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  • Seattle Restaurant Week is back beginning October 9th

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 07, 2016

    Are you hungry? Dine out in Bellevue for a deal!

    Dine at your favorite restaurant or try somewhere new during Seattle Restaurant Week, October 9-13 and 16-20. More than 165 participating restaurants in the Seattle area are offering three-course dinners for just $32 and many also offer three-course lunches for $18. Get ready to eat your local heart out! 

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    Photo courtesy of Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

    Participating Bellevue restaurants:

    Andiamo Ristorante Italiano

    938 110th Ave NE Suite 1

    Cantinetta Bellevue

    10038 Main St

    Firenze Ristorante
    15600 NE 8th St Suite 015

    Lot No. 3
    460 106th Ave NE

    McCormick &Schmick’s
    700 Bellevue Way NE #115

    Melting Pot
    302 108th Ave NE

    515 Bellevue Way

    Monsoon East

    10245 Main St

    Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse
    12405 SE 38th St

    Purple Café and Wine Bar
    430 106th Ave NE

    Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
    205 108th Ave NE #100

    Suite Restaurant/ Lounge
    10500 NE 8th St, Ste 125

    Wild Ginger
    11020 NE 6th St

    For a complete list of restaurants and menus, go to SRW.SeattleTimes.com


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  • Last Bellwether Art Walk on October 7th

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 06, 2016

    You deserve a longer lunch break this Friday
    Explore the final Bellwether Art Walk

    Enjoy the final lunchtime Art Walk with live performances. You will have an opportunity to view sculptures and installations from 32 international and regional artists at City Hall, along the Pedestrian Corridor and in Downtown Park. You will also be able to enjoy a variety of performances at City Hall, Compass Plaza and the Bellevue Arts Museum.

    Friday, October 7
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
    Bellevue City Hall


    The first 50 people to arrive at City Hall will enjoy free pizza and soda. The Bellevue Arts Museum will ​offer extended hours and free admission for the day!

    For more information go to BellevueWA.gov


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  • Mark Your Calendars for Overlake Medical Center’s Community Partners Luncheon and Wellness Fair

    by Jenny Ngyuen | Oct 03, 2016

    Overlake Medical Center invites you to their annual Community Partners Fundraising Luncheon and Wellness Fair

    Join more than 600 Eastside business and community leaders in supporting the latest technologies, community outreach programs and high-quality compassionate care at Overlake. Hear from Rishi Manchanda , a physician, public health innovator and author of The Upstream Doctors as he addresses how health care providers and the community can work together to improve care and the social determinants of health.

    Arrive early to take part in our 3rd annual Wellness Fair.  See how Overlake, Eastside businesses and other community organizations are working to support health and wellness. 

    When: Monday, November 21st
    Wellness Fair: 11 a.m. - Noon 
    Lunch & Program: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

    Where:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue

    Free Admission. During the luncheon guests will be asked to make a suggested minimum donation of $150.

    Funds raised will directly support medical services, from primary care for your family to lifesaving treatments for heart attacks, cancer, and other diseases and conditions.

    To register, go to OverlakeHospital.org/CPL or call 425-688-5526 for more information. 


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  • Uncork The Night - A celebration of wine and giving, benefiting Bellevue LifeSpring

    by Althea Achem | Sep 30, 2016

    Enjoy a night of wining, dining and making a difference at Uncork the Night

    Saturday, October 8th at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue

    Uncork the night benefits Bellevue LifeSpring programs including the Breaktime-Mealtime™ program, serving Bellevue children living in poverty boxed breakfasts and lunches during school breaks. Over the past year, the Breaktime-Mealtime™ program was able to​ provide 128,000 meals to qualified children.

    Before each school break, groups of volunteers pack boxes of food to be distributed to hungry kids

    The event is a celebration of wine and giving! Toast the night with delicious wines from the Northwest and around the world while you browse and bid on fantastic items in the silent auction. Enjoy exceptional cuisine, sparkling conversations and a fast-paced live auction filled with great finds, rare wines and unique experiences. This is an event that you don’t want to miss out!


    Tickets are on sale 

    Honorary Chair:
    Leslie Jackson Chihuly, President and CEO of Chihuly Studios

    VIP Winemaker: Quilceda Creek Vintners

    For tickets and more information visit BellevueLifeSpring.org  or call 425-451-2275 


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  • BAM Biennial 2016 now through February 5, 2017

    by Althea Achem | Sep 29, 2016

    From now until February 5, 2017, you can broaden your perspective on the theme of metal at the Biennial by Bellevue Arts Museum.

    The BAM Biennial is a juried exhibition that takes place every two years to focus on the work of established and upcoming artist, craftspeople and designers in the Northwest. This year’s edition focus on the medium of metal. The Biennial 2016 titled Metalmorphosis pursues an exploration with transformation and the elements of physical and metaphysical realms. As their most popular year yet, the museum had a record breaking 330 applications where 49 artists have been selected to showcase their work.

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    Madacsi, Susan. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pyrocumulus. 2016.
    Photo © 
    Pete Grady Photography


    Grady, Chelsea. Floating Sconces. 2016.
    Photo © Christopher Eltrich Photography.


    Free for members & children under age 6
    $5 TeenTix*
    $10 Senior/Students/Military (with ID)
    $12 Adult
    $30 Family**

    Museum and Store Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Take advantage on Free Museum Day at BAM on the first Friday of each month:
    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    510 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Call 425-519-0770 for more information or go to www.BellevueArts.org


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