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.
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.
FRI-SAT – A circus-themed electronic dance music festival. Carnival rides, games, flame throwers, aerialists, stilt walkers, jugglers, contortionists & costume contest. Ages 18+.
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.
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?
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.
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 11th – Seattle 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.
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.
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
· The Windmill
· New Life
· American Pastoral
· The Unspoken
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