Seattle's Child

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weekend picks: poster from "MInecraft: the Exhibition"

You can catch "Minecraft: The Exhibition" at the reopened MoPop

Erika’s weekend picks for Sept. 19 and 20

MoPop is opening, and other fun things to do

Welcome Week: Family Story Stroll in Issaquah

Sat/Sun Sept 19/20 Downtown Issaaquah, FREE

Here’s a great event for the whole family. Bring your mask and take an interactive walk through downtown Issaquah to uncover the pages of Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman’s book, “All Are Welcome.”



I am the Jungle: Yoga Adventure

Sat, Sept 19 10:30 a.m. FREE

I am the Jungle is a full-color, illustrated picture book for ages 4 to 8 celebrating the joys of yoga, imagination, and the natural world. Besides introducing young readers to yoga, the book helps identify and connect kids to the emotions associated with each pose. Join author Melissa Hurt, a certified yoga instructor who also teaches acting, voice, speech, and movement, for a fun Saturday reading. Learn more at



“Guess What?” The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show (Virtual)

Sat, Sept 19 12:30 p.m.  FREE

An online stand up comedy show for families? How does this work? Come find out as NYC comics do their stand up comedy live! Plus, kids will get a chance to tell jokes in between comics.



MoPop Reopening

Sat/Sun Sept 19/20 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. MoPOP

The museum made numerous health and safety modifications so that you and your family can have a safe visit. Come see all our amazing exhibits, including “Body of Work: Tattoo Culture” and “Minecraft: The Exhibition.” Advance tickets (and masks) required. Tickets: $23–28



Let’s Go Outside! Story Time

Sun, Sept 20 10 a.m – 3 p.m. FREE

Great for kids 3-8 and their caregivers! Come rain or shine, neighborhood or state park, we can find joy and inspiration when we immerse ourselves in nature. Come online and hear beautiful stories like “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” by Kenard Pak, “Ursa’s Light” by Deborah Marcero, and “A Morning with Grandpa” by Sylvia Liu. Presented by the Miller Library, these books celebrate gardens, plants, and nature! After the stories, make a picture of something you saw outside!





About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home, nee Going Place 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.