Seattle events calendar for February 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Seattle, Washington.

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February 2015

Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do in February 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Dirty Dancing

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 20)

0.3 miles NE

See the romantic story Dirty Dancing live at The Paramount Theatre with passionate dancing and hit songs from the original movie.

Edgy Shakespeare

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 6)

1 mile NW

Measure For Measure is Shakespeare’s darkest and most controversial play about moral choices at the Center House Theatre.

Antique and collectibles show

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 31)

37 miles south

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 400 vendors selling furniture, glassware, slot machines, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, mechanical banks, and toys at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Repeats Nov.

Children’s Film Festival

February 1 - 7, 2015 (begins Jan. 22)

1 mile east

See the best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 3 to 12 at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum.

African-American drama

February 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Jan. 16)

1.4 miles NW

It’s the Depression. Should a family respect its past and keep an heirloom piano or sell it to ensure a brighter future? The Piano Lesson is live at Bagley Wright Theatre.

Mary Poppins in Everett

February 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Jan. 9)

29 miles north

Mary Poppins is a family musical based on the film at Everett Performing Arts Center.

African kids’ play

February 1 - 15, 2015 (begins Jan. 22)

1.1 miles NW

Mwindo is an African legend for children about a young warrior’s journey, with adventure, music and dance at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Discount tickets.

Amazing acrobatics

February 1 - March 22, 2015 (begins Jan. 29)

15 miles east

Cirque du Soleil performs its colorful acrobatic show Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities at Marymoor Park. Discount tickets for 2 to 8 people.

Uplifting films

February 3 - 24, 2015 (begins Jan. 27)

1.5 miles NW

Frank Capra Restored shows 5 classic Depression-era films restored in stunning 4K at SIFF Cinema Uptown. To buy tickets, click where it says “7:00 PM.”

Art walk

February 5, 2015 (5 to 8 p.m.)

1 mile south

Head to historic Pioneer Square for the February First Thursday Art Walk, when art galleries open their doors to introduce new exhibitions and artists. Free.

Improvised Music Festival

February 5 - 7, 2015 (8 p.m.)

4.4 miles north

Seattle Improvised Music Festival features musicians dedicated to playing free-form music on the 4th floor of Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Donation.

Feminist play

February 5 - 7, 2015

10 miles north

Shoreline Community College presents The Vagina Monologues, a comic and poignant collection of stories that celebrate women’s sexuality, for roughly the cost of a movie ticket. Discount tickets $3.50.

Cheeky Australian circus

February 5 - 8, 2015

0.5 miles west

Circus Oz entertains adults and kids with acrobatics, juggling, unicycling, trapeze flying, comedy, and a live band at the Moore Theatre. Discount tickets.

Don Quixote ballet

February 5 - 8, 2015 (begins Jan. 30)

1 mile NW

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the classic tale Don Quixote—about a young couple, an aging knight and his dream—in spectacular dance, colorful costumes, and beautiful sets at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets.

Movie songs

February 5 - 8, 2015

1.4 miles NW

Seattle Women’s Chorus sings movie themes and shows film clips in honor of leading ladies of film at Reel Women at Cornish Playhouse. Discount tickets.

RV show

February 5 - 8, 2015

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Recreational Vehicle (RV) Show is an annual event of new vehicles, accessories, and daily seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Musical theater

February 5 - March 1, 2015

0.3 miles SE

Carousel features the beautiful songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 5th Avenue. Discount tickets.

Holocaust survivor

February 6, 2015 (6 p.m.)

0.3 miles east

The Art of Survival is Dr. Edith Eger’s inspiring story, preceded by wine and appetizers at ACT Theatre.

Pompeii preview party

February 6, 2015 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1 mile NW

See the exhibition of artifacts from Pompeii early, eat Italian appetizers and dessert, and get a first drink free at Viva Italia at Pacific Science Center, age 21+.

Wine & jazz

February 6, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles south

Hearts & Wine is an elegant evening of sampling 20 wines, jazz, food, and a wine auction at The Foundry.

Wine & chocolate - Mt. Vernon

February 6, 2015

60 miles north

Taste reserve red wines from four wineries paired with local chocolates at Red Wine and Chocolate Festival at Carpenter Creek Winery in Mount Vernon.

Wine & chocolate - Enumclaw

February 6 - 7, 2015

45 miles SE

Enjoy sampling chocolate, tasting wine, watching demonstrations, and hearing music at Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival at Enumclaw Expo Center.

Eagle Festival

February 6 - 7, 2015

47 miles north

The Eagle Festival includes guided tours, speakers, demonstrations, an art and photography show, live music, and horse-drawn wagon rides in Arlington.

Creative films

February 7, 2015 (online tickets sold out)

0.3 miles NW

The Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts screens 19 fascinating short films at the Cinerama. Standby only.

50 Shades party

February 7, 2015 (8 p.m.)

3.2 miles north

Dress up for 50 Shades of Grey Soiree with sexy entertainment and DJ dancing at Fremont Foundry.

Family magic show

February 7 - 22, 2015

4 miles NW

Kids and their parents love the magic, music, and comedy of The I Hate Children Children’s Show at Hale’s Ales Palladium Theater. Discount tickets are available at Goldstar and Groupon and LivingSocial.

Chocolate & drinks

February 8, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Wine, spirits, cider, and mead pair deliciously with chocolate, artisan cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company.

Bike swap

February 8, 2015

1 mile NW

Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
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Alternative wedding show

February 8, 2015

1.9 miles south

Find vendors of handmade items and innovative services for unique weddings at Lovesick, plus fashion makeovers, neo-burlesque performances, live music, and a bar at Showbox SoDo for ages 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 11 - 14, 2015

0.3 miles south

The Atomic Bombshells perform J’adore, a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular, which says it celebrates romance with humor, style, and dazzle at The Triple Door for ages 21+. Discount tickets for Feb. 12.

Flower and garden show

February 11 - 15, 2015 (party Feb. 10)

0.5 mile east

February is a great time to be indoors at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Six acres of show gardens and 300 vendors fill the Seattle convention center. Tuesday preview party benefits the arboretum.

Asian American Film Festival

February 12 - 15, 2015

1.1 miles east

Seattle Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media at NW Film Forum, with opening-night party at Velocity.

Valentine’s Day symphony

February 13, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

11 miles south

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert features romantic music, including Romeo and Juliet, at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 13, 2015 (5:30 to 7 p.m.)

34 miles south

Stroll through a romantically lit conservatory, hear live music, see floral displays, and taste Wine & Chocolate at W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Buy tickets in advance in person or at 253-591-5330.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 13 - 14, 2015 (8:30 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Comedy of Love explores the passions of the holiday through comedy improvisation at The Market Theater.

Valentine’s Day performance

February 13 - 15, 2015

3.5 miles north

Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs. Poets is a literary boxing match of playwrights and poets performing 7 rounds of plays and poems about love & sex for your votes at West of Lenin in Fremont. Discount tickets.

Cowboy gathering

February 13 - 15, 2015

108 miles east

The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering celebrates traditional cowboy music, poetry, art, gear, and chow in Ellensburg.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2015

Greater Seattle area

OpenTable lists restaurants in the Seattle area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day for singles

February 14, 2015

0.5 miles NW

Singles 24 to 39 can register to meet each other at the Speed Seattle Dating event at Corbu.

Hawaiian concert

February 14, 2015 (8 p.m.)

0.6 miles SE

Family duo Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole fill Town Hall Seattle with traditional Hawaiian song and dance on Valentine’s Day. Discount tickets $6.

Valentine’s Day underground

February 14, 2015 (6 p.m.)

0.8 miles south

Vino & Victuals features a romantic dinner with wine in an 1890s saloon, a tour of underground Seattle, bourbon and dessert at Doc Maynard’s. Tickets.

Yo-yo contest

February 14, 2015

1 mile NW

Watch some amazing yo-yo moves at the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships on the Armory’s stage at the Seattle Center. Free.

Valentine’s Day cocktails

February 14, 2015 (5 or 6 or 7 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Valentine's Day Wine & Cocktail Hour is a romantic tasting with appetizers under the stars for adults age 21+ in the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Run in your underwear

February 14, 2015

3.5 miles north

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at The Ballroom for charity. Discount tickets.

Valentine’s Day burlesque show

February 14, 2015 (7 or 10 p.m.)

5 miles SE

Hard Love is a sultry and comedic burlesque show on Valentine’s Day at Columbia City Theater for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day wine walk

February 14, 2015 (4 to 7 p.m.)

34 miles south

Enjoy wine, chocolate, music, and small-town shopping at the Sweetheart Wine Walk in Sumner.

Modern dance

February 14 - 15, 2015

11 miles

Chop Shop is a contemporary dance festival with leading national and international award-winning dancers at The Theatre at Meydenbauer in Bellevue.

Fly Fishing Show

February 14 - 15, 2015

16 miles north

The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center. Fly Fishing Film Festival Sat. evening requires a separate ticket.

Family basketball show

February 14 - 16, 2015

Seattle, Everett, Kent

The Harlem Globetrotters entertain with ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy.

Kids day at Northwest Trek

February 14 - 16, 2015

55 miles south

Up to 4 kids age 0-12 are free with each paying adult during Kids ‘n’ Critters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, which includes activities and crafts in Eatonville.

Free park days

February 14 - 16, 2015

All national parks

Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Wine and chocolate

February 14 - 16, 2015

143 miles east

Bring a glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at 40 wineries in the Yakima Valley at Red Wine & Chocolate. Pay at each winery or buy a Premier Pass.

Home show

February 14 - 22, 2015

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Repeats in Oct.

Dinosaur show

February 15, 2015 (2 p.m.)

0.4 miles NE

Colorful dinosaur characters sing and dance onstage when Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live rolls into the Paramount Theatre. Discount tickets.

New music marathon

February 15, 2015 (4 p.m.)

0.5 miles west

Bang on a Can Marathon is a collision of new musical styles and ideas performed by innovative musicians non-stop in the Moore Theatre. Discount tickets.

Improvisational theater

February 18 - 22, 2015

5 miles north

Enjoy a week of live entertainment at the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT) in two University District locations. May not be suitable for children.

Everett Film Festival

February 20 - 21, 2015

29 miles north

Everett Film Festival shows films by or about women at Everett Performing Arts Center. Discount pass.

Fantasy convention

February 20 - 22, 2015

15 miles south

MythicWorlds celebrates myth, legend, folklore, and traditional music at DoubleTree Seattle Airport.

Venetian ball

February 21, 2015

0.3 miles east

Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball features music, entertainers, and classic costumes plus dinner and dessert options at ACT Theatre.

Chinese New Year

February 21, 2015 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

1.5 miles SE

Join the Lunar New Year Celebration in the International District, which includes lion and dragon dances, drumming, martial arts, a costume contest, face painting, games, and cheap food. Free.

Brazilian show

February 21, 2015

3.5 miles north

Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, and the music ranges from powerful drumming to contemporary electric guitar at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont.

Guitar concert

February 21, 2015 (8 p.m.)

11 miles NE

New West Guitar Group deftly combines electric & acoustic guitar, performing new compositions and original arrangements of contemporary songs at Kirkland Performance Center. Discount tickets.

Statewide beer events

February 21, 2015

Washington state locations

Get special tastings and tours at 50 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Naked bungee jump

February 21 - 22, 2015

186 miles NW via ferry

Are you willing to bare it all for charity at Naked Bungy for the B.C. Schizophrenia Society? Plunge 150 feet toward Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island if you are 95 to 400 pounds and age 19 (18 with guardian).

Classical opera

February 21 - March 7, 2015

1 mile NW

Seattle Opera performs Handel’s Semele about an unsophisticated but ambitious maiden who journeys outside her comfort zone to the rarified realm of the “beautiful people” in McCaw Hall. Discount tickets.

Alternative wedding show

February 22, 2015 (12 to 5 p.m.)

0.5 miles west

One Love is a wedding-planning event for same-sex couples at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Free.

Wine and food

February 22, 2015

1 mile NW

Taste a world of wine, beer, coffee, and fine food at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Bring age 21 ID.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 22, 2015

11 miles west via ferry

Bicycling Magazine called Chilly Hilly one of four classic American rides. Take your bike on the ferry, hit the hills of Bainbridge Island, then eat a warm meal.

UW cultural festival

February 26 & 28, 2015

5 miles NE

FIUTS CulturalFest is an international expo Thursday, and music & dance show Saturday, produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.

Bluegrass festival

February 26 - March 1, 2015

11 miles east

Wintergrass includes dozens of acts on four stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Sewing fair

February 26 - March 1, 2015

36 miles south

Shop 400 booths or attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Arctic science days

February 27 - March 1, 2015

1 mile NW

Learn about the Arctic and Antarctic from scientists at Polar Science Weekend, which has activities, exhibits, and demonstrations at Pacific Science Center.

Golf and travel show

February 27 - March 1, 2015

1.5 miles south

Seattle Golf & Travel Show has speakers and 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Book festival

February 28, 2015

1 mile east

The Search For Meaning Book Festival at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry features 50+ authors who write about spirituality, faith, and social justice.

Music videos

February 28, 2015

1.5 miles NW

See today’s most innovative and entertaining music videos, as chosen by SIFF, at the Sync Music Video Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Wine tasting

February 28, 2015 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

5 miles north

PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, music, appetizers, and a wine store at Phinney Center.

Beer at Museum of Flight

February 28, 2015 (sold out)

9 miles south

Enjoy the Northwest’s best craft brews, catered food, live music, and airplanes on display at Hops & Props in the Museum of Flight. Sells out early.

Bicycle show

February 28 - March 1, 2015

1.5 miles south

Check out vendors of bikes, bike gear, and travel packages at the Seattle Bike Show (formerly Seattle Bike Expo) at CenturyLink Field Event Center, under new management in 2015.

Travel & adventure fair

February 28 - March 1, 2015

1.5 miles south

Travel Trips and Adventures Expo is for outdoor enthusiasts and features a zip line, rock climbing wall, demo pool for kayaks, outdoor gear, and travel presentations at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
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February 2015 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.     steve.davis@events12.com