LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 4-7, 2018
NORTHWEST REMODELING TOUR
FRI-SUN – Bringing together hundreds of local and regional home improvement companies for one weekend only. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your remodeling project — meet hundreds of contractors face to face!
LANTERN LIGHT FESTIVAL
Through SUN – Experience an amazing evening of dazzling lights and shapes. Our enormous lanterns are hand-crafted by Chinese artisans and unique in color, size, and subject. You will see beautiful lanterns of architecture from around the world, creatures of the land and sea, holiday traditions, and mythical stories.
PUYALLUP HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
FRI-SUN – Includes hundreds of exhibits with product demonstrations geared to enhance a wide variety of interests. Combining new products and expert advice from the pros.
WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN
SAT – 5K or 10K run or walk. Gear up and get out with thousands of fun-loving people for the costume run of the year.
LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER
Through January 11 – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park.
COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS
Through February 17 – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.
Through February 4 – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.
THE WORLD’S QUICKEST THEATER FESTIVAL
Through January 13 – 14 brand-new, theme-based, 10-minute plays in two days. The high-pressure nature of the event produces an evening of surprising theater, it’s endlessly fascinating to see the way one theme filters through the minds of several very different theater artists.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Through January 14 – This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation.
Through January 27 – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.
BACON STRIP: JOHN WALTER TRIBUTE NIGHT
SAT – Watch a gaggle of mischievous queens to shocking shenanigans every month. This time, they’ll pay tribute to a filthy inspiration, the creepily be-mustached director of Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble.
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.
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.
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND:
· Insidious: Chapter 4
· Molly’s Game
· Project Eden
· Day of the Dead: Bloodline
· Devil’s Gate
· The Man from Earth