LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 16-19, 2017
SAT – The Seattle Design Center will be transformed into Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, with cafe lights twinkling overhead, large sketches of actual Venetian bars & cafes throughout the main ballroom, with bistro tables and seating throughout.
SEATTLE HOME SHOW
SAT Through February 26 – The 73rd Annual housing extravaganza will have hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and green living, landscape displays, wine tasting, and home decorating.
FRANK OLIVIER’S TWISTED CABARET
Through Feb 26 – A one-man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last.
SPIRIT OF THE WEST COWBOY GATHERING
FRI-SUN – This Ellensburg festival offers a wide range of events that reflect a bygone era—a Western Gear and Art Show, dancing and concerts, dutch oven cooking, fiddle contest, cowboy church, workshops and demonstrations, and ranch roping along with free kids activities. A great family-friendly community event.
EVERETT FILM FESTIVAL
FRI – Offering engaging and thought-provoking films from around the country and across the globe with a unique look into the lives of women through documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts.
GOLD, GEM, & MINERAL SHOW
SAT-SUN – Presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects. Prospecting equipment dealers, gold, rock and gem dealers, new product displays, prospecting equipment exhibits, clubs and more.
FLY FISHING SHOW
SAT-SUN – Casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center.
BEST 80’S PARTY EVER
FRI – Nite Wave & Voyager continues their 80’s dance ways performing New Wave hits from Duran Duran, INXS, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cure, New Order, Prince, Depeche Mode and more!
FRI – One Love provides a fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day and plan their life together. The monumental event embraces same-sex couples and highlights every detail of a wedding, including beautiful wedding décor, fun trends and traditions, and exquisite products and services.
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.
SAT-SUN – With deep intensity and uplifting songs of her struggle, this play tells Rosa Park’s uniquely moving American story. Everyone makes a difference.
Through March 5 – A heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.
Through SUN – For audiences who love wit, wordplay, and savvy reinvention of the classics comes The Liar: a sparkling urban romance, reinvented by David Ives with contemporary flair.
THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES
Through February 26 – Packed with humor and fun, this production uses wonderfully innovative shadow puppetry and live action to celebrate Keats’ treasured characters.
TRUTH OR DARE IMPROV
Through SAT – Come watch as our ensemble members rise to the challenge, stand before you, make the choice to tell a truth or take a dare, and turn them into side-splitting comedy.
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?
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.
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
· Fist Fight
· The Great Wall
· Ghost of New Orleans
· A Cure for Wellness
· Everybody Loves Somebody
· Fanny’s Journey
· In Dubious Battle
· American Fable
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