LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 12-15, 2018
JUNIOR DAFFODIL PARADE
SAT – Billed as the largest children’s parade in the state.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – An event that is run by children and features performances by children. Various nationalities are represented through music, folk dancing, and art. The children celebrate their international friendship through experiencing the rich tapestry of the world’s cultures.
SAT – A carnival of colors, where everyone plays, chases and colors each other with dry powder—anyone and everyone is fair game. This springtime celebration includes music, dancing, copious amounts of various cuisines, and of course, the traditional color-throwing festivities.
FRI-SAT – A 24-hour adventure race where teams of 2-6 friends explore the unknown in their city and the wild spaces around it, do things they never thought possible, and have fun with a supportive community.
FREE PARKS DAY
SAT and April 22 – Spend a nice spring day enjoying Washington’s State parks for free.
EARLY LIFE SPEECH & LANGUAGE BEER FEST
SAT – Get the opportunity to taste local craft beers, enjoy the tunes of DJ Gator Boy and bid on some sweet silent auction items and SWAG! Early Life Speech & Language provides professional speech and language therapy for children at no cost to families.
PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS
SAT-SUN – The toughest animal athletes on the planet are matched with the world’s best bull riding athletes in an 8-second man versus beast duel.
Through April 29 – A Mel Brooks’s musical that is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.
KISS ME, KATE
Through April 29 – A fantastic evening of amazing entertainment, celebrated music, fabulous dance, great performances, and a little something more to tell us about how far we have come and how far we still have to go.
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.
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.
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.
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:
· Truth or Dare
· An Ordinary Man
· Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
· The Rider
· 20 Weeks
· All I Want