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Local Events Weekend Planner: April 20-23, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 20-23, 2017

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS
SATEarth Day Run 5K & 10K. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree and an additional tree will be planted in his or her name. 
SATBee 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. 
SATRecycle & Shred Event. In honor of Earth Day we are hosting a FREE Recycling & Shredding Event with refreshments and family friendly activities. 
SATClean Up & Maintenance. Join SCA for Earth Day to give back to Seattle’s public lands and help restore the Washington Park Arboretum.
SATCommunity 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.
SATTours of the Bullitt Center. A showcase for 21st century super buildings and a model for true sustainability.
SATEarth Day Extravaganza. Explore your creative side as you learn about the Earth and things that we can do to keep it healthy. Free. 
SUNNative & 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.

SPRING FAIR

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.

50-HOUR IMPROV-A-THON

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 SUNDownton 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.

FRENCH KISS
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.

MATINEE CABARET
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.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. 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.

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
· Leap
· Phoenix Forgotten

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

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Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 1-4, 2016


LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
Dec. 1-4, 2016

 

WINTER FESTIVAL & CRAFTS FAIR

December SAT-SUN – Features 115 hand-picked artists and crafts vendors, continuous live entertainment and scrumptious food and baked goods. This two-day event has gained an impressive reputation as THE place to shop for unique holiday gifts!

A VICTORIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Through SUN – Shop in over 500 stores, enjoy gourmet food, wine and treats. Enjoy countless professional stage shows, The Singing Nativity and concerts!

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING

SAT-SUN – This favorite Seattle craft show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design.

WINTER BEER FEST

FRI-SAT – This holiday tasting event benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Christmas Ships sail to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires, anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship™.

WINTERFEST

Through December 31 – Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances. Enjoy the uplifting seasonal spirit and get a delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through December 24 – A magical evening performance for the entire family. It’s a holiday spectacle of live toy soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters, glittering lights all surrounded by snow falling every night along Bellevue Way.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Don’t miss the 24th Annual Gingerbread Village with creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. Fans of all ages will marvel at the larger-than-life gingerbread exhibit. Each team’s presentation will transfix you with their spellbinding culinary and design wizardry.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1Seattle and Tacoma

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through December 24 – Holiday decor, ornaments & gifts galore, plus Curley, Santa’s reindeer, a Grinch-themed model train, Santa photos, and much more!

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?

BOAT TOUR

SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, includes a dinner cruise.

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.

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.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

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.

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE!

Through December 17Theater Schmeater’s annual offering of tv’s most compelling series includes something for die-hard fans as well as Zone novices.  We are proud to present three episodes which will ignite memories in some, and nightmares for many.

AN IMPROVISED CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through December 24 – Based on audience suggestions, our improvisers bend and twist Charles Dickens’ tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in all sorts of hilarious directions — and each show is different. It’s all up to you in this wild, hilarious, holiday ride.

MR SCROOGE

Through December 18 – Here’s a lilting Christmas show based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The added dimensions of music make this a particularly enjoyable new way of presenting the grand story of hardhearted Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas and is visited successively by three ghosts.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Through December 18 – Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Moments of high farce, drama and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality.

BRILLIANT TRACES

Through December 4 – A story of love, loss and the extraordinary places we find refuge.  Don’t miss this beautiful tale that speaks to anyone who has been touched by the loss of someone they love.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET 

Through December 24Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of this timeless classic story.

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (PRESENTED IN SMELL-O-VISION)

Through January 2 – Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory while you sing along with timeless songs like “The Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” and “Pure Imagination.”

TREASURE ISLAND 

Through December 24 – Robert Louis Stephenson’s great adventure tale features one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys.” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by generations of boys, girls, and grownups.

THE NUTCRACKER

Through December 28 – Enjoy this rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, brought to you by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Beautiful costumes and sets, live orchestra & more.

WONDERLAND

Through January 29Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. This carnival of merriment will mesmerize audiences as soon as they enter Can Can’s intimate theater turned whimsical winter chalet, making this a holiday entertainment spectacular to remember.

KING CHARLES III

Through December 18 – A play portraying a modern take on the future of the British Royal Family.

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

Through Dec 11Seattle Children’s Theatre proudly presents C.S. Lewis’ magical, timeless classic from his Chronicles of Narnia series, and one of our most beloved productions of all time.

MAGNIFIQUE

Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Jackie
·         Believe
·         Run the Tide
·         Man Down
·         Siren
·         Incarnate
·         Anonymous
·         The Eyes of my Mother
·         The Duelist

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Oct. 27-31, 2016


LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
Oct. 27-31, 2016

 

THE SAFEST TRICK-OR-TREATING SPOTS AROUND SEATTLE

FRI-MON – Rain or shine, the Emerald City has plenty of safe trick-or-treating spots to seek out your Halloween haul. And since the 31st falls on a Monday this year, many venues are getting in on the action early—which means you can get some mileage out of those costumes.

COSTUME CARNIVAL

MON – 5th annual Costume Carnival, offering a FREE opportunity for safe indoor trick-or-treating on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 4pm-8pm. Join us as we turn the Seattle Children’s Museum into a Halloween-themed adventure for kids 10 and under (and their families).

BOOGIE NIGHT 5K & DANCE PARTY

SAT – This is a great way to kick off your Halloween celebrations! Come out and run or walk the 5K in costume and then party the night away at the dance party inside the Green Lake Community Center. Benefiting University District Food Bank.

FREAK NIGHT

FRI-SAT – A circus-themed electronic dance music festival. Carnival rides, games, flame throwers, aerialists, stilt walkers, jugglers, contortionists & costume contest. Ages 18+.

HILLOWEEN

SAT – Indoor kid’s carnival full of fun age-appropriate activities, Halloween-themed games, live performances, and fabulous tricks and treats! This community party is FREE and open to everyone.

FREMONT TROLL CELEBRATION

MON – Join a procession of musicians and people in costume celebrating the “birth” of Fremont’s famous troll on Trolloween. North 36th Street + Troll Avenue North. Free.

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Through Nov 11th – Brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Includes more than 50 distinctive concerts in venues all around the city.

FRIGHT HOUSE STATION

Through Oct 31st – Tacoma’s longest-running haunt has evolved into an all new experiment in terror. Ages 12 & over.

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Through Oct 30th – Find a pumpkin patch near you!

HARVEST HAUNTED HOUSE

Through SAT Oct 31st – Choose your own path and test your bravery as you crawl beneath the skin of this gruesome open world, conceived and directed by Ali el-Gasseir and designed by Seattle Immersive Theatre. 21+ event.

FRIGHT FEST @ WILD WAVES

Through Oct 30th – Ride more than 20 rides in the dark! Nightmares will come to life in a labyrinth of monsters and ghouls, spooky clowns, and much more! Scare-free zone for children 12 and under featuring spooky crafts and carnival games.

CARLETON FARM’S FRIGHTS & HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS 

Through Oct 31st – Take a wagon ride, armed with paintball guns, and shoot zombies and other stationary targets. Navigate your way back through the Zombie farm and no-haunt dark maze. Daytime corn maze for the kids, not recommended for children under 12.

THE HAUNTED WOODS

Through Oct 31st – Find your way through ½ mile of a haunted corn maze and enter the dark forest where trees, maniacs, and others wait for you. This high-action haunted attraction is not recommended for children under 10 or people with fragile health conditions.

GEORGETOWN MORGUE HAUNTED HOUSE

Through Oct 31st – Tour the old Georgetown Morgue at your own risk, while zombies, vampires and other creatures try to scare you.

CAMPFIRE: IMPROVISED GHOST STORIES

Thursdays through Nov 10th – Take a trip back to the campfires of our childhood when talented storytellers spin spooky stories around the fire. Improvisers gather true-life events from YOU and turn them into improvised campfire stories and hilarious scenes.

COTTON GIN: IMPROVISED PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN UPS

Through Nov 12 – Ever wonder what puppets do after hours? They head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool, get a little rowdy and bust out with bawdy songs and jokes. Contains mature content & language.

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?

BOAT TOUR

SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, includes either brunch or dinner cruises.

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.

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.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

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.

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

DRACULA

Through November 6th – This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

Through Dec 11thSeattle Children’s Theatre proudly presents C.S. Lewis’ magical, timeless classic from his Chronicles of Narnia series, and one of our most beloved productions of all time.

THIS IS HALLOWEEN

FRI-MON – An extravaganza of live orchestral music, cabaret, burlesque and video projected sets inspired by Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Can Can’s finest dancers transform into spooky characters favorites such as Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, Lock, Shock, Barrel and many more.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Through October 30th – Tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends and becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

HOTEL NORDO

Through November 20th – Enjoy a great dinner while tripping through the decades from the twenties through the present day. Hotel Nordo tells four haunting tales of memories, death, loss, and regret.

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Through SUN – A musical that is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit that will leave you breathless.

MAGNIFIQUE

Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Inferno
·         Crosscurrent
·         The Windmill
·         New Life
·         American Pastoral
·         The Unspoken

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016

 

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Through Oct 30th – Find a pumpkin patch near you!

LEAVENWORTH OKTOBERFEST 

Through Oct 15th – The next best thing to being in Munich!  Four venues with live entertainment, German food, arts, crafts and Oktoberfest activities for the whole family.

SALMON BAY EAGLES OKTOBERFEST

SAT – Enjoy great beer from fifteen local breweries and cider-makers, wieners and pretzels, live music, burlesque and more!

PIKETOBERFEST

SAT – This annual food and drink tasting event benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation. Featuring local meats, sauerkrauts, cheeses and more, paired with craft beers, wines and spirits.

NEW ORLEANS FOOD & FUNK FESTIVAL

FRI – Bringing the spirit of New Orleans to Seattle! The NOFF Food Quarter will be a soulfully-crafted gathering with live music and our most southern-inspired PNW chefs. 21+

ISSAQUAH SALMON DAYS

FRI-SUN – Carnival, parade, and 5k race are some of the highlights of this year’s Salmon Days event. Enjoy great seafood, live music, and more.

GRANITE FALLS RAILROAD DAYS

SAT – Join local groups, politicians, bands, plus the colorful Seafair Pirates in a parade down Main Street in Granite Falls.

BRICKCON

SAT-SUN – View thousands of models created by adult LEGO Hobbyists from around the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO parts at our building zone! Purchase current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar!

HARVEST HAUNTED HOUSE

Through Oct 31st – Choose your own path and test your bravery as you crawl beneath the skin of this gruesome open world, conceived and directed by Ali el-Gasseir and designed by Seattle Immersive Theatre. 21+ event.

FRIGHT FEST @ WILD WAVES

Through Oct 30th – Ride more than 20 rides in the dark! Nightmares will come to life in a labyrinth of monsters and ghouls, spooky clowns, and much more! Scare-free zone for children 12 and under featuring spooky crafts and carnival games.

CARLETON FARM’S FRIGHTS & HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS 

Through Oct 31st – Take a wagon ride, armed with paintball guns, and shoot zombies and other stationary targets. Navigate your way back through the Zombie farm and no-haunt dark maze. Daytime corn maze for the kids, not recommended for children under 12.

THE HAUNTED WOODS

Through Oct 31st – Find your way through ½ mile of a haunted corn maze and enter the dark forest where trees, maniacs, and others wait for you. This high-action haunted attraction is not recommended for children under 10 or people with fragile health conditions.

GEORGETOWN MORGUE HAUNTED HOUSE

Through Oct 31st – Tour the old Georgetown Morgue at your own risk, while zombies, vampires and other creatures try to scare you.

CAMPFIRE: IMPROVISED GHOST STORIES

Thursdays through Nov 10th – Take a trip back to the campfires of our childhood when talented storytellers spin spooky stories around the fire. Improvisers gather true-life events from YOU and turn them into improvised campfire stories and hilarious scenes.

COTTON GIN: IMPROVISED PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN UPS

Through Nov 12 – Ever wonder what puppets do after hours? They head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool, get a little rowdy and bust out with bawdy songs and jokes. Contains mature content & language.

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?

BOAT TOUR

SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

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.

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.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

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.

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

THE UNDERPANTS

Through SUN October 2nd – From the hilarious mind of Steve Martin,  a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public.

WAIT UNTIL DARK

Through SUN October 2nd – Twists and turns abound in this suspenseful thriller when three con men who are searching for a mysterious doll target an unsuspecting blind woman.

FLAMINGO

Through October  9 – Inspired by some of our all-time favorite summer hits such as Cry Baby, Grease, and Hairspray, Flamingo transforms Can Can’s intimate theatre into a tropical oasis where classic beauty, comedy and provocative entertainment mesmerize our dinner-guests.

MAGNIFIQUE

Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Deepwater Horizon
·         Masterminds
·         Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
·         Milton’s Secret
·         Clown Town
·         Denial
·         Harry & Snowman
·         Maximum Ride

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

The 10 Best Places to Grab a Drink in Washington State

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The eclectic cities that make up the great state of Washington boast a multitude of pubs and cocktail lounges, all unique in their own way. This list of the ten best bars in Washington State range from casual places to upscale hangouts and the drinks range from Latin-influenced cocktails to locally made ales. Regardless of what city you find yourself in when in Washington State, there’s a great bar near you. Cheers!

10. The Brick – Roslyn, WA

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The Brick opened its doors in 1889, making it the oldest operating bar in Washington. Located in Roslyn, the bar features live music on the weekends, yummy pub fare, ice-cold beer, and a jail cell in the basement.

9. Fish Tale Brew Pub – Olympia, WA

Having #fishtale…. missing #Ellensburg.
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The Fish Tale Brew Pub, located in Olympia, is serving beers made by the Fish Tale Brewery, including their famous Fish Tale Organic Ales. Not only are their drinks brewed locally, but their food menu features local produce, bread, and meat.

8. The Brown Lantern – Anacortes, WA

Ahhhhh. Vacation.

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Time and time again The Brown Lantern is voted the best bar in Anacortes, thanks to cocktails like the ‘Schweaty Amber’, made with Hypnotiq, Apple Pucker, orange juice, cranberry juice, sprite, and Southern Comfort.

7. 1022 South J – Tacoma, WA

Austin, TX in the 253 #teamTacoma #253

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Tacoma’s craft cocktail lounge 1022 South J makes their drinks with care and with local ingredients. ‘Walk Softly’ contains rum, walnut liqueur, maple syrup, cereal milk, and egg white. ‘One Step Closer To Figuring It Out’ is made with St. Germain, lavender simple syrup, chrysanthemum bitters, and soda water.

6. Tavern Law – Seattle, WA


The bartenders at Tavern Law in Seattle take the art of mixology seriously. Each cocktail is a self-proclaimed tribute to the history of Seattle and of the speakeasy. The ‘Bohemian’ is made up of gin, Gran Lusso vermouth, orange liquor, lime, and ginger.

5. Rico’s Public House – Pullman, WA

Get your free air guitar to try out at open mic tonight at 9pm. *while supplies last

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Rico’s Public House, located in Pullman, has been open since 1909 and is still a favorite hotspot to so many, no doubt due to their locally made craft beers, their delicious food menu, and their cozy atmosphere.

4. South – Wenatchee, WA


South, located in Wenatchee with a second location in Leavenworth, embraces Latin culture through fun and delicious cocktails, utilizing top-notch Latin spirits like mescal, pisco, and cachaça. Their house margarita, the ‘South Daisy’ includes tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon and lime juices.

3. Pourhouse – Port Townsend, WA

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The extensive beer and wine list at Pourhouse is reason enough to check out this taproom and beer garden in Port Townsend. An added bonus is the view, along with the ping pong table, the plywood bar, and the fact that you can bring in food from anywhere you want to enjoy with your drink at Pourhouse.

2. Empire Ale House – Mount Vernon, WA

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Located in Mount Vernon, Empire Ale House is supporting local breweries by serving up North West beers and only North West beers. Whether you’re in the mood for amber ale or lager, cider or an IPA, Empire Ale House has you covered.

1. Bathtub Gin & Co. – Seattle, WA


Bathtub Gin & Co., located in the basement of an old hotel in Seattle, was built in 2009 but is inspired by the past, more specifically by a prohibition era speakeasy. Their cocktail list is unparalleled; the ‘Atticus Finch’ contains gin, red vermouth, grapefruit juice, and black walnut bitters while the ‘Holden Caulfield’ is made up of Applejack, Fernet Branca, crème de cocoa, and lime juice.

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: March 31-April 3, 2016

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 31-APRIL 3, 2016

 

WHIRLIGIG! CARNIVAL
FRI through APRIL 17  Seattle Center. Colorful hub of lively child-sized entertainment, balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. Also an assortment of student showcases and delicious foods from new Armory eateries.

 

BLUE MAN SHOW
FRI-SUN  The Paramount Theatre. Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you’ll never forget.

 

UFO FESTIVAL
FRI  Burien. The 3nd annual Burien UFO Festival (aka ‘BUFO’) will crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1–April Fool’s Day–beginning at 6 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar at 923 SW 152nd.

 

SELENIA STONE BURLESQUE
FRI  Second Story Hideaway. A new mix of the Puget Sound’s best performers brings you classic burlesque, belly dancing and pole dancing. 18+

 

THE MIDTOWN MEN
FRI-SUN  Benaroya Hall. This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys and brings you a one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s.

 

SPLIT SECOND IMPROV
SAT  Second Story Hideaway. All scenes are based on audience suggestions so you will never see the same show twice, enjoy a fun night for the whole family.

 

BRIDGE GRAND OPENING
SAT  Husky Stadium. Run or walk across the world’s longest floating bridge before it opens to traffic, opening ceremony & ribbon cutting.

 

HISTORIC TOUR
SAT  Paramount Theater. Restored in 1995 at the cost of $20 million dollars, The Paramount Theatre has been brought back to its original splendor, just as Seattle audiences would have experienced it as they passed through the doors for the first time on March 1st, 1928.

 

TAKE YOUR DOG TO THE MOVIES
SAT-SUN  SIFF Cinema Uptown. Bring your well-behaved dog to the theater and take part in this one of a kind movie premiere of Rescue Dogs The Movie. 4 Adoption events!

 

AFRICAN MUSICAL
FRI Through APR 24  Village Theatre in Issaquah. A spirited young woman defies her parents and risks everything to set off for the big city to attend university.

 

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Through APR 17  5th Avenue Theatre. A musical journey celebrating the rock sensation and her biggest musical influences—trailblazers like Aretha Franklin & Etta James who inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends.

 

MOISTURE FESTIVAL 2016
Through APR 13  Highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band.

 

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION PLAY
Through APR 10  Center Theatre @ Seattle Center; A delightfully heartbreaking comedy about a shocking topic that is both timeless and timely.

 

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.

 

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS
Through MAR 31 (excludes FRI and SAT eve)  Local Seattle and Eastside restaurants offer special deals on three-course meals during Dine Around Seattle. Lunch (if offered) $18, dinner $33, plus beverages and tip. Repeats in Nov.

 

LASER LIGHT SHOWS

ALL MONTH  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

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.

 

THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
ALL MONTH  Bellevue Art Museum. The exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, organized by Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades.

 

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.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         God’s Not Dead 2
·         Meet the Blacks
·         The Dark Horse
·         Natural Born Pranksters
·         Midnight Special
·         Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame
·         Everybody Wants Some
·         Sold
·         Standing Tall
·         Miles Ahead

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Feb. 25-28, 2016

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FEB. 25-28, 2016

 

BAINBRIDGE BIKE RIDE
SUN  Bainbridge Island: The 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.

 

DINNER MURDER MYSTERY
SAT  The Hotel Deca, Seattle: America’s Largest murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner.

 

SEATTLE MUSICAL THEATRE    
Through MAR 13  Magnuson Park. 9 to 5. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three over-worked, under-appreciated female co-workers conspire to take control of their company and learn there is nothing they can’t do in this hilarious story of love and revenge in the rolodex era. Based on the 1979 hit movie.

 

SEATTLE FRINGE FESTIVAL
Through MAR 5  Seattle: Two weekends of independent, and all locally sourced live performance. Low ticket prices and production fees keep innovative art accessible to everyone.

 

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN  Bellevue: 30 bands/performers playing throughout this 4-day festival, along with workshops and youth education.

 

DEADPHISH ORCHESTRA   
FRI  Nectar Lounge: Enjoy this unique presentation of The Grateful Dead and Phish along with others.

 

FRANK OLIVER’S “TWISTED CABARET”
THURS-SUN  Washington State Fair: A one-man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last.

 

PNA WINE TASTE
SAT  PC Blue Building: A great opportunity to compare terrific wines while socializing with friends and neighbors. The event includes your choice of ten tastes of wine, appetizers and music by Tim Scallon.

 

DESTINATION DELRIDGE
FRI  Metropolist. The evening’s festivities will include dinner, drinks and a program featuring performances by local favorites, including participants and alumni from some of the many programs that happen here at Youngstown.

 

HOPS & PROPS
FRI  Museum of Flight. A celebration of the best craft brews from across the Northwest and around the world – all in support of The Museum of Flight.

 

SEWING & STITCHERY EXPO
THURS-SUN  Washington State Fair: Something for every sewing and quilting enthusiast, seminars, showcases, and over 400 booths to find everything you need.

 

BOOK FESTIVAL
SAT   Meaning Book Festival. Get a front row seat at readings from best-selling authors and well-known local, national and international writers of fiction, nonfiction, scholarly, self-help and more. Seattle University. http://www.seattleu.edu/searchformeaning/

 

HOME SHOW
Feb 20-28   Centurylink Field Event Center: Hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily seminars, landscape displays, living green, wine tasting & more.

 

THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
ALL MONTH  Bellevue Art Museum. The exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, organized by Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades.

 

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.

 

CRIMES OF THE HEART

WED Through FEB 28   Beth Henley’s brilliant dark comedy, called “a pure vein of Southern gothic humor” by The New York Times, is a 1981 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Set in the early 1970’s in rural Mississippi, 3 sisters reunite as all of them are facing loss and tragedies in their lives. Francis Gaudette Theatre, Issaquah.

 

LASER LIGHT SHOWS

ALL MONTH  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

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.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Eddie the Eagle
·         Gods of Egypt
·         Triple 9
·         Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
·         King Georges
·         The Last Man on the Moon
·         Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Jan. 21-24, 2016

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
JAN. 21-24, 2016

 

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

THURS JAN 21-JAN 31  International cinema for children ages 3 to 12. Northwest Film Forum.

 

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

SAT-SUN  Visit 400 booths selling a wide range of items, from vintage clothing & jewelry to GI Joes & Star Trek memorabilia. Something for everyone! Washington State Fair Events Center.

  

TACOMA RV SHOW

THURS-SUN Tacoma Dome: Visit exhibitors and view different kinds of recreation vehicles from folding camp trailers to motorhomes.

 

SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

FRI-SUN  “Winter Festival” Concert Series. Free recital before each performance. Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benoraya Hall.

 

SEATTLE PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL

SAT  A program of music by composers who were also major and influential conductors. Benaroya Hall.

 

JOHNNY CASH SHOW

FRI through FEB 22  Ring of Fire.” Drawn from the songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption. CenterStage Theatre Federal Way.

 

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAY—“DISGRACED”

THURS-SUN  Follow four characters as they work through challenges in their lives due to their religion, sex & ethnicity. Seattle Repertory Theatre.

 

ROMANTIC PLAY

FRI through JAN 31  Prelude To a Kiss tests the love of a newlywed couple when a stranger comes between them.

 

MY FAIR LADY

Through FEB 7  This beloved musical for the whole family is one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. Everett.

 

DRAG SHOW

SUN  Sunday Brunch show themed after the Broadway musical Priscilla featuring lots of 80’s disco tunes.

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Airlift
  • Caged No More
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Exposed
  • Intruders
  • IP Man 3
  • Jeruzalem

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Makes A Difference! Our 2015 fundraising efforts were a huge success!

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In recognition and appreciation of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Brokers for all their hard work and efforts. We are proud of their commitment to volunteering and serving communities and helping to achieve life changing results.

 

As an organization, our branches and their brokers raised a grand total of $33,530 in funds
for The Sunshine Kids non-profit organization. This total reflects the $11,875 from our Golf
Tournament and Breakfast functions and $21,655 in contributions from broker commissions.

 

Our organization was also honored to share some fun at a Mariners baseball game with
children and their parents from The Sunshine Kids organization which provided positive
support and a day of fun for the young cancer patients.

 

Bellevue:
• Bellevue brokers volunteered their time helping seniors with various yard work, house
cleaning and errand running for the Senior Services of King County.
• Helped organize, collect and hand out over 4,000 gifts to underprivileged children in the Bellevue area for Crossroads Community Center.
• Bellevue office collected diapers and cash for the Burien Diaper Drive benefiting the
Treehouse organization. Organized by Nina Thornsburg.
• Relay for Life (Snoqualmie Valley and Capital Hill) and the Snoqualmie Valley Lions Club.
Organized by Rick Gildersleeve.
• Cancer Lifeline. Brokers supported the charity at the Eastside Breakfast and contributed to the total of $53,000. Organized by Bill MacDonald.
• Offered their support and services to men, women, veterans and families. Part of this support is preparing and serving meals for the homeless for Peter’s Place. They have served over 700 meals and sheltered 46 people. Organized by Mari Lopez.

 

Burien:
• Hosted a photo op with Santa for donations to the Sunshine Kids.
• During the Normandy Park Tree Lighting ceremony, Burien hosted a Diaper Drive to benefit Treehouse, a local organization that benefits foster children, which collected 10,677 diapers. Organized by Tay Krull.

 

Federal Way:
• Donated $12,000 to the Fusion Charity for their fundraising event in August and collected
money to create 16 Holiday Gift Baskets for the occupants of 16 Fusion condos. Fusion is a
Federal Way charity that buys and operates condominiums in order to provide temporary
housing for homeless parents with children.
• Federal Way collected over $800 for the firefighters in Eastern Washington.
• Sponsored a table at the Federal Way Multi-Service Center Soup Supper to raise money to
feed the homeless in Federal Way. $300 was donated for this event.
• As an organization, our branches and their brokers raised a grand total of $33,530 in funds
for The Sunshine Kids non-profit organization. This total reflects the $11,875 from our Golf
Tournament and Breakfast functions and $21,655 in contributions from broker commissions.
• Our organization was also honored to share some fun at a Mariners baseball game with
children and their parents from The Sunshine Kids organization which provided positive
support and a day of fun for the young cancer patients.
• In recognition and appreciation of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest
Real Estate Brokers for all their hard work and efforts.
• We are proud of their commitment to volunteering and serving communities and
helping to achieve life changing results.

 

Kent:
• Breakfast Feed benefiting the Sunshine Kids. 115 breakfasts were served and over
$2,000 was raised from food and auction items. Organized by Cindy Lucas and Lisa
Kimball.
• Relay for Life benefiting the fight on cancer. The whole event raised over $65,000
and the Kent branch donated 690 pounds of canned goods to Northwest Harvest.
Organized by Shannon Crawford and Elizabeth Waloweek.
• Artisan Fair benefiting Children’s Hospital. This is a major fund raising event to
help the hospital with uncompensated care. Cathy Jacobs and Julie Horton have
been involved with organizing this event.
• Green Kent Partnership volunteers for many projects with the Kent Parks Department
which includes members of DOGPARK – creators of Kent’s first Off-Leash dog park. Organized by Cris LeCompte who is also on the Clark Lake Park Citizen Advisory
Panel & an Adopt-A-Street volunteer.

 

Lynnwood:
• In keeping with Lynnwood’s motto, Bringing Heart to Home Sales, 18 brokers and
family members brought pizzas to the Ronald McDonald House which served 80
people. Organized by Ernest Sears and Angela Hardy.
• Held a Snohomish County Coat and Shoe Community Drive for Clothes for Kids
which allows families to choose their own items. Over 100 items and $100 cash was
donated. Organized by Dominique Roberts and Ernest Sears.
• Participated in the SCCAR Food Drive collecting 730 lbs of food and $284 in
donations benefiting the Lynnwood Food Bank. Gave one weekend exclusively to
collecting for the Lake Stevens Food Bank.

 

Puyallup:
• Had a Gumbo fundraiser to support Life’s Handy Work which improves lives of
impoverished children in Nepal, raising $1,568.
• Did a last minute food drive for a local high school which collected a healthy amount
of food donations and $225.

 

West Seattle:
• Collected toys for the US Marine Corps “Toys for Tots”. Organized by Alice Kuder.
• Held a food drive for West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program that collected over
2,500 lbs of food plus hundreds in cash.
• Sponsored an auction/dinner for “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” that benefited the
West Seattle HelpLine.
• Sponsored the West Seattle Float Dodger 5K Fun Run. 100% of proceeds benefited
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
• Sponsored the West Seattle Garden Tour which promotes horticulture, education
and the arts.
• Annual Sunshine Kids Benefit Golf Tournament. With over 20 sponsors, 63 golfers,
the event raised over $8,500 for the Foundation. Organized by Stephanie Quam.
You Do Make a Difference!

BHHSNW Fundraising Flyer

Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 24-27, 2015

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC. 24-27, 2015

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
FRI DEC 25  SIFF
Cinema Uptown: Singing along to “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “To Life,” and “Tradition.” Also included is the holiday “tradition” of free Chinese food take-out and live klezmer music before the show.

 

CHRISTMAS JAZZ
SAT DEC 26  Town Hall Seattle: Join Earshot for an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, guest vocalists, and the NW Chamber Chorus, and special guest tap dancer.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THROUGH DEC 30  ACT Theatre. Enjoy Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

 

REINDEER & SANTA
Through DEC 23 
Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Zoo

 

NEW YEAR’S STREET SHOW
SAT-THURS DEC 26-31  Bellevue Way, 7pm nightly. Join in on the fantastic celebration featuring a display of brilliant lights, dancing drummers, characters and exciting music that will have everyone rocking to the beat all while festive bubbles fall from the sky.

 

WINTERFEST
Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.

 

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays.

 

MODEL TRAINS & REINDEER
Through Dec 24  Watch model trains speed through snowy landscapes, visit reindeer, shop for seasonal plants, Christmas trees & much more! Swanson’s Nursery.

 

NUTCRACKER BALLET
Through Dec 28  48 dancers perform to PNB’s mighty orchestra in this timeless classic play. Seattle Center, McCall Hall.

 

BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
Through Dec 24 Live toy soldier drummers, music, snow characters, glittering lights surrounded by falling snow every night along Bellevue Way. On the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL
Through DEC 27  Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

 

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

LIGHT DISPLAYS
Seattle Zoo:  http://www.zoo.org/wildlights
Tacoma Zoo:  http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363
Bellevue:  http://www.gardendlights.org/
Federal Way:  https://www.wildwaves.com/holiday-with-lights/
Redmond:  http://www.redmondlights.com/

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Concussion
• Daddy’s Home
• Joy
• Point Break
• The Big Short
• 45 Years
• The Hateful Eight
• The Revenant
• Yellow Day

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle