Weekend Kid Picks: 11/1 – 11/2

Learn Salish Weaving at the White River Valley Museum’s Family Day

As part of the Coast Salish Weaving exhibit, The White River Valley Museum is hosting a family day event, where you can “weave on a Coast Salish loom, create a greeting card for friends and family, and pose for the camera in a authentic Coast Salish woven blanket.”

While you’re there, check out the Mary Olsen Farm, a 19th century, 60 acre farmstead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

11/1, noon – 4pm, at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn

Celebrate Dia de Muertos

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with music and dance performances, kids’ crafts (including sugar skulls and paper skeletons), craft demonstrations from Michoacan artisans, traditional altars, and a Tapete (sand painting).

11/1, noon – 8pm; 11/2, noon – 6pm; Seattle Center House

See Dracula, the Ballet

The International Ballet Theater brings you a Dracula “filled with diverse artistic offerings from classical ballet and Eastern European folk rhythms to magicians, acrobats, cloggers, and tappers. Flying bats, moving tombstones, and a bit of humor make this annual Halloween production a touching and unforgettable tradition.” For children 5 and up – costumes encouraged at matinee performances.

10/31 – 7:30 pm, 11/1 – 5 pm, 11/2 – 2pm, Meydenbauer Theatre, tickets

E.T. Karate Kid

SIFF Cinema’s Films4Families is running E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial The Karate Kid. Everybody loves E.T. The Karate Kid, right? (Thanks Zee, for pointing out my inability to read a schedule!)

11/1, 10am, McCaw Hall

2 Comments so far

  1. Zee Grega (zeegrega) on October 31st, 2008 @ 11:11 am

    Psst: This weekend’s Family Film at SIFF is actually The Karate Kid.

    I was at the Center House last night and saw the artist working on the tapeta. It was really cool.

  2. heidi (heidiu) on October 31st, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    Thanks Zee – I updated the post. I can’t wait to see that tapeta….

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