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Seattle events January 2022

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Free museums

January 6, 2022

Seattle (multiple locations)

Visit these free on the first Thursday of every month.

Festival of short films

January 12 - 20, 2022 (7 p.m.)

Capitol Hill (1.1 miles E)

Watch an eclectic “95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival program … including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world” during Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle.

Cabaret set in 1890s Hungary

January 29 - 30, 2022

(began this month on January 20)

Downtown (0.3 miles S)

Bohemia is a “macabre and mystical dream cabaret” combining classical music, art nouveau, green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs at The Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle. [Must be age 17+, or age 21+ beginning 8 p.m.]

Discount tickets

Lights at Seattle zoo

January 29 - 30, 2022 (4 to 8:30 p.m.)

(began this month on January 1)

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

WildLanterns features “large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe” including bugs, dinosaurs, tigers, peacocks, and dragons, with snacks for sale at Woodland Park Zoo. Closed Mondays. Free parking.

Beauty and The Beast

January 29 - Feb. 6, 2022

(began this month on January 21)

Downtown (0.2 miles SE)

Based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale, Beauty and The Beast is a story about transformation and tolerance, featuring a girl (Beauty) and a prince under a witch’s spell (Beast), live onstage at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave. in Seattle. Closed Mondays.

Cirque show

January 29 - March 13, 2022

(began this month on January 18)

Redmond (16 miles NE)

“Aristocratic ideals of the old guard are challenged by the revolutionary ideals of a youth in revolt” in Alegría, a classic Cirque du Soleil show in a giant tent at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond.

Wildlife show

January 30 - June 7, 2022

Downtown (0.3 miles SW)

National Geographic Live presents scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and adventurers live on stage with amazing photos and video at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.
  • Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 – The Secret Life of Bears
  • Feb. 27 to March 1 – A Voice for Nature
  • March 27 to 29 – Secrets of the Whales
  • May 1 to 3 – Improbable Ascent [climbers]
  • May 22 to 24 – Greenwood [race massacre]
  • June 5 to 7 – How to Clone a Mammoth

Seattle attractions

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Seattle CityPass includes:
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Space Needle

plus any three:

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Harbor Cruise
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Woodland Park Zoo
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