Nubian Jam: The festival is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 31 at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. The event celebrates African-American and African music and heritage. There will be live R&B and soul music, as well as food, vendors and children’s activities. Call 425-583-7739.
Arlington SkyFest: Events include aircraft displays, parades, daily air shows, hot air balloons, workshops, forums, fly mart, kids’ day, food, beer garden and live entertainment. Balloon and Airplane Festival is Aug. 21 at Arlington Airport, 4700 188th St. NE; 425-435-5857; www.arlingtonflyin.org.
Fresh Paint: This festival of artists at work is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21-22, Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Drive. The Schack Art Center turns the Everett waterfront’s promenade into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery. Free admission, $2 parking at port. More than 100 artists involved. Live music on two stages, food. Go to www.schack.org/events/fresh-paint.
Evergreen State Fair: Washington’s fair is Aug. 26-Sept. 6 at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Live entertainment, food, carnival rides, fireworks, monster trucks and livestock shows. Go to www.evergreenfair.org for more.
Edmonds Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29, at Frances Anderson Cultural Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. More than 200 artists share and sell fine art, artisan crafts and photography. Features a juried art show and sale, student art exhibit, a variety of performing arts, food and kids’ activities. Call 425-771-6412 or go to www.edmondsartsfestival.com.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The next Teen Night is Aug. 19. Or sign up for Schack classes, which include drawing, printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic painting, fused glass and blown glass. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Imagine Children’s Museum: The museum features hands-on exhibits for kids 1-12, plus a water-play area and a rooftop playground. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Each third Friday of the month are free admission nights. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. More at www.imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Snohomish County Music Project: The Teen Community Music Group meets Thursdays at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Share your musical interests through songwriting, games and activities — plus listening to music. No experience required. Think of it as music therapy: Your teen will also gain tools for self-exploration and self-care, as well as build community with their peers. Call 425-258-1605 or go to www.scmusicproject.org for more information.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, horror films and more. The exhibit, “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume,” is up through April 17, 2022. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Capacity is limited for safety. More at www.mopop.org.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. More at www.mohai.org. “Da Vinci: Inventions” opens July 31. The exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. A Renaissance man, da Vinci laid the groundwork for some of the modern world’s most impactful inventions: helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute, bicycle.
Museum of Northwest Art: Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; 121 S. First Street, La Conner; 360-466-4446; www.monamuseum.org. “Future Artifacts,” featuring the work of Dan Friday, is showing through Oct. 10. Friday is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle-based glass artist.
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. Take a tour of the farm to see kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. Call 360-403-7474. More at www.wildlifeparkarlingtonwa.com.
The Reptile Zoo: The zoo is at 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptilezoo.org.
Pasado’s Safe Haven: The Sultan-based sanctuary is home to more than 200 animals — most of which were rescued as victims of cruelty or neglect — including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, cows, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, ducks and chickens. Limited tours available at the 85-acre Pasado’s Safe Haven, PO Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294. Call 360-793-9393 or go to www.pasadosafehaven.org.
Seattle Aquarium: The aquarium has introduced a coral nusery to its exhibits. Although they’re “babies” now, the coral will be added to the habitats in the Ocean Pavilion building, which is slated to open in 2024. The aquarium at 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, is back open with timed ticketing and limited attendance, which means you’ll get up close to the animals and not other visitors. More at www.seattleaquarium.org.
Woodland Park Zoo: The zoo is at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Timed-ticket entry required. Advance purchase highly recommended. Admission is adults (13-64) $15.50; child (3-12) $10.50; toddler (0-2) free. Parking is $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.
GO SEE DO
High Trek Adventures: Ride an aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. There are three levels of difficulty, with 60 different obstacles. The longest zip line travels 250 feet. It’s for ages 4 and up. More at www.hightrekeverett.com.
Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More at www.summiteverett.com.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
Northwest Stream Center: Want to see trout and crawfish? How about strolling in solitude on an elevated nature trail above a deep forest floor and surrounding wetlands next to a salmon stream? Visit the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Last admission is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 students, $7 adults and $6 seniors. Free to members and children 4 and younger. Reservations required because of COVID-19. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
FAST & COOL
Everett Community Ice Rink: Skate on an NHL regulation ice sheet. Cheap skate times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and open to skaters of all skill levels and interests. Limited capacity due to COVID-19, skate by reservation only. Group rates and punch cards available. Military discount is $1 off admission price. The ice rink is adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-322-2653 or go to www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times seven days a week at the ice skating rink, 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Limited capacity due to COVID-19, skate by reservation only. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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