LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
March 15-18, 2018
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
SAT – Includes Irish bands, pipers, dancers, and 2,000 marchers going north on 4th Avenue.
SAT-SUN – Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games and a lively marketplace.
ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY CRUISE
Let loose and enjoy a 3-hour cruise on Seattle’s lakes while dancing to the sounds of our onboard DJ. Irish specialty cocktails, Irish beers and whiskey from our full-service bars will quench your thirst while our chef’s delicious appetizers will keep you going all night.
BACON, EGGS, & KEGS
SAT – Enjoy your favorite breakfast dish, 30-foot Bloody Mary bar, 40 breweries & cideries, games, music and so much more!!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH
SAT – A family event with something for everyone. Seattle’s largest single-distance fun run/walk, where the winners cross the finish before the last person starts. The Dash fills three miles of Seattle streets with a ribbon of green.
KIRKLAND SHAMROCK RUN
SAT – A fun-filled 5k celebrating Kirkland, healthy living, and of course St. Patrick’s Day! Come join multitudes of other Irish culture enthusiasts to run or walk through downtown Kirkland. Benefiting local non-profits, this event has become a tradition for many area residents.
FRI-SUN – Over 500 quilts on display in a dozen different categories, ranging from traditional styles to art quilts and other innovative designs. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the show. Quilts, fabrics, and other quilt-related goods will be available for purchase from the vendors in our merchant mall. Free demonstrations of various quilt-making techniques will be offered throughout each day.
FRI-SUN – The oldest and largest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest. Dozens of your favorite local, regional and national dealers will cover 85 tables with a wide selection of numismatic and exonumia material in all price ranges.
DOLL & TEDDY BEAR SHOW
SAT-SUN – The sales floor is packed with the dealers that you love and have always wanted to meet. You’ll find fine antiques, dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, supplies, furniture and accessories.
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Through SUN – An annual, 9-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and film for everyone. Showcasing the best international, independent and award-winning Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema, enhanced by educational, family, social, performing arts and year-round programming.
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
Through SUN – Actor and pianist Hershey Felder takes us on a journey through the incredible and fascinating life of “America’s composer” Irving Berlin. Featuring Berlin’s most enduring tunes this musical portrait is an uplifting immigrant tale that breathes new life into the American dream.
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:
· Tomb Raider
· Love, Simon
· I Can Only Imagine
· The Happys
· Dear Dictator
· Keep the Change
· Apartment 212
· Journey’s End
· Kirrak Party