Family fun calendar

  • Wed Nov 30th, 2011 5:48pm
  • Life


“Little Women — The Musical!”: This is a retelling of the classic Louisa May Alcott 1869 semi-autobiographical novel with high energy and heartfelt music; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 4, Whidbey Children’s Theater, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call 360-221-2282 or go to

“Robin Hood”: Medieval folklore comes alive with sword fights and archery as the Prince of Thieves and his merry men do all the wrong things for all the right reasons and word play and physical comedy make light of the Sheriff of Nottingham and his soldiers’ desperate attempts to capture the elusive Robin. Shows at various times through Dec. 4 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322;


“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 Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle. The show is free with admission which is $10, $8 and $7.50. Call 206-543-5590 or visit

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


New Year’s Hats and Samba at the Burke!: Dec. 29 and 30 at the Burke Museum, University of Washington campus, 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle. Looking for something fun to do with the family over the holiday week Bring those out-of-towners 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 visit