Add some color to your week at the CRY Holi festival. Photo by Lori Thantos.
It was the warmest February on record and Daylight Savings time is here, so it’s time to get out and enjoy this great weather! Whether you want to get out and be spontaneous at the CRY Holi festival, be active at the Half-Marathon, or amaze your senses with dance and music, there are lots of activities to choose from around Bellevue! Read on to learn more!
1.) WAIT, REPEAT: KHDP Repertoire Show
Friday, March 6-Saturday, March 7
Featuring original choreography by Katy Hagelin, Jonathan Hansen and guest artisit Jennifer Porter, WAIT, REPEAT is an evening of full-length KHDP Company repertoire dance works. Performed by KHDP Dance Company and guest principle artists Courtney Dressner, Kyle Johnson and Christina Stockdale, the audience requested repertoire includes Deathbed, Controller, The Seed, Purple Triangle│Purple Dagger and world premier Wait, Repeat. Performances begin at 7:30pm at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Click here for more information or here for tickets.
2.) CRY Holi 2015 – Open Air Color Festival
Saturday March 7
Winter is on its way out, so what better way to welcome spring then by bringing color back! CRY Holi, “the biggest open air color festival’ is back! Join thousands of people as they get color bombed, savor authentic Indian snack, dance to upbeat Bollywood numbers, and help under-served children around the world. Last year’s event had 1500 guests, so come join the fun this year and let your inner child out in what’s sure to be an even bigger and crazier year! Click here for more information.
3.) Live Comedy: Tony Roberts Live!
Thursday, March 5- Sunday, March 7
You have the chance to catch not one, but 2 funny men this weekend at Parlor Live! Tony Roberts and Nate Jackson will be bringing the laughs all weekend. You may recognize Tony from his appears on “out on Parole,” “Mr. Box Office” with Jon Lovitz and Bill Bellamy, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” and BET’s “Comic View.” Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
4.) Bellevue Chamber Chorus: Spirit Rising
Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 8
You have 2 chances this weekend to listen to the beautiful voices of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus and their Spirit Rising concert. The program features the stunning “Dark Night of the Soul” for chorus, piano, and string quartet by contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo, the early Baroque masterpiece “Die mit Tränen säen” by Johann Schein, Eric Barnum’s sublime meditative “Dawn,” the rousing Gospel powerhouse “John the Revelator” arranged by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, and more. Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
5.) Bellevue Bourbon Bash
Saturday, March 7
It’s time for the Fourth Annual Bellevue Bourbon Bash! Schwartz Brothers Restaurants is bringing together one of the largest collections of bourbon and rye whiskey on the West Coast. There will be over 100 bourbons on display and available for sampling. There will even be a small collection of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon available. Local distillers and brand representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and give you the history for most of the bourbons. Paid admission includes a tasting guide, heavy appetizers and a commemorative tasting glass. Reserve your spot now or click here for more information.
6.) Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon
Saturday, March 7
If you’ve been thinking about doing your first half-marathon, then wait no more! The Lake Sammamish Half Marathon takes runners along the smooth gravel trail that connects Marymoor Park to Lake Sammamish State Park. It’s a great trail for runners with 30% of the course on smooth gravel and the rest on pavement. Runners receive a custom bib, finisher medal, a long-sleeved microfiber Tech Shirt and sponsor products, plus, there’s a celebration at the finish line with food and music! Click here for more information or here to register.
7.) Pictures at an Exhibition – Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 8
Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert is Pictures at an Exhibition and features violinist Elisa Barston. Come spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to Weber’s “Overture Euryanthe,” Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The performance starts at 3pm at the Kirkland Performance Center and tickets at $30 for general, $25 for seniors and $15 for students. Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
OTHER UPCOMING BELLEVUE EVENTS
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- Cirque du Soleil® presents KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities at Marymoor Park (Jan. 29-Mar. 22)
- Ladies Night Out at Blue Martini (Recurs weekly on Fridays); Beat the Geek Trivia Night at Blue Martini (recurs weekly on Mondays); and Noches Azul (recurs weekly on Tuesdays)
- Little Book Worms at The Bravern (Recurs weekly on Wednesdays)
- Board Game Night at Mox Boarding House (Recurs weekly on Tuesdays)
- Weekend Playshop at KidsQuest Museum (Recurs weekly on Saturday)
- Northwest Folklife’s Cultural Dance Series at Crossroads (Recurs monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
- International: Group Exhibition at Hall Spassov (Feb. 4-Mar. 31)
- Bellevue Arts Museum Current Exhibits: BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood (Oct. 31-Mar 29) Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass (Feb. 20-Jun. 14)
- Get Crafty Saturdays at Bellevue Arts Museum (Recurs weekly on Saturday)
- TNT: Thursday Night Tasting at Grand Cru Wine Shop (Recurs weekly on Thursdays)
- Aerial Arts Performances at Suite Restaurant / Lounge (Recurs Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays)