Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” As you celebrate Martin Luther King Day this weekend, come experience activities around Bellevue to help add quality to your life.


1.)  Seattle Seahawks VS Greenbay Packers in NFC Championship Game

Cheer on the HawksSunday January 18

The Legion of Boom is barreling towards the Super Bowl with only one game that stands in the way. We know you’re going to be watching, so if you can’t make it to the Clink, why not come out and enjoy the game with the rest of the 12th Man in Bellevue? Whether you’re looking for the largest screen, the best burgers, a luxurious lounge or a large beer selection, Bellevue has all the bases covered. Wear your green and blue and click here for a few suggestions on where to watch the game this Sunday!


2.)    MLK Day “Live Healthy – Live Longer” Health Fair & “Celebration of a Dream” Community Tribute
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Monday January 19

The Bellevue Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a Health Fair and “Celebration of a Dream” community tribute. From 11am-3pm at Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center you can experience this tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will be performances by the Eastside Dream Elite Cheer, Seattle Peace Chorus, Sonny Byers Band and Total Experience Gospel Chois. Plus, you can get a health screening or onsite mammogram, participate in a Zumba demo, sign up for voter registration, listen to guest speakers and lots more. Click here for more information.



3.) Live Comedy: Chris Porter
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January 15-17

You’ve seen him on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, now come laugh through the night as Parlor Live presents Chris Porter. Chris’ off-the-cuff style of comedy and Midwest perspective has been entertaining audiences nationwide. You can check out his critically acclaimed special “Ugly and Angry” on Netflix or iTunes. Click here for show times and to purchase tickets.


4.) Bellevue Arts Museum Free Family Day: Cultures of the World
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January 18

From 12pm-4pm, you’ll want to stop by Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) to experience Cultures of the World. There will be different art activities, demonstrations and performances from amazing cultures around the world. Come listen to Gary Stroutsus play and educate about Native American percussion, make your own African Ankara necklace, decorate your own feather pen like they did in medieval Europe, and more! Click here for more information and to check out the schedule of events.


5.) Washington Wind Symphony presents “Carpe Diem”
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January 18

If your New Year hasn’t been filled with beautiful music, then it’s time to come out to the Washington Wind Symphony’s concert “Carpe Diem.”  Dr. Ed Powell conducts the Eastside’s premier wind ensemble at the Kirkland Performance Center at 2pm. With beautiful arrangements of “Gloriosa” by Yasuhide Ito, “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Wagner, and more, you won’t want to miss this event. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.






 6.) Living Laboratory
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 January 21

KidsQuest Museum has partnered with the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) to conduct research through games and hands-on activities. Families will have a chance to meet a local scientist and learn more about how researchers study early learning and children’s brain development. If you want to experience the scientific process first hand and help with real world research, stop by KidsQuest from 1pm-3pm on the 21st. Click here for more information.




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