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Local Events Weekend Planner: July 20-23, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
July 20-23, 2017

 

BITE OF SEATTLE
FRI-SUN – Seattle’s Original Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 4 live music stages including a Family Fun stage, free Bite Movie Night on Friday, July 21st, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and much more.

CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
FRI-SUN – Three days, 5 stages, 90 bands, DJ’s in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

WEST SEATTLE GRAND PARADE
SAT – One of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. The parade includes participants from the Hi-Yu royalty, pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

CELEBRATING LIFE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
SAT – Cheer on approximately 1,000 local and visiting athletes, enjoy food, music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and hands-on activities for the young and the young at heart at this fun-filled festival at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.

SUMMER BEER TASTE
SAT-SUN – Wear your best tie-dye or flower power dress and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love … with Beer! Includes ten tastes from over 30 local microbreweries and cideries. Meet the people behind your favorite brews, chat with neighbors and fellow enthusiasts, and enjoy an afternoon of delicious beverages.

SAINT JAMES FAIRE
SAT-SUN – Medieval festival with knightly combat, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, minstrels and more.

CHINATOWN SEAFAIR PARADE
SUN
– Featuring lion and dragon dances, the Seattle Chinese Girl’s Drill Team, and many more local community groups from the Greater Seattle area.

 VASHON ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – The Vashon Island Strawberry Festival includes a parade, dance, live music, a car parade, carnival rides, a beer garden, and 200 vendors. Free. A shuttle service from the ferry boat is $1.

OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 
Through September 1 – Live music every weekday at a different location.

WOODEN O: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Through August 6 – Free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family and join us for some free Shakespeare in the parks!

NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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.

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • First Kill
  • Dunkirk
  • Girls Trip
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • The Untamed
  • Landline
  • Scales: Mermaids are Real
  • Amnesia
  • Killing GroundFOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

www.events12.com/seattle

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: July 13-16, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
July 13-16, 2017

 

WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST

FRI-SUNActivities for the whole family, including shopping, live music, dining, beer gardens, and a kids play area.

KING COUNTY FAIR

THURS-SUNCarnival rides, games, live music, 4-H animals, food, drink and so much more!

VENARDOS CIRCUS

WED-SUN – Featuring aerialists and acrobats! Juggling, balancing & daredeviltry from around the world! Plus ridiculous antics and venardos’ own broadway-style singing and dancing!

TIMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – Enjoy a weekend of fun, music, nature, and community. Many free adventures like kayaking, nature painting, paddle boarding and much more.

SEATTLE STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Over 150 delicious food trucks, street food & handmade shops curbside over three city blocks in South Lake Union.

SEAFAIR POW WOW

FRI-SUN – Enjoy fantastic food, music, and dance. All are welcome as we proudly share our culture at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center grounds.

BREMERTON SUMMER BREWFEST

FRI-SAT – Featuring 36 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers, focusing on fruit infused beers. Learn more from our expert brewers while you enjoy live music and local food.

KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS

FRI-SUN – South King County’s oldest and largest festival! Street fair, parade, dragon boat races, 5k, live entertainment & more!

KIRKLAND UNCORKED

FRI-SUN – Drink for a cause, a benefit for Homeward Pet Adoption Center! Washington’s first-rate wineries, restaurants, chefs, food trucks, and vendors come together to celebrate a beautiful summer weekend.

DRAGON FEST

SAT-SUN – Featuring non-stop cultural performances including dragon and lion dances, Traditional Korean drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese girls drill team, and much more.

ARAB FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Showcasing Arab culture and arts in our own community.

BON ODORI FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – The main event is traditional music and dancing in the street. Many festival goers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happi coats. The event also features Japanese food booths and refreshment, taiko and martial arts performances, and craft exhibits and demonstrations.

OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 1Live music every weekday at a different location.

WOODEN O: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Through August 6 – Free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family and join us for some free Shakespeare in the parks!

NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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
· War for the Planet of the Apes
· Wish Upon
· The Big Stick
· Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
· Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ
· Blind
· Battle Scars
· Lady Macbeth
· Man Underground

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

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: July 6-9, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
July 6-9, 2017

 

DERBY DAYS
FRI-SAT – A summer festival that celebrates the uniqueness of Redmond through parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food and much more!

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST
FRI-SUN – Get the opportunity to try 200 national and international beers at Fisher Pavilion.

SEATTLE NIGHT RIDE
FRI – A fun and unique urban event for anyone who enjoys a summer night cruise by bike. 15 mile flat route, costumes and bike accessories are welcome and highly encouraged!

SEATTLE SEAFAIR PIRATES
SAT – The annual Pirates Landing returns yet again as the Seafair Pirates sail in from the seven seas to storm Alki Beach. Exhibit booths and food vendors will be present all day, along with kids’ rides and a pirate look-a-like contest.

BALLARD SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skateboarding event, and yes—lots of seafood!

JAPAN FAIR
SAT – Free workshops or seminars, featuring a range of topics from traditional arts like calligraphy and Buddhist meditation to anime drawing and Japanese robotics.

WALLINGFORD FAMILY PARADE
SAT – Celebrate the beginning of the Dog Days of Summer in Wallingford, kicking off the day with a parade that’s completely gone to the dogs. We know your furry friend wants to strut his or her stuff. Dress him or her up and join in the fun.

ARLINGTON FLY IN
FRI-SUNAirshows Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, camping fun, airplane rides, musical entertainment and the runway theater are all here.

WEDGWOOD ART FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Featuring locate artists, entertainment, food & fun!

REDMOND ARTS FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Featuring 70 local and regional artists showcasing and selling their works. Food trucks and over 20 onsite restaurants offer culinary delights along with a festival wine/beer/mimosa garden providing adult refreshments, live music and much more.

FESTIVAL OF SHORTS
FRI-SUNFour performances, eight casts, and eight shows. See how your votes compare with a panel of professional judges at the Sunday matinee performance, followed by cake and sparkling cider for all!

OUT TO LUNCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 1Live music every weekday at a different location.

WOODEN O: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Through August 6 – Free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family and join us for some free Shakespeare in the parks!

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
SATWorldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!

NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE
Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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
· Spiderman: Homecoming
· A Ghost Story
· Cartels
· Undercover Grandpa
· Austin Found
· City of Ghosts
· Hickok

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

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: June 29-July 4, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 29-July 4, 2017

 

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS & PARADES

TUESIndependence Day is almost here, and there are plenty of events planned around the region. Events include fireworks, parades, festivals, live music and other entertainment for the whole family.

TACOMA FREEDOM FAIR & AIRSHOW

SAT-MON – Located on two miles of pristine waterfront, this festival has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top July 4th Celebrations in the United States! This 4-day destination event boast 7 stages, an air show, multiple car shows, Camp Patriot dedicated to honoring our military heroes, an international food marketplace, a media day and a pilot’s VIP Reception.

SEAFAIR SUMMER FOURTH

TUES – A day full of fun at Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park, which boast the best views of our fireworks show over Lake Union. Both locations include FREE general admission to the public as well as reserved seating available for purchase, guaranteeing fantastic views of the fireworks.

NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

TUESWatch the swearing in of over 500 candidates from more than 80 countries as new citizens of the United States of America. It is an important day for the new citizens, who come from diverse cultures across the globe to make the United States—and the Seattle area—their new home.

GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY IN BAINBRIDGE

TUES – Enjoy entertainment from sunup to sundown! Pancake breakfast, street fair, car show, pony ride, fireworks show and so much more!

BELLEVUE FOUR ON THE 4TH DOG JOG & WALK

TUES – A non-competitive 4K event that starts and finishes near Ashwood Park in Downtown Bellevue and benefits Seattle Humane in Bellevue.

PIKE PLACE EXPANSION GRAND OPENING

THURS – Celebrate the much anticipated opening of the new MarketFront! Throughout the event you can explore the new space, aided by a MarketFront Passport activity and walking map. The MarketFront Passport activity features interactive stops—visit new MarketFront vendors, public art installations, craft demonstrations, The Market Commons, and the Market Charm fence!

BEER CAMP ON TOUR

SAT – Hundreds of craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, live music and good times.

LAKE UNION WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

SAT-TUES – Celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. An old-fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free.

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE

SAT JULY 1 & 8Worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!

STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR

MON – Join the Seattle Wind Symphony for their 5th annual STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR—this year more spectacular than ever. The concert will be a giant “Birthday Party for America” and will feature your favorite patriotic tunes.

NIGHT AT THE NEPTUNE

Through August 10 – A series of free summer performances at The Neptune in Seattle that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

Through SUN – A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice in an unexpected place. A heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain’t nothing but a drag queen.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS

Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

DREAMGIRLS

Through SUN – Celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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
· Despicable Me 3
· Amityville: The Awakening
· The House
· Inconceivable
· Darkness Rising
· Baby Driver
· Hired Gun
· 2:22
· 13 Minutes

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

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: June 22-25, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 22-25, 2017

 

GARDEN TOURS

KITSAP PENINSULA WATER TRAILS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUNTwo-day summer festival of food, music, games, sports & activities celebrating the majestic and diverse natural resources of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails. Multi-city events include: 50k triathlon, kayak race, waterfront bike ride, trail run, and family paddle.

MIDSOMER FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Portraying rural England in the year 1376, this festival is dedicated to offering the public powerful personal experiences of history, including multiple learning and performing arts opportunities. New summer games, crowning of the King & Queen, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery and much more.

SKANDIA MIDSOMMARFEST

SUN – A traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, recreated in as authentic a manner as possible, complete with the  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.

GREENWOOD CAR SHOW

SAT – View hundreds of classic, restored, and custom cars.

SHORELINE ARTS FESTIVAL

WED-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, and various activities of all kinds.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IMPROV

WED-SUN – Exploring the role of improvisation in presenting everyday lives and politics on all levels. How can we improvisers use our tools to tell stories that reflect our world today?

PRIDEFEST CAPITOL HILL

SAT-SUN – Celebrate the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities, and to assist in the education of all people through the development of activities that showcase the history, accomplishments, and talents of these communities.  Parade kicks off Sunday at 11AM.

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING SUMMER SHOW

SAT-SUN – Seattle’s largest indie craft show! Choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, geekery, art, food, and much, much more.

OLDMALL EMPORIUM OF THE WEIRD

SAT-SUN – An enormous gathering of artists, makers, creators, inventors, authors, blacksmiths, candle makers and more all set up in their own “odd-mall.”

SEATTLE TACOMA PET CON

SAT-SUN – Fun for the whole family including the furry, scaly, and feathered members.  Explore the services available to you, participate in fantastic activities and contests, support local animal causes, and meet critters who need their forever homes.

BARKHAPPY SEATTLE SUMMER PUP CRAWL

SAT – It’s time to grab your furry friends and join us for our Summer Beach Pup Crawl to benefit Seattle Humane! Ticket holders will receive FREE dog treats, dog sketches by Haute Portraiture, FREE day of Doggie Daycare, and more!

EASTSIDE HERITAGE CENTER’S STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

SAT-SUNEntertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities. And you will very likely see a strawberry or two (shortcake eating contests, strawberry flats, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more)!

ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Through July 2 – Based on the 1997 cult hit film with an all new 80’s & 90’s pop/rock inspired score.

ICE CREAM CABARET

Through SAT – The infamous, historic venue will transform into a doo-wop ice cream shop. Inspired by all-time-favorite summer cult-classics like “Grease,” “Cry Baby,” “Hairspray,” and “Beach Party,” ICE CREAM celebrates revelry with the finest in Market fresh food, craft cocktails, and Can Can’s own unique brand of entertainment.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

Through July 2 – A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice in an unexpected place. A heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain’t nothing but a drag queen.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS

Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

Through SUN – An explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors at various locations throughout Seattle.

DREAMGIRLS

Through July 2 – Celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top.

LOST FALLS

Through SUNMurder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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
· Transformers: The Last Knight
· The Beguiled
· The Bad Batch
· Alien Arrival
· Fireangels: A Drifter’s Fury
· Good Fortune
· All the Rage
· A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
· The Operative

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

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Seattle Events Weekend Planner: June 15-18, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 15-18, 2017

 

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH, LUNCH OR DINNER

SUN – From bottomless beers to brunch or dinner menus, read on to find a place to celebrate the dad in your life.

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.

FENDERS ON FRONT STREET

SUN – Admire hundreds of vintage and classic cars. It will be a fun-filled Father’s Day event with participants coming from across the state to show their classic cars. There will be live music, family activities, a trophy and award ceremony with MC Lance Lambert and an afternoon cruise to Triple XXX.

FREMONT FAIR & SOLSTICE PARADE

SAT-SUN – 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. Then, we end the parade with the Fremont Solstice Celebration at Gas Works Park, where we celebrate with local and national street bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

ROCK N’ ROLL 5K, MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & HEALTH EXPO

FRI-SUN – Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutritional information and interactive displays. 5K will be held Saturday at the Musuem of Flight; marathons will be Sunday at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.

WILD STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW

Through SUNEntertainment, music, food vendors, and family activities. Plus a car show and strawberry shortcake eating contest on Saturday.

MARYSVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

FRI & SUN – Known for its exciting week of rides, children’s activities, arts, crafts, parades, a car show, live entertainment, Berry Fun Run, talent show, strawberries and much more for the whole family!

CLASSIC WEEKEND WITH BOAT PARADE

SAT-SUN50 classic motor yachts, most available to board, on display in Bell Harbor Marina in stunning downtown Seattle. This event is FREE and open to the public!

FESTIVAL OF SAIL

THURS-SUN – The largest event in our region’s history featuring ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage, entertainment and fun for the entire family!

WASHINGTON BREWER’S FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – A unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 130 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.

OLYMPIC AIR FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Enjoy recognized aerobatic performers and aircraft, as well as heritage aircraft from the museum’s collection, featuring aircraft from the WWII, Korea, and Vietnam eras.

MEEKER DAYS ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – A community celebration dedicated to promoting historical, educational and cultural interaction, while fostering a sense of civic involvement through the establishment of active business partnerships and citizen participation.

EDMONDS ART FAIR

FRI-SUN – Enjoy a beautiful setting to view and acquire original works of fine art and crafts. Three days of entertainment, shopping, dining, and gallery exhibits to area locals and visitors alike.

ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Through July 2 – Based on the 1997 cult hit film with an all new 80’s & 90’s pop/rock inspired score.

ICE CREAM CABARET

Through June 24 – The infamous, historic venue will transform into a doo-wop ice cream shop. Inspired by all-time-favorite summer cult-classics like “Grease,” “Cry Baby,” “Hairspray,” and “Beach Party,” ICE CREAM celebrates revelry with the finest in Market fresh food, craft cocktails, and Can Can’s own unique brand of entertainment.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

Through July 2 – A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice in an unexpected place. A heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain’t nothing but a drag queen.

CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS

Through September 16 – Enjoy summer concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

Through June 25 – An explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors at various locations throughout Seattle.

DREAMGIRLS

Through July 2 – Celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top.

HERE LIES LOVE

Through June 18Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.

LOST FALLS

Through June 25Murder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

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
· Cars 3
· All Eyez on Me
· Rough Night
· 47 Meters Down
· Pray for Rain
· The Hippopotamus
· Paris Can Wait
· Once Upon a Time in Venice
· Jasmine
· The Book of Henry

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

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Seattle Weekend Events Planner: June 8-11, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 8-11, 2017

MAPLE VALLEY DAYS

FRI-SUNParade, Street Rats classic car show, arts festival, Bear Run & Walk, radio controlled hydros, Kidland & more!

GEORGETOWN CARNIVAL

SAT – Art, music & more! Multiple stages featuring acrobats, belly dancing and numerous live bands. Plus games, food trucks, and a beer garden.

SORTICULTURE GARDEN ARTS FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Hand-crafted garden art and specialty nurseries, live music, regional experts, display gardens, playhouses, free kids activities.

SHILSHOLE BOATFEST

SAT – This free event will get you and your family out on a boat and introduce you to people who can help navigate how to get into boating, boat safety, and how to protect the environment while boating. Also enjoy kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, vendors celebrating our Ballard community, and more!

RUGGED MANIAC

SAT5K obstacle course filled with mud pits, fire jumps, water slides and trampolines.  Other events include a mechanical bull, beach volleyball and pie eating contest.

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Enjoy fun for the whole family! Trail riding, special kids events, bike demos, over 50 vendors, raffles, and much more!

VOLUNTEER PARK PRIDE FESTIVAL

SAT – A celebration of LGBTQ arts, performance, and culture! The festival is a chance for family and friends to come together in one of Seattle’s iconic parks and celebrate our amazing community.

FESTIVAL SUNDIATA

SAT-SUN – Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of African-American culture through live performances, hands-on activities, food, fashion and worldly gifts.

TACOMA WINED UP

SAT – Spend a fun afternoon tasting 20 Northwest wines & liqueurs, enjoy live music, and sample delicious food pairings. Plus, you’ll enjoy a silent auction, which will benefit arts education!

NORTHWEST PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW

FRI-SUN – Featuring over 400 pinball and arcade machines from the 1950s to today. Enjoy tournaments, world record high score attempts, vendors, seminars, guest speakers, raffles and prizes.

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

SAT – Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by hiking, having a picnic or just getting out in nature for free this Saturday.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

Through June 25 – An explosion of dance and the arts both indoors and outdoors at various locations throughout Seattle.

DREAMGIRLS

Through July 2 – Celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top.

HERE LIES LOVE

Through June 18Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.

LOST FALLS

Through June 25Murder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.

GRAND CONCOURSE

Through SUN – Set in a New York soup kitchen run by a nun and a motley kitchen crew, this play unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion, and limits of forgiveness with humor and empathy.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

SISTER ACT

Through SUN – A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she discovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through SUN – More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.

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
· The Mummy
· My Cousin Rachel
· It Come at Night
· I Love You Both
· Awakening the Zodiac
· Camera Obscura
· Megan Leavey
· The Hero

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: June 1-4, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 1-4, 2017

 

EDMONDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

FRI-SUNLive entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food court, kid’s activities, beer & wine gardens, hydroplanes, classic boat displays & much more!

ANACORTES WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

SAT-SUNSomething for everyone: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more!

HONK FEST

FRI-SUNSeattle’s free festival celebrating brass, percussion and street band culture.

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

SAT – Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by hiking, having a picnic or just getting out in nature for free this Saturday.

THE BARK BENEFIT

FRI – A fun evening filled with amazing food and drinks, great entertainment and highly desirable live and silent auction items. Funds raised will go to Saving Great Animals.

BITE OF GREECE

FRI-SUN – Enjoy all the delicious Greek foods you love, made by parishioners from ages-old top secret recipes from their ancestral homes in Greece. So come, enjoy the food, drink some wine and listen/dance, if you to live music!

BREW SHED BEER FEST

SAT – Sample beers from 18 breweries in support of a wild and green Washington full of great beer!

WOODINVILLE WINE RIDE

SUN21-mile route that takes riders down the Sammamish River Trail and scenic low traffic roads through Woodinville and surrounding communities. Mini-stops along the route will feature a wine tasting and food sampling.

STAMP & SCRAPBOOK EXPO

FRI-SAT – Find everything you need for your next scrapbook project and attend workshops to get new creative ideas.

BELLEVUE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

WED-SUN – Celebrating the community and the creative power of music, explore and share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.

LAKE TO LAKE BIKE RIDE

SAT – Explore Bellevue’s hidden treasures by bike rain or shine. Bring the whole family to this enjoyable, non-competitive ride benefiting the City of Bellevue’s youth camp scholarship fund.

KENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

SAT – A celebration of the cultural diversity represented in the Kent community and South King County. We believe that, through coming together and celebrating our various heritages with respect and understanding, we build a stronger and wider sense of community that is inclusive of all.

MARITIME GIG FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Enjoy a little of everything, family fun run, parade, car show, live music and so much more!

KITSAP MEDIEVAL FAIRE

SAT – All are welcomed into the Great Barony of Dragon’s Laire! Join us on a journey through the wonders of the middle ages. Take part in dance, song and merriment as bards and minstrels play their jaunty tunes! Indulge in the local food vendors or parade Merchants Row where crafts, clothing and treasures are plenty!

DOZER DAY

SAT-SUN – Kids hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive dozers, excavators and other heavy equipment with a professional operator at their side. Not only is it a dream-come-true for kids (and fun for the whole family), the event also benefits many children’s charities.

DUVALL DAYS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – A fun-filled family festival celebrating the small town community spirit. This two day event kicks off with a big parade and continues all day long with fun activities for folks of all ages. Main Street is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall lined with vendor booths, live music and dance performances, art demonstrations, kids’ play zones (zip line, climbing wall, bouncy houses, obstacle course), food vendors, beer gardens and more.

HERE LIES LOVE

Through June 18Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.

LOST FALLS

Through June 25Murder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.

GRAND CONCOURSE

Through June 11 – Set in a New York soup kitchen run by a nun and a motley kitchen crew, this play unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion, and limits of forgiveness with humor and empathy.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

SISTER ACT

Through SUN – A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she discovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through June 11 – More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.

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
· Wonder Woman
· Captain Underpants
· The Exception
· The Death of Louis XIV
· Churchill
· Love, Kennedy
· The Recall
· Aaron’s Blood

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: May 25-29, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 25-29, 2017

 

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

MON – The Museum of Flight recognizes Memorial Day with a musical performance by the Boeing Employee Concert band, followed by a special ceremony commemorating fallen U.S. Service Members.

TANKFEST NORTHWEST

SAT – Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. This action-packed day is fun for the entire family and includes military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, a water balloon toss, 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-MON – The place to learn, dance, play, try something new, and discover arts and cultures that inspire celebration of one another and our big neighborhood.

GIG HARBOR STREET SCRAMBLE

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. Whether you sprint or stroll is up to you! You can participate solo or in teams of 2-5.

ADDICTED TO LOVE

Through SUN – A musical survey of everyone’s favorite subject! Featuring songs by: The Beach Boys, Natasha Bedingfield, Earth, Wind And Fire, Whitney Houston, Jason Mraz, Pointer Sisters, Robert Palmer, Queen, Rilo Kiley and James Taylor.

HERE LIES LOVE

Through June 18Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.

LOST FALLS

Through June 25Murder mystery dinner at its best. Diners watch interrogations unfold and reality bend in a show that is only slightly less surreal than the menu that accompanies it.

GRAND CONCOURSE

Through June 11 – Set in a New York soup kitchen run by a nun and a motley kitchen crew, this play unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion, and limits of forgiveness with humor and empathy.

FREE WEEKEND WALKS

Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.

SISTER ACT

Through June 4 – A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she discovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through June 11 – More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.

MATINEE CABARET
Through SUN – 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
· Baywatch
· Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
· Drone
· Dear Other Self
· Black Butterfly
· Berlin Syndrome

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: May 18-21, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 18-21, 2017

 

FAIRYFEST

FRI-SUN – Folklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens on May Day! Visitors strolling in Lakewold Gardens for Fairyfest will find evidence of their return. Enjoy art, music, dance, storytelling, fairy princesses and much more!

VIKING FESTIVAL

FRI-SUNViking festivities last from early morning to late at night. Parties with family and friends featuring traditional food, drinks and traditional Norwegian costumes.

BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL

WED-SAT – World class musicians, Brotherhood of the Drum, Guitar Summit, and The Ballard Jazz Walk all lead up to Saturday’s Mainstage Concert.

ARMED FORCES DAY

SAT – Visit Lewis-McChord base and enjoy a carnival, military displays, historical reenactments, and kids activities! Free admission.

MISFIT CABARET

SAT-SUN – A splendiferous variety show centered around magical music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. Each show is completely different—from burlesque to drag to circus to magic—you never know what you’re going to see.

PETAPALOOZA

SAT – A free event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Featuring an animal-related entertainment stage, the K9 Kings High Flying Dog Show, flydog and agility demos, all-Alaskan racing pigs, 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.

BOTHELL BLOCK PARTY & BREWFEST  

SAT – Seattle’s hottest bands, some of the best local breweries, and award winning food trucks make this an event you won’t want to miss!

HERB & FOOD FAIR

SAT – A free festival that brings thousands of visitors to the Kenmore campus. 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. The theme for this year’s event is “Plant as Partners: grow, adapt, transform.”

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT STREET FAIR

SAT-SUN – Celebrate the 48th Anniversary of the longest running street fair in the US. We will be bringing together the best in local arts & crafts, music, and food. So get ready for an amazing weekend at the U District street fair.

MACBETH

FRI-SUN – The bard’s famous tale of temptation, betrayal and lust for power is brought to life as performed by a cast of eight actors portraying a total of twenty-six characters.

SISTER ACT

Through June 4 – A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she discovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through June 11 – More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.

THE PRODUCERS

Through SUN – A Mel Brooks musical based around the character of Max Bialystock, a down and out Broadway producer whose latest work flopped on opening night.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Through SUNFour lovers cross spotlights with squabbling supernaturals and a bumbling rube, creating backstage comic chaos. The fairy Puck sorts it out before the act gets the hook, leaving us with a show stopper that brings down the house.

FIRE STATION 7

Through SUN – 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.

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
· Alien: Covenant
· Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
· Everything, Everything
· U Turn
· Fight for Space
· Legion of Brothers
· The Survivalist
· Champion
· The Commune

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

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