LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 8-11, 2017
MAPLE VALLEY DAYS
FRI-SUN – Parade, Street Rats classic car show, arts festival, Bear Run & Walk, radio controlled hydros, Kidland & more!
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.
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!
SAT – 5K 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.
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.
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 18 – Seattle 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.
Through June 25 – Murder 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.
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.
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.
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
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