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Weekend Planner: Valentine's Day Celebrations, Tree Planting, New Beer Release and More

Check out our list of events and activities to check out in and around Redmond this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

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

Is there something we missed? Let us know by sharing the event details in the comments section.

  • Where/When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at  in Redmond
  • Why Go: Join the Old Fire House this Friday night for its annual Valentine's show! Get comfy, drink some punch, and listen to the wonderful sounds of the amazing all-female line up.
  • Pricing: $7 or $5 with a canned food donation.

  • Where/When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at  in Redmond
  • Why Go: In partnership with the City of Redmond and the Green Redmond Partnership, the Greenway Trust is helping restore the forest habitat at Westside Park. Located just above Marymoor Park, Westside Park is the headwaters to Clise Creek, a salmon-bearing Sammamish River tributary. Volunteers have worked hard to remove invasive vegetation like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry that are crowding out native plants. Now it is time to return and plant native vegetation in place of the invasives.
  • Pricing: Free. Please register online at: www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer

Black Raven New Beer Release

  • Where/When: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at in Redmond
  • Why Go: Lovers of potent, dark brews won't want to miss the release of Black Raven's 2012 Grandfather Raven Redmond Imperial Stout, a 9.5 percent beer brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style. While you're there, be sure to check out the microbrewery's . 
  • Pricing: Most beers at Black Raven cost around $5. No kegs or growler sales will be offered for the 2012 Grandfather Raven.

  • Where/When: 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at  in Redmond
  • Why Go: This discussion is a follow-up to the Performing South Asia, At Home and Abroad Literary Conference that took place in January. The discussion will bring together local scholars and leaders of South Asian cultural organizations for a roundtable on topics discussed at this year’s conference.
  • Pricing: The discussion is free and open to the public.

  • Where/When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the
  • Why Go: Break out your best dancing shoes and head on over to the Old Schoolhouse on Friday night for some treasured father-daughter bonding time. The event includes refreshments, crafts, music and dancing. More details are .
  • Pricing: Admission is $28 for city residents or $34 for non-residents.

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