The Weekend Guide

cochon 555!

Hunters and gatherers.

Cochon 555

What: A traveling culinary competition and tasting event during which local chefs prepare a menu from the entirety of a 200-pound hog.
Why: Six chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers; you vote on who will be crowned Prince or Princess of Pork.
When: Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S. (206-901-9268). Tickets ($125-$250) at amusecochon.com.

Urban Girls Garage Sale

What: The pop-up brings together local sellers for a collection of covetable used goods and apparel — from designer handbags to furniture — at consignment prices.
Why: On-site stylists help you shop.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1927 Events, 1927 Third Ave. Tickets (VIP shopping, 9-11 a.m., $20; R.S.V.P. for free admission, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) at eventbrite.com.

In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys
What: A cookbook with 100 recipes and tips from the world-famous crew of fish tossers.
Why: Tasty tips and profiles of the rugged, manly men.
When: The dinner bell rings.
Where: Available at amazon.com, $17.

Aritzia Opens

What: The Vancouver, British Columbia-based retailer arrives in University Village with its trendy lineup of in-house labels.
Why: Take in the art installation and lounge-like atmosphere while you browse.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: University Village, 2623 NE University Village St. (206-523-1210).


What: The home store’s red-dot sale scores you up to 50 percent off its inventory of European-sourced goods and gifts.
Why: Danish candles, scarves, pillows, blankets, glasses, furniture, and lighting are all waiting to be taken to a loving home.
When: Thru Mar. 31. Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1205 Western Ave. (206-364-0748).

St. Patrick’s Day Underworld Tour

What: An adults-only peek at the Seattle underground and former red-light district.
Why: After the slightly bawdy trip, gather at the Underground Cafe for music, Guinness, and Irish whiskey.
When: Sun., 7 & 8 p.m.
Where: 608 First Ave. (206-682-4646). Tickets ($25) at undergroundtour.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Galdones Photography

St. Patrick's Day Underworld Tour
608 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
18525 36th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188
1927 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
2623 NE University Village St
University Village
Seattle, WA 98105
1205 Western Ave
@ Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98101