LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
June 22-25, 2017
KITSAP PENINSULA WATER TRAILS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Two-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.
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.
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-SUN – Entertainment, 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.
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.
Through SUN – 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.
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.
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
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