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March 1 - 4, 2023
Seattle Center (1 mile NW)
Famous detective Hercule Poirot investigates a pair of mysterious deaths in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, based on a novel by Agatha Christie about gossip, blackmail, deception and betrayal in a peaceful English village at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Enter on east side of Armory.
Award-winning Into the Woods is a live theater production that uses familiar fairy-tale characters and dazzling songs by Sondheim to tell an epic story at The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave. in Seattle.
Emerald City Comic Con is a giant “comics, anime, gaming, entertainment, and pop culture event” that encourages attendees to wear costumes. Located at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle.
If weather cooperates, watch a dozen hot-air balloons inflate and launch each morning (7 to 9 a.m.) at Winthrop Balloon Roundup. Park at Methow Valley Thriftway, 920 State Rte 20 in Winthrop. The Saturday night glow (5:50 p.m.) is on Riverside Ave. No pets or smoking. Free.
Former monk and life coach Jay Shetty takes you “on a journey of finding, keeping, and even letting go of love” as he promotes his bestseller 8 Rules of Love at The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave. in Seattle.
The Colors of Holi Gala is a $250 fundraiser for age 21+ that includes an Indian dinner, dance performances, DJ music, henna painting, fortune telling, and tours of Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave. in Seattle. (Or attend Holi Family Celebration in the afternoon.)
Watch 12 artists compete to win your vote as they transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork during Art Battle at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. The art is sold afterward in a silent auction. Bring age 21+ ID. Doors open 8 p.m.
A ticket to PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, appetizers, live music, and a wine store for age 21+ at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. [Online ticket sales are closed. Limited tickets at the door.]
Chords and Cuisine for Ukraine is a fundraiser to buy medical supplies for Ukraine. Your $66 ticket includes appetizers, classical piano performances, and a dinner “featuring traditional Ukrainian cuisine” at St. John's Episcopal Church, 105 State St. in Kirkland.
With 20 bands on four stages, Freakout Weekender “offers gritty guitars, hypnotic light shows, and tasty libations” for age 21+ to enjoy in two venues, including The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave. in Seattle.
Penn Cove MusselFest offers chowder tasting, cooking demonstrations, mussel farm tours by boat, a beer & wine garden, mussel-eating competitions, and kids’ activities at Coupeville Wharf, 24 Front St. NW in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Also a Friday evening event. Free.
Seattle Miniature Show has workshops, exhibits, and vendors at DoubleTree Suites Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Pkwy in Tukwila. Children under age 12 are free. Children age 6 to 16 can register onsite for a free class at 2 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a lonely teenager with social anxiety disorder who so yearns to connect with his peers that he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.
Stories of Redefining Motherhood promises “an unforgettable evening of powerful personal stories highlighting diverse experiences and perspectives on motherhood and the power of speaking up and speaking out” at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, 440 5th Ave. N in Seattle. Free.
Hear stories by seven writers and storytellers at We the Indigenous: A Storytelling Celebration, with beverages for sale and limited free snacks in the theater at Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. in Seattle. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Donation.
A $148 ticket to Pacific Standard includes “all of the food and beverage you like at this walk around event” with fine food and wine at The Admiral's House, 2500 W Marina Place in Seattle. This event is part of Taste Washington and requires age 21+ ID.
Watch the Landing of St. Patrick by boat at 5 p.m. at South Lake Union. See St. Patrick again at the Green Stripe Laying at 6 p.m. when the route for Saturday’s parade is marked beginning at Jefferson Street & 4th Avenue. Free.
Taste wine, eat gourmet appetizers, and meet winemakers with a $148 ticket to The New Vintage for age 21+ at Block 41, 115 Bell St. in Seattle. (Wine Seminars are available for $80+ at Four Seasons Hotel 10:30 a.m.)
Wear white and then get covered by colored powder in outdoor tents (starting 9 p.m.), with a dance performance and DJ dance music indoors (starting 10 p.m.) during Holi at The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave. in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
Balkan Night Northwest features dozens of bands, dancing, performances, and food and drink for sale at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E in Seattle. Children younger than age 10 are free. [Balkan countries are located between Italy and Turkey.]
Celebrate Holi when colored powder flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold, all to support charity at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St. in Bellevue. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Wear green or a costume to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5K at Seattle Center. Afterward, head to the giant beer garden at Fisher Pavilion for age 21+. The Leprechaun Lap is a 1K dash for kids age 10 and younger.
Welcome spring at the colorful Indian festival of Holi, with DJ dance music, Indian food for sale, and colored powder you can buy and throw at Tyee Middle School, 13630 SE Allen Road in Bellevue. Children younger than age 10 are free.
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. The subject in March is the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.
A $116 ticket to No Frills gets you unlimited “after-work snacks of Seattle’s best chefs paired with their favorite wines” at a walk-around event at WithinSodo, 2916 Utah Ave. S in Seattle, for age 21+.
Grammy Award winner Kimbra sings her hits and new songs that “channel heartbreak amid a global pandemic into bold new sonic territory” at Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St. in Seattle. Video (4.5 minutes).
Hear 10 speakers who each talk for 5 minutes about interesting subjects while displaying photos at Ignite Seattle at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., or watch from home. [Note: Dark gray area on the seating chart is not sold out.]
Watch two professional chefs demonstrate classic Irish dishes and share “substantial tastes” of St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with a glass of Guinness and an Irish coffee at Hotel Andra, 2000 4th Ave. in Seattle. This is a $105 Hot Stove Society event.
A $30 ticket to Laika Opening Party includes a live panel discussion with Laika artists, costume design activities, DJ music, food & drinks for sale, and a chance to see the museum and the new exhibition Hidden Worlds: The Films of Laika at Museum of Pop Culture, 325 5th Ave. N in Seattle.
Hosted by his wife, Gene Kelly: A Life in Music presents film clips of the famous actor dancing on the big screen with a live score played by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle.
God Awful Movies “breaks down some of Christian cinema’s crummiest creations with all of the hand waving, facial expressions, and costume changes you never knew you were missing” for $49 at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway in Seattle.
Festival of Colors has music, dancers, food vendors, and colored powder flying through the air at Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE in Redmond. Buy a $10 ticket online that includes colored powder, and pay another $10 at the entrance to park.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration features Celtic music, Irish ballads, step-dancing, fiddle tunes, and stories with Celtic folk group The Gothard Sisters at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N in Edmonds.
French Fest is a celebration of French-speaking cultures, with live music, dancing, films, wine tasting, a baguette tasting contest, and kids’ activities in the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Free.
Magical Strings performs “ancient airs and their own unique compositions...on hand-crafted Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers along with whistles, button accordion, and concertina” with Irish dancers at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW in Seattle. Reservations.
Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the two Dashwood sisters (reserved and practical Elinor & passionate and romantic Marianne) who approach love differently, “underscored by a contemporary mix of your favorite pop songs” at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. in Everett.
“A seductive circus comes to town with clowns, a lion character, a jaw-dropping aerialist, and more” when Kat Robichaud presents Misfit Cabaret: Circus at The Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle for age 17+ (9 p.m. 21+).
Winner of the audience award at Sundance Film Festival, The Spitfire Grill is a crowd-pleaser about a woman fresh out of prison who seeks redemption as a waitress in a small town, live at Taproot Theatre Company’s Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St. in Seattle. Tickets at Goldstar.
Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the 1930s, 110 in the Shade is about a family desperate for rain and seeking a husband for its daughter, with both hopes pinned on a fast-talking newcomer, at Seattle Public Theater, 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. Tickets at Goldstar.
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival presents 40 shows at Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway in Seattle. The 3 & 7:30 p.m. shows are for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows are for age 18+. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Enjoy a dozen chocolate tastes at eight locations (including an actual chocolate factory) on the delicious $80 Seattle Chocolate Tour from Viator, a trusted division of TripAdvisor. Your easily accessible walk begins at Cupcake Royale, 106 Pine St. in Seattle.
Seattle Theatre Group presents young musicians with diverse musical styles performing More Music (7:30 p.m.) and The Moore Student Matinee (11 a.m.) at The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave. in Seattle. Tickets at StubHub for 7:30 p.m.
Dress upscale and dance to the music of India at $29 Neon Holi Bollywood Party. Glowing party favors replace the traditional shirt-staining powdered colors at Stage Seattle, 172 S Washington St. in Seattle for age 21+.
A $45 ticket to Boots, Barrels and Brews gets you 3 beer or wine tasting tickets, appetizers, a live country band, and a line-dancing lesson in Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW in Issaquah. Bring age 21+ ID.
Teenagers can “connect with over a dozen organizations that create opportunities for youth to make a difference locally and globally” at Teen Action Fair, which includes performing artists, activities, and games at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, 440 5th Ave. N in Seattle. Free.
Celebrate the traditional Southeast Asian Holi Festival of Colors with entertainment, food vendors, and colored powder flying through the air at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Tickets are required for all ages.
Buy your $39 ticket online to visit 15 Ballard shops that host pop-up tasting rooms featuring Washington wines during Ballard Wine Walk for age 21+. Check in at Umpqua Bank, 5512 22nd Ave. NW in Seattle.
Listen to Scottish pipes and drums, wear the tartan of a Scottish clan, and join Scottish Highland dancing at the Tartan Ball at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Doors open 6 p.m. and music begins 6:45 p.m.
“Find tons of collectible records, CDs, and other music-related collectibles for sale” on 50 tables during Northwest Record Show at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Admission at 8 a.m. costs more.
Science Night promises “an evening of drunken experiments” with liquid nitrogen, levitating metal, 3D art, Tesla coils, and lasers at Blue Moon Tavern, 712 NE 45th St. in Seattle. [Tickets page may list an incorrect address.]
“Discover the flavors, notes, and textures of Pacific Northwest whiskey and Congolese-sourced organic chocolate” from Theo Chocolate during $99 Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing at Fremont Mischief Distillery, 132 N Canal St. in Seattle for age 21+.
A $50 ticket to SAM Remix for age 21+ includes “innovative performances, art-making activities, live music, and guided gallery tours.” This event has food for sale and a no-host bar at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave. in Seattle.
Cornish College of the Arts showcases the work of its Bachelor of Fine Arts students at the BFA Exhibition at 9th Avenue Gallery, 2014 9th Ave. in Seattle. Opening reception March 31 (6 to 9 p.m.), after that weekdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and weekends (noon to 4 p.m.). Free.