Bublé, beer, tulips & daffodils -- around the Sound this weekend

Are we going to let a little rain stop us from having fun this weekend? No we are not.

April 5, 2019
Michael Buble

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It's the first full weekend of April . . . . let's do something! I know lots of people are flocking to Skagit Valley to see the tulips, and that's a beautiful sight. My tip for you is don't let rain discourage you from checking that out. Fewer people, easier parking, and tulips look beautiful in the sun or the rain. Have fun!


  • Seattle Reign FC Friday, 7:30pm. Last preseason game has the professional women taking on Husky women at Husky soccer stadium.
  • Rat City Roller Derby Saturday, 5pm. Double-header action --  Grave Danger vs Throttle Rockets, and DLF vs Sockit Wenches.  Doors open 5pm, first whistle of Bout 1 5:45pm and first whistle of Bout 2 7:45pm.  The Rat’s Nest, Shoreline.
  • Seattle Sounders FC Saturday, 7pm. Sounders are up against Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field.
  • Seattle Lacrosse Club Sunday, 2pm. Seattle takes on the WAC at Queen Anne Bowl.
  • UPS Softball Saturday at noon, Sunday at 2:30pm. George Fox is in Tacoma for a tournament against the Lady Loggers.
  • PLU Softball Saturday at noon, Sunday at 2pm. The Lutes take on the Willamette University Bearcats in Tacoma.
  • Michael Bublé Saturday, 8pm at the Tacoma Dome. Look for John & Jeanne and  the Sound crew before the show and take a selfie with our pretend Bublé head.
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Through April 30. Featuring the most spectacular fields of blooming tulips and daffodils. See the interactive or printable map. The free Tulip Festival Street Fair is April 19 to 21 in Mount Vernon.
  • Twelve Angry Men Friday, through April 20. Based on the classic movie starring Henry Fonda, a 19–year–old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open–and–shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. At Renton Civic Theatre.
  • Movin’ Around the World Saturday through April 12. Family-friendly “music, dance, and hands on activities” from cultures around the world at Seattle Center Armory. Donation.
  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival Saturday & Sunday. Seattle & Issaquah & Mercer Island. Enriching the moviegoer experience in celebrating Jewish and Israeli life, culture, history, and filmmaking.  Presenting special guest speakers before and after select screenings. A variety of filmmakers, academics, authors, critics and other experts engage with the audience during introductory remarks and post-film Q&A sessions.
  •  International Children’s Friendship Festival Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 6pm. Children from around the world dance, sing, play music, make origami, and get faces painted at the Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion. Free.
  • Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, 2pm. "A masterpiece of technical skill, taste, imagination, craftsmanship and inspiration." Thus did the hyper-critical Hector Berlioz sum up his thoughts on Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, one of the most beloved of Beethoven's Nine. Franz Liszt's impassioned and innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by the winner of the Philharmonic's 2018 Don Bushell competition, Hexin Qiao. A symphonic work by Finnish composer Helvi Leiviskä.  Benaroya Hall.
  • Northwest Brain Freeze  Saturday, 9am. The Northwest Brain Freeze is a polar-plunge-style event that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones. Teams and individuals are encouraged to wear their best costumes, bring all the spirit they have and get ready to plunge into the Puget Sound in celebration of all their hard work.  Golden Gardens Bathhouse.
  • Beer + Yoga  Saturday, 9 – 11am. The morning begins with an hour long, all levels, Yoga practice.  Immediately following we will move to the bar for a pint of your favorite Old Stove brew.  If you stay for brunch after class, get 10% off your total bill.  Score!  Leave your worries at the door, get your body in motion, taste some of Seattle’s finest craft beers and get to know your community.  Old Stove Brewing Co.
  •  Edible Book Festival Saturday. Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, this edible art exhibition will feature “books” made of food and inspired by a book or a pun on a book title.  The edible books are exhibited, judged and then consumed. See edible exhibits plus the books that inspired them, and then vote for your favorites at Lake Forest Park Town Center Comons. Free.
  • The Seattle Antique & Collectible Doll & Toy Club Saturday, 10am – 3pm. A show and sale of dolls with 60 vendors at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood.
  • Daffodil Festival and Daffodil Parade Saturday. The Daffodil Festival originated in 1934 as a celebration of the agriculture industry in the Puyallup and Sumner area. The Daffodil Parade became an annual event where the community gathered, and the daffodil was the exalted symbol. The celebration gradually grew to make its way through four Pierce County cities in a single day. The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County. The parade includes daffodil-covered floats, marching bands, clowns, and pirates that travel through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Heart for Service.”
  • The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival Saturday.  Blues music begins after the Daffodil Parade at multiple Tacoma venues.
  • Shoreline Short Short Film Festival  Saturday, 7pm. Screening a juried selection of films that are 3 to 10 minutes long and made by local emerging and developing filmmakers, with concessions for sale and free parking at Shoreline Community College Theater. Vote for your favorite film to determine who gets a golden Sasquatch statue.
  • Pure Barre & Brew Sunday, 9:30 – 11am. Join Pure Barre for a free class at Optimism Brewing.  There will be a 55-minute Pure Barre class, followed by food, beer and raffle prizes.  All you need to bring with you is a yoga mat and water.


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