Welcome to the weekend! Whether you’re staying in or going out, check out our roundup of things you can do in the coming days.

Eats and Drinks

  • This Texas chili, perfect for a winter evening (or your upcoming Super Bowl gathering), is a no-bean, no-tomato chili that layers flavors using dried peppers brewed with aromatics and spices.
  • On the menu this week when Neighborhood Eats heads to Bellevue: delicious vegetarian Indian dishes at Honest Restaurant and loads of dumplings at Young Cafe.

Movies and TV

  • Seattle-born actor Erika Christensen couldn’t put the pilot script for “Will Trent” down when she first read it. “It was just so well written,” Christensen says of the police procedural crime drama.
  • Here’s a look at this week’s top shows and movies coming out on various streaming services, including “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Disney+ and “TÁR” on Peacock.
  • While some of M. Night Shyamalan’s films can get a little lost in their final act, “Knock at the Cabin” offers a conclusion that fittingly becomes more like a thematic Rorschach test. (Looking for something else to watch in theaters this week? Here are five movies opening this week in Seattle-area theaters.)


  • From engrossing novels to charming memoirs and important Black History Month reads, our critic Moira Macdonald recommends these fresh paperbacks for a February afternoon.

Arts and community events

Outdoors and travel

  • Make use of these pro tips for planting your PNW garden for privacy — and on a budget.