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Seattle Weekend Events Planner: June 21-24, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 21-24, 2018

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  A celebration of strawberries and community. Enjoy entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun.

SEATTLE PRIDEFEST

SAT-SUN – The largest lesbian, gay and transgender event in the Northwest. Enjoy a weekend full of fun events, a parade, music, dancing and so much more! 

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IMPROV 

WED-SUN – Featuring international masters of improv from Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and the USA.

SHORELINE ARTS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  Something creative and fun for everyone at this free two-day community event:  Arts exhibits, youth art, artist marketplace, cultural rooms, hands-on art, performances, food court, beer garden, and various activities of all kinds.

KIRKLAND WINE WALK

FRI  Taking you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Start at the Heathman Hotel and enjoy social wine tasting through numerous downtown stores to enjoy local wineries and breweries.

TASTE OF TACOMA

FRI-SUN  Featuring 40+ restaurants & vendors, craft & commercial goods vendors, over 90 live bands & entertainment on five stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs wine & craft beer tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities & more!

MIDSOMER FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN  New Summer Games, crowning the King & Queen of Summer, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery, and minstrelsy. Come to Somersetshire, ancient realm of Arthur the King, as our morning trumpet & proclamation open the village gates upon the colorful world of Chaucer’s England in 1376.

SKANDIA MIDSOMMARFEST 

SUN – A traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, recreated in as authentic a manner as possible, complete with the 2:30 PM raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole, a serpentine dance around the pole, and hundreds of costumed musicians and dancers – traditions practiced in Sweden for centuries. 

BOW WOW MEAOW LUAU 

SAT  Join us and over 100 adoptable cats and dogs from 14 shelters and rescues so you can find that PURRFECT forever furry family member. 

FAIRYFEST

THURS-SUN  Enjoy a day filled with dance, music and art while exploring the gardens and discovering hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indulge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations, and so much more!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

WED-SUN  A glorious retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece, this powerful tale of love, faith and prejudice will leave you utterly spellbound.

MARYMOOR PARK CONCERTS 

Through September 9 – Enjoy big name acts in an open venue. Buy a seat or bring a blanket or chair.   

CONCERT AT THE LOCKS  

Through September 16 – Bring your picnic, sit in the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks and enjoy a concert.

SMOKED!

Through SATNordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through SATA comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

BANANAS

Through SUN  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
· The Catcher was a Spy
· Boundaries
· The Con is On
· Distorted
· Damsel
· The King
· Incident in a Ghostland

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: June 14-17, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 14-17, 2018

HOPS WITH POPS ON THE HARBOR

SAT – Enjoy classic views of Seattle’s historic waterfront and surrounding mountain ranges while sipping on a variety of local beers.  

FREMONT SOLSTICE PARADE 

SAT – Join more than 60 dazzling community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression.  

FREMONT FAIR

SAT-SUN – Featuring 300+ artists, craft vendors, live music on two stages, food booths, beer garden and more.

WASHINGTON BREWER’S FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – A unique all-ages beer festival (Sat & Sun) where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 100 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival great food trucks, a live music stage, wine/cider and all-ages activities. 

POUR

SAT – A cool new summer wine party! This hip new wine tasting event features the wineries located within Seattle, all in one place. 

SOLSTICE NIGHT MARKET

SAT – Showcasing the best street food and artists! Makers, finders, foodies welcome! This year’s event includes a massive beer garden, free movie screening of The Goonies on the grass lawn, plus tons of street food.  

FENDERS ON FRONT STREET 

SUN – Stroll down Front Street and admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles. Enjoy live music, family activities, a trophy and award ceremony with MC Lance Lambert and an afternoon cruise to Triple XXX.

NORTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM    

SAT-SUN – Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad aboard historic railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley along 5.5 miles of the original 1880s Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.  Dads ride free with a paying child Fathers Day weekend.

BELL HARBOR CLASSIC WEEKEND  

FRI-SUN – Over forty classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II, will welcome visitors throughout this Father’s Day weekend. An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 pm.  

OLYMPIC AIR SHOW 

SAT-SUN – The skies above Olympia will be buzzing when the Olympic Air Show flies into town! Featuring many recognized aerobatic performers and aircraft, as well as heritage aircraft from the museum’s collection, featuring aircraft WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras.

MARYMOOR PARK CONCERTS 

Through September 9 – Enjoy big name acts in an open venue. Buy a seat or bring a blanket or chair.   

CONCERT AT THE LOCKS  

Through September 16 – Bring your picnic, sit in the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks and enjoy a concert.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Through SUNBased on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts.” Seattle Musical Theatre’s representation of this popular musical will bring to life all of Schultz’s beloved characters.

SMOKED!

Through June 23Nordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through June 23A comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Incredibles 2
· Superfly
· Gotti
· Tag
· Billy Boy
· Loving Pablo
· Gabriel and the Mountain
· Race 3

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: June 7-10, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 7-10, 2018

MOUNTAIN BIKE FEST

SAT-SUN – Shop vendors, ride trails, test your skills, test bikes, visit kids’ events, and buy food or beer at Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival in Issaquah. Admission is free but some activities are not.

BELLEVUE BIKE RIDE

SAT – The family-friendly 9-mile or 22-mile Lake to Lake Bike Ride begins and ends at Lake Hills Park in Bellevue.

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL 

SAT-SUN If you ride a mountain bike, or have thought about trying it out, this is the event for you! Demos, 50+ vendors, raffles, special kids events, beer garden and so much more! 

FREE STATE PARK DAY      

SAT-SUN – Visit any of Washington’s 140 State Parks for free.  

ROCK N ROLL FITNESS EXPO, 5K & MARATHON  

FRI-SUN – This expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutritional information and interactive displays. Saturday’s 5K race starts at the Museum of Flight, Sunday’s Half Marathon & full Marathon starts at Seattle Center.

GEORGETOWN CARNIVAL    

SAT – Fun for the whole family! Carnival games, drag races, live music, beer & wine gardens and so much more!

GET OUT AND BOAT FESTIVAL 

SAT – From yachts and sailboats to ski boats and pontoons, this festival has a boat for everyone! Pick your favorite for a FREE 45-minute boat ride.

FURRY 5K    

SUN – Join other animal lovers in the Seattle area to raise money for the Seattle Animal Shelter Help the Animals Fund! The race is followed by Pet-a-Palooza, with entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area.

WOODINVILLE WINE RIDE 

SUN – The 21-mile route begins at the Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville’s West Valley District, with riders utilizing the beautiful Sammamish River Trail and scenic low-traffic roads through Woodinville and its surrounding communities. Mini stops along the route will feature wine tasting and food sampling followed by the finish line party with live music, wine garden and food trucks.     

VOLUNTEER PARK PRIDE FESTIVAL 

SATCelebration of queer arts, music, performance and cultureFree to attend and will feature a beer garden, music stage, food trucks, small local craft fair and sponsor & nonprofit informational booths.

MARYMOOR PARK CONCERTS 

Through September 9 – Enjoy big name acts in an open venue. Buy a seat or bring a blanket or chair.   

CONCERT AT THE LOCKS  

Through September 16 – Bring your picnic, sit in the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks and enjoy a concert.

TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE

Through SUN – Cruise to nearby Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island. Eat a Northwest flavors-inspired meal and experience a Northwest Native American storytelling show. Don’t forget your camera because the peek-a-boo views of Seattle and of Mount Rainier are spectacular!  

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Through June 17Based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts.” Seattle Musical Theatre’s representation of this popular musical will bring to life all of Schultz’s beloved characters.

SMOKED!

Through June 23Nordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through June 23A comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Oceans 8
· Hotel Artemis
· Hereditary
· Zoo
· 2036 Origin Unknown
· Won’t You Be My Neighbor
· The Valley
· 211
· Bernard and Huey

Seattle Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 31-June 3, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 31-June 3, 2018

EDMONDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN Live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food courts, kid’s activities, beer & wine garden, hydroplanes, and classic boat displays. 

GIG HARBOR FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN Parade, family fun run, children’s fair, car show, blessing of the fleet, live entertainment & much more!

UPSTREAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN Discover national artists performing alongside regional rising stars, from intimate showcases to a memorable main stage experience.

HONK! FEST WEST

FRI-SUN A free, non-profit, community music festival driven by the energetic performance of street bands in public spaces.

BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL 

WED-SUN – Celebrating community and the creative power of music, hosts over 40 live shows at various venues across the city. Explore and share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.  

DUVALL DAYS  

SAT A fun-filled family festival celebrating the community spirit of Duvall. Parade, live music, dance performances, kids play zones, bouncy houses, an inflatable obstacle course, food vendors, beer gardens and more.  

KENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 

FRI-SUN – A celebration of the cultural diversity represented in the Kent community and South King County. Showcasing the region’s ethnic dance, musical performances, spectacular native attire, cultural booths and delicious authentic cuisine. 

HERB AND FOOD FAIR

SAT – With gardens blooming and the campus forest buzzing with new life, it’s a great time to soak up spring colors and learn about the endless uses of plants. Speakers, workshops, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and much more. 

BITE OF GREECE SEATTLE

FRI-SUN – Enjoy authentic Greek food and music. Take out available.  

FREE STATE PARK DAY      

SAT (June 2 & June 9-10) – Visit any of Washington’s 140 State Parks for free.  

CONCERT AT THE LOCKS  

Through September 16 – Bring your picnic, sit in the lawn at Hiram Chittenden Locks and enjoy a concert.

TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE

Through June 10 – Cruise to nearby Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island. Eat a Northwest flavors-inspired meal and experience a Northwest Native American storytelling show. Don’t forget your camera because the peek-a-boo views of Seattle and of Mount Rainier are spectacular!  

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Through June 17Based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts.” Seattle Musical Theatre’s representation of this popular musical will bring to life all of Schultz’s beloved characters.

SMOKED!

Through June 23Nordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through June 23A comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

HAND OF GOD    

Through SUN – A dark puppet show exploring the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through SUN  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Adrift
· Upgrade
· American Animals
· Breath
· All Summers End
· The Last Witness
· Social Animals
· All Summers End
· Action Point

Seattle Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 24-27, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 24-27, 2018

 

SEATTLE ATTRACTION DEALS

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

MONThe Museum of Flight recognizes Memorial Day with a musical performance by the Boeing Employee Concert Band, followed by a special ceremony commemorating fallen US Service Members. 

TANKFEST NORTHWEST

SAT – An action packed day of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more.

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

FRI-MONOne of the largest, multicultural, access-for-all festivals in the nation! This is the place to learn, dance, play, try something new, and to discover the arts and cultures that thrive in our Pacific Northwest communities.

COUTH BUZZARD JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-MONFrom its roots to the future of jazz, it’s time once again for this four-day festival! Promote great lesser-known jazz artists and encouraging gender, age, and ethnic diversity in the Seattle jazz community.

SEATTLE MINERAL MARKET

SAT-SUN – Worldwide and Northwest mineral specimens, gems, fossils, jewelry, books and much more.   

STREET SCRAMBLE GIG HARBOR

SAT – An urban adventure that’s fun for runners, walkers, and families! Dozens of checkpoints are marked on a special map, and your goal is to find as many as you can within the time limit.

TILLICUM VILLAGE SALMON BAKE & CRUISE

Through June 10 – Cruise to nearby Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island. Eat a Northwest flavors-inspired meal and experience a Northwest Native American storytelling show. Don’t forget your camera because the peek-a-boo views of Seattle and of Mount Rainier are spectacular!  

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Through June 17Based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip “Peanuts.” Seattle Musical Theatre’s representation of this popular musical will bring to life all of Schultz’s beloved characters.

SMOKED!

Through June 23Nordo’s spin on the Spaghetti Western returns with Ray Tagavilla channeling Clint Eastwood as an enigmatic stranger who comes to the town of Sauget. Includes a four course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine.

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

Through June 23A comedy classic from Oscar Wilde will charm you with its cleverness and wit.

MISFIT CABARET

Through May 26 – A splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. Each show is completely different with changing themes.

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

HAND OF GOD    

Through June 3 – A dark puppet show exploring the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through June 3  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Solo
· Adrift
· Andy Irons: Kissed by God
· Kasal
· American Animals
· In Darkness
· Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
· Future World
· Best Friends Vol 2

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: May 17-20, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 17-20, 2018

 

BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL

WED-SAT– Over 30 Jazz artists will be performing in this 4-day event. Something different every day… make sure to check out the schedule!

EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION 

SAT – A full day of performances from nationally recognized and award-winning High School and Middle School jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Highlights numerous student groups that have performed in prestigious competitions nationwide.

ARMED FORCES DAY

SATJoint Base Lewis-McChord opens its gates to the public to celebrate Armed Forces Day with historical reenactments, military vehicles, music, entertainers, food vendors, a beer garden, and carnival rides.

SOUTH SOUND GREEN TOUR 

SAT-SUN – A free self-guided tour that gives you the chance to experience the best examples of sustainable green living that the South Sound has to offer. Green homes, buildings and businesses will be on display and staffed with experts from 11am – 5pm on May 19 in Olympia and May 20 in Tacoma.

VIKING FEST

FRI-SUN – Come celebrate Scandinavian heritage during this three-day event. Fun for the whole family, parade, carnival, music and much more.

SPRING FAIRY FESTIVAL

SAT – A celebration of art, music, performance and community. Designed to let people of all ages come together to express and enjoy one another’s creativity.

TOUCH A TRUCK

SUN – A family-centric event offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meet the people who build, protect, and serve the Seattle community.

PETPALOOZA  

SAT – Featuring an  animal-related entertainment stage, flydog and agility demos, pony rides, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, over 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained.

BOTTLE BLOCK PARTY & BREWFEST

SAT – Sample beer from local breweries, eat at delicious locally-owned food trucks, and experience some of Seattle’s hottest up-and-coming bands while you connect with and Bothell/Seattle area beer and music lovers! 21+

MISFIT CABARET

Through May 26 – A splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. Each show is completely different with changing themes.

GIG HARBOR BEER FESTIVAL 

SAT – Featuring a wide variety of Northwest craft brewers offering event-goers a splendid mix of familiar favorites and new brews to taste plus live music and expanded festival area.

SEATTLE BEER WEEK

Through SUN – Celebrating all things beer with 200 events happening throughout Seattle at over 100 locations! Download the Seattle Beer Week App and have all the events at your fingertips!  

CHURCH & STATE

FRI-SUN – It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong, particularly when faith, politics, gun control and ‘The Twitter’ mix it up?

HAIRSPRAY

Through July 1 – This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment.

HAND OF GOD    

Through June 3 – A dark puppet show exploring the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

STRING

Through SUN – A brand-new story with a mythological twist, this world premiere musical is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the wonders of chocolate.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through June 3  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Show Dogs
· Book Club
· First Reformed
· Carter & June
· On Chesil Beach
· Harjeeta
· The Cleaners
· The Hollow Child

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: May 10-13, 2018

 

SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 10-13, 2018

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH CRUISE

SUN – Treat mom to an extraordinary brunch cruise aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht! Bring your family together and enjoy stunning views of Seattle’s skyline and waterfront estates, as you cruise on Seattle’s lakes.

MOTHER’S DAY IMPROV SHOW

SUN – Treat your mom to a night of off-the-cuff comedy as our improvisational wizards delve into the hilarious joys and horrors of parenthood at this special Mother’s Day show.

MOTHER’S DAY HALF MARATHON RUN N WALK 

SUN – Providing one of the most scenic routes around including more than 5.5 miles on the Cross Kirkland Corridor trail, two miles along the Kirkland waterfront, Marina Park and a flat approachable finish through Juanita Bay Park and the wooden boardwalk. 

MOTHER’S DAY TRAIN RIDE

SAT-SUNEnjoy a scenic train ride with your family. Mom rides free with a paying child of any age on Mother’s Day Weekend. 

COLOR RUN

SUNThis year’s tour features an all-new Color Runner kit, epic course elements, and a super-charged Finish Festival. You don’t want to miss out!

MARITIME FAMILY FUN DAY 

SAT-SUNDon’t miss the boat at Seattle’s largest maritime industry celebration! Want to pilot a tugboat or a ferry boat? Try your hand at welding? Fire an emergency flare? Or be in a Survival Suit Race? 

SEATTLE BEER WEEK

Through May 20 – Celebrating all things beer with 200 events happening throughout Seattle at over 100 locations! Download the Seattle Beer Week App and have all the events at your fingertips!  

MILL CREEK SPRING WINE WALK 

SAT – Come enjoy tastings from local wineries while you enjoy strolling down Main Street.  

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 

SAT – More than 330 sales of all sizes, in all neighborhoods! Download your map and make out your route to hit as many sales as you can. 

WINE OF THE ROCK

SAT-SUNTwo days of wine and local cheese pairings at all seven Bainbridge Island wineries. The perfect way to treat your mom to something she’d really enjoy – wine and cheese. 

SABROSO CRAFT BEER, TACO & MUSIC FESTIVAL 

SAT – A day filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

SEATTLE METRO REPTILE EXPO  

SAT – If you are looking for a quality reptile as a new pet or are just looking for something FUN and UNIQUE to do, this is it. Our shows are fun for all ages, young and old. 

HAND OF GOD    

Through June 3 – A dark puppet show exploring the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

STRING

Through May 20 – A brand-new story with a mythological twist, this world premiere musical is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the wonders of chocolate.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through June 3  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Breaking In
· Life of the Party
· Higher Power
· The Assassin’s Code
· Troy: The Resurrection of Aeneas
· Terminal
· The Seagull
· Mountain
· Another Kind of Wedding
· Revenge

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: May 3-6, 2018

 

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 3-6, 018

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

SAT – Enjoy Mercado, children’s activities, raffle prizes, vendor and informational booths, traditional food for sale, multicultural and live music. Admission is free.

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY CRUISE

SAT – It’s time for a fiesta! Enjoy delicious appetizers and fun giveaways while dancing the night away with live DJ entertainment. Sip margaritas or your favorite Mexican beer while cruising aboard a beautiful yacht on Seattle’s Lakes.

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

SAT – Don your best derby attire and come ready for an afternoon filled with excitement as we view the Kentucky Derby live from the Living Room Bar of W Bellevue. Live DJ & music, Derby hat contest, photo booth, vendors, give away and more.

SEATTLE URBAN X

SAT – A unique team run/walk combines smart phone technology, street navigation, social media, team problem-solving and a great post party. This is not a road race, it’s an out-of-the-box and fun experience that you can’t duplicate anywhere else. The teams will complete a series of check points, ultimately completing the challenge together. Along the way, they will experience Seattle sports and culture, pass fun tests, and a few surprises.

SEATTLE BIKE N BREWS

SUN – An urban ride for those who appreciate city riding and quality Pacific Northwest microbrews. Pedal along the Duwamish and Green River Trails from Georgetown to Tukwila, taking in city views along the way, and return to the finish line party for cold brews and food. The 27-mile route is an easy going, mostly flat ride using protected trails and city streets.

OPENING DAY

SAT – Watch boats parade through the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington.

A FESTIVAL FOR MAY  

SAT-SUN – A festival of merriment, feasting and the beauty of Spring in the countryside.  Medieval clothing is encouraged, but optional. Greens, yellows, and a chaplet for your hair are preferred on this occasion. Clothing rentals are available.

CHILDREN’S DAY FESTIVAL 

SUN – A fun and exciting introduction to the rich world of children’s culture in Japan. An opportunity to experience multiculturalism while celebrating the health and growth of all children. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy activities like Japanese style dancing performances, Yukata dress up, taiko, martial arts, kids’ tea ceremony, games, food, and more!

PARTY ON THE CUT

FRI – Featuring three live bands, food vendors, beer garden, lawn games & fun! 21+

TACO LIBRE TRUCK SHOWDOWN

SUN – Seattle’s largest taco challenge returns for our 6th annual food truck taco challenge! Over 30 food trucks duke it out for the best taco-inspired dishes to enjoy over two blocks!

TEDx UofW

SAT – A combination of notable live speakers, TED talk videos, and personal interaction, to create a space for open exchange of ideas in our own community.

INDIE GAME FESTIVAL  

SAT – Experience, play, and have fun with cool, innovative, unique and imaginative games produced by indie game developers. Other activities include industry speakers and an opportunity to cast a vote for your favorite game via the “People’s Choice” award. iFEST is a free, all-ages event, and is open to the public.

STRING

Through May 20 – A brand-new story with a mythological twist, this world premiere musical is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the wonders of chocolate.

BANANAS

Through June 24  Seattle’s only underground and Parisian-inspired Bohemia becomes a steamy oasis beckoning warmer weather. Feast on a specially curated Pike Place Market-fresh menu and handcrafted cocktails as the Can Can Dance Company entertains – burlesque, comedy, song, cabaret, and more.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Through June 3  A warm and witty romance filled with music and farcical characters. The clever interweaving of references to Shakespeare’s other plays make it a joy for fans of the Bard.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Overboard
· Tully
· Bad Samaritan
· Alex and the List
· The Cleanse
· The Gaurdians
· Altered Perception
· The Desert Bride
· I’m Losing It
· Racer and the Jailbird

 

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: April 26-29, 2018

 

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 26-29, 2018

 

WORLD RHYTHM FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.

GREEN HOME TOUR

SAT-SUN – Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations. Donation. [For a similar event in Olympia & Tacoma, see May 19 & 20.]

SEATTLE MODERN HOME TOUR

SAT – From incredible modern remodels to ecologically-driven new construction, the Seattle Modern Home Tour is your chance to meet the architects, talk to the homeowners and get inside “that house” that you’ve always wondered about as you pass by.

METAPHYSICAL RETREAT AT LAKE CHELAN

FRI-SUN – Sign up for metaphysical services at two dozen locations in downtown Lake Chelan during Unwind + Explore Weekend Retreat, including acupuncture, massage, facials, sound therapy, yoga, oracle readings, meditation, reflexology, and even pendulum therapy.

BACON AND BEER CLASSIC

SAT – Prepare yourself for 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, a blind beer taste test, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and some all-new anniversary surprises throughout the concourse.

CHEESE AND MEAT FESTIVAL

SAT Taste your way through international and local meats, accompaniments (pickled items, chocolates, coffees, etc.) and cheeses while pairing them with wine, beer, and cider. 

PANCAKES AND BOOZE ART SHOW

SAT Seattle’s Premier Underground Art Show featuring, 70+ emerging artists, live DJ sets, body painting, live art and free pancake bar. 21+

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended. During regular festival hours, you are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to pantomime to acrobatic displays. Or come in the evening for the Late Night Festival a sexy, fun time with DJs, performers, bartenders at the ready, and a fantastically energetic crowd.

THE EVERETT QUILT SHOW

FRI-SUN – Celebrate the art of quilting and reflect on the skills and creativity displayed in every quilt. Take classes, watch demonstration, attend lectures and much more. 

TACOMA CITY MARATHON

SAT-SUNTake the Michelob ULTRA Challenge. Run 3 races in 2 days and receive a commemorative plaque. Races on Saturday, April 28th include the 5K, Ghost of Tacoma Half and Full Marathon. On Sunday, April 29th participants may run either the Half, Full or Ultra Marathon. All race participants for all distances receive a medal.  

TACOMA WAYZGOOSE

SAT-SUNA community letterpress and book arts extravaganza. Meet local printers and view their wares, print your own keepsakes, make paper and bind books.

THE PRODUCERS

Through SUN – A Mel Brooks’s musical that is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.

KISS ME, KATE

Through SUN – A fantastic evening of amazing entertainment, celebrated music, fabulous dance, great performances, and a little something more to tell us about how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through SUN – From the moment you step through the doors into our 100-year-old spiegeltent you will be transported into another world where performers break free from the confines of the stage and the action unfolds all around you.

MAGNIFICENT MATINEE

Through SUN – 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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Avengers: Infinity War
· Kings
· Adventures in Public School
· Let the Sunshine In
· Jet Trash
· Duck Butter
· Supercon
· Da One that Ghost Away
· Bhai Taru Singh

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: April 19-22, 2018

 

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 19-22, 2018

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS:

SPRING FAIR

THURS-SUN – Spring Fair offers tons of free attractions that the whole family will enjoy.  Monster trucks, rides, garden displays, racing pigs, dogs performing amazing water tricks and so much more.  

CHERRY BLOSSOM & JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games including Taiko drumming and artisan demonstrations.

PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER AFTER HOURS 

FRI – Explore the Science Center with a drink in your hand and no kids in sight. Stop by the Laser Dome for an open house laser show and witness brilliant laser colors blazing overhead, soar with butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House, take on engineering challenges in Tinker Tank, and explore all things green with our educators from Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.

JAMESON JITNEY 

SAT – Happening once a month in different neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Each bar will feature a special drink as well as interactive games and entertainment.

COCHON 555  

SUN – A nose-to-tail culinary event dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs, some of which are on critical watch lists.

FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY

SAT – A great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. 

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

SAT  – Spend a nice spring day enjoying Washington’s State parks for free.  

BODY MIND SPIRIT CONNECTION

SAT – Meet the region’s top experts in holistic health and well-being. Choose from a variety classes, talks, demos, and mini-workshops on topics ranging from organic farming and mindfulness to Nia fitness, sound baths, and holistic brain health.

TACOMA GUITAR FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Featuring over 150 exhibit style booths, guitar workshops led by industry experts, live performance music played by well-known guitarists, guitar personalities meet n’ greets, and a festive atmosphere.

KIRKLAND SPRING WINE WALK

FRI – This 21+ event will bring you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Start at the Heathman Hotel and enjoy social wine tasting through numerous downtown stores to enjoy local wineries and breweries.

THE PRODUCERS

Through April 29 – A Mel Brooks’s musical that is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.

KISS ME, KATE

Through April 29 – A fantastic evening of amazing entertainment, celebrated music, fabulous dance, great performances, and a little something more to tell us about how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

STRING

Through SUN – A brand-new story with a mythological twist, this world premiere musical is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the wonders of chocolate.  

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through April 29 – From the moment you step through the doors into our 100-year-old spiegeltent you will be transported into another world where performers break free from the confines of the stage and the action unfolds all around you.

MAGNIFICENT MATINEE

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· I Feel Pretty
· Super Troopers 2
· Corbin Nash
· Genesis
· Traffik
· Gray Matter
· Beyond the Clouds
· Khido Khundi
· Ghost Stories
· Kodachrome