2020 happens to be a leap year, so that means we get an extra day for activities! How will you make the most of it? If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.
Remember, many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings, so always check before you go.
- While we’re inching closer to spring, it’s not quite here yet. The forecast predicts rain this weekend, but the good news is, you can still do outdoorsy things indoors! You could also try embracing the rain and go for a hike. You might find it peaceful and less crowded than usual.
- Have you been putting off a day trip to Whidbey Island because you don’t want to plan an itinerary? Well, would you look at that? We have one for you right here! We even penciled in some time for pie, so you’re welcome.
- You can pretend it’s spring at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival at the Washington State Convention Center. Displays, workshops, seminars and more will get you informed and ready for the gardening season.
- Stop by Globe Bookstore in Pioneer Square. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario learned its days may be numbered, so get a visit in while you can.
- Celebrate and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy at the MLK Jr. Unity Day event with Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo at Town Hall on Friday. Return to Town Hall on Saturday to celebrate Ken Jennings’ “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” win with the G.O.A.T. himself at his victory party. Hop (no pun intended) around to over 100 different participating breweries for the Washington Beer Open House on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more community events around the city, see our datebook.
- Get spooked by “The Invisible Man,” the clever monster movie starring Elisabeth Moss (“Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mad Men”).
- Revel in the prettiness of the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” If you own a bonnet, now is the time to bring it out.
- See quick blurbs about these movies and more in our movie roundup.
Food and drink
- There are lots of new restaurants to check out this weekend including Korean barbecue, tamales and cookies (they make their own Oreos!).
- Just try not to drool when I tell you about this one: Birria tacos with beef and so. much. CHEESE. Find them at Birrieria Tijuana in Burien.
- Hopefully the only doctor’s office you’ll be taking a trip to this weekend is the newly opened craft cocktail bar of the same name on Capitol Hill. If you love K-pop, Soju Anjo on Capitol Hill serves up BTS and other videos along with soju and small plates.
- Warm scones and hearty shepherd’s pie are just a few of the delectable delights you can find at British Pantry in Redmond
- Round out Black History Month with Zora Neale Hurston’s “Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick,” a new collection of stories highlighting her unapologetic celebration of Black culture.
- Make some room on your bookshelf for these upcoming crime-fiction novels coming out soon.
- Stream the weekend away with these new titles.
Recommended family event
- Enjoy music by the Seattle Youth Symphony at its “Dances of the Americas” concert led by the symphony’s new music director, Juan Felipe Molano.
Recommended date night
- Dance your way through the weekend at parties like Slay: A Hip Hop Party for LGBT+, POC & Allies at Chop Suey on Friday, Sade vs. Badu at Nectar Lounge on Sunday; and Open Haus at The Crocodile on Sunday. For more music and comedy events, see our nightlife listings.
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