 years of the live of Edward Tulane, a finely crafted porcelain rabbit. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

 

Balloonacy

Seattle Children’s Theater

March 14-May 1

201 Thomas St

Physical comedy is a big part of this wordless play with two characters: an old man celebrating his birthday and a balloon. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

 

Moisture Festival

March 14 through April 27

Hale’s Palladium

4301 Leary Way NW

No show is the same at this festival featuring comedy, circus arts, music and dance in a high energy environment drawing from the traditions of cabaret and vaudeville. The 3 p.m. performances are family friendly. At 7 p.m., the show is all ages, but there may be some adult talk.

 

Thaddeus Turner

11 a.m. Saturday, March 9

The Forum

1119 8th Ave

Guitarist Thaddeus Turner makes rock music with elements of soul and techno. He gives a concert for kids as part of Town Hall’s Saturday Family Concerts.

 

The Odyssey: An Exploration of Myth, Magic and Monsters

Book-It Repertory Theatre

10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9

Vashon Island Center for the Arts

19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon

Book-It’s touring company presents this family-friendly adaptation of the Journey of Odysseus.

 

 Monster Jam

Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Ave S

You know how some little kids concoct confrontations for their toy cars, complete with leaps, crashes and expressive vroom-vroom noises? Well, this Saturday you can see adults play with giant cars, complete with leaps, crashes and expressive vroom-vroom noises. Noise-canceling headphones advised for all.

 

Pinocchio

March 17 and 23

Pacific Northwest Ballet

McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St

This one-hour ballet for children features the young dancers of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School bringing Pinocchio’s adventures to life.


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