BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL

WED-SAT  The Ballard Jazz Festival offers world-class musicians every day. Enjoy a Swedish pancake brunch on Saturday with a classic Volvo/Saab car show.

 

PERUVIAN FASHION SHOW

WED  Peruvian Consulate of Seattle. Exquisite evening of international art and fashion, inspired by the richly diverse culture of Peru, in the effort to conserve the Amazon rainforest.

ANNUAL PIEROGI FEST

SAT  Polish Cultural Center. Enjoy authentic Polish food and culture, folk group performances, craft workshops & more.

SEATTLE BEER WEEK

Through May 22nd  Various Locations. Bars and breweries all over the Seattle area are hosting beer tasting events.

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SAT  Various Locations. 12th Annual West Seattle garage sale has more than 330 sales all over West Seattle.

GIG HARBOR BEER FEST

SAT  Gig Harbor. Attendees receive a 5 oz. taster cup, 8 taster tokens, and a program. The Gig Harbor Beer Festival is a fundraiser benefiting the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Foundation.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Through May 22nd  Shoreline Community College Theater. Hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN OPERA

Through May 21st. McCaw Hall. A ghostly sailor condemned to wander for all eternity, sets foot on land every seven years to search for a bride who can bring him peace. Can the power of true love break the curse and end his suffering?

ROMEO & JULIET

Through May 22nd  Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Seattle Shakespeare presents this timeless classic.  Live the romance in an up-close and intimate staging where the dancer’s swirl past, the sword fighters clash, and the heartbeat of the play mixes with your own.

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE AMERICAN PROBLEM

Through May 22nd  Seattle Repertory Theatre. The American Wild West and Victorian England collide in this original adventure tale.

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?

ART & DESIGN SHOW

Through May 15th  Cornish College of the Arts. Graduating seniors showcase their work at Expo 16: Art & Design BFA Exhibition.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Through May 22nd  SecondStory Repertory, Redmond. Newlyweds Paul and Corie are just starting their life together in a tiny fifth-floor Manhattan apartment. He’s a straight-laced lawyer and she’s a free spirit who’s always looking for the latest adventure.

THE CAT IN THE HAT

Through May 22nd  Seattle Children’s Theatre. Back by popular demand, our favorite Dr. Seuss character introduces his eclectic entertainment with mischievous humor and madcap style.

BIG TOP ROCK
Through MAY 22  Teatro ZinZanni north of Seattle Center. Sound checks, set lists, cirque, and kiddie mosh pits. It’s your chance to dance it out, shake it off, and let loose at this morning rock n’ roll circus show for families. With a rock repertoire of timeless hits, this show ain’t just for kids!

AFRICAN MUSICAL
Through MAY 22  Everett. A spirited young woman defies her parents and risks everything to set off for the big city to attend university.

DINNER & SHOW

Through June 12th  Teatro ZinZanni: Part circus, part cabaret, & always magical, this three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a scrumptious multi-course feast and elegant libations.

BURLESQUE VARIETY SHOW

Thursdays through June 30  Julia’s on Broadway. From the producers of Le Faux, Seattle’s longest-running celebrity impersonation show, and Julia’sQueen of the Brunch, a fabulous, fun-filled disco drag extravaganza, comes their newest production: Magnifique.

  

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.

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

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

·         Money Monster
·         The Darkness
·         A Bit of Bad Luck
·         High Rise
·         Kill Zone 2
·         Love & Friendship
·         Sunset Song
·         Divine Access
·         Last Days in the Desert

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