Don’t Miss List

Three events you can’t miss on the Eastside.

The eighth annual Cabernet Classic will be held on March 3 at Porsche Bellevue. Rotwein wird eingeschenkt/ Wikimedia Commons

The eighth annual Cabernet Classic will be held on March 3 at Porsche Bellevue. Rotwein wird eingeschenkt/ Wikimedia Commons

Paint | Abstract Art Night

artEast presents Abstract Art Night, which gives painters freedom to create. This three-hour art night with instructor Ricco DiStefano, will allow artist to use palette knives and rags to add texture and form to simple shapes to create a own one-of-a-kind art piece. All materials are provided. For more information, visit www.arteast.org.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m., March 2

Where: artEast, 95 Front St. N in Issaquah

Sip | Cabernet Classic

The eighth annual Cabernet Classic, a prestigious wine tasting event, will be held at a new location this year – Porsche Bellevue. Cabernet has long been the “king of the wines.” Guests can experience the class act of the wine world and the range of this famous grape varietal with a dazzling array of over 50 of the best Cabs from 25 of Washington’s premier wineries. Proceeds will also help fund “Talk It Up TV” – changing the world through positive messaging and acts of kindness for those in need. For more information, visit www.seattleuncorked.com.

When: 6-9 p.m., March 3

Where: Porsche Bellevue, 11910 NE Eighth St. in Bellevue

Listen | Geoffrey Castle’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration

Geoffrey Castle will perform at the Kirkland Performance Center for the 13th year in a row with the All-Star Band, and the fabulous footwork of the Seattle Irish Dance Company. Castle is an electric six-string violinist with a “21st century attitude.” For more information, visit www.kpcenter.org.

When: 7 p.m., March 15

Where: Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. in Kirkland

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