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April 1, 2023 (12 to 7 p.m.)
Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)
The highlight of Seattle Cocktail Week is the Saturday Carnival of Cocktails [formerly Cocktail District] where adults can watch cocktail demonstrations, shop from food trucks, and use 12 tokens to taste “vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey” at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle. Video (40 seconds).
Eat pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls, and desserts served by waiters in Polish folk costumes downstairs, and then browse Polish crafts for sale upstairs at the Spring Polish Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave. in Seattle.
A ticket to The Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl supports cancer charity and gets you a commemorative glass, plus a pint of beer at each of the three participating breweries including Cairn Brewing, 7204 NE 175th St. in Kenmore. Bring age 21+ ID.
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival presents 40 shows at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway in Seattle. The 3 & 7:30 p.m. shows are for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows are for age 18+.
Anime is a style of Japanese film and TV animation featured at Sakura-Con, plus gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, exhibits, and industry guests at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Cascadia Spring Tea Festival features five local vendors, tea tasting (bring your own cup), tea arts and crafts, and used tea-ware for sale at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE in Seattle. Also visit the nearby U District Farmer's Market.
Celebrate the first man to orbit the earth in 1961 at Yuri’s Night, a space-themed spectacle that transforms the Museum of Flight into an intergalactic nightclub for age 21+ with electronic music DJs, drinks, and food trucks at 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle.
OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter. Select a morning hour to see brunch availability, or select an evening hour for dinner. Also see recommendations by Seattle Met or Tiny Beans or Yelp.
Spring Fair features baby animals, pig races, fair food, rides, a garden show, and a demolition derby at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. The 2022 dates are April 13 – 16 and 20 – 23.
Visit 85 coin dealers, see exhibits, and watch the kids’ treasure hunt at the Coin Show held each spring and fall by Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association at Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S in Tukwila.
Best of the Northwest Spring show has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Children age 12 and younger are free. No pets. Repeats in Nov.
Step Afrika is energetic percussive dance using kicks, stomps, claps, and chants while integrating songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation at Meany Center for the Performing Arts, 4040 George Washington Lane NE in Seattle.
Evergreen Home Show promises 200 booths of “specialized local businesses ready to help you customize, update, or even design, the home you have always wanted” at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Held in spring and fall.
Shoreline Short Short Film Festival screens a juried selection of films that are 3 to 13 minutes long and made by local emerging and developing filmmakers, with concessions for sale at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N in Shoreline. Vote for your favorite film to determine who gets a golden Sasquatch statue.
Seattle Black Film Festival “features film screenings, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and in-depth chats with filmmakers” at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle.
National Geographic Live presents scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and adventurers live on stage with amazing photos and video at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle. The subject in April is how people around the world are adapting to climate change.
Seattle/King County Clinic gives dental, vision, and medical care to anyone, no identification necessary. You can get in line as early as 12:30 am. when the waiting tent opens at Fisher Pavilion. Ticket distribution begins 5 a.m., and the first people enter at 6:30 a.m. Free.
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival is “a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry” with works from 17 countries in 10 languages at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle.
Boats Afloat Show includes cabin cruisers, sailboats, ski boats, and yachts on Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle. Children age 11 and younger are free. Held in April and September.
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee has food vendors, carnival rides, a car show, arts and crafts, a run, and a grand parade in and around Memorial Park, 2 S. Chelan Ave. in Wenatchee. See schedule.
Admire art Friday evening and Saturday at Arts Walk. Join a luminary procession Friday at 8:30 p.m. Watch people parade in animal costumes in the Procession of the Species (Sat. 4:30 p.m.), which passes by Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE in Olympia. Free.
Victorian Heritage Festival has evening parties; a Saturday Victorian fashion show (3 p.m.) and contra dance (7 p.m.); plus weekend talks, teas, and tours of historic buildings. Festival headquarters is at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. in Port Townsend.
Visit 20 waterfront shops pouring wine, craft beer, spirits, or cider with appetizers on the Spring Sip & Stroll for age 21+. Begin at Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor. Repeats in Oct. Free shuttle.
See unusual creations by 100 artists and crafters at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, and visit the food trucks at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Repeats in Nov. This one includes tabletop, card, and board games. Free.
Watch young acrobats skilled in the unicycle, tight wire, acrobatics, duo static trapeze, contortion, juggling, Chinese pole, lyra and cyr wheel, aerial straps, hoop diving, and aerial sling at Cirrus Circus Annual Show by the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts at Yaw Theatre, 6520 5th Ave. S in Seattle.
Taco Libre Showdown promises “the ultimate night of eating, drinking, and shopping” plus evening wrestling performances by Lucha Libre Volcanica at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St. in Seattle. Must be age 21+.
Downtown Issaquah Wine and Art Walk includes 10 tasting tokens for adults to redeem at shops along picturesque Front Street, plus “fine art, crafts, music, dance, and performance art” beginning at Downtown Issaquah Association, 232 Front St. N in Issaquah. Bring your own glass.