This weekend around the Sound -- spring forward and wash your hands a lot

Yup, Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. There's also wine to taste, music to hear, and cultures to celebrate

March 6, 2020
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Finally, winter's darkness starts to dissolve! This is the weekend we move our clocks forward an hour so it stays lighter later. There's lots to do, and as far as I know, all these events are still happening. You might want to click through and check the website of the event you're interested in just to make sure. Have fun, and keep washing those hands!

  • Daylight Saving Time returns!!! Move your clock forward an hour at 2am Sunday. (Or Saturday night, if that’s easier, or after you wake up on Sunday.)
  • Car Toys Birthday Bash with John Saturday 1-3pm at Car Toys in Issaquah.  Stop by and enter for you chance to win a pair of tickets to see Lauren Daigle at accesso ShoWare Center on April 26th! We’ll also be giving out tickets for Evergreen Speedway - including the NASCAR Opener on March 28th in Monroe – and you’ll have a chance to win some incredible Car Toys goodies, too!.
  • Rick Springfield Friday 8pm at Tulalip Resort Casino.
  • Colin Hay of Men At Work Saturday 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle.
  • The Bachelor Live Saturday 8pm at the Paramount Theatre
  • Cocktail District Saturday noon & 6pm. You get 12 tasting tokens to sample spirits,  watch cocktail demonstrations, and dine from food trucks at Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
  • Holi Hai -- Colors of India, in Seattle. Saturday 1 & 9pm. Wear white and get covered in powdered color at outdoor stations. There will be a dance performance, dance lesson, DJ dance music, and drink specials at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. (The 1 p.m. show is for all ages; 9 p.m. show is for age 21+.)
  • Holi Colors of India celebration on the Eastside, Saturday at noon. The colored powder flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold, all to support charity at Bellevue Downtown Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.
  • Balkan Night Northwest Saturday 5pm – midnight. Dozens of bands, dancing, performances, and food and drink for sale at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Children younger than age 10 are free.
  • Cabernet Classic  Saturday 6pm. Sample Cabernet Sauvignon from 30 producers accompanied by appetizers and DJ music, in the showroom of Porsche Bellevue.
  • Poverty Bay Wine Festival  Saturday noon – 8pm. Live music and tastes of wine from 20 Washington wineries, along with food to sample and buy, in building 28 at Highline Community College in Des Moines, for age 21+.
  • Snohomish Wine Festival Saturday. Sample 70 wines and and nosh on food truck fare at Crossroads in Snohomish, for age 21+.
  • Seattle Bike & Outdoor Show Saturday & Sunday. Check out of bikes, bike gear, travel accessories, and fitness equipment at the at CenturyLink Field Event Center. They’ll have test ride areas, a rock wall, and stage shows. Free for children age 12 and under.
  • Seattle Golf Show Saturday & Sunday. Right next door to the Bike Show --  150 exhibitors, free lessons, and challenges with prizes at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for kids 12 and under.
  • Seattle Miniature Show Saturday & Sunday. Workshops, exhibits, and vendors at the DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter. Children under age 12 get in free.
  • Wine, Spirits & Chocolate  Saturday & Sunday. Taste wine, spirits, and chocolate from 40 vendors while you check out three rooms of vintage cars at Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, for age 21+.
  • Penn Cove MusselFest Saturday & Sunday. Chowder, cooking demos, mussel farm tours by boat, a beer & wine garden, mussel-eating competitions, and kids’ activities in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Free.
  • St. Patrick’s Day 5K Saturday, on the trails of Titlow Park (south of the Narrows Bridge). Tue, St. Patrick’s Day is next Saturday. And that’s when there’s the St. Paddy’s Day Run -- a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids’ 1K at Commencement Bay.
  • Celebrate Asia Sunday 4pm. Exploring the rich musical traditions of Asian countries --  China, India, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
  •  Children’s Film Festival Seattle Through Sunday. The best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 3 to 14, at the  at Northwest Film Forum.
  • Jitney Through March 29. August Wilson’s Tony award-winning play about a guy who sets up a ride-sharing service in 1970s Pittsburgh when the taxis refuse to serve a predominantly black neighborhood. Seattle Repertory Theatre.    
  • The Turn of the Screw Through Sunday. A young and beautiful Governess is charged with the care of the angelic Flora and Miles.  Soon, however, their companionship is marred by the appearance of two sinister and supernatural specters.  Based on the novel by Henry James, at Center Theatre.
  • Snow White Through March 15. A fresh and innovative adaptation of the classic story, at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  • The Children Through March 15. In the wake of a devastating nuclear accident, two retired physicists must come to terms with their shared guilt. A suspenseful drama at Seattle Repertory Theatre.