A new month, a new list of craft and culture events in the Seattle area. There’s a ton going on this month but the following events are the ones I found most intriguing. If you end up attending one from this list or elsewhere, I’d love to hear about it.
2018 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Animated Program
Starts Friday, February 9 | Seattle, WA | Various Times | $14
Watch the nominated animated shorts before the 90th Annual Academy Awards® on March 4th, 2018.
2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Starts Wednesday, February 7 | Seattle, WA | Doors Open at 9 AM PST | Starting at $19
Five days of exhibits, gardens, and presentations for the gardening enthusiast.
An Exclusive Evening with What’s Gaby Cooking
Thursday, February 8 | Seattle, WA | 6:00 – 8:00 PM PST | Free
An evening featuring Gaby Dalkin, trained chef, cookbook author, and founder of the blog What’s Gaby Cooking. Guests will sample easy and healthy recipes that Gaby will share along with tips to lighten up your favorite dishes.
SODO Flea Market
Saturday, February 10 | Seattle, WA | 10:00 – 4:00 PM PST | Free
Over 50 vendors and food trucks to explore and discover your next treasure and treat.
“Share the Love” Sanctuary Tour
Saturday, February 10 | Seattle Area, WA | 12:00 – 2:30 PM PST | $25
Gather your loved ones and celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing a sweet moment and a few yummy treats with the lovable rescued animals that call Pasado’s Safe Haven home.
Valentine’s Shrinky Dinks® Jewelry Workshop
Saturday, February 10 | Seattle, WA | 1:00 – 3:00 PM PST | $25
Join instructor Melissa Delprete as she shows you how to make a plethora of Valentine’s Day themed pins, pendants, and earrings out of Shrinky Dinks® shrink plastic.
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog
Sunday, February 11 | Seattle, WA | 11:00 – 4:00 PM PST | Free
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, and a food walk.
Modern Calligraphy Cards Workshop
Sunday, February 11 | Seattle, WA | 1:00 – 3:00 PM PST | $30
Learn from Caitlin Dundon how to create elegant and creative lettering with classic thick and thin lines that characterize this style of writing.
Caramel Candies Workshop
Monday, February 12 | Seattle, WA | 10:00 – 1:00 PM PST | $100
A class on a caramel candy where you’ll make pear and lapsong souchong tea soft caramels; chocolate covered chewy bourbon cherry caramels; goat milk, canela, and vanilla caramels; and chocolate, blood orange, and pistachio soft caramels.
Uncovering the History of Seattle’s Black Community
Tuesday, February 13 | Seattle, WA | 7:00 – 8:30 PM PST | $10
Join historians Mary Henry and Jacqueline E.A. Lawson as they share their work documenting the history of Seattle’s black community.
Black Panther Movie Premiere
Premieres Thursday, February 15 | Seattle, WA | Various Times | $18.50
Watch the premiere of Black Panther at Cinerama (my personal all-time favorite theater).
Saturday, February 17 | Seattle, WA | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST | $65
Make your own kokedama, a style of Japanese Bonsai where a plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.
Atlas Obscura Society Seattle: Urban Arbortechture
Sunday, February 18 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM PST | Various Times | $25
Led by Seattle-based artist Susan Robb, Urban Arbortecture is a walking tour through the streets of downtown Seattle.
The Moth Seattle GrandSLAM
Thursday, February 22 | Seattle, WA | 7:30 PM PST | $25
Listen as ten StorySLAM champs compete to determine The Moth’s Seattle GrandSLAM Story Champion.
Maker Day: MakerLab NW
Saturday, February 24 | Seattle, WA | 12:00 – 3:00 PM PST | Free
Build and experiment with fun flying contraptions with MakerLab NW as you test your creations in a wind tube.
Native Plant Walk
Saturday, February 24 | Seattle, WA | 2:00 – 4:00 PM PST | $5
Naturalist Ed Dominguez will provide more insights to the benefits of native plants as he leads you on a tour of Seward Park’s familiar, and maybe not so familiar, native plants.
John Grade: Remaking Nature Through Sculpture
Wednesday, February 28 | Seattle, WA | 7:30 PM PST | $5
Lecture and discussion with nature-inspired sculptor, John Grade.
It’s in the Bag: Totes Class
Wednesday, February 28 | Seattle, WA | 6:30 – 9:30 PM PST | $50
During this class, you’ll complete a reversible tote bag.