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Valentine’s Saturday

By master · February 10th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s almost here, the most “romantic” day of the year! And this year it is on a Saturday! Fremont’s restaurants, bars, and music venues have risen to the occasion with a wide range of decadent, delicious, and of course, romantic festivities.

Image courtesy of Agrodolce
Valentine’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Agrodolce

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of two dining options at Maria Hine’s Sicilian trattoria Agrodolce in Fremont.

Along with Agrodolce’s regular brunch menu a special prixe fixe brunch menu will be offere for $25 and include several sweet and savory courses.

For dinner there is a four-course menu for $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing.

For your starter enjoy a choice of Oysters on the Half ShellPork Rillette, or Burrata Pugliese. For your next course, indulge in the Semolina MafaldeRed Wheat Spaghetti, or the Ricotta Cavatelli. Your third course options include Poached Spot PrawnGrilled Top Sirloin, or the Seared King Oyster Mushroom. For dessert choose the Theo Chocolate Budino, the Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato, or Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini.

For reservations visit or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.

A French Inspired Valentine’s Day at the Backdoor

Jason Cottam hosts Valentine’s Day 2015 at the Backdoor (behind Roxy’s) in the romantic speakeasy atmosphere. This year the Backdoor’s dinner is filled with French influence from music to food and drink. The 7 course dinner begins at 6pm and includes live music by Eric Friedrich, French inspired cocktails and costs $150 per couple, tickets and details can be found here. The Backdoor is located at 462 N 36th St, Seattle



Singles Appreciation Night at the Ballroom

It’s exactly what it sounds like! The Ballroom hosts a Saturday night dance party with a twist from 8pm to 2am for guests 21 and over. The Ballroom is located at 456 N 36th Street, Seattle.




“Turn On Your Love Light” at Nectar Lounge

This Saturday Nectar Lounge hosts “Turn On Your Love Light” a Grateful Dead Tribute featuring the Andy Coe Band with special guest Flowmotion. Tickets are $10 in advance for this 21 and over show. Doors open at 8pm and show begins at 9pm. Nectar Lounge is located at 412 N 36th St, Seattle.

Dreamboats! A Valentine’s Day Soiree and Man Auction at the High Dive

The High Dive and Isaac Vicknair present a Valentine’s Day event benefiting the North HelpLine Food Bank for guests 21 and older. Doors open at 7pm and the Dreamboats begin performing at 7pm. The event is open seating and $10 per person.

 The High Dive is proud to announce Dreamboats: A Valentine’s Day Soiree and Man Auction. This show will feature the talents of ten of Seattle’s dreamiest musicians singing short sets of acoustic love songs. Following the performance, we will auction off the musicians for a private concert or lesson. Proceeds benefit the North HelpLine Food Bank.

There will be an intimate candle lit setting, a Valentine’s Card Craft Table, Outer Space Themed Kissing Booth, Champagne Toast, and the chance to bid on an amazing musician for the night. DJ Dance Party to follow the auction. Come get kissed among the stars, with champagne in your eyes and beautiful music in your ears! Formal dress encouraged.

The High Dive is located at 513 N 36th Ave, Seattle.



St. Valentine’s Day food and drink specials at The Barrel Thief

The Barrel Thief is offering exclusive food and drink specials to celebrate this Saturday. Tasting flights for two to share, each $30, allow guests to sample red wine, bourbon, cognac, and of course, bubbles.

For dessert, we’ll have our famous Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie ($8), and a Chocolate Overload sample platter ($16). Also ask for our “St. V” cocktail to share, topped with edible gold flakes ($15). We’ll also have free red roses to take home, while supplies last. Singles are also welcome, of course, and the bar will feature “Whiskey is My Valentine” specials.

Please e-mail with questions or to reserve a table. The Barrel Thief is located at 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102, Seattle.

Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret “My Twisted Valentine” at Hale’s Palladium

Twisted Cabaret returns to Hale’s Ales through February 23rd including two performances on Valentine’s Day at 7:30pm and 10:15pm. Tickets begin at $17 for youth (not recommend for children under 8) and $25 for adults with a $60 “Date Night” package for two also available.

Sweethearts beware, Cupid is in the air! A maddening mix of cabaret, burlesque and theatre, this season’s TWISTED CABARET has a Valentine’s Day twist complete sword swallowing, pickpocket magic, a ballet performed entirely on a unicycle, and so much more. Through a series of unfortunate events, Helen Hayes nominated variety artist and actor Frank Olivier (Broadway’sSugar Babies, “The Tonight Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Ellen”) must perform the entire show and its different variety acts aided only by his hunchback assistant played by Paul Nathan (“Star Trek Voyager,” The I Hate Children Children’s Show). A wild, raucous 90-minutes of pure entertainment, TWISTED CABARET will make you laugh out loud again and again!

Doors open half hour before showtime and tickets can be found here. Dinner reservations are available at Hale’s Pub. Hale’s Palladium is located at 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle.

Playrights vs. Poets: Valentine’s Day Edition at West of Lenin

The “World’s Greatest Literary Boxing Match of the Year” will take place this Saturday at the West of Lenin theater in Fremont. Medicine Ball: Playwright v. Poets will take on “the most fearsome tropic to face mankind- Love and Sex.” The innovative literary challenge will take the stage three times this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. A variety of poets, playwrights, actors, visual artists and directors all take part.

Like a boxing match, playwrights and poets are paired off, given a
prompt to write toward, and then the acting company performs the plays
and poems produced in a series of seven rounds with the audience voting
on who wins each round – playwright or poet. At the end of the weekend,
ballots are tallied and the winning team of writers each wins a bottle
of Two-Buck-Chuck while each member of the losing team wins a can of
warm Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. So there are no losers in Medicine Ball:
Playwrights v. Poets! Everybody is a winner!

Tickets for Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets can be purchased online $20 for general admission and $10 for TPS, Military, Senior, and Students. West of Lenin theater is located at 203 N 36th Street, Seattle.


Sharing the love at Woodland Park Zoo

Take your date(s) to the Woodland Park Zoo and watch the animals indulge in Valentine’s Day treats such as heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets, and heart-shaped steaks from 10:00am to 2:30pm on Saturday. Get in the spirit beforehand by sending a free Woodland Park Zoo Valentine’s e-card at The Valentine’s Day event is free with zoo admission.

The special treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

The full treat schedule is as follows:

Willawong Station 10:00-3:00
Jaguar 10:00
Lions 10:00
Tortoises 10:00
Orangutans 10:30
Golden lion tamarins 11:00
Anoa 11:15
Wolves 11:30
Grizzly bears noon
Hornbill 1:00
Goats 1:00
Kunekune pigs 1:15
Gorillas 1:20
Meerkats 1:30
Penguins 2:00
Elephants 1:30
Wallaroos/wallabies 2:30


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