Calendar: March 2020

March 1 

Fired-Up Fridays 

Each Friday at KidsQuest Museum in Bellevue, kiddos are invited into an open studio space to make unique clay masterpieces. No registration is required — just pay $5 at the door, and drop in any time between 3 and 6 p.m.  

March 2 

Cabernet Classic 

From 6 to 9 p.m. at the new Porsche Bellevue, the Ninth Annual Cabernet Classic features more than 50 of Washington’s best cabs. Local restaurants will provide bites to eat for the event, which will raise funds for local charity Talk It Up TV’s “Be Kind.” Tickets are $75.

March 6 

Social Ballroom Class 

Are you a beginner in dance who wants to learn the fundamentals of popular dances like the salsa, foxtrot, and waltz? Check out this class through NIKA International Academy in Bellevue. No partner or experience is necessary, and cost is $17. Register in advance through Eventbrite.  

Low Sensory Evenings

Each month, KidsQuest offers a free, low sensory evening for kids with sensory sensitivities to comfortably visit the museum. Ambient noise, low light, and limited attendance make the evening perfect for kiddos with autism and/or Sensory Processing Disorder. Preregister in advance. 

March 7 

‘The Bachelor Live’ 

Now you can join in on the search for love during The Bachelor Live on Stage at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Hosts Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin will introduce a hometown bachelor to local ladies in the audience. There will be games and challenges, and he will hand a rose to the lady he’s most compatible with. The entire audience will participate. Tickets are $35–$65.

March 8 

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Neighbor Day’

Head to The Paramount Theatre in Seattle to meet Daniel Tiger and his friends! Tickets are $16–$46+ for this family fun event.

March 9 

Overlake Women’s Symposium

Free and open to those over 21, this discussion of women’s health will feature an all-female panel of experts. Topics include childbirth, mental health, weight management, aging, and more. Preregistration is required. 

March 10 

Scottish Folk and Baroque 

Hear traditional music from 18th-century Scotland from 3 to 5 p.m. at RESONANCE at SOMA Towers in Bellevue. Internationally acclaimed fiddler and violinist Brandon Vance will play a unique program with harpsichordist and guitarist Henry Lebedinsky. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Bourgogne Master Class 

Jeff Hobson

Learn everything you need to know about what makes Bourgogne wines exceptional, from the geological history of the region to the structure of the Appellation system. Taste wines ranging from regional to Village, Premiere, and Grand Cru appellations at the Cépaé Tasting room. Tickets are $49 through Eventbrite. 

March 11 

Third Eye Blind

See the band’s Screamer Tour 2020 at The Showbox in Seattle. Tickets are $55.

North America MCT Summit 2019

This summit is designed for people interested in becoming Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) and people who are already MCTs. Industry experts and guest speakers help attendees update important skills and networks. Registration prices vary and can be found on Eventbrite. 

March 12 

Bellevue Job Fair 

This job fair is free for all job seekers. Make valuable connections with a wide variety of employers. You’ll meet directly with hiring managers and get instant feedback on your résumé. Register in advance through Eventbrite.

March 12–15 

Emerald City Comic Con 

Get dressed up as your favorite character, and head to Comic Con for one or more days at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Prices vary.

March 13 

Pacific Northwest Ballet: ‘One Thousand Pieces’

Photo © Angela Sterling.

PNB will premier Alejandro Cerrudo’s One Thousand Pieces at McCaw Hall in Seattle. David Dawson’s Empire Noir also will return in this double bill. Tickets are $37–$190.

March 15 

Mindfulness in the Winter Garden: Nourishing Peace Within 

Come to the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a guided meditation to clear your mind. A psychotherapist and naturopathic physician will lead you through the 1.5-hour-long class in the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Cost is $25 for garden members, and $35 for nonmembers.  

March 16 

Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair

This fair is open to all students in grades 9–12 attending schools (public, private, and at home) in King and Snohomish counties. Students who are interested in participating in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair are required to participate in this event, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bellevue College cafeteria. 

Kirkland Shamrock Run 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a run or walk through downtown Kirkland. There will be a 5K, 10K, and Kids Race. Proceeds go to local nonprofits, and the event will be followed up by a post-race party at Wilde Rover. Registration costs are between $15 and $40. 

Hydrangea How-To Kit 

Make your hydrangeas thrive in your garden by learning traits between species and proper care techniques. The class at the Bellevue Botanical Garden will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at noon. Cost is $25 for Botanical Garden members and $35 for nonmembers.

March 19 

2019 Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon 

Support Bellevue kids in need at the annual Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon. From 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., learn about the impact you can have for the 18 percent of local students living in poverty. The event is free to attend, but there will be an opportunity to make a gift to ensure that all Bellevue kids have basic necessities. Register in advance through Eventbrite.

March 19–29 

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Courtesy Seattle Jewish Film Festival

The 25th anniversary of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival will include not only weeks of excellent films highlighting Jewish stories, but also a soirée launch party complete with a red carpet and special guests at screenings, from directors and actors to comedians and photographers.

March 20 

Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files 

National Archives volunteer Trish Hackett Nicola dives into the rich history behind the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. and becoming naturalized citizens for 61 years. The free event at South Lake Café is presented by MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and 

March 24–April 5 

Shen Yun

The culture of ancient China will come to life on stage at McCaw Hall in Seattle with stunning design, costumes, dance, and an orchestra. Tickets are $80–$200.

March 30 

Scout Day for Younger Scouts 

Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts K-third grade can spend a few hours working on badges at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Visit stations, go on a nature walk, and learn how to compost and plant seeds. Cost is $12, and adult chaperones are free.

March 31 

GH Fantasy Weekend 

Are you a fan of General Hospital? Meet stars from the show like Laura Wright, Michael Easton, William deVry, and more at the Hilton Bellevue. Tickets range in price from $93 to $249, with more expensive packages earning guests a meet and greet with actors, autographs, and photo opportunities.

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