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!
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.
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