Tet Festival Vietnamese Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year celebration with lion dances, firecrackers, martial arts, entertainment, food, cooking demonstrations, displays and exhibits of Vietnamese history and culture, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com
Artifact ID Day: Experts provide information on Native American, Pacific Island and Southeast Asian baskets, blankets and cultural artifacts and archaeological materials, fossils, rocks, minerals and bones, no appraisals given, limit three items per visitor, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org
Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion dance, 11 a.m.; games, arts and crafts, stories, short films, dances from around the world celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Horse, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $8.95-$12.95 (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
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Fremont Fireside Chat: Local history presentation about the Burke family, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (bpt.me/546452).
Mariners FanFest: Meet Mariners players and staff, tour the clubhouse, throw a pitch in the bullpen, zip line, run around the bases, Kids’ Zone, taste of Safeco Field, season ticket choose-a-seat, Mariners Care garage sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $10, ages 14 and younger free (seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/fan_forum/mariners_fanfest.jsp).
Lunar New Year Lion Dance: Traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance, 1 p.m. Sunday, Uwajimaya, 600 Fifth Ave. S., Seattle; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Uwajimaya, 699 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Uwajimaya, 501 S. Grady Way, Renton; free (www.uwajimaya.com).
Home Design and Remodel Fair:
Emphasizing sustainable design and building practices, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/homefair/
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