LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
MAY 26-29, 2016
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Through June 12th Various locations. SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for more than 40 years. Our mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world.
SAT-SUN Shrimpfest lures hungry shrimpers from all over the Northwest to fish Hood Canal’s rich waters. Also features craft booths, food booths, belt sander races, exhibits, live music, kids activities and much more. Brinnon.
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
FRI-MON Seattle Center. Enjoy musical performances and workshops from around the world.
Through SUN May 29th Broadway Performance Hall. Featuring the great vocal music from the Big Band Era!
GIG HARBOR STREET SCRAMBLE
SAT Skansie Brothers Park. A scavenger hunt full of riddles for families, teens, friends, runners, cyclists, walking enthusiasts—anyone who loves Gig Harbor and likes to explore.
CRUZIN’ TO COLBY
SAT-MON Everett. Listen to live music and cruise down Colby Avenue. Enjoy a dance on Monday with a car show on Monday.
MON Seattle University. Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying 4 Troops focuses on participants “trying” a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment.
MON Paine Field, Everett. Bring the family out to enjoy tanks, military vehicles and artillery weapons at this festive annual event, which includes driving and firing demonstrations of tanks and artillery. There will also be a Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club parade.
TO SAVOR TOMORROW
Through JUNE 11 A comedic play with Russian spies, vintage airliners, sexy stewardesses, and dashing agents. Drink 60’s-style cocktails and eat a delicious four-course meal while watching.
THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX
Through JUNE 26 A coming-of-age story that challenges the loving heart of a modern family as childhood friends start a romance when they go off to college.
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE LOCKS
Through SEPT 17 What’s better than free music in a great setting? Limited folding chairs available, plenty of room for blankets to sit on or to set up your own chairs.
Through JUNE 12 Various Locations. Part of Seattle’s International Film Festival, Culinary Cinema includes ten full length films about cooking & food.
THURS & SAT Watch the women of Seattle Storm play a game in KeyArena.
Through June 12th Tacoma Musical Playhouse: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, a witch named Evillene, and the Wiz will light up the stage in this uproarious, song-filled adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
Thursdays through DEC 29 Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.
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?
DINNER & SHOW
Through June 12 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.
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
· Alice Through the Looking Glass
· X-Men: Apocalypse
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
· The Idol
· The Trust
· The One Below