“Hungry Planet: What the World Eats”: The Burke will host this weekly event series designed to encourage discussion on how people incorporate food into their lives and cultures — around the world and in our own backyard. Presented in partnership with PCC Natural Markets and other organizations; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. on first Thursdays through June 10 at the 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. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
The third annual International Children’s Friendship Festival: Children’s groups representing 10 countries around the world will perform unique dances, songs and musical performances. There will be arts and crafts, face painting and other children’s activities. All activities will be run by children; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 22 at MOHAI, Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E, Seattle. Free. For information call 206-324-1125 or go to http://childrensfest.tacawa.org/.
“Wingspan”: This new musical features all types of critters and bugs that teach us what family really means; directed and written by Rose Woods with original music composed by Robert Marsanyi. Shows are 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23, 24 and 25 at Whidbey Children’s Theatre, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12, $10 and $8 Call 360-221-2282 or go to www.wctonline.com/.
“HELP”: Who were they before they became The Beatles? The setting is Liverpool, in the late 1950s. All you have is a guitar, a dream and a new sound. With songs performed live on stage, we witness the early collaboration of teens that became the most popular band in the world. We see the struggles of friendship, jealousy, and the insatiable, burning passion for music. “HELP” is about pursuing your dream, discovering the road to success and choosing which path to follow. Shows at various times April 12 through May 13 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org/Index.aspx. Ages 11 and older.
Pet event: Vendor applications are being accepted for the sixth annual Poochapalooze in Marysville. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville. To apply go to www.poochapalooza.org or call 360- 651-0633. All-day activities include pet contests, flyball, rescue groups, the Red Carpet dog show and live music.