LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
April 5-8, 2018
SAT-SUN – Whether you are an experienced vegetarian, a beginner, or just curious, we invite you to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. While exploring new ways of eating, we encourage you to proceed at your own pace and enjoy the experience.
SAT – Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps and obstacles.
FRI-SUN – A showcase of unique circus performances featuring students, alumni, staff, and friends.
DAFFODIL PARADE & FESTIVAL
SAT – Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units.
GRAY SKY BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT – Following the Tacoma Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade in downtown Tacoma, and will feature some of the finest blues musicians to be found west of the Mississippi.
SAT – Grab your friends and run, walk, or stroll your way to brunch heaven. Start off your morning with a run on a beautiful 5k course through Magnuson Park along Lake Washington ending with over 15 local restaurants serving brunch bites and a boozy brunch garden.
FEDERAL WAY SYMPHONY
SAT-SUN – Featuring Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi. A Concertmaster and violinist, Marjorie began studies at the age of five at the New England Conservatory of Music. She has appeared as a soloist with Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and
Kennedy Center Orchestra to name a few. Ms. Kransberg-Talvi has been Concertmaster and soloist for Pacific Northwest Ballet for two decades.
Through April 29 – 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 April 29 – 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.
Through April 22 – A brand-new story with a mythological twist, this world premiere musical is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the wonders of chocolate.
Through SUN – A high energy comedy/varietè show featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy.
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:
· A Quiet Place
· The Miracle Season
· Spinning Man
· Lean on Pete
· Seven Years of Night
· Lean on Pete
· The Heart of Nuba
· The Endless