LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 26-29, 2018
WORLD RHYTHM FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.
GREEN HOME TOUR
SAT-SUN – Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations. Donation. [For a similar event in Olympia & Tacoma, see May 19 & 20.]
SEATTLE MODERN HOME TOUR
SAT – From incredible modern remodels to ecologically-driven new construction, the Seattle Modern Home Tour is your chance to meet the architects, talk to the homeowners and get inside “that house” that you’ve always wondered about as you pass by.
METAPHYSICAL RETREAT AT LAKE CHELAN
FRI-SUN – Sign up for metaphysical services at two dozen locations in downtown Lake Chelan during Unwind + Explore Weekend Retreat, including acupuncture, massage, facials, sound therapy, yoga, oracle readings, meditation, reflexology, and even pendulum therapy.
BACON AND BEER CLASSIC
SAT – Prepare yourself for 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, a blind beer taste test, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and some all-new anniversary surprises throughout the concourse.
CHEESE AND MEAT FESTIVAL
SAT – Taste your way through international and local meats, accompaniments (pickled items, chocolates, coffees, etc.) and cheeses while pairing them with wine, beer, and cider.
PANCAKES AND BOOZE ART SHOW
SAT – Seattle’s Premier Underground Art Show featuring, 70+ emerging artists, live DJ sets, body painting, live art and free pancake bar. 21+
SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended. During regular festival hours, you are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to pantomime to acrobatic displays. Or come in the evening for the Late Night Festival a sexy, fun time with DJs, performers, bartenders at the ready, and a fantastically energetic crowd.
THE EVERETT QUILT SHOW
FRI-SUN – Celebrate the art of quilting and reflect on the skills and creativity displayed in every quilt. Take classes, watch demonstration, attend lectures and much more.
TACOMA CITY MARATHON
SAT-SUN – Take the Michelob ULTRA Challenge. Run 3 races in 2 days and receive a commemorative plaque. Races on Saturday, April 28th include the 5K, Ghost of Tacoma Half and Full Marathon. On Sunday, April 29th participants may run either the Half, Full or Ultra Marathon. All race participants for all distances receive a medal.
SAT-SUN – A community letterpress and book arts extravaganza. Meet local printers and view their wares, print your own keepsakes, make paper and bind books.
Through SUN – 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 SUN – 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.
LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER
Through SUN – 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 SUN – 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:
· Avengers: Infinity War
· Adventures in Public School
· Let the Sunshine In
· Jet Trash
· Duck Butter
· Da One that Ghost Away
· Bhai Taru Singh