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Get Out: Weekend Planner

Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore.

It’s Thursday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the rest of the week.

Redmond Patch is here to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work, outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the .
  • Why Go: Grab your furry friends and bring them to the Redmond Senior Center this Saturday for the Whiskers, Wings and Wagging Tails Pet Fair. The fair will be fun for all ages with animals ready for adoption, a doggy fashion parade and dog demonstrations including agility and flyball races. You can even get professional pet portraits taken while you're there!
  • Price: Admission is free. Well-mannered, house-trained pets on a six-foot or shorter leash are welcome. 

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at .
  • Why Go: If you're a fan of gnomes, fairies, elves, or anything from Middle Earth you should definitely consider checking out the opening of Shhhhh - Fairies, Gnomes, and Woodland Creatures, the new exhibit at the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. Can't make the opening on Saturday? No worries; the exhibit will run through mid October.
  • Pricing: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for children ages 5 to 17; Free for children 4 and under. 

  • Where/When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at .
  • Why Go: Help SoulFood Books celebrate its fifth anniversary with this Masquerade Ball on Saturday night. The evening will be filled with mystery, magic, music, dancing, desserts, wine, art and more!
  • Pricing: $25 tickets; $15 with a tribe membership; 12 and under are free. Masks are required.


  • Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at .
  • Why Go: Join the Eastside Symphony for what's sure to be an unforgettable night. The concert will include Chopin's earliest and most delightful piano concertos, plus Rachmaninov's final symphonic work. Can't wait until Saturday? Check out the many Youtube clips of the Eastside Symphony in action. 
  • Pricing: Advance tickets: $10 adult, $7 students and seniors; Tickets at the door: $12 adult, $9 student and seniors.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. Saturday at  in Sammamish.
  • Why Go: Anyone interested in learning about the history of Pine Lake Park can join Sammamish Walks this Saturday for a guided tour of the area. The focus of the walk will be plants and wildlife. Feel free to bring your cameras and binoculars. Sorry, no dogs.
  • Pricing: The walk is free; just sign up in advance. 


  • Where/When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at . 
  • Why Go: Join celebrated Northwest glass artist Paul Marioni as he leads a lecture at the Bellevue Arts Museum this Sunday. This lecture is going to be a real treat for any art enthusiasts out there, as Marioni is considered to be one of the world's most prominent glass artists. Not familiar with Marioni's work? Get the scoop with a quick Google Image search.
  • Price: The lecture is free with admission to the museum.

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