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Erika’s Weekend Picks: March 6 and 7

Follow a story trail or head to the waterfront!

Story Trail at Olympia’s West Bay Park
Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7
Timberland Regional Library, in this collaboration with Olympia Parks, has deconstructed picture books and put them on signs placed along the trails so you can enjoy a nature walk and a great book at the same time., a story trail. Make your way to West Bay Park to learn all about bees and read Shabazz Larkin’s “The Thing About Bees: A Love Story.” Or travel over to Harry Fain’s Legion Park to explore local flora while being on the lookout for little sprites with Phoebe Wahl’s “Backyard Fairies.” 

Mañanaland (Virtual)
March 6 and 7
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents this inspiring epic adventure for ages 8 and up. Come meet Max, a boy who wants to grow up faster than his Papá is ready for. What happens when Max discovers a world beyond anything he ever could have imagined? Witness him struggle to discover who he is, and learn there isn’t one answer to who you are, because life is broad and that’s OK. This episodic play is available until June 30. $25 or pay-what-you-can.

9th Annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival (Virtual)
March 6 and 7
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) proudly presents its 9th annual festival March 4 to 14 in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. This year’s program will showcase some of the best recent independent cinematography by and about Asians and Asian-Americans. The 120 films in SAAFF’s 2021 program will include 9 outstanding feature-length films and 15 exciting programs of shorts, including the SAAFF 4 Kidz short program. Tickets for Curtain Up! and the short program SAAFF 4 Kidz are pay-what-you-can. Tickets $8 to $20

Seattle Aquarium is Open!
March 6 and 7, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Head to the Seattle waterfront because the Seattle Aquarium is open again! Come visit your favorite aquatic creatures like the octopus, harbor seals, otters, anemones and more with timed, pre-purchased tickets. Open daily. Tickets $20-30. Ages 3 and younger are free.

New York International Children’s Film Festival (Virtual)
March 6 and 7 
New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), North America’s largest film festival for children and teens ages 3 to 18, runs March 5 to March 14. For the first time in the festival’s 24-year history, families across the country can attend this prestigious, Oscar-qualifying festival as an online event, with short film programs, feature films and special talks. Audiences of all ages are invited to participate in Q&A’s and vote on favorite films, then tune in to a festival closing awards program to celebrate the winners. Tickets $18 to $100.

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.