While it’s still chilly out, these peaks of sun we’ve been getting make it hard not to long for spring. We’re not quite there yet, but instead of getting lost in the throes of winter, why not make the most of the time we have left with it? Whether it’s an event around town or some cozy couch time, there’s plenty to see and do this weekend while still staying warm.
Remember, many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings, so always check before you go.
- Celebrate the start of bicycle season and face winter head on during the Chilly Hilly Bike Ride on Sunday.
- View dance performances at the Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest, Friday and Saturday at Erikson Theater. For more dance, Brazilian company Grupo Corpo is performing at Meany Hall at UW through Saturday. The dancing continues at “Solo: A Festival of Dance” at On the Boards, featuring performances from five internationally recognized artists.
- It’s the last weekend to see “Our Country’s Good,” the 1988 classic by Timberlake Wertenbaker about a bunch of convicts and guards who put together a production of the Restoration stage comedy “The Recruiting Officer.”
- Get jazzy with Seattle Opera during “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera about the dream of bebop innovator Charlie “Yardbird” Parker to bridge classical and jazz music. It opens at McCaw Hall on Saturday. Learn more about how Naomi André, Seattle Opera’s inaugural scholar in residence, is working to make the art of opera more diverse and relevant.
- Have you seen 5th Avenue Theatre’s “Bliss” yet? See what a family thought about the play and decide if you want to see it before it wraps up on Sunday. Speaking of fairy tales, if you haven’t gotten tickets yet, “Frozen” is running at Paramount Theatre through March 1. Get an inside look at how an actor (yes, there’s a real person under that costume) becomes Sven the reindeer.
- See “The New Colossus,” a play directed by actor Tim Robbins (“The Shawshank Redemption”) performed by The Actors’ Gang.
- Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is in town tonight. For more concerts, along with dance nights and comedy shows, see our nightlife listings.
- Observe the work of Seattle artist Jacob Lawrence through paintings, drawings and prints at Greg Kucera Gallery.
- Dream of spring at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival at the Washington State Convention Center. Attend the Seattle Black Film Festival for an afternoon of thought-provoking short films on Sunday at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Find more events happening this weekend in our community calendar.
- Explore Seattle’s history of redlining and the impact it has today at the Wing Luke Museum’s “Excluded, Inside the Lines” exhibit through Sunday.
- Take a stroll through Pike Place Market’s independent bookstores. You could make it a quick trip, but we suggest taking your time and making stops for tea and sandwiches.
- If Harrison Ford acting alongside a computer-generated dog is something you didn’t know you needed in your life, see “The Call of the Wild.”
- See how 11 different subjects have grown from age 7 through interviews that were held every seven years since they started in 1964, in Michael Apted’s “63 Up.”
- Learn the story of Ronald Erwin McNair, the second Black astronaut to travel to space, in the documentary “Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier.”
- Love, passion, loss. It all happens in Céline Sciamma’s exquisite “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”
- See our movie roundup for blurbs about these movies and more.
Food and drink
- Looking for a happy hour on the Eastside? Here are three new ones to check out.
- Experience the cozy, Copenhagen-inspired Cafe Hagen in South Lake Union for salmon toast, avocado bowls, pastries and more.
- Sometimes the best way to survive winter is to avoid it. Travel to a different destination with one of these new paperback options.
- See stars Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway and more in movies and TV shows streaming now.
Family event of the week
- Hear the music of women composers and stories of strong women throughout history at Seattle Symphony’s “Wonder Women” concert, conducted by Lina Gonzalez-Granados, one of the first Latin American women to hold a conducting position with the Seattle Symphony.
Recommended date night
- Celebrate Re-bar’s 30th anniversary with drag shows, dancing and performances from Sherry Vine, Joey Arias and Riz Rollins.
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