Family fun calendar


Snohomish County

Chinese Puppet Theatre: 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Index School, 436 Index Ave., Index; Northwest Heritage Resources, in partnership with the Index Historical Society Pickett Museum, presents a performance by traditional Chinese rod puppet theater, Dragon Art Studio which performs traditional Chinese folk tales and other stories with traditional Chinese rod puppets that are hand-crafted by the puppeteers. Suggested admission donation is $5. For more information call 360-793-1534 or Northwest Heritage Resources at, 206-306-1181 or go to


“Danny, King of the Basement”: Danny uses his imaginative secret agent life to help himself and his friends overcome the realities of a tough childhood which includes hunger and a lack of things most kids take for granted. When Danny runs away in search of his long absent father, he realizes friendships and truth are the foundation for a real home. Shows are through Nov. 18 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets are $20 to $36. Call 206-441.3322 or go to Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054.For ages 8 and up.

The rest of the SCT season includes:

• “The Wizard of Oz”: Nov. 15 through Jan. 6 for ages 5 and up; flying monkeys might be scary.

• “Dot &Ziggy”: Jan. 15 through Feb. 17 for newborns through age 4; introduction to interactive theater.

• “War Horse”: Feb. 13 through Feb. 24 for ages 10 and up; warfare scenes and lots of emotion.

• “The Edge of Peace”: Feb. 28 through March 17 for ages 10 and up; has multiple story lines and wartime issues.

• “Adventures with Spot”: March 21 through April 28 for ages 2 through 7; simple and colorful.

• “Crash”: April 18 through May 19 for ages 8 and up; there is a family medical issue and bullying.



Hmong New Year Celebration: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 3, in Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; families can explore the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand through live performances, cultural displays, children’s activities, food, games and a marketplace. Free. For a full event schedule, go to

Seattle Center Winterfest: six weeks of entertainment, Nov. 23 to Jan. 6 at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. You’ll find the Winter Train &Village, the Winterfest Ice Rink along with ice sculpting, live weekend performances, including comedy improv and student showcases. This annual festival opens with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and rings in the New Year with dramatic fireworks and The Rhythm Nation. Most events and activities are free. For more information or a full schedule of events go to or call 206-684-7200.



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,

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