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Best of This Weekend in Seattle April 27 – 29

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World Rhythm Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
April 27, 28 and 29
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.swps.org

Plan to be in Seattle for the best weekend immersion in world music, drum and dance that you can imagine. The World Rhythm Festival is 3 days packed with an amazing range of world music traditions, including African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Indian, Brazilian, and North American. Over 100 Performances and Drum & Dance Workshops, Saturday Night Dance Party and more. Free Admission.

FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday
April 28 and 29
Graham Visitors Center
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112
206.325.4510
http://www.arboretumfoundation.org

This magnificent sale, the largest in the Puget Sound region, features dozens of top specialty nurseries and vendors selling a wide selection of choice, locally-grown plants. You’ll find trees, shrubs, beautiful conifers, native plants, vegetable starts, species and hybrid rhododendrons, favorite and rare perennials, unusual annuals, glorious groundcovers, grasses, vines, and more. Proceeds support the Arboretum Foundation.

Owl Prowl
Friday, April 27
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center
5808 Lakemont Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA
425.452.6885
http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us

Come in and learn about the mysterious animal called the owl. Then take a night hike with the rangers, and listen for owls and other norturnal wildlife. Bring a flashlight or a headlamp for the journey, and wear sturdy shoes! For kids 6+ and their caregivers. Call ahead to register.

Birthday Parties for Zoo Animals!
Saturday and Sunday
April 28 and 29
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5337
http://www.pdza.org

Join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s red wolf birthday party! On Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm, Graham, Millie, Wilson and Havana will receive special frozen meat birthday cakes with whipped cream as a treat during the keeper talk. Then celebrate the first birthday of the zoo’s furry ball of cuteness, Little Libby! Libby was found as an orphan off the coast of California in late April 2011. She is the youngest and smallest sea otter ever rehabilitated by Monterey Bay Aquarium. Watch her splash and play with her otter friends as they receive special birthday-themed enrichments throughout the day on Sunday, April 29.

Sewing to Sowing Living History Day
Saturday, April 28
11:00am – 4:00pm
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5339
http://www.fortnisqually.org

Take a trip back in time with the re-enactors of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum during the spring planting season! Discover what 1855 was like while exploring the fort’s buildings and visiting with re-enactors in 1850s attire who will be waiting to share their knowledge and skills with you. Hands-on activities for the whole family including 1800s games, butter churning and laundry techniques. Enjoy a garden talk in the fort’s heritage garden or learn about ladies’ Bonnets in the Great Room. Come find out how early machines worked with demonstrations!

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