Must List: Emerald City Comic Con, La Conner Daffodil Festival, Women Making History

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MUST COSPLAY

Emerald City Comic Con
(3/14 – 3/17) Join the costumed, fan-filled extravaganza that is Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC). Guests and panelists include Star Trek’s George Takei, Ben Savage of Boy Meets World, Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things, and Rainn Wilson of The Office. Times and prices vary. Washington State Convention Center, downtown, Eighth Avenue and Pike Street; 206.694.5000; emeraldcitycomiccon.com

MUST ACCUMULATE

Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale
(3/15—3/17) For those of us still attached to physical books, this sale is the perfect excuse to stock your personal library. Proceeds from the sale, which offers decommissioned books and donations, benefit Seattle Public Library programs. Just remember to bring your own bag for all the purchases you make. (First night is members only preview night). Times and prices vary. Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center, 299 Mercer St; 206.682.7567; friendsofspl.org

MUST BE ELABORATE

ByDesign
(3/15—3/17) This annual festival, presented in collaboration with the American Institution of Architects’ Design in Public initiative, showcase films and presentations about architecture and design – visual culture of all kinds, really. Expect short-and feature length screenings and performances, workshops and a design bazaar. Design-minded, artisan-crazed viewers shouldn’t miss opening night’s screening of Pablo Pivetta’s Endless Letterpress, about the resurgence of typesetting. Times and prices vary. Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill, 1515 12th Ave; 206.329.2629; nwfilmforum.org

MUST BLOOM

La Conner Daffodil Festival
(through 3/31) For the fifth consecutive year, more than 450 acres will transform to a splendid shade of yellow in Western Washington. Millions of daffodils emerge as spring arrives to the small town of La Conner. Enjoy a myriad of all-ages events, including a family photo contest and the Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride, a countryside bike ride and picnic. Make sure to refer to the Daffodil Bloom Map and see which fields are currently in bloom. Times and prices vary. La Conner; 360.466.4778; lovelaconner.com

MUST APPRECIATE

Women Making History
(3/18) Celebrate Women’s History Month with Molly Moon at the Riveter. The beloved Seattle ice cream queen will offer her sweet treats to those who attend this intriguing talk, dedicated to the influential women that inspire Moon. Guest speakers include founder and CEO of the Riveter, Amy Nelson, Plum Restaurants owner, Makini Howell, Senator Patty Murray and Moon’s mom (Aww!). The panel will discuss the past, present and future of women in industry. One hundred percent of all admissions will be donated to nonprofits. 6p.m, $20, The Riveter: Capitol Hill, 1517 12th Avenue, Suite 101. 206.486.5793; events.theriveter.co

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