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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                                Bellevue’s Chris Adam’s, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It’s hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15.
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Youth entrepreneurs donate a portion of their proceeds to charity of choice.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
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