Now that Spring Break has started, what is everyone doing?
For some of us, we are traveling in Hawaii for 8 days and sipping on lemonade (or a Mai Tai) on the beach.
For others, we were too busy during Winter Quarter or too broke to plan an actual vacation. We are sitting at home contemplating on either staying in PJs for the rest of break or going out with our friends.
Why not do both? Sleep in, do a Netflix Binge, and go to an event somewhere close!
You may be thinking, “Huh? An event? Nothing ever goes on here…”
That’s not true! You would be surprised of all the things that are happening in your area for free or at a low cost. Besides suggestions on how to relax during Spring Break, you will also find events during Spring Break near the UW, Bellevue College, CWU, and BYUI areas. Let’s get started, shall we?
Events near UW:
- NOW through March 29th – Mamma Mia! at the Paramount
- Why not go? http://bit.ly/1CPsC57
- NOW through April 6th – Live On: Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop
- Neo Pop art by Mr. in response to the devastating March 11, 2011 tsunami: http://bit.ly/1GJCtHk
- NOW through April 12th – Moisture Festival at Hale’s Palladium
- Comedic entertainment for all ages: http://bit.ly/19KdQQE
- NOW through April 19th – Nature and Pattern in Japanese Design
- See sets of Japanese paintings and textiles: http://bit.ly/1HnTmYe
- NOW through May 17th – Indigenous Beauty at the Seattle Art Museum
- An opportunity to see some of the most stunning American Indian art ever made: http://bit.ly/1DGukC2
- Tues March 24th – Everything but the Kitchen Sink for Start-Ups
- Learn about the different services startups need to be successful: http://bit.ly/1OrU38h
- Tues March 24th – Cider and Games at Capital Cider
- Exactly as it sounds. There are also many other events this week to browse: http://bit.ly/1G34MlR
- Thurs March 26th – Marilyn Manson at the Showbox
- For 21+: http://bit.ly/1EJWMEo
- Fri March 27th: A. Jance Book Signing of Cold Betrayal at Seattle Mystery Books
- From 12-1PM to meet a Seattle author who made it big: http://bit.ly/1G36TWV
- Fri March 27th and Sat March 28th: Chimera Dance Theater Presents: Unseen, Unsaid
- Entrance by donation: http://bit.ly/1CK6gQX
- Sat March 28th: Saturday University: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting/Crossing the Indian Ocean
- Not a performance but still historically educational: http://bit.ly/1FQOCeW
- Take Classes at the UW Botanic Gardens
- Have you always wanted to grow your own food? Why not start now? http://bit.ly/1FsQP1J
Events near Bellevue College:
- NOW through March 29th – BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood at the Bellevue Arts Museum
- Wood creations from emerging NW artists and craftspeople: http://bit.ly/1DP18MV
- NOW through April 26th – No Way to Treat a Lady at the Village Theater
- An electrifying, new comedy thriller with a murderous twist: http://bit.ly/1xcEw6K
- NOW through June 14th – Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass
- Art, lectures, and workshops in Kiln-Glass: http://bit.ly/1DHadpb
- Thur March 26th – Meditation Class
- Only $5 donation for students! What a better way to relax: http://bit.ly/1FRx5U1
- March 27, 28 and 29 – Oblio and the Pointless Forest at the Bellevue Youth Theater
- Fun to watch for all ages! http://bit.ly/1HtcZ4o
- Sat March 28th – Dinner and Dancing: 3rd Shift Dance
- Jazz dancing with dinner, performances, and a workshop! http://bit.ly/1CRcEra
- March 28th – Aerial Arts Performance at Suite Restaurant/Lounge
- Aerial dancing, music, and dinner. Take me with you! http://bit.ly/1LOyyQ2
- Sat March 28th and Sun March 29th – Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
- An hour long ballet for families: http://bit.ly/19flEsh
Events near Central Washington University – Ellensburg
- Wed March 25th – Knitting Know-How
- Bring a friend and learn how to knit for $45. A relaxation skill for a lifetime: http://bit.ly/1FuyPUt
- Wed March 25th – Iron Horse Brewery Trivia
- 21+ trivia fun! http://bit.ly/1BnD8d6
- Fri March 27th – Rodeo City Equine Rescue Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser
- Dinner, auction, and raffle. All proceeds benefit horses. I say Neigh! (Yes!) http://bit.ly/1CRj75I
- Fri March 27th – Community Volleyball
- Only $1 to meet your community! http://bit.ly/1ChLOGN
- Fri March 27th – Yoga Bootcamp at Studio Y
- Feel the stress melt off your shoulders! http://bit.ly/1OrI6PN
- Sat March 28th – Chukar Run Banquet
- Fundraising banquet filled with games, prizes, and an auction! $30/person http://bit.ly/1CKwxyG
- Sat March 28th – Filipino American Community Barrio Fiesta Anniversary Dinner
- Food for all ages: http://bit.ly/1FuCwcV
- Sat March 28th and Sun March 29th – Central Washington Home and Lifestyle Expo
- Stuff for home improvement and health/fitness. Free admission! http://bit.ly/18Tb3DI
Events near BYU Idaho
- Tues March 24th – Art in Bloom at BYUI
- Enjoy selected floral art: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Tues March 24th – BYUI Band and Orchestra:
- Final combined concert of the semester: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Wed March 25th – 50 cents movie night: Toy Story
- The Romance Theater shows classic movies every Wednesday night: http://bit.ly/1LOJmxD
- Wed March 25th and Fri March 27th – La Boheme at Snow 115 Drama Theater
- Story about love among young artists in Paris: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Wed March 25th – University Choir and Women’s Glee
- Featuring a variety of choral works: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Thur March 26th – Jazz Combos
- BYUI Students showing their jazz skills: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Thurs March 26th – Jane Austen Ball
- *sigh* how romantic. Maybe you will find your Mr. Darcy here: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Sat March 28th – BYUI-Race
- Test your strength and your wit to reach the finish line: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
- Sat March 28th – Lilies and Lace: Fashion and Floral Gala
- Students display their talent in a gala runway presentation: http://bit.ly/1f9zCeV
Now for the rest of the time that you are not going to an event, remember to relax over Spring Break. Winter Quarter is usually everyone’s hardest quarter. Take this short break to unwind and cool down before the homestretch. Here are some ways to make this Spring Break beneficial to your body and soul:
Find your own way to relax – go to a spa, take long bubble baths, or just go on a run!
Read a book – Reread your favorite book or read one of these popular books before you see the movie:
(In order of screening) Divergent, The Longest Ride, Far from the Madding Crowd, Paper Towns, and Scorch Trials
Go on a short road trip – No matter if you and a few of your close friends are going to a nearby park to have a bonfire or going on a long hike, getting away from your usual surroundings will make you feel refreshed and ready to conquer the world.
Besides the Netflix binges, have a movie marathon with your friends. Since school doesn’t start again for a week, you can stay up all night!
Go have a picnic at a nearby beach. Seeing a large body of water not only makes you feel calm but it also makes your break feel memorable, different from your everyday view. Here in Seattle, we would get this feeling at Golden Gardens. Where would you go?
Do something new that you have been dreaming about doing but make sure it’s something small. Sometimes the small things bring the most pleasure. Try a free martial art class, give a moment to try painting. No matter what, it will be a great experience.
So what are you planning to do during Spring Break?
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Have a relaxing Spring Break everyone!