Oh, we're full of culture here in Seattle, with a free opera and free museum admissions this week. And let's not forget the quintessential Opening Day crew races and picnic (now where did we put those white pants?).
You can find even more activities, refined or otherwise, in our searchable online calendar.
-Seattle's Child staff
Free Madama Butterfly Simulcast
What? You haven't taken your kids to the opera yet? Then you won't want to miss this free simulcast of Seattle Opera performing Puccini's most popular production. Pre-show and intermission activities include giveaways, a kimono demonstration, and snacks! Read more.
|Boating Opening Day
Rain or shine, boating season officially kicks off Saturday with the traditional crew races and boat parade. Show up early for a good spot along the Montlake Cut to see all the action. Read more.
|Average Joe Cat Show|
Cats aren't all pedigreed, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth showing off. This low-key cat show celebrates some of our four-legged family members. Read more.
|Free Museum Admissions This Week
"Things are always better when they are free. The first Thursday or Friday of each month, most of the museums in the Seattle area offer free admission. Take your pick of museums and take in some art and culture as a family." Read more.
|A Parent's Review: A Little Mermaid
"All of the other professional actors/singers/dancers do a wonderful job creating an undersea world. The scene changes are made by turning the pages of a giant storybook at the back of the stage. Costumes are dazzling and intricate." Read more.
"The Family Cancer Support Program at Gilda's Club Seattle will offer a free workshop for parents on Saturday... an oncology social worker... will discuss common emotions that are felt by children and teens and parenting concerns while living with cancer." Read more.
"Bringing a new baby home is incredibly joyful and stressful for everyone in the family, human and animal alike. But with a little time and attention, you can make the transition easier on yourself and your pet." Read more.