Family fun calendar

Events

Snohomish County

Moonlight Beach Adventure: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Marina Beach, 498 Admiral Way S, Edmonds.; visitors participate in an interpretive program and see and touch live creatures; dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Call Edmonds Parks &Recreation 425-771-0230.

Vintage Aircraft Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo. Family-Friendly Festival with 50 vintage aircraft on display and most will give demonstration flights; also featuring Jessica Cox sharing her story of earning a pilot’s license despite being born without arms; also WW II re-enactors, live music, military vehicle encampment and food vendors; $10 for adults, $5 for children, up to a maximum of $25 for a family. For more information go to www.VintageAircraftWeekend.org, or call 425-348-3200.

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.

Exhibits

Seattle

“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.

Theater

Snohomish County

“Bye Bye Birdie”: This 1960s musical presented by the Village Theatre’s Kidstage SummerStock production focuses on an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star who is drafted into the army and creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket. Hits include “Put on a Happy Face,” and “Kids.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 19 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $16 and $14. Go to www.villagetheatre.org or call 425-257-8600.

The Imagine Inn — The Wazzie Woodle World of Tim Noah: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 25 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; www.thumbnailtheater.org. Starring Tim Noah with Gus Puppy and The Thumbs-uppets. Admission $6.

“Hansel and Gretel”: This adaptation is presented by a new theater troupe, the Blue Stilly Players, which includes some professional level actors under the direction of Sue Weingarten. This play has some audience participation and is written for children and families; 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 at Terrace Park, 809 E Fifth St., Arlington. Free. Go to www.bluestillyplayers.com.

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