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March 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM

5 springy things to do this weekend in and around Seattle

It’s sunny. Then it’s raining. And the vernal equinox arrives next Thursday. Let’s just call it spring, shall we? Because here at ArtsPage HQ, we are thoroughly done with winter.

To welcome the season, we have a list of springlike events for your enjoyment this weekend. Have something else in mind? You’re invited to add it to the comments thread.

1 Edible Plant Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Market Center, 6100 Fourth Ave. S., in SoDo; seattletilth.org.

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Photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times.

Gardening is a favorite pastime in the Northwest, and events for backyard growers are sprouting up willy nilly. At this one, presented by Seattle Tilth, you can purchase organic, locally grown starts of many plants, including strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, fruit and nut trees, herbs and cool-weather vegetables.

2 St. Patrick's Day

For parade info: irishclub.org. For the festival: seattlecenter.com.

Spotted near the Space Needle on March 17, 2013. Photo by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times.

Spotted near the Space Needle on March 17, 2013. Photo by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times.

Seattle is never greener than it is over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There’s a parade Saturday downtown; an Irish Festival and Irish Reels Film Festival Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center; and music and theatrical events around the city on the day itself, Monday — see our long list here.

3 Hike with something hairy

Dan Nelson appears at 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-362-8860 or www.kcls.org).

Best friends on the Burke-Gilman Trail. Photo by Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times.

Best friends on the Burke-Gilman Trail. Photo by Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times.

Is Fido (or Max or Lucy) getting cabin fever? Make a plan for a human/canine tromp through the woods, with the help of author Dan Nelson, whose book is titled “Best Hikes With Dogs, Western Washington.” He’ll dole out tips for dog-owners at the Lake Forest Park library on Saturday afternoon.

4 Michael Dailey retrospective

10:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 29, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle (gregkucera.com).

Michael Dailey's "Pink Dawn at San Moretz" (1994), courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery.

Michael Dailey’s “Pink Dawn at San Moretz” (1994), courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery.

Now that light and color are returning to our skies, it’s the perfect time to spend some quiet moments with Michael Dailey’s luminescent paintings. Reviewer Nancy Worssam writes, “As you walk into the Kucera Gallery, the rooms glow with the light emanating from [Dailey's] large canvases … With color and very little else, he evokes landscapes, seascapes, wooded groves, meadows, rivers, the rich Northwest Coast atmosphere.” (You can learn more about Dailey, who taught at UW and died in 2009, via reporter Jack Broom’s obituary.)

5 'Pitch Black'

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 9, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).

An image from the exhibition 'Pitch Black.'

An image from the exhibition ‘Pitch Black.’

Warm up for baseball season with this exhibition about the history of African-American baseball in Washington state. It traces amateur, professional and little league baseball as played by men and women of color in the state in the 19th and 20th centuries. An indoor dugout is among the hands-on features of the show. Play ball!

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