LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 23-26, 2017
BALLARD FARMER’S MARKET
SUN – Visit the Ballard Farmer’s Market, selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
SAT-SUN – Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park.
SAT-SUN – This two-day tasting event gathers over 235 Washington wineries, 65 top restaurants, renowned local and national chefs, and more—all for the enjoyment of your taste buds. Watch celebrity chefs flaunt their skills, slurp freshly-shucked oysters at El Gaucho’s oyster bar, and of course, sip and savor tastes from the region’s best wineries and restaurants.
WASHINGTON CASK BEER FESTIVAL
SAT – Experience the artistry of craft brewing in the form of traditional cask-conditioned beer. Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from over 40 Washington breweries.
FRI – An artisan food, craft beer, cider + cocktail tasting event, with 1,100+ guests and over 70 of Seattle’s most talented vendors. Proceeds from Arcade Lights benefit seniors and families in Pike Place Market.
SAT – 54th Annual Scottish celebration. Enjoy listening to bag pipes, drums and watching Scottish dancers.
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Through April 2 – See the highly anticipated special advance screening of “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” starring two-time Academy Award-nominated Jessica Chastain. Journey through global Jewish and Israeli life and culture—to France, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy and beyond.
FRI-SAT – Ballet Bellevue and Orchestra Bellevue performing the company’s first reprise of Jennifer L. Porter’s Firebird at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, March 24-26, 2017, featuring Stravinsky’s famous and much-loved score.
SEATTLE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017
Through April 1 – Artists push the boundaries of their craft, experiment with form or content, and take artistic risks.
Through April 27 – Experience themes of romance, love and flirtation with the class and beauty Can Can shows are famous for. New Orleans-inspired menu additions, our highly gifted and talented cast, and the superbly romantic French Kiss is the best way to celebrate this season of love and romance.
Through April 2 – A hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip.
Through April 9 – 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.
Through April 2 – A crowning achievement in American musical theatre, Gypsy tells the story of Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, and her hopes and dreams for her daughters.
Through May 28 – A brand new, family friendly extravaganza from the creative team at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret. This show combines history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market.
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.
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.
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.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· King Arthur
· Power Rangers
· Dig Two Graves
· The Leveling