LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 22-25, 2018
SEATTLE WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE
THURS-SAT – 3 Days, one great experience. Thursday: Treat yourself to some of your favorite indulgences—everything from mac and cheese to fried chicken, beer, cider, and more! Friday: Bubbles & seafood, features the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood from salmon and clams, oysters and more. Saturday: Grand tasting, a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest.
SEATTLE HOME SHOW
Through SUN – Featuring hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts & crafts, home decorating, wine tasting and much more.
WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – Dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams.
CHILLY HILLY BIKE RIDE
SUN – 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.
NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SHOW
SAT-SUN – Featuring seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity hosts, and hundreds of vendors.
SEATTLE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – 76 films featuring the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans. SAAFF’s mission is to spotlight Asian American voices, perspectives, and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the Asian American community.
A BLACK TIE AFFAIR
SAT – Enjoy an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2018 selected art. Benefitting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.
Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.
Through SUN – A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.
SEX WITH STRANGERS
Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.
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.
Through April 29 – Combining history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market from the comfort of our intimate, sixty-seat venue.
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:
· Game Night
· Every Day
· Beast of Burden
· 7 Guardians of the Tomb
· The Lodgers
· The Cured
· Half Magic
· The Chamber
· Death House
· Agenda: Payback