Hello Kitty: Supercute Farewell Weekend
May 14-15 Last weekend of Hello Kitty exhibit, merchandise, activities, Hello Kitty photo op 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$25 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org)
May 14-Sept. 11 Two pools, big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool; hours vary, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks).
Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park
May 14-Sept. 5 Farm with 25 rides and attractions, steam train, kiddie rides, animal barnyard, pony rides, farm market, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 12, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily June 13-Sept. 5, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $12.76-$14.94 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).
Wild Waves & Enchanted Village
May 14-Sept. 5 Enchanted Village rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 14-15, May 21-22, $9.99; Enchanted Village and Wild Waves water park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28-20; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 4-5; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 11-16; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily June 17-30; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays July 1-Aug. 27; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Aug. 28-Sept. 5, Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $16.99-$39.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).
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May 15-Sept. 25 Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 15, 29; June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17; Aug. 7, 14, 28; Sept. 11, 18, 25, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
17th of May Festival/Syttende Mai
May 17 Norwegian Constitution Day celebration with entertainment, children’s events, vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bergen Place and other locations; parade with marching bands, Norwegian-American groups, drill teams, classic cars, 6 p.m., 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street to Northwest Market Street, right on 22nd Avenue Northwest, left on Ballard Avenue Northwest, to Northwest Ione Place, Seattle (17thofmay.org).
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
May 20-21 Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise with artifacts, set pieces and props from television series and films, many on public display for the first time, to showcase the impact of Star Trek on culture, society, arts, technology and fashion, with transporter simulator and other interactive photo and video opportunities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May 27-Sept. 5, on display through Feb. 27, 2017, $21-$30; Star Trek Landing Party opening event with Denise Crosby, costume parade, dance party, for all ages, 7:30 p.m. May 20, $22-36; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org)
XPLORE Seattle Urban Adventure Race
May 21 Team-based adventure race through the city, on foot or use public transit to race to various locations, noon, downtown Seattle; $25-$55 (atnd.it/48021-0).
A Glimpse of China Festival
May 21 Chinese culture and arts festival, 5,000 years of visual arts, crafts, traditional dance and music of China, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/).
West Seattle Bee Festival
May 21 Music, bee garden tours, food trucks, plant, seed and garden tool vendors and swap, kids and pets parade, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., High Point Commons Park, Southwest Graham Street and Lanham Place Southwest, Seattle (westseattlebeegarden.com/bee-fest-2016.html).
Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair
May 21 “Enlightened Earth: Feeding your mind, body and spirit” educational speakers and workshops, cooking demonstrations from nutrition and botanical medicine experts, nutritious food, tours of Medicinal Herb Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore (bit.ly/1Z0u4Ii).
Paine Field Aviation Day
May 21 Opening day of Paine Field flying season, with historic and educational displays, airplane and helicopter rides, food, music, flying, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15, ages 10 and younger free (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org).
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May 21 Dog Trot Fun Run, 9:30 a.m.; entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships, pony rides, agility area, children’s activities, 150 vendors, pet adoptions, vaccinations and other services, food vendors, activities for humans and pets, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn (253-931-3043 or bit.ly/1Y1kBAi).
University District Streetfair
May 21-22 Arts and crafts, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 22, University Way Northeast from Campus Parkway to Northeast 50th Street, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).
All-Star Softball Classic for United Way of King County
May 22 Local sports celebrities play, proceeds benefit United Way, 3 p.m., Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $15, ages 14 and younger free (206-461-3700 or uwkc.org/softball).
May 22 Showcase of mushroom safe cultivation, hunting and harvesting, art, recipes and crafts for all ages, by Puget Sound Mycological Society; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $3/person, $5/family (psms.org/mMaynia.php).
May 23-Aug. 3 Seattle Aquarium naturalists share knowledge exploring marine plants and animals at low tide, for all ages; drop-in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 23-24; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4-5; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 6; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 19; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 20; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 21; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 22; 9:30 a.m.-noon July 2; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 3-4; 10:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 5; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 20; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21; 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 31; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki and Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst Park, Burien; Saltwater State Park, Des Moines (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).
Northwest Folklife Festival
May 27-30 Multicultural arts and traditions through music, dance, stories, art, vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 27-29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 30, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, suggested donation $10/person or $20/family or group (nwfolklife.org).
The Art of the Brick
May 28-Sept. 11 More than 100 pieces of art created of LEGO bricks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 11-Sept. 5; closing 3 p.m. July 22, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; exhibit $7-$9 in addition to $11.75-$19.75 admission (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
May 28-Sept. 11 Outdoor, heated saltwater pool, giant tube slide; May 28-30, June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, daily June 25-Sept. 5 (closed July 7-9, 15-16), Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks).
May 30 Military vehicles and cannons, remote control tanks, food vendors, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14, free for veterans (877-342-3404 or flyingheritage.com).