March into a new month with exciting family-friendly events in Seattle and on the Eastside. If you haven’t made it over to MOHAI yet to check out the DaVinci—Inventions exhibit, this is one of your last weekends to see it. And art lovers of all ages will want to put the new Van Gogh Imagine exhibit on their to-do list. It opens this Saturday. We’re also looking forward to a night of dancing, Disney princesses and chance to take your (slap) shot. Let’s get planning!
The Disney Princess Concert
A quartet of musical stars come together to celebrate Disney princesses for both their courage to do what is right as well as their kindness to others. The Disney Princess Concert includes the musical talent of Broadway star Susan Egan, Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol, Syndee Winters and Arielle Jacobs as well their “prince” for the afternoon, Adam J. Levy. The performance will also include behind-the-scenes stories from these talented women who have portrayed some of your kiddo’s favorite Disney characters on the stage and screen. Tickets required. Sun. Event details.
Watch Encanto at the Drive-In
Despite what the song says, your kids will definitely be talking about Bruno after watching Encanto at Burien’s first Drive-In Movie Night of the season. This family favorite is back in downtown Burien, along with the “it” movie of the moment. So pack the kids in the car, maybe grab some popcorn, and head out to enjoy this musical masterpiece from your car. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sat. Event details.
A Year with Frog & Toad
A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad is based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books. This whimsical show follows two great friends—the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad—through four fun-filled seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for the whole family. Tickets required. Fri.-Sun., through Mar. 13. Event details.
A Night of Dancing
Families are invited to shake off the winter blues and put on their dancing shoes when City Opera Ballet brings an energetic Spanish showcase by the senior dancers of Flight Feathers Ballet to KidsQuest. After getting your dance on, families are invited to visit the museum’s Art studio and Learning lab for dance-themed STEAM activities and enjoy free play in the museum. Registration is required. Fri. Event details.
Try Ice Hockey (for Free)
Got a Kraken fan or a kid who wants to learn something new? Bring him or her to the Try Hockey For Free event that provides kids the opportunity to experience playing hockey for the first time. The folks at Sno-King Ice Arena love introducing new players to the sport. Your athlete will be on the ice with certified USA Hockey coaches and caring volunteers who are there to show players of all abilities how fun hockey can be. Registration is required. Sat. Event details.
More Bees Please
Something’s buzzing on the Eastside. With spring on the horizon, now’s a great time to get the kids thinking about bees. And what better way than to sign up for a ranger-led program. During the program families will learn about our area’s native pollinators and tap into a bee’s creativity to help native bees all over Bellevue. This program is best for kids ages 5-10. Registration required. Sun. Event details.