Weekend Planner: Boy Who Cried Wolf; Parklane Artist Reception; Interfaith Gift Fair

Check out these choices for activities to hit and places to explore this weekend.

It’s Thursday and man, it's already been a long week! You know need some serious chill-time this weekend, and you want get out and do something fun too. Well, you can count on Kirkland Patch. Check out this week's choices below. activities to hit.


  • Where/When: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the .
  • Why Go: The StoryBook Theater will make their return to Kirkland with a production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf this weekend at the KPC. So grab the kids and introduce them to hilarious world of musical theatre. 
  • Pricing: Tickets are $9.

  • Where/When: 6-8 p.m. on Fri, Nov. 11 at in Kirkland.
  • Why Go: Parklane Gallery’s second annual "Around the Block" exhibit opened this past Tuesday and will be on display through Sunday, December 4. The featured paintings and photographs are 12 inches by 12 inches in size, and are created by artists from the Puget Sound area as well as Parklane's member artists. Stop by the gallery this Friday night for the Around the Block Artist Reception for a chance to meet the artists, mingle with friends and enjoy this wonderful exhibit.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sat, Nov. 12 at .
  • Why Go: Join the Green Kirkland Partnership this Saturday to celebrate Arbor Day by planting over 700 native plants and trees in Juanita Bay Park. Planting will begin in the morning and then at noon, a special Arbor Day tree planting ceremony.  EarthCorps crews and Native Plant Stewards will lead planting activities. Some invasive plant removal might be included.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sat, Nov 12 at in Kirkland.
  • Why Go: Anyone looking for a noble gift this holiday season should check out Kirkland Interfaith Network’s annual Alternative Gift Fair this Saturday at the Holy Family Church. An alternative gift is a donation made to an organization in honor of a person to whom you might normally give a material gift. Participating organizations include Hopelink, Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Sibling House, Heifer Project International, Church World Service, Ten Thousand Villages, and many more.
  • Pricing: Gift prices vary.


  • Where/When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the .
  • Why Go: Technology nerds from all around the Seattle area will unite in Redmond this Friday to poke fun at each other during the first-ever Geek Roast fundraising event. At the Geek Roast, attendees will get to take jabs at a local tech nerd while sampling drinks and appetizers and taking part in a live auction. The roasted guest of honor will be determined by an online vote; click here for a rundown of the nominees and a chance to cast your vote.
  • Pricing: Tickets to the Geek Roast are $40 per person. To register for the event or find more information, visit seattlegeekroast.com.


  • Where/When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at
  • Why Go: Get some of your holiday shopping done while supporting a great cause this Saturday at the Redmond Athletic Club during the Northwest Benefit Holiday Arts Gift Show. The show will feature 45 local and regional artists including painters, potters, photographers, woodworkers, jewelry, home decor, glass art, holiday ornaments, fiber arts, gift baskets and more.
  • Pricing: Admission is free. Proceeds from this event benefit the Liberty Road Foundation.


  • Where/When: 9 to 11 p.m. Friday at .
  • Why Go: Join Inverse Opera and the SecondStory Repertory this Friday night for a evening of combined opera and musical theater entertainment. Featured opera pieces include La Boheme, Don Giovanni, Romeo et Juliette and Madame Butterfly. Featured musical theater pieces will include Rent, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Miss Saigon.
  • Pricing: Tickets are $20.


  • Where/When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the .
  • Why Go: If you've ever wanted to learn to swing dance, this Sunday might be the best time to try it out. Eastside Swing Dance will host another one of its Sunday Swing Dances at the North Bellevue Community Center this weekend. The dance starts with free group lessons from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and then you'll get to dance the night away. Not sure Swing Dancing is for you? This clip of Eastside Swing Dance in action might change your mind.
  • Pricing: $10 (includes lesson)


  • Where/When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at in Woodinville.
  • Why Go: Celebrate the season of giving at Molbak’s during its Holiday Kick-Off Weekend. Stock up on dazzling gifts, decor and treats for entertaining family and friends. Talented Northshore students will be on site to help inspire you with decor ideas and festive activities for the kids.
  • Pricing: Proceeds from this event will benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation.




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