Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow, but with the warmer temperatures, it sure feels like winter is on its way out. It’s a great weekend to get out and see some art, some live theatre, some comedy and more! Whatever you’re in the mood for, read more about what’s happening around Bellevue.
1.) Village Theatre presents Around the World in 80 Days
January 22- March 1
Jules Verne’s classic story comes to life brilliantly in Village Theatre’s production currently playing at the Francis Gaudette Theatre. Watch as Phileas Fogg tries to win his wager to travel the world in 80 days, amidst bandits, damsels in distress, transportation issues and more. And the most amazing part? Only 5 actors portray the 39 different characters from around the world! Don’t miss this fun production! Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
2.) Hall Spassov Group Exhibition: International
February 4 – March 31
Most of can’t travel the world at the drop of a hat to see beautiful art, so Hall Spassov is bringing artists from around the world, Spain, Montreal, Iraq and France, together in one exhibit at the Bellevue Gallery. Now is your chance to see work by Jérôme Poirer, Sinan Hussein and Gérard Cambon, just to name a few. The exhibit runs until March 31st, so don’t miss your chance to see these stunning pieces. Click here for more information.
3.) Live Comedy: Orny Adams
You may recognize Orny as Coach Finstock on MTV’s popular “Teen Wolf” series or from Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” He’s appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Last Call,” “The Late Show,” and “The Late Late Show.” Besides stand up, he’s also a talented writer having written for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling and Comedy Central’s “Roast of Charlie Sheen.” Click here for show times and to purchase tickets or here for more information. Be sure to use the promotional code “VisitBellevue” for an extra 50% off your ticket to see Orny!
4.) Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2014 Artists Open House
Bellevue Arts Museum is bringing together the artists from its current exhibit BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood for an open house. The day will be filled with demonstrations, engaging talks and hands-on activities. All ages are welcome at this free event. Activities start as early as 11am and run until 6pm. Click here for more information or here for a schedule of activities.
5.) Scientist Turned Comedian: Tim Lee
Tim Lee is a comedian with a PhD that’s selling out shows from Boston to Melbourne. He’ll be at the Kirkland Performance Center on February 7th at 8pm. A biologist by trade, Tim spent years working on population dynamics before he discovered his true calling of comedy. A mixture between your high-school chem teacher and George Carlin, Tim uses a cerebral blend of stand-up comedy and science, complete with power point presentations. Recommended for ages 14 and up, you won’t want to miss this. Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
6.) 5th Annual Healthy Kids Healthy Families Fair
Bellevue College Parent Education Program, Parents Advisory Committee & Swedish Issaquah presents “The 5th Annual Healthy Kids Healthy Families Fair.” From 10am-2pm stop by the Bellevue College Cafeteria for the free event that focuses on the health of you and your family. There will be activities, exhibits, Ask-the-Doc, healthy snacks, raffles and more! Be sure to arrive by 10:30am to catch special musical guest, Caspar Babypants! Click here for more information and to see the schedule of events for the day.
7.) Lewis Creek Park: Going Batty
If you’re looking for a fun, free family event, then you’ll want to check out Lewis Creek Family Discovery Series and their Going Batty talk. The little brown bat is Bellevue’s 2015 Species of the Year, so learn what it means to “go batty” and find out more about what bats do, what they eat, their habitats, etc. Plus, you’ll make a fun craft to take home too! Sessions run from 11am-12pm or 1:30pm-2:30pm and no reservation is required. For more information about the Discovery Series, click here.
OTHER UPCOMING BELLEVUE EVENTS
Click on the events below for more information
- 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)
- Bellevue Arts Museum Current Exhibits: BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood (Oct. 31-Mar 29); Jason Walker: One the River, Down the Road (Oct. 3-March 1)
- 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)