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Get Out and Play

Hippity hoppity! Amid the colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies, there's lots going on for families this weekend. All over the city and surroundings, people will be hunting eggs. We've found a spot to use your tango toes, a chance to boogie woogie, a juggling show like no other, a theater experience to remember, and a kiddo's cooking class that's all about crepes. Plus, Seattle's edgiest craft show and bazaar, the Punk Rock Flea Market, is going on this Sat. from 10 a.m. —10 p.m. at Underground Events Center (2407 1st Ave, Belltown). The event is kid-friendly 'til 6 p.m., when live bands take the stage.


Community Communing
Tango and Tapas at Zoom
Zoom Language Center, the place for kiddos and families to learn Spanish in fun-filled classes and camps, offers a chance to dance, munch, and practice your espanol. Tango band La Luciernaga del Tango —favorites around town for their energetic performances —provides the beat for Little One to practice tango moves. See Argentinian dancer and marionette artist Mirta Wymerszberg work her magic. And the tapas? They’re little bites from Argentina and Mexico, and they're for the grownups, too!
Sat., March 22,
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom Language Center, 1116 NW 54th St.


Shake Your Booty

Baby Loves Disco
Baby loves to boogie! It's Grandparents' Day at this month's Baby Loves Disco event (ages infant to seven); grandparents receive a $5 discount. Enjoy peppy tunes spun by KEXP's Darek Mazzone, a lush (and completely kid-friendly) club environment, tons of tots, a chill room, and an array of healthy snacks. Baby Love’s Disco's figured out how to deliver a rockin' good time for kiddos and grownups. Practice up on your Macarena skills, and dance the afternoon away.
Sat., March 22,
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
172 S Washington St.
(Pioneer Square)
$12; non-walkers are free

In the Spotlight
Linda Severt's Juggletunes Mount Baker's Pied Piper program continues on Saturday with a show for all ages from Linda Severt's Juggletunes. Severt balances a guitar on her chin! She juggles pins while balancing on a barrel! She builds a drum set with the help of her puppet friend, and then plays it like the pro studio musician she is. It's a circus, concert, and music lesson rolled into one big morning. PS —too much going on this weekend? you can see the show next Saturday at the Phinney Ridge Romp
Sat., March 22
at 10:30 am
Mount Baker Community Clubhouse, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr.
(Mt. Baker)

$2/person donation


Holiday Hoopla
Carnival and Underwater Egg Hunt
Think the Easter Bunny only hides eggs in the grass? Think again! Julius Boehm Pool invites the family to search for treasures in and around the pool. Also going on: free swim and a variety of favorite carnival games. We just have one question: Do those long, furry ears fit under a bathing cap?, click 'activities' then "special events'

Fri., March 21,
7 p.m. - 9 p.m

Julius Boehm Pool,
50 SE Clark St.
Kids, $3; Adults, $4; Families, $10

Better Than TV
A Little Princess at Youth Theatre Northwest Sara Crewe may be an orphan, and she may even be banished to the attic of her boarding school, but her imagination takes her away from that sad situation. With her friend, the scullery maid Becky, Sara's world is mysteriously transformed as she conjures stories about everyone around her —her timid sister, the cold Miss Minchin, and her complex fellow pupils. Based on the book by Frances Hodsgon Burnett (author, too, of The Secret Garden), this classic story is filled with magic, hope, and triumph. Go, Sara!

Fri. and Sat., March 21 and 22,
at 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.,
March 22 and 23, at 2 p.m.

Youth Theatre Northwest,
8805 SE 40th St.
(Mercer Island)

Nibble & Sip
Kids' Cooking Class at Whole Foods Little One love to mix and stir? Take that culinary leaning to the next level! The folks at Whole Foods will teach the tykes all about crepes and how to make them. On the menu: crepes filled with sliced chicken and topped with cheese, and cherry crepes. Break out the beret and the striped top; you are the proud parent of a French chef. Bon apetit!
Sat., March 22,
at 12 p.m
Whole Foods,
17991 Redmond Way


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