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Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival. I don't know, do you think we have covered enough on cherry blossoms this season? Um, NEVER! This festival celebrates Seattle's friendship with Japan and Japan's gift of 1,000 cherry trees in 1976. There will be Japanese art, dance, music, and food! If you can't make it on Friday, the festival runs all weekend. (Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)

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 21

Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival. I don't know, do you think we have covered enough on cherry blossoms this season? Um, NEVER! This festival celebrates Seattle's friendship with Japan and Japan's gift of 1,000 cherry trees in 1976. There will be Japanese art, dance, music, and food! If you can't make it on Friday, the festival runs all weekend.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
10AM-6PM
Free

Improvathon. This is exactly what it sounds like. Non-stop improv! 50 hours of improv to be more specific. The 50 hour fest starts at 7p on Friday night and goes until Sunday. And really, it's non-stop. There are only 5 minute breaks every hour. Audience members who make it through the entire Improvathon will receive a lifetime pass to see ANY Unexpected Production show. If you actually do this - MAD respect, yo.

Unexpected Productions - Pike Place Market
1428 Post Alley
7PM-until Sunday
Tickets: $15-$30

Saturday, April 22

BunnyCon. It's BunnyCon, ya'll! If you didn't get to SantaCon this year and were bummed you missed it, BunnyCon will give it a run for it's money. Bring your bunny ears - it's hoppin' time! BunnyCon is an annual bar crawl starting at Blarney Stone on 1st Ave. Check out the BunnyCon Facebook page for the entire list of participating bars.

Blarney Stone
1416 1st Ave
11:30AM-2AM
Free

Earth Day Run. Happy Earth Day! Head down to Magnuson Park for either a 5, 10, or 15k. Each race finisher will receive a native sapling tree and an additional tree with be planted in your name.

Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
10AM-1PM
Registration: $19-$39

Pints & Puppies. Drinking and puppies! YAY! Leave the kids at home and bring your dog - it's puppy day out! A ticket into the event includes a free beer, drink specials, and an unlimited photo booth with your pet at Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden.

Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden
3809 Delridge Way
1PM-4PM
Tickets: $15-$20

Sunday, April 23

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Cheese. This wine and cheese tasting event will have you moving between seven different wineries on Bainbridge Island. There will also be a shop on Winslow Way where an optional shuttle bus stops. Wineries include Amelia Wynn Winery, Bainbridge Vineyards, Eagle Harbor Wine Co., Eleven Winery, Fletcher Bay Winery, Perennial Vintners, and Rolling Bay Winery.

Various Wineries
5PM
Tickets: $15-$55

Seattle Philharmonic. Big fan of classical music?! Here's a fun and free event, Seattle Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and works by Baroque masters at Seattle Central Library. Arrive early for good seats and ENJOY! :)

Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave
4PM-5PM
Free
























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