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Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 18-21, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 18-21, 2018

TACOMA HOME & GARDEN SHOW

THURS-SUN – The state’s largest combined home and garden event is a one-stop opportunity for show-goers to discover a wide range of products and services for the home and garden. With plenty of experts on hand at the show, your home and garden dreams can become a reality.

SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: WINTER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Enjoy beautiful chamber music at Benaroya Hall. Free recitals before each show.     

WASHINGTON SPORTSMAN SHOW

WED-SUN – The biggest and most complete show of its kind in Washington, 2018 is shaping up to surpass previous years with exciting new features, products and personalities. Kokanee tank, indoor river, trout pond for the kids, tons of vendors, more than 40 hours of hunting and fishing seminars and much more!

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW

Through February 3 – More boats, more exhibitors, and more exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled at our free boating and fishing seminars, scope out the latest watercraft and accessories from hundreds of exhibitors, and let us entertain you with fun events, food and drinks, and family-friendly activities. From stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, the Seattle Boat Show is bringing you more.

BELGIAN FEST

THURS-SUN – Highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast.  

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Through February 10 – The largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects more than 170 children’s films from 50+ countries.  

STRANGE BREWFEST

 FRI-SAT – Over 30 breweries with over 60 brews on tap!

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

SEXY MOZART OPERA

Through SAT – Two teenage men bet they can disguise themselves and seduce each other’s fiancées in the racy opera Così fan tutte at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $69 to $99.

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.  

NEWSIES

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.  

DISRUPTION

Through SAT – 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.  

WONDERLAND

Through SUN – 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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Please Stand By
· Hostiles
· Maze Runner: The Death Cure
· The Neighbor
· American Folk
· The Clapper
· The Misguided
· Like Me
· Kickboxer: Retaliation

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