Enjoy the best Seattle events this weekend.
Distance is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle.
April 28, 2017 (7 to 9:45 p.m.)
1 mile NWTaste unlimited samples of Washington wine at Science Uncorked and explore the exhibits after hours at the Pacific Science Center for ages 21+.
April 28 - 29, 2017
11 miles eastEmerald Cup is a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique championship with health-industry vendors at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Films by young directors
April 28 - 30, 2017
Seattle locationsNational Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) showcases the best directors age 24 and younger from around the world at the Cinerama and SIFF Cinema Uptown.
World Rhythm Festival
April 28 - 30, 2017
1 mile NWImmerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.
Apple Blossom Festival
April 28 - May 7, 2017
148 miles eastThe Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee offers apple pie, arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival, parade, and run.
Marching for the planet
April 29, 2017 (10 a.m.)
1 mile southPeople’s Climate Movement leads a march today in Washington, DC “to stand up for our communities and climate.” Seattle’s version is a 1-mile People’s Climate March from Occidental Square to Westlake Park. Free.
April 29, 2017 (nearly sold out)
1 mile NWEnjoy bite-size tastes of cheese and meat paired with wine, beer, and cider at the Cheese and Meat Festival, which also offers coffee samples and seminars at McCaw Hall for age 21+.
Kirkland beer tasting
April 29, 2017 (noon)
13.7 miles NETaste local beers and ciders at Kirkland Spring Beerfest, which is indoors in Kirkland for age 21+. Optional short race (only one-half kilometer).
April 29, 2017 (afternoon & evening)
31 miles northMeet local distillers, taste their products, sample food, hear music, and order cocktails at Snohomish on the Rocks at Thomas Family Farm.
April 29 - 30, 2017 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
34 miles southMeet printers, make paper creations, and watch steamrollers print art at Tacoma Wayzgoose. Free.
April 30, 2017 (5 p.m., VIP 4)
0.5 mile southCochon 555 is a culinary competition that features a stand-up tasting of dozens of chef-prepared dishes paired with wine, beer, and spirits at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for $125.
Zany comedy in Woodinville
April 30, 2017 (2 p.m.)
20 miles NEWillum can’t say no to an old friend who saved his life in Vietnam, and let’s him move into his house, but the friend turns out to be The Nerd, a houseguest from hell with no social sense, intelligence, or tact, at Woodinville Repertory Theatre. Discount tickets $10.
April 30, 2017 (1 p.m.)
38 miles southThe annual Sounds of Brass Pops Concert is held at Tacoma Community College. This event repeats with classical music in January. Donation.
April 30, 2017
42 miles southTacoma City Marathon is one of the area’s best and includes running across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, or run the marathon relay, half marathon, or 5K.