Start your Taste Washington weekend with a VIP experience you’ll never forget by treating yourself to one of the region’s most sought-after wine events: the Red & White Party. This elegant affair features top Washington winemakers pouring only their most coveted bottles. Dress in your red and white best to enjoy an evening of unmatched sophistication. 7 p.m. 

EVENT DATE : 24 & 25

This two-day tasting event gathers more than 230 Washington wineries, 65 top restaurants, renowned chefs and more—all for the enjoyment of your taste buds. Watch celebrity chefs flaunt their culinary skills on the Alaska Mileage Plan Chef’s Stage, slurp freshly-shucked oysters at AQUA by El Gaucho’s oyster bar and sip and savor tastes from the region’s best wineries and restaurants. 


Together Center makes lives better by helping people find the assistance they need. Join the center at its fourth annual fundraising breakfast for stories of its impact and critical work. Register at TogetherCenter.org or email info@togethercenter.org. For questions or to become a table captain, contact Rae Rein at 425.869.6699. Breakfast is complimentary. A minimum donation of $125 is suggested.


The annual Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon raises funds to support Bellevue LifeSpring programs which provide food, clothing, education and emergency assistance to Bellevue kids in need. 11 a.m.: Registration and Sip & Shop: pop-up thrift shop and complimentary wine. Noon to 1:15 p.m.: lunch and program. 


Create lasting memories at this night-out opportunity with Dad (or other father figure such as grandpa or uncle). 
Dress up in your finest clothes, and enjoy celebrating an evening of dancing, tea time with scones, commemorative photo, decorating your picture frame and even a special visit from Bop’in Bunny. Register by calling 425.452.4106. $30. For ages 3-10. 6:30 p.m.


Remember how much you looked forward to recess? It’s back! Combine the best part of being a kid with the coolest parts of being an adult. Come enjoy KidsQuest’s unique exhibits, experiment with bubbles and fermentation, learn your IPA IQ, and participate in the ultimate basketball shoot-out challenge. Drinks included with $25 ticket; food available for purchase. Ages 21+ 7 p.m. KidsQuestMuseum.org


Entering its fourth year, The New Vintage returns to a new location as Taste Washington’s most buzzed-about evening event. Sample exquisite Washington wine and discover new favorites as you chat with celebrity chefs and chow down on gourmet bites. Dance the night away, but don’t forget to pay a visit to the popular Rosé Lounge. 7 p.m. TasteWashington.org


Taste Washington is teaming up with Savor Seattle to bring you an extra special, early morning food tour of beloved icon Pike Place Market, exclusively available during Taste Washington. Eat your way through Pike Place Market, tasting locally made specialties and meeting one-on-one with eight market vendors. Tours at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. $80. 


A concert of some of the most engaging Russian symphonic music by such masters as Glinka, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio Espagnole). The orchestra's own principal cellist Shiang-Yin Lee is featured in Glazunov's “Song of the Minstrel.” Adults: $20, students 11-18 and seniors 62 and up: $15, child 10 and under: $10. 7:30 p.m. 
Visit SammamishSymphony.org for tickets 
and more information.

EVENT DATE : 7 & 14

We love to watch plants grow this time of year! Decorate your home with a fun hanging planter made from recycled water bottles, and watch your seeds sprout this season. Best for ages 4-10. Supplies may be limited. First come, first served. $4 materials fee per child. 1 p.m. BellevueArts.org


With the support of generous donors, sponsors, partners and volunteers, Mobility Outreach International promotes mobility in under-resourced areas of the world, and has served more than 29,000 adults and children immobilized by limb loss and deformity. With your support of the 2018 Steps to Healing Auction & Gala, you will ensure MOI’s positive impact continues. $150. 5:30 p.m. MobilityOI.org


Join 7,000+ of your friends for the third edition of the Emerald City Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente. This year's route will be another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, giving registered riders the opportunity to bike on the SR 99 Viaduct and I-5 Express Lanes, both closed to vehicle traffic. Choose from a 12-mile full loop or 3-mile out and back on the viaduct. 7 a.m. Cascade.org


The Seattle Sounders take on Minnesota United FC. The game beings at 1 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. Visit SoundersFC.com for tickets and more information. 


This annual event raises critical funds to ensure that anyone who dreams of obtaining a quality higher education at Bellevue College has the access and support to do it. Each guest is encouraged to make a contribution of $200 or more. RSVP by April 4 by visiting BellevueCollege.edu/Foundation/Luncheon or calling 425.564.2386. 11:30 a.m. 


Spring for Schools is Bellevue Schools Foundation's annual benefit luncheon. Learn about the Bellevue School District/Bellevue Schools Foundation partnership. Hear from students whose lives have been changed by donor investments. Discover how you can make a difference every day, for every child, in every classroom. The Education Showcase begins at 11 a.m.; lunch and the program are from noon to 1:15 p.m. 


What is your dream? The One Real Estate Group believes in helping clients reach their personal goals and fulfill their greatest dreams. Whether you're ready to build your next custom-built home or curious about the process, join for a seminar and get tips and tricks from The One Real Estate Group team and guest speakers who are experts on the process. 11 a.m. 

EVENT DATE : April 28

Everyone loves Paris in the springtime, and here’s a great way to share the love without the cost of airfare. Join baroque flutist Joshua Romatowski, baroque oboist/recorder player Curtis Foster and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky as they offer a prix fixe tasting menu of 18th-century musical delicacies, from the rustic to the refined. $25. 7:30 p.m. Resonance.events


The race is a family event brought to you by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club to raise awareness for autism and related disorders. Funds raised go to Kindering, other identified agencies and Rotary projects that benefit children and families. The event will feature a 10K (8 a.m.), 5K (8:15 a.m.) and half-mile kids’ dash (9:30 a.m.) AllInForAutism.org