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Cherry Blossom Cultural Fest. This festival will run all weekend and celebrates Seattle's friendship with Japan and the 1,000 cherry trees that Japan gifted Seattle back in 1976. There will be tons of Japanese art, dance, music, martial arts, and food!(Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined).
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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 hello@seattlerefined.com if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, April 20

Leavenworth Ale-Fest. Head on over to Leavenworth for the first beer fest of the season! A ticket to the Leavenworth Ale-Fest allows you to taste 40 beers and ciders with live music and food in the Festhalle. This event runs all weekend!

Leavenworth Festhalle
1001 Front Street
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$35

Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Fest. This festival will run all weekend and celebrates Seattle's friendship with Japan and the 1,000 cherry trees that Japan gifted Seattle back in 1976. There will be tons of Japanese art, dance, music, martial arts, and food!

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Free

Saturday, April 21

Trolley Bar Crawl on a Jameson Jitney. A ticket to this trolley bar crawl gets you rides to three Cap Hill bars, a drink at each bar, a formal tasting and interactive games.

Unicorn, Canterbury Ale House, The Chieftain
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $39

Tacoma Guitar Festival. This guitar lovers dream features live performances, guitar workshops led by industry experts, and 150 *rock n' roll* vendors, baby! Tickets buyers can buy, trade, or sell vintage, used, and new guitars, amps, pedals, mandos, banjos, ukes, vinyl records and more.

Tacoma Dome
2727 E D St
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets: $15

NW Mind Body Spirit Connection. This spiritual event will bring "thought-provoking speakers, lively demonstrations, and knowledgeable exhibitors" that will focus on improving your health and well being! It's all about holistic health with variety classes, talks, demos, and mini-workshops that range from organic farming, mindfulness and more.

Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Sunday, April 22

Cochon 555. This annual pig feast is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer! There will be over 1500 pounds of heritage breed pork and ethically sourced foods during the three hour experience.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St
4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $200



















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