A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 2-8, 2018.

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Animal events

Blue Heron Watch, Kenmore

FRI All ages welcome, heron spotting scopes and info by Eastside Audubon Society, 11 a.m.-noon, north end of the Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; slideshow presentation on herons, noon, Kenmore Fire Station Meeting Room, 7220 N.E. 181st St., Kenmore (425-486-8747).

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

PLAN AHEAD Dogs compete in several categories, exhibits, vendors, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10-11, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $8-$15; show tours available by advance registration (seattledogshow.org).


Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner and Fundraiser

FRI Sustainable Seattle recognizes and celebrates sustainability leaders, 5:30 p.m. Friday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $150 (206-622-3522 or sustainableseattle.org/programs/awards/).

Seattle Children’s Museum Birthday Celebration

SAT Celebration of the museum’s 38th birthday for adults, with games, raffle, auction, cocktails, wine, snacks; all proceeds support Museum programs, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $50, by reservation (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

Lusio Lights

SAT Tropical plants come alive with light with music, bar, proceeds benefit Friends of the Conservatory Education Committee; 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $10-$17, ages 12 and younger free (eventbrite.com/e/lusio-lights-tickets-43100035366).

Spring Fling Dinner Auction

SAT Proceeds benefit Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall, 15216 21st Ave. S.W., Burien; $50 (hospitalityhousesouthking.org).

Snohomish Wine Festival

SAT Tasting includes 80 wines and sparkling wines, beer; food trucks; proceeds benefit Snohomish Chamber of Commerce; two sessions, 1-5 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish; $30, $10/designated driver (snohomishchamber.com).

RAGS Wearable Art Sale

WED-MARCH 10 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. March 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (253-272-4181, ext. 352 or ywcapiercecounty.org/wearable-art-sale).


Seattle Bike Show

SAT-SUN Biking and outdoors exhibits, vendors, speakers; test ride area; Bike Giveaway Bonanza; rock wall, performance by Ride & Glide Professional BMX Stunt Team; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $12, ages 12 and younger free (seattlebikeshow.com/).


Skandia First Friday Dance

FRI Learn Schottis Swedish folk dance, 7:30 p.m., dance to music by Allspice, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10-$15 (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Jive Aces Concert & Dance

FRI U.K. jive and wwing band, 9 p.m. Friday, Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia; $25-$30 (360-951-6553 or /olympia-eagles-fundraiser.ticketleap.com/jive-aces-danceshow-at-the-olympia-center-ballroom/).

Cama Beach Historical State Park

PLAN AHEAD Salsa and tango dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance, 8-10 p.m. March 9; beginning-intermediate fox trot and swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance team performances and dancing, 8-10 p.m. March 10, Cama Beach Historical State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island (parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=3595).


Holi Festival of Colors

SAT Heralds the arrival of spring and equality, portion of proceeds benefit charities; join as thousands of people get color bombed, dance to the Bollywood music; purchase colors on-site only, noon-4 Saturday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $15-$20, ages 12 and younger free (cryseattle.org/events/event/holi/).

Food events

Rainier Community Center Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, turkey sausage, beverages; all proceeds support youth scholarships for center programs, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$5 at the door, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-1919 or parkways.seattle.gov/2018/02/23/support-youth-scholarships-rainier-pancake-breakfast/).

Friends of St. Patrick/Irish Network Banquet

SAT Kickoff the 2018 celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle with happy hour, dinner, Irish step dancers, bagpipes, live music for dancing, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, Seattle; $75, by reservation (irishclub.org/).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome, proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center; 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk

SAT Live music, art demonstrations and local wines in shops and restaurants along Front Street, all ages welcome, 6 p.m. Saturday, Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St., Issaquah; $25-$30 (425-417-6697 or downtownissaquah.com).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$11, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Irish Soda Bread Contest

PLAN AHEAD Irish music, stepdancing; soda bread contest for amateurs only, categories brown, white or glorified, 2 p.m. March 10, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle (irishclub.org).


Seattle Rose Society pruning demo

SAT Seattle Rose Society pruning and instruction, 10 a.m. Saturday, Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac (seattlerosesociety.org/events/mainpage.html).

Seward Park Audubon Spring Native Plant Sale

PLAN AHEAD Sale of trees, shrubs, and ground cover, locally sourced native plants with expert advice, proceeds support Audubon Center programs; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).


Emerald City Comicon

FRI-SUN Sixteenth annual comic book and pop culture show with celebrity panels and signings including Doctor Who Celebration Panel, Back to the Future; Championships of Cosplay, Marvel Comics display, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 1-Saturday, gaming until midnight; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $40/Friday-Sunday, Saturday sold out (emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Home/).

Sewing and Stitchery Expo

FRI-SUN Experts share the latest techniques, products and trends, hundreds of vendors, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 1-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $12-$14 (253-841-5045 or sewexpo.com).

Seattle Golf and Travel Show

SAT-SUN Special prices on clubs and equipment from leading manufacturers; test new clubs on indoor driving range; skills contests with prizes; free lesson, lounge, special areas for kids, golf fitness and other activities; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $15 includes both days (strangertickets.com/events/51479067/seattle-golf-amp-travel-show).

Seattle Miniature Show

SAT-SUN Display and sale of dollhouses, room boxes, vignettes and miniature contents, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Doubletree Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; $7, ages 11 and younger free (seattleminiatureshow.com).

Rock, Gem and Crystal show

SAT-SUN Gem, jewelry and mineral dealers with crystals, jewelry-making supplies, stone sculpture exhibit, free rock identification, door prizes, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Saturday-Sunday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (facebook.com/events/426377204363102/).

Black Tie, Red Carpet Oscars Viewing Party

SUN Photos on the red carpet, watch the Academy Awards on the big screen, bar and food available, prizes for best gown, suit and best dressed Hollywood couple, noon Sunday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $20 (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com/home/).

Academy Awards Viewing Party

SUN Red carpet arrival with paparazzi, chocolate Oscars from the kitchen, contest to predict the most winners, guests encouraged to “dress to impress” with contests for “Best Dressed” guy, girl and child; special viewing area for kids; 4 p.m. Sunday, Rhein Haus, 912 12th Ave., Seattle; free admission, reservations suggested (www.facebook.com/events/2055470201334402/).

“Outlander” Party

SUN Party to celebrate the book and TV series by Diana Gabaldon, trivia, tea and shortbread, live music by the Rovin’ Fiddlers, Scottish dancing and other themed activities, costumes encouraged, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-392-5430 or kcls.org).

Rock & Gem Show

PLAN AHEAD North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club displays of rocks, gemstones, petrified wood, with activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendors, door prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10-11, Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (northseattlerockclub.org).

Museum events

Dinosaur Movement: From Humble Beasts to Earth-shaking Giants

FRI Kicking off weekend Dino Days event, Burke Museum hosts Tyrannosaurus rex expert Dr. John Hutchinson lecture, the latest research on how dinosaurs moved and how their walking and running changed over time, open to everyone but geared toward ages 10 and through adult, 7 p.m. Friday, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle; free, preregistration recommended (burkemuseum.org/calendar/dinosaur-movement-humble-beginnings-earth-shaking-giants).

Bellevue Arts Museum

FRI Free first Friday admission, exhibits include “Humaira Abid: Searching for Home” and “Walter McConnell, Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder,” “Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists,” Court of Light Sculpture Garden, Imagination Stations art activities for all ages, public tours 1 p.m. daily; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; regular admission $5-$12, ages 5 and younger free (425-519-0770 or bellevuearts.org).

On the Spot Gallery Talks

SAT Speakers share their memories and personal connections to the “Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith” exhibit of history recorded by Al Smith’s camera, bringing these images to life, 11 a.m. and 1 p.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/event/on-the-spot-gallery-talks/).

Hear My Voice by Living Voices

SAT Celebration of Women’s History Month, the story of a young woman and her personal struggle between the expectations of her family and her dreams; recommended for ages 10 through adult, 11 a.m. Saturday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=8564740).

Dino Days

SAT-SUN Dig into the prehistoric past, see and touch fossils, meet Burke paleontologists, fossil dig pit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10, free for ages 4 and younger and UW students, staff and faculty with ID (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org).

Anne Frank: Let Me Be Myself

SUN-WED North American exhibit premiere Sunday, the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 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).

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

TUE Games, stories, activities with Dr. Seuss themes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $10.50-$11.50, infants under 12 months old free (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).

“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).

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).


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).

BIMA Family Party

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

Paddle sports

Kayak Nature Tour, Lake Sammamish State Park

SAT Professional kayak guide leads the 2.5 hour tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish and up a portion of Issaquah Creek, with park ranger presentation on Great Blue Herons, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; $20-$69 (206-527-1825 or tinyurl.com/kayaknaturetour).

Park events

Full Moon Salamander Walks

FRI Walk to look for salamanders as they search for mates, bring a flashlight if you have one, for ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10, preregister (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/ELCs/ELCWinter2018_2.pdf).

Mount Rainier Winter Recreation

SAT-SUN Snowplay area, soft sliding devices only, open daily through mid-March, weather permitting, at Paradise; ranger-guided 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, snow conditions permitting, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays, Jackson Park Visitor Center at Paradise, limited to 25 people, sign up an hour before each walk, bring your own snowshoes or rent for $5, Mount Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $25/vehicle park entrance; all vehicles required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park (360-569-2211 or /nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm).

Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing

SUN Formal Japanese Shinto blessing at 10 a.m. to open the garden for the year, garden tours at 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6, ages 5 and younger free (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org/).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Guided walk, focusing on native plants of the Northwest, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

Great Blue Herons

PLAN AHEAD 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. March 10, Discovery Park, Seattle; $5, preregister, event #172431 (206-386-4236).


Folk Forward Center for WA Cultural Traditions Launch Party

SAT Celebrate the launch Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, party for all ages with cultural demonstrations and performances, hands-on activities, food, music; the Center will survey, study, and support cultural traditions and traditional communities throughout Washington State, 1 p.m. Saturday, Impact HUB Seattle, 220 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (facebook.com/events/304670456604882/).

Day of Remembrance Program

SUN “Right of Passage” documentary film and discussion in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that acknowledged the fundamental injustice of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nisei Veterans Hall, 1212 S. King St., Seattle; free (facebook.com/CivilLibertiesAct1988).

”Romeo and Juliet”

SUN Off Road Shakespeare Company performance, 2 p.m. Sunday, University Branch Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063).

Seattle Jazz Vespers

SUN Michael Clune and the Sleep Until Noon band Americana rock casual concert for all ages, 6 p.m. Sunday, doors open 5:30 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, no tickets or reservations needed; donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).


Seattle Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race

SUN Goodie bags, free race photos, post-race treats, 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $56-$76 (hotchocolate15k.com/seattle).


Vintage Market Great Finds Sale

SAT-SUN Swedish Pea Soup available, vendors that reclaimed items, vintage clothes, records, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 requested donation (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Special interest

Edward Curtis photo exhibit

FRI-SUN 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, daily through April 30; related events include presentation about current issues with Tlingit chief and statesman Jim Thomas, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org/livingcultures).

Camp Fair

SAT Hundreds of ideas for summer, adventures, enrichment of every variety for preschoolers to teens, close to home and across the country, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline; free, preregister (parentmap.com/article/parentmap-camp-fairs).

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

SAT Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with crafts, snacks, games and literacy activities, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Tukwila Library, 14380 Tukwila International Boulevard, Tukwila (206-242-1640 or kcls.org).

Unique Lives Speaker Series: Anderson Cooper

SUN CNN anchor speaks, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $48-$130 (844-827-8118 or uniquelives.com/).

Japanese Americans in Washington

WED Mayumi Tsutakawa discusses her family’s 100-year local history, from early days through internment and recovery, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3537 or kcls.org).

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).

Black History Month

MARCH 8 Popcorn, movie highlighting multicultural heritage and history, discussion, 5:30 p.m. March 8; Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1919).

Cougs First

MARCH 8 Marketing and networking event, keynote address by Washington State University President Kirk Schulz, human resource panel, showcase of exhibitors offering deals, discounts, and giveaways, 4-8 p.m., followed by After Party, open to all, regardless of any ties to WSU, 3 p.m. March 8, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle (cougsfirst.org/cougsfirst-show).

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

PLAN AHEAD 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. March 10, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; $5 suggested donation (redmondhistoricalsociety.org).


The Spheres Discovery at Understory

ONGOING Exhibits with the story of the plants and building at The Spheres, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays by appointment, The Spheres Discovery at Understory, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle; (seattlespheres.com).


Walker Preserve habitat enhancement

SAT Help remove invasive ivy and plant native trees and shrubs, tools, training and snacks provided, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Walker Preserve Park, Southwest 168th Street and Second Avenue Southwest, Normandy Park; preregister (206-263-6826 or kingcounty.gov/services/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx).


Keeping A Field Journal: Tools, Techniques, and Tips

MON Learn the basics of keeping a field journal from a certified natural science illustrator, 6:30 p.m. Monday, U.W. Botanic Gardens, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/).