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February 1 - March 12, 2023
Issaquah (17 miles E)
Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the two Dashwood sisters (reserved and practical Elinor & passionate and romantic Marianne) who approach love in very different ways, “underscored by a contemporary mix of your favorite pop songs” at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N in Issaquah.
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.
Called “the best Beatles show in the world” by the Los Angeles Times, and winners of an Emmy award, The Fab Four recreate the excitement of a Beatles concert for all ages at The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave. in Seattle.
Live and breathe weddings at the Seattle Wedding Show in the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle. Expect fashion shows, discount gowns, and hundreds of vendors. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Banff Mountain Film Festival promises “an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world” when it screens films that are award-winners and audience favorites at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.
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+ beginning 8 p.m.]
Hear 10 speakers who each talk for 5 minutes about interesting subjects while displaying photos at Ignite Seattle at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., or watch from home.
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 either on the island or at Colman Ferry Dock, 801 Alaskan Way in Seattle.
Buy a ticket to Belgian Fest and you can choose 10 beers to taste from 100 available that are brewed in Washington using Belgian yeast, and purchase food, in Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St. at Seattle Center. Bring age 21+ ID.
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.
Watch some amazing yo-yo moves at the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championship on the stage of the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. In previous years, qualifying events and classes were held on the upper floor. Free to watch.
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.
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.
Seattle Boat Show has 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 230 boating seminars at Lumen Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Dogs on Deck is Thursday. Children age 17 and younger are free.
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.
Valentine’s Weekend Latin Boat Party has DJs playing “reggaeton, salsa, Latin tropical, mash ups, and top 40” plus dance floors, a pricey bar, and skyline views for age 21+ departing from Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E in Seattle. Boarding begins at 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Boat Cruise for age 21+ includes DJ dance music, a pricey bar, and views of Seattle aboard “The Spirit of 76,” departing from Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E in Seattle. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m.
Swing it Seattle presents a Valentine’s Dance with live swing music, a beginner lesson, a bar, and a giant dance floor for age 21+ at Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave. in Seattle. No partner required.
I See Why: A Circus Burlesque Biography is “a live circus spectacular featuring world-class flying trapeze, aerial, and burlesque.” After the show, dance to DJ music at the 9:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Dance Party, which requires a separate ticket. Both events are for age 21+ at Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 6th Ave. S in Seattle.
Take your dog for a 5K run on the Burke-Gilman Trail at Dogs and Doughnuts Dash, followed by coffee, water, and doughnuts in the retail store called Brooks Trailhead, 3400 Stone Way N in Seattle. Free.
Valentine’s Day Comedy in Ballard is a live stand-up comedy show starring “two of the greatest female comedians in Seattle” in the outdoor beer garden at Bickersons Brewhouse [formerly Peddler Brewing], 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 has food for sale, workshops, prizes, and a mix of traditional and modern performances. Some events are online, and others are on the lawn outside Husky Union Building (HUB), 4001 E Stevens Way NE in Seattle.
Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate includes wine and chocolate from seven island wineries for age 21+. [Buy a ticket for either Feb. 5 to 6 or Feb. 11 to 14, and then you are prompted to select a time slot at each winery.]
Run or Wine 5K & 8K is an urban run/walk that includes wine tasting (or beer/cider), a race photo to download, and post-race snacks at Triplehorn Brewing Co., 19510 144th Ave NE in Woodinville. Kids OK.
Watch motorcycles go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds over a slippery ice surface at Xtreme International Ice Racing as drivers compete to earn points at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.
Learn about prospecting, visit prospecting vendors, and see rocks and gems at the Gold, Gem and Mineral Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Small Island Big Song presents music ranging “from oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads” with eight musicians and vocalists from Australia, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Marshall Islands, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in Tacoma.
“Celebrate the richness of African-American culture, achievements, and contributions” at Black History Celebration with spoken word, dancing, singing, painting, and food trucks (until 1 p.m.) at People’s Community Center, 1602 MLK Jr. Way in Tacoma. Free.
Sample chocolate from a dozen chocolatiers, taste wine from 25 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.
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.