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West Seattle Junction’s Spring Fling
Celebrate the arrival of spring tonight in West Seattle, where boutiques are staying open until 10 p.m. Visit these favorites along California Avenue, including Clementine (shoes!), Carmilia’s (Nanette Lepore!), Edie’s (more shoes!) and Sweetie (sweet clothes! Jewelry!). Pick up a free punch card at your first stop and get a “punch” from all participating stores, then turn in it at West 5 for a free glass of sparkling wine.
3/29, 7p.m.-10p.m. West Seattle Junction; wsjunction.org
The annual experiment pairing UW art students with established Seattle artists returns! Visit cool homewares store Object in Belltown to see the results of a two-month long collaborations among these newly introduced duos, featuring DK Pan, Susie Lee and Seattle mag spotlight award winner Troy Gua.
Opening reception is 3/29, 7p.m. 3/30-4/1, 12p.m.-5p.m. Object. 2316 2nd Ave.; 206.459.3876; hereisobject.com
If you’ve always wished there was more tasting in the annual Taste Washington wine event, your dreams have come true. This year’s Grand Tasting has expanded from one to two days, which means plenty of time to sip through samples from more than 200 Washington wineries. Pace yourself!
3/31–4/1. Times and prices vary. CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S; tastewashington.org
Local playwright Keri Healey’s gripping new play, Torso, is only open for a few more days, so get tickets to Theater Off Jackson quick. A dark turn for the usually hilarious Healey, the play explores grief, jealousy and the moment when moody thoughts turn into murderous actions. Seattle superstars Stephen Hando and Sarah Rudinoff star.
3/9-3/31, 8 p.m. $15-$18. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S; 206-340-1049; theatreoffjackson.org
Edible Book Festival
The Edible Book Festival celebrates literature by transforming book titles into homemade foods via funny (and groan-inducing) puns. (Think “Tart of Darkness,” “Don Quichote” and “Ethan Fromage.”) All are displayed science-fair style at Wallingford’s Good Shepherd Center until the winners are announced—after which everything is free for the eating.
3/31. Noon. Spectators, $10; participants, free. The Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; frybooks.com