Feb 01 Wednesday
February is Black History Month—a time to learn about, and reflect on the history and accomplishments of the Black and African American leaders and innovators who have helped shape our world. On our website, you’ll find some regional events and activities celebrating Black History Month.
Feb 02 Thursday
Sponsored by KNKX. Voices of Mississippi is an immersive multimedia experience and concert that celebrates the people and art of the southern blues, gospel, and storytelling traditions. Based on and inspired by the acclaimed 2019 double Grammy winning four-disc box set of the same name, Voices of Mississippi, the program features musical performances by notable Mississippi artists: Bobby Rush, Shardé Thomas, Luther Dickinson, and Cody Dickinson, plus archival film and images. The show includes fascinating personal narratives and accounts from Dr. William Ferris, founding director of The University of Mississippi Center for The Study of Southern Culture and former Chairman of The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sep 06 Wednesday
Tickets go on sale February 3 at 10 a.m. An unprecedented, transcontinental collaboration, Shakti united eastern and western musicians, and in the process forged the template for what is now called "world music." From the West came virtuoso British guitarist John McLaughlin, who re-wired jazz via his work with Miles Davis and the Tony Williams Lifetime. From the East came visionary tabla player Zakir Hussain, who had accompanied legendary Hindustani musicians from adolescence. A music shop owner in New York City's Greenwich Village connected the two in 1969, sowing the seeds of what was to become Shakti. "There wasn't a first meeting," Hussain recalls today. "It felt like a reunion of long-lost brothers..."
In 1973, McLaughlin stunned the music industry by walking away from the Olympian popularity and acclaim of his pioneering jazz/rock ensemble, the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Something else was calling out to him -- a music that reflected his evolving spiritual practice while feeding his insatiable hunger to converse, communicate, and explore.
With Hussain, violinist Shankar, and ghatam player T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, McLaughlin founded Shakti. "For me," McLaughlin reflects, "it was an imperative that Shakti become my permanent group after the Mahavishnu Orchestra." Together they honed an ecstatic new fusion, blazing uncharted pathways and demonstrating the potential of such global composites to generations of musicians around the world.
Now McLaughlin and Hussain are preparing to resume their journey -- joined by percussionist V. Selvaganesh (T.H. Vinayakram's son), vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan -- for an album of new compositions and a world tour marking Shakti's 50th anniversary. Today's Shakti honors the legacy of the original band by acknowledging their tradition while continuing to push beyond existing boundaries into new musical landscapes. "It's really a thrill," McLaughlin says of Shakti's 50th anniversary plans. "I'm delighted to be part of this marvelous tradition of the Shakti group."
Pre-sale February 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Password is AQUARIUS.
Feb 03 Friday
Step into a world of fantasy and fairytale at the 2023 Children’s Film Festival Seattle! Expect fantastical films, wondrous workshops, and spectacular special events. Since 2005, CFFS has provided a joyous and dynamic setting to celebrate the best and brightest in international film programs for children and families! Virtual February 3-12, in-person at Northwest Film Forum February 3-5 and February 10-12. Explore the program here.
Feb 04 Saturday
Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit. Vendor booths line the streets, dance performances and music throughout the main stage at Hing Hay Park, families walk along S. King St., you can truly feel the atmosphere of this cultural intersection. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Enjoy live entertainment, lion & dragon dances, cultural performances, food walk, street vendors and retail shops across the district.
Our Food Walk will feature delicious menu items from Chinatown-ID businesses on Saturday, February 4, 2023 (11:00am-4:00pm). Visit at least 5 locations on our food walk tour and collect 5 stamps to enter-to-win a CID gift basket filled with neighborhood goodies! Menus can be found at our information booth throughout the event duration.
Porsche is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2023, and in honor of that milestone, this exhibit will present an overview and perspective of Porsche's first 75 years as an automobile manufacturer. Enjoy a look at more than seven decades of engineering excellence with examples of many of the most important Porsche models.
Enjoy light breakfast bites, mimosas, and Bloody Mary cocktails brought to you by Café Pacific Catering as you walk the exhibit space and be one of the first to see these extravagant vehicles on display!
Members of LeMay – America's Car Museum receive complimentary admission to this event! Avants Members receive a discounted rate to attend this event, check your email for a special code to receive your discounted admission.
General admission tickets are available at $20 per ticket. General admission tickets are available to be prepurchased in advance or at the door on the day of the event.
Jazz Impresario Cory Weeds brings together the best of Vancouver‘s jazz talent with renowned artists from across Canada and internationally. Last year, despite COVID restrictions limiting the venues to half-capacity, the Shadbolt was filled with joyous and celebratory energy. This year, with full-capacity audiences and an even stronger lineup, the event is sure to be better than ever.
This year's programming features a varied and extraordinarily talented roster. We‘ve teamed up with Tim Reinert of Infidels Jazz to present a handful of emerging artists over the two days.
Saturday, February 4th is headlined by alto saxophonist Jesse Davis with The Spike Wilner Trio, Lezlie Harrison & her group, and tenor saxophone phenom Seamus Blake with the Vancouver Jazz Orchestra.
Sunday, February 5th features performances by pianist Miki Yamanaka with Mark Turner and The Generations Quartet featuring the daughter/father combo of clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald.
Other highlights include Sienna Dahlen/Bill Coon, the James Danderfer Sextet, Indo-Jazz Fusion project Raagaverse led by Shruti Ramani, André Lachance‘s Quator, and many more!
Feb 05 Sunday
SEATTLE REPERTORY JAZZ ORCHESTRA PERFORMING CHARLES MINGUS IN RECOGNITION OF THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF THE JAZZ COMPOSER, BASSIST, AND BAND LEADER.
Presented by KNKX. The Highway 99 All Stars came into existence with the opening in Seattle of the award-winning Highway 99 Blues Club in 2004. Since then the All-Stars have played numerous shows in and around Seattle at its namesake club, fairs, festivals and special events. The line-up for their shows features players from Seattle and the greater Northwest. While some of the players have done multiple shows over the years, the line-up is a roving cast of “all-stars” bringing solid rhythm and blues and deeply rooted blues music to the stage. For the upcoming Jazz Alley shows, the band will feature six musicians from Seattle, Portland and Phoenix. With three different singers; harmonica, guitars, bass, keys and drums, the show will feature solo spots, duo turns and the full band.
Feb 09 Thursday
Sponsored by KNKX. After incarceration, how do you reenter a society that doesn’t offer open arms? Reginald Dwayne Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, whose work interrogates and challenges our notions of justice.
Betts has adapted his celebrated poetry collection, Felon, into a one-man performance piece, which he will perform for this SAL Presents event.
Feb 10 Friday
Sponsored by KNKX. Noir City returns to SIFF and celebrates its 15th anniversary with 18 films from the heart of Hollywood's noir movement, 1948. Each film in this year's lineup will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, playing at SIFF Cinema Egyptian February 10–16. Opening night films are Key Largo (with Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall) and The Lady From Shanghai (directed by and starring Orson Welles with Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane).
Join Eddie Muller—Film Noir Foundation founder, Turner Classic Movies host, and "Czar of Noir''—as host February 10–12 and local noir authors and experts Vince and Rosemarie Keenan February 13–16.
Apr 03 Monday
Sponsored by KNKX. Join award-winning NPR journalist Ari Shapiro for an evening of conversation about his memoir and tales from his storied broadcast career.
The beloved host of All Things Considered is known for his adventurous spirit and insatiable curiosity, which has served him well whether he’s traveling on Air Force One with President Obama, navigating war-torn countries, or following community leaders fighting for social justice. His new memoir, The Best Strangers In the World, details all of this and more in captivating essays and is a true love letter to journalism.
Shapiro will be joined by Dan Savage as he shares insights from his life spent listening.
There is also a livestream option for this event.
Resilience: From Old Growth Trees to the Life of the Salish Sea is the theme of this multi-day event. February 4 is a "One-Day University for All" when the live virtual Sound Waters University presents two keynote speakers (Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society and Mindy Roberts, Washington Environmental Council) plus nine classes with speakers on topics ranging from marine mammals to Pacific Madrone trees to nudibranchs to micro-plastics to Marbled Murrelets to sea cucumbers. SWU is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Registrants may add on a 90-minute field trip. Field Trips in the Camano-Stanwood area augment knowledge gained through the Feb 4 online classes. Field Trips are offered Feb 3, 5, 11, 12. Sound Waters University is sponsored by Sound Water Stewards, a nonprofit environmental education organization.
Join the Wenatchee River Institute for a two-hour snowshoe stroll with our knowledgeable naturalists. Walk with us through Waterfront Park as the land turns white and the temperatures drop. You will learn about the natural and cultural history of Leavenworth with many scenic views along the way! What signs do we see along the trail that tell us what animals were there? How do the plants and animals survive winter?
Snowshoes provided! Trekking poles not provided.Difficulty level: a ‘walk in the park’ (beginner level)Not ADA accessible due to non-plowed trails
Limit of 13 participants - Registration requiredMeet at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth
General Admission --- $10Free for children 5 and under
Feb 13 Monday
Well-known swan biologist, Martha Jordan will present a program on the native swans, Trumpeter and Tundra, in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on Tundra Swans. You will learn about their life history, biology, and some swan identification tips. Updates on eastern Washington swans and how Washington’s west and east sides are connected for swans not only in WA but along the entire flyway. Learn about the connection between swans and snow geese and their management connections, on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.
She will shed some light on the problems and controversies these birds face on their wintering grounds and what is needed to insure their future. Get updated on the swan lead poisoning problem, winter habitat issues, avian influenza, and more. You will leave with resources to help you identify swans in the field. Learn how to help Get the Lead Out of both shooting and fishing sporting activities. This is vital to the welfare of swans and all waterbirds.
Martha Jordan has a B.S. degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Professionally she has worked both in marine and terrestrial environments throughout Washington and parts of Alaska. In the late 1970s while volunteering to observe snow geese and reading their collars in the Skagit Valley, she began to look at the small group of Trumpeter Swans in the same area. By 1984 she had expanded her survey efforts to all of Western Washington and had contributed much information to both state and federal agencies on the status of Trumpeter Swans in Washington State. She wrote the state’s first Trumpeter Swan management plan in 1985. She is still active in both field work and education related to both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans throughout the region. She is currently the Executive Director of Northwest Swan Conservation Association, a regional non-profit. The focus is on native swans and their habitats throughout the northwest region.
Feb 18 Saturday
Attendees can expect a full-on beach party with beach games, raffles, a soup station, hot chocolate, costume contests, and great prizes along the way! Individual and team registrants are encouraged to raise donations in support of Special Olympics Washington athletes. As they raise funds, they can also earn prizes including airline vouchers and Papa John’s gift cards for the top individual and team fundraisers.
The Polar Plunge campaign kicks off the year strong by raising funds that directly go to providing athletes with year-round opportunities to train and compete, as well as receive free health screenings and leadership training. Proceeds from the event ensure that over 7,500 Washington children and adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities have the opportunity to participate at no cost to them.
Come discover the mysterious creatures that live below the pier! Puget Sound Estuarium's trained biologists will provide underwater lights that attract spectacular estuary creatures for you to safely scoop up and observe, while volunteer will help you identify and learn more about what you’ve found. From octopus to anemones, from sea stars to sea slugs, you never know what you’ll encounter!
Pier Peer is one of our most popular events, so register early to ensure your spot.
Program Cost:Adults - $15.00Kids 12 and Under - $3.00
To register - https://pierpeer.eventbrite.com/
To learn more about Pier Peer - https://pugetsoundestuarium.org/pier-peer/
Feb 19 Sunday
Join adventure artist Claire Giordano for a joy-filled online workshop exploring watercolor, ink, and pencil techniques to create beautiful pages of visual notes. Claire is a watercolorist par excellence, educator, community scientist, and adventurer. Her work captures the drama, serenity, and chromatic wonder of the natural world. This class is for all levels of painters or sketchers. By painting along with Claire during this participatory workshop, you’ll learn the techniques to create a simple yet captivating visual record of your outdoor adventures, dripping with color.
She first started making her distinctive “memory pages”–a combination of nature journaling, mini paintings, color swatches, and candid notes–over five years ago. They quickly became her favorite painting practice and now she wants to share it with you! Whether you are on the trail or at home enjoying photos of a recent adventure, Claire will share her approach to creating quick sketches, page layout, and experimenting with color to quickly record what we experience, see, and feel while exploring nature.
Feb 22 Wednesday
Join us for a Red Barn Event offered jointly by the Wenatchee Valley Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and the Wenatchee River Institute.
This presentation by Dr. David G. James will provide the results of recent research on the migration biology of Monarchs in the Pacific Northwest, as well as insights into the ability of Monarchs to adapt to a warming climate. Despite reports to the contrary, the Monarch does not face irretrievable doom and gloom. Instead, it is a shining example of how an insect can alter its biology to better suit a changing environment. Threats do exist to Monarch survival (pesticides, host plant loss, parasites) however, none are overwhelming. A holistic view of Monarch biology and ecology better describes the ability of this species to persist and show resilience.
DAVID G JAMES, PhD became a lepidopterist at 8 years old by rearing caterpillars in his English bedroom. A science degree in the UK was followed by a PhD on Monarch winter biology in Sydney, Australia and a lifetime of applied entomological research (biological control, chemical ecology, pest management) punctuated with biological studies on butterflies. In 2011, he co-authored an acclaimed book on the Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, that David Attenborough called magisterial. Since 1999, he has researched the breeding ecology and migration of monarchs in the western US.
This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.All Red Barn Events are now hybrid, you may join us in person in the Red Barn or livestream virtually via Zoom.
Address: 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82964285840
Feb 23 Thursday