Sweeten up your week with seven events in and around Bellevue, WA! Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a variety of ways, from testing your wits at a murder mystery dinner in downtown Bellevue to treating yourself to performances of contemporary dance at Meydenbauer Center.
1.) Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner
Enjoy a deliciously entertaining dinner at Bellevue’s Maggiano’s Little Italy this Valentine’s Day. Guests will be served a three-course family style dinner while a murder mystery plays out. The dinner lasts from 6-9 p.m. and is recommended for adults 18 and older. Tickets $65; find more event details here.
2.) CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work 2015
February 14 & 15
Brought back by fans via a Kickstarter campaign, CHOP SHOP is an annual dance event filled with a variety of contemporary dance styles and instruction, including free classes. International dancers will show off their unique art at this event held at
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Choose from a February 14 or 15 show: tickets $28 with discounts available. See more about CHOP SHOP.
3.) Andre Feriante: Valentine’s Day Concert
Venture to nearby Kirkland to experience global guitar and ukulele music from artist Andre Feriante. Feriante has serenaded audiences for over thirty years with his unique take on Spanish guitar influenced by beloved styles like flamenco and classical. Tickets are just $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m. See more details.
4.) Heather McDonald Live!
Parlor Live Bellevue presents three nights of “Chelsea Lately” writer and comedian Heather McDonald. This laugh-inducing actress has also appeared on hit shows like “Fraiser” (as Roz) and “Reno 911” and has a reputation for impersonations. Tickets start at $20 with performances at 7:30 or 10 p.m. Learn more about Heather McDonald’s upcoming Bellevue appearances.
5.) My Little Valentine
Treat young artists to a special Valentine’s Day Craft you can make together! This event at the Northwest Arts Center is for 2-5 year olds and their parents. Children will have the opportunity to create, decorate, and even get active in this class from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration and event information here; $25/residents and $30/non-residents.
6.) Ranger Program: Creatures of the Night
Attend a free educational event at Bellevue’s Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center where you’ll learn all about natural nightlife! Understand how nocturnal animals live during this hour-long presentation that begins at 2 p.m. For children, adults, and all ages in between. Find out more.
Need a morning activity to kick off the weekend and keep your preschoolers engaged? Join Paint-Me-A-Story at Snapdoodle Toys in nearby Redmond every Friday at 11 a.m. for a free class that incorporates reading and painting. If you can’t make this date, plan to attend another of Snapdoodle’s regular Paint-Me-A-Story events. Reservations preferred; find full details.
OTHER UPCOMING BELLEVUE EVENTS
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- 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)
- 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)