Weekend best bets: Planes, music, motorcycles

Splash: It’s time to start thinking about the summer. Splash, our guide to all things summer, is here to help you out. You’ll find comprehensive calendars on fairs, festivals, concerts, outdoor movies and much more. Click here to check it out.

Live music It’s time to celebrate Everett Music Initiative’s 1st Birthday Show at one of the best venues in Everett. The show is Friday at the Historic Everett Theatre and the featured bands are the Moondoggies, Motopony, Hot Bodies in Motion and River Giant. The show is all ages, with beer and wine for those over 21. Read more in our story here.

Taste local spirits: Visit Skip Rock Distillers in Snhomish for an open house on Saturday. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the distillery, 104 Ave. C, Snohomish. All of the distiller’s spirits will be available for sampling and sale. Snohomish restaurants will provide food and treats, some featuring Skip Rock spirits. There will be food and drink specials and coupons at local restaurants and bars that feature Skip Rock products. Read more about Skip Rock, including some great recipes featuring their products here.

Boldly Go: Captain Kirk and his bold crew are back on the big screen this weekend. Check out the review here. And if “Star Trek” is not your thing, check out our list of upcoming summer movies.

For plane fans: Paine Field Aviation Day is Saturday. Kids can get an introductory flight, watch all sorts of vintage aircraft fly and explore hands-on interactive exhibits from Pacific Science Center, the Museum of Flight, the Burke Museum and the Star Lab Planetarium. Read more here.

Fan Fest: The AquaSox fan fest is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, games, visits from Webbly and a lot more. Click here for details.

Real food: The Celebration of Food Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Lynnwood. More than 50 vendors will encourage guests to taste and experience real and healthy food. The event includes food demonstrations for children and adults, displays and items to buy. Vendors will hand out free samples, such as cheese, vegetables and chocolate. Resources to help children and adults learn about growing, cooking and preserving food will be available. Get the details in our story here.

Ogle motorcycles: The Sky Valley Antique &Classic Motorcycle Show is on Sunday in Snohomish. You can admire motorcycles that still perform after many decades. You can look at custom bikes and learn about bike safety. Find more information here.

Cheap books: Many branches of the Sno-Isle Libraries are offering book sales on Saturday. Sales are planned at Granite Falls, Stanwood, Mill Creek, Clinton and Coupeville. Find out the details here.

Calling canines: Bark for Life is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Haller Middle School football field in Arlington. Walk around the track with your dog and raise money for the American Cancer Society. The cost is $10 per dog. Donations will be accepted. There will also be food, music, face painting, a raffle, contests and more. Get more information here.

For kids: Sesame Street Live is at Comcast Arena in Everett with six shows Friday through Sunday. It’s a musical extravaganza with almost nonstop singing and an all-dancing musical montage. Families can stop in an hour before show time to go to Play Zone, where kids can sing and dance with Sesame Street cast members, sit in Big Bird’s nest, twirl in Zoe’s dance studio and sit on the steps of 123 Sesame St. More details are in our story here.

R-C fun: Contests for radio-controlled scale models are this weekend at Cascade Family Flyers Field. The family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for $5 for burgers or hot dogs, or bring your own and they will grill it for you. Lots of planes on view. The entrance will be marked; 11021 Old Snohomish Monroe Road, Snohomish. More information here.

Music for kids: Caspar Babypants will play at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at University Book Store, Mill Creek Town Center, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. The show is for all ages and is free.

For art lovers: The Camano Island Studio Tour allows visitors to see artists in action in a free, self-guided tour of 48 artists, 31 studios and three galleries. The tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to download a brochure, go here.

More things to do: Check out our new calendar to see what’s happening this weekend and beyond.

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