1. Home improvement: Seattle Home Show. Feb. 15-23. CenturyLink Field Event Center. Saturday, Sunday and Mondays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Spring Shows is returning to the Northwest as the largest consumer home show, providing everything for indoor and outdoor home improvement. Appliance vendors, builders, remodelers, decorators and so much more will be on site to give guests an exceptional experience, providing multiple demos to view products and services. Attendees have an option to enjoy special features during the home show including seminars and even wine tastings. In the Pacific Northwest, all types of weather are common, and you can find plenty of vendors to cater to your needs for improving your home. Follow the link here for more details.
2. West Seattle festival: Alki Winter Beer Festival. Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Alki Beach. Enjoy delicious, local food and beers on tap from local vendors, showcasing their Winter stock of brews and food. In support of the Special Olympics Washington, come spend the day and try all the local, unique eats and beverages. You can also sign-up to participate in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Mobile Food Rodeo’s fleet of food trucks will be curbside, plus 20 different beers on tap at the beach to enjoy. Tasting experiences and tickets are also available and 100% of the proceeds go straight to Special Olympics Washington. Follow the link here for more event details.
3. Cat lovers unite: Cat Video Fest 2020. Feb. 22; show times at 1 and 3 p.m. SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle. If you love cats and the cinema, or social media, this festival is perfect for you. Get your fix of a new compilation of the funniest and most endearing collections of felines that have graced the internet. Cat home and music videos, free cat swag and giveaways will be ready to explore at SIFF this weekend. Meet local celeb-kitty Klaus the Cat and chat all about cats with local shelter and rehabilitation centers, Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and All the Best Pet Care. Follow the link here for more event details.
4. Month of celebration: 2nd Annual Black History Celebration. Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m. People’s Community Center, Tacoma. PCC of Tacoma welcomes all to come and celebration Black History Month this Friday. Celebrate the richness of African American culture, achievements, and contributions to the Puget Sound community. At the event, enjoy or take part in dancing, singing, painting, spoken word performances and much more. There will also be guest speakers, arts and crafts, and a dinner. Follow the link here for more event details.
5. Seattle dance: Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini Fest. Feb. 21-29. Various show and performance times. Erickson Theatre off Broadway, Seattle. SIDF Winter Mini Fest is welcoming back its two weekend-long festival, with highlights of Seattle’s most talented and collaborative collection of international artistic directors, dancers and dance companies. Khambatta Dance Company and Unplugged Bodies, based in Seoul, South Korea, will introduce work from their companies. Dancers will come together to present new pieces of art through the two weekends. The companies will also be joined by Jaewoo Jung, an award-winning and up and coming Korean contemporary dance star. Follow the link here for more event details.
6. Blues in the PNW: Wintergrass Music Festival. Feb. 20-23. Thursday, 5:45- 10 p.m., Friday, 1:45-12 a.m., Saturday, 2-8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hyatt Regency, Bellevue. Wintergrass is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that loves to bring good music to the world. Acoustic Sound is committed to preserving and promoting traditional acoustic American music. Through their collaboration, Wintergrass was born and continues to thrive with the sharing and passion of Bluegrass music. The festival features a workshop with numerous musical performances, collaborative sets with musicians and vocalist. You can hear anything from traditional string bands to group singing and repertoire, to Celtic fiddling. Follow the link here to sign-up or learn more about the event.
7. Children’s theater. Seattle Children’s Theatre presents “Snow White." Charlotte Martin Theatre. Feb. 6-9, 15-16, 22-23, Feb. 29-Mar.1, 7-8, 14-15. Various show times. The classic fairy tale tells the story of two teenagers finding each other deep in the forest, where they must encounter an evil queen. During her journey, Snow White befriends seven dwarfs and redefines her true ambitions in life. The contemporary story features a fresh perspective on the wondrous story of love and friendship, self-discovery, inner beauty and courage. Follow the link here for more event details.
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