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Seattle’s Coolest Bar Race of the Year Involves Beer Cans On Wheels

Plus, a panel on food and feminism at The Riveter and some Mother’s Day activity options

The 8th annual Beer Can Derby will rev up at Pine Box in Capitol Hill this Saturday.
Suzi Pratt

Welcome to Event Roundup, Eater Seattle’s breakdown of upcoming local dining and drinking happenings. This is a list of everything most worthy of your time, with a focus on events taking place in the next week, as well as upcoming meals you’ll want to make reservations for soon, before they sell out.

In this edition, Seattle Beer Week is upon us and Mother’s Day is coming up, so whether it’s making a race car out of beer cans or making French sweets with mom, it’s time to fill up those calendars.

Wednesday, May 8

What: The Riveter — a co-working space for women — will be hosting an event at its Capitol Hill location, featuring an all-female panel chatting about the intersection of food, film and feminism. Don’t miss out on the champagne cocktail-making kick-off, featuring local food duo Dak & Ju.
Details: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Riveter, 1517 12th Avenue, Suite 101. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day-of on Eventbrite.

Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12

What: In honor of Seattle Beer Week, Brouwer’s Café in Fremont — one of Eater Seattle’s top beer bars this spring — will be serving up stouts all weekend long. Forget the looming warm weather and indulge in some dark, heavy beers from Breakside, Deschutes, Ecliptic, Fort George, and more.
Details: Starts 11 a.m. Friday at 400 N 45th St. No tickets required.

Saturday, May 11

What: Celebrate mom with a macaron-making extravaganza at Salish Lodge Hotel & Spa, one of the area’s swankiest hotel restaurants, located in Snoqualmie. In addition to two-hours of aspiring to patisserie perfection, participants get 25 percent off dinner in The Attic or Dining Room if they choose to stick around.
Details: 2 to 4 p.m. at Salish Lodge & Spa, 6501 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie. Tickets are $50 on Eventbrite. Call for dinner reservations.

Saturday, May 11

What: Channel your inner boy scout and prepare for the 8th annual Beer Can Derby at Capitol Hill beer destination Pine Box, hosted by New Belgium Brewing. Participants must build cars out of beer cans on the spot and follow stringent guidelines to make sure vehicles pass inspection before the racing begins. Beers on tap, such as the hoppy Green River IPA from Future Primitive or New Belgium’s offerings, should help ease the stress. (Read more about how the first one went in 2012 at Capitol Hill blog.)
Details: 2 to 6 p.m. at Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave. No tickets required.

Sunday, May 12

What: Wine, cheese, and chocolate: a solid combination on Mother’s Day. Head down to Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market for a celebratory pairing class on Sunday evening, where participants can bond over the three complementary food groups.
Details: 4 to 6 p.m. at 93 Pike Street. Tickets are $75 on Eventbrite.

Pine Box

1600 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 588-0375 Visit Website

Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen

93 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 587-0351

Brouwer's Cafe

400 North 35th Street, , WA 98103 (206) 267-2437 Visit Website