The Weekend Guide

skagit valley tulip festival!

Stop and smell the flowers.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

What: More than 500 acres of vibrant tulips and daffodils are in bloom and begging to be Instagrammed.
Why: Make a day of it and stop at the outlets, small-town eateries, and dozens of other attractions on the way.
When: Thru Apr. 30.
Where: In and around Mt. Vernon and La Conner. Map of tulip fields online at tulipfestival.org.

Tortured Artist Night

What: Celebrate the release of (formerly local) journalist Christopher Zara’s book, Tortured Artists, which profiles Kurt Cobain, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse, and others.
Why: Come in costume as your favorite troubled icon for the book signing, karaoke, and drink specials.
When: Today, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Hula Hula Lounge, 106 1st Ave. N. (206-284-5003). Admission is free.

Pure Home Launches

What: Get your next room makeover right with help from this new local site that makes picking colors a breeze.
Why: Take a quiz to determine your style, snoop through digital inspiration boards, request samples, and get input on furniture — all from your couch.
When: Now, midnight, 3 a.m. … whenever the urge strikes.
Where: Online at purehome.com.

Shadow Street: the Best of British Film Noir

What: View eight entertainingly dark flicks from Brit filmmakers.
Why: Works by Graham Greene, John Le Carré, James Mason, Ralph Richardson, Robert Newton, Peter Cushing, and Simone Signoret.
When: Thurs., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thru May 24.
Where: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 1st Ave. (206-654-3121). Tickets ($59 for all eight films) online at tickets.seattleartmuseum.org.

Photo: Sherrye Wyatt / Courtesy of Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism

Hula Hula Lounge
106 1st Ave N
@ Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
1300 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101