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:
11 a.m., Saturday March 9
Benaroya Hall200 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.
Saturday, March 16CenturyLink 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.
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,
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. Top Pot Dougnuts, Mill Creek. 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Free.
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.
Seattle Children’s Theater
March 14-May 1201 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.
March 14 through April 27
Hale’s Palladium4301 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.
11 a.m. Saturday, March 9
The Forum1119 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.
Book-It Repertory Theatre
10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9
Vashon Island Center for the Arts19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon
Book-It’s touring company presents this family-friendly adaptation of the Journey of Odysseus.
Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.
CenturyLink Field800 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.
March 17 and 23
Pacific Northwest Ballet
McCaw Hall321 Mercer St
This one-hour ballet for children features the young dancers of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School bringing Pinocchio’s adventures to life.