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High Fiber Diet
What: The second edition of Bellevue Arts Museum’s biennial focuses on new and traditional fiber arts by established and emerging Northwest artists, including Sherry Markovitz, Ann Johnston, and Claire Taylor.
Why: Cast a ballot for your favorite artist (voting ends Jan. 27, 2013), who will be recognized during a special ceremony in February.
When: Thru Feb. 24, 2013.
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE (425-519-0770).
What: Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s French-Korean restaurant finds new life as a Korean steakhouse at the Fremont Collective.
Why: Nosh on beef tartare with spicy cod row and Asian pear, short rib with kalbi and grilled kimchi, and beef royale with a sweet chili rub and spicy pickled pearl onions.
When: Dinner, Mon.-Fri.; brunch and dinner, Sat. & Sun.
Where: 3506 Stone Way N. (206-632-5685).
What: Local food writer Cynthia Nims’s latest tome details how to make 75 crispy, crunchy, and otherwise tasty nibbles ($17).
Why: Whip up salami chips with grainy mustard dip, roasted chickpeas with sumac, and coconut crisps with basil and chiles.
When: You’ve got an hour or two.
Where: Elliott Bay Books, 1521 Tenth Ave. (206-624-6600).
Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India, and Afghanistan
What: Eye-opening photos depicting life halfway across the world from five contemporary Middle Eastern and Indian artists.
Why: See Shadi Ghadirian’s unsettling image of a hand grenade casually placed in a fruit bowl and Gazelle Samizay’s depiction of a traditional bridal custom titled “Upon My Daughter.”
When: Thru Dec. 15. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: Photo Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave. (206-720-7222).
Marigold and Mint
What: Complete your costume with a woodland-themed disguise courtesy of the Capitol Hill shop’s mask-making workshop.
Why: All supplies, including flower buds and blossoms, feathers, ribbons, and greenery, are included.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: 1531 Melrose Ave. (206-682-3111). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Cost is $30.
Photo: Claire Taylor / Courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum