LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
November 2-5, 2017
FRI – The city’s largest local-breweries-only tasting event (with cideries too!) features breweries located within Seattle, tapping the local creativity popping up all over our Emerald City.
AMERICA’S LARGEST ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SHOW
SAT-SUN – Shop through vintage items from the 1880s to the 1970s. Featuring 400 booths with items ranging from salt & pepper shakers to vintage slot machines. Collecting, decorating and wearing vintage has never been more popular, particularly with the emphasis on recycling and repurposing.
NORTHWEST ORCHID SOCIETY FALL SHOW & SALE
SAT-SUN – Featuring a variety of flowers and displays from NWOS members and other societies in the region. Local and visiting orchid vendors will be present with plants and supplies for sale. Society members will also be providing repotting services and hourly educational talks on orchids and growing advice for hobbyists.
GREEN BUILDING SLAM
FRI-SAT – Learn about 10 innovative, sustainable, high-performance “green” buildings that push the envelope in our built environment. Projects range from residential to multi-family to mixed use developments in the Seattle area.
FRI-SAT – Featuring over 30 local craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest, showcasing 75 unique and specialty brews for tasting in an outstanding setting at Thomas Family Farm.
HEATHER TARTAN BALL & SILENT AUCTION
SAT – Don your Clan tartan and plan to attend an evening of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, highland dancing, country dancing, ballroom dancing, and a Silent Auction.
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION
Through Nov 26 – 26 Days, 22 Shows, 18 Venues, 32 comedians form the US, Canada, UK & Japan.
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Through November 19 – When small town officials mistake an inventive clerk for an undercover inspector sent to root out corruption, the whole village flies into a tailspin. A comic web of bribery, lies, and rampaging self-delusion entangles everyone in chaos.
Through November 12 – Enjoy works from three of the world’s best female choreographers set to music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Through SAT – The morgue holds what is considered to be the most horrifying unsolved crime in Seattle history. Venture through the halls and experience one of Seattle’s scariest haunted houses. Not suitable for kids under 12.
INTO THE WOODS
Through Nov 19th – “Happily ever after” is just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairytales. Featuring one of Sondheim’s most celebrated scores of music, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical will take you “into the woods, to get the thing, that makes it worth the journeying.”
SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK
Through THURS – More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $33, and many also offer two or three course lunches for $18. You’ve got to taste it to believe it!
Through SUN – With scintillating music and an intensely compelling story of love at its core, Ragtime is a musical theater masterpiece that will inspire and touch your soul.
EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Through Nov 12 – More than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city. Bringing jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.
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 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.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Thor: Ragnarok
· A Bad Mom’s Christmas
· On Wings of Eagles
· My Friend Dahmer
· The Jade Pendant
· Last Flag Flying
· Blade of the Immortal
· The Light of the Moon
· Bad Match