Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with activities that will have you feeling lucky to be in Bellevue this week! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic music and your favorite local pubs, make time for a quick game of golf, and treat yourself to delicious dishes from local restaurants at special prices! Which exciting events will appear at the end of your rainbow?
1.) Magical Strings
Tuesday, March 17
Magical Strings is presenting a special St. Patrick’s Day show with authentic Celtic music on the Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, and other traditional instruments at Crossroads Bellevue’s Market Stage. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will also include talent from the Tara Academy of Irish Dance. This is a great family-friendly event that will help you end your holiday on the right note! See more about Magical Strings.
2.) Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection at Bellevue Arts Museum
Friday, March 13-Sunday, June 7
The Bellevue Arts Museum gives you an opportunity to peek into the jewelry box of former Secretary of State and US Ambassador Madeleine Albright. Albright used brooches to infuse her views with fashion. More than 200 pins and learn more about how Albright used these small pieces of jewelry to express her stances. Learn about admission to the Bellevue Arts Museum.
3.) Geoffrey Castle’s St. Patrick’s Celebration
Saturday, March 14
Celebrate violinist Geoffrey Castle’s return to the Kirkland Performance Center with a 10th anniversary performance right before St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the rich melodies of Celtic sound as Castle and special guests delight the audience. Families of all ages will enjoy this evening of Celtic magic. Show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets $25 for adults, with special senior and youth pricing. Find out more.
4.) St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Bellevue Brewing Company
Friday, March 13
The Emerald Isle festivities continue at the Bellevue Brewing Company’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Starting at 11:30 a.m., you’ll be able to enjoy great deals on beer and order off an Irish-themed menu. At 8 p.m. Kindred Folk will provide live music to keep the party going. Learn more about the Bellevue Brewing Company.
5.) Dine Around Seattle
Thursday, March 12-Tuesday, March 31
Hungry for new flavors? Restaurants throughout Seattle and the eastside are offering three-course prix-fixe dinner and lunch menus Sunday-Thursday during March! Make sure to stop by Bellevue’s own Cantinetta Bellevue, MōkSHA, and Monsoon East. All three Bellevue restaurants will be offering a prix-fixe dinner menu for $33, with MōkSHA and Monsoon East also serving up a lunch menu at $18. See all the restaurants participating in Dine Around Seattle.
6.) Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, March 14-Sunday, March 15
Even the tiniest audience members will be delighted by this whimsical ballet production. Watch as Alice and the magical characters she meets express Lewis Carol’s timeless story through the medium of dance. With an hour length, this performance from the International Ballet Theatre is a perfect opportunity to introduce children ages 5-12 to the arts. At Bellevue’s Theatre at Meydenbauer Center with performance times to pick from. Learn more about the event.
7.) Bellevue Youth Theatre Opening Celebration
Saturday, March 14
Get a first look at the new Bellevue Youth Theatre this Saturday! Be present for the official ribbon cutting, then watch demonstrations and a special performance. You’ll also enjoy refreshments at this event happening from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The new Bellevue Youth Theatre is an expansive 12,000-square-foot venue that evokes the excitement of theatre with indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Click here for the venue address and more information.
8.) King County Firefighters Pipes & Drums 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Tuesday, March 17
Pair traditional music with your favorite drinks and toast St. Patrick’s Day 2015 in style! The King County Firefighters Pipes and Drums bagpipers will be doing a pub crawl at participating pubs across the eastside, including Bellevue’s Paddy Coynes and McCormick & Schmick’s. Check the schedule to see when the pipers will play your favorite pub this St. Patrick’s Day. Take it one step further and customize your night by hitting the best Bellevue bars along the way: see all the hot spots you need to know here.
9.) Golf and FootGolf at Crossroads Par-3 Golf Course
You might not have heard of FootGolf, but you’ll soon want to try it! This golf-soccer hybrid game is perfect for practicing your kicks, and just having fun on the course. Players kick a soccer ball to holes instead of putting, trying to reach holes in just a few kicks. If you’d rather take a swing at a classic game, try the family-friendly 9-hole golf course that can be completed in around an hour. Learn more about Crossroad’s Par-3 Golf Course and FootGolf in Bellevue.
10.) Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future: Personal Time Capsules
Thursday, March 19
The Eastside Heritage Center and KidsQuest Children’s Museum present a special activity for children that helps them look to the future. Kids will choose the objects they’d like to preserve for the future and bring them to this event, where the items will be placed in a personal time capsule and sealed. Admission costs just $1, and the event happens at Factoria Mall’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum. See details.
11.) Lucky Leprechauns Kids’ Event
Saturday, March 14
Even the smallest revelers can participate in St. Patrick’s Day festivities at this event! Children ages 2-5 will take part in art, games, and music themed around the favorite Irish holiday. From 10-11:30 a.m. at Bellevue’s Northwest Arts Center. Cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Call 425-452-4106 for information or to register. Mention course 90610. Don’t forget to have your little leprechaun wear a bit o’ green!
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); Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection (March 13-June 7)
- 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)