It’s hard to keep up with all the fun things to do! . This list should give you a good jump start:) Your weekend planning starts here. - Shellie Hart
- THUR – May 4th The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee.
- THUR-SUN U.S. Coffee Championships feature the US Barista Championship, US Brewers Cup Championship, US Latte Art Championship (NEW this year!), US Cup Tasters Championship and the Roasters Guild Roasters Choice competition. WA State Convention Center.
- FRI Angel Band Project featuring Jennifer Hopper (survivor of the South Park attacks). WARM 106.9 Shellie Hart will emcee as Jennifer will be performing for the first time publicly since she and Teresa Butz were attacked in their home in the South Park neighborhood on July 19, 2009. All proceeds help survivors of sexual assault through Angel Band Project. NEPTUNE THEATRE, ticktets (HERE).
- FRI On Your MARK, Get Set, Auction! Benefit for Oso Victim MARK LAMBERT at Viking Hall in Silvana near Stanwood. 6pm Map (HERE)
- FRIDAY (7p-10p) Taste of Pike Place Market Arcade Lights is an artisan food, craft beer, and wine festival featuring more than 60 local artisan food and drink purveyors for ages 21+ to benefit the market.
- FRI-SUN Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival celebrates Seattle’s friendship with Japan and Japan’s gift of 1000 cherry trees in 1976. Enjoy Japanese art, dance, music, and food at Seattle Center. Free.
- SAT WARM 106.9 ‘Teddy Bear Collection Event‘ w/Bartell Drugs. 11-1 at the Shoreline Store. Bring slightly loved bears to donate, or purchase ‘official’ Bartell Bear for $8 and they will match it bear-for-bear!
- SAT Sounders FC match vs. Colorado Rapids at 1pm Century Link.
- SAT Rat City Rollergirls Hitditch Cup in Shoreline at 5:30
- SAT Seattle Pet Expo offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions in Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Free.
- SAT Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at EQC.
- SAT & SUN Evergreen State Spring Festival has carnival rides, live music, beer and root beer gardens, quilt and science shows, and animals at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Free except $5 parking.
- SAT & SUN Gear Expo at Comcast Arena in Everett. Nearly 200 booths, over 20 speakers, a 30’ sandstone climbing wall, a kid’s activities area, wine & beer garden.
- SUN Seattle Reign FC match vs. Houston Dash at Memorial Stadium 4pm.