Saturday (4/10) - Alice in Wonderbread. S’more and Peace. Huckleberry Flan. No pun is too painful at the fifth annual Edible Book Festival, where bookworms and food geeks unite to reinterpret great literature through gastronomy. As always, the fest asks the public to craft edible takes on books—and then eat them. Got a punny plan? Register online by April 8 to get your entrée on the table!
Admission is free for those bringing entries and $10 for those without entries.4/10. noon–3 p.m., Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N frybooks.blogspot.com
Outrigger Championship Race
Saturday (4/10) - Can’t afford a trip to the tropics this year? The spirit of aloha comes to you when the Sail Sand Point Outrigger Canoe Club hosts the PNW Orca Winter Series Championship. Long popular in Hawaii, the sport has also enchanted the Northwest—so much so that races take place all year long. This month, the seven-mile championship is expected to draw more than 70 competitors from across the region. Stroke! 4/10. 11 a.m. Free. North end of Magnuson Park, Lake Washington. For details, visit pnworca.org, seattleoutrigger.com
Saturday (4/10) - Visual artist, filmmaker and total weirdo Matthew Barney (who is married to Björk) made his notorious Cremaster Cycle—five related feature-length films and accompanying artwork that explore creation—over a period of nine years. Released between 1995 and 2002, the highly abstract, but visually stunning films combine Celtic myth, Masonic lore, reproductive biology and a lot of truly bizzarro stuff. Rarely screened and not available on DVD, this is your chance to see the works that caused such an art-world hubbub upon their release. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Neumos, 1122 E. Pike St. neumos.com
Mariners Opening Day
Monday (4/12) - Mariners fans are hoping this season shapes up to be one for the record books—thanks to Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, Casey Kotchman and, of course, Ichiro and Felix. With fresh zeal (and a killer one-two pitching punch), players and fans alike are daring to visualize a season that recaptures SoDo mojo and brings back the Magical Mariners of 1995. Opening Day: 4/12. 3:40 p.m. Prices vary. Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave. S. mariners.mlb.com
Saturday (4/10) - Sweets lovers, mark your calendars for this one-day charitable fundraiser for the Hope Heart Institute. CupcakeCamp is being held this Saturday April 10th from 11am til 2pm at 415 Westlake, a new 5000 square-foot venue in the heart of South Lake Union. 13 Professionals (including local favorites Trophy Cupcakes and Wink Cupcakes), along with 51 Amateur and 4 Youth entrants will be competing to see who makes the cupcake with the Most Unique Ingredients, Best Seattle theme, and Healthiest Cupcake.