Seattle's Child

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Erika's weekend picks for Aug. 17-18

Party like a pirate — or watch one on stage. Take the Yesler Terrace Hillclimb Challenge or see chalk art, elevated.


Arlington Fly-In
Sat/Sun, Aug 17/18 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Arlington Airport

Head north for this amazing annual air show featuring flying machines of all types and sizes in the air, and on display. Plus plane rides, outdoor movies, hands-on activities, live music, and more. $17 to $40, free ages 15 and younger.


Pacific NW Chalk Fest & Sidewalk Sale
Sat/Sun, Aug 17/18 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Redmond. FREE

It’s the third annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest in Redmond featuring internationally and nationally renowned chalk artists. Come see Redmond Town Center transformed with pastel masterpieces.

Peruse street murals, enjoy the annual merchant Sidewalk Sale, sips and bites from merchants, kids’ activities and live music all weekend!


Yesler Terrace Hillclimb Challenge
Sat, Aug 17 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check in at the RAVE Foundation booth at Yesler Terrace Park on Saturday to register for this fun, free challenge. Part of the charitable arm of Sounders FC, this RAVE Foundation Hillclimb challenge is part of an overall event promoting wellness, nutrition and fitness. Complete 5, 10, 25, and 50 Yesler Terrace Hillclimbs for prizes like Sounders FC match tickets, T-shirts, soccer balls and more.


Ella-Bella Bee & the Pollinators!
Sat Aug 17 4:15 p.m.
Celebrate Shoreline, Cromwell Park. FREE

Come see this sweet family-friendly musical featuring 11 original songs and colorful costumes this Saturday.  Meet sister and brother bees, Ella-Bella and Bob-Bee, Calliope Hummingbird and Betty Bat and learn all about important pollinators in this unique, entertaining show.


Family Treasure Cruise
Sat/Sun, Aug 17/18 11:30-1 p.m.
Lake Union Park

Swashbucklers of all ages are invited to join a band of merry pirates aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge for a fully interactive 1.5 hour pirate experience around Lake Union. Search for treasure and adventure, play games, fire the water cannon and learn to talk like a pirate. Each child will receive one item from the ship’s treasure chest. $29, $25 kids and seniors, $10 18 months and younger. Arrive at Lake Union Park at least 30 minutes prior to boarding. Book ahead.


"Pippi and the Wayward Pirates"
Sat/Sun, Aug 17/18, 2 p.m.
Bellevue Youth Theatre

Join Bellevue Youth Theatre and Pippi on this thrilling adventure with pirates, a circus, hometown fun, and new songs. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets $12.


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