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Seattle Weekend Events Planner: March 29-April1, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 29-April 1, 2018

 

EASTER EGG HUNTS & ACTIVITIES

Through SUN – Check out what Easter events are going on in your area, from eggs hunts to 5k runs.

SNOHOMISH EASTER PARADE

SAT – Come see the state’s only Easter parade with marching bands, floats, animals and so much more. Wear your best Easter Bonnet for a chance to ride on a float and participate in the Best Bonnet contest.

BUNNY CON

SAT – Dress in your favorite bunny outfit and hop from bar to bar through downtown Seattle from 12PM to 2AM.

EASTER B’EGG HUNT

SAT – Hop on over and join Homeward Pet for our Annual Easter B’egg Hunt at Camp Charlie’s Private Off-Leash Dog Park for a day of frolic and fun! Dogs of all shapes and sizes will romp and roam the fields for dog treat stuffed eggs.

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

SATEaster scavenger hunt, petting farm, bouncy house, obstacle course, face painting, arts, crafts and so much more.

SEATTLE SCOTCH & BEER FEST  

FRI-SAT50 craft beers and ciders, Scotch & Irish whiskey flights, exclusive Scotch seminars and much more. All benefiting Seattle Humane.  

GRILLED CHEESE GRAND PRIX

FRI-SATSeattle’s favorite food trucks and purveyors duke it out for the best sandwich on four wheels with over 30 varieties using the best local ingredients from Washington!

HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ

FRI – A swinging, music-filled evening at Starbucks 23rd Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert, featuring performances by the amazingly talented jazz bands from Ballard, Garfield, Mount Si, Mountlake Terrace and Roosevelt high schools. 

SAKURA-CON

FRI-SUNThe oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests, AMV’s, industry guests, over 100,000 square feet of exhibits hall, guests of honor, and more!

STRING

Through April 22 – 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.  

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Through SUN – Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL

Through April 8 – A high energy comedy/varietè show featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy.

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:
· Acrimony
· God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
· Ready Player One
· Baaghi 2
· Best Friends
· All I Wish
· The Gardener
· Birthmarked
· Lean on Pete
· Finding Your Feet
· Gemini
· Love After Love

Seattle Metro Weekend Events Planner: March 15-18, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 15-18, 2018

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

SAT – Includes Irish bands, pipers, dancers, and 2,000 marchers going north on 4th Avenue.

IRISH FESTIVAL

SAT-SUNExplore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games and a lively marketplace.

ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY CRUISE

Let loose and enjoy a 3-hour cruise on Seattle’s lakes while dancing to the sounds of our onboard DJ. Irish specialty cocktails, Irish beers and whiskey from our full-service bars will quench your thirst while our chef’s delicious appetizers will keep you going all night. 

BACON, EGGS, & KEGS

SATEnjoy your favorite breakfast dish, 30-foot Bloody Mary bar, 40 breweries & cideries, games, music and so much more!! 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH

SATA family event with something for everyone. Seattle’s largest single-distance fun run/walk, where the winners cross the finish before the last person starts. The Dash fills three miles of Seattle streets with a ribbon of green. 

KIRKLAND SHAMROCK RUN

SAT – A fun-filled 5k celebrating Kirkland, healthy living, and of course St. Patrick’s Day! Come join multitudes of other Irish culture enthusiasts to run or walk through downtown Kirkland. Benefiting local non-profits, this event has become a tradition for many area residents. 

QUILT SHOW 

FRI-SUNOver 500 quilts on display in a dozen different categories, ranging from traditional styles to art quilts and other innovative designs. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the show. Quilts, fabrics, and other quilt-related goods will be available for purchase from the vendors in our merchant mall. Free demonstrations of various quilt-making techniques will be offered throughout each day. 

COIN SHOW

FRI-SUNThe oldest and largest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest. Dozens of your favorite local, regional and national dealers will cover 85 tables with a wide selection of numismatic and exonumia material in all price ranges.

DOLL & TEDDY BEAR SHOW

SAT-SUNThe sales floor is packed with the dealers that you love and have always wanted to meet. You’ll find fine antiques, dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, supplies, furniture and accessories.

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL  

Through SUN – An annual, 9-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and film for everyone. Showcasing the best international, independent and award-winning Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema, enhanced by educational, family, social, performing arts and year-round programming.

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN

Through SUN – Actor and pianist Hershey Felder takes us on a journey through the incredible and fascinating life of “America’s composer” Irving Berlin. Featuring Berlin’s most enduring tunes this musical portrait is an uplifting immigrant tale that breathes new life into the American dream.

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:
· Tomb Raider
· Love, Simon
· I Can Only Imagine
· The Happys
· Dear Dictator
· Keep the Change
· Flower
· Tilt
· Apartment 212
· Journey’s End
· Josie
· Kirrak Party

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: March 1-4, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 1-4, 2018

DINO DAYS

SAT-SUN – See hundreds of exciting dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric creatures from the Burke’s collection! This year, become a Junior Paleontologist and hone your prehistoric sleuthing skills. Meet paleontologists and talk to them about what it’s like to have a career working with fossils, as well as their groundbreaking research from around the world.  

SEATTLE GOLF & TRAVEL SHOW

SAT-SUN – Featuring more than 200 exhibitors,  guest speakers, 5,000 square feet of golf equipment, KP, putting & long drive challenges and much more!

SEATTLE BIKE & OUTDOOR SHOW

SAT-SUN – Featuring the best of biking and outdoors with more than 75 exhibitors, a stand out line-up of speakers & presenters, and the lowest prices of the year on the latest and greatest in all things bikes and outdoors!

POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND

FRI-SUN – Partake in hands-on activities, watch live science shows and chat with local scientists about the poles. This year, Polar Science Weekend will have a new twist as scientists and experts tackle the complex effects that climate change has on the Polar Regions.

HOLI

SAT – Join us as thousands of people get color bombed, dance to the upbeat Bollywood numbers by DJ RDX, and eat yum desi food!

WEEKEND BRUNCH CRUISE

SAT-SUN – A perfect way to celebrate your weekend in Seattle! Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet and the spectacular views of Seattle during a 2-hour cruise on Lake Union or Lake Washington.

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through March 15 – 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.

SEATTLE MINIATURE SHOW

SAT-SUN – Whether it is a hand-crafted or commercially produced accessory for a dollhouse, you’ll find it at this show. Come talk to the friendly dealers, sign up for a workshop, or attend a how-to demonstration.  

POVERTY BAY WINE FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT – This is your chance to get close and personal with renowned local winemakers from over twenty of Washington State’s finest wineries. The wine tastings will be flowing and you will have a chance to experience wines of all varietals.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

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:
· Red Sparrow
· Death Wish
· Blink
· Goldstone
· Alpha
· Submission
· Souvenir
· Dance Academy: The Comeback
· Don’t Talk to Irene
· Oh Lucy!
· Gnome Alone
· The Faculty: Urban Legend

Local Events Weekend Planner: February 22-25, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 22-25, 2018

 

SEATTLE WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE

THURS-SAT – 3 Days, one great experienceThursday: Treat yourself to some of your favorite indulgences—everything from mac and cheese to fried chicken, beer, cider, and more! Friday: Bubbles & seafood, features the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood from salmon and clams, oysters and more. Saturday: Grand tasting, a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW

Through SUN – Featuring hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts & crafts, home decorating, wine tasting and much more.

WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – Dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams.

CHILLY HILLY BIKE RIDE

SUN33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.

NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SHOW

SAT-SUN – Featuring seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity hosts, and hundreds of vendors.

SEATTLE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN76 films featuring the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans. SAAFF’s mission is to spotlight Asian American voices, perspectives, and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the Asian American community.

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR

SAT – Enjoy an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2018 selected art. Benefitting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

VANISHING

Through SUN – A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

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:
· Game Night
· Annihilation
· Every Day
· Beast of Burden
· Curvature
· 7 Guardians of the Tomb
· The Lodgers
· The Cured
· Half Magic
· The Chamber
· Death House
· Agenda: Payback

Seattle Weekend Events Planner February 15-18, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 15-18, 2018

 

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL

SATEnjoy a spectacular evening that mixes the sounds, samba and feathers of Brazilian Carnival and the carefree spirit of Mardi Gras.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW

SAT through February 25 – Featuring hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts & crafts, home decorating, wine tasting and much more.

GOLD, GEM, & MINERAL SHOW

SAT-SUN – Presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects. Gold, rock, and gem dealers, new product displays, prospecting equipment exhibits, and more.

FLY FISHING SHOW

SAT-SUNSeminars, casting demos, featured tier presentations, one-on-one classes with pros, new 2018 products, money saving vacation specials, and more.

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through SAT – The longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.

ONE LOVE WEDDING SHOWCASE

SUN – A fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day and plan their life together. Embracing same-sex couples and highlights every detail of a wedding, including beautiful wedding décor, fun trends and traditions, and exquisite products and services.

I LOVE 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.

MAMMA MIA

Through February 22 – The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A brand new, original 5th Avenue version of the famed piece that has wowed audiences worldwide.

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through SAT – The longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.

HARD LOVE

WEDThe Dangerous Dames have invited the award-winning burlesque performers of Mod Carousel for an evening of devious delights and sinful sensuality, aided and abetted by foxy lady Amara Strutt.

J’ADORE

Through February 14 – A burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with humor and style.

COTTON GIN, AN IMPROVISED PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through SAT – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

VANISHING

Through February 25 – A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

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:
· Black Panther
· Early Man
· Aiyaary
· Samson
· Hidden Light
· Looking Glass
· The Party
· The Scent of Rain & Lightning
· Nostalgia
· Loveless
· The Monkey King 3

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: February 1-4, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 1-4, 2018

 

America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show: Feb 3rd & 4th    

400 booths of all vintage items. Unique finds include vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, costume jewelry, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s, vintage tribal art, Parrish & Fox prints, rare books and much more.

 http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show

Seattle Boat Show: Through Feb 3rd     

More boats, more exhibitors, and more exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled at our free boating and fishing seminars, scope out the latest watercraft and accessories from hundreds of exhibitors, and let us entertain you with fun events, food and drinks, and family-friendly activities. From stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, the Seattle Boat Show is bringing you more.

 https://seattleboatshow.com/

Crosscut Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd     

Two days of unforgettable conversations featuring the boldest names in politics, business and social justice from across the region and around the nation. Enjoy thought provoking conversation on the most important issues of our time. Mingle with local and national journalists and newsmakers, enjoy food trucks, an after-party and much more!

http://festival.crosscut.com/

Seattle Bike Swap: Feb 3rd     

A bargain hunter’s paradise. This huge garage sale will have great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes.

https://www.cascade.org/node/6882

Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd     

Featuring over 25 fine wineries from around Washington State with up to 80 unique wines to taste, over a dozen chocolatiers, plus more than 50 gift and specialty vendors.

http://www.enumclawexpocenter.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=271914

Eagle Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd  

Celebrate the return of the Eagle to the Stillaguamish River.  Enjoy guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities.

http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?page=427

Bellevue Arts Museum: Free First Friday – Feb 2nd  

Offering free admission 11am-8pm, offering special lectures, tours, presentations, and programming throughout the day.

http://www.bellevuearts.org/programs-events/public-programs/free-first-friday?date=2018-02-02


Swan Lake: Through Feb 11thThis most famous of classical ballets is a tour de force on all levels: Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, spectacular costume and scenic designs, plus a ballerina’s hallmark achievement—the dual role of Odette/Odile.

https://www.pnb.org/season/17-18/swan-lake/

Cotton Fin, An Improvised Puppet Show for Grown-Ups: Through Feb 17th

Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/show/CottonGin

Newsies: Through Feb 4th

Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.

http://villagetheatre.org/everett/newsies.php

 Vanishing: Through Feb 25th  

A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/vanishing-point

 The Little Prince: Through March 4th

A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

https://www.sct.org/Shows/2017-2018-Season/TheLittlePrince

Magnificent Matinee: Through April 29th

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.

http://www.thecancan.com/can-can-cabaret-1/

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.

 http://sweet-decadence.com/wine-and-chocolate-pairing/

Seattle Smash Putt

All Month (Fri – Sun).  Pacific Science Center;  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!

http://www.smashputt.com/

Laser Light Shows

All Month.  Pacific Science Center;  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/laser-dome/

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.

www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Tours & Activities

All Month.   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.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Visitor-Center

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·        Winchester

·        Digimon Adventure

·        Living Among Us

·        Braven

·        Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

·       The Music of Silence

·        Lies We Tell

·        Street Lights

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: December 29-January 1, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
December 29-January 1, 2018

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS:

SPACE NEEDLE FIREWORKS

SUN – The largest display of fireworks in the history of the show, set to an original music soundtrack from Seattle’s own listener-supported radio station, KEXP.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA 

SUN – Variety performance, dancing, laughter and appreciation of the good times are the themes of this grand New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Enjoy a spectacular Moisture Festival show and party. Also included in the ticket price: complimentary appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight.  

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

SUN – Ring in the New Year at Chihuly Garden and Glass where you’ll dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling.  

INDULGENCE

SUN – Three areas of live entertainment, 80’s stage, high energy party band and a live comedy theater. 140,000 sq. ft. of party space, more than 20 bars and so much more.  

SPECTRA: NEW YEAR’S EVE UNDER THE ARCHES

SUN – Boasting the best, unobstructed view of the annual fireworks show, top DJs from KEXP including: Chilly, Darek Mazzone, DJ Riz, Larry Rose and Michele Myers, and plenty of entertainment sure to delight.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! 

SUN – Pianist/singer Tony DeSare takes you on a journey, spanning more than a century of piano’s greatest hits. Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance, and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!

FIRST NIGHT TACOMA

SUN – Evening festivities begin at  6:00 with the world’s shortest parade. Followed promptly by over a dozen stages of music, arts and entertainment. 

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS

RESOLUTION RUN 5K & POLAR BEAR DIVE

MON – Start out the New Year on the right foot by walking or running. Celebrate after the race, located steps from the finish line area and the Polar Bear launch location, the Post-Race Celebration will include free chili, coffee, hot chocolate and other tasty foods and drinks.  

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE TACOMA

MON – Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound!

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

MON – Spend the first day of the new year visiting one of Washington’s beautiful state parks for free.   

RESOLUTION DANCE PARTY

FRI – Enjoy this massive dance party with 18 artists on 3 stages. 18 +, wear white and gold.  

BOLLYWOOD MASQUERADE PARTY

SAT – Come uncover the mystique of Bollywood & revel in carefree playfulness at the last Jai Ho! party of 2017 in Seattle.

SACRED MUSIC BY DUKE ELLINGTON

SAT – A reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers.

MODEL TRAIN FESTIVAL

Through January 1  – Bring your family, friends, and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest! It Includes the largest permanent model train layout in Washington.   

THE VIEW FROM SANTA’S LAP

Through SAT  –  Follow a small-town girl on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit while she avoids becoming the next victim. Tickets include four courses of locally sourced, organic holiday cheer.    

WINTERFEST

Through January 1Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.  

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN

Through SUN – A wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through SUN – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through THURS – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

HOLIDAY WITH LIGHTS AT WILD WAVES

Select days through SUN – Little elves light up the theme park with a dazzling display of more than a million lights! Enjoy a magical evening with rides, a falling snow tent in Toyland, festive sing-a-longs, and pictures with Santa in the North Pole.

NEWSIES

Through SUN – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.  

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Through SUN – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.

WONDERLAND

Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.

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.

NO NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: December 14-17, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
December 14-17, 2017

 

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE OF BOATS NIGHT

FRI – Brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut around 8:30 PM. Whether you experience the parade from the water with Argosy on a Lead or Follow Boat, on your own vessel as PART of the Parade, or as a spectator from shore at the official Viewing Party, it’s a holiday event you can’t miss. 

SANTACON

SAT – Join over 2000 Santas painting the town red and white! The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill.

SANTA LUNCH CRUISE

SAT – Bring your family aboard to celebrate the magic of the holidays and relax as our hard-working Elves treat you to a delicious lunch and fun activities! Kids will be delighted with a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts during the cruise.   

HOLIDAY SALSA CELEBRATION

SAT – Known for their high octane Salsa and Latin jazz groove, it’s difficult NOT TO dance to the Afro Cuban world fusion rhythms of Mambo Cadillac. Don’t know how to Salsa dance? No worries. My World Salsa instructors Pam Johnson and Peter Blaustein will teach a free Salsa lesson from 3:00-3:30 PM, followed by the Salsa dance party with Mambo Cadillac.

RENEGRADE CRAFT FAIR

SAT-SUN – Find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, discover top independent maker talent from around the country, and enjoy a memorable Holiday weekend of local food vendors, seasonal cocktails, DJ sets, DIY workshops, photo ops, and more.

WINTER FEAST

SUN – Catch over 100 local food trucks, street food and handmade booths lined with patio heaters for a fun holiday themed activities! Great gift ideas for under $25 stocking stuffers and more. 

ODDBALL: EMPORIUM OF THE WEIRD

SUN through December 23 – The best of the best of Pacific Northwests  Artists, Crafters, Authors, Illustrators and purveyors of unusual things! 

SEATTLE’S MEN CHORUS

SUN through December 23 – Enjoy your favorite carols and beloved classics with the warmth of brass and a pinch of sass! Featuring a soaring arrangement of “Joy to the World,” the cheeky and cheerful “Super Gay Christmas,” plus a down and dirty Dixieland styling of “Let It Snow.”  

WINTERFEST

Through January 1Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.  

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through December 13 – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. 

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN

Through December 31 – A wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs.

NATIVE ART MARKET

SUN – Shop authentic Native American Arts, crafts and foods, perfect for holiday shopping.  Salmon lunch and Indian tacos are available for purchase, and enjoy live entertainment. Come celebrate, and support native american artists, artisans and craftsmen. 

WINTERFEST

Through January 1 – Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Set sail on The Spirit of Seattle decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard and those communities gathered on shore.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS  

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through December 31 – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

SANTA TRAIN

Through December 17 – Enjoy a two-hour roundtrip excursion from North Bend to Snoqualmie. De-train at Snoqualmie Depot and enjoy refreshments served from the railway kitchen car. Guests visit with Santa in the seasonally-decorated Snoqualmie Depot, and children receive a small gift from Santa.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through December 24 – Experience all your favorite characters, with falling snow, beautiful lights, delightful holiday music, and better viewing along the extended parade route.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through December 28 – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

THE NUTCRACKER – EVERGREEN CITY BALLET

Through SUN – Spend the holidays with magic—spend them with The NutcrackerEnjoy a night out with your family to see this spell binding production at either the hour-long or full-length performances in one of three locations. For young audiences, we have a special one-hour production.  

THE TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE

Through SUN – It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In its monumental 25th anniversary season, Theater Schmeater brings back the plays that made them famous when they present four episodes of the classic Rod Serling TV series “The Twilight Zone” live on stage.

HOLIDAY WITH LIGHTS AT WILD WAVES

Select days through December 31 – Little elves light up the theme park with a dazzling display of more than a million lights! Enjoy a magical evening with rides, a falling snow tent in Toyland, festive sing-a-longs, and pictures with Santa in the North Pole.

NEWSIES

Through December 31 – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.  

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through December 24 – Bring the whole family to be the first to visit Santa’s reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, do some holiday shopping, and see the nursery beautifully decorated for the season!

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Through December 31 – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.

WONDERLAND

Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Star Wars: The Last Jedi
· Ferdinand
· Wonder Wheel
· Beyond Skyline
· Permanent
· Spent
· Gotti
· The Ballad of Lefty Brown
· Sundowners

Seattle Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 7-10, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
December 7-10, 2017

 

SANTA LUNCH CRUISE

SAT –  Bring your family aboard to celebrate the magic of the holidays and relax as our hard-working Elves treat you to a delicious lunch and fun activities! Kids will be delighted with a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts during the cruise.   

JINGLE BELL RUN

SUN – A fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason!  

PIONEER SQUARE HOWLIDAYS

SAT – Enjoy a day of free entertainment, activities and treats—for dogs and people. Let your dog play in the pop-up pooch park and enjoy a doggy costume contest at noon.

PATHWAY OF LIGHTS

SAT – Come stroll the glimmering Green Lake circuit, paths, and docks which will be lit with thousands of twinkling candles. And while you wander through the magic of the sparkling lights, enjoy complimentary refreshments and live holiday music. 

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through December 13 – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. 

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN

Through December 31  A wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs.

NATIVE ART MARKET

SAT – Shop authentic Native American Arts, crafts and foods, perfect for holiday shopping.  Salmon lunch and Indian tacos are available for purchase, and enjoy live entertainment. Come celebrate, and support native american artists, artisans and craftsmen. 

WINTERFEST

Through January 1 – Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Set sail on The Spirit of Seattle decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard and those communities gathered on shore.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS  

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through December 31 – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

SANTA TRAIN

Through December 17 – Enjoy a two-hour roundtrip excursion from North Bend to Snoqualmie. De-train at Snoqualmie Depot and enjoy refreshments served from the railway kitchen car. Guests visit with Santa in the seasonally-decorated Snoqualmie Depot, and children receive a small gift from Santa.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through December 24 – Experience all your favorite characters, with falling snow, beautiful lights, delightful holiday music, and better viewing along the extended parade route.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through December 28 – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

THE NUTCRACKER – EVERGREEN CITY BALLET

Through December 17 – Spend the holidays with magic—spend them with The NutcrackerEnjoy a night out with your family to see this spell binding production at either the hour-long or full-length performances in one of three locations. For young audiences, we have a special one-hour production.  

THE TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE

Through December 17 – It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In its monumental 25th anniversary season, Theater Schmeater brings back the plays that made them famous when they present four episodes of the classic Rod Serling TV series “The Twilight Zone” live on stage.

HOLIDAY WITH LIGHTS AT WILD WAVES

Select days through December 31 – Little elves light up the theme park with a dazzling display of more than a million lights! Enjoy a magical evening with rides, a falling snow tent in Toyland, festive sing-a-longs, and pictures with Santa in the North Pole.

NEWSIES

Through December 31 – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.  

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through December 24 – Bring the whole family to be the first to visit Santa’s reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, do some holiday shopping, and see the nursery beautifully decorated for the season!

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Through December 31 – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.

WONDERLAND

Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Just Getting Started
· Unexpectedly Yours
· The Shape of Water
· Bullet Head
· Hollow in the Land
· Just Within Reach
· The Pirates of Somalia
· I, Tonya
· November Criminals

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: November 30-December 3, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
November 30-December 3, 2017

 

GREAT FIGGY PUDDING CAROLING COMPETITION

FRI  Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage.

WINTER BEER FEST

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

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING WINTER SHOW

SAT-SUN  Featuring over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art, and design.  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.

REDMOND LIGHTS

SAT  Redmond Lights celebrates the City’s diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths. Experience this three part, progressive event, by starting at the City Hall Campus Tree Lighting; strolling down the Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk; and ending the evening at Redmond Town Center. Along the way enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family. 

K-9 CANDY CANE 5K RUN AND WALK

SUN  Runners and walkers travel along the paved beautiful Cedar River Trail before looping back to the Community Center. Competitive runners, fun runners, walkers and families (with or without) dogs are all invited.  

 A VICTORIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

WED-SUN  Shop in over 500 stores and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Enjoy gourmet food, wine, and delicious treats throughout the festival! Visit two beautiful theaters and see countless professional stage shows, The Singing Nativity, and concerts!  

WINTERFEST

Through January 1 – Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Set sail on The Spirit of Seattle decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard and those communities gathered on shore.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS  

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through December 31 – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

SANTA TRAIN

Through December 17 – Enjoy a two-hour roundtrip excursion from North Bend to Snoqualmie. De-train at Snoqualmie Depot and enjoy refreshments served from the railway kitchen car. Guests visit with Santa in the seasonally-decorated Snoqualmie Depot, and children receive a small gift from Santa.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through December 24 – Experience all your favorite characters, with falling snow, beautiful lights, delightful holiday music, and better viewing along the extended parade route.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through December 28 – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

THE NUTCRACKER – EVERGREEN CITY BALLET

Through December 17 – Spend the holidays with magic—spend them with The NutcrackerEnjoy a night out with your family to see this spell binding production at either the hour-long or full-length performances in one of three locations. For young audiences, we have a special one-hour production.  

THE TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE

Through December 17 – It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In its monumental 25th anniversary season, Theater Schmeater brings back the plays that made them famous when they present four episodes of the classic Rod Serling TV series “The Twilight Zone” live on stage.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

Through SAT – Gorgeous designer Christmas trees will be on display in the public areas of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Come view them at any time and read the inspiring stories of our featured Seattle Children’s Hospital patients.

NEWSIES

Through December 31 – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.  

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through December 24 – Bring the whole family to be the first to visit Santa’s reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, do some holiday shopping, and see the nursery beautifully decorated for the season!

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Through December 31 – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.

WONDERLAND

Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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.

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Wonder Wheel
· Brotherhood of the Blades 2
· 24 Hours to Live
· Gangster Land
· Big Time
· Inoperable
· Drawing Home
· Slumber
· Permanent