A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, January 11-17, 2019.
Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go.
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 January; special presentations; guided nature walks, 11 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport; information station, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Concrete Chamber Office (360-853-8784); special activities include Native American History, Storytelling and More, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Marblemount Community Hall, 60055 State Route 20, Marblemount (360-853-7626, skagiteagle.org or concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival).
The Magic of Cats
MON-JAN. 18 Adoption fees waived for all adult cats, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 17-18, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).
PLAN AHEAD Auction and raffles, 5 p.m., meal with all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab; proceeds benefit West Seattle Lions Club and Senior Center of West Seattle programs, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; $45-$50 by reservation (206-932-4044, ext. 1, or sc-ws.org).
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SAT International folk dancing, club’s birthday party with cake, 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 Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
TUE Get inspired and educated in keynote presentation by activist-scholar and educator Dr. Michael Benitez, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free (425-640-1448 or blackboxedcc.org).
Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
PLAN AHEAD 46th annual community celebration with gospel music, keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson; noon Jan. 18, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free (seattlecolleges.edu/MLK).
Young Adults’ Martin Luther King Jr. March
PLAN AHEAD For ages 14-20, celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King by marching the streets from MLK Jr. Park to Rainier Community Center, with inspirational guest speakers, focused group sessions, food; in cooperation with the Seattle Police Department and SPR Late-Night Programs, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle (206-386-1919 or parkways.seattle.gov).
MLK Day Celebration
PLAN AHEAD 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.; 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. Jan. 21, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (SeattleMLKCoalition.org).
MLK Day of Service, United Way of King County
PLAN AHEAD 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/).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NAAM
PLAN AHEAD Keynote speakers, film screenings, Freedom Songs performance, children’s art activities, pop-up Soul Cafe, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 21, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Tacoma
PLAN AHEAD Community Outreach Fair, 10 a.m.; program with speakers, MLK Service Award, 11 a.m. Jan. 21, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma (cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=40057).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
PLAN AHEAD 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).
Seattle Wedding Show
SAT-SUN Hundreds of local, regional and national vendors including event facilities, bakeries, bridal boutiques, caterers, florists, jewelers, photographers, wedding consultants, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; fashion shows with wedding gowns, tuxedos, suits, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride fashions, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday; Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $18-$20, ages 11 and younger free (weddingshow.com).
Northwest Remodeling Expo
PLAN AHEAD Artisan showcase, home improvement seminars, free interior design consultations, noon-7 p.m. Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 20, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $5, cash only; ages 17 and younger free (homeshowcenter.com).
International Dumpling Crawl
FRI The Wing hosts one-mile Chinatown International District walk to explore many kinds of dumplings and the stories behind them, 4:30 p.m. Friday and Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $29.95-$48.95, preregister (wingluke.org).
Bouquet Banque Cyclamen Openhouse
SAT Thousands of hardy cyclamen for your winter garden, Basketry Studio open for tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville (423-215-2693 or twigtwisters.com).
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).
Snohomish Garden Club
MON Speaker John Marzluff, author and researcher on the behavior of crows, ravens and jays in the Seattle area, 7 p.m. Monday, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish (snohomishgardenclub.com).
Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Events
WED Lecture with John Marzluff, author of “Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers and Other Wildlife,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, $15; Growing Mushrooms at Home indoors and outdoors, 10 a.m. Jan. 19, $35; Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org).
FRI-SUN Tabletop-games convention with hundreds of tables of gaming, panel discussions, vendors, artists, seminars, workshops, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; three days $80, $50/ages 6-17; or single day $40, $25/ages 6-17, preregister (orcacon.org).
Museum events Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
THRU JAN. 21 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. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays, through Jan. 21; guided tours at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. daily; two-for-one discount tickets available online only Jan. 11-21, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
SAT One-day pop-up exhibit, bring World War I era artifact to display with artifacts from the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Buffalo Soldiers Museum and Suquamish Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., programs at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday; “The Art of Persuasion: Propaganda Posters from WW1 to Today” history display and program, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, $10; History Cafe: Decoding Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces program, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 16, free; Museum of History and Industrym 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Family Saturdays at the History Museum: Coast Salish Culture
SAT Learn about artifacts on view, then make something, designed for ages 4-12 but all ages welcome, 1 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 museum admission (253-272-3500 or washingtonhistory.org).
Museum of Glass
JAN. 17 Temporary exhibitions and Permanent Collections that feature twentieth and twenty-first century glass, free admission 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays; regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 5 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; regular admission $5-$17 (253-284-4719 or museumofglass.org).
Washington State History Museum Third Thursday
JAN. 17 Free admission 3-8 p.m. Jan. 17; exhibits include Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Early Twentieth Century, through Jan. 20; Two Centuries of Glass, through Feb. 10; Collections Selections: Jacob Lawrence, through March 3, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (253-272-3500 or washingtonhistory.org).
Tacoma Art Museum
ONGOING Focus on Northwest art and western American art from the late 18th century to the present, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays; closed Saturday Jan. 12 to prepare for opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing, grand opening Community Festival with performances, art-making, poetry and dance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19; Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $13-$15; free admission 5-8 p.m. Thursdays (253-272-4258 or tacomaartmuseum.org).
Park events Bird Focus: Winter Waterfowl
SAT Discover local birds, binoculars provides, for adults and kids ages 10 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).
Kids’ Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park
SAT Art activities, story time, learn about the environment, park excursions, kids create a vehicle with boxes for indoor “drive-in movie,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org/kidssaturdays).
Forest Bathing, North Creek Forest
SAT Contemplative 1/2 mile walk offering research-based healing and wellness, for ages 15+, 10 a.m. Saturday, North Creek Forest, 10654 N.E. 204th Pl., Bothell; free, preregister (friendsnorthcreekforest.org).
Dark Moon, Matter, & Energy
SAT Astronomer Steve Ruhl looks at the dark moon and how to observe it, what we know about dark matter and energy, and some of the darkest mysteries of the universe, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes; also, “Musical Instruments” program for kids, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island; $2 (209-842-9152 or bpastro.org).
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).
Evening beach walk
PLAN AHEAD Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists to look for sea creatures, 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Constellation Beach, Beach Drive Southwest and 63rd Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattleaquarium.org).
Low Tide, Full Moon Tidepool Adventure
PLAN AHEAD Bring a flashlight, join guide to explore tide pools; for adults and ages 12 and older, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; $15, preregister (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/parks).
State Parks Free Day
PLAN AHEAD Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21 (discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days).
Skating Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
THRU SUN Outdoor skating rink with all-weather shelter, skating events and lessons, food and beverages available; 1-9:30 p.m. Jan. 9-1010, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 100 100th Ave N.E., Bellevue; $15, $10/ages 8 and younger including skate rental; $11, $6/ages 8 and younger with your own skates (bellevueicerink.com).
Frozen Fountain at Point Ruston, Tacoma
THRU FEB. 2 Outdoor ice-skating, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday; 4-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through Feb. 2; Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma; $12.50-$14, including skate rental (pointruston.com).
State of Africatown African American-African Diaspora Gathering
SAT Presentations on accomplishments of the last year, and the vision, opportunities, and challenges facing the African American and African Diaspora community in 2019 and beyond, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; free, preregister (facebook.com/events/646165049112316/).
Expecting Mom, Baby and Child Clothing Swap
SAT Give generously and receive with gratitude, no currency exchanged; donations received 1-2 p.m., choose items 2-4 p.m., all leftover/uncollected items donated to a local charity at 4 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7522 or parkways.seattle.gov).
Lake City Branch Library Reopening Celebration
SAT Celebration of 1,600-square-foot addition of public spaces with more seating and collaborative space; opening remarks by Seattle Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner and other, special story time, scavenger hunt for kids, snacks, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Branch Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7518 or spl.org).
Free Christmas tree composting, Seattle
ONGOING 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.gov/util).
Snow Day Winter Lighting Display
THRU JAN. 20 Thousands of lights designed around a wintry Snow Day theme, 4-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 20; Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (sluchamber.org/snow-day-slu).
Travel events Travel seminars
SAT Exploring Jordan and Petra, 10 a.m.; Journey to Ladakh, India, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).