The Weekend Guide

Gray skies are gonna clear up.

Moisture Festival
Forget about the rainy, gloomy weather with comedy, variety, and burlesque.
Why: Out-there acts like strongmen and women, jugglers, acrobats, and more.
When: Mar. 20-Apr. 13.
Where: Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW (206-706-1544); Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Tickets ($20-$140) at moisturefestival.com.

The Download
What: Apps, movies, books, and more Web fodder that caught our eye.
Why: New Netflix offerings, the word of the year, and thirteen hummus recipes.
When: You need a virtual snack.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

An exhibition focused on the late period of the abstract artist’s work features 48 bold, colorful paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
Why: The collection, not often seen in the United States, is here only briefly from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, in Madrid.
When: Feb. 13-May 25.
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. (206-654-3210). Tickets ($19.50) at seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Wine and Food Experience
Eat and drink your way through a tantalizing showcase of the best vino, spirits, beer, and food in the area.
Why: Bites from well-known restaurants like The Hunt Club, Macrina Bakery, and Ray’s Boathouse, and sips from popular wineries like Brian Carter Cellars, Cave B Estate Winery, Sun Liquor, and Tieton Cider Works.
When: Feb. 23.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Exhibition Hall (206-684-7200). Tickets ($55-$65) at seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.

Chinese New Year
Get into the holiday spirit for traditional Lunar New Year activities such as a colorful dragon dance, plus a food walk with a $2 tasting menu.
Why: It’s the perfect opportunity to try out authentic eats from the out-of-the-way Chinatown holes-in-the-wall you’ve been meaning to visit.
When: Feb. 1.
Where: Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S.

Taste Washington
Your second chance to savor all things local, this massive food and wine expo — we never tire of either — focuses entirely on the Pacific Northwest with seminars led by top sommeliers and demonstrations by renowned chefs.
Why: Samples and pairings from places such as RN74, Collections Cafe, Barking Frog, Canoe Ridge Vineyards, Efeste, and Januik Winery.
When: Mar. 29 & 30.
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S. (206-381-7555). Tickets ($80-$185) at tastewashington.org.

Photo: John Cornicello / Courtesy of the Moisture Festival

4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Ave S
@ CenturyLink Field
Seattle, WA 98134
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave S
@ S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
1625 Broadway
@ E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
305 Harrison St
@ 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
1300 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101