Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley
What: View more than 50 colorful quilts crafted in the American South between 1910 and 1970.
Why: Many were made with flour sacks, old blue jeans, work clothes, and fabric remnants — whatever materials the women had access to.
When: Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE (425-519-0770).
Sweet Mickey’s Candy Shoppe
What: Ballard’s newest sweet spot debuts its tastiest goods.
Why: Chocolate, licorice, and old-fashioned candies taste better in the mint-colored space.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 2230 NW 57th St. (206-402-6272).
Fremont Fair Preparty
What: Fremont’s annual extravaganza kicks off a day early this year with a hoppin’ bash.
Why: Sip beer and listen to music on the Redhook stage as the sun goes down.
When: Fri., 4-11 p.m.
Where: Phinney Ave. N., at N. 35th St.
Save the Girls Fashion Show and Fundraiser
What: The fourth annual silent auction and bra runway show raises funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Why: Thirty over-the-shoulder boulder holders donated or designed by local celebs (including Lisa Hunter of NBC’s Fashion Star) to catch your eye.
When: Sun., 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pnk Ultra Lounge, 600 Pine St. Tickets ($15-$30) at brownpapertickets.com.
Ledger Magazine Launches
What: A new print mag produced by Seattle-based e-commerce site Craft & Culture.
Why: Discover the stories behind some of C&C’s more compelling designers.
When: You’ve got the time.
Where: Pick it up at The Elliott Bay Book Company, Vermillion art gallery, Ace Hotel, Stumptown Coffee, and other locations around town.
Photo: Courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum