Hello final unofficial month of summer! Looking for things to do on the Eastside between now and when the kids go back to school? Look no further than What’s Up NW in collaboration with Visit Bellevue Washington!
Wild Ginger Moves to Lincoln Square
Celebrated Seattle favorite Wild Ginger has recently moved and now resides at Lincoln Square South in the heart of downtown Bellevue. The new Wild Ginger takes the restaurant back to the company’s roots, as it more closely resembles the original location that opened on Western Avenue in 1989. Indulge in traditional dishes from the eastern Pacific Rim—from China and Indonesia to Malaysia and Vietnam—served in this bustling and spacious restaurant. For more information, please visit www.wildginger.net or call 425-495-8889.
Friday Night Jazz at Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar
Every Friday in 2017 A chic gathering place for business travelers and locals alike, Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar pairs premium Northwest wines with savory fare. At this home to live jazz music every Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., you can listen to blues melodies wafting through the Westin Bellevue lobby as a variety of local artists perform. For a full list of events, please visit www.westinbellevuehotel.com/cypress-bellevue or call 425-638-1000.
Central Bar + Restaurant at The Bellevue Collection
Opening Summer 2017
A vibrant bar surrounded by a bustling restaurant, Central will present world-class Northwest fare and small plates inspired by regional offerings. Central’s vision, energy and style will completely focus on atmosphere and people, with a special attentiveness to prime service and stellar cuisine. For more information, please visit www.bellevuecollection.com/tenant/central-bar-restaurant/ or call 425-578-7878.
Yappy Hour on the Patio at the Suite Restaurant/ Lounge
Every Tuesday in August 2017
Calling all animal lovers and dog owners! Bring your furry friends to Suite Restaurant/ Lounge at the Hyatt Regency for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday during the month of August. All proceeds will be donated to the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. For more information, please visit www.suitebellevue.com/rewarewr/ or call 425-679-6951.
Celebrate Kirkland Summerfest
Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2017
This summer, gather with family and friends to see Kirkland’s Marina Park and downtown core transformed into a lively arts destination, with music, dancing, street performances and entertainment. Food trucks and a beverage garden round out the attractions. For more information, please visit www.kirklandsummerfest.com.
Parents’ Night Out at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
KidsQuest Children’s Museum is bringing back date night! From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., parents can drop off the kids for a fun evening of pizza, science and museum playtime. They will even explore the science behind homemade ice cream and mix up some of their very own! For more information, please visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org/event/parents-night-out-ice-cream-science/ or call 425-637-8100.
Arts in the Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, discover 40 artists and a wide variety of sculptures and garden art available for purchase among the flowerbeds and woodlands of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Enjoy music, food and libations while embracing the magic of the Garden and the additional delight the artists bring. For more information, please visit www.artsinthegardenbellevue.org/ or call 425-452-2750.
Grand Opening of the Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is opening its doors this fall, becoming one of the newest lodgings on the Eastside. This contemporary hotel will offer an ideal location in downtown Bellevue, close to business parks, shopping centers and restaurants. Guests will also be able to enjoy delicious American fare at the on-site restaurant, or order room service while relaxing in their guestrooms. For more information, please visit www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-garden-inn-seattlebellevue-downtown-SEABEGI/index.html or call 425-454-0070.
Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection
Wednesday, September 20 — Sunday, September 24, 2017
As the Northwest’s leading runway show venue, Fashion Week delivers an extraordinary experience for fashion-forward, contemporary and luxury shoppers. Enjoy exclusive runway shows, demonstrations, chic parties and of course, shopping! Celebrate all the region’s best fashion during Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. For more information, please visit www.fashionweekbellevue.com.