Penn Cove MusselFest offers chowder tasting, cooking demonstrations, mussel farm tours by boat, a beer & wine garden, mussel-eating competitions, and kids’ activities in and around Coupeville Wharf, 24 Front St. NW in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Free.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish and Israeli life, culture, history, and filmmaking. Opening night begins with a no-host happy hour and ends with a dessert party. Guest speakers some evenings.
Celebrate Asia “honors Seattle’s Asian American community through exploring the rich musical traditions of Asian countries” at Benaroya Hall. Typically there is international entertainment in the lobby before and after the concert.
The highlight of Seattle Cocktail Week is the Saturday Cocktail District, which includes 12 tasting tokens to try “vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and everything in between,” watch cocktail demonstrations, and shop from food trucks at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way in Seattle. Video (40 seconds).
“Find tons of collectible records, CDs, and other music-related collectibles for sale” on 50 tables during Northwest Record Show at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Admission at 8 a.m. costs more.
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+.
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 40 shows at Hale’s Ales Palladium in Fremont, plus Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. The 3 & 7:30 p.m. shows are for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows are for age 18+. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Holi Fest Bollywood Boat Party for age 21+ has a DJ playing “Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil and other South Indian regionals hits” plus a dance floor, a pricey bar, and skyline views aboard The Spirit of 76, departing from Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E in Seattle.
St Patrick’s Day Weekend Boat Party for age 21+ has DJs playing “Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, EDM Mash Ups and more” plus a dance floor, a pricey bar, and skyline views aboard The Spirit of 76, departing from Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E in Seattle.
Balkan Night Northwest features dozens of bands, dancing, performances, and food and drink for sale at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox. Children younger than age 10 are free. [Balkan countries are located between Italy and Turkey.]
Join Indians dancing to Bollywood music to celebrate spring at Wicked Karma’s Holi Glow Party where glowing party favors replace the traditional shirt-staining powdered colors at Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW in Seattle for age 21+. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Your ticket to Holi Festival of Colors includes five packets of powdered color to throw as you dance to a blend of Bollywood, Bhangra, and electronic dance music in the lower parking lot of Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Food trucks onsite.
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.
A ticket to Boots, Barrels and Brews gets you six beer or wine tasting tickets, appetizers, a live country band, and a line-dancing lesson in Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW in Issaquah. Bring age 21+ ID.
Listen to Scottish pipes and drums, wear the tartan of a Scottish clan, and join Scottish Highland dancing at the Tartan Ball at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. [Tickets page says tickets will be sold at the door.]
Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Washington Gold & Treasure Show, which includes seminars and lots of vendors at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Children 12 and younger are free.