Family fun calendar
"Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat": Seattle Children's Theatre's new season opens Sept. 27 and just like in the book, the Cat in the Hat brings craziness to a boring rainy afternoon, including inviting Thing One and Thing Two but Sally, her brother and their outspoken pet Fish, are astounded but concerned. For all ages; through Oct. 28; 201 Thomas St., Seattle; 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org/Index.aspx.
Pirate Day!: noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Ye be invited fer this treasure seekin' event, fun for all ye pirates with a special visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island. Let's say Aargh! For more information go to www.countryvillagebothell.com/.
Schack-toberfest: Gorgeous glass pumpkins will be abundant at the Schack Art Center Schack-toberfest, an art and harvest-themed festival that includes live glass blowing, fall themed kids activities, and "Make Your Own" glass pumpkin classes in the hot shop. Visitors get the chance to "pick" their own glass pumpkin from more than 400 Schack-blown pumpkins in the gallery patch; Schack-toberfest is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. For more information call 425-259-5050, www.schack.org.
Guided Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery Tours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays to Sept. 20 at The Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. These are 90-minute detailed, guided tours of the center's aviation gallery and its exhibits. Admission for the guided tour is included in the regular ticket price of $20 and $14. For more information, call Ed Kaplanian at 425-438-8100, ext. 229.
Seattle Fiestas Patrias: Seattle Center Festal, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 15 and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 16, in Seattle Center Armory Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, 350 Harrison St. Grab the chance to explore the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Central America through live performances, visual arts, cultural displays, hands-on activities, foods and children's activities such as a soccer clinic. Admission is free. Go to www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.
"Bug Out at the Burke!": Bug out as thousands of bug specimens are available for viewing at the Burke Museum; get eye-to-eye with giant walking sticks, try some buggy snacks; have a face bug painted; do bug-related crafts and learn about bug-eating plants; special this year are The Bug Chicks, two scientists presenting the diversity of arthropods and inviting visitors to touch, hold and pet the creatures in their Bug Zoo; "Bug Out" is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/youth. Free to children 4 and under. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed -- a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; to Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
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