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The Weekend Guide

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Dangerously in love.

INDULGE
Dangerously Dark Hot Fudge Sauce
What:
We’re sweet on Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery’s new drizzle and Valentine’s Day to-go kits ($25), which come with two decadent cakes and a pint of Bluebird vanilla ice cream.
Why: Cupid would approve.
When: Starting Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 5427 Ballard Ave. NW (206-420-3431).

STOP
Gold Van Records
What:
Browse rare and unique LPs when the vinyl store on wheels parks outside 20/20 Cycle. Dust off a Rolling Stones record (the band hits the road this summer) or discover new sounds, such as Lost Animal’s atmospheric grooves.
Why: While you’re at it, check out all-girl surf-pop outfit La Luz, playing inside.
When: Sat. Doors, 8:30 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Where: 2020 E. Union St. (206-568-3090).

CELEBRATE
Vietnamese New Year at Monsoon Seattle
What:
A special menu to ring in Tet, the country’s beloved festival, which marks the beginning of spring and the Year of the Snake.
Why: Sticky rice wraps, Happiness dumplings, and lucky envelopes stuffed with candy.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 615 19th Ave. E. (206-325-2111).

WED
First Look Party & Showcase

What: The first of its kind to focus on fashion and style, the event feels more like a party, thanks to DJ tunes from Austin Beaver; fresh ideas for food, drinks, and decor; and a dramatic view from the Columbia Tower Club.
Why: Go dressed to impress — some of the best photographers in the area teach you how to pose for the camera.
When: Sun., 4-8 p.m.
Where: 701 5th Ave., ste. 7600 (206-622-2010). Tickets ($35 each, $50 for two) at eventbrite.com. Use promo code SMBGLOVESME for half off.

SAMPLE
Tour de Haut Chocolate
What: A tribute to cacao in its liquid form, the mobile adventure spans Theo Chocolates, Fran’s, and Chocolat Vitale for five kinds of hot sips.
Why: One of which is chocolate wine. (Has a better combination ever existed?)
When: Every Tues.-Thurs., 4-6:30 p.m. (depending on demand).
Where: Meet at Chocolate Box, 106 Pine St. (206-427-2515). Reservations to 206-443-3900. Cost is $59 per person.

Photo: Absalom Shantz / Courtesy of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

LOCATIONS
20/20 Cycle
2020 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-568-3090
Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Ave
ste 7600
Seattle, WA 98104
206-622-2010
5427 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206-420-3431
615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
206-325-2111
106 Pine St
@ 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-443-3900
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