A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 18-24, 2019.
The Magic of Cats
FRI Adoption fees waived for all adult cats, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 17- Friday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
Seattle Reptile Expo
SAT-SUN Hundreds of vendors with reptiles, amphibians and other unique exotics, equipment required for their care by several vendors, educational exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5-$10 (pacnwrs.com).
Hawaii In Your Own Backyard
SAT-MON Discover some of the unique sea life that originates in the Hawaiian Islands, with activities, special demonstrations and performances of Honu by the Sea, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $17.95-$29.95, ages three and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Skagit Eagle Festival
SAT-SUN Information about migrating bald eagles and local, natural and cultural history, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in Jan.; special presentations; guided nature walks, 11 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center; information station, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Concrete Chamber Office (360-853-8784); special activities include Raptor presentations, Jan. 26, Concrete High School Gymnasium, Concrete (360-853-7626 or skagiteaglefestival.com
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SAT Auction and raffles, meal with all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab; proceeds benefit West Seattle Lions Club and Senior Center of West Seattle programs, 5 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; $45-$50 by reservation (206-932-4044, ext. 1 or sc-ws.org).
Lusio Lights, Volunteer Park Conservatory
SAT Local light art and music, bar, dancing, for ages 21+ only, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $15-$17 (volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Pizza Night to Benefit FLSSP
JAN. 24 Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park pizza night, donating 20 percent of all sales from pickup, dine in or delivery for customers mentioning Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park fundraiser, 5-10 p.m. Jan. 24, Zeeks Pizza, 2525 N.E. Park Dr., Issaquah (425-893-8646 or lakesammamishfriends.org/events/2018/12/19/flssp-pizza-night-at-zeeks-pizza).
Leif Erikson Lodge Crab Feed
PLAN AHEAD Whole or cleaned crab or stuffed chicken breast meal, dessert auction, no host bar, silent auction, dancing to Miles from Chicago blues/rock band; proceeds benefit lodge programs, 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $20-$45 by reservation (brownpapertickets.com/event/3907803).
La Conner Birding Showcase
PLAN AHEAD Birding vendors, artists, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Ave., La Conner (lovelaconner.com).
OutDancing for a Cause
FRI LGBTQ social dance, DJ with a variety of music, performances; portion of proceeds benefit Play Your Part social justice organization and King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $15 at the door (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com).
Skandia Third Friday Dance
FRI Swedish polska dance lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance with music by the Seattle Spelmanslag, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10-$15 kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT International folk dancing, mixer dance from Quebec dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (949-646-7082 or sno-king.org).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events
Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
FRI 46th annual community celebration with gospel music, keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson; noon Friday, doors open 11 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free (seattlecolleges.edu/MLK).
Youth-Organized Martin Luther King Jr. March
SAT Teens and community members of all ages celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, march to Martin Luther King Memorial Park, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-255-6740 or parkways.seattle.gov).
MLK Day Youth Celebration
SUN Highlighting the talents of young people with dancing, singing and spoken word performances, DJ, open mic, food, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; free (seattlemlkcoalition.org/youth-event).
MLK Day Celebration
MON The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition 37th annual MLK Day Celebration to honor Dr. King and continue his work to end racism, poverty, and war, all welcome; Career and Opportunity Fair, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday; workshops, 9:30-10:50 a.m.; rally with music, speeches, poetry, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; march to Westlake Park, 12:30 p.m. Monday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (SeattleMLKCoalition.org).
MLK Day of Service, United Way of King County
MON Fight injustice in our community by volunteering to make a difference, join thousands of others to make MLK Day a day of service to help others and honor Dr. King’s legacy at a variety of volunteer projects, Jan. 21; preregister (uwkc.org/events).
MLK National Day of Service
MON Register for volunteer opportunities (nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NAAM
MON Keynote speakers, film screenings, Freedom Songs performance, children’s activities, pop-up Soul Cafe, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).
Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Mahatma Gandhi
MON Music, readings, audio and video to celebrate the courage, wisdom and example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi for peace, equality and justice, 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com/).
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Health Fair
MON Speakers, activities, health fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (crossroadsbellevue.com/music-events).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Tacoma
MON Community Outreach Fair, 10 a.m.; program with speakers, MLK Service Award, 11 a.m. Monday, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma (cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=40057).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
MON Exhibit detailing Dr. King’s visit to Washington state in the 1960s, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; educational, music performance “Ruby Bridges” celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, 2 p.m. Jan. 21, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).
Northwest Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Artisan showcase, home improvement seminars, free interior design consultations, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $5 cash only; ages 17 and younger free (homeshowcenter.com).
Washington Sportsmen’s Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show
JAN. 23-27 Seminars, indoor “Steelhead River,” camp cooking demonstrations, Kid’s Free Trout Pond, “Head & Horns” competition, plan outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips, noon-8 p.m. Jan. 23-25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5-$15 (thesportshows.com).
Tacoma Home + Garden Show
JAN. 24-27 Home and garden displays, 300 exhibitors, expert advice from Brett Tutor of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and other speakers, products and services for the home and garden, workshops, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 24-26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma; $8-$12 (tacomahomeandgardenshow.com).
Seattle Boat Show
JAN. 25-FEB. 2 Boats of all kinds, seminars by hundreds of exhibitors, wine and beer nights, Kids AquaZone activities, Jan. 25-Feb. 2, CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union, Seattle, free shuttle between locations; $16, ages 17 and younger free; Uncorked Opening Night wine tasting event, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25, $30, preregister (seattleboatshow.com).
Tet in Seattle Vietnamese New Year
PLAN AHEAD Lion dances, firecrackers, martial arts, dance and visual arts, cultural village art displays, kids’ games and crafts, Vietnamese traditional dress fashion show, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, health clinic, Jan. 26-27, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or tetinseattle.org).
Ballard Brewery Passport
ONGOING Eleven breweries within a one-mile radius offer guide and stamp system with prizes, Ballard neighborhood, Seattle (visitballard.com/ballardbrewed).
Houseplant Month, West Seattle Nursery
SAT-SUN Free plant repotting weekends in January, pottery and house plant sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-9276 or westseattlenursery.com).
Bouquet Banque Cyclamen Openhouse
SUN Thousands of hardy cyclamen for your winter garden, Basketry Studio open for tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville (423-215-2693 or twigtwisters.com).
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Meeting
JAN. 24 Members’ annual meeting to approve new board and officers, 7 p.m., speaker Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times reporter and author of “Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline; $5 (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org/events-tours).
Great Train Show
SAT-SUN Operating model train displays, hundreds of vendors, Lego layout, workshops and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10-$11 online or at the door, cash only; ages 11 and younger free (trainshow.com/puyallup).
Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Early 20th Century
FRI-SUN Last weekend of exhibit on magic throughout human history, showcases magicians who came through the Pacific Northwest; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 (253-798-5926 or washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/exhibits/magic).
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
FRI-MON Last weekend of exhibit of paintings, decorative arts, elaborate tents, canopies, textiles and jewelry showcasing five centuries of art from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in Rajasthan, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Monday, guided tours at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. daily; two-for-one discount tickets available online; Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
MOHAI Living Voices
SAT Living Voices: Journey From The Dust theatrical program with archival film on families in the Dust Bowl in 1929, for ages 11 and older, 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, included with admission, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Vikings in the Gallery
SAT Northwest Viking Alliance re-enactors demonstrate aspects of Viking life, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; included with admission, $10-$15, additional $5 for “The Vikings Begin” exhibit (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
Tacoma Art Museum Community Festival
SAT Celebrating the grand opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, a 25% increase in gallery space, on the art glass movement in the Northwest, built on gifts from Dale Chihuly and Pilchuck Glass School, with performances, art-making, original poetry and dance inspired by works of art on view, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $13-$15, free admission 5-8 p.m. Thursdays (253-272-4258 or tacomaartmuseum.org).
Model Railroad Show, Pacific Science Center
SAT-MON Dozens of model railroaders and displays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $13.95-$23.95 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
Renaissance Faire, Seattle Children’s Museum
PLAN AHEAD Learn arts and crafts of the Renaissance era in themed displays and costumes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $10.50-$11.50 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.com).
Evening beach walk
FRI Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists to look for sea creatures, 7 p.m. Friday, Constellation Beach, Beach Drive Southwest and 63rd Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattleaquarium.org).
Low Tide, Full Moon Tidepool Adventure
SAT Bring a flashlight, join guide to explore tide pools, wear shoes for wet, slippery surfaces; for adults and ages 12 and older, 8 p.m. Saturday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; $15 (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/parks).
State Parks Free Days
MON Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days).
Volunteer Park Conservatory Free Admission
ONGOING Admission free through the end of February; regular hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Camp Long cabin reservations
ONGOING Reservations available for 10 cabins opening March 1, rustic huts equipped with three double bunk beds, sink, overhead lights, picnic tables, nearby showers and restrooms, in park with 68 acres of trails, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/camp-long).
State Parks Winter Schedule
ONGOING More than 100 state parks open year around, reservations open for arrival dates starting May 15 at most parks; year around reservations available at 16 of the most popular state parks; Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks, $30/year or $10/day (parks.state.wa.us).
Art Encounters, Olympic Sculpture Park
PLAN AHEAD Art encounters to become part of the artist process with immersive performance and installation by artist Christine Babic and collaborators in “an act of decolonization” incorporating Indigenous materials, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org/artencounters).
PLAN AHEAD Walk to learn about trees, for ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).
Science, Nature and a Biscuit
PLAN AHEAD Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and our region’s seismic history and possible scenarios, for adults and kids ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Jan. 26, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).
Free Christmas tree composting, Seattle
THRU JAN. 31 Seattle residents can place Christmas trees and greens next to their food and yard waste cart, cut into length of four feet or less with all decorations removed; or up to three trees per vehicle accepted free at north or south transfer stations, through Jan. 31, Seattle (seattle.gov/util).
Seattle Waterfront Special Offers
THRU FEB. 3 More than a dozen special offers and deals from businesses from Pier 54 to Pier 66, including 10% off Argosy Cruises Harbor or Locks tours, buy one ride get one free on Seattle Great Wheel, free cup of chowder at Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Pier 54 Fish Bar, free fries at waterfront Kidd Valley, merchants’ discounts, through Feb. 3 Seattle (seattlewaterfront.org/period-of-maximum-fun).
Step Forward goodbye to the Viaduct
PLAN AHEAD Public events before demolition; 8K fun run, tunnel walk, community celebration and art festival, Feb. 2-3, Seattle; preregister (99stepforward.com/tickets.htm).
SAT Egypt: Treasures of the Nile, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
PLAN AHEAD Test Drive a Tour Guide, join Rick and more than 100 tour guides to learn about European destinations, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Rick Steves Travel Center and other locations, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).