January 31, 2013 in Washington Voices

Family calendar

 
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At the Museum of Arts and Culture in Browne’s Addition, a 1915 Raush and Lang electric car is part of the exhibit in the Campbell House carriage house. The MAC will be open Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning in February. Campbell House is open for tours at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. It has been four years since the museum at 2316 W. First Ave., has been open on Sundays.
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Ongoing

Mobius Kids Classes - Mobius Kids will be offering a variety of classes through February for youth ages 4-8. For prices, dates and registration, visit www.mobiusspokane.org. Mobius Kids Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-5437.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace - The outdoor covered skating rink is open for the season until March 3. With 750 pairs of skates, most public skating in the region, indoor seating and just plain fun. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., closed Mondays. Extended holiday hours. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $4.50/adults; $3.50/children, senior, military; $3.50/skate rental. (509) 625-6601.

Spokane Boat Show - Friday-Feb. 9. “Only in a Boat.” Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley $8/adults, $5/ages 5-17, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-1002.

Friday

“Peter Pan and Wendy” - Fridays through Feb. 17. Rediscover the loopy fun and the darker corners of J.M. Barrie’s original novel with this faithful, fast-moving, and easy-to-stage adaptation. When the carefree and careless Peter Pan flies into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy follows her instincts for maternity and adventure, bringing her little brothers along to the magical Neverland to take care of the motherless Lost Boys. Soon the Darling children are swept into Peter’s deadly battle with Captain Hook and his mostly-fearsome pirate crew. With so much excitement, why ever go home again? Performances on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. and Sundays on Feb. 10 and 17 at 1 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave., Suite1 $10. (509) 328-4886.

Bad Science Fridays - Friday, “Astrology,” ever wonder why the horoscopes in the newspaper sometimes seem so eerily accurate? It’s got less to do with the stars and more to do with human psychology. Next month: March 1, “No Quick Fix,” lots of people like to advertise quick fixes for anything that ails you. Magnets? Little bracelets? Different kinds of psychic surgery? Try some of them out and discover if they really work as advertised. 10 a.m. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $10/adults, $7/ages 4-17, free/age three and younger. (509) 443-5669.

I Love Clean Air Day - This event will engage children in hands-on activities, including: what happens to our lungs when they are exposed to polluted air; how weather affects the quality of our air; how our lakes, rivers and drinking water are affected by air pollutants; how recycling habits help keep our air clean. Children will make Valentine’s Day cards from recycled paper. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. $10/adults; $7/children 4-18; free for children 3 years old and younger.

New Shanghai Circus - Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Add-on to the Best of Broadway series. 7:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25/adults, $12.50/children. (800) 325-SEAT.

Saturday

Youth Ballet - Excellent beginner classes introducing ballet steps and terminology in a playful way, appropriate for ages 3-12. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation. Through Feb. 23: (Saturday classes), 10-10:30 a.m., ages 3-4; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 7-8. A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. www.spokaneparks.org. $48.

Youth Kung Fu - Children ages 6-17 can learn Kung Fu basics taught with positive spirit and atmosphere. Open to all backgrounds and levels of fitness. Through Feb. 23: (Saturday classes), 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $32. East West Fitness World, 1427 N. Monroe St. www.spokaneparks.org. $32

Drawing Caricatures - Learn ways to exaggerate and simplify an individual’s distinctive features to depict someone in a way that’s both funny and instantly recognizable. The instructor, who has been drawing caricatures professionally for 25 years, will draw a caricature of each of the students, and they in turn will draw each other and celebrities. Supply list available. 10 a.m. Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $30. (509) 325-3001.

Sunday

Sundays at the MAC - Open Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning in February to experience the galleries and Campbell House. Campbell House open for tours at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. It has been four years since the museum was open on Sundays. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 363-5344.

Monday

Youth Dance and Hip Hop - Children, ages 8-14, can learn new hip hop skills and techniques, giving them freedom of personal expression and movement within routines and dances. Through Feb. 25, Monday classes, 5-6 p.m., age 8-11; 6-7 p.m., age 12-14. A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. www.spokaneparks.org. $48.

Youth Kung Fu - Children, ages 6-17, can learn kung fu basics taught with positive spirit and atmosphere. Open to all backgrounds and levels of fitness. Through March 4: Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $64. No class on Feb. 18. East West Fitness World, 1427 N. Monroe St. www.spokaneparks.org. $32/$64.

Tuesday

Free Music Theory Classes - For school-age music students. Classes run for 10 weeks. Music Theory 1, 4 p.m.; Music Theory 2, 5 p.m. Call to register. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive (509) 326-9516.

Youth Kung Fu - Children, ages 6-17, can learn kung fu basics taught with positive spirit and atmosphere. Open to all backgrounds and levels of fitness. Through Feb. 28: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. No class on Feb. 18. East West Fitness World, 1427 N. Monroe St. www.spokaneparks.org. $64.

Wednesday

Youth Ballet - Excellent beginner classes introducing ballet steps and terminology in a playful way, appropriate for ages 3-12. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation. Through Feb. 27: Wednesday classes, 12-12:30 p.m., ages 3-5; 12:30-2 p.m., ages 6-8; 6-7:30 p.m., ages 9-12. A Time to Dance, 3815 N. Post St. www.spokaneparks.org. $48.


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