It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work, outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
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Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk
- Where/When: Downtown Issaquah, on Front Street, Friday April 6 from 5 - 8 p.m.
- Why Go: Don’t miss the final First Friday Wine Walk in downtown Issaquah—but don’t worry, art walks start back up next month. Enjoy live music, art happenings, appetizers and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations up and down Front Street. Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Downtown Issaquah Association and valued non-profit partners. Featured wineries for the April 6 tasting will be Des Voigne, Nardone, Plumb Cellars, Sapolil Cellars, Smasne and Upland Estates.
- Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the Historic Shell Station the day of event (includes six 2 oz. drink tokens and appetizers) Full list of tasting locations.
- Where/When: Friday, April 6, at artEAST, from 5-8 p.m.
- Why Go: While you’re downtown, don’t miss the opening of The Rookery Project, based on one of nature’s most graceful and unmistakable works of art – the heron. Standing motionless at lake’s edge, or flying with slow, strong wing beats, they are an artistic flourish in the Northwest landscape. The 2012 Rookery Project pays tribute to Issaquah’s Lake Sammamish heron rookery and invites you to experience these beautiful birds, as realized through the imagination of 30 local artists. They all began with the same metal framework. Where they went from there is as amazing as the birds themselves. This colorful and creative flock of birds will roost at selected public areas around Issaquah and the Eastside throughout Summer 2012. Their first landing is Friday, April 6, at artEAST, from 5-8 p.m.
- Where/When: 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at in Bellevue.
- Why Go: Stop by Pete’s Wines this Saturday for their monthly Ad Tasting. You’ll be able to taste any wine their website is currently featuring (between 26 and 36 different types of wines and beer.)
- Cost: No tasting fee. Bring your own tasting glass.
- Where/When: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at in Bellevue.
- Why Go: If you’re looking for laughs this weekend, The Parlor has you covered. Nick Cannon will be cracking jokes all night long. Check out this YouTube clip of Nick’s stand up routine to see if it’s for you.
- Cost: Tickets range between $20 and $35.
- Where/When: 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the .
- Why Go: Evening Standard bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood will be performing at the KPC. His music resonates with swing, groove and funk overtones. He’s also the son of famed director Clint Eastwood!
- Cost: Tickets range between $36 and $40.