Weekend fun: Music, birds, dinosaurs and mountain men

Get ideas: The Everett Home &Garden Show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Comcast Arena. You’ll find lots of displays, speakers, vendors and other fun stuff, such as a wine tasting. Find all the details in our story here.

Watch birds: Hike along with other birders and Pilchuck Audubon Society members on a free day-long adventure on Sunday. The group will look for shorebirds, waterfowl, passerines and raptors on Camano Island. Meet at 8 a.m. at Quilceda Walmart on the east side of the parking lot near I-5. Carpool to Camano Island and visit English Boom, Iverson Spit and Davis Slough. No elevation gain. Dress warmly and bring rain gear and bird scopes if you have them. The group will stop for lunch along the way. Leader: Terry Nightingale, 206-619-2383, 206-619-2383, tnight@pobox.com. For more information, go to pilchuckaudubon.org.

Was the wolf framed? You’ll have to decide for yourself after seeing this hilarious, live retelling of “The Three Little Pigs.” To hear Alexander T. Wolf’s side of the story, you’ll have to take your family to see the Dallas Children’s Theatre production of “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” on Sunday in Everett. Find all the details here.

Old time: The Cascade Mountain Men present the Muzzleloading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Evergreen Fairgrounds. More than 300 vendors and exhibitors will be on hand with leather and fur goods, camping gear and period costumes. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, wool spinning and wood carving. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 a day; teens younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult; kids 12 and younger get in free. Parking is free. For more information, call 425-890-7208 or go to www.cascademountainmen.com.

Musical revue: A good melody is timeless. So says the creator and producer of “In the Mood,” a big-band-inspired 1940s musical revue that’s playing Saturday in Everett. Or make that more than 40 good melodies, which is about how many songs the audience will hear as “In the Mood” re-creates the swing-era experience. Read the details in our story here.

Roof-raising music They may sing gospel, but a Blind Boys of Alabama concert ain’t nothing like a church service. The Blind Boys’ live shows are roof-raising affairs. The performers make a stop in Edmonds on Saturday. Read more in our story here.

Spring forward: Don’t forget to set your clock ahead an hour on Sunday morning. Unless you want an excuse to be an hour late to everything.

Shop, for a good cause: The Convent of the Meeting of the Lord offers its spring fundraiser at the Quiet Light Candles shop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 29206 64th Ave. NW., near Stanwood. The fundraiser features the nuns’ homemade pure beeswax candles and other gifts. The event includes candle-pouring tours, coffee and cookies. For more information, call 360-629-0285 or go to www.quietlightcandles.com.

Free clothing swap: The Great Oak Harbor Giveaway Day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Harbor Christian School, 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Shop for new-to-you clothing and household items. Free admission. More info: 360-675-2338.

“Dino Day”: Kids can dress up in dino gear, crack open their own fossils, watch scientists prepare a duck-billed dinosaur fossil, and dig for a fossil ichthyosaur in the Dino Dig Pit. Dino Days is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE. Call 206-543-5590 or go to www.burkemuseum.org to learn more.

More in Life

Dance company brings Tetris video game to the stage

Dancing quartet Arch8 turns the tile-matching puzzle game into a wacky dance routine.

From appetizers to dessert: FIVE full of gastronomic surprises

The restaurant slash bistro in Edmonds earns its singular name with its star-studded menu.

Scholastic medal winner is 15 and making college-level art

Clare Kaiyala is one of 10 national Scholastic Art Writing Awards winners from Snohomish County.

Hit-man movie ‘You Were Never Really Here’ hypnotizes

Joaquin Phoenix looks remarkably awful in this new thriller about a hired killer.

Stanley Tucci’s latest film paints incomplete portrait of artist

“Final Portrait” lacks the strength to be the “Big Night” of movies about art.

It’s National Poetry Month, so here’s a poetry double-dare

If you aren’t into verse, here are three books that might change your mind.

Secret of a perfect chicken sandwich: roast the bird yourself

Add to the perfection by topping it with bacon, sun-dried tomato pesto, arugula, mayo and romaine.

Marijuana supporters, critics across the US weigh in on 420

A look at what some advocates and critics have to say about the state of marijuana in the U.S. today.

‘Super Troopers 2’ shows Broken Lizard hasn’t aged well

Wildly successful Kickstarter campaign funded sequel of 2001 hit.

Most Read