Family fun calendar
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: This holiday show is recommended for all ages and features the Whidbey Children’s Theater’s youngest thespians; directed by Martha Murphy; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Whidbey Children’s Theater, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Admission is by donation at the door. Go to www.wctonline.com/.
“If You Give a Moose a Muffin”: Village Theatre Pied Piper is presenting Laura Numeroff’s book where a young boy gets a surprise guest at his house: a big, hungry moose. He gives the moose a muffin but that sparks a hilarious and exhausting chain of events; 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Individual show tickets are $15. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.
“A Year with Frog and Toad”: Eternally optimistic Frog and perpetually conservative Toad adventure through the seasons in this Broadway musical. The friends plant flowers, swim, enjoy Christmas Eve and simply celebrate the little things in life. Ordinary events become delightfully humorous escapades. This friendship triumphs through challenges and sends a heart-warming holiday message to whole family. Shows at various times through Jan. 15 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org/Index.aspx. All ages.
“Carnival”: The exhibit tells the story of eight Carnival celebrations from around the world through the voices of the people who plan, create and carry out the festivities each year. The exhibition is a full sensory exploration with visual, audio, and interactive experiences; weekend activities through Jan. 8 include weekly workshops where families can make their own Carnival masks, props and costumes; all at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle. The show is free with admission which is $10, $8 and $7.50. Call 206-543-5590 or go to www.burkemuseum.org.
New Year’s Hats and Samba at the Burke!: Dec. 29 and 30 at the Burke Museum, University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle. Looking for something fun to do with the family over the holiday week? Bring those out-of-towner’s to the Burke and learn to samba! All ages are invited to learn the steps and dance to the rhythms of Brazilian Carnival. Also, print artist Carl Smool will lead you through the process of making your own screen-printed hat; each one unique and perfect attire for New Year’s festivities; hat-making 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., samba 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 1 p. m. to 1:45 pm. Samba and hat-making are free with museum admission which is $10, $8 and $7.50. Call 206-543-5590 or go to www.burkemuseum.org.
Design Zone and Puzzle Palooza: Design Zone features 26 interactive stations divided into three categories: engineering and speed; art, architecture and video game design; and music and sound. Puzzle Palooza features puzzles and brainteasers and a 35-feet tall, Groovik’s Cube, a fully-functional three-dimensional puzzle illuminated with LED lights, and moved using controllers on the ground. The exhibits runs through Jan. 2 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; free with the price of admission which is $14 for adults; $9 for youth 6 to 15; $7 for kids 3 to 5 and $12 for seniors 65 and over. Children under 3 are free. Call 206-443-2001 or go to pacificsciencecenter.org.
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