A list of events in Seattle’s far-flung neighborhoods, March 27-19, 2015.

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Traffic is going to be a big, fat mess this weekend. So why not avoid the bridges and freeways and look for fun close to home?

Here are some suggestions of things to do at all points of King County’s compass.

WEST SEATTLE: Youngstown Thrive 9

SAT Birthday Bash celebrating nine years as an arts and cultural hub, performances from Eduardo Mendonca, Eli Rosenblatt, and the Dogg Pound Dance Crew, beer garden, kids’ arts and crafts activities, food, 5 p.m. Saturday, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-935-2999 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1238982).

ISSAQUAH: “No Way to Treat a Lady”

FRI-SUN Village Theatre stages Douglas J. Cohen’s musical comedy thriller about a detective, a glamorous socialite, and a pair of mothers who become entwined in the schemes of an actor-turned-murderer. Based on William Goldman’s novel, and its 1968 film adaptation. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Village Theatre, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah; $35-$67 (425-392-2202 or villagetheatre.org).

COLUMBIA CITY: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), OCnotes

SUN Pronounced “chk chk chk,” this New York band plays dancey rock with a hard edge, similar to the output of LCD Soundsystem and DFA Records in the mid 2000s. Opening is local producer OCnotes, whose forthcoming album “Color Wheel” should be one of the Northwest’s most exciting electronic releases in a while. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at The Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $15–$18 (360-723-0088 or columbiacitytheater.com.)

MAGNOLIA: Magnolia Vino in the Village

FRI Tasting with 13 local wineries, shopping, proceeds benefit chamber community activities; bring your own glass or buy $5 souvenir glass, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Magnolia Village, 32nd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, Seattle; $25-$30 (magnoliachamber.org).

LAKE FOREST PARK: Edible Book Festival

SAT Bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers create edible books to be exhibited, then consumed; 11 a.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/event-program/edible-book-festival).

SOUTH SEATTLE: Jackson Street Jazz Walk

SAT Live jazz in venues located along Jackson Street. 4-11:30 p.m., Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 S. Jackson St., Seattle; free (jazzwalk.org).

BELLEVUE: 3rd Shift Dance

SAT An evening of dinner, a dance performance and a dance workshop. 5:45 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$13 (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org).

MAGNUSON PARK: Best of the Northwest Spring Show

SAT-SUN Display and sale of work by 100 artists, artists’ demonstrations, food vendors, children’s art activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; speakers Ciscoe Morris on creating an artful garden, 2 p.m. Saturday; glass artist Karen Seymour, 4 p.m. Saturday; artist Lisa Arquete, 1 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5-$6, ages 12 and younger free (nwartalliance.com).

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND: “Snow Falling on Cedars”

FRI-SUN Book-It’s stage adaptation of the 1995 Pen/Faulkner Award-winning novel by local author David Guterson, comes to Bainbridge island. Written by Kevin McKeon, it looks at love, racial prejudice and the shattering effects of trauma on World War II vets, residents of a Puget Sound island very much like Bainbridge. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Bainbridge Performing Arts Center, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island; $19-$27 (206-842-8569 or bainbridgeperformingarts.org).

DOWNTOWN (IF YOU DARE): Zero Gravity Party

FRI Space-themed party celebrating new “Infinite Wonders of Science Fiction” exhibit (opening to the public March 28) with guest of honor George Takei, photo ops with replicas of Star Trek Command Chair and the Tardis, science fiction trivia, for all ages, 7:30 p.m. Friday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$25 (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).

DOWNTOWN (DITTO): Washington Cask Beer Festival

SAT Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries, commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 beer samples; noon-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $40-$45, designated driver $5 at the door (washingtonbrewersguild.org).