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Seattle Events Weekend Planner: November 9-12, 2017

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
November 9-12, 2017

 

VETERANS DAY PARADE & OBSERVATIONS

SAT – One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the USA. Over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 30+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, honor guards and more.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

THURS-SUNSeattle’s annual showcase of all that’s new in cars, trucks, exotics, supercars, electrics and all the latest models from the world’s automobile makers.

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW

FRI-SUN – Featuring more than 100 of the area’s best artists and artisans.

THE WHISKEY EXTRAVAGANZA

THURS-SUN – Join fellow whisky enthusiasts in an exploration of a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch and other unique whiskies from around the world. Receive a special souvenir tasting glass to properly nose and sample whisky while indulging in delicious culinary pairings.

HOLIDAY WINE FEST

SAT-SUNHoliday Wine Fest promises a world-class lineup of wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine, and artisan vendors at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

NORTHWEST CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

SAT-SUNChocolate exhibits from around the world! Workshops for the home and professional chef, chocolate tasting, and chocolate seminars.

OYSTER NEW YEAR

SAT30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order, fresh seafood buffet, live music, and much more!

COWABUNGA

FRI-SUN – Enjoy everything beef, with something new every day! On Friday, watch Seattle chefs go head to head in cooking competitions, and enjoy live music and carnival games. Saturday features the grand tastings to delight all beef, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream lovers. Sunday brunch wraps up the event.

THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW

SAT-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. Featuring hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.

REINDEER FESTIVAL

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!

FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY

SAT-SUN – Spend a beautiful fall day at any national park for free!

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.

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 November 19 – 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.

HER STORY

Through SUN – Enjoy works from three of the world’s best female choreographers set to music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

INTO THE WOODS

Through SUN – “Happily ever after” is just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairytales. 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.”

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Through SUN – 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.

RECURRING EVENTS:

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
· Daddy’s Home 2
· No Greater Love
· Intent to Destroy
· Thelma
· Gold Star
· I Remember You
· Amanda & Jack Go Glamping
· Strong Black Woman Vol 2

Local Events Weekend Planner: Nov. 12-15, 2015

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 12-15, 2015

 

WILDLIFE PARK, FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS

SAT-SUN Veterans receive free admission at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Tacoma, in honor of Veterans Day.

 

COMEDY CONTEST

NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL

NOV 3-18 Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/

 

BALLET

THURS-SUN McCaw Hall: The much anticipated return of Crystal Pite’s Emergence headlines Pacific Northwest Ballet’s mixed ball.

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included. https://www.waterwayscruises.com/lunchcruise/

 

OYSTER FEST

SAT Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 66: Live music, 60 wineries, 30 varieties of oysters, seafood buffet & much more at the 21+ event.

 

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

NOV 12-19 Twenty new films in Italian with English subtitles. SIFF Uptown Cinema.

 

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

FRI-SUN  Magnuson Park: 100 artists displaying art, sculptures, glass, jewelry and more.

 

ZOMBIE ESCAPE

NOV 14-DEC 6  You have 60 minutes to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, find the key and exit the room to escape the zombie. http://roomescapeadventures.com/

 

DINE AROUND SEATTLE

NOV 3-25  Restaurant discounts for 3-course meals around the Seattle metro area.

 

QUILT, CRAFT & SEWING FESTIVAL

THURS-SAT  Puyallup: Workshops, seminars and fabric supply vendors. Visit their website for a copy of the program and printable coupons. http://quiltcraftsew.com/index.html

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL

NOV 12-DEC 27 Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

 

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

SAT-SUN  Puyallup: 300+ tables of trains for sale, 50+ exhibitors from across the country, workshops, demonstrations and much more. http://quiltcraftsew.com/index.html

 

REINDEER FESTIVAL, OPENING WEEKEND

SAT-SUN Camel & reindeer feedings, craft workshops for kids, model train village, holiday gift pavilion, live music and local food trucks. Swanson’s Nursery in Ballard.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • The 33
  • Love the Coopers
  • My All American
  • By the Sea
  • Condemned
  • Heist
  • Hot Sugar’s Cold World
  • Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
  • Kilo Two Bravo
  • James White
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  • Steve McQueen the Man & Leman

Local Events Weekend Planner: Nov. 5-8, 2015

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LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2015

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL

NOV 3-18 Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE

FRI-SUN CenturyLink Field: Get ready for this year’s ski season at the Ski Dazzle ski & snowboard show. http://www.skidazzle.com/seattle.htm

 

BOAT TOUR

SAT NOV 7-APRIL 2016 Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included. https://www.waterwayscruises.com/lunchcruise/

 

NW ORCHID SOCIETY FALL SHOW & SALE

SAT-SUN Swanson’s Nursery. Visit vendors while viewing beautiful blooming orchids. https://www.facebook.com/events/976232425772470/

 

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

SAT The City of Auburn hosts one of America’s biggest, with veterans units, military vehicles, 25 marching bands, floats, antique cars, and a military flyover.
http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/vdp_s_p213.htm

 

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

SAT-SUN  Washington State Fair Events Center.  400 vendors selling furniture, glassware, slot machines, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, mechanical banks, and toys.
http://christinepalmer.net/

 

HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL

SUN  The Seattle Slack Key Festival showcases Hawaiian master musicians, crafts, food & tropical flowers. Town Hall Seattle.

 

DINE AROUND SEATTLE

NOV 3-25  Restaurant discounts for 3-course meals around the Seattle metro area.

 

COMEDY CONTEST

NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.

 

SWING DANCE CONVENTION

THURS-MON  Enjoy dancing and take various workshops at Sea to Sky Dance Convention in SeaTac.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL

NOV 5-DEC 27 Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

 

SEATTLE TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  The Seattle Turkish Film Festival presents nine unusual films with an opening & closing party.

 

AUDIOVISUAL CONCERT: ORIGINS–LIFE & THE UNIVERSE

SAT Attend an audiovisual concert as the Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra accompanies NASA footage on the big screen at Benaroya Hall.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Spectre
  • Brooklyn
  • Entertainment
  • Miss You Already
  • Spotlight
  • Trumbo
  • Theeb