A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Jan. 25-31, 2019.

Share story

Animal events

New Start, Happy Heart

FRI-SUN Adoption fees $50 off for all pets ages one year and older, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

Skagit Eagle Festival

SAT-SUN Information about migrating bald eagles and local, natural and cultural history, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, guided nature walks, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center; Birds of Prey presentations, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Concrete High School Gymnasium, 7830 S. Superior Ave., Concrete (360-853-7626 or skagiteaglefestival.com

Pet Food Bank

ONGOING Seattle Humane provides pet food assistance to federal employees who are struggling during the government shutdown, and all low-income pet owners and families experiencing hardship, at 15 regional locations; pet food donations and supplies can be dropped off at Seattle Humane or delivered via Seattle Humane’s Amazon Wish List; Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

White Birds of Winter

JAN. 31 Program on thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese that migrate to feed in Washington farm fields, 7 p.m. Jan. 31, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7, preregistration required (425-316-8592).


Rainbow Bingo, Monroe

SAT Bingo for prizes, nacho bar included, beer, wine and margaritas available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $25 (360-794-6359 or mcsc.org/).

Art of Food and Wine

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, art demonstrations, gourmet bites, wine tasting, proceeds benefit Lynnwood Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $20-$50 (LynnwoodArts.com).

7th Annual BSU Legacy Soiree

PLAN AHEAD The Black Student Union celebration of excellence in the black communities at the University of Washington and Seattle area, creating a scholarship for underrepresented students, with music and dance performances, speakers, dinner, and recognizing ten exemplary high school students, 6 p.m. Feb. 2, UW Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Court N.E., Seattle; $15-$25 (www.facebook.com/events/2098970600222703/).

Pizza Klatch

PLAN AHEAD Concert, food, auction to benefit LGBTQ+ youth and allies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia; $25-$128 (washingtoncenter.org).


Birds of Winter, Skagit Valley

ONGOING Farmlands, wetlands, estuaries, marine waters, prairies and forests of the Skagit Valley provide wintertime habitat for hundreds of bird species, including trumpeter swans, snow geese, bald eagles and peregrine falcons; information on viewing sites and more (birdsofwinter.org/).

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).


Masquerade XI Dancing and Cabaret

FRI 11th annual event with swing, Latin, fox trot, waltz, blues music by Valse Cafe Orchestra to dance with anonymous strangers, with cabaret performances during band breaks; masks required, available at the door for $5, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pike St., Seattle; $60-$70 (centuryballroom.com/home/events/masquerade-xi).

Century Salsa

FRI Introductory salsa dance lesson, 8:30 p.m., dance to music with DJ, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $10-$16 (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com).

Dancing in the Park

SAT Waltz/swing dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.com/calendar.html).

Century Swing

SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to DJ music, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $9-$16 (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT International folk dancing, dance lesson Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (949-646-7082 or sno-king.org).


Tacoma Home + Garden Show

FRI-SUN 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-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $8-$12, ages 11 and younger free; free admission to active and retired military, police, firefighters, nurses and paramedics with ID Friday; free admission for all teachers with ID Sunday (206-785-0440 or tacomahomeandgardenshow.com).

Washington Sportsmen’s Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show

FRI-SUN 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-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; $8/after 4 p.m.; $5/ages 6-16; military 2 for 1 (thesportshows.com).

Seattle Boat Show

FRI-FEB. 2 Boats of all kinds, accessories, seminars by hundreds of exhibitors, Kids AquaZone activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 2, CenturyLink Field Event Center; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, Chandlers Cove, South Lake Union, Seattle, free shuttle between locations; Uncorked Opening Night wine tasting event, 5-9 p.m. Friday, $30, preregister; Women’s Day with seminars by and for women boaters, free admission for women available online, Monday; Sales & Ales craft beer night, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 1, $30; CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $16, ages 17 and younger free; $6 off adult admission with proof of taking public transportation by bus, train, ferry to the show (seattleboatshow.com).


Tet in Seattle Vietnamese New Year

SAT-SUN 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, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free health clinic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or tetinseattle.org).

GroundFrog Day Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Snohomish Slew the frog reveals his coming of Spring frognostication, with games, crafts, music, mascots, photos with Snohomish Slew, entertainment, 12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 2, downtown Snohomish (snohomishcoc.com/GroundFrog/).

Food events

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, Poulsbo

SAT Lutefisk meal, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo; $10-$25 (360-779-5209 or poulsbosonsofnorway.com/calendar/lutefisk-dinner-2019.pdf).


PLAN AHEAD Belgian beer tasting festival, 32 Washington breweries pour more than 90 Belgian-style beers, noon-4 p.m. or 5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $37-$45, advance purchase recommended (washingtonbeer.com).


Sky Nursery classes

SAT Classes include indoor vegetable seed starting, 2 p.m. Saturday; Orchids 101, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Museum events

MOHAI Maker Day

SAT Maker Day: Building Board Games, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Renaissance Faire, Seattle Children’s Museum

SAT Learn arts and crafts of the Renaissance era in themed displays and costumes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $10.50-$11.50 (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.com).

“Unlocking McNeil’s Past: The Prison, The Place, The People”

SAT-SUN Opening Saturday, exhibit with stories, artifacts and information on the island and the prison that opened there 143 years ago as a territorial prison through its tenure as a federal and state penitentiary, the story of McNeil illuminates how incarceration in the U.S. has changed over time, as seen through the evolution of the prison facility; opening day guided tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, on display through May 26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, until 8 p.m. third Thursdays, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).

Lunar New Year Celebration and Fair

PLAN AHEAD Traditional Lion Dance with drums, firecrackers, and dancers, crafts and activities for all ages, guided tours, Marketplace, 10 a.m. Feb. 2, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $12.50-$17, free admission for kids (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).

Free admission for federal workers, Museum of Flight

ONGOING Free admission for federal government civil servants and contractors furloughed during the government shutdown with a government ID badge and one guest, for as long as the government shutdown lasts; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org/).

Free admission for federal workers, SAM and Henry Art Gallery

ONGOING Free admission for federal government civil servants and contractors furloughed during the government shutdown with a government ID badge, for as long as the government shutdown lasts; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100); and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, until 9 p.m. Thursdays, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-2280 or aamd.org/our-members/from-the-field/museums-support-their-communities-during-shutdown).

Park events

Art Encounters, Olympic Sculpture Park

FRI 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. Friday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org/artencounters).

Evergreens Walk

SAT Walk to learn about trees, for ages 6 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5 preregister (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).

Science, Nature and a Biscuit

SAT Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and our region’s seismic history and possible scenarios, for adults and kids ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).

Watershed Adventure Hike

SUN Join a naturalist for two-mile hike on Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes trails, for ages 7+, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed, 17905 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).

Volunteer Park Conservatory Free Admission

ONGOING Admission free through the end of February; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (volunteerparkconservatory.org).

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).

Full Moon Salamander Search

PLAN AHEAD Bring a flashlight to search for salamanders as they search for mates; for ages 18 and older, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15, preregister (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/parks).

Morning Treats & Tweets

PLAN AHEAD Coffee and treats, walk to see birds in the park, for adults and ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. Feb. 2, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $7, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/programs).


Bike Works Warehouse Sale

SUN Used parts, frames, and as-is bikes 80% off, all refurbished, ready-to-ride bikes 10% off, 11 a. m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle (bikeworks.org/calendar/).

Snow sports

Sno-Park permits

ONGOING Permits available, required to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to areas around the state for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter sports and snow play, sold online and at venues around the state (parks.state.wa.us/).

Special interest

Duwamish Longhouse 10th Anniversary Open House

SAT Screening of “Promised Land” film, opening of new featured gallery artist, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org).

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).

Seattle Center Winter Fitness

ONGOING Open to all ages and experience levels, weekly through March; Zumba dance exercise to world music, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Armory Dance Floor; Meditation and Relaxation class, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Armory Loft Room 4; Gentle Yoga, bring a yoga mat, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Armory Dance Floor, Seattle Center; free (seattlecenter.com/fitness/).

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).

Travel events

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes

SAT 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. Saturday, Rick Steves Travel Center and other locations, Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).

Travel seminars

SAT Hut to Hut Hiking in the Alps, 10 a.m.; Gorillas in our Midst: Primate Safaris, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Goodbye Viaduct, Hello Tunnel

PLAN AHEAD Volkssport walk through the new tunnel with Viaduct walk option, 10K (6.2 miles), 7K (4.3 miles), 6K (four miles), 5K (3.1 miles) or 3K (2 miles), start anytime noon-1:30 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Feb. 2, 516 Harrison St., Seattle; free (esva.online/events/).


Romance & Oils

FRI A holistic look at supporting your emotions, hormones, and physical intimacy with oils and plant-based products, 6 p.m. Friday, Mercer Estates Tasting Room, 6235 Airport Way S., Seattle; $25 (425-324-3350 or www.facebook.com/events/529084004227687/).