Community events for the weekend of Feb. 21-22, 2015, include Lunar New Year celebrations at Seattle Center, in the Chinatown-International District, at Westfield Southcenter and Bellevue Square.
Tet Festival Vietnamese Lunar New Year
Opening with traditional lion dance, drums and firecrackers, arts and crafts vendors and activities, cooking demonstrations, food vendors, entertainment, martial arts, Miss Vietnam Washington Pageant, children’s activities, health fair, Li Xi (Lucky Money) giveaways, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/festal).
Lunar New Year Celebration Year of the Sheep: Cultural activities and games, entertainment including Lion and Dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts and Children’s Costume Parade and Contest, Food Walk $2 tasting menu at location restaurants, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., and surrounding neighborhood, Seattle (cidbia.org).
Lunar New Celebration: Lion Dance parade, 11 a.m., south atrium; entertainment children’s activities, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; traditional Chinese-costume fashion show, 4 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s Court, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (westfield.com/Southcenter).
Lunar New Year Celebration, Bellevue: Cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Center Court, Bellevue Square, Bellevue (bellevuecollection.com/lunarnewyear).
Most Read Entertainment Stories
- Fall Arts 2021 | Your guide to the Seattle area’s most interesting shows, concerts, exhibits and more
- Meet the Seattle-area flight attendant competing on this season of 'Survivor'
- Judge cancels Rod Stewart's trial, sets plea deal hearing
- NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder
- 3 mysteries and more paperbacks to help you ease into fall
Kids’ Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park: Drop-in art activities, story times, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., movie “Finding Nemo,” 1 p.m. Saturday; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org/winter).
Family Fun Day: Chinese Lunar New Year-themed story time and art activity, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum: Traveling exhibit of documents and photos on Muslims in early America to the 20th century, Muslims of the African Diaspora, all welcome, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Muslim Association of Puget Sound, 17550 N.E. 67th Court, Redmond; free (muslimsinamerica.org).
“Acatemy” Awards: Adoption fees waived on black and white cats 1 year and older to celebrate the Academy Awards, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org).
Bitter Lake Pancake Breakfast: Eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, all-you-can-eat pancakes, proceeds benefit scholarships for center programs, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle; $5 ages 3 and younger free (206-684-7524 or seattle.gov/parks).