Weekly Round-Up: American Girl Fashion Show, the 2014 Mercer Island Half Marathon & More

There’s never a dull moment in Bellevue, Washington! If you’re planning out your weekend or are simply looking for ideas of things to do in and around Bellevue, take a look at some of the fun events and activities going on this weekend and into next week:

Friday, March 21

things to do in Bellevue

“Never Not Here” by Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters: “New Work” Exhibition. From March 5-31, The Hall Spassov Gallery will exhibit the work of California artist Jeff Peters. A painter and illustrator, Peters combines romanticism with pop art and color field painting to explore themes of beauty and deception.

His work has been shown nationally for over a decade and is in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Click here for more information.

 

things to do Bellevue

 

 

Steve Rannazzisi Live. The Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes Steve Rannazzisi for three laugh-filled nights (March 20-22) featuring his unique brand of “man-child” stand-up comedy. You will recognize Rannazzisi from his role as Kevin, the League Commissioner on FX’s hit show The League, and as one of the cast members of MTV’s Punk’d. He also starred opposite Kevin James in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Click here for more information or buy tickets here.

Bellevue Fire Department Heart Week. From 11 a.m. to noon, the Bellevue Collection will welcome a Bellevue Fire Department community event teaching  steps on how to survive a heart attack and how to prevent one from occurring. The focus of Heart Week 2014 will be the steps our community can take to prevent a cardiac event. Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 22

things to do BellevueAmerican Girl Fashion Show. This unique and fun-filled event will include five shows presented over the March 22-23 weekend at the Golf Club at Newcastle and is sure to be a treat for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls.

The show features historical and contemporary clothing styles for American Girl dolls and the girls who own them. Enjoy elegant refreshments, raffles and silent auction. The event benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information or visit the event website.

CRY Seattle Holi Festival Bellevue 2014. Join the CRY Seattle (Child Rights and You) Holi festivities to play with colors, enjoy amazing music, delicious food and have loads of fun! And while the event adds color to your celebrations, you can help ensure a happy, healthy, creative childhood for underprivileged children in India. CRY America is a 501c3 nonprofit organization driven by its vision of a just world in which all children have equal opportunities to develop to their full potential. Click here for more information or visit the event page.

Coffee Tasting: Caffe Umbria. Seattle Coffee Gear in Bellevue is hosting an afternoon of coffee tasting for fans of European coffee featuring Caffe Umbria, which has transferred their original family recipe for Italian coffee and espresso to Seattle! Come experience a few of Caffe Umbria’s different blends, prepared using pour over, drip, and French Press. Savor the opportunity to compare the flavor of roasts over an array of preps. The Caffe Umbria crew will be on hand to answer any questions about the coffee. If you plan to attend, please email marketing@seattlecoffeegear.com to RSVP. Click here for more information.

Bellevue Botanical GardenFree Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours. Enjoy docent-led tours of the garden on Saturdays and Sundays, recurring weekly. Visitors will meet at Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center. Tours begin at 2 p.m.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. You can get more information here.

Steve Rannazzisi Live. The Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes Steve Rannazzisi for three laugh-filled nights (March 20-22) featuring his unique brand of “man-child” stand-up comedy. You will recognize Rannazzisi from his role as Kevin, the League Commissioner on FX’s hit show The League, and as one of the cast members of MTV’s Punk’d. He also starred opposite Kevin James in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Click here for more information or buy tickets here.

Jeff Peters: “New Work” Exhibition. From March 5-31, The Hall Spassov Gallery will exhibit the work of California artist Jeff Peters.  A painter and illustrator, Peters combines romanticism with pop art and color field painting to explore themes of beauty and deception. His work has been shown nationally for over a decade and is in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 23

VBW_mercer_half_2014_stroke2014 Mercer Island Half. Now in its 42nd year, the Mercer Island Half Marathon is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! Once again, the event will kick off the Northwest running season by offering the Swedish Medical Center Half Marathon Run/Walk, BMW Seattle 10K Run, Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk, and Half-Mile Kids’ Dash! All proceeds from the Mercer Island Half benefit colon cancer prevention and other Rotary causes. Click here for more information or visit the event website.

Free Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours. Enjoy docent-led tours of the garden on Saturdays and Sundays, recurring weekly. Visitors will meet at Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center. Tours begin at 2 p.m. The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. You can get more information here.

VBW_Jubal-Flagg-BannerJubal Flagg Presents: Jay Hollingsworth Back from LA. At the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue, Jubal Flagg of Seattle’s Movin 92.5 FM brings the huge and always hilarious former host of Parlor Live, Jay Hollingsworth back to the stage for a one-night-only headlining performance! “Big Irish Jay” recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his stand-up and acting career and we want to hear all the crazy stories we know he is ready to unleash! That’s right folks, the big guy is back from LA! The show will also feature Movin 92.5’s, Jose Bolanos! Click here for more information or purchase tickets here.

Mastering Milk Frothing Workshop. Seattle Coffee Gear in Bellevue is hosting a free workshop featuring their two milk frothing experts Rachel and Dori, who will share their knowledge on how to perfectly heat, froth and steam milk and milk substitutes! After this exciting, laid-back workshop, your lattes will no longer be inferior! Learn techniques to heating and steaming your milk to achieve the perfect texture for making lattes. Don’t drink milk? They’ll also discuss how to froth and steam milk substitutes, like soy. RSVP to marketing@seattlecoffeegear.com so they’ll know to expect you. Click here for more information.

Monday, March 24

Native Plant Stewardship Training. The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is offering free ecological restoration stewardship training this spring at the Mercer Slough Environmental Learning Center recurring weekly on Monday in conjunction with partnering cities. This is for people who would like to become a WNPS Native Plant Steward and help restore King County’s forests. Click here for more information.

Jeff Peters: “New Work” Exhibition. From March 5-31, The Hall Spassov Gallery will exhibit the work of California artist Jeff Peters.  A painter and illustrator, Peters combines romanticism with pop art and color field painting to explore themes of beauty and deception. His work has been shown nationally for over a decade and is in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 27

VBW_freemark-wineFive-Course Wine Maker Dinner. Basil’s Kitchen at Hilton Bellevue invites you to savor flavors of the Northwest perfectly paired with a Napa Valley legend, Freemark Abbey Winery. This 5-course prix fixe menu was handcrafted by Executive Chef Juan Luna and Freemark Abbey Wine Maker Brian Kosi. Together, they will present delectable dishes such as Lavendar Crusted Seared Scallops and Lamb Osso Bucco with hand-picked Chardonnay, Merlot, Late Harvest Gold wines and more! Reservations are required by calling 425-455-1300.Validated parking is included. Visit www.bellevuehilton.com for more information and a full menu or click here for more information.

Jeff Peters: “New Work” Exhibition. From March 5-31, The Hall Spassov Gallery will exhibit the work of California artist Jeff Peters.  A painter and illustrator, Peters combines romanticism with pop art and color field painting to explore themes of beauty and deception. His work has been shown nationally for over a decade and is in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Click here for more information.

TNT: Thursday Night Tasting at Grand Cru Wine Shop. Join other wine aficionados for a mid-week wine tasting at the wine shop from 5-7 p.m.!  Every week is a different theme so keep coming back to experience something new! You can get more information here.

This entry was posted in Arts and Culture, Culinary and Wine, Downtown Bellevue, Things To Do and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *