Family fun calendar

  • Thu Feb 9th, 2012 8:49am
  • Life

Events

Snohomish County

Valentine Primrose Pots: 11 a.m. Feb. 11, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; plant a pot for your special Valentine. Guests will learn about planting flowers and make a Valentine’s Day pot to share with a loved one. Registration is required online at www.ThePlantFarm.com/kidsclub.htm or call 360-652-3351. Cost: $5 per child.

Valentine’s Day Dance and Party: Highlights of this free family friendly event include: live DJ, dance steps taught by Kirk Smith of Groove the Beat Social Dance, dances for kids and adults will be taught, free food including Ivar’s clam chowder, pizza, soda, coffee, and other snacks, arts and crafts by the Creation Station and sugar cookie decorating. Bring an item for the Mukilteo Food Bank; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. For questions call 425-263-8180 or email: recreation@ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

Daddy-Daughter Dance: Dance to tunes spun by DJ PJ Parsons, enjoy refreshments and pose for a commemorative picture at the Everett Parks and Recreation Department’s first-ever Daddy-Daughter Dance; all ages; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11, Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; $25 per daddy-daughter pair and $6 for each additional daughter. Reservations are required. Call the recreation office at 425-257-8300, ext. 2.

The Ugandan Orphan’s Choir: The children in this choir dance in their colorful, traditional costumes accompanied by authentic African instruments. They sing African songs in their native language; the choir’s main objective is to raise awareness of the desperate need to help other children, like themselves, in developing countries through child sponsorship; 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive, Everett. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For questions call 425-353-1852 or go to grace-everett.com.

Harlem Globetrotters: The most extraordinary Rookie Class in history is here with Paul “Tiny” Sturgess at 7-foot-8, 5-foot-2 Jonte “Too Tall” Hall and the first female player since 1993, Fatima “TNT” Maddox, to team up at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $18. Call 425-322-2645 or comcastarenaeverett.com.

Seattle

“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.

“Stars on Ice”: The 2012 “Love ‘n’ Life” Tour is headlined by a select cast of Olympic and World champions. This premier figure skating tour brings Its new production co-directed and choreographed by skating star Kurt Browning; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at KeyArena, 305 N Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-745-3000 or KeyArena.com or www.starsonice.com for more information.

Theater

Snohomish County

“Lily’s Crossing”: The rewards of honesty and the inspiring strength of love and friendship are depicted in this original dramatic production of ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presented locally by Village Theatre’s Pied Piper; 2 p.m. Feb. 12, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $15. Call 425- 257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

“The Frog Prince”: Princess Honey starts the New Year in dire need of some help. She has to find a miracle to save the ranch from the clutches of the awful land-grabber, Duke. Instead she finds a very large frog. The frog offers to help, but only in exchange for a promise; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 11, Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $10 for all patrons over 1 year of age. Call 425-820-1800 or go to www.studio-east.org or www.storybooktheater.org.

Seattle

“A Single Shard”: Living under a bridge with his only friend, the crippled Crane Man, 12-year-old orphan Tree Ear seeks a better life for them both in 12th century Korea. After Tree Ear breaks a piece of master potter Min’s work, Min grudgingly allows the boy to help with menial tasks in repayment, but never permits Tree Ear to try his hand at pottery. When the Emperor requests a sample of Min’s exquisite pottery, Tree Ear volunteers to embark on the dangerous journey in hope of earning the master potter’s respect. Shows at various times from Feb. 23 through March 18 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org/Index.aspx. Ages 8 and older.

“Oklahoma”: The 5th Avenue Theatre is partnering with Tony Award-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd and his acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater to bring a reinvention of Rodgers &Hammerstein’s big-hearted, high-kicking life on the range packed with classic hits such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, “Oklahoma”; shows at various times through March 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tickets start at $29. 206-625-1900 or go to www.5thavenue.org.