Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6. Admission: Free. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org.
The Performing Arts Festival Eastside will hold its Concerto-Playoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 27th St. in the Enatai section of Bellevue. The play-off is free and open to the public and will feature those chosen by the music festival adjudicators as finalists for the PAFE concerto scholarships held earlier in the week for classical piano, strings, reeds and woodwinds.
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A vibrant kick-off party for PONCHO’s 46th Annual Gala was held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, giving guests a sneak peak of the upcoming event. The Nouveau Glam Gallery preview party, presented by Marqsmen, was a collaboration of art and fashion. Poncho teamed up with Fashion First to create some buzz for the red carpet PONCHO Gala Auction on April 12.
Kirkland resident Vicki Hone Smith will exhibit her fine art photography in a show called “Impressions of Italy” beginning March 29 at Pogacha of Bellevue. Hone Smith’s work captures her travels to Italy and her impressions of the rich textures and vibrant colors of the country. Her work will be on display through May 10.
In 1979, a man named Luther Devine Knox decided to run for governor of Louisiana. But before he did, he had his name legally changed to “None of the Above.” Unfortunately for him, the courts ruled that he couldn’t have that name on the ballot. “It’s deceptive,” the courts said.