Arts and Entertainment

Calendar - February 13

Events Issaquah Rotary’s Third Annual Grape Escape: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28. Wine-tasting event funds scholarships for local students. Registration required. Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. Issaquah Mayor’s Breakfast: 9-10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Citizens can join Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger for no-host breakfast and discussion. Fins Bistro, 301 Front St. N., Issaquah. “Wine-derful Weekend” Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Sample Novelty Hill and Januik wines paired with chocolate. Cost: $10. Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Woodinville. 425-481-5502 or “Scribble 4.2”: 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22; also 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Cirque-style show features theater, song, music, dance and other visual arts for all ages. Cost: $10-$14. Northshore Baptist Church Auditorium, 10301 N.E. 145th St., Bothell. 425 821-5252 or “A Powerful Noise—LIVE”: 8:30 p.m. March 5. Features screening of documentary film about the lives of three women in Vietnam, Bosnia and Mali in honor of International Women’s Day, followed by town hall forum with experts and celebrity activists, simulcast from New York. Cost: $15-$18. Bella Bottega 11 Cinema, 8890 161st Ave. N.E., Redmond. Auditions Issaquah Chamber Orchestra: Through February. Seeking players for first violin, viola, bass and trombone. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at Providence Point. Call for details. 425-392-1866 or 425-643-5227. Benefits IHOP’s National Pancake Day: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 24. Restaurant will offer free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network. Donations requested for Children’s Miracle Network program at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. IHOP, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah. 425-392-1361. Issaquah Food Bank: Accepts online cash donations, non-perishable food and usable clothing items. Food and clothing donations can be dropped off at 179 First Ave. S.E. Online donations can be made at Client hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5-7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Volunteers are also needed. 425-392-4123 or 425-392-5836. Classes Issaquah Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes: Saturdays, Feb. 28-March 14; second session offered Wednesday evenings, March 18-May 6. Prepare yourself, your family and your neighbors to be ready in the event of a disaster. Cost: $35; registration required. Issaquah Public Works Maintenance Facility, 670 First Ave. N.E. Chinese culture class: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30-2 p.m. Thursdays. Come taste Chinese tea, learn about Chinese culture and history, and learn to speak and write Chinese. Cost: By donation. Registration required for limited space. Location: Trassachs, Sammamish. 425-427-2742 or “Free for All” scrapbooking classes: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. New project each week. Visit store or see Web site for supply list and project preview. Cost: Free. The Mad Scrapper, 1590 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-427-8871 or Music Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. Feb. 22. Cost: Free. University House, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. Homegrown Music Festival: 8 p.m. March 14. Features area bands Panda Conspiracy, Staxx Brothers, and Trolls Cottage. Cost: $15-$22. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or Theater “Little Women”: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Presented by The Attic Theatre. Cost: $10-$20. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-985-8608 or Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka, Jr.”: Feb. 14-21. Musical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” presented by Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE Ensemble. Cost: $9-$11. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. 425-257-8600 or “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Through March 1. Presented by Village Theatre. Cost: $18-$58. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or Also: March 6-29 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722. Nightlife Bake’s Place: Live music various evenings, including: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 28, pianist David Lanz. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, or Pogacha of Issaquah: 8-10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, no cover. Performers: Feb. 14, Paolo Viacava; Feb. 28, Astro Cats; March 17, Cutters; March 28, Ricky Venture Revue; April 18, Paul Green; April 25, Astro Cats. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or Vino Bella Wine Bar: Performances 7:30-11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, comedy nights. 99 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-391-1424 or Classes Hawaiian Hula dance classes: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Sundays, Advanced; 6-7 p.m. Sundays, Beginner/Intermediate. Classes taught by Laura Melelani Bergstrom. Issaquah Dance Theatre, 1575 N.W. Mall St., Issaquah. 206-818-5837. Family Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: Zoo is home to cougars, reindeer, cranes, macaws, emu, lemurs, alpaca, wallabies and tigers. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for children 1 and younger and members. 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or Seattle Events Seattle Symphony—“Ravel, Rachmaninov and Romance”: 8 p.m. Feb. 14; 2 p.m. Feb. 15. Cost: $17-$107. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or Shoshinz—“We Love You Too”: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. SketchFest Seattle presents Shoshinz on a triple-bill with Seattle’s Ubiquitous They and The People’s Republic of Komedy Sketch Troupe. Cost: $12. The Rendezvous/JewelBox Theatre, 2322 Second Ave., Seattle. David Crowe’s Laugh Lovers Ball: Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day comedy show features stand-up, sketch, music, audience participation and more. Call for cost. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or Holotradband: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Presented by Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society. Cost: $8-$11. Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle. 425-776-5072 or “Monkey Goes Fishing” Chinese hand-puppet play: Through Feb. 15. Call for cost. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or “Memphis”: Through Feb. 15. New musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or David Byrne: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne to perform. Cost: $45. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or The Blind Boys of Alabama: 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Gospel music group to perform. Cost: $25-$35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or Best of SketchFest: 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Features sketch comedy hits from the past several years of Sketchfest Seattle. Cost: $15. Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or Faith 10 Great Dates Series—“Developing Spiritual Intimacy”: 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Monthly date night for married couples. Seminar 6-6:30 p.m. at church, followed by dates on your own with childcare provided at church till 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free; registration required. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. 425-868-5186 or Ash Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. 425-868-5186 or “A Deeper Well” Discussion Group: 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, September-June. Presented by Our Savior Lutheran Church. All are welcome. Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah. 425-392-4169, ext. 105, or Libraries/Books Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. 425-392-5430 or Library activities include: • “Discovering A-Y-P—A Community Research Project”: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17. Learn about the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s first world’s fair. Registration required: 206-324-1126, ext. 30, or • Read Three, Get One Free: Children ages 12-18 can read three books, write three short reviews and get a new paperback book for free. Entry forms available at the library or online at • Story times: Library offers various child, family and foreign language story times. Call for details. Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. 425-836-8793 or Library activities include: • Teen Creative Writers Group: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17. • Sammamish Book Group: 7 p.m. Feb. 18. • “The Roots of Popular Cuban Music”: 4 p.m. Feb. 25. • Mother-Daughter Book Group: 7 p.m. Feb. 25. For girls ages 9-12 and their mothers. Topic: “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. • Mother/Daughter Book Group: 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month. Open to girls ages 9-12 and their mothers. • Teen Book Lovers Group: 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. • Read Three, Get One Free: Children ages 12-18 can read three books, write three short reviews and get a new paperback book for free. Entry forms available at the library or online at • Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Free homework help for students. Groups Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club: Noon Tuesdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Exponent Conference Room, 15375 S.E. 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue. More info online at Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. Contact coordinator via Web site. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Open to anyone who is interested in Ham Radio. Issaquah Valley Senior Citizens Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah. Issaquah Guild of the Children’s Hospital: 11 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. New members welcome. 765 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah. Issaquah Kiwanis: Noon Wednesdays. Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. 425-392-4016 or Issaquah Quilters: 10 a.m.- noon the second Friday of the month. The Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. Issaquah Rotary: 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. La Leche League of the Sammamish Plateau: 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Mothers with nursing babies and mothers-to-be welcome. Meeting room at Issaquah Highlands Fire Station 73, 1280 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah. 425-605-0837, 425-827-6843, or MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: Weekly age-specific playgroups and monthly meetings, coffee mornings, moms’ nights out and local area outings. 425-836-5015 or Mothers and More Sammamish/Redmond chapter: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Members participate in scrap-booking, book club, movies out, and more. See Web site for details, locations. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Moms enjoy brunch, fellowship, speakers and crafts. Childcare provided. Registration requested. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bellewood Retirement Apartments, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. 206-940-9098 or Sammamish Area Woman’s Club: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Club is a General Federation of Women’s Club Cascade Woman’s Club. Members participate in volunteer projects in the local area. New members welcome. Meetings in members’ homes; call for location. 425-898-8603. Sammamish Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Breakfast is provided and all are welcome. Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St. 425-922-3861. Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan: 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 16701 N.E. 79th St., Redmond. Also: Noon the forth Wednesday of the month at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425 830-6538. Toastmasters of Sammamish: 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Room 121 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-894-3424, or Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Discuss your work and sip tea. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559. Public Meetings Issaquah Issaquah City Hall South is located at 130 E. Sunset Way. For city information, visit Cemetery Board: 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Coho Room, second floor of City Hall. 425-837-3335. City Council: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. City Hall South-Council Chambers. Development Commission: 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. City Hall South-Council Chambers. 425-837-3090. Park Board: 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Issaquah Trails House, 110 Bush St. 425-837-3315. Planning Policy Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. City Hall South-Council Chambers. River and Streams Board: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Pickering Room of City Hall N.W., 1775 12th Ave. N.W. 425-837-3094. Sister Cities Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Eagle Room at City Hall. 425-837-3004. Sammamish Sammamish City Hall is located at 801 228th Ave. S.E. For city information, call 425-295-0500 or visit City Council: Meets at the Council Chambers at Sammamish City Hall. 425-295-0511. Parks and Recreation Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Council Chambers at Sammamish City Hall. 425-295-0580. Support Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Free information and support group is open to care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N. Juniper St. 425-313-7364 or Breast cancer patient support: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, or Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Gain support in your walk to freedom from any hurt, habit or hang-up that is causing you pain or frustration in this Christ-centered recovery program. Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-392-8636. Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357. Food Addicts Anonymous: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Group offers help and support to those struggling with food cravings and overeating. Cost: Free. Meets at a confidential North Bend location. 425-888-0314 or Griefshare Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through May 7. Weekly support group for those who have lost a loved one. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. 425-868-5186 or Veterans USS Nitro AE-2/AE-23 Association Reunion: June 18-21. Reunion will take place in Seattle. Volunteers Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), or Evergreen Hospice: Volunteers age 18 or older needed to help terminally ill patients and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties. Training provided. 425-899-1040 or Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or Friend to Friend: Volunteers needed to visit adults in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement homes throughout King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers commit to visit about twice a month for one year. 206-246-5150. Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: Chamber is seeking friendly volunteers to assist in providing a warm welcome and information to visitors at our Issaquah Visitor Information Center. Help is needed 1-5 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 425-392-7024 or Issaquah History Museums: Volunteers needed to welcome visitors four hours per month at the Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. Training provided. 425-392-3500 or Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools (LINKS): Volunteer opportunities include mentors, math and reading assistance, tutoring, and homework help. 425-702-3410, or Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center: Volunteers needed to greet resource center visitors, assist clients in using the center’s self-serve functions, answer phones and provide clerical support. Training provided. Application, interview and orientation required prior to training. 425-688-5369. Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or Sammamish Arts Commission: Arts commission is looking for a handyperson to help with the tiled bus shelter. Some tiles need to be replaced and all tiles must be resealed. For questions or to volunteer, call 425-295-0556 or e-mail Youth Center Advisory Board: The 2008-2009 Issaquah Youth Advisory Board is seeking representatives from Issaquah, Beaver Lake and Maywood middle schools. Applications available online at More info: 425-837-3317.
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