LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
APRIL 13-16, 2017
EASTER EVENTS & EGG HUNTS
Grab your baskets and get ready to hunt. There’s an egg hunt in every corner of the Puget Sound, and something for every age group and skill level including underwater, in the dark, and the out-in-the-open variety for the little ones. Some hunts even include games, bouncy houses, and entertainment. Pro-tip: Arrive early, as hunts are often over within minutes.
• Seattle’s Child List
• Seattle Parks & Recreation List
• Sounds Fun Mom’s List
• Seattle Zoo List
• The Children’s Museum List
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Helping children around the world overcome their differences and unite in peace and harmony through fostering cultural exchange and friendship.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CONVENTION
THURS-SUN – Featuring 200 panelists, vendors, events and 24 hour gaming.
SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL
Through April 30 – Spring is here! Time to visit the beautiful tulip & daffodil fields.
SEATTLE SCOTCH & BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – Sample six vintage scotches or six Irish whiskies side-by-side to detect the subtle nuances and different expressions of these classic malt beverages. Scotch experts will be on hand to guide you through this one-of-a-kind tasting experience. Enjoy 50 varieties of beer, wine and spirits.
FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY
SAT-SUN (and April 22-23) – Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.
BALLET ON BROADWAY
FRI through April 23 – Before there was Hamilton or An American in Paris, ballet choreographers were offering Broadway-inspired work for the ballet stage. Join us for a blockbuster program by artists who not only define dance in our time, but have showcased their inimitable talents on Broadway.
MURDER FOR TWO
FRI-SUN – A drop-dead funny murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime; the other plays all the suspects—and they both play the piano!
FIRE STATION 7
Through May 21 – This hilarious new musical comedy for all ages seamlessly integrates the seven rules of fire safety in a rock n’ roll performance, and is both educational and entertaining.
Through SUN – Don’t miss out on this wonderland of activity and fun. Super-sized inflatable rides, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, student showcases and much more!
A PROPER PLACE
Through April 23 – Downton Abbey meets Gilligan’s Island in this hysterical new musical based on J.M. Barrie’s play, The Admirable Crichton.
KISS ME KATE
Through April 30 – A charming story that follows two musical theatre actors – once married, now divorced – as they star together in a Broadway-bound musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
SEX WITH STRANGERS
Through SUN – Don’t miss the Seattle Premiere of this extraordinary new play from the writer of House of Cards.
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 SUN – 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 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
· The Fate of the Furious
· A Quiet Passion
· Grow House
· Spark: A Space Tail