THE AGE OF LOVE follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life. The film takes viewers where no documentary has gone before—directly into the lives of older singles who still yearn to be seen and understood, who still desire another’s touch, who seek a new chance at love.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Laura Lagerstedt & Pink Camel and Animals of Grace at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Songs of the Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Mary Flower with Spud Siegel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).
Metropolis cards and gifts store is celebrating its 34th Anniversary here on Phinney Ridge on Saturday. Metropolis has also been sold as owner Terry Heiman is retiring. Meet new owner Sue Pasha between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cake will be served at 1 p.m.
The Seattle Public Library and Pacific Science Center are hosting a full month of programs to introduce children and teens to engineering and the importance of science literacy (next week is National Engineers Week). Registration is required at each branch.
At the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-684-4086), children ages 8 and up can sign up for Robot Challenge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. “Program your own robot to compete with others in an obstacle course. Using high functioning robots, investigate the steps engineers take to design a robot and learn about careers around the globe that use robots for exploration and new technology.” On Sunday, kids ages 4-7 can check out “Slime!” from 2-3 p.m. “Experiment with an extraordinary material that can bounce, twist and stretch to the limit! Enjoy handling this non-Newtonian fluid that both flows and breaks, and brainstorm creative ways to use it.”
At the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-684-7519), from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, teens ages 12-18 can work on Pulley Power. “Who needs super strength when you’ve got pulleys? Design and explore pulley systems to find out how and why this modest machine makes work so much easier.”
Woodland Park Zoo is having its Great Ape Senior Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday when Towan, North America’s oldest male orangutan born in captivity, turns 47 along with his twin sister Chinta, and gorillas Pete and Nina, all born in 1968. Anyone who can show proof of being born in 1968 will get free zoo admission that day.
A group of West Woodland neighbors will be cleaning up NW 65th Street from 3rd to 8th avenues from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday. Meet at Cafe Bambino at 8:30 a.m. Bring your own gloves, pickers and wagons to carry garbage.
Nonprofit Bike Works is looking for donations of bikes that it can refurbish. You can drop off bikes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at several locations near us, including at NW CrossFit at 6419 15th Ave. NW; Axis Automotive at 930 N. 95th St.; and Gregg’s Green Lake Cycles, 7007 Woodlawn Ave. NE.
Evans Family Variety Show from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the PNA in the Brick Building. Free.