A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 9-15, 2018.

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Animal events

Seattle Beagle Rescue Wine Fundraiser

SAT Wine tasting and appetizers to support Seattle Beagle Rescue, well-behaved beagles and other dogs welcome, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cellars Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; $20-$25 (northwestcellars.com).

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

SAT-SUN Dogs compete in several categories, events, exhibits, vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $8-$15 (seattledogshow.org).


RAGS Wearable Art Sale

FRI-SUN Jewelry, creative clothing and accessories by 70 artists, portion of proceeds benefit YWCA Pierce County domestic violence programs and services; gala preview event, 6 p.m. March 8, $80; sale open to all, free admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (253-272-4181 or ywcapiercecounty.org/wearable-art-sale).

Spring Into Action for SCLC

MARCH 15 Proceeds support legal advocacy for people with disabilities who are homeless or low-income, with speaker King County Councilmember, Rod Dembowski, 5:30 p.m. March 15, Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel, 700 3rd Ave., Seattle; $50 (seattlecommlaw.org/sia-2018/).

Rainbow Connection Cascade K-8 Auction Gala

PLAN AHEAD Dinner, auction, DJ, dancing by Cascade K-8 Community School PTSA, 5 p.m. March 17, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood; $50 (cascadek8ptsa.org/fundraising/2017-cascade-k-8-auction/).

Mercer Island Half

PLAN AHEAD Race Expo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; half marathon walk, Kids’ Dash, 10K run, Half Marathon Run, 5K run/walk; proceeds support awareness for colon cancer prevention and Rotary charities, 7:30 a.m. March 18, Mercer Island Community & Event Center, Mercer Island; $30-$90 (mercerislandhalf.com/).


Cama Beach Historical State Park

FRI-SAT Salsa and tango dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance, Latin attire or come as you are, 8-10 p.m. Friday; beginning-intermediate fox trot and swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance team performances and optional dancing, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Cama Beach Historical State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island (parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=3595).

Kevin Buster & Lunch Money

SAT Swing dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to music by Kevin Buster & Lunch Money, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Bothell; $15 (leftfootboogie.com/dances.html).

Northwest Western Swing Society

SUN Western Swing roots music, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Hwy 99, Lynnwood; free (nwwsms.com/events%20-%20copy.htm).

NW Dance Extravaganza

PLAN AHEAD Competition events, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner, show, dance party, 6 p.m., after hours dance party, 8-11 p.m. March 17, Nile Shrine Center, Mountlake Terrace; $20-$95 (206-542-5550 or nwdanceextravaganza.com).


Cultural Crossroads Festival

FRI-SUN Entertainment from cultures around the world on music and dance stages, Marketplace with crafts from around the world, Dolls of the World display, kids’ activities, 5:30-8:45 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (crossroadsbellevue.com).

Holi Celebration, Lake Sammamish State Park

SUN India’s Festival of Colors with all-ages play with colored powders, Bollywood music, vegetarian food, traditional Indian music and dance, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park kitchen shelter, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $15-$25 (events.sulekha.com/holi-2018-all-inclusive-food-color-live-dj-music-unlimited-fun_event-in_issaquah-wa_322901?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=).

South Lake Union Landing of St. Patrick

PLAN AHEAD Pirates of the Emerald Isle deliver St. Patrick to town, 5:30 p.m. March 16, Lake Union Park, Seattle (irishclub.org).

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

PLAN AHEAD Seattle’s 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 12:30 p.m. March 17, Fourth Avenue from James Street to Westlake Park, Seattle (irishclub.org/st-patricks-day-parade/).

Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day/Tastes of Norway

PLAN AHEAD Leif to Leif Fun Run/Walk from Leif Erikson Hall to the Leif Erikson Statue at Shilshole and back, benefits Ballard Senior Center, 9 a.m. March 17, $5-$10; Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day musical entertainment, speakers, presentations, craft demonstrations, food, bake sale, genealogy information, kids’ activities, Bunad Parade of Norwegian folk costumes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (leiferiksonlodge.com).

Irish Festival

PLAN AHEAD Honoring our region’s Irish heritage with music and dance performances, genealogy, exhibits, marketplace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 17, noon-6 p.m. March 18, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or irishclub.org).

Food events

Free Oyster Fridays

FRI Free oysters with matched beverage pairings, 3 p.m. Friday, Pearl, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Lincoln Square, Bellevue (425-455-0181 or pearlbellevue.com/fof-free-oyster-friday/).

Irish Soda Bread Contest

SAT Irish music, stepdancing, and sampling, 2-3 p.m. Saturday; amateurs only submit in categories brown, white or glorified soda bread, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle (irishclub.org).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages, proceeds support resident programs, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Judson Park Retirement Community, 23600 Marine View Dr. S., Des Moines; $9, $5/ages 10 and younger suggested donation (206-824-4000).

Shamrock Shuffle Beer and Wine Walk

SAT Bring your favorite glass, wear green, ten tastes of wines and beer, award for best shamrock spirit costume; proceeds benefit Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20-$25 (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Pi Day Pie Eating Contest

WED Employees from local businesses compete for prize donation to charity, 2 p.m. Wednesday; $3.14 pie slices available 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Lost Lake Cafe, 1505 10th Ave., Seattle (206-323-5678 or lostlakecafe.com/).

Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour

MARCH 15 The last in a five-year series of events with games, DJ, food and drink specials, 5-8 p.m. March 15, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/).

Taste Around the Globe Dinner Series

MARCH 15 Food Innovation Network pop up dinners at local, emerging food businesses in South King County, seatings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. March 15; $30 (www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-around-the-globe-dinner-series-tickets-42297019524).


Seward Park Audubon Spring Native Plant Sale

SAT-SUN Sale of trees, shrubs, ground cover, locally sourced native plants with advice on selection, planting, and care, to provide birds and other wildlife with food sources and shelter; all proceeds support Seward Park Audubon Center programs; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).

West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center

SAT New coffee bar in the greenhouse now open; edible landscaping class, 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-935-9276 or westseattlenursery.com).

Snohomish Garden Club

MON Dahlia expert speaker, 7 p.m. Monday, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish (snohomishgardenclub.com).

La Conner Daffodil Festival

ONGOING Daffodil fields expected to bloom sometime this month, information at online bloom map, three varieties over 450 acres in the La Conner area (lovelaconner.com/la-conner-daffodil-festival/),


Electronics Show and Market

SAT Displays and sales of new and used amateur radio equipment (parts, transmitters and receivers), computer hardware and software, with amateur radio activities and Amateur Radio License Examinations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10, ages 14 and younger free with paying adult (253-841-5045 or mikeandkey.org/flea.htm).

Rock & Gem Show

SAT-SUN North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club display of rocks, gemstones, petrified wood, activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendors, door prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (northseattlerockclub.org).

Better Cellphone Photography

SUN Secrets of taking artistic cellphone images, for ages 11 through adult, 2 p.m. Sunday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien (206-243-3490 or kcls.org).

Quilters Anonymous Show

PLAN AHEAD Display of hundreds of quilts, quilting demonstrations, marketplace, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free admission (evergreenfair.org/calendar.aspx?CID=14,).

Museum events

Tales of the Klondike

FRI Illustrated, “mostly true” stories and anecdotes about the Klondike Gold Rush, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/index.htm ).

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea songs, easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Northwest Seaport, 1002 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

BIMA Family Party

SAT Celebration of new exhibits with concert by Recess Monkey, 10:30 a.m., explore galleries, meet artists, tours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; concert $7-$9 (biartmuseum.org).

Anne Frank: Let Me Be Myself

SUN-WED Exhibit shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, with images and texts about the world around her, the rise of Hitler, persecution of the Jews and the Second World War, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays through May 30, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave, Seattle; $5-$10 (206-582-3000 or /holocaustcenterseattle.org/events/365-exhibit-anne-frank-2018).

Segregated Seattle: From Redlining to Gentrification

TUE Learn about the ongoing impacts of historic segregation in shaping the experiences around the region, in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$10; sold out, standby line may be available (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/event/segregated-seattle-from-redlining-to-gentrification/).

Pi: An Edible Exploration of Math

WED Reception, lecture and book signing with author Eugenia Cheng, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of Flight, Seattle; $5, deadline for reservations Friday March 9 (tickets.museumofflight.org/Policies.aspx).

Family STEAM Night

WED Hands-on demonstrations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math for elementary and middle-school students and families, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Boulevard, Mukilteo; free, donations welcome, preregister, space limited (futureofflight.org/fsn2018).

Figuring History

ONGOING Exhibition of work by American artists Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas that redefines mainstream history, centered on Black experience, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, through May 13, Friday-Saturday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95 ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

“Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith”

ONGOING Retrospective of Smith’s work that chronicles the African-American community during the mid-20th century in the Pacific Northwest, providing an entry point into discussions about the history and changing character of Seattle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through June 17, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/exhibit/seattle-on-the-spot/).

“Suffer For Beauty: Women’s History Revealed Through Undergarments”

ONGOING Costume, undergarments and historic images, a reprise of popular 1994 and 2009 exhibits with new elements including 1960s and 1970s fashion and bathing beauties, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).


ONGOING Magical land of big toys with a life-size doll house, world’s largest Etch-a-Sketch, retro arcade area with working games, Lego play area and train, historic tin toys, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. third Thursdays, through June 10, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 ages 5 and younger free (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).

Park events

Great Blue Herons

SAT Visit a large rookery close to the park, walk one mile, bring binoculars if you have them; for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236).

Arboretum Family Walk

SAT Ninety minute, themed walk with games, activities and learning for ages 2-12 and their families, 1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no preregistration needed (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Guided walk for adults, focusing on native plants of the Northwest, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

Green Day Walk

PLAN AHEAD Guided walk through the forest to see spring green and native plants, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. March 17, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-684-7434).


Moisture Festival

MARCH 15-APRIL 8 Comedy and variety festival’s 15th year, jugglers, chair climbers, musicians, comedians, bubble artists, clowns, burlesque artists, aerialists, Wednesdays-Sundays March 15-April 8, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $20-$30 (moisturefestival.org).


Lake City Lions Second Saturday Flea Market

SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (seattlelakecitylions.org).

Just Between Friends Spring Sale

MARCH 15-18 Children’s and maternity consignment sale, infant-teen sizes clothing, toys, furniture, baby gear, books, noon-8 p.m. March 15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 18, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $1-$2 (253-841-5045 or tacoma.jbfsale.com).

Huge Book Sale

PLAN AHEAD Friends of The Seattle Public Library sale, 100,000 items all $3 or less, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-18, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org/book-sales/).

Special interest

The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir

SAT Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series, author/historian Paula Becker discusses the unusual life of local author of “The Egg and I,” 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 suggested donation (redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

National Geographic Live Speaker Series

SUN-TUES “A Wild Life,” animals in their natural environment with filmmaker Bertie Gregory, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $34/and up (206-215-4747 or benaroyahall.org).

State of the Theatre: Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

MON Seattle Artists in Conversations hosts theater critic/author Misha Berson and panel focusing on what makes Shakespeare’s works timely and approaches to making his texts vibrant in production, 7 p.m. Monday, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, 4045 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (drama.washington.edu/events/2018-03-12/state-theatre-shakespeare-our-contemporary).

Seattle Center Winter Fitness

WED Drop-in sessions for all ages and experience levels; Zumba dance workout to world rhythms, 6-7 p.m.; meditation and relaxation class, 7-8 p.m.; gentle yoga stretching and breathing, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 28, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/fitness).

Edward Curtis photo exhibit

ONGOING Seattle Public Library Living Cultures exhibit expands to include early 20th century images by photographer Edward Curtis to record the culture of Native Americans whose numbers were in serious decline, paired with images by photographer Sharon Eva Grainger, through April 30, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/livingcultures).