LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
October 12-15, 2017
NEIGHBORHOOD FALL FESTIVAL
SUN – Fauntleroy Fall Festival is a small event with homemade food for sale (bring cash), animals to pet, pony rides, and indoor activities like pumpkin painting.
RARE BOOK FAIR
SAT-SUN – Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.
SAT-SUN – See frogs, snakes, geckos, and other exotic creatures at the Seattle Reptile Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.
SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK
Through November 2 – 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!
SAT-SUN – Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, an authentic Turkish tea house, and a lively marketplace.
FRI-SAT – Team up with your closest friends and experience 24 hours of outdoor mayhem. Complete hundreds of challenges in categories that range from adventure & fitness to food, service, and more. You’ll ALSO complete dozens of NEW fall-themed challenges: costume contests, epic leaf-jumping, and beautiful ventures into your state’s wilderness.
WEEKEND BRUNCH CRUISE
SAT – Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet and the spectacular views of Seattle as you relax in the comfort of a beautiful Waterways yacht.
FRI through November 5 – 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.
Through October 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.
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.
FRI-SAT through Oct 14 – The next best thing to being in Munich! Four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer!
INTO THE WOODS
Through Oct 22 – “Happily ever after” is just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairy tales. 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.”
TACOMA ZOO BOO
SAT-SUN – Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy a fall themed weekend at the Zoo. Watch the animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns.
ORTING PUMPKIN FEST
SAT – Something fun for everyone, live entertainment, rod & custom car show, farmers market, games, arts, crafts and much more!
NIGHTMARE AT BEAVER LAKE
Through October 31 – The Seattle area’s largest indoor/outdoor haunted house. Fear follows as you wind through a trail of terror nearly a mile long that leads you to a dreadful haunted house.
Through October 31 – Face your worst nightmares in these various themed horror attractions. As you make your way through the Nile grounds, beware of the evils that lurk in the shadows. Survivors can catch their breath in our Food and Fear Garden featuring award-winning guest food trucks and classic treats, as well as frothy evil elixirs.
CARLETONS FARM FRIGHTS
Through October 31 – Enjoy shooting zombies from the paintball wagon ride then leave the paintball guns behind and navigate a dark cornfield infested with Zombies. Haunted Swamp (cornfield) with sounds, lights, props, etc.
THOMAS FAMILY FARM
Through October 31 – Have a seat on a custom hayride and arm yourselves with one of our paintball guns. Save Snohomish from being overrun by Zombies! Also enjoy a flashlight corn maze and haunted house!
CAMPFIRE: IMPROVED GHOST STORIES
THURSDAYS through October 26 – Take a trip back to the campfires of our childhood when talented storytellers spin spooky stories around the fire. Our improvisers gather true-life events from YOU and turn them into improvised campfire stories and hilarious scenes.
Through November 4 – 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.
FRIGHT HOUSE STATION
Through October 31 – Presenting two updated and exciting haunted attractions. Begin your journey at THE REDEMPTION, Haunted Hollow’s spooky walk through the afterlife. If you survive, dare the nearly 15,000 square feet of SHADOWS through multiple themes designed to test your courage and sanity!
Weekends through October 29 – Thrill seekers will navigate through the park with more than 25 rides in the dark. Nightmares come to life in two bone-chilling haunted houses and one haunted trail through the woods. Little goblins head to Booville, a scare-free zone for children ages 12 and under, featuring spooky crafts and games.
Through October 29 – A 35-minute creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest.
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
· Goodbye Christopher Robin
· 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain
· The Foreigner
· Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
· Happy Death Day
· Swing Away
· Blood Money
· The Secret Scripture
· American Satan