Pop-up Cat Cafes at Anko
Cuddle with cats to your heart’s content at one of the three free, pop-up cat café locations coming to the area this weekend! Partnering with Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue, Anko is giving visitors a chance to play with some adorably adoptable cats at temporary spaces in Anko stores in Kirkland, Lynwood, and Burien from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 7. This is a free event and all ages are welcome.
A Bourbon Bash in Bellevue
Bourbon fans: This is your weekend! The ninth annual Bellevue Bourbon Bash — taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, March 7 — will feature the largest collection of bourbon and rye whiskey on the West Coast with more than 100 different samplings available. Local distillers and brand representatives will also be available to answer all of your questions and offer some interesting history on different bourbons. Tickets for the event, held at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue, range in price from $165 to $185 and are available here.
U Village Shop and Dine Event
Give back while you shop this weekend at the 17th annual University Village Shop & Dine to Make A Difference event. From Saturday, March 7 to Sunday, March 8, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska will be raising money for children and families in need through a partnership with U Village. Shoppers who donate $25 to the cause will receive 25 percent off purchases at participating retailers. Shop & Dine kiosks will also be located throughout U Village, where donations can be made in any dollar amount. Be sure to look out for day-of, in-store surprises, and giveaways to make your shopping count!