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Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 11-14, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 11-14, 2018

 

SEATTLE WEDDING SHOW

SAT-SUNOver 400 vendors with everything you could ever need to plan the wedding of your dreams.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

SAT-MON – This Curiosity Days event will feature the return of a Pacific Northwest family favorite, as well as hands-on demonstrations and activities about the new technologies that help us reach new destinations.

THE MOUNTAINTOP 

SAT – Rifed with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. 

RUSTYCON

FRI-SUN – A science-fiction and fantasy convention that focuses on literature, science, art, costumes, and gaming.  

EXTREME INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING

SAT – A night of pure adrenaline featuring lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATVs racing on a thick, oval track of ice.

MONSTER JAM

FRI-SUN – The most action-packed live event on four wheels where world class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world.  

GEORGETOWN ART ATTACK

SAT – Enjoy the district’s art creators at The Conservatory as they showcase their creations for you. Includes artists of all types and genres.

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through THURS – 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. 

COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through February 17 – 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.  

NEWSIES

Through February 4 – 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.  

THE WORLD’S QUICKEST THEATER FESTIVAL 

Through SAT – 14 brand-new, theme-based, 10-minute plays in two days. The high-pressure nature of the event produces an evening of surprising theater, it’s endlessly fascinating to see the way one theme filters through the minds of several very different theater artists.  

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Through SUN – This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation.  

DISRUPTION

Through January 27 – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.  

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.

NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND:
· Paddington 2
· The Post
· Proud Mary
· The Commuter
· Acts of Violence
· Freak Show
· Vazante
· Condorito: The Movie
· Blur Circle

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