A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, March 1-7, 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 check before you go.
Seattle Kennel Club Woof by Woofwest
PLAN AHEAD New name for the annual Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show with Conformation, Agility, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Owner-Handler and Rally competition, Meet the Breeds information, dozens of vendors offering dog-oriented supplies and specialty items, “Ask The Vet” health care information, attorney estate planning for people and their pets, demonstrations including herding, tricks, disc dogs and dancing dogs; for the first time, a limited number of pets allowed at the show with “My Dog Can Do That” agility, tricks, rally and obedience activities for dogs; advance registration required online to bring your dog, limited to 50 admitted per day; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 9-10, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $20, $12/ages 62 and older and military with ID; $7/ages 4-14 (woofbywoofwest.com).
TAF Varsity Luncheon
WED Program benefits TAF’s work with underrepresented students and teachers of color, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $150 suggested minimum donation (bit.ly/taflunch19).
RAGS Wearable Art Sale
MARCH 7-10 Sale of jewelry, creative clothing and accessories by 70 artists, proceeds benefit YWCA Pierce County domestic violence programs and services; Gala preview event 6-9 p.m. March 7, $80; sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 8-9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10, free admission; Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, 1701 Alexander Ave. E., Fife (253-272-4181, ext. 352 or RAGSWearableArt.org).
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PLAN AHEAD Dinner, auction to benefit Matt Talbot Center treatment for people who are homeless, addicted and mentally ill, 6 p.m. March 10, Elysian Fields, 542 First Ave. S., Seattle; $100 (mtcenter.org/events/stpatricksdinner).
Reins of Life Auction
PLAN AHEAD Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center 34th annual fundraiser, auction, music, dancing, 5 p.m. March 16, Marriott Bellevue, 200 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $185-$195, reservations close Friday March 1 (littlebit.org/events/auction).
FRI Circle mixer dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance with music by Sprida Ut, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
SAT East Coast Swing dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to R&B, rock, jazz and big band with The Radio Rhythm Orchestra, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).
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).
Jumpin’ Jive to Thrive
SAT Dance to big band music by Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, raffle and silent auction to benefit Sammamish Kiwanis Foundation, food and beverages available, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Boys and Girls Club, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; $20-$25 (sammamishkiwanis.org/Events_list.aspx).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT International folk dancing; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (949-646-7082 or sno-king.org).
Ivar’s Mardi Gras Party
TUE Appetizer buffet featuring Cajun and Creole seafood, King Cakes, dance to live Zydeco music by File Gumbo Trio, guests encouraged to wear a mask or themed attire, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE. Northlake Way, Seattle; $50 by reservation (206-632-0767 or ivars.com/events/item/531-ivars-mardi-gras-party).
Pig Day Out
FRI Celebrating National Pig Day and the Year of the Pig with pig races (1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m.), Beer Garden & S’Winery, live music, cultural performances, noon-7:30 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/events/pigday).
Seattle Home Show
THRU SUN The 75th annual show, home and garden products displays and vendors, “Meet the Experts” seminars, cooking demos, Wine and Beer Garden, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 25-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$13 (seattlehomeshow.com).
Sewing and Stitchery Expo
FRI-SUN Learning, connecting, and inspiration for sewing enthusiasts of all levels, with hundreds of vendors, classes, demonstrations; classes start at 8 a.m. daily; vendors 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 28-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; $12-$14/day; Friday Night Live, couture sewing expert Angela Wolf shares designs, tips and tricks, 6:30 p.m. Friday, $25; Quilter’s Night Out, Rob Appell trunk show displaying some of his favorite creations, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, $25; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup (866-554-8559 or sewexpo.com).
Lunar New Year Celebration
SAT Rescheduled from earlier date; celebrate the Year of the Boar/Pig with traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts and other cultural performances, Costume Contest for adults, children and pets to display cultural New Year’s outfits, $3 Food Walk at local restaurants, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Chinatown-International District, South King Street and Maynard Avenue South, Seattle (cidbia.org/events/lunar-new-year).
Lunar New Year, Bellevue Square
SAT Rescheduled from earlier date; Celebration of the Year of the Pig with traditional and contemporary demonstrations of martial arts, music, dance and visual arts, food samples, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lunar New Year Spectacular Chinese Lion and Dragon parade, performances, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue (lunarnewyear.bellevuecollection.com).
Penn Cove MusselFest
SAT-SUN Chowder tasting, chef demonstrations, mussel eating competitions, farm tours, activities for all ages, Saturday-Sunday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (thepenncovemusselsfestival.com).
Washington Beer Open House
SAT Breweries around the region and the state provide tours, tastings, sales, music at more than 100 locations, noon-5 p.m. Saturday (washingtonbeer.com).
Pancake breakfast, Loyal Heights
SUN Scrambled eggs, sausage, beverages, all-you-can-eat pancakes, proceeds provide scholarships to community center programs, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; $6 (206-684-4052 or seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/loyal-heights-community-center).
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).
Seattle Cocktail Week
SUN-MARCH 10 Celebration of the cocktail scene, specials, competitions and events at 60 participating bars, Sunday through March 10; Cocktail District tasting event with demonstrations, food trucks, two sessions, noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. March 9, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, $35.99/advance, $50/at the door (seattlecocktailweek.com).
Irish Soda Bread Contest
PLAN AHEAD Brown, White and Glorified categories of soda bread, amateur bakers only, judging starts 2 p.m., winners announced 3 p.m. March 9, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle; free, reservations requested (irishclub.org/irish-week).
Sky Nursery classes
SAT-SUN Prune-A-Thon demonstrations, seminars, information by Plant Amnesty, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Vegetable Gardening 101, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Christianson’s Nursery Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Focus on growing hellebores, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8 by reservation (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Food Forest Guide Training
SUN Learn to forage herbs, berries, fruit and nut trees seasonally, join a team of volunteers leading tours of the food forest, 10 a.m. Sunday, Beacon Food Forest, South Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South, Seattle; preregister (beaconfoodforest.org/education/classes/food-forest-guide-training-march-03-2019).
La Conner Daffodil Festival
ONGOING 450+ acres of daffodils bloom at various times in March, La Conner (360-466-4778 or lovelaconner.com).
US Mixed Doubles National Curling Championships
FRI-SUN Participants include Gold Medalists from 2018 Winter Olympics, winning teams to represent the U.S. at World Curling Championships in Norway in April, times vary through Sunday, Granite Curling Club, 1440 N. 128th St., Seattle; $10-$15/day (curlingseattle.org).
International Coleman Collector Club
SAT Display of vintage Coleman lanterns, stoves, lamps, coolers, some available for sale; repair of vintage Coleman items, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Best Western Lacey Inn & Suites, 8326 Quinault Drive N.E., Lacey; free (colemancollectorsforum.com/calendar).
Emerald City Comic Con
PLAN AHEAD Destination comic and pop culture show for the Pacific Northwest; industry guests including Stranger Things cast members Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Saddy Sink and Gaten Matarazzo, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel of Boy Meets World/ Girl Meets World, and many more; events for fans, vendors, March 14-17, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $30-$45 (emeraldcitycomiccon.com).
Curiosity Days: Climate Change
FRI-SUN Exploring climate change with educational activities for kids and adults by local experts, exploring the impact this environmental issue has on our ecosystem, in partnership with University of Washington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $13.95-$23.95 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
Washington State Historical Society
SAT Exhibits include “Horizon,” landscape paintings from the Historical Society’s collections, through June 30; “Unlocking McNeil’s Past: The Prison, The Place, The People,” through May 26; “A Thousand Words Worth: Washington Authors Tell Stories With Objects,” March 9-Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; events include “Unlocking the Future: Life After Incarceration” panel discussion and gallery tour, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday; “Family Saturday: Write Your World,” 1-3 p.m. March 9; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).
DogEar Festival Edible Book Competition
SUN Build a food creation inspired by a book, awards in a variety of categories before the creations are consumed, 3 p.m. Sunday, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island; competitor registration closed Feb. 27 (biartmuseum.org/event/edible-books-competition).
First Thursday, Living Computers Museum + Labs
MARCH 7 Hands-on experience with computer technology from the 1960s to the present; free admission 5-8 p.m. March 7, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-342-2020 or livingcomputers.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
MARCH 7 Permanent exhibit, “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey,” from an age when Native American cultures first came into contact with Europeans to the region’s transformation into a major global hub: “Live Wires: The Cable TV Revolution” through April 28; free admission 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 7, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
MARCH 7 The largest independent, nonprofit air and space museum in the world; aviation history, flight simulators, spacecraft; free admission 5-8 p.m. March 7, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, Nordic Museum
MARCH 7 The early years of emigration from the Nordic countries to the United States and Canada to the present; special exhibits include “The Vikings Begin,” through April 14; free admission, regular charge for special exhibits ($5), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 7, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
First Thursday, SAM
MARCH 7 Collections include African, American, Ancient Mediterranean, Asian and European Art, special exhibition “Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer;” free admission, half price for special exhibition, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 7, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
First Thursday, the Henry
MARCH 7 Contemporary art and culture; free admission 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 7, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-543-2280 or henryart.org).
Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
PLAN AHEAD Slideshow about the 1867 acquisition of Alaska with local historian Junius Rochester, 1-3 p.m. March 9; Open house of depository and museum for historical memorabilia, photographs, books and other records from the Washington Territory and early statehood period, 1-4 p.m. March 10, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (wapioneers.com).
Full Moon Salamander Search
SAT Bring a flashlight to search for salamanders as they search for mates; for ages 18 and older Feb. 2, ages 10 and older March 2, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15, preregister (206-684-7434 or seattle.gov/parks).
Morning Treats and Tweets
SAT Hot coffee, doughnuts, walk to see park birds, binoculars provided, for adults and ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $7, preregister (sewardpark.audubon.org/events).
Science, Nature & A Biscuit; River Otters
SUN Learn about river otters found on many Seattle waterways, water pollution and overall ecological health, for adults and ages 12 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5 (sewardpark.audubon.org/events).
Watershed Winter Discover Walk
SUN Join a naturalist for one-mile walk with activities for all ages, then look at nature using microscopes, for all ages, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/crwec).
First Thursday Educational Tour
MARCH 7 Casual walk for adults, seasonal viewing of plant collections, 11:30 a.m. March 7, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no preregistration (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Great Blue Heron Walk
PLAN AHEAD Walk to a large rookery near the park, about a mile; bring binoculars if you have them; for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. March 9; for ages 18 and older, 10 a.m. March 10, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236 or seattle.gov/parks).
PLAN AHEAD Join a naturalist for two-mile hike along Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes trails, for adults and ages 7 and older, 1:30 p.m. March 10, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/crwec).
Puget Sound Welsh Association St. David’s Day Celebration
SAT Musical event celebrating Welsh culture and heritage, concert including Celtic folk band Three Pound Note, followed by tea, 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 N.E. 80th St., Seattle; free, donations welcome (PugetSoundWelsh.org).
Seattle Jazz Vespers
SUN Jeff Kashiwa, The Coastal Access Band performance for all ages, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (seattlejazzvespers.org).
University District Farmers Market
SAT Fresh produce and farm products, food vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays year around, University Way & N.E. 50th Ave., Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Ballard Farmers Market
SUN Year-round farmers market, produce from Washington state farmers, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Ballard Avenue Northwest and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle (sfmamarkets.com).
Capitol Hill Farmers Market
SUN Fresh produce and farm products vendors, cut flowers, food vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays year around, Broadway and East Pine Street, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
West Seattle Farmers Market
SUN Fresh produce, farm products, food vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Southwest Alaska Street and California Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).
Guide Snowshoe Walks, Mount Rainier
SAT-SUN Ranger-guided, 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22-Jan. 1 and weekends and Monday holidays through March, weather permitting; sign up opens an hour before each walk, limited to 25 people, Jackson Visitor Center, Saturday-Sunday, Mount Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $30/vehicle park admission; snowshoe rental available, suggested $5 donation (360-569-2211 or nps.gov/mora).
Tales of the Northwest’s Rumrunning Past
MON Stories of local Prohibition lore; seating limited, food and drinks available, 8 p.m. Monday, Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave., Seattle; $20 (smithtower.com).
Seattle Center Winter Fitness
WED Open to all; gentle yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, bring a mat; Zumba dance party, 6-7 p.m.; Mediation and Relaxation class, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/fitness).
SAT Footpaths of Scotland and West Highland Way, 10 a.m., Oaxaca: Day of the Dead, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
SAT Travel as a volunteer, noon Saturday; Istanbul, 6 p.m. March 7, Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).