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LIVE virtual events picks for May 4-10

Daffy Dave's magic show, making puppets, a family sing-along and more!

Our list for favorite virtual events this week is packed with community building, the arts, and nature. Learn about a new instrument (the oboe!) with Seattle Symphony, create puppets with Silver Kite, participate in a family sing along from your couch, and even see a magic show! Also, make sure to visit our Virtual Events Calendar and/or download our FREE app to stay in the loop about fun, family-friendly events. 


Monday, May 4

Redmond Community Sing Along. Join in with other families online until this weekly event can resume in person. Grab your instruments if you have them, and family members in your home, and get ready to make some music and sing, sing, sing. Mondays on Zoom at 7 p.m. 


Tuesday, May 5

Making Puppets Art Class. Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily creative workshops for people of all ages, online through KCLS. Today, learn to make puppets! Make sure to pre-register for your list of supplies and access information. Live at 10:30 a.m. 


Wednesday, May 6

Seattle Symphony Meet the Instrument: Oboe. Akin to the live version of Seattle Symphony’s introduction to symphony music at Octave 9, this online experience features an instrument of the week, showcased by a Symphony musician. This week, learn all about the Oboe! Live at 11 a.m. 


Thursday, May 7

PacSci Curiosity at Home Daily Live Show. The Pacific Science Center comes to Facebook Live each day to bring science of all kinds to viewers. Meet animals that live at the center and their caretakers, learn from educators and do fun science experiments! Weekdays at 11 a.m. 


Friday, May 8

Mr. Ryan’s Music & Books Show. Mr. Ryan, a music teacher in the Seattle area, and his creative team are producing free live stream music lessons for the public! Classes are free to everyone, and donations are welcome and in part go to Food Helpline to help families during the pandemic. Live at 10:30 a.m. 


Saturday, May 9

Daffy Dave’s Circus Magic Show. Daffy Dave’s April show through U Heights online entertainment was a hit, and he is back for more! Enjoy Dave’s slapstick humor, juggling, silly songs, and more family fun. Afterward, share your pets, toys, or whatever you’re doing at home with other guests. Price is pay what you can. Live at 4:30 p.m. 


Sunday, May 10

New England Aquarium Live Presentation. Seven days a week at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, you can take a virtual cross-country trip to the New England Aquarium and catch live octopus feedings, shark trainings, and other exciting activities. Daily at 8 a.m. 


Bonus ANYTIME event!

Northwest Trek Nature at Home. This local wildlife park offers online learning tools and resources such as scavenger hunts, fun animal videos, science activities to do at home, and more. Become a nature detective or play a game like “Wild Animal Eye Spy,” and learn fun facts about the grizzly bears, moose, eagles and other animals that call the park their home. Access Nature at Home anytime. 

For more local parks, galleries and museums offering exciting home learning programs for free, visit this list



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