February is just about here, and this short month has Valentine’s Day and other fun events and activities! While making your Valentine’s Day reservations at Queen Anne restaurants, consider these other things to do in the neighborhood.
February 3: Opening Night of “Cendrillon”
7:30pm | McCaw Hall
The classic Cinderella story takes on a fresh new retelling with “Cendrillon”. The Pacific Northwest Ballet brings this gorgeous performance in February, as an encore to the beloved “Roméo et Juliette” from Maillot and Coppieters. “Cendrillon” runs from February 3rd through February 12th. Tickets range from $30-187 in price.
February 4-5: Women’s Second Chance Clothing Sale
10am – 5pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW is hosting a clothing sale with gently used apparel. Donations are accepted through February 2nd, and come back the weekend of February 4-5th to shop! Cash or checks are acceptable forms of payment.
February 18: Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2017
2 pm & 7pm | Key Arena
The Harlem Globetrotters come to Seattle’s Key Arena on February 18th to perform as part of their 2017 World Tour! There will be two performances on Saturday, February 18th. Get tickets here.
February 25: Leprechaun Lap Training Run
9am – 11am | Seattle Center International Fountain
The St. Patrick’s Day Dash and Leprechaun Lap will be here in March, but you’ll need some practice if you plan to participate. Bring the kids to the Seattle Center on February 25th for a Leprechaun Lap Training Run, put on by the Seattle Children’s Museum. Stretching and practice laps will be held at the International Fountain, beginning at 9 a.m. This is part of the museum’s family wellness program.
February 24 & 26: Seattle Wine & Food Experience
All Day | McCaw Hall and Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
The annual Seattle Wine & Food Experience returns to the Seattle Center on February 24th through 26th, with POP! Bubbles and Seafood event on February 24th at McCaw Hall from 6 – 9 p.m. (tickets are $85). On February 26th the SWFE features its grand tasting event to showcase the Pacific Northwest’s best wines, cocktails, food and more from 1 – 5 p.m. general admission ($70/person) or 12 – 5 p.m. VIP ($90/person).
Featured photo source: HarlemGlobeTrotters.com
The news about the teenaged would-be robber on Queen Anne has been circulating the neighborhood for the past two weeks since the incident. Last week, the 17-year-old was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.
On January 2nd around 1:30 a.m., 17-year-old Henry Hicks allegedly walked into the 7-Eleven at 1607 Queen Anne Ave N. He was masked to conceal his identity. According to reports, he pulled a gun and demanded that the store clerk fill Hicks’ backpack with cash. The clerk didn’t comply because he didn’t believe the weapon was real, and responded by throwing a plastic milk crate at Hicks, hitting his right hip. Hicks allegedly fired the gun and only just missed the clerk’s head before fleeing without any money.
Police responded with a K-9 team that discovered a mountain bike left behind in the alley behind the store, but the trail ran cold after a few blocks of searching.
Then, on January 3rd Hicks’ mother reported a burglary at their home, which is less than one mile from the convenience store. She told an officer that her son had found the gun cabinet in the basement open, and a revolver was missing. Since SPD found no signs of forced entry and no other missing items (including several other guns left in the cabinet), something seemed fishy. Hicks told the responding officer that he found the cabinet open after returning from a walk, which, according to charging papers suggested he had really gone to look for the gun he had dropped while fleeing from the 7-Eleven.
The responding officer to the home burglary talked with other officers who responded to the 7-Eleven incident, and a detective noted that Hicks’ description was similar to that of the would-be 7-Eleven robber. When SPD returned to Hicks’ home to question him, more details came out and eventually they served a search warrant which turned up the bike, clothing, shoes and backpack that matched surveillance at the 7-Eleven. A black .22 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver also matching the surveillance was later found in a front yard near the store, which happened to be registered to Hicks’ father.
Hicks was arrested and last week charged for these crimes.
A water main broke around 4:45 a.m. this morning near the intersection of Highland Drive and Taylor Avenue North, a primary route up and down Queen Anne hill from the east. Water flooded into the streets and, due to the freezing conditions this morning, formed into ice.
Neighborhood website Patch reported that “a 2-inch pipe broke in the basement of an apartment building… Utility crews were able to shut off the pipe, but [as of 10 a.m. were] still on scene making repairs.”
Seattle Police officials closed the road for some time because it was too icy for safe driving, but it has since been reopened.
Featured photo source: King5News.com