Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
What: Local troupe Imago Theatre brings enormous anteaters, rabbits, and frogs to life.
Why: Mischievous penguins playing musical chairs may steal your seat.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, 901 Broadway, Tacoma (253-591-5894). Tickets online at broadwaycenter.org. Adults and children, $19-$29.
Fairy Circus and Carnival
What: See a show, try your luck at the game booths, and catch a glimpse of the mysterious Pink Yeti.
Why: Shiherizad, the fortuneteller, gives a peek into the future.
When: Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-6 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Moonpaper Tent, 918 NE 64th St. To register, call 206-708-6741. Adults and children, $10; babies, free.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
What: Learn about worms, make mini greenhouses, and find plenty of other activities for budding green thumbs.
Why: The Don’t Touch rule is on hold at The PlayGarden, a Charlotte’s Web-inspired Eden.
When: Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl. (206-694-5000). Tickets online at gardenshow.com or at the door. Adults, $10-$20; teens, $5; under 12, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew