GeekWire Calendar: Family events

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Tankfest Northwest

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's eighth annual Tankfest Northwest event! This action packed day boasts of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more. See amazing tanks, vehicles and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display you can’t see anywhere…

Family Science Weekend

May 25 @ 9:30 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Three of our favorite words: Family. Science. Weekend. Join us at the Seattle Aquarium May 25-27 for fun, hands-on science including looking for plankton, learning about Aquarium research, and more! For the complete schedule of activities, visit: SeattleAquarium.org/events/family-science-weekend Other favorite words: fish, fishies, conservation, plankton, ocean, otter, (+ 93,463 more).

Renton City Retro

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 7:00 pm

6th Annual Renton City Retro, May 25th-26th, 2019 at the Renton Pavilion 233 Burnett Ave S, Renton, WA 98057 THE LARGEST GAMERS EXPO SOUTH OF SEATTLE Join us for a fun, unique family-friendly experience that both casual and hardcore gamers will enjoy! There will be FREE play Arcades, Pinball, Nintendo Switch, tournaments, Fortnight, Kids Dance contest and much more. VIP - $45, Weekend - $20, Saturday - $15, Sunday - $10 BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY Kids 6-12 are only 5…

Role Playing Games and Why They’re Good for You

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons can help us become more confident, creative, and socially capable, and that potential is increased when we play with that intention. Come hear Adam Davis (MA Ed), and Adam Johns (LMFT), founders of Game to Grow, as they share how and why they use role-playing games intentionally to help their neurodiverse teen participants build social skills. Hear stories from therapeutic game table, learn how to make your game table more accessible and enriching, and…

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - June 2 @ 3:00 pm

The 2019 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show will take place May 31st - June 2nd at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State!   -This is our 12th year and it's one of the biggest and smoothest running shows in the world! -Featuring over 400 pinball and arcade games from the 1950s to the newest games! -5 pinball tournaments! -Over a dozen satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show where you can win prizes, weekend passes, and tournament entries!…

International Table Top Day at Mox!

June 1

Join us on June 1st for International Table Top Day! We will have some awesome game demos, free swag and learn to play events! Everyone is welcome.

Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 4th Annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday, June 1 at the Town Toyota Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Faire is a one-day, free event for the entire community to explore, learn and connect with innovators from around Washington State. The call for makers is open now until May 17 and community members can submit a proposal online at wenatchee.makerfaire.com to showcase their work to over 2,500 people.   Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell)…

Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Orca Salmon Alliance at the Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival to officially start Orca Action Month with a free, family-friendly festival! The Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival will feature live music performances, DJ’s including KEXP dj Michele Myers, art activities, an Orca Sound station, storytelling time, food, drinks, beer garden, orca chats and so much more! Bring your family and friends down to the Olympic Sculpture Park Sunday June 2nd for some fun in the sun and…

Science on Wheels

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Share your experience and excitement for science, math, engineering and more Volunteer a half or full day in local elementary and middle schools Help to facilitate interactive exhibits as students explore STEM topics Program topics include anatomy and physiology, engineering, geology, astronomy, math and physics. Through our partnership with Pacific Science Center and Communities in Schools of Seattle, we’re pleased to help provide free STEM programming to qualifying schools for the 2018-2019 school year. To participate as a volunteer, please contact…

Science on Wheels

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Share your experience and excitement for science, math, engineering and more Volunteer a half or full day in local elementary and middle schools Help to facilitate interactive exhibits as students explore STEM topics Program topics include anatomy and physiology, engineering, geology, astronomy, math and physics. Through our partnership with Pacific Science Center and Communities in Schools of Seattle, we’re pleased to help provide free STEM programming to qualifying schools for the 2018-2019 school year. To participate as a volunteer, please contact…

World Ocean Weekend

June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate the world’s one big ocean with them and learn to be an ocean hero! Everyone, no matter where they live, can help keep the ocean clean and healthy. They’ll show you how with a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations.

DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Attend one of our preview days to learn what it takes to be a successful DigiPen student and whether it's the right school for you! At our Undergraduate Preview Day, you will have the chance to tour the campus, meet with our students, faculty and alumni, and learn about our degree programs in video game design and development, computer science, computer engineering, machine learning, digital arts, music and sound design. Learn first-hand about DigiPen’s diverse degree programs and project-based learning…

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Seattle Retro Gaming is an organization dedicated to creating a network of gamers in the Seattle area, and providing outlets for us to express our passion for all facets of the geek culture in general, and classic videogames in particular.   Beginning in the early parts of the millenium, NWCGE (Northwest Classic Gaming Enthusiasts) started having small shows designed primarily to give collectors an opportunity to swap games and stories. Since then, NWCGE has put on several shows, and members…

Washington State Summer Con

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Absolutely Can't Miss Event to Kickoff Summer in Puyallup. Featuring Entertainment Celebrities, an All-Star Comic Book Creator lineup, Vendors and Artists, Interactive Exhibits, Gaming, Video Games, LEGO and Toy displays, Cosplay, and activities for the whole family. Free Parking and great fun on Father's Day Weekend.

Father’s Day at the Aquarium

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate dads of all types—animal and human. Join us for talks, enrichments and fun activities. Members-only early opening at 9am with a special gift for dads.

Summertime cosplay picnic 2019

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The time of the annual Cosplay Picnic is upon us. We hosted the Christmas one back in December, and everyone was so great and had a good time so we thought it’d be fun to put something together for the summer! What could be better than a cosplay picnic? You get to dress up as your favorite character, hang with friends, and stuff your face with food! Definitely an all around good time. As per usual, we’re gonna kick it…

Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how our reality shapes the world of comic books. By exploring popular figures like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Captain America and more, Wahl provides insight into how this part of pop culture can tell us about our past, present, and potential future."

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - June 29 @ 7:30 pm

If you do not know who John Williams is, do not bother reading what I have to say about him in this blurb. John Williams’s greatest achievement as a film composer is his love theme “Han Solo and the Princess” for Han and Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. (You, the pop-culture ignoramus, are still reading! Yes, Williams composed the music for the Star Wars series, and also Jaws, Indiana Jones, and so on, and so on.) This love theme has all of the sensitivity and cheap…

ACE Comic Con Seattle

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

ACE Comic Con is returning to the Pacific Northwest this summer with a team of marvelous heroes and villains representing the MCU, Fox and more! Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos / Cable), Zoe Saldana (Gamora / Neytiri / Lt. Uhura), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Lee Pace (Ronan / Thranduil), and Taron Egerton (Eggsy from Kingsman / Elton John) will headline ACE Comic Con Seattle, with Brolin, Saldana, and Cheadle making their comic con debuts, at…

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - July 14 @ 7:30 pm

The Seattle Symphony will take on the cultural phenomenon with a performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, providing the audience with a chance to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen amid John Williams’ unforgettable score.

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