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Originally published Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Weekend calendar

A listing of weekend events and activities.

Seattle Times staff

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Happy Holidogs

SAT Off-leash dog-park fund-raiser/block party with photos, vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Plymouth Pillars Park, Boren Avenue between Pike Street and Pine Street, Seattle (

PDZA Play Day

SAT Enrichment treats and activities for zoo animals, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$11 (253-591-5337 or

Black Cats Are Great Adoption Day

SAT Purrfect Pals rescue shelter black cats and kittens available for adoption, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Black Cat Antique Store, 1234 First St., Snohomish (425-293-5467 or

Adopt A Senior Pet Month

ONGOING Free adoption of dogs and cats, six years and older, for seniors and adults with disabilities throughout November, noon-6 p.m. daily, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-7387 or


Glitter Gala

THU Auction, dinner, fashion show from Seattle Goodwill's vintage collection, this weekend's Glitter Sale and Seattle Art Institute competition using merchandise from Goodwill stores; proceeds support Goodwill's job training and education programs, 6 p.m. today, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $125 (206-583-8055 or


LIHI's Benefit Auction and Banquet

FRI Silent and live auction, dinner, Dessert Dash, proceeds benefit Low Income Housing Institute to help end homelessness in Seattle, 6 p.m. Friday, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle; $100 (206-443-9935 or

Medic One Foundation

FRI Dinner, auction, dancing; proceeds benefit Medic One emergency care, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $150 (206-744-9425 or

Nathan Hale High School Autumn Dinner and Auction

FRI "Raiders Rock, Raiders Read" dinner, auction, no-host bar to benefit Nathan Hale High School books and equipment, 5 p.m. Friday, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace; $45-$55 (206-784-0625 or

Seattle Theatre Group

SAT Performances, silent auction, proceeds benefit operations and outreach programs at the Paramount and Moore theaters, 6 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $250-$500 (206-467-5510, ext. 1117).Beer Church Turkey Bowl

SAT Benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $25 includes three games, shoe rental and raffle ticket; get more raffle tickets by bringing non-perishable food donations (

Mama Maria Benefit Auction and Dinner

SAT Auction, African culture, food and music, benefiting Mama Maria Kenya's mission to provide health-care solutions to rural Africa, 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; $30-$800 (206-290-7093 or

Turkey Trot

SUN 5K (3.1-mile) fun walk to benefit Hopelink emergency services for low-income families in east and north King County; 1 p.m. Sunday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $20/preregister, $25/day of event, additional donations encouraged (425-869-6005 or


Brewpub ride

SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 25-mile, leisurely paced, hilly ride; showers cancel, 10 a.m. Sunday, Hale's Ales Brewpub and Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle (206-522-3222 or


Northwest Dance Network

SAT Dancing lesson, 7:30 p.m., all-ages dance, singles and couples welcome, Casey MacGill and the Blue 4 Trio, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $10-$17 (206-781-1238 or

Social dance

SAT Singles and couples welcome, dance to ballroom, Latin and swing music, bring snacks to share, 8 p.m. Saturday, North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $10 (425-889-8000).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Northwest Folklife benefit dance with live music, ethnic costumes encouraged, potluck snacks, 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 suggested donation (425-385-2088 or



SUN A celebration of traditional Jewish music, dance, food and crafts by Temple Beth Am, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, University Preparatory Academy, 8000 25th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5 (206-525-0915).

Food events

Ivar's Salmon House Fall Cider Celebration

THU NW Cider Society regional ciders paired with seafood hors d'oeuvres, learn about artisan, craft and vintage ciders, 5:30 p.m. today, Ivar's Salmon House, 401 N.E. Northlake Way, Seattle; $25 (206-587-6500 or

Evening with Tom Douglas and Columbia River Wineries

FRI Food by Tom Douglas, wines from the central Columbia Valley, 7 p.m. Friday, Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $30-$40 (425-775-7901 or

Ganache demonstration

SAT How to make ganache icing, fillings and glazes made from chocolate and cream, 11 a.m. Saturday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20, by reservation (206-632-5100).

Dine around Seattle

ONGOING Three-course dinner special menus $30, $15 lunch available at some venues, Sundays-Thursdays through November (excluding Thanksgiving) at 30 restaurants in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland (


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

FRI-SUN Dogs welcome on 4-to-5-mile hike with 800-1,000-foot elevation gain, 9:30 a.m. Friday; Tiger Mountain Tradition Plateau, 3-4 miles at 10 a.m. Saturday, 5-6 miles at noon Sunday; food, water, hiking shoes, raingear required for all hikes, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, First and Bush streets, Issaquah (


SAT Explore the park for checkpoints marked on a map, against the clock or as an easy stroll, instruction available, start anytime 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $5-$19 (

Eastshore Singles

SAT Walk 2.5-3 miles followed by restaurant stop for lunch, newcomers welcome, 11 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Park, meet in the picnic-area parking lot on Northeast 50th Street at Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle (


Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention & Hospital Drive

THU-SAT Crops, classes, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday; vendor fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; scrapbooking-supply drive for Children's hospital, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $7-$40 ( Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

THU-SAT Vendors, workshops, seminars, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8 (253-841-5045 or

Book Group Extravaganza

SAT Suggestions for book groups and anyone thinking of starting one, with talk and book signing by Garth Stein, author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain," 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-462-4500).

Emerald City GameFest

SAT Mini-convention of board, card, miniature and role-playing games, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-6637 or

Great Train Expo

SAT-SUN Operating model railroads including trains for kids to operate, riding train, workshops, vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $7, ages 11 and younger free (253-841-5045 or

Antique Doll & Toy Market

SUN Show and sale of antique and collectible dolls, teddy bears and children's toys from the 1870s to the 1970s by 50 exhibitors; appraisals available; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 N.E. Main St., Bellevue; $6 (425-413-9516).

Antique appraisal

SUN Antiques appraiser talks about hidden treasures in your garage and attic and appraises one item per attendee, 2 p.m. Sunday, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733).

Museum events

From the Home Front and the Front Lines: Veterans History Project

THU Lecture "Harry Truman: A Veteran in the White House," 7 p.m. today, $10 (800-838-3006); Library of Congress exhibit of artifacts, films and oral histories by veterans who have served in the U.S. military from World War l through the Persian Gulf War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 19, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-324-1126 or

Lucy Talks

THU Lecture series inspired by the exhibit "Lucy's Legacy: the Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia;" Dr. Katherine Taylor, "Looking Through Time: How Modern Methods Are Shedding New Light on Old Bones," 7 p.m. today, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $5 (206-443-2001 or

"Way of the Warrior"

THU Film telling the stories of Native American soldiers from World War l through Vietnam, followed by discussion, 6 p.m. today, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free (253-272-3500 or

Family Day at EMP/SFM

SAT Performances by old-time string band The Tallboys, noon and 2 p.m., Hank, Johnny and Garth, noon, 1 and 2 p.m., printmaking activity, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $12-$15, ages 10 and younger free (206-770-2702).

Family Day at the Wing

SAT Learn how to create Native Hawai'ian decorative gourds, 1 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Asian Museum, 719 S. King St., Seattle; free third Saturday admission for all (206-623-5124 or

America's Food Traditions

SAT Opening day celebration of Smithsonian "Key Ingredients: America by Food" exhibit with best-apron contest, 11:30 a.m.; old-time Scandinavian accordion music, noon; food stories for all ages, 1 p.m., holiday recipe swap, 2 p.m., hands-on activities throughout the day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St., La Conner; free admission with canned-food donation; exhibit continues through Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, $3-4 (360-466-3365

Museum of Flight

SAT-SUN Explorer lecture with International Space Station astronaut Dr. Nicholas Patrick, 2 p.m. Saturday; family workshop, learn about and design sci-fi rockets, Saturday-Sunday and Nov. 22-23, 29-30; museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, airpark open 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $7.50-$14 (206.764.5720 or

S'abadeb, The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists

ONGOING More than 175 works of art including historic sculpture, basketry and weaving and contemporary paintings, prints and photographs exploring the artistry and culture of the Salish First Peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, through Jan. 11, 2009, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $7-$13, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or

Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia

ONGOING Display of Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old fossil discovered in 1974, the oldest, most complete and best preserved adult fossil of our erect-walking ancestors, and other artifacts spanning more than 200,000 years of history in Ethiopia, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays (other exhibit halls close 5 p.m.) through March 8, 2009, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $9/ages 3-5, $16.50/ages 6-12, $20.75/ages 13-64, $18.25/ages 65 and older; 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, Lucy exhibit only, $12/all ages (877-733-5829 or

Park events

Family roller skating

FRI Skating for all ages and abilities, rental skates available, 6:45 p.m. Fridays, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seattle; $3 (206-684-7430).Discovery Park bird tour

SAT Walk with experienced birder to look for seasonal and resident birds and explore other natural wonders, bring binoculars and field guides if you have them; for ages 8 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; register at least 2 days in advance (206-386-4236 or

Salmon SEEson

SAT-SUN See salmon returning from the ocean to spawn; 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-296-8016 or


The Big Time!

THU Variety-show fundraiser by Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 6 p.m. today, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $25-$30 (

Live Music on the Market Stage

THU-SAT Whateverly Brothers maritime folk music, 6:30-8 p.m. today; Beatles music with Creme Tangerine, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday; old-time world folk music with Mighty Squirrel, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or

Disney's High School Musical:

The Ice Tour

THU-SUN Ice show inspired by the first two "High School Musical" movies, 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, KeyArena, Seattle; $16-$65 (206-628-0888 or movie night

FRI Bring pillows to curl up by the fire with movie "Chocolat," hot chocolate and snacks, 8 p.m. Friday, Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15, call for reservations (206-632-5100).USA Dance Championships

SAT USA Dance, Seattle Chapter sanctioned championship events, youth 2:30-5:30 p.m., adult 7-11 p.m., spectators welcome, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington Dance Club, 1017 Stewart St., Seattle; $15/competitors of all ages, $15/spectators, free for spectators ages 17 and younger (206-781-6791 or

Seattle Folklore Society

SAT Singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$16 (206-528-8523 or

Community Radio benefit

SAT Listener-supported KBCS 91.3 FM celebrates 35 years on the year with performance by Laura Love with Jenn Todd, Nefasha Ayer, Correro Aereo, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $15-$25 (

Recess Monkey

SAT Rock band for kids and families, 11 a.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. N.W., Shoreline (206-546-3522); 3 p.m. Saturday, space limited, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline (206-362-7550) free (

Japanese folk tales

SAT Japanese tales with puppets and music, 11 a.m. Saturday, Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road, Brier (425-483-0888); and 1 p.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (425-776-8722); free (

Singing Thanksgiving

SAT-SUN American folk tunes for Thanksgiving, 2 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons Stage, Lake Forest Park Town Centre, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-8860); 2 p.m. Sunday, Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or

Peter Pan

SUN Variety Plus original musical adaptation of the James M. Barrie story, 1 p.m. Sunday, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; $10 (

Garfield Jazz Kick Off Concert

SUN Garfield Jazz Band concert in the new Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Sunday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (

World Music from Sacred Traditions

SUN Seattle's World Meditation Ensemble celebrates the human spirit, promoting peace with a tour of the world's sacred sounds, 4 p.m. Sunday, Theosophical Library, 717 Broadway E., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-323-4281 or


Holiday Boutique

THU-SUN Holiday decorations, arts and crafts by 80 local artists, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville (425-481-7925).

Holiday Bazaar

FRI-SAT Christmas boutique, linens, glassware, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-6191 or

Holiday Market Place

FRI-SAT Arts and crafts, collectibles, books, jewelry, bake sale, lunch, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell (425-487-2441).

Best of the Northwest

FRI-SUN Sale of work by more than 200 artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and Northwest Rooms, Seattle; $8 (

Artist's Holiday

Open House and Sale

FRI-SUN Local artists' sale, blown glass, ornaments, purses, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sutherland Art Glass, 7538 27th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-4190 or

Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair

SAT Arts and crafts, antique/vintage Asian items, bake sale, Asian food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave. S., Seattle (425-827-4930).

Bazaar for Africa

SAT Local art and crafts, rummage sale, African crafts, food, raffles to benefit HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Church, 15555 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-363-2628 or

Hilltop House Retirement Residence Super Sale

SAT Rummage, books, crafts, bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, waffle breakfast available, $5, Hilltop House Retirement, 1005 Terrace St., Seattle (206-624-5704 or

Toy Swap

SAT Mercer Island Preschool Association's sale of gently used baby equipment, clothing, books, toys for children up to age 6, 9-11 a.m.; half-price sale, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St., Mercer Island (206-232-8171 or

Shorewood Elementary Holiday Bazaar

SAT Holiday and gift items from 40 vendors, food, raffle, proceeds benefit school enrichment programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Shorewood Elementary School, 2725 S.W. 116th St., Burien (206-433-2326).

Gentle Giving Fair

SAT Shop for earth-friendly gifts by local vendors and charitable organizations, used-book sale, snack bar, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 N.W. 195th St., Shoreline (206-542-7477).

Harvest Festival

SAT Holiday bazaar arts-and-crafts sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sherwood Elementary School, 22901 106th Ave. W., Edmonds (206-271-2050).

Novemberfest Bazaar

SAT Crafts, bake sale, lunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 23810 112th Ave. S.E., Kent (253-854-3240).

Episcopal Church Women's Christmas Bazaar

SAT Quilts, jewelry, crafts, bake sale, lunch, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church, 123 L St. N.E., Auburn (253-833-0890).

Holiday Antique Show

SAT Vintage sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; $4 (425-750-5416 or

Holiday Boutique

SAT Holiday decor, plants, art, products from Rwanda, food, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Presbyterian Church, 1148 S.E. Eighth Ave., Oak Harbor (360-679-3579).

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Sale

SAT-SUN Sale of vintage clothing, formal wear and jewelry, no dressing rooms, wear a leotard or swimsuit to try on clothes; proceeds benefit Goodwill's job training and education programs, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Seattle Goodwill Store, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle (206-329-1000 or Trinity Crafts & Treasures Market

SAT-SUN Sale of arts and crafts including jewelry and quilts, vintage and rummage sale; gala opening 6-9 p.m. Saturday; sale 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 609 Eighth Ave., Seattle (206-624-5337).


Reindeer Festival

SAT-SUN Visit with live reindeer, pose for holiday photos, activities for children, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; reindeer on display every day through Dec. 24, feeding times 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or Night of Giving

SUN Door prizes, family entertainment, sales, Santa's grand arrival; admission fee benefits charity; 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, SuperMall, Auburn; $5 (

Santa, Westfield Southcenter

DAILY Santa and his reindeer meet with children, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday near Macy's, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (

Special interest

Candle-Lighting Ceremony

THU Candle-lighting ceremony to remember those with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, 12:15 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-454-2059 or

Northshore YMCA Family Night

FRI Carnival games, disco swim party, snacks, craft activities, visits by players from local sports teams, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Northshore YMCA Community Services, 15036 70th Ave. N.E., Kenmore; free (425-485-9797).

Pilchuck Audubon Society

FRI Meeting and program on birds of the Bering Sea and Nome, 7 p.m. Friday, Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett (425-252-0926).

Weather of the Pacific Northwest

SAT Local author and scientist Cliff Mass reads from his book on local weather, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).


SAT Holiday-themed arts-and-crafts activities for all ages based on Macy's Holiday Ambassador, Horton, of Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who," 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Macy's, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle (206-506-6000).Country Village Pirate Ship Unveiling

SAT Train rides, free pony rides, noon-4 p.m., Pirates of Treasure Island appearance, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Country Village Shops playground, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell (

Rosicrucian Order

SUN Learn about the Rosicrucian Order, an ancient fraternal group who study science, mysticism and history, 3 p.m. Sunday, Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline; free (360-658-3699).


FMX Freestyle Motocross

World Tour

SAT FMX and BMX stunt competition, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pit Party to meet the drivers 6-7 p.m., Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $14.50-$26 (866-332-8499 or


Modern skyscrapers

SAT Learn about changing styles and trends of the 1980s to the present; 10 a.m. Saturday, from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, tour ends at 1301 Second Ave., Seattle; $15-$17 (206-667-9184 or

Movie palaces and more

SAT Behind-the-scenes look at movie and vaudeville stages at historic theaters, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$17 (206-667-9184 or

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

THU, SAT Packing light and right, 6-7 p.m. today, Rick Steves Travel Center; Village Italy, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theatre, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or

Visual arts

Kirkland Second Thursday Artwalk

THU Events in downtown Kirkland include jewelry trunk show, 6-9 p.m. today, Lakeshore Gallery, 107 Park Lane, Kirkland; free (425-827-0606).

Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House/mini art classes

SAT-SUN Learn about classes and programs for all ages, studio tours, art demonstrations, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, free; four- hour classes including glassblowing, printmaking, welding, for beginners to experienced artists, Sunday-Nov. 23, $45-$130; Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle (206-328-2200 or

Lummi Island Artists' Holiday Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Paintings, pottery, jewelry and more by 20 artists in 14 locations around the island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lummi Island (360-758-7121 or


Garden d'Lights

ONGOING Garden d'Light installers needed through Nov. 21; greeters needed, 3-hour evening shifts, Nov. 29-Jan. 3, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-451-3755 or


Bottle Cap Art Workshop

FRI Make four magnets and one pendant using colored paper, atlas and music sheets, or your own photographs, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Tot Spot Cafe, 17802 134th Ave N.E., Woodinville; $32 includes childcare (142-548-8279 or

Eastridge Family Conference

FRI-SAT Family Conference featuring Dr. John Trent, expert on building families and relationships in stressful times; Dessert Date Night, 7:30-9 p.m. Friday; seminar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, lunch and childcare included, Eastridge Christian Assembly, 5025 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Issaquah; $25-$125, preregistration required (425-392-3253 or

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

SAT A community history project celebrating the 100th anniversary of Seattle's first world's fair and its influence on local history, 1 p.m. Saturday, Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (

Puget Sound Cohousing Fair

SAT Cohousing introduction multimedia presentation, meet people from cohousing communities and forming groups, tours of Duwamish Cohousing, followed by a potluck, 4 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Cohousing, 6000 17th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (

Portrait photography

SAT Informal talk on taking portraits, 2 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; (425-822-2459).

Holiday Floral Statements

SAT How to incorporate candles and greens to create arrangements for your table and wall, noon Saturday, Wight's Home and Garden, 5026 196th S.W., Lynnwood (425-775-3636 or

Family holiday art workshops

SAT Create folk-art including batik, straw weaving, pysanky egg painting, using natural materials, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mukilteo Art Academy, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; $35 (425-308-5503 or

Self defense for women

SAT Lecture and simple hands-on techniques for girls and women ages 13 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Northshore Family YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th, Bothell; preregister (425-485-9797).

Holiday card making

SAT Use rubber stamps to create holiday cards, 2 p.m. Saturday, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620).

Holiday herb wreath

SAT How to create an evergreen wreath laced with herbs and medicinal uses of herbs, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Squak Mt. Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-1025 or


SUN Science of Spirituality instruction on how to meditate for beginners, followed by vegetarian meal, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Senior Center, 5429 32nd Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, preregister (206-362-7138 or

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