Family Fun Calendar
"The Wizard of Oz": Meet the Munchins, Good Witch Glinda, Dorothy and all her friends in the wonderful land of Oz; because flying monkeys might be scary, the show is recommended for ages 5 and up; at various times through Jan. 6 at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets start at $29. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054. The next performance is "Dot & Ziggy," an introduction to interactive theater, appropriate for children from newborns through age 4, which runs from Jan. 15 through Feb. 17.
Free Everett Public Library programs: The Everett Public Library is inviting families to two free programs. Both programs are in the Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. For more information about library events go to www.epls.org/calendar, or call 425-257-8000.
Introduction to Opera: This program has Seattle Opera's Robert McClung presenting "The Story of Cinderella" as it first appeared in an ancient Greek myth and Rossini's operatic version, "La Cerentola;" the opera is being peformed in January by Seattle Opera and McClung's talk introduces families to opera in general; 2 p.m. Jan. 4.
Mossyback Morris Men: This troupe performs an ancient British ritual dance, "The Morris," that mixes street theater and dance and celebrates good earth and spreads good cheer. The troupe greets the audience and answers questions; 2 p.m. Jan. 6.
Seattle Center Winterfest: Events continue through Jan. 6; free; www.seattlecenter.com:
Winterfest Ice Rink, Fisher Pavilion; admission includes skate rental: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and $2 children ages 5 and younger; cash only; see www.seattlecenter.com for hours.
Winter Train and Village, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Center Armory/Center House; miniature train ride through snowy, turn of the century village; $2 suggested donation; closed Jan. 1; www.seattlecenter.com.
Winterfest Student Showcases, various times in the armory; see www.seattlecenter.com for a showcase schedule.
Family friendly "Cinderella": Seattle Opera is inviting families to a free open house to introduce youngsters to Rossini's whimsical opera "Cinderella" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. The open house includes interactive dance stations, a lesson in patter singing and creating friendship bracelets; pre-K through second-graders get storytime, singing, theater and movement during the "Opera Time" program. Family Day matinee of "Cinderella" is 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and adults can buy up to four $15 youth tickets for every full-priced adult ticket; activities include meeting the cast and trying on costumes. Recommended for ages 10 and older. For information and tickets, visit www.seattleopera.org.
"Plastics Unwrapped": The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment today; runs through May 27 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.
Final weekend of 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; through 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, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness. Pacific Science Center's new exhibit presents the benefits of being healthy in an interractive way with hands-on inventions, gadgets and activities; Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
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