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

  • Our food writer asks readers to pace themselves, out of respect for the locals, when they check out this hidden treasure of bar on Mercer Island.
  • If you’re looking for a museum cafe that goes beyond the typical coffee, cookies and sandwich-fare, look no further. Because these places are good in their own right.
  • Take a crack at these Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownies from Mimi Council’s new cookbook, “Effortless Eggless Baking,” which shares substitutions that aren’t difficult to find, complicated to construct or universally expensive.
  • Fat Tuesday right around the corner on Feb. 21. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with a muffuletta, an Italian sandwich with a Creole olive relish.

Movies and TV


  • “Academia is a rich, rich place for writing satire,” said Seattle U professor Sonora Jha, whose latest novel, “The Laughter,” came out Feb. 14.
  • If you haven’t already, now’s your chance to read “Lessons in Chemistry,” which spent 39 weeks on the bestseller list and is being adapted into an Apple TV+ series, before author Bonnie Garmus comes to Seattle on Feb. 23.

Arts and community events

Outdoors and travel

  • Though spring is inching ever closer, it’s not too late for a winter adventure this year. Check out six guided activities from Seattle-area outfitters like Mountain Madness and REI.