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Toddler Time

Seattle Area From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. Toddler Time takes place in our classrooms on select Mondays and Tuesdays, September through February. Drop in for any length of time between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Ages 5 and younger; must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 2014/2015 Toddler Time dates: September 15, 16, 22 and 23 October 6, 7, 13 and 14 November 3, 4, 24 and 25 December 1, 2, 8 and 9 January 12, 13, 26 and 27 February 9, 10, 23 and 24. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Central Library!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Nancy! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and developme… Notes: Group is co-facilitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Game On!

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. For tweens and teens. Description: Grab a Red Vine, dance to the Kinect, drive yourself crazy on MarioKart or beat Ken the librarian in Kinect Track and Field! Whether you are a gaming expert or newbie: here is your chance to get some game time, meet other gamers and hear about great Library programs. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your babies (0 - 12 months) to enjoy knee bounces, tummy tickles, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

CANCELED - Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Evening Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Put on your PJ's and enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement. Lots of wiggling and giggling guaranteed! This is a great way to get your child ready to read. Ideal for ages 3 and older and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Spirited Away

Seattle Area See the beloved Hayao Miyazaki animated film about a 10-year-old girl who stumbles upon a magical and mysterious world. 7 p.m. Jan. 23-27, 3 p.m. Jan. 24-25. Dubbed in English except for Jan. 26, which will be the original Japanese. $7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-328-3230. Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Toddler Time

Seattle Area From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. Toddler Time takes place in our classrooms on select Mondays and Tuesdays, September through February. Drop in for any length of time between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Ages 5 and younger; must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 2014/2015 Toddler Time dates: September 15, 16, 22 and 23 October 6, 7, 13 and 14 November 3, 4, 24 and 25 December 1, 2, 8 and 9 January 12, 13, 26 and 27 February 9, 10, 23 and 24. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Twirling Tuesdays Ice Skating Special

Eastside Every Tuesday through Jan. 27, receive one free admission to the skating rink (of equal or lesser value) with the purchase of one admission. Pricing cannot be combined with other offers. Free ticket must be used at the time of purchase. Ages 5 and older. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-869-2640. Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! This fun, four-session program builds early literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: birth - 1 year. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with othe… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers (ages 1-3 years) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Then stay and play with our age-appropriate toys and blocks! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Babies (0-12 months) and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Central Library! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0 to 12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Tuesday at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali!). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. For families. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spirited Away

Seattle Area See the beloved Hayao Miyazaki animated film about a 10-year-old girl who stumbles upon a magical and mysterious world. 7 p.m. Jan. 23-27, 3 p.m. Jan. 24-25. Dubbed in English except for Jan. 26, which will be the original Japanese. $7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-328-3230. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Explore & More

North Sound January's Explore and More theme is "MUSIC". Kids will explore music with stories, musical crafts, and some hands-on playing. $15. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-892-3030. Email: office@thecornerstoneacademy.org. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. The Cornerstone Academy 16910 161st Ave. S.E. Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit thecornerstoneacademy.org.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Breakdancing and Movement

Seattle Area Breaks, freeze, dance, hip-hop, music and movement! B-Boys & B-Girls, get down with Uncle Boy's Breakshop! $110 8-week series or $15 drop-in ($5 ages 2 and younger). Cornerstone Cafe is an international cultural cornerstone for all families to gather, play and learn in South Seattle. Age recommendation: All ages. Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: focseattle@gmail.com. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Cornerstone Cafe 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit focseattle.com.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Explore Cirque du Soleil

Seattle Area Cirque du Soleil returns to Seattle after two long years with the brilliant new production: KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. Be sure to make a stop at the Museum to explore the fun and excitement of all things Cirque du Soleil on January 21st and 28th. We will be clowning around as we try ‘tightrope’ walking, make clown ties, pretend to be ringmasters and more! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your children (ages birth to 5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Fun for children ages 3 - 5. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: 1 - 3 years. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Toddlers (1-3 years) and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants ages 0 to 12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring a blanket and your babies 0-12 months to enjoy games, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with high school students to play real-world math games. Description: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Dennis Carlisle. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM.

An Art-tastic Evening

Eastside An evening of awesome artistic exploration! The arts are taking over the museum with hands-on activities and live performances! Get creative with clay, try your hand at silk screening, enjoy live performances, and more. The fine art fun will be provided by KidsQuest, Music Works Northwest, Smart with Art and other sensational community organizations. $3 to $7, $3 for pizza and lemonade, pre-register to guarantee availability. No coupons, passes, Prime cards or other discounts apply. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pajamas & Puppets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's time for pajamas and puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show -- along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun -- with our children's librarian. Description: Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Children (ages 1-5) and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time and Craft

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. (Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.). Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: 3 - 5 years. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your children ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Description: Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Preschool Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring blankets and your babies 0-12 months to enjoy games, rhymes, songs and fun. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

ArtBreak with the Nile Project

Seattle Area ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by a variety of artists, scholars, and community members. Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero co-founded the Nile Project to address the Nile basin's cultural and environmental challenges using an approach that combines music, education, and an innovation platform. During their ArtBreak, Girgis and Hadero will play an offering to the animals in the common S E N S E. ArtBreaks meet on the North Landing at the entrance to Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E. Included with admission. $10, $6 seniors, free kids. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-2280. Email: contact-education@henryart.org. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit henryart.org.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with high school students to play real-world math games. Description: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Dennis Carlisle. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 years old to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Nancy! Description: You are invited to stay and enjoy Family Night Out from 6:30-7:30 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Rainy Day Bouncefest

Seattle Area Bring your kids to Loyal Heights Rainy Day Bouncefest to jump their sillies out, get their hands messy in arts and crafts, and play carnival games! Tickets for activities are 50 cents each. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4052. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM. Loyal Heights Community Center 2101 N.W. 77th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Family Night Out

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children from birth to age 12 and their caregivers are invited to join us for games, crafts, science, puzzles, fun and more! Description: You are invited to come early to enjoy Pajama Story Time at 6:00 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Great Bear Stakeout

Farther Afield Great Bear Stakeout presents the secret life of the grizzly. Get closer than ever before to North America's grizzly bear. The Alaskan wilderness is one of the most remote places on the planet. It is the land of snowy mountains, winding rivers, dense forests, and more grizzly bears than anywhere else on earth. Each year hordes of grizzlies come out of hibernation and are thrust together in a life and death frenzy of feeding, fighting and mating. Their drama culminates with the annual salmon run. Each grizzly bear must double their body weight in less than 6 months in order to survive the looming winter. These vulnerable grizzly bears face many obstacles on the road to survival. In order to capture the spectacle on film, a team of expert guides and wildlife filmmakers set out to live alongside the bears for the full five months that they are out of hibernation. With them they brought along years of experience and a profound respect for the bears. Specially designed camera gear filmed the bears in a new… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 509-548-6347. Email: info@icicle.org. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Snowy Owl Theater 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth WA 98826. For more info visit icicle.org.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Blue Friday Celebration

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: It is Blue Friday! Enjoy arts, crafts, coloring as well as watching highlights of past games. Description: Come celebrate the Seattle Seahawks! Share your stories and meet other 12s! This is a family-friendly event open to all ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Craft Extravaganza--Day Between Semesters Edition

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Young folks of all ages and their grownups are invited for fun with crafts and building materials! Description: Fun for kids who have the day off and for kids who can come after school! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ukulele & Talk Story Classes

Seattle Area Come learn Hawaiian ukulele jams, beginner notes and songs with Hawaiian local, Daniel Pak, of Kore Ionz. Parent participation, more aloha! $110 8-wee series or $15 drop-in. Cornerstone Cafe is an international cultural cornerstone for all families to gather, play and learn in South Seattle. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: admin@focseattle.com. Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Cornerstone Cafe 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit focseattle.com.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Movies at Mercer Slough – Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

Eastside In Yellowstone’s vast and complex kingdom, two dominant predators reign supreme: the grizzly bear and the wolf. Size and power square off against speed and teamwork, as mighty grizzly bears contend with powerful packs of wolves for control of the food supply. Popcorn provided! All ages. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-452-2565. Email: MSEEC@bellevuewa.gov. Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Douglas Fir Community Room 1625 118th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

You Me We Festival

South Sound Family fun festival with hands-on activities, exhibitions and entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit kentwa.gov.

"Star Wars and the Power of Costume" Opening Party

Seattle Area Explore the new exhibition "Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume" traverse the iconic worlds, and discover which side of the Force calls to you along the way! Featuring special guest Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), DJ set by Vox Mod, live performance by D20 Brass Band, spotlight talks, costume contests, photo ops, and fan-centered activities like gaming, live music, drink specials, as well as other star-hopping surprises. Attendees are encouraged to arrive in costume. $60, $50 members, $30 ages 5 to 17. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-770-2700. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 AM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

Mwindo

Seattle Area Mwindo is an epic Central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it's like to search for and find one's warrior spirit. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $20 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Annie Jr.

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the charming musical about everyone's favorite orphan. Ideal for ages 5 and older. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 8 (no shows Jan. 24). $17, $15 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

CatVidFest Screening

Eastside Back by popular demand! KAC is presenting three screenings of the Walker Art Center’s NEW Internet Cat Video Festival reel, now being shown in cities around the country. This is your chance to see the brand new CatVidFest compilation in an intimate venue before it screens in Seattle. The videos in this year's reel were hand picked by Seattle's own Will Braden, creator of the Henri, le Chat Noir series which has racked up over 13 million views on YouTube! Will Braden will be back to host KAC's CatVidFest again and give a short interactive presentation before showing the reel. He'll also be sticking around after to sign copies of Henri's 2015 Calendar and his best-selling book, "Henri, le Chat Noir: Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat” (available for purchase at the event). 7 p.m. Jan. 30, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Ticket includes admission to the event, a light snack and beverages (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available) and a chance to see KAC's exhibition "Imaginature" featuring 20 local artists. D… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-822-7161. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

North Sound All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in Disney's Aladdin Jr. a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Presented by Ludus Youth Theatre. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Feb. 7. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: Cheryl@ludusyouththeatre.org. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.ludusyouththeatre.org.

The Fantasticks

Farther Afield The longest-running show in the history of American musical theater, this wonderful story of fatherly abduction and the triumph of young love will take you on a mystical adventure of crazy characters and magical interventions with songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain." Directed by S. Henry Hettick. 7 p.m. Jan. 22-23 and 30-31, 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and Feb. 1. $20 to $24, $60 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 509-548-6347. Email: info@icicle.org. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Snowy Owl Theater 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth WA 98826. For more info visit icicle.org.

Acrobatic Conundrum premieres "The Language of Chance"

Seattle Area Since its debut in 2012, Acrobatic Conundrum has taken artistic risks to inspire and connect with audiences through the medium of circus arts. "The Language of Chance," follows suit on a grander scale than ever before. This evening is comprised of two new works by different directors, created exclusively for the troupe.  The group of acrobats will surprise all stripes of audience, as they blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, to invent their own form of storytelling. $20, $30 VIP, $15 students and ages 17 and younger. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: acrobaticconumdrum@gmail.com. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:10 PM. SANCA 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Don Quixote

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet’s beautifully crafted story ballet about a trip to Barcelona undertaken by a man on a mission to revive chivalry. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $30 to $177. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM. McCaw Hall 301 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Wasington FIRST Robotics State Championships

South Sound More than 1,200 students in grades 4 through 12 will compete in teams. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

NW Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championships

Seattle Area Over 500 participants and 750 spectators join together for a fun, exciting, spectator-friendly indoor rowing race! This day-long event is filled with music and fun for the entire family. Ergomania offers youth and adult race categories, small cash prizes, food trucks, vendors and a beer garden. Registration is due January 28. Middle schoolers can enter race for free, high schoolers $40. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-686-6386. Email: aubrey@pocockfoundation.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Seattle WA 98115.

Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration

North Sound Celebrate the sweet world of Grace—our 2015 Girl of the Year! Your girl will get a fun baker’s apron craft to decorate for herself and her doll. Plus, she’ll decorate delicious cookies—just like ones Grace would make—and a cute bakery box for taking them home. Ages 8 and older. $10, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 877-247-5223. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 AM. American Girl 3000 184th St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98037. For more info visit www.americangirl.com.

Pancake Breakfast & Short Film Smorgasbord

Seattle Area All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, followed by a screening of international animated films. Part of Children’s Film Festival Seattle. Breakfast 9:30 a.m. film 10:30 or 11 a.m. $15, $55 family of four, space limited, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:30 AM. Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption 1804 13th Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org.

Celebrate Pippi Longstocking!

Seattle Area Celebrate that one-of-a-kind Swedish girl Pippi Longstocking at the always popular Breakfast at Pippi’s. Dress up as your favorite character from the Pippi stories and join us for a delicious breakfast of Swedish pancakes complete with live music and dancing for kids! There will also be a craft for children to make. Appropriate for all ages. No reservations needed. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $6, $4 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger, includes museum admission. Continue the Pippi celebration with a family viewing of Pippi Longstocking (dubbed in English!) starring Inger Nilsson–appropriate for all ages. No reservations needed. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Family Birding

Seattle Area We are at the peak of the season for watching the abundance of birds that make Andrews Bay and Seward Park their winter home. Naturalist Ed Dominguez will lead a family friendly excursion where we will look for these remarkable birds and tell the story of their annual journey. We'll see beautiful Common Goldeneyes, Hooded Mergansers, American Widgeons and our beloved Bufflehead.  What a great way to get the kids outdoors discovering nature! We will provide binoculars and our scope for long distance viewing. $5, $3 ages 4 to 17. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Lunar New Year

Seattle Area Come explore Lunar New Year with us and learn more about the traditions behind the celebration through special activities and play. We are excited to have LQ Lion Dance join us for a special performance at 11:30 a.m. Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Moms Club of Seattle NW Preschool Fair

Seattle Area Come join us at the St. Alphonsus School, in the Family Center. The fair is FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome and an unsupervised play area will be available to entertain your child while you speak with the schools. The participating schools included are primarily from the following neighborhoods: Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, Crown Hill, Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney, Greenwood, and Greenlake neighborhoods. We also have a few specialist preschools from the Capitol Hill/Central and University District areas. Parking is available in the large parking lot between 57th and 58th Streets. The entrance to the lot can be accessed from 57th Street. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Alphonsus Family Center 5816 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.momsclubseattlenw.org.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Family Nature Walk – Winter Wonderland

South Sound Explore Tacoma parks during these seasonal naturalist-led family walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. Not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than age 3, although all are welcome. Pre-registration requested. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wapato Hills Park 6231 S. Wapato St. Tacoma WA 98409. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is a program geared to children under 10 who are on the autism spectrum or who are sensitive to sensory overload. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pied Piper Kids' Entertainment Series

Seattle Area See funny and amazing magic tricks performed by Jeff Evans. $3. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-722-7209. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30 AM. Mount Baker Community Clubhouse 2811 Mt. Ranier Drive S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.mountbaker.org.

Maker Days

Seattle Area Come to a monthly Maker Day at MOHAI’s Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment and create alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced makers. Today, learn to felt with Snooter-Doots, a locally made brand of whimsical felted wool collectibles. Included with admission. $17, $15 seniors, $14 students, teachers and military, free ages 14 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: programs@mohai.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

10th Annual GroundFrog Day

North Sound Family entertainment and activities, plus the arrival of froggy prognosticator Snohomish Slew who will "ribbit" if spring is on its way. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. First Street and Avenue A Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit www.groundfrogday.org.

"Living in the Shadows" Exhibit Opening

South Sound Talk with curators and specialists who study the volcanoes of the Pacific Rim, and check out the new exhibit on the volcanoes of Washington State. Included with admission. $11, $8 seniors, ages 6 to 17 and military, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 888-238-4373. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.washingtonhistory.org.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Scene Study with Thomas Heinemman

Seattle Area Meet a festival VIP — Thomas Heinemman, the German director of the feature film Lola on the Pea! Thomas will lead young actors in theater games and scene study work. You’ll come away with a sense of how young actors can dig deep to create character, learn to listen and let a director guide their steps in performance. Thomas’ career includes 30 years as a theater founder, director, playwright, film director and author of young adult fiction. After the workshop, stick around for three feature films on the same day featuring strong performances by child and youth actors: Sally's Way (Trinidad) at 3 p.m. Lola on the Pea (Germany) at 5 p.m. and Shana: The Wolf's Music (Canada) at 7 p.m. $60. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit childrensfilmfestivalseattle.nwfilmforum.org.

FROZEN Sing-Along

Seattle Area Sing along with Disney's Academy Award winning and beloved girl-powerful musical, complete with subtitles and free inflatable Princess wands. Co-presented by Seattle Women's Chorus. 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. $12, $11 seniors and youth, $7 SIFF members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:30 PM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Don Quixote

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet’s beautifully crafted story ballet about a trip to Barcelona undertaken by a man on a mission to revive chivalry. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $30 to $177. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. McCaw Hall 301 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Raffi

Seattle Area Legendary musician Raffi performs his classic children’s music. $30, $55 VIP with an opportunity to meet Raffi after the show (benefits Centre for Child Honouring). All ages must have a ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. The Neptune 1303 N.E. 45th St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit purchase.tickets.com.

The Dinosaur Show

Seattle Area Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs.  Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer!  In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct.  You'll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist's more ridiculous theories. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Feb. 15. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit dinosaur.brownpapertickets.com.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Join us for a fun arts activity every Saturday in the Museum Forum. These drop-in art activities are directly connected to exhibitions, and are carefully planned to inspire creativity, and promote cooperation and learning. Ages 4 to 12. $2 material fee per child. Supplies may be limited. First come first serve. Admission $10, $8 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Gara… Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Mwindo

Seattle Area Mwindo is an epic Central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it's like to search for and find one's warrior spirit. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $20 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Annie Jr.

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the charming musical about everyone's favorite orphan. Ideal for ages 5 and older. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 8 (no shows Jan. 24). $17, $15 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

ArtBreak with Brian Carter

Seattle Area ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by a variety of artists, scholars, and community members. Brian Carter, Manager of Exhibit Experiences at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, will offer his perspective on the common S E N S E. ArtBreaks meet on the North Landing at the entrance to the common S E N S E. Included with admission. $10, $6 seniors, free kids. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-2280. Email: contact-education@henryart.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit henryart.org.

Quilters

Eastside A celebration of the lives of pioneer women, told through music, drama and dance. Recommended for ages 11 and older. $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Acrobatic Conundrum premieres "The Language of Chance"

Seattle Area Since its debut in 2012, Acrobatic Conundrum has taken artistic risks to inspire and connect with audiences through the medium of circus arts. "The Language of Chance," follows suit on a grander scale than ever before. This evening is comprised of two new works by different directors, created exclusively for the troupe.  The group of acrobats will surprise all stripes of audience, as they blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, to invent their own form of storytelling. $20, $30 VIP, $15 students and ages 17 and younger. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: acrobaticconumdrum@gmail.com. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:40 PM. SANCA 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Dinosaur Show

Seattle Area Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs.  Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer!  In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct.  You'll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist's more ridiculous theories. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Feb. 15. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit dinosaur.brownpapertickets.com.

CatVidFest Screening

Eastside Back by popular demand! KAC is presenting three screenings of the Walker Art Center’s NEW Internet Cat Video Festival reel, now being shown in cities around the country. This is your chance to see the brand new CatVidFest compilation in an intimate venue before it screens in Seattle. The videos in this year's reel were hand picked by Seattle's own Will Braden, creator of the Henri, le Chat Noir series which has racked up over 13 million views on YouTube! Will Braden will be back to host KAC's CatVidFest again and give a short interactive presentation before showing the reel. He'll also be sticking around after to sign copies of Henri's 2015 Calendar and his best-selling book, "Henri, le Chat Noir: Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat” (available for purchase at the event). 7 p.m. Jan. 30, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Ticket includes admission to the event, a light snack and beverages (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available) and a chance to see KAC's exhibition "Imaginature" featuring 20 local artists. D… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Mwindo

Seattle Area Mwindo is an epic Central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it's like to search for and find one's warrior spirit. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $20 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Full Moon Trek

Seattle Area Venture into the moonlit park with a naturalist and see what life is like for a nocturnal animal. Dress warmly. Ages 8 and older. $5. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4236. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Annie Jr.

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the charming musical about everyone's favorite orphan. Ideal for ages 5 and older. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 8 (no shows Jan. 24). $17, $15 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

CatVidFest Screening

Eastside Back by popular demand! KAC is presenting three screenings of the Walker Art Center’s NEW Internet Cat Video Festival reel, now being shown in cities around the country. This is your chance to see the brand new CatVidFest compilation in an intimate venue before it screens in Seattle. The videos in this year's reel were hand picked by Seattle's own Will Braden, creator of the Henri, le Chat Noir series which has racked up over 13 million views on YouTube! Will Braden will be back to host KAC's CatVidFest again and give a short interactive presentation before showing the reel. He'll also be sticking around after to sign copies of Henri's 2015 Calendar and his best-selling book, "Henri, le Chat Noir: Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat” (available for purchase at the event). 7 p.m. Jan. 30, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Ticket includes admission to the event, a light snack and beverages (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available) and a chance to see KAC's exhibition "Imaginature" featuring 20 local artists. D… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

North Sound All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in Disney's Aladdin Jr. a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Presented by Ludus Youth Theatre. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Feb. 7. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: Cheryl@ludusyouththeatre.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.ludusyouththeatre.org.

Seussical the Musical

South Sound ManeStage Theatre presents this lively musical featuring the characters of Dr. Seuss. Various dates and times through Feb. 15. $11 to $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

The Fantasticks

Farther Afield The longest-running show in the history of American musical theater, this wonderful story of fatherly abduction and the triumph of young love will take you on a mystical adventure of crazy characters and magical interventions with songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain." Directed by S. Henry Hettick. 7 p.m. Jan. 22-23 and 30-31, 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and Feb. 1. $20 to $24, $60 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 509-548-6347. Email: info@icicle.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Snowy Owl Theater 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth WA 98826. For more info visit icicle.org.

Acrobatic Conundrum premieres "The Language of Chance"

Seattle Area Since its debut in 2012, Acrobatic Conundrum has taken artistic risks to inspire and connect with audiences through the medium of circus arts. "The Language of Chance," follows suit on a grander scale than ever before. This evening is comprised of two new works by different directors, created exclusively for the troupe.  The group of acrobats will surprise all stripes of audience, as they blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, to invent their own form of storytelling. $20, $30 VIP, $15 students and ages 17 and younger. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: acrobaticconumdrum@gmail.com. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:10 PM. SANCA 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Don Quixote

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet’s beautifully crafted story ballet about a trip to Barcelona undertaken by a man on a mission to revive chivalry. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $30 to $177. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 PM. McCaw Hall 301 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Metales M5 – Mexican Brass

North Sound Mexico’s premier brass quintet plays songs from a variety of genres, complete with showmanship, costumes, lights and audience interaction. $25, $22.50 seniors, $10 youth. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-984-2471. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 PM. Northshore Performing Arts Center 18125 92nd Ave. N.E. Bothell WA 98011.

Octava Chamber Orchestra Concert

North Sound Classical music concert featuring work by Owen, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. $20, $15 students and seniors, kids accompanying an adult are free. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-743-2288. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 PM. Maple Park Church 17620 60th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98037. For more info visit www.octavachamberorchestra.com.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Seattle Area Welcome the Year of the Goat at a free Chinese New Year celebration with Sponge at their Mt. Baker location! Families are in for a treat when Seattle's Franklin High School Lion Dance Team performs a spectacular lion dance, complete with magnificent costumes, dramatic acrobatics, and powerful music. The fun continues with goat-themed crafts, tasty New Year's snacks, and a special story about the origins of Chinese New Year. Plus, children can soak up Mandarin during free mini-language classes. Bring the kids (and their friends) to this fun-filled Chinese New Year celebration with Sponge! R.S.V.P. to events@spongeschool.com. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: events@spongeschool.com. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Area Boats, boating accessories and vendors, watercraft, boat rides, kids' activities and more, located at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Take the all-day free shuttle between both locations. $12, $5 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. CenturyLInk Field hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 26-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1.  South Lake Union hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Jan. 23-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit www.seattleboatshow.com.

Mwindo

Seattle Area Mwindo is an epic Central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it's like to search for and find one's warrior spirit. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $20 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Mother Hicks

Eastside Mother Hicks is an evocative story, richly realized through all of the resources of theatre including poetry, character and story. The setting includes various locations in and around Ware, Illinois, in the late spring of 1935 during the Great Depression. This play is about three outsiders—a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. Recommended for ages 11 and older. $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12:00 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

FROZEN Sing-Along

Seattle Area Sing along with Disney's Academy Award winning and beloved girl-powerful musical, complete with subtitles and free inflatable Princess wands. Co-presented by Seattle Women's Chorus. 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. $12, $11 seniors and youth, $7 SIFF members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12:30 PM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Seattle Area Musical based on the hit movie about Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times through Feb. 1. $25 to $100. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

The Dinosaur Show

Seattle Area Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs.  Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer!  In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct.  You'll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist's more ridiculous theories. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Feb. 15. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit dinosaur.brownpapertickets.com.

Annie Jr.

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the charming musical about everyone's favorite orphan. Ideal for ages 5 and older. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 8 (no shows Jan. 24). $17, $15 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Cultural Celebration of Tu B'Shevat at Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Each year, Jews around the world celebrate Tu B'Shevat: The Jewish New Year for Trees by planting trees and appreciating the fruits trees provide. Description: All are welcome to enjoy stories about this festival and about trees and to share their experiences. Activities and fruit tasting are included in the event. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Seattle Family Dance

Seattle Area Come enjoy traditional dances for kids ages 10 and younger and their families. Live music and a dance caller makes it easy. No experience needed. $6 per person, max. $18 per family. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-330-7408. Email: amy@calleramy.com. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit seattledance.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Seussical the Musical

South Sound ManeStage Theatre presents this lively musical featuring the characters of Dr. Seuss. Various dates and times through Feb. 15. $11 to $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

The Fantasticks

Farther Afield The longest-running show in the history of American musical theater, this wonderful story of fatherly abduction and the triumph of young love will take you on a mystical adventure of crazy characters and magical interventions with songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain." Directed by S. Henry Hettick. 7 p.m. Jan. 22-23 and 30-31, 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and Feb. 1. $20 to $24, $60 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 509-548-6347. Email: info@icicle.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Snowy Owl Theater 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth WA 98826. For more info visit icicle.org.

Family Football Day

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch the big game on the big screen as the Seahawks play against the New England Patriots. Description: The Library will get fans in the spirit by offering football-shaped cookies and free Seahawks promotional items (limited numbers). Library staff members will be wearing their Seahawks jerseys. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Auditorium doors open at 2:30 p.m. kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. If the game runs past 6 p.m. - Central Library closing time - people in the auditorium will be allowed to stay until the game concludes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Mwindo

Seattle Area Mwindo is an epic Central African tale passed on for centuries featuring heroic beings and fantastical creatures. Mwindo, born as a full-sized boy, is an unwitting threat to his father, a Chief whose heart is corrupted with greed and hatred for the son who will grow to take his place. Mwindo journeys on a quest to battle enemies and overcome obstacles, to triumph and forgive, to bring his people compassion and the richness of joy. With plenty of action and adventure, music and dance, Mwindo teaches us what it's like to search for and find one's warrior spirit. Recommended for ages 9 and older. $20 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

The Dinosaur Show

Seattle Area Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs.  Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer!  In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct.  You'll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist's more ridiculous theories. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Feb. 15. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit dinosaur.brownpapertickets.com.

Cinderella by StoryBook Theater

Eastside Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends, Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Mary Poppins

North Sound Musical about a magical nanny, based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Various dates and times through Feb. 8. $35 to $67. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Acrobatic Conundrum premieres "The Language of Chance"

Seattle Area Since its debut in 2012, Acrobatic Conundrum has taken artistic risks to inspire and connect with audiences through the medium of circus arts. "The Language of Chance," follows suit on a grander scale than ever before. This evening is comprised of two new works by different directors, created exclusively for the troupe.  The group of acrobats will surprise all stripes of audience, as they blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, to invent their own form of storytelling. $20, $30 VIP, $15 students and ages 17 and younger. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: acrobaticconumdrum@gmail.com. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:10 PM. SANCA 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.