• 7 things to do this weekend: January 12-14


    King Celebration: 45th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. – Friday, Jan. 12, doors open at 11 a.m. KIRO 7's Essex Porter will Emcee the event. This event will reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, looking at nonviolent activism and even what nonviolence looks like in 2018. The keynote speaker: Ijeoma Oluo. This event will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located at 1534 19th Avenue, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

    Bikes on Ice: Xtreme International Ice Racing – Saturday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. This event will be at Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett. From site: Ice Racing consists of heats where riders earn points to qualify for the main event. Qualifying heats consist of four riders racing handlebar-to-handlebar for four laps. There are a total of twenty to twenty-five heat races during the event. Follow this link for details.

    History Remembered: “The Mountaintop” – Saturday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. From site: Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech. The play will be at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, 901 Broadway. Follow this link for details. 

    Big & Bold: Monster Jam Triple Threat Series – Saturday to Sunday, Jan. 12-14. This event is expected to feature those driving machines, some more than 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Attendees can check out the speedsters and all-terrain vehicles that maneuver, showing speed and strength inside the Tacoma Dome. Follow this link for details.

    Winter Fun: Bavarian IceFest 2018 – Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 13-14. People attending can join in on the fun of a snowmobile sled pull, snow sculptures, snowball toss, ice fishing and so much more. This event will take place in Leavenworth. Follow this link for details. 

    Joyful Sounds: 20th Annual Sounds of Brass Concert – Sunday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m. This event will feature guest artist: Zachary Lyman and Mary McCann performing various arrangements of music to fill the heart. From site: Brass Unlimited- a tightly knit and versatile brass quartet- is recognized as one of Tacoma’s leading chamber ensembles. The event will be at the Tacoma Community College auditorium. Follow this link for details.

    Park Fun: State Park Free Days - Monday, Jan. 15, all day. Washington State Parks announced that the Discover Pass will not be required on MLK Day. It is one of the days that people can visit for free. Washington state has numerous of parks people can visit for free that day. Follow this link for details.

    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)


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