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Weekend activities

(Photo: courtesy of African-American Read-In)

Erika’s Picks, Feb. 27-28

Weekend fun: African-American Read-In and Tooth Fairy story time!

Weekend activities

African-American Read-In (Virtual)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 1 to 2:15 p.m.,
Celebrate Black History Month with a music-infused #OwnVoices read-aloud event for all ages. University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students will read stories by African-American authors and artists. Choose from 12 themed reading rooms, which feature books good for ages 4 through 12. Register at

A New Generation of Storytellers (Virtual)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
A Destiny City Film Festival free event, this live panel will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Hear from young independent filmmakers as they share their journeys, experience and advice. Reserve your ticket now. Space is limited An audience Q&A will follow the discussion. Speakers include Ciani Rey Walker, Barb Hoffman, Ward Kamel, Claire Gostin and Moira Fett.

Story time with The Tooth Fairy and the Northwest African American Museum (Virtual)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with the Tooth Fairy at a virtual reading of her favorite storybook, “The Clean Teeth Club”! Presented by Delta Dental of Washington, this interactive and fun program lets the Tooth Fairy share valuable knowledge with children about how they can better take care of their teeth.

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Spotlight: ‘A Kids Play About Racism’ Reunion (Virtual)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. FREE
Watch “A Kids Play About Racism” followed by a talkback with adaptor and director Khalia Davis and the cast. They will reunite and tackle some difficult topics, share their experiences working on the show, answer questions from young people and lead everyone in some critical thinking activities related to the show. RSVP Required.

Kindiependent Kids Concert with Dan & The Bee (Virtual)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Banish the cold-weather blues and enjoy a variety of music, magic and entertainment right from your own living room. This is a weekend dance-around with Dan & the Bee. Show starts at 10:30am and lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

Artfully Together Hand-Stitched Monster Tooth Pillow
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Losing teeth can be kind of scary, but not if you have your very own Monster Tooth Pillow by your side. Pre-register and pick up (curbside) all the materials necessary to make your very own pillow that will keep your lost tooth and your treasures safe and sound. Great for ages 12 and under. Instructions offered via Zoom. Imagine Children’s Museum.  Members: $15 per adult-child pair. Non-members: $20 per adult-child pair.

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About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home (nee Going Places) column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.