Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means an extra day to relax and play this weekend, but more importantly, an extra day to celebrate our Seahawks eminent win over the 49ers this Sunday to secure our spot in the Superbowl 🙂 . To those of you lucky enough to be pocketing some of those golden tickets, cheer loudly, dance loyally (Macklemore is, after all Seattle’s ultimate 12th man), and do us proud; the rest of us will be rooting for our boys from the comfort of our own homes. In the meantime, take advantage of the extra downtime with these unique happenings around Seattle…
Lowercase Brewing’s Grand Opening Party
Lowercase Brewing invites you to join them for their grand opening this Friday, January 17. The brewery, which started off as friends making beer in their basement, is one of the newest additions to Seattle’s Southpark neighborhood. Friday’s grand opening begins at 6 p.m. at 8103 8th Ave. S. and tickets available here.
Can’t make it? No worries, Lowercase Brewing will be serving up craft beer for $4.00 all weekend.
Rock the Bike
Join Rock the Bike at the Columbia City Theater on Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. for their charity karaoke event to raise money for Bike Works, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering youth to use bicycles as a healthy and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Prizes will be given for best performance, so there’s no need to hold back when belting out your best rendition of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” or Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” – the more enthusiasm, the better! Karaoke begins at 9:30 p.m., so arrive early to get your name on the list for your favorite karaoke tunes. The event is located at 4916 Rainier Ave. S. and entry is free; however, $10 donations are encouraged.
MOViN 92.5’s Dress Dash
MOViN 92.5 and Brides for a Cause have joined forces this weekend to host a Dress Dash benefitting Wish Upon a Wedding. Fifty percent of proceeds will go directly to the non-profit which provides couples facing terminal illnesses or life-changing circumstances weddings that they otherwise couldn’t afford. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at Cedarbrook Lodge’s Cedars Ballroom. Featuring over 500 dress designs, all for only $150, this event is a great opportunity for brides-to-be to find their dream dress at dream prices. The Dress Dash will carry dresses in sizes 2 through 20 along with veils and slips. Find more details here.
40th Annual Model Railroad Show
This weekend marks The Pacific Science Center’s 40th Annual Model Railroad Show. Perfect for the whole family, the event lets visitors explore dozens of model railroad displays, discover the history of the region’s railroad system and build their own LEGO trains at interactive stations. The show will be open from Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20. Tickets are included in the cost of general admission to The Pacific Science Center. Learn more here.
14th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census
Calling all divers! If you are looking for something more adventurous this weekend, this may be for you. The Seattle Aquarium needs your help in this weekend’s 2014 Octopus Census in Puget Sound, north of Magnolia. The annual survey seeks to collect information about the habitats, size and location of octopi from dive sites including Sund Rock, Octopus Hole, Flagpole, Jorsted Creek and Black Point, among others.
Hoping to see a giant octopus on your dive? Here’s a tip: last year the highest number of giant octopi were recorded at the aquarium’s Sunrise dive location!
Find the complete list of the dive sites and details for the 2014 Octopus Census here.