Formed in 1993, the Latin Grammy- nominated Quinteto has become one of the most important creative music ensembles of the West Coast. Performing Jovino’s original arrangements and compositions, its members excel in near-telepathic musical interactions, modern harmonic journeys, deep lyricism and high-energy Brazilian grooves that never fail to excite audiences.
This workshop, taught by Tristan Woodsmith, focuses on growing gourmet mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors. Learn the mushroom life cycle, various substrates used for growing mushrooms and low-tech methods for generating mycelium including spores, spawn and stem-butts. Species covered include oyster mushrooms, shiitake, lion’s mane and more! Cost: $60 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society members; $70/nonmembers.
Early Music Seattle celebrates the genius of Mozart with some of the finest period-instrument specialists from the region in a program featuring his most inspired chamber music. Discover musical gems from Mozart’s early, middle and late period, revealing the astonishing breadth of his creative output from the unequaled child prodigy to the 36-year-old supreme master.
Join more than 400 business and civic leaders for a fun-filled evening celebrating the growth and evolution of downtown Bellevue. Network with hundreds of stakeholders, enjoy fine dining and spirits, gear from a distinguished keynote speaker, recognize leading organizations and accomplishments, and celebrate downtown Bellevue! BDA members: $100; nonmembers: $120; BDA member table of 10: $925. Register at BellevueDowntown.com
Bellevue Art Museum's Free First Friday offers free admission to the museum the first Friday of each month and offers special lectures, tours, presentations and programming throughout the day. Plus extended hours, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Join KUOW’s Marcie Sillman as she pulls back the curtain on the creative process, giving participants a glimpse of why and how an artist creates work. "Searching for Home," Humaira Abid’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, features personal narratives, stories and portraits of refugees in the Pacific Northwest, and socio-cultural themes of immigration, women and families.
Join Expedia Cruise Ship Centers and special guest Oceania Cruises, luxury cruising with the Finest Cuisine at Sea to learn about Oceania’s itineraries, themed cruises, Jacques Pepin cuisine and to see the best in world luxury cruises. RSVP to 425.822.7327 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m.
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in a, Op. 56, “Scottish” is the celebrated sonic souvenir of his Scottish sojourn. Also on the program are Mozart’s Misero, o sogno – Aura, che intorno spiri, K. 431, Otto Nicolai’s Overture, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and Ravel’s Five Greek Folk Songs. Special guest, tenor soloist Marcus Shelton. Admission: $10-$20. 7:30 p.m.
Adult and child will team together to create beautiful Valentine cards, share your love with a farm animal and participate in some fun holiday activities. Ages: 3 to 6 years old. $25/residents and $30/nonresidents. Additional child: $5/residents and $6/nonresidents. Registration required. Email email@example.com or call 425.452.7688.
During this class, taught by Kate Alarcon, you’ll make your own colorful Icelandic poppies! They are made from hand-colored fine crepe paper in shades of ombre pink, coral and orange, wrapped around a wire. You’ll receive supplies to make three poppies, as well as a supply list to make more on your own. $55 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society members; $65/nonmembers. Preregistration required.
CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival, celebrates its 11th annual edition presenting extraordinary dance from Seattle and beyond, alongside the CHOP SHOP Master Class Series and the free Experience Dance Program. The 2018 festival invites local and national choreographers and dance artists to share their thought-provoking work on the Meydenbauer stage. Admission: $15-$28. BrownPaperTickets.com
Since 2009, botanic gardens in the Russian Far East and the Pacific Northwest have been participating in an exchange of ideas and knowledge. This lecture will explore three Russian botanic gardens, their surrounding native floras and their growing environmental education programs. Join for this lecture by project initiator and Seattle native, Tony Allison, and two of his colleagues from the Russian Far East.