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Brooke -- 04/01/2011
1. Go Eat Your Words Eat a book today! Maybe try S'more and Peace, Alice in Wonderbread, The Bun Also Rises or Goodnight Moon Pie? It's the 6th Annual Seattle Edible Book Festival! This festival celebrates food, literature and the people who love them both! The Seattle Center for Book Arts has asked foodies, book artists, chefs, bakers, librarians, kids and punsters alike to put on their thinking cap and come up with the most creative literary culinary treat! The edible art on display may be a pun off of a title or refer to a scene or character or may look like a book itself! Every type of book will be represented and sculpted from a smorgasbord of foodstuffs. Don't be late! All the books will be eaten with tea, coffee and milk at the end of the event. When: Saturday 12:00pm – 1:30pm viewing and voting, 1:30 Celebrity Judges, 2:00 eating Edible Books Where: The Good Shepherd Center Price: $10 admission Click HERE for more info. (Image Courtesy: annstheclaf. Used Under Creative Commons) 2. Hopscotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is a premier beer, Scotch, wine and spirit tasting experience benefiting the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). On April 1 and 2, Fremont Studios transforms into a swanky beverage tasting lounge featuring over 80 libations to swirl, sniff and sip! Make sure you head down to Fremont Studios and check it out for yourself. When: Friday, 5pm-12am; Saturday, 1pm-12am Where: Fremont Studios Price: $30 General Admission, $15 Non-Tasting Admission Click HERE for more info. 3. Go Blossom Celebrate the beauty of Spring and Seattle's deep connection with Japan at the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival! There will be delicious food, a chance to participate in a tea ceremony, Taiko drummy, Japanese artisan demonstrations and more! You can even learn how to play the game GO! When: Friday – Sunday 10am -6pm Where: Seattle Center Price: FREE Click HERE for more info. 4. Go Football! If you are having football withdrawals, this is your fix! Watch the most hard core women in our area play on the ONLY professional all-female tackle football team! Go Seattle Majestics! These aren't your sissy lingerie wearing type. These are real women, in real pads with real helmets hitting really hard! This is the home opener vs. Portland Fighting Fillies! When: Saturday 7pm Where: French Field in Kent Price: Adults $12, Kids (7-16yrs) $8 Click HERE for more info. 5. Go Tasting! Tasting wine should be fun! At least that's what the people behind Hestia think. Hestia Cellars is opening their tasting room and they want you to be part of the celebration! There will be live music performances each night and a variety of delish hors d'oevres and a whole lot of wine! There are 3 different music acts scheduled! Philana Goodrich Friday night, Alice Evans and Thursty Love Saturday afternoon and Satellite by Night, Dr Meanplay and the Foghorns on Sunday! The will also be collecting $5 donations to assist with the humanitarian effort in Japan. When: Friday 5pm – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm Where: Cellar Door tasting room Price: FREE ($5 suggested donation) Click HERE for more info. 6. Go Pride Idol! Who's going to take home the Pride Idol Trophy this year? Why not let it be you? Pride Idol is a citywide talent contest produced and presented by Seattle Out and Proud. The finale will be held on June 19 and the winner will perform on the Pride Idol Float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday June 26, 2011. When: Sunday 6pm doors, 7pm competition. Where: Neighbours Nightclub on Capitol Hill Price: Free Click HERE for more info.