A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 22-28, 2015.

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Animal events

Family Science Weekend

FRI-MON Activities, diver shows, talks to learn about Aquarium sea life, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).

Memorial Day Weekend discount

FRI-MON Half off adoption fees on all pets older than one year, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

Auto events

Cruizin’ to Colby

SUN-MON Cruise on Colby Street for registered cars, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, $25, preregistration required; car show, vendors, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, downtown Everett; free (seattlerod-tiques.com/Calendar.aspx).


TeaAid Tea Tasting to Benefit Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

SAT World of Tea series supporting Nepal, tasting of teas from that region, tea items for sale with all proceeds to benefit relief efforts, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle; $20 (nwteafestival.com/worldoftea15.php).

Rain N Men Fundraiser for Fremont Solstice Parade

PLAN AHEAD Auction of single men for men and women with date packages, all you can eat sushi, to benefit Fremont Art Council’s Solstice Parade, 7 p.m. May 29, Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 E. Boylston, Seattle; $38 (206-669-5775 or rainnmen4thannual.bpt.me/).

Northwest Sinfonietta

PLAN AHEAD Tempo Fusion orchestra performance, cocktails, dinner, auction to benefit the orchestra, 6:30 p.m. May 30, Museum of Glass, Tacoma; $150 (northwestsinfonietta.org).


Flying Wheels Summer Century

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club hilly 46, 67, 100 mile routes or 23 mile ride around Lake Sammamish, finish line festival, start times 6-9 a.m. May 30, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $15-$60 (cascade.org/node/6815).

Spokes for Folks: Walk/Run/Ride & Community Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Spokes for Folks 40-mile or 8-mile routes for bicyclists, 8-mile route for runners and walkers, half-mile Fun Loop, benefits SHAG Community Life Foundation programs, finish line community celebration with entertainment, beer garden, lunch, 8 a.m. May 30, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; $30, free for SHAG Residents and ages 12 and younger; $15/lunch, celebration only (206-760-1093 or shag.org/s4f).


Northwest Folklife Festival

FRI-MON Performances from world cultures, participatory dances, workshops, craft and food vendors, The Discovery Zone family activities and performances including Kindiependent Showcase Monday, Paperstock concert poster art display, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, donations requested (nwfolklife.org).


SAT-SUN Live music, beer garden, kids’ entertainment, craft and food vendors, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Brinnon; $4-$6, ages 11 and younger and active/veteran military free with ID (brinnonshrimpfest.org).

Seagull Calling Festival & Wings Cook-Off

SUN Contestants of all ages, individual or groups, some in costumes, take turns on the beach calling seagulls, trying to mimic the seagull’s cry for prizes, 2 p.m.; “Seagull” Wings Cook-off, “seagull” wings created and served by amateur and commercial contestants, noon Sunday, Port Orchard waterfront (360-876-3505 or portorchard.com).

TankFest Northwest

MON Vintage tanks and artillery, display of military vehicles and cannons, remote control tanks, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p. m. Monday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14, free admission for veterans (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, kids’ activities and rides, food vendors, beer/wine garden with dancing, classic yacht show on the water and on land, free trout fishing for kids at Willow Creek Fish hatchery, 3-11 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m. 10 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 31, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3 (425-771-1744 or edmondswaterfrontfestival.com).

Food events

Celebrate Rhubarb

SAT Demonstration with pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer, noon Saturday, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; free (pikeplacemarket.org).

Feast for Change: Exploring the World One Plate at a Time

MAY 28 Project Feast world culinary experience, foods from Burma, Iraq, Thailand, Eritrea while meeting the women behind them and learning their stories, 6 p.m. May 28, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $50/tasting experience; $75/tasting experience and 30 minute Essential Knife Skills chef’s class (eventbrite.com/e/feast-for-change-tickets-16776966358?aff=EventListings).

Grand Opening of Hand of God Tasting Room

MAY 28 Grand opening, taste wines from Argentina vineyards, Argentine chef cooking demo, 5:30 p.m. May 28, The Vude, 308 Ninth Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (brownpapertickets.com/event/1589123).

Ladies’ Night Out @ Columbia Winery

PLAN AHEAD Wine, shopping, dancing, 7 p.m. May 29, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $25 (columbiawinery.com/ladies-night-columbia-winery).


Picardo P-Patch Plant Sale and Bake Sale

SAT Plant sale, tomato, herb, squash and other vegetable plants, bake sale to benefit the p-patch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 82nd Street, Seattle (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/p-patch-community-gardening/p-patch-list/picardo-farm).

Rock Garden Society exhibit

SAT Specialty growers display of plants suitable for rock gardens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (bellevuebotanical.org/calendar.html).

Wine and Rhodies

SAT Wine and appetizers to benefit the garden, 4 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $20 by reservation (360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121).

Growing tomatoes/Backyard wildlife habitat

SAT-SUN How to grow bountiful tomatoes and peppers, 10 a.m. Saturday; create a garden that attracts wildlife to your yard, 10 a.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or).

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

ONGOING Peak bloom season, 120 species of rhododendrons in flower, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8 ages 12 and younger and active/retired military with ID free (253-838-4646 or rhodygarden.org/cms/).


Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival

PLAN AHEAD Steampunk artists and entertainers at a variety of events, May 29-31, Port Townsend; fees vary (brass-screw.org).

Seattle lBot Battles

PLAN AHEAD Robot battling events, noon May 31, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (westernalliedrobotics.com).

Memorial Day events

Arlington Northwest Memorial Display

SAT-MON Traveling memorial and interactive replica of Arlington National Cemetery with markers from recent war deaths, Saturday-Monday, Cummings Park, 3939 Ruston Way, Tacoma (vfptacoma.com).

Memorial Day Weekend Trains Salute America’s Military

SAT-MON Vintage steam train through Cascade foothills including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, discounted $5 round-trip fare to active, guard, reserve, retired military with ID and their dependent family members; trains depart 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 and 4:45 p.m., 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $12-$20 (425-888-3030 or TrainMuseum.org).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Museum of Flight

MON Ceremony to honor military service including performance by Boeing Employee Concert Band, free museum admission for active and veteran U.S. military with ID, 11 a.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Memorial Day Service, Acacia Memorial Park

MON Community gathering to remember, honor, and celebrate those who gave their all in service to our country and those we love who are no longer with us, 11 a.m. Monday, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle (206-362-5525 or dignitymemorial.com/acacia-funeral-home/en-us/community/event-details.page?eventid=4866&eventdate=2015-5-25).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Forest Lawn Cemetery

MON Memorial Day observance ceremony in partnership with American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle, 2 p.m. Monday, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-932-0050).

Memorial Day Service, Sunset Hills Memorial Park

MON Community leaders and veteran’s organizations host laying of the wreaths, B-25 flyover, Keith Highlander Pipe Band, dove release, 11 a.m. Monday, 1215 145th Place S.E., Bellevue (425-746-1400).

Memorial Day Celebration, Renton

MON Recognizing the men and women who served our country, 1 p.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Park, Main Avenue South and South Third Street, Renton (rentonwa.gov/calendar).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Bonney-Watson

MON Ceremonial dove release, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, 3 p.m. Monday, Bonney-Watson, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-242-1787 or bonneywatson.com).

Memorial Day Observance, Edmonds

MON All invited to 33rd annual Memorial Day Observance, bring lawn chairs, 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds (425-771-4741).

Memorial Day Ceremony, Tahoma National Cemetery

MON Commemorating Memorial Day and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, with keynote speaker First Gentleman and Vietnam era veteran Mike Gregoire, speaker State Senator Joe Fain, 1 p.m. Monday, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent; parking limited (425-413-9614).

Museum events

Pompeii: The Exhibition

FRI-MON Last weekend of exhibit to experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago, Friday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $17-$32 by timed entry, reservations suggested (800-664-8775 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Issaquah Valley Trolley

SAT-SUN Vintage trolley rides with stories of Issaquah history, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept., weather permitting, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5 includes admission to Issaquah History Museums; ages 5 and younger free (issaquahhistory.org/issaquah-valley-trolley).

Camlann Medieval Village Days

SAT-SUN Living history experience, village activities and interactions with villagers discussing their work and life in the 14th century, activities include archery, blacksmithing, weaving, candle making, hearth cooking, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).

Memorial Day, Seattle Children’s Museum

MON Remember the great citizens who protected our freedom, kids and families honor those who have served our country by creating Memorial Day paper poppies, 10 a.m. Monday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org/memorial-day).

The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America

TUE Investigation of the little-known World War II bombing campaign Japan launched against the United States, noon Tuesday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$11 (253-272-9747 or wshs.org).

Super Science Night

WED Hands-on experiments by community organizations for children ages 5 and older, pizza available, 6 p.m. Wednesday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $3-$7, advance purchase recommended (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org/activities.php?sid=13931).

History on the Rocks — Women of Temperance and Tenacity

MAY 28 Historical insights with cocktails, Kathy Casey and Shanna Stevenson for discussion of the changing roles of women in society and in the alcohol industry, pre- and post- prohibition in Washington State, 6 p.m. May 28, Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$10 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/1122/-/history-on-the-rocks-women-of-temperance-and-tenacity).

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume

ONCOING More than 50 handcrafted costumes from the first six Star Wars films including the mask of Darth Vader, gilded suit of C-3PO, robes of Jedi masters, Imperial Stormtrooper and other uniforms, armor, and royal gowns and how they were created, through Oct. 4, entrance by timed ticket, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $23-$29 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).

Pacific Bonsai Museum

ONGOING Contemporary and traditional bonsai from around the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours 1 p.m. Sundays, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Dragon Boat Paddling

ONGOING Introduction to sport of dragon boating. no experience of reservations needed, all equipment provided, ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent; 8 a.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-715-7066 or seattleflyingdragons.org).

Dragon Boat Paddling — Kenmore

ONGOING One hour of dragon boating, beginners welcome, noon Sundays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore; free (425-954-3129 or seattleflyingdragons.org).

Park events

Artists at Play playground

FRI Opening day festivities for new artist-created outdoor playground with climbing tower, labyrinth, carousel, child-inspired musical instruments, listing stations, swings, play mounds, noon Friday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Norway’s King Harald V at Bergen Place

FRI King Harald V of Norway joins celebration for installation of updated 52 foot long park mural, welcomed by Mayor Ed Murray and Ballard High School Women’s Chamber Choir, 4:15 p.m. Friday, Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-335-8391).

Mount Rainier National Park fee increases

FRI As of Friday, single vehicle rate rises to $20, then to new ongoing rate of $25 as of May 27; campsite fees increase to $20/night, Mount Rainier National Park (nps.gov/mora).

Seattle Parks Water Spray Features

SAT Opening day of the season for water spray features at Seattle parks, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily Saturday-Sept. 7, Ballard Commons, Beacon Mountain at Jefferson Park, Georgetown, Highland Park, John C. Little, Lower Judkins, Northacres, Pratt and South Lake Union parks, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/Publications/summer_guide.pdf).

Remlinger Farm Family Fun Park

SAT-SUN Family Fun Park farm animals, hay jump, kiddie rides, entertainment, pony rides, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $11.68-$13.85; farm market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Wild Waves Theme Park

SAT-MON Opening weekend of water park for the season, amusement rides, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Arboretum walk

SUN Flower Power walk to see flowering trees and plants at peak bloom, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).


Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Uptown Lowdown Dixieland, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bluetopia blues, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).


Electric Run

SAT 5k run/walk adventure on course with immersive light and sound electric wonderland, 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $50-$55 (electricrun.com/seatac).

Walk/Run for Water 5k Race

PLAN AHEAD Race to help women in Kenya achieve their goal of clean water for their families, with Kenyan food, music, finishers photo booth, 10 a.m. May 30, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $15-$30 (walkrunforwater.eventbrite.com).


PLAN AHEAD Dog and stroller friendly 5k run/walk to benefit King County Parks, 9 a.m. May 30, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $40 (bby5k.com).

Special interest

Discover the Dinosaurs

PLAN AHEAD Exhibit of 40 replica and animatronic dinosaurs, kids’ activities, noon-9 p.m. May 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 31, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $16-$22, extra charges for some activities (253-841-5045 or discoverthedinosaurs.com).


Colman Pool

SAT-MON Openng weekend of the season for outdoor saltwater pool, public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, Saturday-Monday, May 30-31, June 6-7, 13-14, daily June 22-Sept. 7, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/colman.htm).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Friday Night Family Swim events, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$6.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/mounger.htm).