LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
November 9-12, 2017
VETERANS DAY PARADE & OBSERVATIONS
SAT – One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the USA. Over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 30+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, honor guards and more.
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
THURS-SUN – Seattle’s annual showcase of all that’s new in cars, trucks, exotics, supercars, electrics and all the latest models from the world’s automobile makers.
BEST OF THE NORTHWEST ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
FRI-SUN – Featuring more than 100 of the area’s best artists and artisans.
THE WHISKEY EXTRAVAGANZA
THURS-SUN – Join fellow whisky enthusiasts in an exploration of a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch and other unique whiskies from around the world. Receive a special souvenir tasting glass to properly nose and sample whisky while indulging in delicious culinary pairings.
HOLIDAY WINE FEST
SAT-SUN – Holiday Wine Fest promises a world-class lineup of wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine, and artisan vendors at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
NORTHWEST CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Chocolate exhibits from around the world! Workshops for the home and professional chef, chocolate tasting, and chocolate seminars.
OYSTER NEW YEAR
SAT – 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order, fresh seafood buffet, live music, and much more!
FRI-SUN – Enjoy everything beef, with something new every day! On Friday, watch Seattle chefs go head to head in cooking competitions, and enjoy live music and carnival games. Saturday features the grand tastings to delight all beef, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream lovers. Sunday brunch wraps up the event.
THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW
SAT-SUN – The nation’s only coast-to-coast model train show. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Featuring hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
Through December 24 – Bring the whole family to be the first to visit Santa’s reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, do some holiday shopping, and see the nursery beautifully decorated for the season!
FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY
SAT-SUN – Spend a beautiful fall day at any national park for free!
MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS
Through December 31 – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.
Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION
Through Nov 26 – 26 days, 22 shows, 18 venues, 32 comedians form the US, Canada, UK & Japan.
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Through November 19 – When small town officials mistake an inventive clerk for an undercover inspector sent to root out corruption, the whole village flies into a tailspin. A comic web of bribery, lies, and rampaging self-delusion entangles everyone in chaos.
Through SUN – Enjoy works from three of the world’s best female choreographers set to music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
INTO THE WOODS
Through SUN – “Happily ever after” is just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairytales. Featuring one of Sondheim’s most celebrated scores of music, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical will take you “into the woods, to get the thing, that makes it worth the journeying.”
EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Through SUN – More than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city. Bringing jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SEATTLE SMASH PUTT
All Month (FRI-SUN) – Putt-putt like you’ve never played it, going out with a bang in a funky new pop-up space in Downtown Seattle. Experience brand new crazy contraptions presented with a collection of your favorites from our nostalgic past! Pacific Science Center.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Murder on the Orient Express
· Daddy’s Home 2
· No Greater Love
· Intent to Destroy
· Gold Star
· I Remember You
· Amanda & Jack Go Glamping
· Strong Black Woman Vol 2