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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 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: 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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Local Events Weekend Planner: May 4-7, 2017

Sail boat gliding in open sea at sunset

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
May 4-7, 2017

 

OPENING BOATING DAY

SAT – The official opening of Seattle’s boating season, sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club, includes a morning of crew races, a sailboat race, and a boat parade.

CINCO DE MAYO CARNIVAL

FRI-SUN – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, with carnival rides, games, live music, NASCAR races, a gun show and so much more!

TACO LIBRE TRUCK SHOWDOWN

SUN – Seattle’s largest taco competition festival returns to Fremont, spanning over two blocks.

SEATTLE BIKE N BREWS

SUNAn urban ride for those who appreciate city riding and quality Pacific Northwest microbrews. Pedal along the Duwamish and Green River Trails from Georgetown to Tukwila, taking in city views along the way, and return to the finish line party for cold brews and food.

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN19th annual festival of merriment, feasting while enjoying the beauty of Spring in the countryside. Medieval clothing is encouraged, but optional. Greens, yellows and a chaplet for your hair are preferred on this occasion. Clothing rentals are available.

SEATTLE BEER WEEK

Through May 14Bars and breweries throughout the Seattle area host dozens of beer tasting and food pairing events.

DEBACLE FEST

SAT – A total 24 performances will be shared from all walks of experimental life, from lush soundscapes to off-the-wall psych freak outs and harsh industrial noise.

SPRING FAIRY FESTIVAL

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

WEEKEND BRUNCH CRUISE

SAT – Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet and the spectacular views of Seattle as you relax in the comfort of a beautiful Waterways yacht.

CHILDREN’S DAY FESTIVAL

SUN – A fun and exciting introduction to the rich world of children’s culture in Japan. The JCCCW welcomes families in the community to take part in the Kodomo no Hi festival as an opportunity to experience multiculturalism while celebrating the health and growth of all children. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy activities like Japanese style dancing performances, Yukata dress up, taiko, martial arts, kids’ tea.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Through May 21Four 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.

THE SECRET GARDEN

Through SAT – A story of great love, loss, sadness and joy. A tale of a young orphaned girl sent to live with a reclusive uncle in a crumbling mansion overrun with spirits of the past. Stunning sets and costumes, a gorgeous score and lush storytelling.

FIRE STATION 7

Through May 21 – 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
· Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
· Max 2, White House Hero
· The Dinner
· Risk
· 3 Generations
· The Lovers

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: April 13-16, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 13-16, 2017

 

EASTER EVENTS & EGG HUNTS
Seattle’s Child List
Seattle Parks & Recreation List
Sounds Fun Mom’s List
Seattle Zoo List
The Children’s Museum List

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Helping children around the world overcome their differences and unite in peace and harmony through fostering cultural exchange and friendship.

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CONVENTION

THURS-SUN – Featuring 200 panelists, vendors, events and 24 hour gaming.

SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL

Through April 30 – Spring is here! Time to visit the beautiful tulip & daffodil fields.

SEATTLE SCOTCH & BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT – Sample six vintage scotches or six Irish whiskies side-by-side to detect the subtle nuances and different expressions of these classic malt beverages. Scotch experts will be on hand to guide you through this one-of-a-kind tasting experience. Enjoy 50 varieties of beer, wine and spirits.

FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY

SAT-SUN (and April 22-23) – Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

WHIRLIGIG

Through April 16 – Don’t miss out on this wonderland of activity and fun. Super-sized inflatable rides, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, student showcases and much more!

BALLET ON BROADWAY

FRI through April 23 – Before there was Hamilton or An American in Paris, ballet choreographers were offering Broadway-inspired work for the ballet stage. Join us for a blockbuster program by artists who not only define dance in our time, but have showcased their inimitable talents on Broadway.
 
MURDER FOR TWO

FRI-SUN – A drop-dead funny murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime; the other plays all the suspects—and they both play the piano!

FIRE STATION 7

Through May 21 – 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.

A PROPER PLACE

Through April 23Downton Abbey meets Gilligan’s Island in this hysterical new musical based on J.M. Barrie’s play, The Admirable Crichton.

KISS ME KATE

Through April 30 – A charming story that follows two musical theatre actors – once married, now divorced – as they star together in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through April 16 – Don’t miss the Seattle Premiere of this extraordinary new play from the writer of House of Cards.

FRENCH KISS
Through April 27 – Experience themes of romance, love and flirtation with the class and beauty Can Can shows are famous for. New Orleans-inspired menu additions, our highly gifted and talented cast, and the superbly romantic French Kiss is the best way to celebrate this season of love and romance.

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
·  The Fate of the Furious
·  A Quiet Passion
·  Grow House
·  Spark: A Space Tail
·  Mimosas

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: March 30-April 2, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 30-April 2, 2017

 

SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL

Through April 30 – Spring is here! Time to visit the beautiful tulip & daffodil fields.

VEGFEST

SAT-SUN – Whether you are an experienced vegetarian, a beginner, or just curious, you will find what you are looking for. Free samples, cooking demonstrations, huge selection of cookbooks and even a free health screening.

WHIRLIGIG

Through April 16 – Don’t miss out on this wonderland of activity and fun. Super-sized inflatable rides, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, student showcases and much more!

EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

SAT – This edible art exhibition will feature “books,” made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title, that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed. The event is free and open to the public, so come out and enjoy these mouthwatering manuscripts, or brave your aprons to create your own succulent storybook.

SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK

SUN-THURS – More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $32, and many also offer three-course lunches for $18. You’ve got to taste it to believe it!

LITERARY FESTIVAL

SATAuthors, publishers and readers of independent literature come together for a competitive storytelling event featuring poets, playwrights, novelists and drag queens at an all-small-press book expo.

SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Through SUN – See the highly anticipated special advance screening of “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” starring two-time Academy Award-nominated Jessica Chastain. Journey through global Jewish and Israeli life and culture – to France, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy and beyond.

VICTORIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – From roots as traditional as tea and shortbread to the high-flying speculation of Jules Verne, we will be celebrating all that was best in the hearts and minds of this time in history.

BALLARD FARMER’S MARKET
SUN –
Visit the Ballard Farmer’s Market, selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.

SEATTLE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017
Through SAT – Artists push the boundaries of their craft, experiment with form or content, and take artistic risks.

FRENCH KISS
Through April 27 – Experience themes of romance, love and flirtation with the class and beauty Can Can shows are famous for. New Orleans-inspired menu additions, our highly gifted and talented cast, and the superbly romantic French Kiss is the best way to celebrate this season of love and romance.

LEAVING IOWA
Through SUN – A hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL
Through April 9 – 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.

GYPSY
Through SUN – A crowning achievement in American musical theatre, Gypsy tells the story of Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, and her hopes and dreams for her daughters.

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
·  Ghost In The Shell
·  Boss Baby
·  The Zookeeper’s Wife
·  The Discovery
·  The Void
·  Live Cargo
·  The Blackcoat’s Daughter

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: March 16-19-2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 16-19, 2017

KELLS ST. PATRICK’S IRISH FESTIVAL

Through March 18 – Kells Irish Restaurant is gearing up for its 34th annual St. Patrick’s Irish Festival. The celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, traditional foods and much more.

ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY CRUISE

FRI – This fun party cruise includes a spread of appetizers and desserts, one drink ticket good for house wine or beer, a 3-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, and a dance party!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE MUSEUM

FRI – Learn about Irish jigs and reels, enjoy a lucky St. Patrick’s Day story time, make a leprechaun house and play leprechaun-themed games.

GOING GREEN AT POINT DEFIANCE ZOO AQUARIUM

SAT – See amazing animals of all kinds, talk to the keepers who care for them, and watch animals enjoy “lucky” treats in honor of St. Patrick’s day!

NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SHOW

FRI-SUN – Two days of fashion, health, food & fun! Hundreds of exhibits plus entertainment, fashion shows and seminars.

DOLL & TEDDY BEAR SHOW 

SAT-SUN – Find fine antiques, dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, supplies, furniture and accessories. Pull those mystery dolls & teddy bears off the closet shelf and bring up to two of them to the show for experts to evaluate.

QUILT SHOW

FRI-SUN – One of the largest annual quilt shows in the area. Over 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.

COIN SHOW

FRI-SUN – The 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.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL

Through April 9 – 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.

MYTHIC WORLD CONVENTION

FRI-SUN – Meet and listen to internationally acclaimed artists, authors and designers, all of whom are myth inspired makers in a variety of popular media. You can attend entertaining and illuminating workshops on international folklore and legend, writing and art making, traditional music and instruments and explore ancient wisdom philosophies and practices.

STATE PARKS FREE DAY

SUN – Celebrate State Park’s 104th birthday by taking a hike, having a picnic or just getting outdoors in one of Washington’s beautiful State Parks.

MERCER ISLAND HALF MARATHON

SUN – Join thousands of competitive athletes, recreational runners, walkers and active families for the spring kick-off event to Puget Sound’s running season!

WALK ‘N WAG

SUN – Dog owners and walkers are invited to bring their best pals for a walk around the park on a 5k trail walk or 3k all-accessible option. There will be an Agility Course along the way for added fun for the dogs! In addition, the Doggie Village will include booths from sponsors and other local dog service providers.

GYPSY

Through April 2 – A crowning achievement in American musical theatre, Gypsy tells the story of Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, and her hopes and dreams for her daughters.

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?

SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.  Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
– Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month
– Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month
– at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
·         Beauty & The Beast
·         All Nighter
·         T2 Trainspotting
·         Mean Dreams
·         Song to Song
·         The Belko Experiment
·         Goon: Last of the Enforcers

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

Local Events Weekend Planner: March 2-5, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 2-5, 2017

POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND

FRI-SUN – Hands-on activities, live demonstrations and exhibits presented by scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth. Learn about ice sheets and sea ice, polar bears and penguins, scientific instruments and polar expeditions.

POVERTY BAY WINE FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT – Meet renowned local winemakers from over twenty of Washington State’s finest wineries. The wine tastings will be flowing, and bottles of your favorites will be available at special Poverty Bay Wine Festival prices.

SEATTLE GOLF & TRAVEL SHOW

SAT-SUN – The largest consumer golf & travel show on the West coast with over 200 exhibitors, travel destinations, manufacturer’s representatives and demonstrators.

TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & GEAR EXPO

SAT-SUN – Showcasing the best of each with more than 100 exhibitors from throughout the West. Very interactive with plenty to do and see.

WHISKEY ROCKS NORTHWEST

SAT –  Enjoy a night of drinking, live music, and sample whiskeys and bourbons from over 40 tables.

SEWING & STITCHERY EXPO

THURS-SUN – Find everything you need for your next sewing or quilting project. Seminars, speakers, vendors and door prizes.

EMERALD CITY COMICON

THURS-SUN – Awesome line up of entertainment, comic & literary guests. Meet and greets, panels and much more!

SNOHOMISH WINE FESTIVAL  

SAT-SUN – Enjoy over 70 wines to sample and appetizers at this year’s Snohomish Wine Festival.

SEATTLE BIKE SHOW

SAT-SUN – Featuring the best of biking with more than 125 exhibitors, a stand out line-up of speakers & presenters. Your once-a-year chance to get the entire biking community under one roof.

SEATTLE MINIATURE SHOW

SAT-SUN – Start your miniature collection or add to your collection. Enjoy workshops, vendors and even have make a miniature of yourself!

MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL

SAT – Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Crocodile’s 23rd annual Brazilian Carnival. Enjoy of 26 artists for a fun-filled evening.

THE 39 STEPS

SAT-SUN – Enjoy a mix of Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python. A fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF

Through March 12 – Enjoy this classic story of a shepherd’s son who wants some excitement in his life and cries wolf.

BRIGHT HALF LIFE

Through March 11 – Time stops when you meet the love of your life. Vicky and Erica are catapulted through a lifetime of love and heartbreak as they navigate an ever-shifting present. Through courtship, children, marriage, conflict and the whisper of mortality, this kaleidoscopic journey is a stunningly honest depiction of the fortitude and courage it takes to fight for love.

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.

LAST ROMANCE

Through SUN – A heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.

MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?

SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.  Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
– Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month
– Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month
– at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
·         Logan
·         Lavender
·         The Shack
·         Before I Fall
·         Commando 2
·         The Institute
·         Wolves
·         Don’t Kill It

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

Local Events Weekend Planner: February 23-26, 2017

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 23-26, 2017

 

NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

WED-SUN – Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular gardens created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our full acre of gardens are brimming with ideas that will inspire your garden projects. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW

Through SUN – The 73rd Annual housing extravaganza will have hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and green living, landscape displays, wine tasting, and home decorating.

WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – Four days and nights, four stages, lobbies, and every available nook and cranny is filled with the sounds of bluegrass and acoustic music. This family-friendly event also includes plenty of workshops, dances and endless smiles.

SEATTLE WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE

FRI-SUN – This three-day event kicks off with a night of sparkling wine paired with the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood, followed up with comfort food and a grand tasting.

THE CROP ART FESTIVAL

FRI – A night of Seattle’s freshest artists, curated from throughout the city. Music and clothing downstairs. Art and tattoo upstairs.

CHILLY HILLY BIKE RIDE

SUN – Kicking off the bike riding season in the Northwest for its 45th year, Chilly Hilly is a must-do. The 33-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.

GREEN RIVER GLASS SHOW & SALE

SAT35 vendors & 200 tables of glass, jewelry, china, pottery & collectibles from early to mid-20th century for sale. Depression, Elegant, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s glass. Glass & miscellaneous repair on site.

WASHINGTON BEER OPEN HOUSE

Through SATParticipating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you—ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises.

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF

Through March 12 – Enjoy this classic story of a shepherd’s son who wants some excitement in his life and cries wolf.

BRIGHT HALF LIFE

Through March 11 – Time stops when you meet the love of your life. Vicky and Erica are catapulted through a lifetime of love and heartbreak as they navigate an ever-shifting present. Through courtship, children, marriage, conflict and the whisper of mortality, this kaleidoscopic journey is a stunningly honest depiction of the fortitude and courage it takes to fight for love.

RENT

WED-THURS – This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

FRANK OLIVIER’S TWISTED CABARET

Through SUN – A one-man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last.

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.

LAST ROMANCE

Through March 5 – A heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES
Through SUN – Packed with humor and fun, this production uses wonderfully innovative shadow puppetry and live action to celebrate Keats’ treasured characters.

MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?

SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.  Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
– Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month
– Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month
– at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
·         Get Out
·         Rock Dog
·         Year by the Sea
·         Bitter Harvest
·         Erasing Eden
·         Fabricated City
·         Tulip Fever
·         Voodoo

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