Sample chocolate from a dozen chocolatiers, taste wine from 15 wineries, hear music, buy food, and watch demonstrations at Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival for age 21+ at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE in Enumclaw. Your ticket includes 8 tastes.
Celebrate the eagles that return in winter to the Stillaguamish River at the Eagle Festival, which offers guided tours, speakers, demonstrations, live music, an art and photography show, and horse-drawn wagon rides in Arlington.
See the best and brightest cinema from around the world for children ages 3 to 14, and attend workshops and story time during Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle.
Seattle Boat Show has 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 100 boating seminars at Lumen Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at Bell Harbor Marina (until 5 p.m.). Children age 17 and younger are free. Dogs on Deck is Thursday.
Pacific Northwest Ballet performs Swan Lake by Kent Stowell, a classic tale about good versus evil, temptation, tragedy, and love, set to the music of Tchaikovsky at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. in Seattle. Video (30 seconds).
Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle. Bring a helmet to test ride. Children age 15 and younger are free. Entry at 8 a.m. costs more.
Tết in Seattle offers live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, fashion, martial arts, and a marketplace at Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. FREE
Each paying adult can bring two children for FREE (age 12 or younger) during Kids & Critters Weekends at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E in Eatonville. (Weekends plus Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19, 2024.)
The Atomic Bombshells perform J’Adore, “a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with good humor, style, and a healthy dose of dazzle” at The Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle. [Must be age 17+, or age 21+ for 9 p.m. shows]
Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, you get a dance lesson, and the band plays energetic music of Brazil for age 21+ at the Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave. in Seattle. Doors open 7 p.m. Video (1 minute).
Circa is a 10-member cirque troupe that combines amazing acrobatics, the grace and athleticism of ballet, and story-based theatrics at Meany Center for the Performing Arts, 4040 George Washington Lane NE in Seattle.
Seattle/King County Clinic gives dental, vision, and medical care to anyone (no identification necessary) at Seattle Center. The first tickets are distributed at 5:30 a.m. in Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. FREE including parking.
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.
Your ticket to Winter Beer Festival [formerly Winter Brewfest] includes 10 tasting tokens, with “32 beers and ciders, merchandise for sale, food specials, and live music” at McMenamins Anderson School, 18067 Bothell Way NE in Bothell for age 21+.
See “a vast array of scale model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, figures, sci-fi, and more” at NorthWest Scale Modelers Show, which includes demonstrations and seminars at The Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle.
Seattle Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media, with most screenings at Broadway Performance Hall and Northwest Film Forum. You can meet filmmakers and attend question-and-answer sessions after some films. The opening night party is Feb. 23.
Creative dress is welcome at A Black Tie Affair, which has performances, live music, food, a no-host bar, and an art 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 Chinatown, which includes lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts, and food vendors surrounding Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S in Seattle. FREE
Asia Pacific New Year Celebration features live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, martial arts, authentic cuisine, craft vendors, games, and family activities in the exhibition hall at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E D Street in Tacoma. The host country in 2024 is Taiwan. FREE
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. February is about volcanoes.
Emerald City Comic Con is a giant “comics, anime, gaming, entertainment, and pop culture event” that encourages attendees to wear costumes. Located at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish and Israeli life, culture, history, and filmmaking. Major events include opening night (Feb. 29), an Oscars party (March 10), and closing night (March 17). Schedule.
After Hours: Valentine’s Day has music by an indigenous band, animal-themed activities, aquarium exhibits, a no-host bar, and food for sale at Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
The city of Seattle offers a free film, panel discussions, speakers, entertainment, food, and refreshments during Celebrate Black History Month at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. in Seattle. No reservation is required unless you want childcare. FREE
A ticket to Love on Top includes an elevator ride to the amazing view on floor 73, a champagne welcome, an “open premium bar with specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails,” and a catered three-course pre-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. for age 21+ at Sky View Observatory - Columbia Center, 700 4th Ave. in Seattle.
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. Start either on the island or at Colman Ferry Dock, 801 Alaskan Way in Seattle.
Enjoy a four-course dinner at your private table aboard Waterways Cruises on the Valentine’s Dinner Cruise, which includes a tour of Lake Union and Lake Washington and departs from Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle for age 21+.
Valentine’s Day Comedy in Ballard stars a popular stand-up comedian from Dallas who is “deadpan, hilarious, and wise beyond his years” in the outdoor beer garden at Bickersons Brewhouse, 1514 NW Leary Way in Seattle 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 promises “amazing performances at 7 p.m., activities, food, and even raffles” on the University of Washington campus at Kane Hall, 4069 Spokane Lane in Seattle.
Lunar New Year Night Market has food trucks, bars, 100 craft vendors, DJ music, and lion dance performances at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St. in Seattle for age 21+. Repeats in different months.
A ticket to Wine and Chocolate Pairing includes five pairings of wine and chocolate plus local charcuterie for age 21+ at Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 W Marginal Way SW in Seattle. Only 20 tickets available.
Kids will enjoy “stories, songs, dances, games, and more with a high-quality cast of characters” for 90 minutes at Bellevue Princess Day at Meydenbauer Center, 11000 NE 6th St. in Bellevue. The FAQ page says costumes are welcome. A similar Princess Party is held March 2, 2024 in Tacoma.
Watch a panel discussion of fashion entrepreneurs at What She Said: Local Women in Fashion. The ticket includes a signature cocktail, light bites, dessert, a swag bag, women-owned brands for sale, and DJ music at W Bellevue, 10455 NE 5th Place in Bellevue.
Learn about prospecting, visit prospecting vendors, and see rocks and gems at the Gold, Gem and Mineral Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Preview some of the Academy Award Nominated Short Films that have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, including animation, live action, and documentary, at Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma.
Your ticket to Anacortes Uncorked includes 10 tastes from among 30 wineries, heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate, cheese, and entertainment on the waterfront at the Port of Anacortes, 100 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes. Bring age 21+ ID.