A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2018.
La Conner Birding Showcase
SAT-SUN Speakers, information on binoculars and scopes for birding, presentations on swans that migrate to the area for the winter, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Ave., La Conner; $5 (lovelaconner.com/la-conner-birding-showcase-birds-winter/).
Skagit Eagle Festival
SAT-SUN Last weekend; information, vendors, souvenirs, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Skagit Eagle Festival Information Station, 45821 Railroad Ave., Concrete; Eagle Watcher Stations with volunteers, binoculars, spotting scopes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at three locations, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Rockport; Sutter Creek at Highway 20 Milepost 100; and Marblemount Fish Hatchery, Marblemount; Sarvey Wildlife Care Center Raptor Presentations, free, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Concrete High School Gymnasium, 7830 S. Superior Avenue, Concrete; Bird Photography Workshop, 11 a.m. Saturday, free, Concrete Theater, 45920 Main St., Concrete (360-853-8784 or /concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival/).
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
SAT-SUN Information about the bald eagles that migrate to the Skagit River area in the winter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, guided hikes at 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, State Route 20, Rockport (360-853-7626 or skagiteagle.org/upcoming-events).
Arlington Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
PLAN AHEAD Guided nature tours, art and photography show, rock and gem displays, art demonstrations and activities, live music, wagon rides, birds of prey, chainsaw carving show, rafting on the Stillaguamish River, farm animals, tractors on display, Feb. 2-3, Arlington (arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest).
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FRI Pick out a handmade bowl, with a simple meal of soup, bread, drink and dessert, raffle/auction of handmade serving bowls, platters, and wine; proceeds benefit Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m., wine sampling 4-5 p.m., wine for purchase 4-8 p.m. Friday, Burien Community Center, 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W., Burien; minimum donation $20/adults, $10/children (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/emptybowls).
Plant Hunting with Dan Hinkley and Dave Demers
PLAN AHEAD Hinkley and Demers discuss their travels, plants and garden design, auction including rare plants; proceeds benefit international plant symposium and research, 7 p.m. Feb. 3, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue; $45 (heronswoodgarden.org/events/).
Winter Garden Carnavale Party and Auction
PLAN AHEAD Dinner, entertainment, auction, and sneak peak of Northwest Flower and Garden Show displays, proceeds benefit the Arboretum Foundation, 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; $250-$500, last day of ticket sales Jan. 26 (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org).
Seattle Bike Swap
PLAN AHEAD Garage sale with great deals on new used bike related goods of all kinds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 3, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $7, ages 15 and younger free; early entry 8 a.m. $25 (cascade.org).
Seattle Boat Show
FRI-FEB. 3 Boats of every kind on display indoors and outdoors, events for all ages, free boating and fishing seminars, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 3, CenturyLink Field; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 3, Bell Harbor Marina and South Lake Union, Seattle; $5-$15; special events include Uncorked wine tasting, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, $30 including show admission; Sails and Ales beer tasting, 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 2, $30 including show admission (seattleboatshow.com).
Masquerade X Dancing and Cabaret
FRI Music by Valse Cafe Orchestra, swing, Latin, waltzes; masks required, available at the door, 9 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $65 (brownpapertickets.com/event/3208596).
FRI Dance basics, wear shoes that slide or glide; tango, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Community Center and Park, 16000 10th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-644-6203 or kcls.org).
Country, Swing, and a Little Everything
FRI Dance lesson, 7 p.m., country two-step, swing, line and ballroom dancing with DJ for ages 18 and older, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com/friday-night-dancing/).
Dancing in the Park
SAT Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html).
SAT Dance lesson, music by Portage Bay Big Band, 6 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or shorelinearts.net/event-program/free-swing-dance-lesson-ron-bolin/).
SAT Rumba lesson, 7 p.m., dance for all ages with DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12 cash (425-743-6080 or hayloftdance.com).
Pacific Ballroom Dance
SAT Dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to a variety of ballroom music with DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. S.W., Auburn; $10 (pacificballroom.org/adult/).
You Me We 2018
FRI Entertainment for all ages by local talent, exhibits showcasing Kent youth/teen agencies and resources, hands-on art projects, bounce house, $2 hot dogs, 6-8 p.m. Friday, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; free (253-856-5030 or YouMeWeKent.com).
Washington Sportsmen’s Show
FRI-SUN Attractions, expert speakers, 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, Kid’s Free Trout Pond, “Head & Horns” competition, plan outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources for fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips; noon-8 p.m. Jan. 24-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $15/day or $8/after 4 p.m. through Saturday; $5-$15, ages 5 and younger free (thesportshows.com/shows/washington/show-information/).
Tacoma Home and Garden Show
FRI-SUN Garden displays, home and garden “how-to” seminars, Vintage Market, new Artist Row, art for home and garden by 20 artists, plant market, wine tasting, beer garden, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 25-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $12, ages 16 and younger free (otshows.com/ths/).
NW Model Hobby Expo
FRI-SUN Vendors and information on robotics, drone racing, RC flying, car racing, boats and trains, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5-$10, ages 10 and younger free (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org/calendar.aspx).
Snohomish GroundFrog Day
SAT “Frognostication,” frog Snohomish Slew predicts the coming of Spring, a West Coast adaptation of Groundhog Day folklore, with kids’ games, crafts, music, mascots, entertainment, pictures with Snohomish Slew, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Snohomish (snohomishchamber.com/groundfrog).
Ursulmas Medieval Faire
SAT-SUN Society For Creative Anachronism hosts chivalry, fine arts, entertainment, marketplace and activities of the Middle Ages, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $20-$30, ages 17 and younger free with paid adult (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org/calendar.aspx).
SAT Taste 100+ Belgian-style beers by Washington breweries, includes 10 four-ounce tastes, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $37/advance, $45/at the door, $4/designated driver (washingtonbeer.com).
Robert Burns Dinner
SAT Traditional piping in the haggis, poetry and songs of Robert Burns, Highland piping, Scottish dancers, 5 p.m. Saturday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle; $45 (caledonians.com/special-upcoming-event.php).
TUE Local businesses compete for best chili, $1 or 1 can of food per vote to benefit food bank, Boys & Girls Club, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; free (360-794-6359).
FareStart Guest Chef Night
FEB. 1 FareStart students to work with our region’s finest chefs and a way for chefs to give back to the community with a three-course dinner; all proceeds benefit FareStart’s food service training and job placement programs; seating 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1, FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St., Seattle; $29.95 (206-267-7601 or farestart.org).
Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival
PLAN AHEAD Wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, entertainment, vendors, 4 p.m. Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Enumclaw Expo Center, Enumclaw; $25, $10/designated driver (brownpapertickets.com/event/3193775).
Garden seminars, Swansons
SAT Plan and prep your edible garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Fruit: It Grows On Trees
SAT-SUN Professional Horticulturist guides selection, planting, pruning and care to make your fruit-bearing trees a success, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).
Winter Adventure Hike
SUN Guided, fast-paced 2.5 mile adventure hike along Rattlesnake Lake and Christmas Lakes trails for ages 7 and older with adult; no dogs, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
FRI-FEB. 4 Remember the fallen astronauts of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia and Apollo-1 with displays that honor their achievements while exploring the risks and successes of space travel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Feb. 4, and lecture presentation by NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$24; free admission 5-9 p.m. Feb. 1 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Maker Day: DIY Guitars
SAT Learn more about our city’s musical roots with while making your own acoustic jazz guitar out of recycled materials, no musical experience required, noon Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/event/maker-day-diy-guitars/).
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
SAT The Museum and the Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity host author Bruce Henderson sharing highlights from his nonfiction book, “Sons and Soldiers,” and director Lucy Ostrander sharing an excerpt from her film, “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii, ” Ritchie Boys veterans Henry Butler and Stephen Lewy and Nisei veterans Frank Muramatsu and Shig Tanagi answer questions after the presentation, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; free (206-764-5700 or holocaustcenterseattle.org/events/366-international-holocaust-remembrance-day).
I Dig Dinos: Be a Paleontologist
SUN Fossil identification at the dig pit, make a rubbing, see fossils from different eras, solve a dino bones puzzle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
FEB. 1 Exhibits and objects on local history; free admission 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1, admission to special exhibits $10-$12, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
FEB. 1 Museum Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Aviation Pavilion, free admission 5-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
FEB. 1 Exhibits, programs and events on the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent; free admission 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 1, Northwest African Museum of History & Industry, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/).
First Thursday, the Burke
FEB. 1 Washington state collections of natural and cultural heritage; free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/).
First Thursday, the Wing
FEB. 1 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1; Museum Experience tours offered at discounted rates, $7.95-$11.95, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
First Thursdays, SAM
FEB. 1 Collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world; free admission and half price for special exhibits, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 1, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/).
Winter in the Park Art Encounters
FRI Visitors become part of guest artist’s process, 7 p.m. Friday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, preregister (tickets.seattleartmuseum.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=11).
Rockport State Park guided hikes
FRI-SUN Deep Forest Experience half-mile, 45-minute guided hikes through ancient forest, 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Feb. 18; Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; Discover Pass required for parking, $10/day (360-853-8461 or parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx).
SAT Learn to identify native plants that bring color to winter landscape; for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236).
SUN Guided tour for adults, focusing on conifers from the Northwest and around the world, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/about/events/).
First Thursday Arboretum Tram Tour
FEB. 1 Tour the Arboretum in covered, open-air tram especially for those with limited mobility, with seasonal highlights, Arboretum history, 11 a.m. Feb. 1, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, preregistration required, space limited (206-685-8033).
Mount Rainier Winter Recreation
ONGOING Paradise snowplay area open, soft-sided plastic sleds and discs only, open daily through mid-March, weather permitting; Ranger-guided 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and Monday holidays, limited to 25 people, sign up an hour before each walk, bring your own snowshoes or rent for $5; current snowpack also adequate for snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and other backcountry uses; Jackson Park Visitor Center at Paradise, 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).
Full Moon Salamander Walk
Great Balls of Fire geocache event
PLAN AHEAD Novice and experienced geocachers use navigation and orienteering for treasure hunting game with lessons, contests, volunteering, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 3, Cama Beach Historical State Park; and 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 4, Camano Island State Park, Camano Island; Discover Pass need for parking, $30/year or $10/day (camabeachfoundation.org).
Kiddie Academy Dance Party
SAT Children and families invited to opening celebration for education-based child care location, ribbon-cutting ceremony, dance party, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 601 Valley St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-886-3999 or kiddieacademy.com/events/danceparty/?l=seattle-at-queen-anne).
Edwin Pratt and Civil Rights
SAT History of local Civil Rights leader Edwin Pratt, who was a resident of the Shoreline community and Executive Director of the Seattle Urban League from 1961-1969, 2 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550 or kcls.org).
Lifting Literacy for kids
SAT For families with kids in grades K-5, games, snacks, tours, free books, talk to a reading specialist about your child’s needs; book swap, bring in up to 5 elementary-level books in good condition and trade them in for some new-to-you titles, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; Recess Monkey performances, 10:50, 11:15 and 11:40 a.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620 or kcls.org).
National Geographic Live Speaker Series
SUN Explorers, scientists, photographers share stories and images; NASA astronaut Terry Virts, 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).
Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic
SUN Join Mickey, Minnie and 25 favorite Disney characters with surprises to unlock imagination, 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent; $20-$75 (253-856-6777 or tickets.accessoshowarecenter.com).
Climate Science on Tap — Extreme Weather
TUE Researchers will examine the relationship between extreme weather and our changing climate with presentations and panel discussion, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lagunitas Taproom, 1550 N.W. 49th St., Seattle; free (strangertickets.com/events/51170025/climate-science-on-tap-presents-going-to-extremes-is-it-climate-change-or-just-bad-weather).
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,
PLAN AHEAD Speakers, discussions on climate change, immigration and political divides with governors, mayors and other civic, business and cultural leaders, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Seattle University, Seattle; $15-$75 (festival.crosscut.com/).
Jimi Hendrix Exhibit
ONGOING Display highlights Jimi’s life and career in the performing arts with replicas of his most notable guitars, articles of clothing, renderings of his original artwork, artifacts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle; (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch).
The Spheres Discovery at Understory
PLAN AHEAD Underneath the rain forest canopy, but above the forest floor, is the understory that provides the perfect habitat for thousands of plants and animals, exhibits with the story of the plants and building at The Spheres, their flora and design, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays by appointment, scheduled to open Jan. 30, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle (seattlespheres.com).
SAT Beautiful Bali, 10 a.m., Greek Islands, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).