“Aristocratic ideals of the old guard are challenged by the revolutionary ideals of a youth in revolt” in Alegría, a classic Cirque du Soleil show in a giant tent at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond.
Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 230 boating seminars, is at Lumen Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Children age 17 and younger are free.
Pacific Northwest Ballet performs Roméo et Juliette by Jean-Christophe Maillot with “incredible dancing, the flush of first love, Prokofiev’s rich score, and the drama of Shakespeare’s classic story” at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. in Seattle.
NerdFaire “is a mini con for all things nerdy and geeky” including board games, heroes from comics, cosplay, art, entertainment, and workshops at Lynnwood Convention Center. Children age 12 and younger are free with an adult.
See hundreds of new recreational vehicles and accessories at the Seattle RV Show, which also has seminars, a children’s treasure hunt, and a beer & wine area at Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S in Seattle.
Troupe Vertigo performs España! by combining stylized choreography and lighting with the music of Bizet, Ponce, and Albéniz performed by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.
Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, the band plays music of Brazil, you get a dance lesson, and the most festive costume wins a prize, for age 21+ at the Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave. in Seattle. Video (1 minute).
Wine, spirits, cider, and beer pair deliciously with chocolate, cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company for age 21+. The $60 ticket includes food and 10 drink tickets.
Bicycling Magazine called the 33-mile Chilly Hilly one of four classic American rides. Take your bike on the ferry, hit the hills of Bainbridge Island, and then buy a hot meal at the finish line. The starting point is Colman Ferry Dock, 801 Alaskan Way in Seattle.
A ticket to Science of Spirits includes 8 tasting tickets for half-ounce samples, a chance to meet the makers, and access to the planetarium and tropical butterfly house at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.
Creative dress is welcome at A Black Tie Affair, which is an evening of burlesque, live music, “savory and sweet treats,” a cash bar, and a preview to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (held in April) at Gallery Erato in Pioneer Square for age 21+.
Join the Lunar New Year Celebration in the International District, which includes lion and dragon dances, drumming, Hawaiian & Hmong dancing, a small parade, arts & crafts, and food vendors surrounding Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. Free.
Join cat lovers watching a 80-minute compilation of “the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses” during CatVideoFest at SIFF Cinema Uptown near Seattle Center.
Buy a ticket online for Valentine’s Concert at the Conservatory, which features Sub Rosa playing “an intimate concert” in the greenhouse among tropical plants plus finger foods and a cash bar for age 21+.
The public is invited to celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year with students at the Lunar New Year Gala, which has food for sale, activities, prizes, and performances beginning at 7 p.m. (including a lion dance, wushu, and Chinese yoyo) at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Eat a vegetarian dinner family style, with wine and dessert at Seattle Blind Cafe, plus a talk by a blind guest and music performed by a blind orchestra at “Base: Experimental Arts + Space” in Georgetown.
Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs three works (Symphonic Dances by local composer Bruce Stark, a piano concerto by Beethoven, and Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff) during its Valentine’s Concert at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.
Alki Winter Beer Festival has samples of craft beer, music, and food vendors in a tent at the Alki Beach Bathhouse in West Seattle. At 1 p.m., watch 500 people who raised $50 for charity take a Polar Plunge.
“Taste regional wines and savor exquisitely prepared gourmet food” with live music and art at Art of Food & Wine Lynnwood at Lynnwood Convention Center for age 21+. Ticket options for food or wine or both.
Watch top U.S. players compete with Latvia in a “best-of-five match series played over two days, with each country bringing a team of four or five players” during Fed Cup in Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.
“Celebrate the richness of African-American culture, achievements, and contributions” at Black History Celebration with spoken word, dancing, singing, painting, and dinner at People’s Community Center. Free.