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Erika’s Weekend Picks, Feb. 5 through 7

MoPop reopens! Mini paint kits and Bingo and fossils, too.

MoPOP is open
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7, 10:30 a.m.

In a year full of hardships, isolation, and uncertainty, pop culture has been a welcome respite. Now, you can experience pop culture from somewhere other than your couch, because MoPOP is re-reopening its doors! Museum capacity will be reduced, guests 3 and older will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing, and tickets for specific times must be purchased in advance. Kids 4 and younger are admitted free. Tickets $21 to $30.

Arts & Heart Painting Demo & Kits at Outlet Collection (Virtual)
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE

Join Painting with a Twist and The Outlet Collection for a fun artist painting demonstration plus grab and go style event this Saturday. There are three different free mini paint kits to choose from. Be sure to pre-register online.

Free Bingo hosted by Creatively Yours Ceramic Studio (Virtual)
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.

Play a fun, family-friendly game of Online Bingo this weekend! Games take place every Saturday at 1 p.m. It’s all for fun, and sometimes a little charity. Prizes include ceramic to-go kits, Crossroads Bellevue gift certificates, and fun prizes from other Crossroads Bellevue businesses. You can pick up your winnings in studio or we can donate them for you.

Miller Library “Flights of Fancy” story time (Virtual)
Saturday, Feb 6

This month’s books all have wings: a picture biography of Emily Dickinson, a story about a girl who loves dragonflies, and an illustrated insect life cycle in rhyme. Join this fun story time and hear A WAY WITH WILD THINGS by Larissa Theule, ON WINGS OF WORDS by Jennifer Berne, and SOAR HIGH, DRAGONFLY by Sheri Mabry Bestor. Each month we will feature stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants, and nature.

Paleontology at the Burke with KCLS (Virtual)
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7

Great for kids ages 7 to 14 with an adult. Go behind the scenes (from home) with a Paleontology Fossil Lab Manager to learn how fossils are prepared for study in the wet lab. Take a journey through time in the Fossils Uncovered gallery and visit the Experience Alcove to learn more about rocks and fossils with an exciting activity. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions for how to access the site.

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.