A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 27-June 2, 2016.

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Animal events

Seattle Pet Expo

PLAN AHEAD Vendors, entertainment, costume contest, pet care information, pet adoption by rescue groups, author readings, agility demonstrations, pets welcome, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; free (seattlepetexpo.com).


Race for the Cure

PLAN AHEAD Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure Kids’ Race, Women Only 5K Run, Coed 5K Run, One Mile Walk, Coed 5K Walk, Paws for the Cure Walk with dogs, costumes and banners encouraged, 8 a.m. June 5, Seattle Center, Seattle; $25-$85, plus suggested fundraising goal $300 (pugetsound.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/SEA_PugetSoundAffiliate?fr_id=6279&pg=entry).

Big Backyard 5K

PLAN AHEAD Run/walk to benefit King County Parks, dog and stroller friendly, 9 a.m. June 5, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $35 (bby5k.com/).


Seven Vistas, Three Hills

FRI Senior Ladies on Wheels (SLOW) host 14 mile, easy pace ride for all riders with stop for snack or lunch, 11 a.m. Friday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/24551).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

7 Hills of Kirkland

MON 100 mile ride through urban, suburban and rural scenery at your own pace; proceeds benefit Attain Housing local charity that combats Eastside homelessness, 7 a.m. Monday, Kirkland Marina Park, Kirkland; $30-$80 (425-576-9531 or 7hillskirkland.org).

Flying Wheels Summer Century

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club ride, 104, 63, 45 or 23 mile routes, finish line festival; starting 6:30-9 a.m. June 4, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $50-$80 (cascade.org/rides/major-rides).


Northwest Folklife Festival

FRI-MON Multicultural arts and traditions through music, dance, stories, art, with participatory dancing, beer gardens, food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, $10/person or $20/family or group donation requested (nwfolklife.org/festival2016/).

Nordic Fest, Auburn

SAT Nordic arts and crafts vendors including rosemaling, jewelry, clothing; crafts displays and demonstrations, lunch available, ethnic food samples, bake sale, musical entertainment, door prizes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn (vesterdalen.org).

Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-Off

SAT Wing contest judging, 10-11 a.m.; wing sales, 11 a.m.-noon; seagull calling contest, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park, Bay Street, Port Orchard (portorchard.com/pages/SeagullCallingFestival).

Kitsap Harbor Festival

SAT-SUN Entertainment, pirates, food and craft vendors, Kid’s Zone STEM science, technology, engineering and math activities, sea creature touch tank, beer garden, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bremerton Marina, 100 Washington Beach Blvd., Bremerton (kitsapharborfestival.org).


SAT-SUN Belt sander races, arts and crafts vendors, music, kids’ activities, food, shrimp for sale; if tide is low, harvest clams and oysters on public beaches (license required); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Highway 101, Brinnon; $5, ages 11 and younger and veteran and active military with ID free (brinnonshrimpfest.org/).

TankFest Northwest

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

Bite of Greece Seattle

PLAN AHEAD Authentic Greek food, music, dancing, pastries, Taverna, 4-10 p.m. June 3, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 4, noon-5 p.m. June 5, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave., Seattle (206-323-8557 or biteofgreeceseattle.com).

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, food vendors, 5k fun run (June 4), classic yacht display, hydroplane display, Kids’ Arcade rides and games, arts and crafts vendors, 3-10 p.m. June 3, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 5, Port of Edmonds Marina, Edmonds; $3 admission benefits Rotary community projects and charities; ages 12 and younger free (edmondswaterfrontfestival.org).

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music and dance performances, martial arts, workshops, Filipino food and marketplace, visual arts, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 4-5, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or festalpagdiriwang.com).

Food events

National Burger Day

SAT Buy one hamburger or cheeseburger, get one free at all Kidd Valley locations, Saturday (kiddvalley.com/index.htm).

UNCF Spring Cooking Series

SAT Learn from local chefs, lunch, supports UNCF in the Northwest for college scholarships; Erick Davis-Cline, Caribbean British cuisine, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bargreen Ellingson Test Kitchen, 3627 First Ave. S., Seattle; $35 (206-292-8859).


Fern Fest

PLAN AHEAD Hardy Fern Foundation hosts fern and rare plant sale by specialty vendors, noon-6:30 p.m. June 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (hardyferns.org).

Bainbridge in Bloom

PLAN AHEAD Tour of five gardens with music, by car or bicycle, to benefit Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4-5, Bainbridge Island; $15-$35 (206-842-7901 or ahbainbridge.org/bainbridgeinbloom/).


Sogetsu Seattle Ikebana Exhibition

SAT-SUN Sogetsu Seattle branch Ikebana Japanese flower arrangement exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; demonstrations 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/visit/asian-art-museum).

Yoga Under Glass

PLAN AHEAD Yoga for all skill levels, 60 minute session, drawing inspiration from the creative environment, 7:30 a.m. June 4, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $22, space limited (206-905-2139 or chihulygardenandglass.com/events/wake-up-with-yoga).

Memorial Day events

NVC Memorial Day Program

MON NVC (Nisei Veterans Committee) Foundation to preserve and honor Japanese American veterans hosts event to honor men and women of our Armed Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (nvcfoundation.org/calendar/).

Museum of Flight

MON Memorial Day program honoring military service with performance by Boeing Employees Concert Band, free museum admission for active and veteran military with ID, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Memorial Day Service, Acacia Memorial Park

MON Gather as community to remember and honor those who gave all in service to our country, 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-362-5525 or dignitymemorial.com/acacia-funeral-home/en-us/community/event-details.page?eventid=5672&eventdate=2016-5-30).

West Seattle Memorial Day Remembrance

MON Remembrance hosted by American Legion Post 160 and Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, solemn ceremony includes patriotic songs, dove release, words from local veterans, 2 p.m. Monday, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-932-0050).

Cathay Post No. 186 Memorial Day commemoration

MON Chinese-American veterans group honors fallen World War II veterans of Chinese descent, 4 p.m. Monday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (425-502-9225).

Memorial Day, St. Patrick Cemetery

MON Mass celebrated, bagpiper, Honor Guard, wreath laying to remember those who died in service to our nation including U.S. Civil War veterans at historic Irish pioneer cemetery; bring a lawn chair, 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Cemetery, Orillia Road South at South 204th Street, Kent (irishclub.org).

Museum events

“Above and Beyond,” Museum of Flight

SAT Opening day of exhibit “Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight,” aircraft, flying, spacecraft simulations displays, May 28-Sept. 10; Ask the Astronaut presentation and book signing with NASA astronaut Tom Jones, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Maker Day: Making Our History

SAT Led by MOHAI Youth Advisors, teen poets celebrate Seattle history with spoken word performances, add to a community mural, participate in other activities to share experiences with the Greater Seattle community, 11 a.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

“The Art of the Brick”

SAT-MON Opening weekend of special exhibit of more than 100 pieces of art created by LEGO bricks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; exhibit $7-$9 in addition to $11.75-$19.75 admission (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).

Memorial Day Steam train

SAT-MON Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women with discounted fare for active and retired military and their families; antique train through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, throughout the day starting at 11 a.m. Saturday-Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $5-$22/regular fare, $5/active duty, guard, reserve, retired military and their dependent family members, with current military ID. (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Seattle AntiFreeze: Historic Steamship Virginia V

JUNE 2 Maritime history in Puget Sound, the beginning of a yearlong Lake Washington Ship Canal centennial celebration, with behind-the-scenes tour of historic steamship; beer and wine available for purchase, 6 p.m. June 2, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/1339/-/seattle-antifreeze-historic-steamship-virginia-v).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

JUNE 2 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 2, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, Living Computer Museum

JUNE 2 Milestones in computer history, interact with old computers, 5-8 p.m. June 2, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

JUNE 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 2, 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

JUNE 2 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. June 2, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

JUNE 2 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 2, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

JUNE 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

First Thursday, SAM

JUNE 2 Free admission, reduced surcharges on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 2, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, the Burke

JUNE 2 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 2, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

Wheels & Heels Gala

PLAN AHEAD Celebration of the anniversary of LeMay — America’s Car Museum, fundraiser in support of its commitment to celebrating the automobile with focus on education programs; James Bond themed auction, dinner, roulette, fireworks display, 6:30 p.m. June 4, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Tacoma; $250 (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org/event/wheels-heels-annual-gala/).

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

ONGOING Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise with 100 artifacts, set pieces and props from the television series, spinoffs and films, many on public display for the first time, to showcase the impact of Star Trek on culture, society, arts, technology and fashion, with transporter simulator and other interactive photo and video opportunities, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May 27-Sept. 5, on display through Feb. 27, 2017; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $21-$30 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Park events

Botany Walk, Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Botanist Clay Antieau leads walk to identify plants and discuss problems that urban forests face with invasive plants, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, Discover Pass required to park in lot (425-827-6595 or bridletrails.org).

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle

SAT-SUN Shuttle picks up and drops off riders at Visitor Center parking lot, north parking lot bus stop and beach parking lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm).

Wild Waves & Enchanted Village

SAT-MON Opening weekend of the season for water park, Enchanted Village rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday-Monday, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $16.99-$19.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Madrona Park Beach

SAT-SEPT. 5 Swim raft, diving board, lifeguards on duty, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through June 24, longer weekday hours starting June 25, 853 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/schedule/all_city_schedule.pdf).

East Green Lake Beach

SAT-SEPT. 5 Lifeguards on duty, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through June 24, longer weekday hours starting June 25, 7201 East Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-4075 or seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/schedule/all_city_schedule.pdf).

Seattle Sprayparks

SAT-SEPT. 5 Parks with spraypark water features for kids, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Saturday through Sept. 5, Ballard Commons Park, Georgetown Playfield, Highland Park, Jefferson Park, John C. Little Park, Judkins Park, Lake Union Park, Miller Playfield, Northacres Park, Pratt Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/wadingpools.asp).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Casual, 90-minute walk with “Flower Power” theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Children’s Day/Kodomo no hi

MON Performances by local Japanese cultural groups, storytelling, origami making, scavenger hunts and other kids’ activities, free koi food to feed the fish, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6, ages 12 and younger free (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org/childrensday.html).

Bat Walk

PLAN AHEAD Learn about local bats, take a bat hike with a Ranger at dusk to watch for bats, for ages 5+, 7:30 p.m. June 3, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $4-$5, preregistration required, course # 106576 (425-452-4195 or MyParksAndRecreation.com).

Beach Naturalists

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Aquarium naturalists share their knowledge exploring marine plants and animals at low tide, for all ages; drop-in 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4-5; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 6; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki and Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst Park, Burien; Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).

Canoe Families Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Canoe rides, native singers, dancers, storytellers, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, noon-4 p.m. June 4, Deep Lake, 12245 Tilley Road S.W., Olympia; National Trails Day State Parks free day, no Discover Pass required (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).

State Parks Free Day

PLAN AHEAD Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks, National Trails Day, June 4 and National Get Outdoors Day June 11 (parks.wa.gov).

Low Tide Beach Safari

PLAN AHEAD Explore sea life at low tide, for ages 5 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 4; 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 5, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237).

Tidepool investigations

PLAN AHEAD Explore sea life at low tide, for ages 6 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 4; 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 5, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237).


Madaraka Festival

SAT Concert and artisan market with “Woman’s Empowerment” theme to support One Vibe youth arts programs, 8 p.m. Saturday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $25-$200 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).


Very Vintage Market

SAT Vintage, antique, repurposed and recycled items from 50 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (averyvintagemarket.com).

Pike Place Market Farmers Markets

TUE-JUNE 3 Opening week of city farmers markets hosted by Pike Place Market; Seattle City Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; South Lake Union, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays starting June 2, 410 Terry Ave. N.; First Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays starting June 3, Ninth Avenue and University Street, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/farmers-market).

Evening Market at Pike Place Market

WED Shop after work for fresh produce and support local farmers, fruits and veggies, flowers and specialty farm products from more than a dozen farmers set up on Pike Place, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday; Evening Market opening ceremony with special guests, first 100 shoppers receive Pike Place Market apron and tote bag (while supplies last), 5 p.m. Wednesday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (206-682-6979 or pikeplacemarket.org/eveningmarket).

Kirkland Wednesday Market

WED Opening for the season, local produce, craft vendors, 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (kirklandmarket.org).

Mukilteo Farmers Market

WED Opening for the season, local produce, arts and crafts, food, flowers, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo (mukilteofarmersmarket.org).

Queen Anne Farmers Market

JUNE 2 Opening for the season, fresh produce, flowers, cheese, eggs, meat, baked goods, food vendors, 3-7:30 p.m. June 2, West Crockett Street at Queen Avenue North, Seattle (qafma.net).

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Highlights of Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).