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Colorful tulips are on display on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at RoozenGaarde near Mount Vernon.
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Colorful tulips are on display on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at RoozenGaarde near Mount Vernon.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Marcie Sillman's weekend culture picks, April 12-14

Our region is rich in cultural and leisure activities. Too many to choose from? KUOW’s Arts and Culture reporter Marcie Sillman offers a few suggestions:

Friday, April 12:

Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park: The best team in major league baseball returns from a successful road trip to take on the Houston Astros.

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens an eight-performance run of George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy about love, magic and mistaken identities.

Saturday, April 13

Record Store Day: The Seattle Times has this complete guide to participating Puget Sound stores.


Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show. Check out the 31st annual spring showcase of some of the region’s best independent artists and craftspeople. The activities center in Hangar 30 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

The Polish Women’s Club holds its annual spring bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center on Capitol Hill. Sample food and music, including a choir performance at 2 p.m.

Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup hosts the 10th annual Hawaiian Cultural festival. Eat, shop and experience music and dance. Free with a suggested donation.

All weekend:

Washington State Spring Fair at the State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Garden displays, performing dogs and racing pigs! Who could ask for anything more?


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.:Tour the blooming tulip fields in the Mount Vernon area. Best to check maps and parking instructions because traffic is always thick. Festival runs through April 30.

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