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Event Picks, February 2010

Published on: February 01, 2010

Waite a sec. Enjoy a morning of rockin’ music for kids — and support a great cause! The Brian Waite Band performs reggae- and bluegrass-influenced rock 'n' roll at a benefit to support Homewaters Project, a nonprofit group that connects youth to urban nature. Show up at 10 a.m. for nature activities and snacks; the show is at 10:30 a.m. Tix are a wallet-friendly $5–$8 (bring some extra cash for the raffle). Saturday, Feb. 20, 10–11:30 a.m. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. 206-526-0187.

Kind of blue. Have you thought of going to Wintergrass, but didn’t want to make the drive to Tacoma with the kiddos? Well, Tacoma’s loss is your gain — the family-friendly bluegrass festival moves to Bellevue this year. Whether you visit for one day or all four, you’ll find workshops, impromptu jam sessions, a lively atmosphere and a lineup of fabulous bluegrass musicians. Did I mention it was family friendly? There are kids all over the place. Musicians of all skills levels are encouraged to bring their instruments to jam or to take lessons, but you can always just sit back and enjoy the music. Feb. 25–28: Thursday, 7:30–10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m.–midnight; Saturday, 1 p.m.–midnight; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Day passes: adults $25–$65, kids $10–$15; weekend and family passes available. 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 253-428-8056.

—Kris Collingridge


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