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Seattle Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 24-27, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 24-27, 2018

 

SEATTLE ATTRACTION DEALS

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

MONThe Museum of Flight recognizes Memorial Day with a musical performance by the Boeing Employee Concert Band, followed by a special ceremony commemorating fallen US Service Members. 

TANKFEST NORTHWEST

SAT – An action packed day of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more.

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

FRI-MONOne of the largest, multicultural, access-for-all festivals in the nation! This is the place to learn, dance, play, try something new, and to discover the arts and cultures that thrive in our Pacific Northwest communities.

COUTH BUZZARD JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-MONFrom its roots to the future of jazz, it’s time once again for this four-day festival! Promote great lesser-known jazz artists and encouraging gender, age, and ethnic diversity in the Seattle jazz community.

SEATTLE MINERAL MARKET

SAT-SUN – Worldwide and Northwest mineral specimens, gems, fossils, jewelry, books and much more.   

STREET SCRAMBLE GIG HARBOR

SAT – An urban adventure that’s fun for runners, walkers, and families! Dozens of checkpoints are marked on a special map, and your goal is to find as many as you can within the time limit.

TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE

Through June 10 – Cruise to nearby Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island. Eat a Northwest flavors-inspired meal and experience a Northwest Native American storytelling show. Don’t forget your camera because the peek-a-boo views of Seattle and of Mount Rainier are spectacular!  

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Through June 17Based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts.” Seattle Musical Theatre’s representation of this popular musical will bring to life all of Schultz’s beloved characters.

SMOKED!

Through June 23Nordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through June 23A comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

MISFIT CABARET

Through May 26 – A splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. Each show is completely different with changing themes.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

HAND OF GOD    

Through June 3 – A dark puppet show exploring the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through June 3  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

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:
· Solo
· Adrift
· Andy Irons: Kissed by God
· Kasal
· American Animals
· In Darkness
· Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
· Future World
· Best Friends Vol 2

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