LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 20-23, 2017
EARTH DAY EVENTS
SAT – Earth Day Run 5K & 10K. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree and an additional tree will be planted in his or her name.
SAT – Bee Sweet to the Earth. All about bees, pollination and the connection to our food system and local agriculture. With food, games, demonstrations, music and kid activities, the event is free, and all ages are welcome.
SAT – Recycle & Shred Event. In honor of Earth Day we are hosting a FREE Recycling & Shredding Event with refreshments and family friendly activities.
SAT – Clean Up & Maintenance. Join SCA for Earth Day to give back to Seattle’s public lands and help restore the Washington Park Arboretum.
SAT – Community Restoration. We are keeping Seward Park’s forest healthy! We’ve removed invasive plant species and are now covering the work area with burlap and mulch in preparation for fall planting.
SAT – Tours of the Bullitt Center. A showcase for 21st century super buildings and a model for true sustainability.
SAT – Earth Day Extravaganza. Explore your creative side as you learn about the Earth and things that we can do to keep it healthy. Free.
SUN – Native & non-Native Storytelling. Free. Come celebrate Earth Day by hearing Native and non-Native storytellers at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle.
FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY
SAT-SUN – Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.
DOGS AT THE HELM
SAT – For the first time ever, dog owners will have the chance to get a picture with their dog at the wheel of the 104-year-old National Historic Landmark schooner. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop staff will also be on deck with FREE ice cream and, along with Adventuress’ crew of educators, they will share information about how our daily actions can make a difference for the marine environment.
THURS-SUN – A Spring Fair that is fun for the whole family! Monster trucks, performing dogs, live music, racing pigs and so much more!
CHERRY BLOSSOM & JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – A weekend-long celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture. The largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. Enjoy Japanese art, dance, music and food.
GLOBAL SPECIALTY COFFEE EXPO
THURS-SUN – The Global Specialty Coffee Expo has everything for everyone in the coffee world. Coffee enthusiasts of all professional backgrounds can participate or watch the coffee competitions, mingle with like-minded attendees at receptions and lunches, or learn more about the art of cupping, brewing or roasting in our educational programs.
FRI – Unexpected Productions hosts an improv mega show! 50 hours of non-stop improv excitement with only a 5-minute break every hour. Audience members who make it through the entire Improvathon will receive a lifetime pass to see any Unexpected Productions show!
JUNIOR DAFFODIL PARADE
SAT – Join us for the 56th annual Junior Daffodil parade, one of the largest children’s parades in the state.
SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL
Through April 30 – Spring is here! Time to visit the beautiful tulip & daffodil fields.
BALLET ON BROADWAY
Through SUN – Before there was Hamilton or An American in Paris, ballet choreographers were offering Broadway-inspired work for the ballet stage. Join us for a blockbuster program by artists who not only define dance in our time, but have showcased their inimitable talents on Broadway.
MURDER FOR TWO
FRI-SUN – A drop-dead funny murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime; the other plays all the suspects—and they both play the piano!
FIRE STATION 7
Through May 21 – This hilarious new musical comedy for all ages seamlessly integrates the seven rules of fire safety in a rock n’ roll performance, and is both educational and entertaining.
A PROPER PLACE
Through SUN – Downton Abbey meets Gilligan’s Island in this hysterical new musical based on J.M. Barrie’s play, The Admirable Crichton.
KISS ME KATE
Through April 30 – A charming story that follows two musical theatre actors – once married, now divorced – as they star together in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Through April 27 – Experience themes of romance, love and flirtation with the class and beauty Can Can shows are famous for. New Orleans-inspired menu additions, our highly gifted and talented cast, and the superbly romantic French Kiss is the best way to celebrate this season of love and romance.
Through May 28 – A brand new, family friendly extravaganza from the creative team at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret. This show combines history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market.
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 Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 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.
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.
SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month – at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to 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
· Lost City of Z
· Free Fire
· Grow House
· Born In China
· Ozzy Fast & Furry
· Phoenix Forgotten
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