Must List: Belgian Fest, Tunnel-to-Viaduct Run, Walk and Ride, Lunar New Year Fair

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| Updated: January 31, 2019

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10th Annual Belgian Fest Beer Tasting
(2/2) Beer enthusiasts are encouraged to head to Fisher Pavilion this Saturday, where 32 of Washington’s favorite breweries, including Fremont Brewing and Optimism Brewing Company, will be pouring 101 tasty Belgian style brews. The festival will include an afternoon and evening session, where attendees can sample the complex and unique flavor profiles of the Belgian beers on tap. Times and prices vary. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 206.684.7200;


Tunnel-to-Viaduct Run, Walk and Ride
(2/2-2/3) Take one last spin—on foot or by bike, this time—on the Alaskan Way Viaduct before it officially closes, and get an early look at the new State Route 99 tunnel before it opens. The 8K walk/run on Saturday, and bike ride on Sunday routes participants through the Viaduct and the tunnel. Both are part of the SR 99 Step Forward weekend of activities on the waterfront, which on Saturday also includes music, food trucks and more. Times, prices and locations vary.


Children’s Film Festival Seattle
(Through 2/9) The lineup of more than 150 films from some 40 countries (from Swaziland to Switzerland)—chosen to “inspire empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world”—includes a sing-along screening of The Muppet Movie (assuming you can get past “Rainbow Connection” without tearing up) and 1926’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated film. Times and prices vary. Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.329.2629;

Photo by Alabastro Photography


Lunar New Year Fair
(2/2) Celebrate the upcoming Year of the Pig at the Wing Luke Museum, where you can explore the holiday’s roots by making crafts with local artists, catching the lion dance celebration, taking a guided tour and learning about the Asian zodiac. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices vary. Wing Luke Museum, Chinatown-International District, 719 King St.; 260.623.5124;


Kitchen Sessions
(2/1) Join Seattle writer and storyteller Sholonda Higgins (author of Fairy Tales for Dope Girls), multidisciplinary artists Kamari Bright, and host and Seattle poet Imani Sims for a night of live performances inspired by iconic black musicians. This occasional series, produced by the CD Forum for Arts and Ideas, explores the contributions that black female-identifying and gender-nonconforming artists have had on society. 7 p.m. Prices vary, Washington Hall, Central District, 153 14th Ave.; 206.322.1151;

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