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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about.

Friday, January 31

Masquerade. Is there any better place to be than Century Ballroom?! This event is a "full three and a half hours of dancing to Swing, Blues, Latin, Foxtrots and Waltzes of all tempos, featuring the 10-piece Valse CafĂ© Orchestra with vocalists Dina Blade and Lucia Neare. Plus, during band breaks, the always-secret Cabaret d’Artiste."

Century Ballroom
915 E Pine St
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $65

Saturday, February 1

The Student Show. Now this is a show you will not want to miss if you love Trapeze, Aerial Arts, and Circus Acts! "Our Student Show will feature Emerald City Trapeze students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. Get ready for high-flying fun on the ground and in the air! See some of our very best amp up the tricks, the air, and the style with their creative and genius skills!"

Emerald City Trapeze Arts
2702 6th Ave S
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Lunar New Year Gala. It's the year of the Metal Rat and it's time to celebrate! "The Chinese Student Association at the University of Washington cordially invites you to attend a night filled with Chinese culture at our 53rd Lunar New Year Gala! Join us for delicious food, fun activities, and a spectacular performance lineup as we celebrate this holiday with the UW and greater Seattle community."

Kane Hall
4069 Spokane Ln
5:30 p.m.

Lunar New Year Bellevue. Another Lunar New Year celebration for ya! "The Bellevue Collection, Seattle Chinese Culture and Arts Association, and the Overseas Community Affairs Council - Republic of China (Taiwan) welcomes in the 2020 Lunar New Year, sharing in the cultural heritage of our community. The event is on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The celebration features numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts and food sampling. The festival is open to audiences of all ages and includes fun, complimentary activities for all to participate in."

Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Square
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

NerdFaire. Calling all nerds! Head to Lynnwood Convention Center for the second annual NerdFaire! NerdFaire is "a mini-con for ALL THE THINGS Nerdy and Geeky! Our focus is on supporting local Shops, businesses, and handmade items, in addition to creating community for all of Nerdery and Geekdom."

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
9 a.m.
Tickets: $25

Kidstock. Bring your kiddos to Kidstock and event that celebrates everything in the arts! "Don’t miss ECA’s 8th annual Kidstock! event. This FREE family arts celebration features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids. As the cornerstone of ECA’s programming for families, Kidstock! strives to engage children from a young age in diverse and exciting art experiences."

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 Fourth Avenue N
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hope for Housing. Enjoy an evening out for a good cause! "St. Stephen Housing Association will host its annual fundraiser, HOPE FOR HOUSING, in the St. Stephen the Martyr Social Hall from 6:00-9:30 pm. Come taste a variety of luscious wines, savor sumptuous appetizers and desserts and enjoy the tunes of musician Steve Olson. There will be a silent auction full of great items and all wine will be available to purchase. Please join us in supporting families moving from homelessness to housing."

St. Stephen the Martyr Parish Social Hall
13055 Southeast 192nd Street
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Eagle Festival. During the month of January, bald eagles are especially prevalent in and around the Skagit Valley. So much so that an annual festival is going on in their honor. During the Skagit Eagle Festival the towns of Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount are hosting tours each weekend, various educational programs, and guided walks --- all with a focus on bald eagles. Learn more here!

Legion Park
114 N Olympic Ave
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.