A noble sentinel.
A noble sentinel. Matt Baume

What a dream this weekend was — a fluffy white playground of a city for two days, with an extra excuse for making out and eating chocolate thrown in on Sunday. It’s all melting away now (the snow, that is—hopefully not the chocolate) like a cozy memory dissolving in the wakeful rain of yet another Monday, but we’ll always have the photos to confirm that the weekend’s fluffy trance was real.

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents: Romeo et Juliette at McCaw Hall
Romeo et Juliette returns to PNB to sweep you off your feet – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

On that topic, thank you to everyone who tweeted lovely photos of their snowy adventures at me. (Especially the various snow-genitals.) What an absolute joy to see all the ways in which everyone made the most of our temporary ice world — your ski journeys, your sculptures, your tromping dogs with knit sweaters and stubby legs were as a much a part of the magic as the weather. Read on to see how your neighbors kept busy this weekend, starting with this cat with an ass that won't quit:

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer: Jan 13-Feb 14 at Bagley Wright Theatre
Part theater, part revival, and all power, this one-woman show will have your head nodding and hands clapping!