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September 6, 2011 | In This Issue
Fashion's Night Out
Japan Comes to Bellevue
Bellevue Events Calendar
Bellevue Picks
Bellevue Beat
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Fashion's Night Out - Bellevue Style | 
It's the biggest fashion party in history and you're invited! Join Bellevue as it unite with cities around the world on Thursday, September 8, for Fashion's Night Out. From red carpet arrival to the hottest trends fashion show to exclusive store events and shopping treats to live entertainment and modeling to fun surprises and more, Bellevue has it all.


What better place to celebrate Fashion's Night Out, Bellevue style, than at the Northwest's two premier shopping destinations located right here in Bellevue.


Japan Comes to Bellevue
Aki Matsuri & Koi Show |
Aki Matsuri and Koi Show
Japan comes to Bellevue for the weekend! Experience the rich culture of Japan at the 14th annual Japanese Fall Festival, featuring 2 full days of on-stage Performing Arts, Martial Art demonstrations by local dojo members, Puppet Shows based on Japanese Folk Tales, Tea Ceremony demonstrations, Nomi-no-ichi, more than 80 exhibit booths, and Japanese food booths. Also, don't miss the 20th annual Koi Show happening the same weekend.


Bellevue Events Calendar
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Featured Events
Greta Matassa & Susan Pascal at Eastside Jazz Club |
September 20 | Eastside Jazz Club
Eastside Jazz Club gets a new home in Downtown Bellevue and is celebrating with a fantastic lineup featuring The Greta Matassa Group with special guest Susan Pascal. The monthly live jazz concert series now runs every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Chile Fest'11 |
September 6 - 25 | Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
The 7th annual Chile Fest is back at Z'Tejas this month and features fresh and flavorful dishes infused with chiles. One dollar from every Chile Fest entree sold will be donated to Bellevue Lifespring (formerly Overlake Service League).


Come celebrate the harvest of chiles and support a great cause!

Bellevue Picks - September
Fashion's Night Out at Trillium |
Join Trillium on Fashion's Night Out and preview the new looks for Fall & Winter 2011. Enjoy refreshments and receive free style consultation.
Brooks Giles Live at Cypress |
September 9 | Cypress Wine Bar
Brooks Giles returns to blow the doors off Cypress with his down-home jazz band.
Meet the Designer: Dismero |
September 9 - 10 | Papillon
Papillon presents an exclusive opportunity to "Meet the Designer" of the luxury Italian sportswear line, Dismero. This first-time event is a special addition to
Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection.
Northwest Perennial Alliance Fall Plant Sale |
A one-of-a-kind sale for savvy plant collectors. Shop an extensive selection of unusual perennials, Mediterranean plants, Alpine plants, hard-to-find natives, "collector's best", and more.
Caravan to the East |
September 10 | Meydenbauer Center
An evening of dance performances by Nalini & Blue Lotus Dance Company and students. Belly dance, Bollywood and Russian Gypsy will be sure to please audiences with their variety and high energy performances.
Yoga of the Heart |
September 16 | Westin Bellevue
Join us for a Gourmet dinner followed by an enlivening talk by Radhanath Swami about his incredible journey of discovery.
Lake to Lake Greenway Trail Walk |
Hike one of the nation's most spectacular urban greenway trails. Both 15K and 6K routes are available. Register today!
 Alice in Gardenland Dinner and Auction |
September 23 | Harbor Club Bellevue
Evening Magazine's John Curly is the auctioneer again this year. Please join us for dinner and cocktails, silent and live auction. This year's auction includes many experiences you can't find anywhere else.
Public Opera at Hilton Bellevue |
September 25 | Hilton Hotel Bellevue
It's opera for everyone! Public Opera is a group of singing artists who have come together to create an introduction to opera music for everyone using a wide range of popular opera selections that include individual arias, duets, trios and quartets.
BAM Ignite |
September 30 | Bellevue Arts Museum
Music, performance and art all burst together in this high-energy after-hour party. Wear your most provocative jewels to get showered with surprise gifts!
Ryoko Tajiri |
September 1 - 30 | Hallway Gallery
Hallway Gallery presents figurative painter Ryoko Tajiri and her figurative works on canvas.

Bellevue Beat - more on
Potbelly Bellevue Opens |
Potbelly Bellevue Opens (Photo Gallery)
The wait is finally over! The popular sandwich shop opens its first Potbelly store in Bellevue on August 30. Take a quick photo tour inside the new Potbelly Bellevue.
Suite |
Take a sneak peek at Bellevue's latest "sweet" spot located in Bellevue Place's Wintergarden next to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. From the look of it, we guess that Suite will open on or around Fashion Week.
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