Family fun calendar
Meet an astronaut: NASA astronaut Mike Foreman will present a talk, "Experiences Aboard the International Space Station," from 1 to 1:45 p.m. June 15 at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Admission is free. Foreman will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. For more information, see www.futureofflightfoundation.org.
Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest: noon to 8 p.m. June 15 and noon to 6 p.m. June 16; explore black culture with African dance workshops, traditional drumming rhythms and spicy foods. Also: Marita Dingus's dolls, the Show and Shine Car Show and 1,000 Black Fathers photo shoot. Free; Center House, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, 206-684-7200; www.seattlecenter.com.
Everett Children's Concert Series : Free outdoor shows, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, July 11 through Aug. 22, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road; enjoyeverett.org.
July 11: Not-Its! danceable hits
July 18: Tim Noah, Emmy-winning northwest favorite
July 25: Caspar Babypants, toe-tapping tunes
Aug. 1: Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies, cool tunes for kids
Aug. 8: Recess Monkey, kid pop rock
Aug. 15: Rolie Polie Guacamole, indie tunes for kids
Aug. 22: The Brian Waite Band, rock 'n' roll
Mill Creek Summer Children's Concert Series: Free outdoor shows, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 24 through Aug. 14 at Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; free, but non-perishable food items accepted; www.cityofmillcreek.com.
July 24: Brian Waite Band
July 31: Nancy Stewart
Aug 7: Buck and Elizabeth
Aug 14: Tia Quackertunes
"Mud Works": This is another Kaddywompas Radio Show at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre. The audience is encouraged to participate and is recorded as part of the program; 7:30 p.m. June 22 and 2 p.m. June 23 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; www.thumbnailtheater.org. Tickets are $15. Go to brownpapertickets.com.
Also at the Thumbnail Theater: Tim Noah's Supertunes has the audience rocking and singing and dancing to songs from Tim's Parents Choice Award-winning album "Supertunes"; special guest is Cyndi Soup; 1 p.m. June 29, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412. Admission is $10 at the door. Recommended for parents, grandparents and children K through 4; all ages welcome.
King's Wish with Casper Babypants: In Teatro ZinZanni's all-new kid and family production, dancing, singing, and joyful merriment happen when a wish from the genie in a lamp is granted. Featuring kindie performer Casper Babypants along with a child juggler, a rope aerialist and a clown; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on select Sundays through June 30, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $19 to $24. Call 206-802-0015 or go to dreams.zinzanni.org.
Seattle Children's Theatre: The lineup for the 2013-2014 season has two new shows and a classic tale about the importance of telling the truth, in a season that showcases strong characters. Shows are performed at Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. SCT's ticket subscription packages are on sale now. Single tickets for all mainstage productions go on sale Aug. 5. For more information about subscriptions or single tickets, go to www.sct.org or call the SCT ticket office at 206-441-3322. The new season lineup is:
"Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical": Sept. 26. Rule-breaker and fiercely independent, Pippi takes center stage in the circus, wrestles the strongman, outwits burglars and dodges the orphanage, all the while dodging adults who want her to conform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
"Dot & Ziggy": Oct. 3. An interactive way for newcomers to enjoy the theater and help Dot and Ziggy learn how to share. For newborns through age 4.
"James and the Giant Peach": Nov. 21. James' amazing journey inside a giant peach with human-sized insects tests the groups' ability to work together but James leads the way, all the way to the Empire State Building. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
"Pinocchio": Feb. 6. Gepetto crafts a wooden boy but Pinocchio wants to be real. He heads off to school for that purpose but gets tricked out of his only possessions. With help from cricket and a fairy, Pinocchio gets on the right path. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
"The Boy at the Edge of Everything": March 6. This show involves two boys, lots of fireworks and a collision of their worlds, that turns into an epic adventure through space and time. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
"Art Dog": April 10. Arthur is a museum guard dog by day; at night he becomes superhero Art Dog but he also becomes the suspect in an art crime. Art Dog has to save himself and collar the real thieves, while keeping his true identity a secret. Recommended for ages 5 and up
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