Must List: Women’s March, ‘Wallflower’ Installation, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Beau Iverson & Alanna Wight

January 17, 2019

Your weekly guide to Seattle's hottest events.

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Women’s March Seattle
(1/19) This year marks the third Women’s March on Seattle. Join thousands of fellow marchers at the kickoff rally in Cal Anderson Park, where women leaders from around the region will speak on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the past year. The march will then commence through the city and to the Seattle Center, where participants can connect with one another and attend “Activism 101” workshops. 9 a.m. Free. Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill, 1635 11th Ave.;

Courtesy of Kara Mia Fenoglietto


Wallflower Exhibit
(1/18, 1/251/26) Fashion designer and artist Kara Mia Fenoglietto’s new exhibit Wallflower is a conceptual installation that tackles the anxieties and entrapments of femininity. Fenoglietto’s hand-sewn, thought-provoking pieces challenge the clichés of clothing and homemaker culture, and how both are mass-marketed to women. Times vary. Free. Shift Gallery, Pioneer Square, 312 S Washington St.;


Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(1/21) The Northwest African American Museum hosts its annual open house to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Make black history-themed art, attend a screening of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, stroll through the museum’s exhibits and mingle with local makers, artists and entrepreneurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices vary. Northwest African American Museum, Central District, 2300 S Massachusetts St.; 206.518.6000;


Free State Park Day
(1/21) No Discover Pass is required to enjoy state parks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so get some fresh air while visiting one of the state’s natural places—which, unlike the National Parks right now, are still open to the public—such as Deception Pass, Bridle Trails or Lake Chelan. Free. Times and locations vary.


Great Train Show
(1/19–1/20) All aboard! Puyallup hosts this traveling model train show, a family-friendly event with more than 300 tables of trains, parts and accessories for sale, along with operating model train displays, free workshops and demonstrations, and a riding train for the kids. Times and prices vary. Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup, 110 Ninth Ave.; 630.290.1962;

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