Calendar: February

Through Feb. 21 

She Loves Me, Village Theatre

This is the theater smash that later inspired the movie You’ve Got Mail. See what happens when two co-workers who don’t get along answer the same lonely hearts advertisement and unwittingly fall in love. villagetheatre.org 

Feb. 1 

Lunar New Year at The Bellevue Collection

Celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year at this event at The Bellevue Collection, where you can enjoy traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations like martial arts, music, dance, food, and more. Activities are appropriate for all ages and are free and open to the public. lunarnewyear.bellevuecollection.com

21 Acres Saturday Volunteer Work Party 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join climate activists to clean, organize, weed, mulch, and wheelbarrow at 21 Acres in Woodinville. Volunteer efforts help to increase farm productivity, create more natural habitat for wildlife, and decrease storm-water runoff. Appropriate for anyone 12 and older — no prior farm experience necessary. 21acres.org 

The Ultimate Sound Bath 

Bothell-based mauSOULeum offers a two-hour experience for those in need of deep relaxation. The ultimate sound bath experience includes deep meditation, singing bowls, gongs, a crystal harp, padded yoga mats, and a variety of teas. Tickets are $40 per person and are available via Eventbrite. 

Feb. 4 

Mushrooms in the Backyard and Beyond 

Explore local fungus at 21 Acres, where you will learn how to grow edible mushrooms in your yard and how to cultivate a healthy mushroom orchard that supports trees. The event, which will be from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., will be led by ecologist and researcher Daniel Winkler. 21acres.org

Feb. 6 

Microsoft Coding School

Elementary schoolers with Ignite Worldwide — a nonprofit focused on closing the gender gap in STEM — have access to a free introduction to coding basics from Microsoft. Young girls will learn professional programming skills and have an opportunity to chat with women who work at Microsoft, who will tell their stories and host a Q&A session. The event will be from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. More details at Eventbrite. 

Feb. 7–March 1 

Disney’s Frozen

Disney’s Frozen, a hit Broadway musical, premieres in Seattle Feb. 7 and runs through March 1 at The Paramount Theatre. Nominated for a Tony for Best Musical, the Frozen North American tour stars Caroline Bowman as Elsa and Caroline Innerbichler as Anna, the sisters at the heart of the musical. There will be a sensory-friendly performance on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m that will be performed in a supportive and judgment-free environment for families and friends with children or adults affected by autism or other sensory issues. For more information, please visit stgpresents.org/sensoryfriendly. For tickets to all the shows, go to STGpresents.org, ticketmaster.com, or call 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre box office. More about the tour at frozenthemusical.com/tour. 

Feb. 7 

Kirkland Wine Walk 

From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy a local wine adventure featuring downtown Kirkland galleries, boutiques, and other small businesses. Libations from Washington winemakers and breweries will be available. General admission is $30, and tickets can be bought in advance. kirklandchamber.org

Feb. 8 

Volunteer at KCD Native Plant Nursery 

Head to Renton’s Native Plant Nursery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn and volunteer with staff members of King Conservation District. Help maintain trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and aquatic plants by watering, weeding, and more. You’ll go home with native plants that you can use in your own landscaping. Register at Eventbrite. 

Feb. 11 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Happy Hour 

If you’re like us, there aren’t many things that sound much better than a happy hour at Chateau Ste. Michelle. Enjoy discounted prices on select wines and food between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., with live entertainment and board games to boot.
ste-michelle.com

Feb. 13–15 

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

This year, take your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner onto the water, complete with a four-course seated meal, live music, and breathtaking views. Guests can choose to depart on the 2½-hour cruise from either Seattle or Kirkland. Cost is $119 per person. waterwayscruises.com

Feb. 14–15 

Mending Souls Conference 

If you’re looking for a unique gathering this Valentine’s Day weekend, this two-day conference at Embassy Suites Bellevue might be a good fit. The third annual Mending Souls Conference is designed to help singles and couples build healthier relationships. The event features a handful of guest speakers, a masquerade reception, and a comedy show. Tickets range from $25–$65 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Feb. 15

3rd Annual Anderson Winter Beer Festival

From noon to 9 p.m., head to the McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell to sip brews. Tickets are $28 and include a keepsake glass and 12 tokens. mcmenamins.com

Feb. 20–23 

Wintergrass Music Festival 

This family-friendly Bluegrass music festival at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency Hotel features four stages under one roof, along with space for impromptu jams, workshops, and educational programs for kids and adults. Stay for all four days for $155, or purchase a single-day ticket for $42 to $82, depending on the day. Discounted tickets are available to seniors, students, military members, Canadians, youth, families, and parents. wintergrass.com

Feb. 21 

Bellevue College IT Job Fair 

Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., job seekers looking for local IT internships and part- and full-time positions can find them at Bellevue College’s IT Job Fair. Dress business casual, and bring copies of a technical résumé. The event is free and open to both students and members of the community. Register in advance via Eventbrite. 

Feb. 22 

Retiremeet 2020 

If you’re living out your golden years, consider charting your future course with Retiremeet at Bellevue’s Westin Hotel. The all-day event features retirement experts who will cover topics such as financial planning, legal considerations, travel, and lifestyle. You’ll also walk away with practical steps to protect and pass down your assets. retiremeet.com 

WAgant NW Music Fest 

This unique music festival brands itself as an event for “all musicians and music brands regardless of their preferred musical genre.” Any singer, songwriter, or musician can showcase their talents at Renton’s Carco Theatre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in front of a live local audience. Who knows? You might just gain some followers! WAgant.com 

Feb. 22–23 

Fitter & Faster Swim Camp

If you’re a serious swimmer in the Kirkland area looking to refine your racing skills, check out this two-day camp by Fitter & Faster. Taught by Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary, participants will home in on the precision of their starts and turns in order to improve race times. Sessions start at $109 and will be held at Juanita Aquatics Center in Kirkland. fitterandfaster.com 

Feb. 26–March 1 

Northwest Flower & Garden festival 

See life-size garden displays, meet garden book authors and lifestyle TV and magazine personalities, and shop garden and home décor at the biggest garden festival of its kind on the West Coast at the Washington State Convention Center. Ticket prices vary. Go to the website for more information. gardenshow.com 

Feb. 28 

John McCutcheon at the Kirkland Performance Center

See folk music’s John McCutcheon — he’s a singer and songwriter, master instrumentalist, activist, and author — a modern-day renaissance man some might say. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $31. kpcenter.org 

Dynamic Talks: Big Data Analytics

This free meetup series features leading tech experts from across the country at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. From 6 to 9 p.m., hear two experts speak about data analytics, followed by a Q&A and networking session. Register in advance via Eventbrite. 

Feb. 29–March 1 

Gold, Gem, and Mineral Show 

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th annual Gold, Gem, and Mineral Show will provide access to gold, rock, and gem dealers; presentations; clubs; and more. The event will take place at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe and is organized each year by the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, the largest nonprofit mining association in the state. washingtonprospectors.org

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