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Local Events Weekend Planner: February 22-25, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 22-25, 2018

 

SEATTLE WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE

THURS-SAT – 3 Days, one great experienceThursday: Treat yourself to some of your favorite indulgences—everything from mac and cheese to fried chicken, beer, cider, and more! Friday: Bubbles & seafood, features the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood from salmon and clams, oysters and more. Saturday: Grand tasting, a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW

Through SUN – Featuring hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts & crafts, home decorating, wine tasting and much more.

WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – Dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams.

CHILLY HILLY BIKE RIDE

SUN33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.

NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SHOW

SAT-SUN – Featuring seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity hosts, and hundreds of vendors.

SEATTLE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN76 films featuring the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans. SAAFF’s mission is to spotlight Asian American voices, perspectives, and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the Asian American community.

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR

SAT – Enjoy an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2018 selected art. Benefitting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

VANISHING

Through SUN – A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

MAGNIFICENT MATINEE

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Game Night
· Annihilation
· Every Day
· Beast of Burden
· Curvature
· 7 Guardians of the Tomb
· The Lodgers
· The Cured
· Half Magic
· The Chamber
· Death House
· Agenda: Payback

Seattle Weekend Events Planner February 15-18, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 15-18, 2018

 

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL

SATEnjoy a spectacular evening that mixes the sounds, samba and feathers of Brazilian Carnival and the carefree spirit of Mardi Gras.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW

SAT through February 25 – Featuring hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, arts & crafts, home decorating, wine tasting and much more.

GOLD, GEM, & MINERAL SHOW

SAT-SUN – Presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects. Gold, rock, and gem dealers, new product displays, prospecting equipment exhibits, and more.

FLY FISHING SHOW

SAT-SUNSeminars, casting demos, featured tier presentations, one-on-one classes with pros, new 2018 products, money saving vacation specials, and more.

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through SAT – The longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.

ONE LOVE WEDDING SHOWCASE

SUN – A fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day and plan their life together. Embracing same-sex couples and highlights every detail of a wedding, including beautiful wedding décor, fun trends and traditions, and exquisite products and services.

I LOVE KIRKLAND WINE WALK

FRI – Taking you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Start at the Heathman Hotel and enjoy social wine tasting through numerous downtown stores to enjoy local wineries and breweries.

MAMMA MIA

Through February 22 – The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A brand new, original 5th Avenue version of the famed piece that has wowed audiences worldwide.

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through SAT – The longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.

HARD LOVE

WEDThe Dangerous Dames have invited the award-winning burlesque performers of Mod Carousel for an evening of devious delights and sinful sensuality, aided and abetted by foxy lady Amara Strutt.

J’ADORE

Through February 14 – A burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with humor and style.

COTTON GIN, AN IMPROVISED PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through SAT – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Through March 4 – The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

VANISHING

Through February 25 – A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

Through March 11 – Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other! One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

MAGNIFICENT MATINEE

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Black Panther
· Early Man
· Aiyaary
· Samson
· Hidden Light
· Looking Glass
· The Party
· The Scent of Rain & Lightning
· Nostalgia
· Loveless
· The Monkey King 3

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: February 8-11, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 8-11, 2018

 

NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW: FEB 7TH – 11TH

A full acre of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will inspire your garden projects. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: FEB 11TH

One of the largest event of its kind in the region and showcases diversity, richness and culture of the Asian community. The celebration include traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts and other cultural performances on the Main Stage. Combined with arts, crafts and a variety of family friendly activities there is something for everyone.

SEATTLE RV SHOW: FEB 8TH – 11TH

View RV’s on display, accessories, seminars & much more.

SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL: FEB 10TH – 17TH

The longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.

HEARTS & WINE: FEB 9TH

Enjoy great wine & food, live jazz music, and games.  Live Auction items include an African Safari, Trip to Tuscany, airline tickets, rare wine and much more!

SEATTLE BLIND CAFÉ: FEB 8TH – 10TH

A mind-bending / heart opening experience where the audience indulges in a vegetarian ‘Sensory Tasting Experience’ prepared by a local Chef,  participates in a Q & A with their blind wait staff and enjoys a concert of original music all in the pitch dark.

IN THE HOUSE OF BEAUTY: FEB 10TH

A world music concert, blending flamenco, classical, Brazilian, Mediterranean and middle eastern elements. Drawing from his recent TEDx talk on the healing power of music, the show will offer healing and meditative musical journeys, classic romantic songs and mystical poetry over music.

HARD LOVE: FEB 9TH & 14TH

The Dangerous Dames have invited the award-winning boylesque performers of Mod Carousel for an evening of devious delights and sinful sensuality, aided and abetted by foxy lady Amara Strutt.

J’ADORE: FEB 9TH – 14TH

A burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with humor and style.

WINE ON THE ROCK: FEB 10TH & 11TH

Join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wines paired with local chocolates. A Valentine’s Day weekend treat you won’t want to miss.

WINE & CHOCOLATE: FEB 9TH

Enjoy live music as you stroll through the romantically lit floral displays of the Conservatory. Sip some wine or champagne and nibble on savory hors d’oeuvres and decadent treats created by local chocolatiers.

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL: THROUGH FEB 10TH

The largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects more than 170 children’s films from 50+ countries.

SWAN LAKE: THROUGH FEB 11TH

This most famous of classical ballets is a tour de force on all levels: Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, spectacular costume and scenic designs, plus a ballerina’s hallmark achievement—the dual role of Odette/Odile.

COTTON FIN, AN IMPROVISED PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS: THROUGH FEB 17TH

Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’: THROUGH MARCH 4TH

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original.

VANISHING: THROUGH FEB 25TH

A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

SEX WITH STRANGERS: THROUGH MARCH 11TH

Don’t miss this intriguing and provocative comedic drama about an obscure mid-career novelist and a famous young blogger. These two strangers have nothing in common except their passion for writing…and each other!  One of the most-produced new plays in the country, a smart, multi-faceted comedic love story from the writer of House of Cards.

THE LITTLE PRINCE: THROUGH MARCH 4TH

A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

MAGNIFICENT MATINEE: THROUGH APRIL 29TH

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.

SEATTLE SMASH PUTT,  ALL MONTH (FRI – SUN)

Pacific Science Center;  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!

LASER LIGHT SHOWS,  ALL MONTH

Pacific Science Center;  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE,  ALL MONTH

Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES: ALL MONTH

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION VISITOR CENTER:

Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challengesand 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

  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Female Brain
  • Pad Man
  • The Next Big Thing
  • Aiyaary
  • Monster Family
  • Bomb City
  • Permission
  • Entanglement

 

 

 

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: February 1-4, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
February 1-4, 2018

 

America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show: Feb 3rd & 4th    

400 booths of all vintage items. Unique finds include vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, costume jewelry, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s, vintage tribal art, Parrish & Fox prints, rare books and much more.

 http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show

Seattle Boat Show: Through Feb 3rd     

More boats, more exhibitors, and more exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled at our free boating and fishing seminars, scope out the latest watercraft and accessories from hundreds of exhibitors, and let us entertain you with fun events, food and drinks, and family-friendly activities. From stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, the Seattle Boat Show is bringing you more.

 https://seattleboatshow.com/

Crosscut Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd     

Two days of unforgettable conversations featuring the boldest names in politics, business and social justice from across the region and around the nation. Enjoy thought provoking conversation on the most important issues of our time. Mingle with local and national journalists and newsmakers, enjoy food trucks, an after-party and much more!

http://festival.crosscut.com/

Seattle Bike Swap: Feb 3rd     

A bargain hunter’s paradise. This huge garage sale will have great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes.

https://www.cascade.org/node/6882

Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd     

Featuring over 25 fine wineries from around Washington State with up to 80 unique wines to taste, over a dozen chocolatiers, plus more than 50 gift and specialty vendors.

http://www.enumclawexpocenter.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=271914

Eagle Festival: Feb 2nd & 3rd  

Celebrate the return of the Eagle to the Stillaguamish River.  Enjoy guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities.

http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?page=427

Bellevue Arts Museum: Free First Friday – Feb 2nd  

Offering free admission 11am-8pm, offering special lectures, tours, presentations, and programming throughout the day.

http://www.bellevuearts.org/programs-events/public-programs/free-first-friday?date=2018-02-02


Swan Lake: Through Feb 11thThis most famous of classical ballets is a tour de force on all levels: Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, spectacular costume and scenic designs, plus a ballerina’s hallmark achievement—the dual role of Odette/Odile.

https://www.pnb.org/season/17-18/swan-lake/

Cotton Fin, An Improvised Puppet Show for Grown-Ups: Through Feb 17th

Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/show/CottonGin

Newsies: Through Feb 4th

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.

http://villagetheatre.org/everett/newsies.php

 Vanishing: Through Feb 25th  

A musical comedy-fantasy, brings Amelia Earhart, Aimee Semple McPherson & Agatha Christie together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives.

https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/vanishing-point

 The Little Prince: Through March 4th

A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

https://www.sct.org/Shows/2017-2018-Season/TheLittlePrince

Magnificent Matinee: Through April 29th

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.

http://www.thecancan.com/can-can-cabaret-1/

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday  ~ 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.

 http://sweet-decadence.com/wine-and-chocolate-pairing/

Seattle Smash Putt

All Month (Fri – Sun).  Pacific Science Center;  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!

http://www.smashputt.com/

Laser Light Shows

All Month.  Pacific Science Center;  Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/laser-dome/

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

All Month.  Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com

Tours & Activities

All Month.   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center:   Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to 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.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Visitor-Center

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·        Winchester

·        Digimon Adventure

·        Living Among Us

·        Braven

·        Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

·       The Music of Silence

·        Lies We Tell

·        Street Lights

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 18-21, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 18-21, 2018

TACOMA HOME & GARDEN SHOW

THURS-SUN – The state’s largest combined home and garden event is a one-stop opportunity for show-goers to discover a wide range of products and services for the home and garden. With plenty of experts on hand at the show, your home and garden dreams can become a reality.

SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: WINTER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Enjoy beautiful chamber music at Benaroya Hall. Free recitals before each show.     

WASHINGTON SPORTSMAN SHOW

WED-SUN – The biggest and most complete show of its kind in Washington, 2018 is shaping up to surpass previous years with exciting new features, products and personalities. Kokanee tank, indoor river, trout pond for the kids, tons of vendors, more than 40 hours of hunting and fishing seminars and much more!

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW

Through February 3 – More boats, more exhibitors, and more exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled at our free boating and fishing seminars, scope out the latest watercraft and accessories from hundreds of exhibitors, and let us entertain you with fun events, food and drinks, and family-friendly activities. From stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, the Seattle Boat Show is bringing you more.

BELGIAN FEST

THURS-SUN – Highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast.  

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Through February 10 – The largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects more than 170 children’s films from 50+ countries.  

STRANGE BREWFEST

 FRI-SAT – Over 30 breweries with over 60 brews on tap!

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Through March 4 – A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old.

SEXY MOZART OPERA

Through SAT – Two teenage men bet they can disguise themselves and seduce each other’s fiancées in the racy opera Così fan tutte at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $69 to $99.

COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through February 17 – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

NEWSIES

Through February 4 – 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.  

DISRUPTION

Through SAT – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.  

WONDERLAND

Through SUN – 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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Please Stand By
· Hostiles
· Maze Runner: The Death Cure
· The Neighbor
· American Folk
· The Clapper
· The Misguided
· Like Me
· Kickboxer: Retaliation

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 18-21, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 18-21, 2018

 

SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: WINTER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN & January 26-28 – Enjoy beautiful chamber music at Benaroya Hall. Free recitals before each show.     

SEATTLE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

FRI-SUN – Performing works by Mozart, Beethoven & Mendelssohn.  

GREAT TRAIN SHOW

FRI-SUN – The nation’s only coast-to-coast model train show. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.

TACOMA RV SHOW

THURS-SUN  Giving you the opportunity to see hundreds of the latest makes and models. RV enthusiasts of all stripes come to this event to shop for closeouts, pre-owned, and to get their first look at the new models, buy accessories and scout out resorts and campgrounds.

DARK BEER & CHILI COMPETITION

SAT – Craft brewer’s from around Washington compete for the title and honor of having the best dark beer and chili. The winners are chosen by you, so make sure you vote!

EMERALD CITY TRAPEZE ARTS: STUDENTS SHOW 

SAT – Featuring Emerald City Trapeze students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. Get ready for high-flying fun on the ground and in the air! See some of our very best amp up the tricks, the air, and the style with their creative and genius skills!

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

THURS & SAT – Women play at Seattle University. Discount tickets $3.

SEXY MOZART OPERA

SAT through January 27 – Two teenage men bet they can disguise themselves and seduce each other’s fiancées in the racy opera Così fan tutte at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $69 to $99.

COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through February 17 – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

NEWSIES

Through February 4 – 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.  

DISRUPTION

Through January 27 – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.  

WONDERLAND

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· 12 Strong
· Forever My Girl
· Den of Thieves
· Mom and Dad
· Showdown in Manila
· The Leisure Seeker
· The Final Year

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 11-14, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 11-14, 2018

 

SEATTLE WEDDING SHOW

SAT-SUNOver 400 vendors with everything you could ever need to plan the wedding of your dreams.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

SAT-MON – This Curiosity Days event will feature the return of a Pacific Northwest family favorite, as well as hands-on demonstrations and activities about the new technologies that help us reach new destinations.

THE MOUNTAINTOP 

SAT – Rifed with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. 

RUSTYCON

FRI-SUN – A science-fiction and fantasy convention that focuses on literature, science, art, costumes, and gaming.  

EXTREME INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING

SAT – A night of pure adrenaline featuring lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATVs racing on a thick, oval track of ice.

MONSTER JAM

FRI-SUN – The most action-packed live event on four wheels where world class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world.  

GEORGETOWN ART ATTACK

SAT – Enjoy the district’s art creators at The Conservatory as they showcase their creations for you. Includes artists of all types and genres.

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through THURS – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. 

COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through February 17 – Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

NEWSIES

Through February 4 – 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.  

THE WORLD’S QUICKEST THEATER FESTIVAL 

Through SAT – 14 brand-new, theme-based, 10-minute plays in two days. The high-pressure nature of the event produces an evening of surprising theater, it’s endlessly fascinating to see the way one theme filters through the minds of several very different theater artists.  

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Through SUN – This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation.  

DISRUPTION

Through January 27 – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.  

WONDERLAND

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Paddington 2
· The Post
· Proud Mary
· The Commuter
· Acts of Violence
· Freak Show
· Vazante
· Condorito: The Movie
· Blur Circle

Seattle Events Weekend Planner: January 4-7, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
January 4-7, 2018

 

NORTHWEST REMODELING TOUR

FRI-SUN – Bringing together hundreds of local and regional home improvement companies for one weekend only. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart your remodeling project — meet hundreds of contractors face to face!

 LANTERN LIGHT FESTIVAL

Through SUN – Experience an amazing evening of dazzling lights and shapes. Our enormous lanterns are hand-crafted by Chinese artisans and unique in color, size, and subject. You will see beautiful lanterns of architecture from around the world, creatures of the land and sea, holiday traditions, and mythical stories.  

 PUYALLUP HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

FRI-SUN – Includes hundreds of exhibits with product demonstrations geared to enhance a wide variety of interests. Combining new products and expert advice from the pros.

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN

SAT5K or 10K run or walk. Gear up and get out with thousands of fun-loving people for the costume run of the year.

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through January 11 – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. 

COTTON GIN: A PUPPET SHOW FOR GROWN-UPS

Through February 17  Rowdy, bawdy puppets, worn out from entertaining children, hang out at the Cotton Gin bar and entertain you with songs and jokes in this improv show.  

NEWSIES

Through February 4 – 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.  

THE WORLD’S QUICKEST THEATER FESTIVAL 

Through January 13 – 14 brand-new, theme-based, 10-minute plays in two days. The high-pressure nature of the event produces an evening of surprising theater, it’s endlessly fascinating to see the way one theme filters through the minds of several very different theater artists.  

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Through January 14 – This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation.  

DISRUPTION

Through January 27 – It includes works from many artists exhibiting on Vashon for the first time. Fourteen artists will display their art with interpretations ranging from political to formal and style from representational to purely abstract.  

BACON STRIP: JOHN WALTER TRIBUTE NIGHT 

SAT – Watch a gaggle of mischievous queens to shocking shenanigans every month. This time, they’ll pay tribute to a filthy inspiration, the creepily be-mustached director of Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble.

WONDERLAND

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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:
· Insidious: Chapter 4
· Molly’s Game
· Project Eden
· Django
· Day of the Dead: Bloodline
· Devil’s Gate
· Stratton
· The Man from Earth

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: December 29-January 1, 2018

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
December 29-January 1, 2018

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS:

SPACE NEEDLE FIREWORKS

SUN – The largest display of fireworks in the history of the show, set to an original music soundtrack from Seattle’s own listener-supported radio station, KEXP.

MOISTURE FESTIVAL NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA 

SUN – Variety performance, dancing, laughter and appreciation of the good times are the themes of this grand New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Enjoy a spectacular Moisture Festival show and party. Also included in the ticket price: complimentary appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight.  

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

SUN – Ring in the New Year at Chihuly Garden and Glass where you’ll dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling.  

INDULGENCE

SUN – Three areas of live entertainment, 80’s stage, high energy party band and a live comedy theater. 140,000 sq. ft. of party space, more than 20 bars and so much more.  

SPECTRA: NEW YEAR’S EVE UNDER THE ARCHES

SUN – Boasting the best, unobstructed view of the annual fireworks show, top DJs from KEXP including: Chilly, Darek Mazzone, DJ Riz, Larry Rose and Michele Myers, and plenty of entertainment sure to delight.

NEW YEAR’S EVE: GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! 

SUN – Pianist/singer Tony DeSare takes you on a journey, spanning more than a century of piano’s greatest hits. Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance, and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!

FIRST NIGHT TACOMA

SUN – Evening festivities begin at  6:00 with the world’s shortest parade. Followed promptly by over a dozen stages of music, arts and entertainment. 

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS

RESOLUTION RUN 5K & POLAR BEAR DIVE

MON – Start out the New Year on the right foot by walking or running. Celebrate after the race, located steps from the finish line area and the Polar Bear launch location, the Post-Race Celebration will include free chili, coffee, hot chocolate and other tasty foods and drinks.  

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE TACOMA

MON – Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound!

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

MON – Spend the first day of the new year visiting one of Washington’s beautiful state parks for free.   

RESOLUTION DANCE PARTY

FRI – Enjoy this massive dance party with 18 artists on 3 stages. 18 +, wear white and gold.  

BOLLYWOOD MASQUERADE PARTY

SAT – Come uncover the mystique of Bollywood & revel in carefree playfulness at the last Jai Ho! party of 2017 in Seattle.

SACRED MUSIC BY DUKE ELLINGTON

SAT – A reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers.

MODEL TRAIN FESTIVAL

Through January 1  – Bring your family, friends, and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest! It Includes the largest permanent model train layout in Washington.   

THE VIEW FROM SANTA’S LAP

Through SAT  –  Follow a small-town girl on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit while she avoids becoming the next victim. Tickets include four courses of locally sourced, organic holiday cheer.    

WINTERFEST

Through January 1Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.  

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN

Through SUN – A wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through SUN – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through THURS – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

HOLIDAY WITH LIGHTS AT WILD WAVES

Select days through SUN – Little elves light up the theme park with a dazzling display of more than a million lights! Enjoy a magical evening with rides, a falling snow tent in Toyland, festive sing-a-longs, and pictures with Santa in the North Pole.

NEWSIES

Through SUN – 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.  

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Through SUN – 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.

WONDERLAND

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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.

NO NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Seattle Weekend Events Planner: December 21-25, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
December 21-25, 2017

 

JINGLE BELL RUN

SUN – 3-mile run/walk featuring hundreds of jingling bells that will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! Wear your best holiday-themed costume. Each race will have its own contest 30 minutes prior to the race start.  

MODEL TRAIN FESTIVAL

Through January 1  – Bring your family, friends, and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest! It Includes the largest permanent model train layout in Washington.   

THE VIEW FROM SANTA’S LAP

Through December 30  –  Follow a small-town girl on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit while she avoids becoming the next victim. Tickets include four courses of locally sourced, organic holiday cheer.    

BAD SANTA & SEXY SNOW MAIDEN PARTY

FRI – Enjoy a night of dancing and partying to an amazing ambiance of mixology of DJ and the perfect touch of live music. Dress up for the Best Bad Santa & Sexy Snow Maiden contest.  

ODDBALL: EMPORIUM OF THE WEIRD

Through SAT – The best of the best of Pacific Northwest’s artists, crafters, authors, illustrators and purveyors of unusual things! 

SEATTLE’S MEN CHORUS

Through SAT – Enjoy your favorite carols and beloved classics with the warmth of brass and a pinch of sass! Featuring a soaring arrangement of “Joy to the World,” the cheeky and cheerful “Super Gay Christmas,” plus a down and dirty Dixieland styling of “Let It Snow.”  

WINTERFEST

Through January 1Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.  

LOVE, CHAOS, & DINNER

Through December 13 – Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is thrilled to announce a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County’s beloved Marymoor Park. 

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN

Through December 31 – A wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Set sail on The Spirit of Seattle decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard and those communities gathered on shore.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Stroll through Seattle’s cobblestone past and glimpse into its future, reflecting on what makes the city special. Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and Sheraton Seattle culinary teams have come together to rediscover the city’s historic past and imagine the future, including its waterfront.

WILDLIGHTS

Through January 1 – Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through December 31 – Featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1 – See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3D animal light displays.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through SUN – Experience all your favorite characters, with falling snow, beautiful lights, delightful holiday music, and better viewing along the extended parade route.

THE NUTCRACKER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Through December 28 – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes.

HOLIDAY WITH LIGHTS AT WILD WAVES

Select days through December 31 – Little elves light up the theme park with a dazzling display of more than a million lights! Enjoy a magical evening with rides, a falling snow tent in Toyland, festive sing-a-longs, and pictures with Santa in the North Pole.

NEWSIES

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.  

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through SUN – 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.

WONDERLAND

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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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
· Jumanji
· Downsizing
· Bad Santa: Trading Places
· The Shape of Water
· All the Money in the World
· The Greatest Showman
· Father Figures
· Hangman
· Pitch Perfect 3
· Bright
· Darkest Hour
· Happy End