• 7 things to do this weekend: February 9-11


    Green Thumb Party: Northwest Flower & Garden Festival – Wednesday to Sunday, February 7-11, doors open at 9 a.m. Attendees can expect over 300 exhibitors and some of the region’s garden creators at the event. There will also be seminars that will showcase visuals for those who are looking for advice on gardening or just want to see a demonstration. If you love plants, composting, or hardscapes, this event has it all and a lot more. The show is at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Follow this link for details. (Sponsored)

    Festive Mood: FIUTS Cultural Fest International Expo – Thursday, February 8. From site: Travel the world in a day at the CulturalFest International Expo, featuring activities, arts and crafts, games, and hands-on learning opportunities for the whole family. The event will be on the campus of the University of Washington. For details follow this link.

    Film Fun: Children’s International Film Festival – starting Thursday and running until February 10. From site: Northwest Film Forum is Seattle’s comprehensive film arts organization, screening more than 200 independently made and classic films annually. Kids will enjoy festival classes and Hands-on activities. Most programs will take place in Northwest Film Forum’s cinemas. Follow this link for details.

    Jazz Theatre: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – running from February 9 through March 4. From site: This show brings to life the whole world that Fats Waller lived in and largely represented: Harlem in the 30s – the Golden Age of places like The Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom, the honky-tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, of rent parties, of stride piano players and the new beat, swing. Location: Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

    Lovely Music: In the House of Beauty featuring Andre Feriante – Saturday, February 10, 8 p.m. From site: "In the House of Beauty" is a world music concert, blending flamenco, classical, Brazilian, Mediterranean and middle eastern elements. Drawing from his recent TEDx talk on the healing power of music, the show will offer healing and meditative musical journeys, classic romantic songs and mystical poetry over music. Location: Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

    Music Improv: 33rd Seattle Improvised Music Festival – running through February 17. Those who attendee will get to hear percussionist, saxophonist and more, experience live music. The performances will be at various locations in the Seattle-area. Follow this link for details.

    Theatre Joy: Mamma Mia! – running through February 25. From site: The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A brand new, original 5th Avenue version of the famed piece that has wowed audiences worldwide. This is playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

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