LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
November 16-19, 2017
SEATTLE ART SHOW
SAT – Featuring between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course pancakes!
CIRRUS CIRCUS ANNUAL SHOW
SAT – Acro-Biographies will feature all-new original numbers on aerial fabric, German wheel, teeterboard, lyra, duo trapeze, partner acro, ladder, contortion, cyr wheel, and juggling.
GRILLED CHEESE GRAND PRIX
FRI-SAT – Enjoy over 30 uniquely cheesy pop-ups and offerings designed around bread, cheese, meat and everything in between over a two day-period inside the historic Magnuson Park Hangar 30.
HOLIDAY MARKET IN SNOHOMISH
SAT – Shop from 65 juried vendors of handcrafted items and gourmet foods at the Holiday Market, with live music in the barn at Thomas Family Farm. Free.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
SAT through November 29 – Gorgeous designer Christmas trees will be on display in the public areas of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Come view them at any time and read the inspiring stories of our featured Seattle Children’s Hospital patients.
SAT – Enjoy this annual Christmas celebration at th Nordic Heritage Museum. Shop for handcrafted wares, and traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drink. Music and dancing, plus a visit from Santa, a raffle with fantastic prizes, and a silent auction.
QUILT, CRAFT & SEWING FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies. Free demos, make ‘n takes and daily door prizes.
SAT – TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Providing general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Through December 31 – Sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in Village Theatre history, this high-energy Disney musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic film.
BLUE JAY BRINGS BACK THE MOON
SAT – Northwest Coast Salish tribes’ trickster character, who through his antics brings us laughter, pranks, and yes, even powerful lessons.
Through December 24 – Bring the whole family to be the first to visit Santa’s reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen, do some holiday shopping, and see the nursery beautifully decorated for the season!
MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS
Through December 31 – Make your way to SCT this holiday season for a wintry treat, fit for the whole family. Fans of A Year with Frog and Toad and Harold and the Purple Crayon will love what is sure to be a new holiday classic.
Through January 28 – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. A glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear.
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 SUN – 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.
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
· Murder on the Orient Express
· Justice League
· The Star
· The Ghost Bride
· The Breadwinner
· Almost Friends
· A Fantastic Woman