A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 1-7, 2016.
March Meowness Cat Adoption
FRI-SUN NCAA basketball tournament adoption special, $16 adoption fee for all cats ages 4 and older, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (homewardpet.org).
SAT Pet rat show and educational expo, pet rat care, history, pet show, games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $3-$5 (ratapalooza.com).
Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Activities, talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through April, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $15.95-$22.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
PLAN AHEAD Explore Lewis Creek Park on two-mile, moderate difficulty hike with your dog, 10 a.m. April 9, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, Bellevue; free, preregistration required, course # 103276 (425-452-4195 or MyParksAndRecreation.com).
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SAT Comedy showcase including Peggy Platt, Megan McInnis, Lisa Koch, Linda Severt, all proceeds benefit Room Circus Medical Clowning to alleviate the stress of hospitalized children, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jet City Improv, 5510 University Way N.E., Seattle; $25-$65 (roomcircus.org).
Chef in the Shelter Wine Tasting Fundraiser
SAT Wine, appetizers, silent auction to raise awareness and funds for youth living in shelters and transitional housing, 6 p.m. Saturday, Elsom Cellars, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; $25 (206-307-6400 or chefintheshelter.com).
Everett Philharmonic Spring Fling
SAT Champagne reception, dinner, auction, music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington by Everett Philharmonic, dancing; proceeds benefit Everett Philharmonic, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $100 (206-270-9729 or everettphil.org).
Walk, Run & Roll for Thought
SUN Brain Injury Alliance Washington (BIAWA) community event to raise awareness about brain injury and funds to support services, registration 9 a.m., walk 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $10-$25 (biawa.org/walk2016.php).
All In for Kids Luncheon
WED Northshore Schools Foundation, share successes and make an investment in the future of our students; registration, preview of student work, 11 a.m.-noon; lunch and program, noon Wednesday, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free, $100 minimum suggested donation (NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org).
Solid Ground Building Community Luncheon
APRIL 7 Stories of lasting impacts, addressing poverty in our community, keynote speaker Hari Kondabolu, noon April 7, Sheraton Seattle Hotel; $150 minimum donation requested (206-694-6700 or solid-ground.org/).
April fools shipwreck ball & auction
PLAN AHEAD Benefit for Victims of Domestic Violence Shelter, Snohomish County; pirate-themed, tribute to Elvis, dinner, entertainment, dance, auction, 5 p.m. April 9, Senor California Mexican Grill, Everett; $25 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2505393).
Run MS Seattle 5K/Walk MS Seattle
PLAN AHEAD Timed run along the Burke-Gilman Trail, wear orange to support the MS Movement, runners welcome to stay for Walk MS and festivities, 8 a.m. April 10, $35-40 (walkwas.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=27663&pg=entry); walk to end multiple sclerosis, 5.5 mile route on Burke-Gilman Trail to Gas Works Park and back, one mile option, 9 a.m. April 10, University of Washington, Seattle; free, suggested minimum fundraising goal $100 (800-344-4867 or main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/).
Icon: a celebration of drag, art & life
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, burlesque, dance, comedy, singing and drag entertainment; proceeds benefit Seattle Counseling Service organization promoting health and wellness in the LGBTQ community, 6 p.m. April 10, Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel; $125 (seattlecounseling.org/icon).
Public Sail aboard the Adventuress
SAT-SUN Cruise aboard 103-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress, explore local waterways while learning more about issues in Puget Sound; all ages welcome, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $25-$55, register through Friday (360-379-0438 or soundexp.org).
FRI Dance workshop, 7:30 p.m., dance to live Scandinavian music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Move & Groove for PAWS
SAT Freestyle dancing, no experience needed, all welcome; supports PAWS programs for injured and orphaned pets and wildlife, 7 p.m. Saturday, Harmony Ballroom, 1407 132nd Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $15-$20 (eventbrite.com/e/movegroove-dance-for-paws-tickets-22282088326#).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
Burien UFO/Film Festival
FRI Intergalactic Costume Contest/Fashion Show, films, kids’ activities, live music, beer gardens, food trucks, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Southwest 152nd Sreet and Sixth Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (bufofest.com).
FRI-APRIL 17 Inflatable rides and entertainment for children 12 and younger, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Friday through April 17, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $8/all-day pass; $4.50/all-dayToddler Zone Pass; $1.50/ single ride ticket; rides free on Thursdays (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/whirligig/).
Edible Book Festival
SAT Edible art exhibition of “books,” made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title, 11 a.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/event-program/edible-book-festival/).
WAAAlk for Autism
SAT Family Fun Fair for World Autism Awareness Day by Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy (WAAA), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free; 3K walk, 11 a.m. Saturday, donations suggested; Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/waaalkforautism/).
Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival
SAT College scholarship benefit, live Hawaiian music and dance, plate lunch, Hawaiian vendors, raffle, health screenings, workshops, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, Chief Leschi School, 5625 52nd St. E., Puyallup; $3-$5 (facebook.com/events/1015939578480028/).
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
FRI-APRIL 30 Tulip fields in bloom at varying dates and locations in April, bloom map online or call festival office for information; two display gardens, RoozenGaarde, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon; $4-$5, ages 5 and younger free (360-424-8531 or tulips.com); and Tulip Town, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, later when weather permits, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon; $6, ages 5 and younger free (360-424-8152 or tuliptown.com); Tulip Festival Office open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; special events around the area include Tulip Run, 2 or 5 miles, 9:30 a.m. April 9, Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington, $20-$30; La Conner Not So Impromptu Tulip Parade, 2 p.m. April 9, La Conner; Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Office, 311 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon (360-428-5959 or tulipfestival.org).
National Walking Day
WED American Heart Association National Walking Day one-mile community walk, noon; Wellness festival, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Union Bank Plaza, 1200 Fifth Ave., Seattle; and walks at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Wednesday, EvergreenHealth, meet in Galleria, 12040 N.E. 128th St., Kirkland; free (206-336-7200 or pugetsoundheartwalk.org).
World Rhythm Festival
PLAN AHEAD Drum, dance performances, workshops and participatory events, world music and culture, April 8-10, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
PLAN AHEAD Healthy vegetarian food festival, food samples, cooking demos, food and cookbook vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9-10, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle; $9, ages 12 and younger free (206-706-2635 or seattlevegfest.org).
Salmon University fishing seminar
SAT-SUN Learn basic and advanced salmon, halibut, tuna, shrimp, and crab technique, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, IBEW Auditorium, 19802 62nd Ave. S., Kent; $85-$110 (salmonuniversity.com/about/2016seminar).
WED-APRIl 7 Washington Fly Fishing Club classes with six weekly sessions for beginners, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays starting April 7; advanced, four weekly sessions, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 6, Green Lake Casting Pier, Seattle; $60, preregistration required (425-503-5979 or wffc.com/instruction.htm).
Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Music, art happenings, wine samples in Front Street shops and restaurants, proceeds benefit community events, bring your own glass; 6 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (downtownissaquah.com/wine-walk).
SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome, proceeds support senior center services, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).
Dahlia Tuber Sale
FRI-SAT Puget Sound Dahlia Assn. sale of hundreds of tubers, $4.50 each, to support club activities; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church of Seattle, 8208 18th Ave. N.E., Seattle (pugetsounddahlias.org).
SAT Workshop with ideas for new or existing garden, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Heronswood Garden Early Spring Sale & Garden Open
SAT Plants from 14 Pacific NW nurseries, lectures from gardening experts, self-guided tours, open to all, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston; free (360-297-9624 or heronswoodgarden.org/).
Bringing the Beauty of the Garden Indoors
SUN Ikebana artist demonstrates the Japanese art of flower arranging, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
SUN Puget Sound Daylily Club seminar, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-344-4991).
SUN Learn how to grow dahlias, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes/).
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Garden Tours
SUN Tour to learn about plants in the zoo’s collection, 10 a.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; included with zoo admission, $7.95-$17.95 (253-591-5337 or pdza.org/garden-tours).
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
ONGOING Peak blooming through May, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $5-$8, ages 12 and younger and military free; free for everyone 4-7 p.m. third Thursdays (rhodygarden.org).
Northwest Record Show
SUN Collectible records, CDs, music related collectibles for sale from dealers around the Northwest, R&B, funk, jazz, rock, blues, country, hip-hop, folk, punk, 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle; $3, canned food bank donations requested (seattlecenter.com/events/event_detail.aspx?eid=516366).
FRI Museum Open House, 6:30-7:30 p.m., lecture and slideshow, the story of the Great Northern’s steam railroad electrification, 7:30 p.m. Friday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $4-$5, no registration required (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/events.html).
Centennial of Coast Guard Aviation
SAT Lecture, fly in, Coast Guard aircraft on display in East Parking Lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $12-$20 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).
Train Excursion Opening Weekend
SAT-SUN Vintage train excursions through the Cascade Foothills to Snoqualmie Falls overlook, including new stop at the Train Shed exhibit building, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct., Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$22 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
Duwamish Songs and Stories
SUN Native storyteller, 1-2:30 p.m., exhibits and art gallery open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1592 or duwamishtribe.org/).
“Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933 — 1941)”
TUE-APRIL 29 Opening Tuesday, exhibition of photos, personal stories, and artifacts from Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through April, University of Washington Hillel, 4745 17th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (confucius.washington.edu/shanghai-jewish-refugees-exhibit-1933-1941/).
First Thursday, Asian Art Museum
APRIL 7 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 7, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, Living Computer Museum
APRIL 7 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, 5-8 p.m. April 7, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
APRIL 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 7, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
APRIL 7 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. April 7, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
APRIL 7 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 7, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum
APRIL 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
APRIL 7 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 7, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Burke
APRIL 7 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).
SAT Guided walk to learn about park birds, for adults and ages 8 and older; 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).
Walking Tour Sand Point Historic District
SAT One hour tour of Seattle’s newest historic district in the park; 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, meet at Bldg. 30 Park Office canopy across from the old Fire Station near entrance, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-0391 or sandptnavsta.org/_home/home.php).
Lewis Creek Park Ranger Hike
SAT Join a Ranger exploring the natural history of Lewis Creek Park, look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild; all ages welcome, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195).
SAT Opening day of nature-inspired playground for kids, half-acre, ADA-accessible slides, stream, toddler area; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $8.95-$21.95, ages 2 and younger free (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org/kidstrek).
PLAN AHEAD Discover local owl species, take a night hike with a Ranger to listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife; 7:30 p.m. April 8, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, Bellevue; $5-$6, preregistration required, course # 103254 (425-452-4195 or MyParksAndRecreation.com).
SUN Informal, all-ages concert, BlueStreet Jazz Voices 20-voice vocal jazz ensemble, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, freewill donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).
Brunch Run 5K
SAT Run, walk or brunch bites only, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $20-$50 (seattlemag.com/events/brunch-run-registration).
Tacoma Rainiers Opening Day 5K
APRIL 7 Off-road 5K run, 6 p.m., check in opens 4:30 p.m. April 7, includes admission to opening night game of the Tacoma Rainiers, hot dog and drink, 7 p.m., Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma; $20 through Friday, $25 April 2-5, $30 on race day (metroparkstacoma.org/opening-day-5k/#.Vvq4OObUXFJ).
Street Scramble Alki
PLAN AHEAD Urban adventure for runners, walkers, and families, find checkpoints marked on a map within the time limit, solo or in teams of 2-5, 8:30 a.m. April 9, Alki Beach Park, Seattle; $5-$30 (206-291-8250 or streetscramble.com/).
Rummage Sale, Auburn
FRI-SAT Proceeds benefit senior center programs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 809 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov).
Just Between Friends
FRI-SUN Consignment sale, kids’ clothing, maternity clothing, infant care items, kids’ and home furnishings, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup (253-841-5045 or tacoma.jbfsale.com).
Hatstravaganza — Spring & summer designer millinery
SAT Millinery Artisan Guild of the PNW show and sale of hand crafted hats suitable for spring, weddings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (facebook.com/events/172613106453339/).
Vashon Farmers Market
SAT Opening day of the season, local produce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Village Green, 17519 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon (vigavashon.org).
Vashon Friends of the Library Book Sale
SAT Bargain prices on gently used books, proceeds support library programs; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Vashon Library, 17210 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon Island (206-463-2069 or kcls.org).
Womens Second Chance Clothing Sale
SAT-SUN Women-only sale of fashionable attire donated by club members, bar open Saturday for martinis and manicures, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Superfluity Plant and Rummage Sale
APRIL 7-9 Perennials, vegetable starts, dahlia tubers, gardening supplies, books, children’s clothing, toys, kitchenware, sporting equipment, electronics; proceeds benefit several local charities; presale, 7-9 p.m. April 7, admission with $5 donation; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 8, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9, free admission, University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-524-2322 or superfluityseattle.com/).
SAT Presentation by antiques expert, how to downsize and handle an estate, one object per person to be valued, 1 p.m. Saturday, Enumclaw Library, 1700 First St., Enumclaw; free (360-825-2045 or kcls.org).
First Folio, The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
ONGOING Traveling exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio, one of 82 copies of a rare collection of Shakespeare’s plays owned by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., on tour to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and exhibit exploring the significance of Shakespeare’s work and the history of impact on Seattle, library hours through April 17; Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, advance tickets encouraged (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
SAT Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).
TUE Learn about British pilgrimage walk, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).
Organizing your time and your belongings
WED Professional organizer on decluttering, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-257-8000).