The City of Kirkland has prepared the following Kirkland Events Guide:
|ARTS & CULTURE
A WORLD OF ARTS… NEAR YOU–AT THE KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER CHECK WEBSITE FOR FULL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE January performances include The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Children of the Revolution, Atmospheres, Gizmo Guys, and Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater. Details: www.kpcenter.org. THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES JANUARY–MARCH | STUDIO EAST (CHECK WEBSITE FOR DATES & TIMES) Presented at the Kirkland Performance Center. The Emperor is vain and fooled by two tricksters into believing that nothing is something. Details and tickets: 425.827.3123 or www.studio-east.org.
SCULPTURES AT THE POINT AND IN THE CITY SELF GUIDED TOUR | CHECK WEBSITES FOR MAP
KAC BIENNIAL INSTRUCTORS’ EXHIBIT JANUARY 8–FEBRUARY 6 | KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER GALLERY Featuring a selection of paintings, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture from KAC’s instructors. Free opening reception takes place on January 8 from 6-8 p.m. Details:www.kirklandartscenter.org.
KAC SATELLITE EXHIBIT JANUARY 1–31 | KIRKLAND CITY HALL View the monthly rotating art exhibit on display at City Hall. Details: www.kirklandartscenter.org.
ARTLUCK LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6:30 P.M. | KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER Come share a meal and discuss current art issues. Includes a short presentation & creativity exercise. Details: www.kirklandartscenter.org. SUNDAY LIFE OPEN STUDIO SUNDAYS, 1–4 P.M. | KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER Drop-in drawing, painting, or sculpting session. Open to the community; registration not required. $8 fee. Details: www.kirklandartscenter.org.
COMEDY & COMPETITIONS
TIME FOR A LAUGH LAUGH’S COMEDY SPOT | CHECK WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE SHOW SCHEDULE Every Thursday is Wine 101 from 7–8 p.m. Every Tuesday is open mic night. January features Gabriel Rutledge and Susan Jones, Graham Elwood, Marc Maron, and Brent Weinbach. Special performance by Greg Behrendt, co-author of “He’s Just Not That Into You.” Details: www.laughscomedy.com.
TRIVIA AT THE PUB EVERY WEDNESDAY, 8:30 P.M. | WILDE ROVER IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT A live, 3–4 round competition Wednesdays in the main dining room. Details: www.wilderover.com.
IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM, JOIN ‘EM EVERY TUESDAY, 9 P.M. | WILDE ROVER IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT The Jam Dawgs play live and players are welcome to join in with this “open mic night” band. Details: www.wilderover.com.
SMOOTH SOUNDS IN THE CITY (CHECK WEBSITE FOR FULL SCHEDULE)
BOOKS, READINGS & HOBBY January is National Book Blitz Month!
KIRKLAND LIBRARY FEATURES PROGRAMS FOR ALL THROUGHOUT JANUARY | 308 KIRKLAND AVENUE The Kirkland Library officially reopened in December. Check out the variety of programs, readings, and events for children and adults. Details: www.kcls.org/kirkland/.
SPA & HEALTH
MAKE TIME FOR JOY WEEKEND WELLNESS SERIES JANUARY 30, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. | HEATHMAN HOTEL Join this warm and intimate setting to learn life-changing wellness tips, pearls of wisdom, and secrets for creating a legacy of joy. Lunch and refreshments included. $25 per person, pre-registration required. Details: 428.899.3000 or www.evergreenhealthcare.org/classes.
HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR AT PENTERRA SPA A great way to start off the New Year. Enjoy one service and receive a second for 50% off. Valid Tuesday-Thursday from 3-6 p.m. Details: 425.284.5855 or www.heathmankirkland.com/penterra. SPA AT THE WOODMARK JANUARY SPECIALS Book any spa service and receive your second service, of equal or lesser value, at 50% off. Valid Monday-Thursday, cannot be combined with any other discount. Details: 425.803.9000 orwww.thewoodmarkspa.com.
DOGS, CATS & MORE January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day!
NUTRITION WORKSHOP JANUARY 9 | BARKZ (CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING DETAILS) Come to an informative workshop on nutrition. Details: www.barkz.com.
NATURE IN THE CITY January is National Bird Feeding Month!
WATCHABLE WILDLIFE IN THE BAY JANUARY 3, 1 P.M. | JUANITA BAY PARK A free interpretive tour with the Juanita Bay Park Rangers. View a variety of plant and animal species. Bring binoculars. Meet in the parking lot. No registration required. Details: 425.587.3300. GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH JANUARY 18 | COTTON HILL PARK Restore Kirkland’s natural areas. Bring work gear and water. Details: www.greenkirkland.org.
URBAN BIRDING, EASTSIDE AUDUBON SOCIETY & JUANITA BAY PARK RANGERS JANUARY 19, 9 A.M. | JUANITA BAY PARK Bring binoculars for this morning bird walk. Meet in the parking lot. No registration required. Details: 425.576.8805.
WALK THE CITY YEAR-ROUND WITH THE INTERLAKEN TRAILBLAZERS VOLKSWALKS AT JUANITA BEACH & LAKESIDE | YEAR-ROUND Walk at Juanita Beach. Or select the South Kirkland waterfront. Details: www.ava.org/clubs/interlaken/index.htm.
KIDS, TEENS, FAMILIES & SENIORS
NORTH KIRKLAND COMMUNITY CENTER INDOOR PLAYGROUND JANUARY 5–APRIL 1 TUES. & THURS., 10 A.M.–1 P.M. | WED., 11 A.M.–2 P.M. Kids have lots of room to play at our indoor playground! Parents must supervise. $3, ages 1-5 only (no 6 year-olds). Details: 425.587.3350.
FAMILY WORKSHOP AT KAC: SILK SCARVES JANUARY 16, 10 A.M.–2 P.M. | KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER For ages 12-15 accompanied by an adult. Conceptualize and design a painted silk scarf using batik methods. Includes introduction to basic shibori stitching methods and dyeing. Details:www.kirklandartscenter.org.
MOVIE NIGHT FOR ALL JANUARY 16, 7–9:30 P.M. | NORTH KIRKLAND COMMUNITY CENTER Enjoy a lively movie night. $5 per person at the door, caregivers are free. Details: 425.444.3132 or Maureen@friendshipadventures.org.
BEAT THE WINTER BLUES BINGO AND PIZZA JANUARY 21, 10:30 A.M. | PETER KIRK COMMUNITY CENTER Seniors, come in out of the cold and help kick off the New Year with bingo and a pizza party. $7, advanced reservations required. Details: 425.587.3300.
YOUTH CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT JANUARY | KIRKLAND TEEN UNION BUILDING A variety of classes and activities are offered for teens. Check the website or call for schedule. Details: 425.587.3360 or www.ktub.org.
COOKING, CUISINE & NUTRITION January is National Soup Month! 3-COURSES IN SEASON THROUGHOUT JANUARY | TRELLIS AT THE HEATHMAN HOTEL Enjoy a 3-course seasonal meal by Executive Chef Brian Scheehser for just $29. Valid Sunday-Thursday in January. Details and reservations: 425.284.5900/www.heathmankirkland.com/trellis.
TRELLIS CHEF FEATURED ON PBS’ CHEFS A FIELD JANUARY 16 | KCTS CHANNEL 9 Watch Kirkland’s own Chef Scheehser and see his chef’s garden. Episode details: www.chefsafield.com.
COOK’S DELIGHT SUR LA TABLE COOKING CLASSES | CHECK WEBSITE FOR FULL SCHEDULE January classes include Dining Healthy for the New Year and Winter in Provence. Details: www.surlatable.com.
WINE TASTING, TOURS, LIBATIONS & MORE SUNDAY 1/2 PRICE WINE NIGHT THROUGHOUT JANUARY | BEACH CAFE On Sundays, all bottles of wines are featured at 50% off. Details: www.ybbeachcafe.com.
CRUSH HOUR TWICE DAILY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK | TRELLIS All draft beer, well drinks, and select wines by the glass are $1.50 off. Details & times: www.heathmankirkland.com/trellis. DROP IN TO SIP AND SAVOR (CHECK WEBSITES FOR TASTING INFO. & DETAILS)