A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 24-30, 2017.
SAT Conference for farmers, hobbyists, with presentations, demonstrations, workshops, buy spring chicks, with food vendors, kids’ activities, 10 a.m. Saturday, Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr., Chimacum; free, preregister (featherpalooza.com).
Exotic Bird Mart & Expo
SAT-SUN Bird vendors, breeders, clubs, veterinarians and rescue groups, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5-$10 (253-841-5045 or exoticbirdmart.com).
FRI Tasting festival with 70 local breweries, cideries, artisan food, spirits, proceeds benefit Pike Place Market Foundation charities, 7 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; $60-$150 (pikeplacemarket.org).
Seattle Labor Chorus Singalong
SAT Community singing of topical songs and old standards, refreshments, silent auction, quilt raffle, for all ages, 7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; donations requested (206-524-7753 or seattlelaborchorus.org/).
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SAT Dinner, auction to benefit sports, activities and clubs at Auburn Mountainview High School, 5 p.m. Saturday, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn; $45-$65 (amhsbooster.org).
Seattle Kidney Walk
SUN One-mile walk for all ages by Northwest Kidney Centers, 10 a.m. Sunday, registration opens 9 a.m., Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; free, donations requested (donate.kidney.org/seattle).
Kids Ninja Warrior
PLAN AHEAD Challenging obstacle course for ages 6-14, proceeds benefit Birthday Dreams, providing birthday parties for homeless children; by age groups on the hour 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 2, Hazen High School, Renton; $30-$40, preregister, space limited (425-988-3954 or birthdaydreams.org).
WAAALK for AUTISM
PLAN AHEAD 3K walk and Family Fun Fair to provide resource information for families, raise funds for Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy (WAAA) and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2, Marina Park, Kirkland; free, donations requested (washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/waaalkforautism/).
Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids
PLAN AHEAD Teams bowl in their pjs to raise funds to help foster kids participate in extracurricular activities, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 2 at Brunswick Lanes, Lynnwood and Acme Lanes, Tukwila; minimum fundraising $250/team of four or five (pajamabowl.com).
Spring Fling on Broadway
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, auction, music, dancing to benefit Everett Philharmonic Orchestra, 5:30 p.m. April 2, Xfinity Arena, Everett; $90 (206-270-9729 or everettphil.org).
Ride Through Seattle Black History
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Ladies on Wheels (SLOW) welcomes all riders for easy-paced, 8-mile ride with introduction to African-American leaders behind parks that carry their names: Edwin Pratt, Blanche Lavizzo, Prentis Frazier, Flo Ware and others, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/40387).
Seattle Bike Commuting for Newbies
SAT Tips by experienced bike commuter on biking safely and confidently, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fremont Branch Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle; free (seattlebikeblog.com/event/bike-commuting-in-seattle-for-newbies/).
Ride for Cinnamon Rolls
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 20 mile, leisurely paced ride on I-90 Trail to Seattle, cinnamon roll stop; showers cancel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Loehmann’s Plaza Starbucks, 3720 128th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (cascade.org/node/40152).
Northwest Folklife fundraiser
SAT Sno-King International Folk Dance Club fundraiser with two live bands, potluck snacks, costumes encouraged, 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; donation $10 or become a Friend of Folklife (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
WED Dance class, hambo, waltz and more for beginners and all levels of dancers, singles or couples, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 29-May 3, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $48-$55 (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Seattle Monorail Celebrates 55 Years
FRI Vintage t-shirts, posters, memorabilia to first 200 guests, treats, noon-2 p.m. Friday, Seattle Center Monorail Station, Seattle (seattlemonorail.com).
PLAN AHEAD Inflatable rides and entertainment for kids ages 12 and younger including Toddler Zone, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily March 31-April 16, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $8/all day pass; $4.50/all day toddler zone; or $1.50/single ride; free on Thursdays (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Edible Book Festival
PLAN AHEAD Edible art exhibition, “books” made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title, exhibited, documented, then consumed; noon April 1, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (shorelinearts.net/event-program/2017-edible-book-festival/).
Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival
PLAN AHEAD Victorian Dreams theme, celebrating the 1890s with several events, April 1-2, Port Townsend; $5-$20 (2017.vicfest.org).
Cask Beer Festival
SAT Crafted cask-conditioned beer samples from 40 Washington breweries, two sessions, noon-4 p.m. (may be sold old) and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $40-$45 includes 15 4-oz. tastes; $5/designated driver at the door only (washingtonbrewersguild.org).
Taste of Georgetown
SAT Five bites and beverages at your choice of 28 locations, additional bites $5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, 5805 Airport Way S., Seattle; $20 (georgetownmerchants.org).
SAT-SUN Festival’s 20th Anniversary, several events including The New Vintage, Washington wine, gourmet bites, dance, 7 p.m. Friday, Four Seasons Hotel, $75; seminars, Saturday-Sunday, Four Seasons Hotel, $48; Grand Tasting with 235 Washington wineries, 65 restaurants, celebrity chef demos, 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, VIP admission 1 p.m., $95-$165/day or $145-$210/two day; CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle (tastewashington.org).
PLAN AHEAD Healthy vegetarian food festival, 500 different free food samples, cooking demos by cookbook authors, latest info on health by doctors, free health checks, huge selection of cookbooks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-2, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $9 (206-706-2635 or seattlevegfest.org).
Dahlia tuber sale
FRI Puget Sound Dahlia Association sale of hundreds of varieties of locally grown tubers, $4.50-$4.99; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6680 N.E. 185th St., Kenmore; also 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 1, Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, 8208 18th Ave. N.E., Seattle (pugetsounddahlias.org).
Growing Peppers in Western Washington
SAT How to grow peppers in Western Washington, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
SUN Bring seeds to share accompanied by as much information as possible; seed packs for beginning gardeners and gardening books to borrow available, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7444 or seattlefarmschool.com/great-seattle-seed-swap/).
“The Triumph of Seeds”
SUN Author Thor Hanson, book signing, plant sale, noon, lecture, 1 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $20 (northwestperennialalliance.org).
La Conner Daffodil Festival
ONGOING Daffodils fields, Online Bloom Map updated daily, showing where fields are in bloom; La Conner Visitor Information Center, 511 Morris St., La Conner (lovelaconner.com).
Insulator/Bottle Collectors Show
SAT Signs, bottles, insulators, electrical artifacts swap/trade/appraisal, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-218-7936).
PLAN AHEAD Jewelry, beads, gemstones, gold and silver, tools vendors, jewelry repair available, noon-6 p.m. March 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup; $7, ages 12 and younger free (253-841-5045 or gemfaire.com).
Fly casting classes
PLAN AHEAD Four-session weekly advanced fly-fishing class starts 6:30 p.m. April 5, $60; six-week beginning fly-fishing class begins 6:30 p.m. April 6, $60; Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; preregistration required (425-503-5979).
FRI Performances, tours, dancing, creating and exploring inspired by “Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series,” and “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection,” wearing green encouraged, event for ages 18 and older only, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12-$25 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
MoPOP extended hours
FRI-SUN Extended hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday and March 31-April 2; exhibits include “The Art of Rube Goldberg,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction,” “Indie Game Revolution,” “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film,” Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$25 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).
Maker Day: Upcycled Engineering
SAT Discover how recycled goods can be engineered into creative toys including robots, marble runs; try giant interactive maze game made from reclaimed building materials, 11 a.m. Saturday, 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).
Mars Month, Museum of Flight
SAT Lectures by experts on the exploration and study of Mars; Mars 201: Mission Accomplished, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Pacific Bonsai Exhibit
SAT Exhibit of contemporary and tradition bonsai, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 7 p.m. third Thursdays; free tours, 1 p.m. Sundays; lecture on Kusamono, accent plants for bonsai display, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, free; create kusamoo, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, $125; Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org).
SUN Finnish Choral Society celebrates this year as the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, with folk dancers, kantele music, Kalevala trio, lecture “Kalevala and the World View of the Finns,” 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $15 (finnsnw.com/FCS/).
SAM Art Encounters in the Park
PLAN AHEAD Artist Paige Barnes program exploring interconnections between the systems of the body and the surrounding environment, 7 p.m. March 31, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, reservations requested (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
Dinos on the Rocks
PLAN AHEAD Behind the scenes look at dinosaur fossils and fossil preparation in action, take your picture with a replica Jurassic Park Jeep, 6 p.m. March 31, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $5-$15, by reservation (206-616-7538 or burkemuseum.org).
“Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” Opening Gala
PLAN AHEAD Celebrate the world premiere of the exhibition to experience ancient China and the marvel of terracotta warriors standing guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years before their discovery, includes dinner, 6 p.m. April 6, Pacific Science Center, Seattle; $125, reservations required by March 27 (206-443-2878 or /pacificsciencecenter.org/terracotta-gala/).
“Edible City: A Delicious Journey”
ONGOING The story of how people eat in Seattle, and how urban palates have developed over the years, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 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).
“Women at Work: Uniforms & Work Wear, 1910-2010”
ONGOING Exhibit of women’s historic military, medical and other work wear, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through June 18; White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
Renton History Museum
ONGOING Exhibits include “Time Machine,” exploring the idea and perception of time, through Sunday; “Sorting Out Race,” traveling exhibit on vintage items with racist imagery, March 30-May 17, opening celebration with Museum staff, Board of Trustees, and Community Advisory Committee on the role of the museum in creating a color-brave, not colorblind, community, 5:30 p.m. March 30; ongoing exhibits “People of the Inside,” the story of the Duwamish Tribe; early industry exhibits; “Sustaining A City,” Renton’s growing, cooking and eating traditions; open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 ages 8 and younger free (425-255-2330 or rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=13326).
FRI Snacks, games, information about upcoming community center activities, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-386-1245).
Lewis Creek Wilderness Tea Party
SAT Learn who lives in our forests, selection of decaffeinated teas, best for ages 3-7 with adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, preregistration required (425-452-4195 or parksreg.bellevuewa.gov).
World Water Day
SAT Art projects, science experiments, tours of our wastewater treatment plant, for all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; free (206-263-9524 or islandwood.org/event/world-water-day-celebration-brightwater-0).
SAT-SUN Seasonally themed walk with activities, learning for ages 2-12 and their caregivers, 1 p.m. Saturday; walk for adults focusing on native trees, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/visit/getting-here/).
Swamp Lantern Festival
PLAN AHEAD Half-hour, half-mile guided walks through Trout Stream Exhibit and Elevated Nature Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; $5-$7, reservations required (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).
Clan Gordon Pipe Band Tartan Ball
SAT Music, dancing, including Portland Metro Pipe Band and the Clan Macleay Pipe Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $25 (cgpb.org/home/tartan-ball).
Path with Art Spring Voices Showcase
TUE Performing arts showcase celebrating recent work by Path with Art students, poetry, prose, performance and song, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; free (206-650-0669 or pathwithart.org/public-events/).
White Center 5K Walk/Run
SAT Superheroes theme to celebrate heroes of White Center, proceeds benefit local organizations empowering the community, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, White Center Heights Park, Southwest 102nd Street and Seventh Avenue Southwest, Seattle; $25-$35 (206-356-1637 or whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com/).
Running of the Beavers
PLAN AHEAD Run to benefit Ballard High School Foundation, 9 a.m. April 1, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $10-$45 (runningofthebeavers.com).
Rummage sale, Auburn
FRI-SAT Fundraiser rummage sale, 9 a.m.-6 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).
A Very Vintage Market
SAT Vintage with 40 dealers, food vendor, tarot cards and numerology readings, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3 (averyvintagemarket.com).
Lakeside School Rummage Sale
SAT-SUN Used clothing, furniture, sporting goods, housewares, home/garden, electronics, shoes, books, art, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Sunday bag day and discounted prices, 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle (lakesideschool.org/parentsguardians/pga/rummage).
Guided snowshoe walks, Mount Rainier
SAT-SUN Walk 1.8 miles with a park ranger to learn the art of snowshoeing and discover how plants, animals and people adapt to Mount Rainier winter conditions, for ages 8 and older, snowshoes provided for $5 donation or bring your own; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; limited to 25 people, sign up one hour before each walk, all participants must be present at sign-up, Mount Rainier Visitor Center, 30027 S.R. 706 E., Mount Rainier; free, $25/vehicle park admission; all vehicles required to carry tire chains (360-569-6575 or /nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm).
Green Neighborhood Revolution
SAT Coltura nonprofit to create a Gasoline-Free America by 2040 hosts event to inspire all ages to live fossil-fuel free with interactive, educational exhibits, learn about and test drive various electric vehicles, see solar panels in action, discussion forum, vegan food, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (coltura.org).
Eastside March for Justice
SAT March one mile to Marina Park for rally to support for civil and reproductive rights, public education, access to affordable health care and other progressive causes, information from organizations including the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Houghton Beach Park, 5811 Lake Washington Blvd., Kirkland (facebook.com/events/235084973567893).
Humanity’s Future in Space
MON Sean McClinton, organizer of Space Entrepreneurs, on what’s happening in space now, from SpaceX to NASA, 7 p.m. Monday, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St., Kirkland; free (425-821-7686 or kcls.org).
Climate Science on Tap: Salmon in a Time of Global Warming
WED Research scientists on latest research on warming stream temperatures and fish health and long term survival, food truck, open to all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 N.W. Leary Way, Seattle; free (facebook.com/events/1236808503034783/).
“Beauty and the Beast” Experience
ONGOING Celebration of “Beauty and the Beast” Augmented Reality Experience photos with life-size characters from the movie, using Surface Studio to create animation and Surface Pen to color characters in digital coloring, through March, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Microsoft Store at University Village, Seattle (206-834-0680); and 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall (425-519-3580).
Seattle Public Library Special Collections
FRI Walking tour of the building’s art forms and installations, 10 a.m. Friday; Women of Seattle: from Pioneers to Politicians tours, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
SAT Travel tips for women, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).
WED Practical tips on travel to Cuba, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).
The Story of Swamp Creek
SAT Discover the history of Swamp Creek that once supported runs of Kokanee salmon and was lined with blueberry farms, presentation followed by trips to creek restoration sites, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Kenmore City Hall, 6700 N.E. 181st St., Kenmore; free, preregister (425-780-9731 or snokingwatershedcouncil.org/learn-story-swamp-creek-march-25/).