Weekly Round-Up: 8 Fun Bellevue Events This Week

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Fashion Week returns for the ninth year to The Bellevue Collection featuring a lineup of runway shows and fashion focused events.

It’s the last full week of summer in Bellevue, WA, and that means summer events will soon be making way for fall events and activities. Each week, our Weekly Round-Up puts a spotlight on all the top events in Bellevue over the next week so you can quickly and easily make plans for you and your family during your visit. Don’t miss out on these fun things to do in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:

1.)  Fall Fashion Showcase at The Shops at the Bravern

Fall Fashion Showcase The BravernSeptember 18

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Shops at The Bravern in Bellevue invites you to celebrate The Bravern’s 5th anniversary at the Fall Fashion Showcase. Discover live mannequins, two live runway shows produced by Neiman Marcus, a DJ and live band, sketch artists, a photo booth, food and beverages, and exclusive in-store experiences and specials. Click here for more information.

2.)  Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection

Fashion Week at the Bellevue CollectionSeptember 24-28

Fall’s fashion trends from The Bellevue Collection are set to hit the Northwest once again. Now in its ninth year, this week-long experience goes day-to-night with runway shows benefiting local charities, chic parties, special appearances, stylish in-store events, happy hours and irresistible shopping. Join Vogue Magazine for the premier Front Row Fashion Show runway show, gather girlfriends for the fun Posh Party Trend Show or experience up-and-coming designers at the Independent Designer Runway Show. Click here for a more information.

3.)  Hollywood Hill Block Party in Woodinville Wine Country

Hollywood Hill Block PartySeptember 19

Woodinville, a beautiful city just a short jaunt north of Bellevue, is renowned for its wine country. Take a trip up to Woodinville to enjoy the Hollywood Hill Block Party, a community event showcasing the thriving local food and wine industry. This event will include wine tasting from the area’s superb wineries, with each tasting room creating a unique and interactive experience behind their doors. Your ticket grants you access to the block party, tasting tickets, a wine glass, wine discounts and entrance to the After Hours Party at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, featuring X Factor finalist LeRoy Bell from 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

4.)  EZ Rocks Skate for the Cure

4.)	EZ Rocks Skate for the Cure September 19-21

This weekend, Bellevue Skate Park hosts EZ Rocks Skate for the Cure, the first ever PRO-AM skateboarding event in the Seattle area. This is a fundraising event for the Zakes Foundation, which is raising money to find a cure for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). ALD is a childhood neurological disease that kills almost 100% of all kids that have it. This event will draw some of the world’s best skaters, who will be competing for a $50,000 purse. Watch some fantatic skating while also enjoying live music, carnival games, food, pro demos, free skate clinics, giveaways and more. Visit the event website for more information and tickets.

5.)  Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day for a Cure

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Come take part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day fundraising event and do your part to help fight breast cancer. The event begins Friday with the Opening Ceremony at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, after which participants are sent off on a 60-mile journey in true 3-Day style, which of course includes singing, dancing, colorful costumes and community cheering stations along the way, which includes passing through Bellevue and other Eastside cities like Redmond, Kirkland and Mercer Island. Participants generally walk about 20 miles each day over a 3-day period, ending their journey at a Closing Ceremony Sunday afternoon. While online registration for the 2014 Seattle 3-Day has closed, you can still register by calling 800-996-3DAY. Get spectator information here or learn more on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day website.

6.)  ESPN Radio Seahawks Weekly at Pearl Bar & Dining

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Attention Seahawks fans! From 7 p.m.-9 p.m. each Thursday, Bellevue’s Pearl Bar & Dining welcomes hosts from ESPN radio for Seahawks Weekly, a live show that discusses the previous game and the upcoming weekend’s games. Seahawks and other athletes will be the guests so you never know who you might have a chance to see! You can stop in to see the live broadcast from Sept. 11 through0 Dec. 18. Click here for more information.

7.)  Live Comedy: Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson Parlor Live September 18-20

The Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes comedian Tom Wilson for three laugh-filled nights. Tom is a successful actor, writer and comedian with more than fifty television shows, comedy specials and movies to his credit, including The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. He is best known as “Biff” from the now classic film trilogy Back to the Future and has appeared on The Tonight Show. As a comedian, Tom brings to the stage a high level of enthusiasm and charisma that is enjoyed by audiences of any age. Click here for more information or purchase tickets here.

8.)  Public Opera Dinner at Basil’s Kitchen

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There’s nothing like the gift of song to elevate any dining experience. Enjoy a romantic Italian escape at Basil’s Kitchen at Hilton Bellevue, which is hosting a special Public Opera Dinner between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Let the voices of four opera singers serenade you as you enjoy a three-course Italian meal. For reservations, call 425-455-1300 or click here. Free validated parking is included with dinner. Learn more about the talented Public Opera singers here.

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(Images via TheBravern.com; BellevueCollection.com; WoodinvilleWineCountry.comEZRocks.org; The3day.org; ParlorLive.com; and the Public Opera Facebook page.)

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Cheer on the Legion of Boom in Bellevue: Where to Drink, Dine & Cheer

Looking for places to watch the big game… then Bellevue is your place! Whether you want a big screen, brunch, happy hour or the sound cranked up, the Legion of Boom is celebrated in Bellevue.

There is no shortage of spirit in Bellevue with places to watch the Seahawks game and many venues offering game day specials. Browse through the slider below to see which venue is meant to be your Hawk home base.

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Weekly Round-Up: 7 Can’t-Miss Bellevue Events This Week

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The Huayin Performing Arts Group brings Chinese culture and arts to Bellevue this week at The Theatre at Meydenbauer. Photo courtesy of Huayin Performing Arts Group.

We’re currently savoring the last precious days of summer in Bellevue, WA, and we want to make sure you savor each moment while you visit our city and surrounding areas. Each week, our Weekly Round-Up clues you in to all the top events coming up soon in Bellevue so you can plan fun activities for you and your family while you’re in town. Don’t miss out on these fun things to do in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:

1. Chinese Dance: The Huayin Performing Arts Group

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Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center welcomes the Huayin Performing Arts Group, a local and national Chinese culture nonprofit organization, for two evenings of dance at 7:30 p.m. The group will invite China’s top performing artists from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, to present a top qualified program to celebrate 2014 Moon Festival and China National Day. Click here for more information.

2. Fall Fashion Showcase at The Shops at The Bravern

Fall Fashion Showcase The BravernSeptember 18

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Shops at The Bravern in Bellevue invites you to celebrate The Bravern’s 5th anniversary at the Fall Fashion Showcase. Discover live mannequins, two live runway shows produced by Neiman Marcus, a DJ and live band, sketch artists, a photo booth, food and beverages, and exclusive in-store experiences and specials. Click here for more information.

 

3. 7th Annual Cycle the WAVE All Women’s Bike Ride

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This Sunday, female cyclists of all stripes will meet at Bellevue College to participate in a special, all-woman cycling event in Bellevue that raises funds for the WAVE Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic abuse and raising funds to benefit victims of abuse. This non-competitive event is designed for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie and support WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere). Act fast if you haven’t registered; online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12. Click here to register or get more information.

4. ESPN Radio Seahawks Weekly at Pearl Bar & Dining

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Attention Seahawks fans! From 7 p.m.-9 p.m. each Thursday, Bellevue’s Pearl Bar & Dining welcomes hosts from ESPN radio for Seahawks Weekly, a live show that discusses the previous game and the upcoming weekend’s games. Seahawks and other athletes will be the guests so you never know who you might have a chance to see! You can stop in to see the live broadcast from Sept. 11 through Dec. 18. Click here for more information.

 

 5. Live Comedy: Jamie Lee & Andrew Schulz Live

Jamie Lee and Andrw SchulzSeptember 11-13

The Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes comedians Jamie Lee & Andrew Schulz live. Jamie Lee is a cast member on the new MTV series Girl Code, appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately and TruTV’s World’s Dumbest and is a writer for Rob Dyrdek’s MTV series, Ridiculousness. Her Girl Code co-star, Andrew Schulz, headlines with Jamie for a fantastic weekend of stand-up! You have seen Andrew on MTV’s Guy Court, The Hook Up and Guy Code and he has made appearances on MTV2’s Hip Hop Squares, Epic Fails, Wild N Out and Charlamagne and Friends.

6. Second Saturday Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue

Second Saturday Family Night BellevueSeptember 13

Attention parents! Crossroads Bellevue hosts a free Family Game Night every second Saturday of the month from 5-9 p.m. Chess4Life coaches kids on a jumbo chess set and free board games are provided by Uncle’s Games for families to play in the game area. At 6:30 p.m., enjoy kids’ entertainment on the performance stage. Also enjoy a balloon performer, free popcorn, treats, and discounted entry to WiggleWorks. Click here for more information or visit the event page to see who will be on stage.

7. Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

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Make sure to check out the amazing paper works of art on display at Bellevue Arts Museum in Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilites of Origami before the exhibition comes to a close on Sept. 21.  You’ll see over 140 works by 45 master folders from around the world that showcase the power of origami and its modern-day application in the field of engineering, design, fashion, and the global peace movement.  Considered a children’s craft for many centuries, Folding Paper pays tribute to the many artists and activists who have elevated origami to a recognized art form as sophisticated and meaningful as any other. For more information, visit the exhibit page.

 

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Fall Fashion Showcase at The Shops at The Bravern

The Shops at The Bravern 1It’s September and in Bellevue that can only mean one thing: fashion, fashion, and more fashion! So put on your fall finest and come celebrate at The Shops at The Bravern’s Fall Fashion Showcase Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6-9 p.m.

The evening also celebrates The Shops at The Bravern’s fifth anniversary and kicks off with two fashion shows featuring fall trends at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on level two of Neiman Marcus. Come early or stick around after to complete your fall look with makeovers and manicures. But that’s not all. Other experiences include:

  • A red carpet and step-and-repeat at Walmsley Bravern Red Carpet (2)the NE 8th Street entrance.
  • A fitness demo from the expert trainers at David Barton Gym to help you transform the styles from the runway to real life; fitness tips align with fall trends, such as toning shoulders for statement necklaces, or tightening calves for year-round booties.
  • Fall/winter collection trunk shows, gifts with purchase, and complimentary sips, sweets and samples from restaurants and retailers.
  • A pop-up lounge in the 110th Street valet loop featuring live music compliments of Wild Ginger, with bites and beverages available for purchase.
  • Exciting sights to see, such as the new Ghibli model from Maserati and live mannequins showing off fall trends throughout the event.
  • Goodies to remember the night, such as photo booth glamour shots and a complimentary fashion sketch of your fFall Fashion Showcase Bravern 2014all look.

For more information about the Fall Fashion Showcase and to see a full list of store offerings for the evening, visit the event website here.

Looking for more ways to ring in the fall fashion season? Make sure to check out Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, sip on a fashionable cocktail off John Howie Steak’s September Fashion Menu, or stock up your fall wardrobe at one of Bellevue’s many shopping options!

 

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Step into Style at Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection

Runway CrowdFor its ninth straight year, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection brings all of the latest trends and foremost voices in fashion to the Eastside, making it the premier fashion event in the Northwest. The week features day-to-night events, including runway shows, cocktail parties, celebrity guest appearances and special in-store shopping experiences.

Front Row Fashion Vogue Runway Show Fashion WeekPresented in partnership with Vogue from September 24 to September 28, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection offers something for every kind of style. The Posh Party Trend Show highlights all of Fall’s must-haves, while the Independent Designer Runway Show showcases Northwest fashion through the work of ten emerging regional designers. The week’s headlining event, however, is the Front Row Fashion show. Curated by Vogue, this exclusive runway event showcases ready-to-wear fashions from the foremost International designers, all of which are available at The Bellevue Collection. All proceeds from the events’ ticket sales benefit local charities, and all attendees will leave with insider tips and incredible swag bags.

There are also a variety of complimentary events, including a Fashion Forecast with Lawrence Zarian and Vogue’s Cara Crowley, in which they share tips on how to make any fall trend budget-friendly, and a number of 10-minute “mini” runway fashion shows on September 27 and 28. For any fashionista—no matter the budget—this event is not to be missed!

IDRS12-Masha-OsoianuAll events will be held at The Bellevue Collection. For more information, the full week’s schedule and to purchase event tickets, visit http://www.bellevuecollection.com/FashionWeek.

To see what else is going on in and around Bellevue, browse through our event calendar here or visit our website at www.visitbellevuewashington.com.

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Weekly Round-Up: 7 Things To Do in Bellevue This Week

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Amsterdam by Mars and Pony. From the exhibit, She Did It, on display at Hall Spassov Gallery in downtown Bellevue this September

It’s September in beautiful Bellevue, WA, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your visit to our city and surrounding locales. Our Weekly Round-Up puts a spotlight on all the top events coming up soon in Bellevue so you can plan fun activities for you and your family while you’re in town. Don’t miss out on these fun things to do in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:

1.) Art Exhibit: She Did It: Women’s Group Exhibit (Sept. 2-30)

Hall Spassov GalleryHall Spassov Gallery in Bellevue opens a new exhibit this month titled She Did It, a women’s group exhibit showing the work of professional and accomplished female artists. On view will be works by sculptors JD Hansen and Cheryl Ekstrom, encaustic works by Alicia Tormey and Eileen Goldenberg and paintings by Ryoko Tajiri, Aileen Chong and Jaye Schlesinger, to name a few. Every female artist on the roster will be represented for this show that highlights and celebrates the female artist. Free admission. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

2.) Live Music at the Winery: Boston (Sept. 5)

Boston WoodinvilleChateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville welcomes American rock band Boston for a live concert at the winery’s amphitheatre. Gates will open approximately 2 hours before scheduled start at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or visit the event page on the winery website.

 

 

3.) Dining: John Howie’s September Fashion Cocktail Menu

John Howie September Fashion Cocktail MenuSeptember is fashion season here in Bellevue and to kick off the month, renowned Chef John Howie will present a fashion cocktail menu and a specialty happy hour cocktail at John Howie Steak to benefit Dress for Success Seattle, a YWCA-managed program that provides low-income women who are actively looking for a job with interview-appropriate clothing. The fashion menu features six specialty cocktails, each representing a fashion-forward city including the “Catwalk” cocktail (pictured left) for Bellevue. For each of the featured cocktails purchased, one dollar will be donated to Dress for Success Seattle. With specialty cocktails involved, supporting a good cause never tasted sweeter! Click here for more information.

 

4.) Lake Hills Blueberry Festival and Open House (Sept. 6)

VBW_Blueberry FestivalCelebrate our area’s rich blueberry harvest at this free event at Lake Hills Elementary School. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local families are invited to participate in activities including face painting, arts and crafts, tours of Jubilee REACH Center and opportunities to meet with local service providers and shop with local vendors down Blueberry Lane, where blueberry pies will be available for purchase. Students and families will be able to meet with Lake Hills Elementary teachers from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information on this event, click here.

5.) Live at Lunch Concert Series. (Recurs weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Live at Lunch BellevueThe 2014 Live at Lunch free summer concert series began July 8 and continues through Sept. 11. This coming week’s bands include Crème Tangerine at the Bellevue Galleria on Sept. 4; Pearl Django at KeyCenter on Sept. 9; Kate Lynn Logan at City Center Plaza on Sept. 10; and The Swearengens at the Bellevue Galleria on Sept. 11. For a full concert schedule and locations, click here.

6.) Live Comedy: Monroe Martin III (Sept. 4-6), HindustanD-Up (Sept. 7) & Jamie Lee & Andrew Schulz Live (Sept. 11-13)

Monroe Martin III Parlor Live BellevueGet a full dose of comedy at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue this week, starting off with comedian Monroe Martin III from Last Comic Standing performing Sept. 4-6. Next up on Sept. 7 will be HindustanD-Up, a one-time comedy show designed especially for the Hindu audiences that features a hilarious take on Indian family and cultural traditions and highlights the experiences of a Hindu living in the U.S. in the 21st Century.

Jamie Lee and Andrw SchulzLast but not least, comedians Jamie Lee & Andrew Schulz will be in town Sept. 11-13. Jamie Lee is a cast member on the new MTV series Girl Code, appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately and TruTV’s World’s Dumbest. Her Girl Code co-star, Andrew Schulz, headlines with Jamie for a fantastic weekend of stand-up! You have seen Andrew on MTV’s Guy Court, The Hook Up and Guy Code.

7.) Film Screening: One Big Hapa Family (Sept. 10)

One Big Hapa Family ScreeningBellevue College’s Carlson Theater features a free screening of One Big Hapa Family, a film by Japanese-Canadian filmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns, at 7 p.m.. This documentary explores why almost 100% of all Japanese-Canadians are marrying interracially, the highest out of any other ethnicity in Canada, and how their children perceive their unique multiracial identities. There will be a Q&A with Stearns following the screening. Ages 12+; reservations recommended. RSVP to Kevin Henry at khenry@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-7886. Click here for more information.

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Late-Summer Art Exhibitions in Bellevue

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Ochre by Richard Diebenkorn. From Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation on display now at the Bellevue Arts Museum

As summer comes to a close, there are a number of outdoor events to enjoy in Bellevue, but don’t miss the exciting exhibitions that can be found in the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Hall Spassov Gallery. These incredible late-summer exhibits encompass a number of movements and media, so there’s something for every kind of art fan to appreciate.

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Bird and animal pins by Himeko Fukuhara, Kazuko Matsumoto, and Unidentified Artists. From The Art of Gaman at Bellevue Arts Museum. Photo: Terry Heffernan

The Japanese concept of “gaman” means “to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.” Visit The Art of Gaman exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum to view more than 120 artifacts made by Japanese Americans while incarcerated at internment camps during World War II. Made with found materials, the artifacts include paintings, woodcarvings, furniture, tools and more and serve as a poignant testament to the perseverance, resourcefulness and spirit that withstood one of the darkest chapters in American history. The Art of Gaman is on display at the museum now through October 12. For more information on this exhibit, click here.

The exhibit Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation traces this rise to prominence in printmaking and explores the diverse ways artists have adopted, embraced and transformed the versatile medium over the last five decades. The exhibit, held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, features selections from renowned artists such as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol from a number of major movements in contemporary art, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Photorealism and Minimalism. For more details on Under Pressure, click here. For museum hours, admission, and other information, visit www.bellevuearts.org.

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Sunday Suvenirs by Amy Spassov. From She Did It at Hall Spassov Gallery

During the month of September, Hall Spassov Gallery presents She Did It, a group exhibition that celebrates the female artist. On view will be works by Hall Spassov’s female artists including sculptures by JD Hansen and Cheryl Ekstrom, encaustic works by Alicia Tormey and Eileen Goldenberg and paintings by Ryoko Tajiri , Aileen Chong  and Jaye Schlesinger to name a few. Admission to the gallery is free, and the exhibit is open now through September 30. For more information, visit www.hallspassov.com.

To see what else is going on in Bellevue, visit our event calendar by clicking here or browse our website at www.visitbellevuewashington.com.

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Weekly Round-Up: 8 Great Labor Day Weekend Events in Bellevue

Visiting Bellevue, WA, over Labor Day weekend? Maximize your time in our city and surrounding locales with our Weekly Round-Up, featuring all the top things to do over Labor Day weekend so you can easily plan fun activities for you and your family. Don’t miss out on these great events in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:

1.) Bumbershoot 2014 (Aug. 30- Sept. 1)

Bumbershoot 2014Bumbershoot 2014 takes place at Seattle Center and is one of our region’s premier music festivals occurring each year over Labor Day weekend. This three-day festival features live bands, visual arts, live theatre, comedy and “words and ideas” (which can mean a reading by Northwest novelist Tom Robbins, or a panel of writers from The Simpsons). Big name bands this year include Foster the People, Wu-Tang Clan, The Head and the Heart, Elvis Costello and many more. Get tickets and more information on the festival line-up at the official Bumbershoot website.

2.) Flavors of India Festival at Bellevue Downtown Park (Aug. 30-31)

Flavors of India BellevueFlavors of India is the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the artistic and cultural diversity of India, including live music and dance starting at 1 p.m. each day of the festival.  Don’t miss out on the main event Saturday — a performance by the internationally celebrated Kathak dancer Jin Won. The festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m. both days. Returning to Bellevue Downtown Park for the second straight year this Saturday and Sunday, Flavors of India is organized by the Vedic Cultural Center of Sammamish in close partnership with the City of Bellevue. Last year’s debut festival drew more than 5,000 attendees. Click here for more information or visit the event website.

3.) Crossroads Movies in the Park: Frozen (Aug. 28)

Crossroads Movies in the ParkEvery Thursday evening in the month of August, Crossroads Bellevue offers free movies in the park. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and the whole family for a family-friendly movie under the stars. Free pre-movie activities, games and crafts begin at 7:30 p.m. The final movie in the line-up is the hit kids movie Frozen. Click here or call 425-452-4240 for more information.

 

 

4.) Art, Music & Wine at the Chateau (Aug. 31)

wine event woodinvilleChateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville hosts a music and wine event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring amazing wines, live music throughout the day, yummy food and more than 25 artists on the property showcasing their work. Opening music performed by singer/songwriter/guitarist randy Casey from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit the event page on the winery website for more information.

5.) Labor Day Half Marathon (Aug. 31)

Labor Day Half 2014Attention runners and walkers! The annual Labor Day Half, which includes both a half marathon run/walk and a 4-mile run/walk, begins and ends at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA, and winds along the Sammamish River Trail. This race also serves as the Northwest USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from all over the country’s western most six states. Learn more and register for the race on the official website.

6.) Live Comedy: Brandon T. Jackson (Aug. 28-30)

Brandon T Jackson Parlor LiveThe Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes comedian Brandon T. Jackson. He is best known as Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder and has starred in several hit movies including Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son, and several new television series including Showtimes’ Californication and the Hulu Original, Deadbeat. Click here for more information or purchase tickets here.

7.) Dusty Strings Concert Series: Cathy Britell & Friends (Aug. 28)

7.)	Dusty Strings Concert SeriesCrossroads Bellevue welcomes the Dusty Strings Music School as they present the Dusty Strings Concert Series. This week’s concert with Cathy Britell & Friends is fun and family-oriented, featuring wonderful songs, amazing autoharp playing, sing-alongs and stories from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.  Free concerts at the Crossroads Market Stage occur on the fourth Thursday of each month, featuring performers drawn from Dusty Strings’ respected faculty. Every show in this continuing series will be different, featuring the wide range of genres and styles mastered by Dusty Strings’ teacher-performers. Click here for more information or visit the event page to see what performances are coming up.

8.) Live at Lunch Concert Series. (Recurs weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Live at Lunch BellevueThe 2014 Live at Lunch concert series began July 8 and will continue through Sept. 11. Musicians across a variety of genres will perform at noon to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday over 10 weeks.  This coming week’s bands include Emerald City Throwdown at the Bellevue Galleria on Aug. 28; Eduardo Mendonca at The Bravern on Sept. 2; KUDJO at Skyline Tower on Sept. 3; and Crème Tangerine at the Bellevue Galleria on Sept. 4. This free summer concert series features Puget Sound’s most popular bands. For a full concert schedule and locations, click here.

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Doggie’s Day Out in Bellevue

It’s another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and you can’t wait to head outside to enjoy the day. But, your canine companion is also itching to get out of the house and you’re stuck wondering to yourself, “Where can I go with Fido in tow?”

Luckily for you, Bellevue has plenty to offer for a fun and relaxing getaway for both you and your furry friend! From outdoor dining and shopping options to green spaces perfect for puppy playtime, there are many things to do when you and the pup visit Bellevue.

To help you plan your “doggie’s day out” in Bellevue, we’ve put together a  dog-friendly itinerary of some of our favorite places to head with Fido around town. Take a look at the slideshow below and get started planning your canine adventure in Bellevue! For more ideas of dog-friendly activities in Bellevue, check out the article “Bellevue or Bust” featured in the Summer 2014 Issue of CityDog Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Round-Up: Things to Do in Bellevue in the Next Week

Will you be visiting Bellevue, WA, soon? We want to help you maximize your time in our city and surrounding locales by keeping you in the loop on local events and activities including live music, stand-up comedy, theatre, annual festivals and more. Each week, our Weekly Round-Up features the top events for the upcoming week so you can easily plan activities during your visit for you and your family. Take a look some of the fun things to do in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:

1.) Live Comedy: Brad Williams (Aug. 21-23)

Brad Williams Parlor Live Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes comedian Brad Williams. You will recognize Brad from appearances on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as the new FX series, Legit. Click here for more information or purchase tickets here.

 

2.) Crossroads Movies in the Park. (Aug. 21 & 28)

Crossroads Movies in the ParkEvery Thursday evening in August, Crossroads Bellevue offers free movies in the park. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and the whole family for a family-friendly movie under the stars. Free pre-movie activities, games and crafts begin at 7:30 p.m. The upcoming movie line-up is as follows: Aug. 21-Monsters University; and Aug. 28-Frozen. Click here or call 425-452-4240 for more information.

 

3.) Live Music at the Winery: Gipsy King’s 25th Anniversary Tour (Aug. 22)

Gipsy Kings WoodinvilleChateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville welcomes the Grammy Award winning Gipsy Kings for a live concert at the winery’s amphitheatre, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Opening the night is Ole’ Noys, the sons of Gipsy Kings’ Tonino Baliardo and Nicolas Reyes. Gates will open approximately 2 hours before scheduled start at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or visit the event page on the winery website.

4.) Outdoor Family Movie Night at Highland Community Park: The Incredibles (Aug. 22)

Bellevue Outdoor MoviesThe Bellevue Family YMCA and Highland Community Center are hosting the second annual Outdoor Family Movie Night. In a larger-than-life experience, visitors will watch The Incredibles on the outdoor big screen. Meet local fire and police heroes, and join in  games and activities for Superheroes of every kind! Remember to bring chairs and blankets. Family fun takes place from 6-8 p.m., the pre-movie game is from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Click here for more information or pre-register for this event here.

5.) Live Music at the Winery: Earth, Wind &  Fire (Aug. 23)

Earth Wind and Fire WoodinvilleChateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville welcomes Grammy Award-winning music legends Earth, Wind & Fire for a live concert at the winery’s amphitheatre. Gates will open approximately 2 hours before scheduled start at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or visit the event page on the winery website.

 

6.) Live at Lunch Concert Series. (Recurs weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Walmsley Bellevue Summer ConcertThe 2014 Live at Lunch free summer concert series features musicians across a variety of genres performing from noon to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through September 11.  This coming week’s bands include Rockaraoke at the Bellevue Galleria on Aug. 21; Witherow at the Bellevue Square Fountain Court on Aug. 26; the Brian Butler Blues Band at City Center Plaza on Aug. 27; and Emerald City Throwdown at the Bellevue Galleria on Aug. 28. For a full concert schedule and locations, click here.

7.) Live Music at the Winery: Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus Featuring Buddy Guy. (Aug. 24)

Peter Frampton WoodinvilleChateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville welcomes Peter Framptons Guitar Circus Featuring Buddy Guy for a live concert at the winery’s amphitheatre with special guest Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles). Gates will open approximately 2 hours before scheduled start at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or visit the event page on the winery website.

 

Other Upcoming Bellevue Events

Please click on the events below for more information.

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