Tomorrow is the first day of spring, so get out and enjoy the weather and the great events Bellevue has to offer! Delight your senses this weekend with basketball, music, dance, art, comedy, live theatre and more. Read our Weekly Round-up to learn about all the festivities around Bellevue.
1.) NCAA Tournament at Key Arena
Thursday, March 19-Monday, April 6
March Madness is upon us and we’re especially fortunate to be hosting multiple games at Key Arena this year! If you can’t make it down to Seattle Center, then come out to one of Bellevue’s great bars to cheer on your bracket picks!
2.) Village Theatre presents: No Way to Treat a Lady
Thursday, March 19-Sunday, April 26
It’s opening weekend at Village Theatre for the new musical comedy thriller No Way to Treat a Lady. Created by Douglas J. Cohen, this fun-packed cat-and-mouse detective drama is based on the best-selling novel by William Goldman, author of “The Princess Bride.” Come watch as the lives of a charming detective, a glamorous socialite, and a pair of meddling mothers become entwined in the schemes of actor-turned murdered Christopher “Kit” Gill. Click here for more information or here for tickets.
3.) Live Comedy: Jimmy Dunn
Thursday, March 19- Friday, March 20
You have 3 chances to see comedian Jimmy Dunn as he brings the laughs to Parlor Live this week. You’ve probably seen Jimmy on the CBS hit “The McCarthys” but he’s also performed at some of the most prestigious comedy events such as Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home, Montreal’s International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and on “The Lake Show.” Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
4.) Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection at Bellevue Arts Museum
Friday, March 13-Sunday, June 7
Madeleine Albright will go down is history as more than just the first female Secretary of State and now is your chance to learn a little more about this dynamic woman and how she used jewelry as a form of nonverbal communication. With over 200 pins to peruse, you’ll see why Madeleine put her own spin on George H.W. Bush’s famous phrase and told colleagues and reporters to “Read my pins.” Click here to learn more information and plan your visit to BAM.
5.) Bellevue Youth Theatre Presents: Oblio and the Pointless Forest
Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 29
The new Bellevue Youth Theatre (BYT) season is upon us and it’s the first year at the new BYT theatre building! Come out and support the first show of the season at the new building. This play, based on the story “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, includes all of the classic songs, such as “Me and My Arrow.” Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
6.) Ballet Bellevue presents Opera Ballet in the City
Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 22
Opera aficionados and balletomanes alike won’t want to miss “Opera Ballet in the City” featuring Bellevue City Opera and Ballet Bellevue. Come indulge your senses with arias from Faure, Mascagni and Debussy, classical ballet from Paquita, contemporary ballet by Jennifer Port to music of Philip Glass, highlights of The Fairy Queen, and a preview of the company’s first opera, The Marriage of Figaro, which doesn’t open until August. Live music will be performed by Orchestra Bellevue (Music Director/Conductor: Philip Tschopp). Click here for more information.
7.) Mick Foley: Tales from Wrestling Past
Saturday, March 21
Three-time WWE champion, Mick Foley, is unleashing his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth into a one-man spoken-word stage show for one night only at the Parlor Live. He’s written 5 New York Times best sellers and draws from his 28 years of travel as a legend and member of the WWE Hall of Fame to show you that you can find humor in the unlikeliest of places. Click here for more information or here to purchase tickets.
8.) Washington Wind Symphony presents Don’t Try This at Home!
Sunday, March 22
The Washington Wind Symphony is celebrating their 29th season by performing pieces that are so difficult, they feel they might even be dangerous! Watch and listen as the 45-piece wind ensemble performs Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Jesters, Huntingtower: Ballad for Band by Ottorino Respighi, Suite Française by Darius Milhaud, First Suite in E Flat for Military Band bu Gustav Holst, Dionysiaques by Florent Schmitt and Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
9.) Brightwater World Water Day Celebration
Saturday, March 21
March 21 is World Water Day 2015! Come out to the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville to spend the day learning more about the human connection to water and how to protect the water both locally and around the world. There will be activities for all ages including art projects, outdoor explorations, science experiments and tours of Brightwater’s public art collection. Click here for more information.
OTHER UPCOMING BELLEVUE EVENTS
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- Cirque du Soleil® presents KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities at Marymoor Park (Jan. 29-Mar. 22)
- Dine Around Seattle (Recurs Thursday-Sunday Mar. 1-31)
- 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: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection (Mar. 13-Jun. 7) BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood (Oct. 31-Mar 29) Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass (Feb. 20-Jun. 14)
- 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)