Event Details

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Goes To The Movies

7:30 pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson – An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies
September 21 & 22
Paramount Theatre

Ever since his viral tweets finding faults about the Sci-Fi movie Gravity, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has gone from the country’s most beloved teacher to a tongue in cheek science fiction movie critic.
With this stimulating evening, Neil DeGrasse Tyson will tell us what movies look like to him — the stuff he notices that maybe you didn’t. He’ll highlight the science the movies got right, the science they attempted and got wrong, and the science they don’t care about at all.
See the show that’s a fun intersection of science and culture.
More info – Neil DeGrasse Tyson at The Paramount


The Paramount Theatre

Finally, An Engelbert Humperdinck Tour!


Engelbert Humperdinck
September 15
Snoqualmie Casino


KIXI artist Engelbert Humperdinck brings his classic hits to the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom on September 15.
With his smooth velvet delivery on such hits as Release Me, A Man Without Love, After The Lovin’, and Quando, Quando,Quando; this emoter of emotion will send you floating home on a cloud.

Engelbert Humperdinck at Snoqualmie Casino



Snoqualmie Casino

Have Yourself a Taste of Tacoma

Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Taste of Tacoma
June 24 – 26
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Get your palate ready for this annual summer get together. Almost 50 local restaurant booths and food product companies will participate in the Taste this year providing a variety of ethnic cuisine as well as all-American favorites.
Sample a little bit of almost everything…and sip the best craft beers, ciders and wines.
And with a family fun zone as well as more than a hundred entertainment acts, there is always something for everyone’s listening pleasure.
New this year is a local craft Spirits & Cocktail venue.

Taste of Tacoma Details here




Point Defiance Park

Comedian Arsenio Hall Makes a Stop in Tacoma!

7:30 pm

Arsenio Hall
October 1
Pantages Theater, Tacoma


Arsenio Hall made history as the first black late-night talk show host, and now he’s making people laugh at Pantages Theater in Tacoma. It’s still easy to get excited by Arsenio Hall, who starred in movies and appeared on many television shows. But of all the venues for his amazing talent — from screens big to small — he is best live and up close on the stand-up stage. His energy, his charisma, and his effortless humor will be on display when this iconic comedian headlines in Tacoma!


Arsenio Hall details

Pantages Theatre at The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries!

Friday 2:00 pm - Sunday 5:00 pm

Marysville Strawberry Festival
June 17-19
Asbery Field, Marysville, WA


The Marysville Strawberry Festival is an exciting week of rides, children’s activities, arts, crafts, parades, a car show, live entertainment, Berry Fun Run, talent show, strawberries and much more fun for the whole family!
A community tradition since 1932. Marysville invites you to join the thousands of families who come to enjoy the summertime fun, food and carnival.

Marysville Strawberry Festival details



Asbery Field

Take Your Father to the Museum of Flight!

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Free Admission for Dad at the Museum of Flight
June 19
Museum of Flight, Seattle


Admission is free to all dads (accompanied by children) on Father’s Day, June 19. The Museum is offering many new experiences since last year’s Father’s Day, including this summer’s big, interactive exhibit, Above and Beyond, the Boeing Centennial exhibits throughout the Museum, the recently restored 1932 Boeing 247D airliner, and the newly remodeled Flight Zone fun gallery for young children. There will be family activities all day, especially the “Paint the Ave to the Pav” sidewalk painting project.


Father’s Day at The Museum of Flight








Directions to The Museum of Flight

Free Traditional Canoe Rides at Deception Pass

Noon - 4:00 PM

Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration
June 11
Deception Pass, Fidalgo Island


The 11th Annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration at Deception Pass State Park will feature canoe rides and native singers, drummers and storytellers. Artists from the Swinomish and Samish tribes will demonstrate traditional weaving, cedar work and woodcarving. A salmon and fry bread lunch also will be available for purchase.

The Discover Pass is not required to attend this event. In recognition of National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 11 is a State Parks “free day,” when day-use visitors to state parks are not required to display a Discover Pass.

This is part of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.


Folk Arts in the Parks










Bowman Bay picnic area Deception Pass State Park

Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Tribute To Herb Alpert

8:00 PM

Bobby Medina plays Herb Alpert
May 27, 8pm
The Triple Door


Come enjoy Bobby Medina’s fast paced show that revives the soundtrack of the 1960’s as he pays tribute to Herb Alpert. The music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass can best be described as 60’s Mariachi inspired instrumental pop, and has achieved numerous platinum status records and has been featured on radio, television specials and on the big screen for decades. This brand new show authentically re-creates a sound that was quirky, retro, and hip.  Come for the music and the fond memories of the 1960s will come roaring back!


Bobby Medina Plays Whipped Cream & Other Delights




The Triple Door

90th Annual Memorial Day Service

1:30 PM

Memorial Day Celebration
May 30
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park


Evergreen Washelli will host their Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service on Monday, May 30th with a concert, followed by a service and a guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery giving you the opportunity to learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in Evergreen-Washelli.

The concert begins at 1:30pm and the ceremony will commence at 2:00pm.


Please join us as we honor America’s fallen and salute the flags on our “Avenue of Colors”.

Memorial Day Service info












Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park

Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

6:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Wheels & Heels Gala
June 4
LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Tacoma


Combine your love of cars and your love for the community!
The Wheels & Heels Annual Gala is a celebration of the anniversary of LeMay – America’s Car Museum. This is the Museum’s largest fundraiser in support of its commitment to celebrating America’s love affair with the automobile, and this year’s theme is Casino Royale!
Soak in the sultry sounds of 007 while taking a commemorative photo with a James Bond inspired Aston Martin and marvel at the Goldfinger statues. A Monaco race-winning 1977 McClaren M23 will welcome you as you sip Vesper Martinis – shaken, not stirred.


Wheels & Heels details here

LeMay-America’s Car Museum

Above And Beyond Flight Exhibit Coming to Seattle

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Above And Beyond
May 28 – September 10
Museum of Flight


A new touring, interactive science of flight exhibit is coming to the Museum of Flight!
Above and Beyond uses fully immersive experiences to explore the impact of aerospace in our world – and beyond. Explored through five key themes that define flight and space travel – “Up, Faster, Higher, Farther, and Smarter” – Above and Beyond is an education-based exhibition (so you might learn something while having fun).

Free with Museum admission.


Museum of Flight info


The Museum of Flight

Tuck and Patti At Jazz Alley

May 31 - June 1 at 7:30p,

Tuck & Patti
May 31 – June 1
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes dazzling jazz vocal/guitar duo Tuck and Patti for two nights.

For 37 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.




KIXI Welcomes The Manhattan Transfer

Thu: 7:30 Fri & Sat: 7:30 & 9:30 Sun: 7:30

Manhattan Transfer
July 28 – 31
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Don’t miss one of America’s (and KIXI’s) favorite vocal groups!
The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great jazz and pop hits that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. This Grammy-winning vocal troupe is famed for their infectious vocalese style that blends pop, jazz, swing and R&B. See one of the truly unique groups that have entertained music lovers for years.


The Manhattan Transfer at Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Juan De Fuca Festival

Friday, 5pm – Sunday, 5:30pm

Juan De Fuca Foundation’s Annual Memorial Day Festival
May 27 – 30
Port Angeles, WA


This year’s Memorial Day Juan De Fuca Festival  will feature more than 150 international music and dance performances, as well as films, arts & crafts, and other amusements to the streets and clubs of Port Angeles.
Details for Juan De Fuca Festival here



Vern Burton Community Center

Welcome Summer with the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration!

Friday 5 pm – Sunday 5:30 pm

Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
June 17 – 19
Fremont, Seattle

The Fremont Fair offers art and craft booths, two stages with local bands, food vendors, a beer garden, funky painted cars, and a Sunday dog parade.

This year’s Fremont Solstice Parade takes place on Saturday June 18, 2015 in downtown Fremont. The parade begins at 3PM at 3rd and Leary Way and ends at Gas Works Park in a wild festival. The Solstice Parade has been delighting crowds at the Center of the Universe with fantastic floats, marching bands, and other free-spirited street performances since 1989.

Today, the parade has been made famous (infamous!) by the inclusion of the Solstice Cyclists (Solstice Cylists.org), a celebration of 1500+ naked-but-painted bike riders, who are released onto the parade route before the start of the Solstice Parade.  This event celebrates the rebel in all of us!  It is a “nude not lewd” event, where families are welcome to watch their friends bare all, paint up, and ride through the streets of Fremont!

Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade info here





Malala Speaks in Seattle!

7:30 pm

Malala Yousafzai
July 24
Hec Ed Pavilion, UW


You’ve seen her on the news, and now Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban and won a Nobel Prize fighting for the education of women worldwide will speak at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
Malala will inspire you with her story and her insufferable spirit as she champions the cause of peace and education.
Ticket Info for Malala Yousafzai here



Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Biggest Car Show of The Year

8 AM – 4 PM

The Greenwood Car Show
June 25
Greenwood Avenue North


The last Saturday of June means the Greenwood Car Show!
This annual tradition is a mile and a half of classic cars, hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Ave. N.
More than 24 local car clubs and associations will be on hand for the Grand-daddy of Seattle Car Shows.

Bring nonperishable items to the car show and help support the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank.

As always, free & fun.
Greenwood Car Show Details



Greenwood Ave North

SIFF is the Largest Film Festival in the Country!

The Seattle International Film Festival
May 19 – June 12
Various venues around Seattle

Be part of the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, now in its 42nd year.  SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. The art of cinema can foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive!  This year’s festival features rich and diverse
films such as:

The Bitter Stems

Guilt takes a toll on a down-on-his-luck journalist after he commits the perfect murder in a rarely seen Argentinian classic, restored in 35mm and introduced by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation—whose Noir City Film Festival returns to SIFF Cinema this July.

Heaven Can Wait

When Henry Van Cleve dies, he presents himself at the gates of Hell only to find there is some doubt as to his qualifications for entry. To prove his eligibility, he begins to recount his life and the women he has known, mainly focusing on his happy but sometimes difficult twenty-five years of marriage to Martha.

A Scandal in Paris

This rarely seen period piece from Douglas Sirk, loaded with witty dialogue, sparkling set pieces, and a charming monkey named Satan, stars George Sanders as an 18th-century French con man who goes from stealing women’s garters to becoming Paris’ chief of police.

Chimes at Midnight

Unavailable for years and now back in a brilliant restoration, Orson Welles’ groundbreaking adaptation blends five Shakespeare plays into a single gritty tale focusing on the character who was his lifelong obsession, the drunken rapscallion Falstaff.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

A look at the life, work, and political activism of trailblazing writer and producer Norman Lear, who brought prime time into the modern era in the 1970s with a string of influential shows including “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” and “Sanford and Son.”

For SIFF Information and Tickets click here



SIFF Cinema Uptown

511 Queen Anne Avenue North | Lower Queen Anne


SIFF Cinema Egyptian

805 E Pine Street | Capitol Hill


SIFF Film Center

Seattle Center campus, near the corner of Warren Ave & Republican St


SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Film Center

Imagination Theatre LIVE On Stage

kixi_Imagination_Theatre_LIVE_325x185_tileImagination Theatre LIVE On Stage!
Monday, May 16h, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

An evening of fine entertainment.  Join KIXI Radio and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre and see how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.  Actors, sound effect artists, and you in the audience, it’s everything you love about Radio theatre.

Doors open at 7:00 with the curtain going up at 7:30 at the Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland , WA. For tickets just call the box office at 435 893 9900 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. We’ll see ya there.

Kirkland Performance Center

Celebrate Our Armed Forces!

10 am – 6 pm

Armed Forces Day
May 21
Joint Base Lewis McChord


Joint Base Lewis-McChord opens its gates for public celebration of Armed Forces Day, with historical reenactments, military vehicles & displays, music, vendors, fair food & beer garden, and carnival rides.  You can also watch the Army vs. Navy rugby game.
Bring ID if age 16+

Free entry

Be aware, occasional loud cannon fire (a small price to pay for freedom)


Armed Forces Day at JBLM

Joint Base Lewis McChord

Bluegrass From The Forest

Friday 6:40 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm

Bluegrass Festival
May 13 -15

The Bluegrass From the Forest festival offers many activities including Master Workshops, Band Scramble Showcase (anyone can participate!) Banjo Contest, Chick Rose’s Youth School of Bluegrass, Mandolin Tasting, Marv’s Slow Jam, vendors and much more! There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included), and open mic performances!
Bluegrass From The Forest Festival details



Shelton High School Campus

Huge Norwegian Day Festival in Ballard

10 am – 8 pm

17th of May Festival
Tuesday, May 17


Join 25,000 spectators in the streets of Ballard to see more than 100 groups, including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more — all for Norway’s Constitution Day.
Men, women, teenagers and families all come together in a daylong festival of music and dance, kids activities, a luncheon featuring a Norwegian dignitary, and the parade, of course, that starts down a mile-long stretch of Ballard at 6 p.m.
Click here for Norwegian Day Festival details




Penn Cove Water Festival on Whidbey Island

11 am – 5 pm

Penn Cove Water Festival
May 14


Take a short ferry ride to beautiful Whidbey Island to the Penn Cove Water Festival in historic Coupeville. It’s a day of tribal canoe races, native arts and crafts, food, dance, music, traditional storytelling, and children’s activities.
Penn Cove Water Festival






Downtown Coupeville

Billy Elliot The Musical

Various show times: 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 2:00pm

Billy Elliot The Musical
May 12 – July 3
Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, Issaquah

July 8 – 31
Everett Performing Arts Center, Everett


From the boxing ring to the ballet stage; Billy’s life changes forever.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards and complete with an electrifying score by music legend Elton John, this spectacular show has the heart, humor, and passion to be named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade.”

The Village Theatre stage their productions in two locations back to back….first in Issaquah and later in Everett.


Billy Elliot The Musical … more information


Francis J. Gaudette Theatre  303 Front Street North Issaquah


Everett Performing Arts Center  2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett






Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

Paint Your Wagon at The 5th Avenue

Various Show times: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm

Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon
June 2 – 25
5th Avenue Theatre


Set in the Gold Rush of 1849, Paint Your Wagon is a classic American musical filled with some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including, “They Call The Wind Maria,” “I’m On My Way,” “I Talk To The Trees,” and “I Was Born Under a Wand’rin Star.”

This is a newly commissioned adaptation and Seattle audiences will be the first in the world to see this new incarnation of this thrilling musical adventure.


Paint Your Wagon details



The 5th Avenue Theatre

Kenny Rogers’ Final Tour Hits Tacoma

8:30 PM

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler’s Last Deal
July 8
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma


KIXI artist, Grammy Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, and now you can experience all that live!
Kenny Rogers has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal, and in 2016, Rogers is embarking on what will be his final world tour with a show that will celebrate his musical legacy: The Gambler’s Last Deal.


Details for Kenny Rogers at the EQC click here




Emerald Queen Casino

Diana Ross Live In Concert


Diana Ross
July 2
Tulalip Amphitheatre


Part of the 1960s groundbreaking group the Supremes before embarking on a successful solo career, Diana Ross will perform all the hits including, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Love Hangover.”
Diana has been wowing ‘em in Vegas and now is your chance to see her as she makes an appearance in the Northwest. As part of the Summer Concert series, this will be outdoors in the beautiful setting of the Tulalip Amphitheatre on a hot July night!
Diana Ross plays Tulalip Resort Casino



Tulalip Resort Casino

Bacon & Beer at Safeco Field

1:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Bacon and Beer Classic
May 7
Safeco Field


How about indulging your two favorite passions at once? It’s the Bacon and Beer Classic, returning to Safeco Field. At the Bacon and Beer Classic you’ll get the chance to try over 50 original bacon-infused dishes from the best local chefs and restaurants…sip and sample beers from the best craft brewers in the region….and could there be a more fun setting than Safeco Field?
Lots of games, bacon eating contests, and you can vote for your favorite bacon dish.
Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field details here





Safeco Field

Cruisin’ Together Car Show

Saturday, May 21st, 8am - 4pm

Cruisin’ Together Car Show
Saturday, May 21st, 8am – 4pm
Griot’s Garage, 3333 S. 38th St. Tacoma

If you’ve got a great set of wheels you want to show off, come and join this fun Cruisin’ adventure. Dash plaques & goodie bags for the first 100 cars.  28 trophy categories, and car display is only $10, $20 day of show.  http://moctezumapromotions.com/events.html


New Sherlock Holmes Play at The Rep

7:30pm Matinees 2:00pm

Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem
April 22 – May 22


Famous British detective Sherlock Holmes collides with American Wild West figure Annie Oakley in Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
If you enjoyed 2013’s hit The Hound of the Baskervilles, the same creative team is at it again with more thrills, more laughs, and more unbelievable deductions.
For Details on Sherlock Holmes at The Rep, Click Here




Seattle Repertory Theatre

21st Annual Aviation Day

10 am – 5 pm

Paine Field Aviation Day
May 21


Your $10 admission to this Family Friendly Annual Aviation event gets you entrance to the Flying Heritage Collection and the Historic Flight Foundation. Get your youngster to the Free Young Eagles introductory flights for youth ages 8-17—first-come-first-served and space is limited.

Take a flight, meet the pilots, view one-of-a-kind aircraft, talk with flight schools, and watch the flying demonstrations
21st Annual Aviation Day at Paine Field



3220 100th St. SW,

Sing-Along with Your Favorites

10 am

Golden Era Sing-Along
April 30
Edmonds Center For The Arts


Start your Saturday morning with a trip over the rainbow and enjoy a video montage of great television, film and concert performances by legendary performers of yesteryear. This quick and fun compilation of musical memories will include scenes from blockbuster movie musicals to black and white TV shows. A few toe-tapping dancing numbers by the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers will also be included. Feel free to sing along with Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, and many more. You’ll leave this one-hour presentation with a song in your heart!
Golden Era Sing-Along info



Edmonds Center for the Arts

Donovan’s 50th Celebration Tour of Sunshine Superman


October 15
Neptune Theatre


Donovan Leitch is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists working today. At his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 it was stated, “Donovan singlehandedly initiated the Pysychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”
As influential as that 1966 album was, Donovan had already had 4 top 20 hits! Relive those care free days as Donovan sings Jennifer Juniper, Catch The Wind, Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Season of The Witch, There Is A Mountain, and many more.
Donovan plays The Neptune





STG’s Neptune Theatre

Tour of Green Homes

11am - 5pm

Northwest Green Home Tour
April 30 – May 1
Seattle & Bothell & Woodinville


Looking for ideas to save energy and the planet on your home or next building project?  The Green Home tour is a great opportunity where builders and architects share their latest green projects.
On this free Northwest Green Home Tour you’ll see the latest in solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations include Seattle and Bothell.

Northwest Green Home Tour Details




Several sites in and around Seattle

Street Fair Season Starts in the U District

Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

University District Street Fair
May 21-22
University Way N.E., Seattle


Seattle’s earliest street fair of the year is the laid-back University District StreetFair. Did you know this is the longest running street fair in the U.S.?  47 years young and still rolling. Hundreds of food vendors and arts & crafts booths line University Way NE. Lots of music, dance, and comedy onstage.
As always, free.

University District Street Fair info


University District

KIXI Welcomes Olivia Newton John to Seattle


Olivia Newton John
August 25
Snoqualmie Casino


KIXI artist Olivia Newton-John brings her hit filled career to the northwest!

Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom. With hits like Have You Never Been Mellow, I Honestly Love You, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Let’s Get Physical, and carload more; you will have the time of your life.

Olivia Newton-John at The Snoqualmie Casino




Snoqualmie Casino

Cruzin’ To Colby

Sunday May 29, Cruise:1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Dance: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday May 30, Show & Shine: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Colby Cruise & Car Show
May 29-30


Looking for that perfect way to start the summer? The Seattle Rod-Tiques car club has hosted the Annual Cruzin’ to Colby car show over Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown Everett since 1999. With 600 cars cruising Sunday down Colby Avenue in Everett, this is a hot rodder’s fantasy come true.
After gawking at all of the sights on the street Sunday, make for the dance featuring the Wright Brothers Band. Monday’s entertainment will include KIXI favorite Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis.
Free, except the dance.

Cruzin’ To Colby information



Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Rogers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific

7:30pm, 2:00pm

South Pacific
April 8 – May 1
Seattle Musical Theatre

Considered by many as one of the finest musicals ever written, Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” is set in an island paradise during World War II and tells the sweeping saga of two parallel love stories that are threatened by the realities of war and prejudice. The songs, by now deeply engrained in American culture, include the romantic “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Younger than Springtime,” the spirited “There is Nothing Like a Dame” and the reflective “This Nearly Was Mine.”

South Pacific at Seattle Musical Theatre



Seattle Musical Theatre

Celebrate and Honor on Memorial Day!

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Memorial Day Celebration
May 30th
Museum of Flight, Seattle


There’s no better place to observe Memorial Day than at The Museum of Flight!

The Museum of Flight will be honoring military service on Memorial Day, May 30. This ceremony will feature a performance by the Boeing Employee Concert band. Veterans and active U.S. Military personnel receive free admission to the Museum with identification.

Memorial Day at The Museum of Flight

May 30_Memorial Day_Web






The Museum of Flight

45th Annual Folklife Festival

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Folklife Festival
May 27 – 30
Seattle Center

Celebrate traditional arts by choosing from hundreds of dance and musical performances, workshops, and panels from around the world during Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center.  Folklife celebrates arts and culture by sharing the Northwest’s diverse cultural heritage with the each other.





Seattle Center

Windermere Cup & Grand Opening Day Boat Parade


Opening Day of Boating Season
May 7
Montlake Cut & Union Bay


Opening Day, the official opening of Seattle’s boating season sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club, includes a celebration of many kinds of water activities. Festivities will include a morning of crew races, a sailboat race, and of course, the Grand Opening Day Boat Parade on Saturday.  The 29th annual Windermere Cup features the University of Washington hosting teams from around the world.


Opening Day of Boating Season details here



Seattle Yacht Club

KIXI Welcomes Burt Bacharach to Jazz Alley


Burt Bacharach
October 20 – 23
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the incomparable Burt Bacharach to town for four shows only. With a hit-single track record spanning four decades that racked up a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits, Burt Bacharach is one of the most important composers of popular music in the 20th century. His sophisticated style borrows from cool jazz, soul, Brazilian bossa nova, and traditional pop. A favorite of audiences everywhere.


Burt Bacharach at Jazz Alley



Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

SOLD The Movie Opens in Seattle

Various show times

April 15 – 21
Sundance Cinemas, Seattle


A powerful and important story; SOLD – A film by Academy Award Winning Director Jeffrey D. Brown opens in Seattle on April 15th.
Based on the global bestseller by Patricia McCormick from Executive Producer Emma Thompson and produced by Seattle’s Jane Charles, SOLD has an ensemble cast that includes Gillian Anderson and David Arquette.
A Young girl, Lakshmi, leaves her home in a quiet village in the Nepali Himalayas in the expectation of a job in a big city in India. However, upon her arrival, she soon realizes she has been trafficked into a prison brothel, where she must struggle daily to survive against impossible odds.


Sold The Movie




Sundance Cinemas

Broadway at The Paramount Presents “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

Various show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
October 19 – 30
Paramount Theatre


Broadway at The Paramount brings “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” to Seattle. This hit filled show tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical



The Paramount Theatre

KIXI Welcomes Crooner Steve Tyrell to Seattle

Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30p, Friday and Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p and Sunday at 7:30p.

Steve Tyrell
June 29 – July 3
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle


The warm and fuzzy baritone of KIXI artist Steve Tyrell can always be counted on to add the right romantic touch to an evening of songs. This balladeer has a knack for interpreting the classic American songbook, perhaps best known for his take on Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra favorites.
At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Steve was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist.

KIXI Welcomes Steve Tyrell to Jazz Alley



Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Sergio Mendes: 50 Years – A Celebration of Brazil ‘66

7:30 pm & 9:30pm

Sergio Mendes
July 14 – 17
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI welcomes three-time Grammy winner and Brazilian music legend, Sergio Mendes as he celebrates 50 years of Brazil ’66. Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, he is one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time, and you can enjoy his live performance in the intimate setting of Jazz Alley.

Sergio Mendes at Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

KIXI Artist Melissa Manchester on Tour

8 pm

Melissa Manchester
April 29 & 30
Skagit Valley Casino, Bow

Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler’s Harlettes, Melissa’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. She earned her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 with “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” Four years later, she won the award in the same category with the song “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.” Today, she teaches music at the University of Southern California, where her students encouraged her to record her current studio album that was financed by a fan-based campaign.

Melissa Manchester at The Skagit Valley Casino



Skagit Valley Casino

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

11am - 6pm

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 22 – 24
Seattle Center


The Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival celebrates Seattle’s friendship with Japan and Japan’s gift of 1000 cherry trees in 1976. Enjoy Japanese art, dance, music, and food at Seattle Center. The Festival presents culturally educational programs, arts, technologies, and the rich heritage of Japan.

As always:  Free!

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival details



Seattle Center

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat Live on Stage

11am, 2pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7pm

The Cat In The Hat
April 14 – May 22
Seattle Children’s Theatre


One of the most beloved children’s books of all time is back by popular demand. The Cat in The Hat busts the boredom of a rainy afternoon with all sorts of zaniness.
This faithful adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic will delight audiences of all ages. Take the kids, take the grandkids, or just enjoy it yourself!

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays: Various show times

The Cat In The Hat at Seattle Children’s Theatre



Seattle Children’s Theatre

Seattle Symphony Presents Songs of the 1960s with The Midtown Men

Friday & Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm

The Midtown Men
April 1-3
Benaroya Hall


The Midtown Men are four stars from the Broadway show Jersey Boys that have gotten together in this one-of-a-kind concert experience to celebrate the music that defined the ’60s.  And you can’t find a better place to hear the harmonies that defined that early 60s sound than Benaroya Hall.


The Midtown Men at Benaroya Details






Benaroya Hall

Kinky Boots at The 5th Avenue

Various Show times: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm

Kinky Boots
April 27- May 8
5th Avenue Theatre


Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With a story by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Firestein and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.


Kinky Boots info here



The 5th Avenue Theatre

Saturday Night Fever The Musical


Saturday Night Fever
April 17
Pantages Theater, Tacoma


Disco fever sweeps through Tacoma on Sunday, April 17 when the Broadway musical production of Saturday Night Fever plays the historic Pantages Theater.
This new musical stage production of Saturday Night Fever is based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, and is packed with classic hits from The Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” in addition to several new songs written especially for this production.


Saturday Night Fever at the Pantages



Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Paul McCartney Brings World Tour To Seattle


Paul McCartney
April 17
Key Arena

What can you expect from one of the biggest names in music of all time? Just dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul McCartney’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.


Paul McCartney Details




Key Arena

Nobody Does It Better – The Carly Simon Songbook Concert

Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 pm

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Saturday, June 18th, 7:30pm
UPAC Auditorium, at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue

** SPECIAL KIXI LISTENER Ticket discount – use promo code KIXI

Purple Phoenix Productions presents the debut performance of “NOBODY DOES IT BETTER: The Carly Simon Songbook”. It is a rockin’ celebration of the music recorded and in most cases written by Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Carly Simon, performed by Meg McLynn. Among the many chart-topping songs included in this concert will be “You’re So Vain”, “Legend In Your Own Mind”, “Haven’t Got Time For The Pain”, “No Secrets”, “The Right Thing To Do”, “Mockingbird”, “Anticipation”, “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”, “Coming Around Again”, “Night Owl”, her Oscar-Winning hit “Let The River Run” and the title song “Nobody Does It Better”, which was written by the late Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager – the only major hit for Simon that she did not have a hand in composing. Ms. McLynn will be backed by the 7-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band, as well as back-up singers. The Saturday June 18 concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Meg McLynn, formerly of New York, Boston and Las Vegas, now resides in Seattle and has been seen in many local theatre productions for such companies as Seattle Shakespeare Company, Tacoma Actors Guild, Village Theatre, Seattle Opera, Washington Ensemble Theatre Company, Centerstage Theatre, Book-It Rep and Arts West. Meg has previously had great success touring in the Purple Phoenix productions “FOOLIN’ AROUND: The Patsy Cline Songbook” and “I COULD GO ON SINGING: The Judy Garland Songbook”.

The UPAC Auditorium is located inside the Unity Of Bellevue building at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008. Tickets for all concerts can be purchased in advanced for $25 at www.brownpapertickets. ** SPECIAL KIXI LISTENER Ticket discount – use promo code KIXI.  At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students. For further information, contact Purple Phoenix Productions at (206) 799-6914.


UPAC Auditorium

The Ladies With A Song

Sunday, April 24th at 2:30 pm

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UPAC Auditorium, at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue

** SPECIAL KIXI LISTENER Ticket discount – use promo code KIXI

Purple Phoenix Productions presents THE LADIES WITH A SONG: A Salute To The Female Entertainers of the 1940’s & 1950’s celebrating 16 of the most popular women in entertainment during the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, all performed (but not impersonated) by popular Seattle-based entertainer Laurie Clothier. With songs pulled from the songbooks of Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Betty Hutton, Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Carmen Miranda, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers and Dinah Washington, Ms. Clothier will perform such timeless hits as “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Tenderly”, “My Heart Belongs To Daddy”, “Moonshine Lullabye”, “A Cockeyed Optimist”, “Fever”, “Cry Me A River”, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”, “Cheek To Cheek”, “Cuanto Le Gusta”, “Deed I Do” and many more. The Purple Phoenix Orchestra will back Ms. Clothier for the Sunday April 24 concert, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Laurie Clothier has performed across the country, both in nightclubs and on the national tour of the musical “COWBOY”. Recently she was described by Cabaret Magazine editor Les Michaels as “a world class entertainer – not to be missed!” Ms. Clothier has previously been featured in the Purple Phoenix concerts “TENDERLY”, “COME ON-A MY HOUSE: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook” and “TRUE LOVE: The Cole Porter Love Song Book”

The UPAC Auditorium is located inside the Unity Of Bellevue building at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008. Tickets for all concerts can be purchased in advanced for $25 at www.brownpapertickets. ** SPECIAL KIXI LISTENER Ticket discount – use promo code KIXI

At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students. For further information, contact Purple Phoenix Productions at (206) 799-6914.

UPAC Auditorium

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – The Stevie Wonder Songbook Concert

Sunday, April 3rd at 5:00pm

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Sunday, April 3, at 5pm
UPAC Auditorium, at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue


Purple Phoenix Productions is pleased to announce that it will be presenting a three-part concert series this spring at UPAC Auditorium in Bellevue. The first show in the series will be “SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: The Stevie Wonder Songbook” featuring Las Vegas entertainer Sheldon Craig on April 3.

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED” will be a complete retrospective of the songs performed and written by iconic American R&B entertainer Stevie Wonder, who began his career as the youngest performer signed to the Motown Recording label in the early 1960’s. Award-winning vocalist Sheldon Craig return to the Bellevue/Seattle area to debut this new concert and will perform over 30 songs written and co-written by Wonder, including “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”, “My Cherie Amour”, “For Once In My Life”, “All In Love Is Fair”, “I Wish”, “Isn’t She Lovely?”, “Superstition”, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and his Oscar-Winning hit “I Just Called To Say I Love You”. Mr. Craig will be backed by the 9-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band, as well as back-up singers and a special surprise guest, all to capture the high-energy excitement of an actual Stevie Wonder concert. The Sunday April 3 concert will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Sheldon Craig has performed in nightclubs and concert halls around the world, most notably headlining in “EFX” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for several years. He appeared in the National Tours of the Broadway musicals “Ragtime”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, “Starlight Express” and “Dreamgirls”, and continues to perform in nightclubs throughout southern California and Las Vegas. Mr. Craig has previously performed the Purple Phoenix concert “UNFORGETTABLE: The Nat King Cole Songbook”.

The UPAC Auditorium is located inside the Unity Of Bellevue building at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008. Tickets for all concerts can be purchased in advanced for $25 at www.brownpapertickets. SPECIAL KIXI LISTENER TICKET DISCOUNT – Use promo code KIXI.  At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students. For further information, contact Purple Phoenix Productions at (206) 799-6914.

UPAC Auditorium

Motown The Musical Live on Stage

Various show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Motown The Musical
May 31 – June 12
Paramount Theatre

Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!
You’ll be singing and dancing all the way home.

Motown The Musical Details


The Paramount Theatre

Musical Legend Bob Dylan


Bob Dylan with Special Guest Mavis Staples
June 4 & 5
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery


Ste. Michelle Winery brings another music legend to town this summer. Perhaps America’s most important songwriter of the folk-rock era; Bob Dylan brings his body of work to the beautiful grounds of the Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre for two nights as part of their Summer Concert Series.
Since the 1960s Bob Dylan has chronicled various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences in his music that has influenced and shaped the way we listen to music and look at the world.
Also on the bill, powerhouse R&B /soul singer Mavis Staples.
Blowin’ In The Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin’, Mr. Tambourine Man, Tangled Up In Blue, Lay Lady Lay, and 11 Grammys….what else can we say?


Bob Dylan at Ste. Michelle Winery



Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Sinatra at the Sands

8:00 pm

JOEY JEWELL’S Sinatra at the Sands
August 27
Triple Door, Seattle

JOEY JEWELL’S Sinatra at the Sands with Jim Kerl’s Swingin’ Sixties Orchestra – “Sinatra at The Sands” is nothing short of a swingin’ time trip back to the Las Vegas Strip. Joey Jewell’s performance is true to the incomparable phrasing and vocal texture of Frank Sinatra and evokes the swaggering spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes and Vegas in their heyday. And Jim Kerl’s Swingin Sixties Orchestra has the energy and excitement to keep you going all night, wonderfully smooth and sophisticated arrangements, and the musical chops and passion to play it all. The show is smart, funny, and a wonderful tribute to the lost art of livin’ it up. You’ll feel like you’re in “The Big Room” at the Sands and life is good

Joey Jewell’s Sinatra at the Sands – details click here



Triple Door

Tony Award Winning Musical NEWSIES

Show times: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm , 8:00 pm

Disney’s NEWSIES
April 26 – May 1
Paramount Theatre

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES is a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.


Disney’s Newsies



The Paramount Theatre

Multi-Media Star Trek Show

8:00 pm

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
April 8
Paramount Theatre

Calling all Trekkies! Who’s your favorite, Kirk? Spock? Picard? Kahn?
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to the concert hall for the first time in this galaxy or any other.
With a live symphony orchestra featuring the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements and iconic Star Trek film and TV footage simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen, this is the way to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek.
This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers, film-goers, science-fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage




The Paramount Theatre

Celebrate Earth Day

10am - 2pm

Earth Day Service Project
April 23
Seward Park, Seattle

Get your hands dirty this Earth Day.
Celebrate Earth Day by joining young conservation leaders in building habitat for a vibrant community of wildlife, birds and people! Overlooking Lake Washington, Seward Park is also home to the largest swath of old growth forest in Seattle and over 100 species of birds.
Tools, gloves, training, snacks and coffee provided—Just bring your energy, laughter and family and friends.
Volunteer on Earth Day


Seward Park

32nd Annual Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival
April 1-30
Mt. Vernon, La Connor, Burlington


Once again the Skagit Valley will come alive with color in April.
Celebrate spring this year as millions of tulips burst into bloom. If you have out of town guests, this is the ideal event to share our little corner of the world and showcase its beauty.
The festival is designed as a driving tour for the visitor as there is no one “site” that you go to for your visit. Hundreds of acres of blooming flowers are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.

In addition to the flowers, festival visitors enjoy taking in one of the many events and activities that happen only during April such as the Anacortes Arts Festival, The Annual Tulip Run, a Quilt Walk, Tulip Festival Street Fair, Wine Festival and more. These too are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.

Skagit Tulip Festival




Tulip Festival

Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

Friday, March 25: 5pm - 12am Saturday, March 26: 1pm - 12am

Annual Scotch and Beer Festival
March 25 – 26

Do you like to indulge in the occasional adult libation?
Taste 80 varieties of beer, Scotch whisky, Irish Whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest in Fremont Studios.
Compare world famous Scotches with Northwest Whiskey. Enjoy seasonal and unique craft beers from the region’s top brewers, and beyond! Find a new favorite wine or cocktail.
You can even sign up for the Scotch 101 Seminar.

Scotch and Beer Fest details



Fremont Studios

Washington State Spring Fair

Thu: 2pm - 10pm Fri & Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 8pm

Puyallup Spring Fair
April 14-17

It’s time to shake off your winter blues at Washington’s biggest celebration of Spring, the Washington State Spring Fair. The Spring Fair is better than ever with the opening of SillyVille and four new acres of fun! Enjoy many of your favorite rides like the Wild Cat, Giant Slide and C.P. Huntington Train, plus 12 new food booths to wake up your Spring appetite. The Family Farm is back with lots of baby animals, there’s tons of free entertainment from leaping DockDogs to the new TimberWorks Lumberjack Show, garden workshops, action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.

Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup info




Washington State Fair Events Center

Imagination Theatre LIVE On Stage

Monday, March 14th at 7:00pm

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Monday, March 14th, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland


 On March 17th 1996 radio drama made a welcomed return to the national airwaves with the inaugural broadcast of Imagination Theatre. What followed has been twenty years of top-flight full cast audio entertainment performed by highly trained professional actors in plays written by authors from around the world and we’re asking you to join us for our celebration of the this milestone on Monday night March 14th at the Kirkland Performance Center.  Imagination Theatre is heard on over 100 radio stations in North America, including KIXI Radio every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening.

We’ll also be honoring the 18th anniversary of the debut of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the longest running Holmes audio series in the history of radio. John Patrick Lowrie and Lawrence Albert will be appearing with an all-star cast in a double-length adventure expressly written for the occasion, a combination of two events that promise an evening of fine entertainment.  Join KIXI Radio and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre and see how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.

Doors open at 7:00 with the curtain going up at 7:30. That’s Monday March 14th at the Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland , WA. For tickets just call the box office at 435 893 9900 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. We’ll see ya there.

Kirkland Performance Center

Register for Summer Science Camps Now

Registration begins March 1

Summer Camps For Curious Minds
June 20 – September 2
9 Locations around Seattle


Inspire the inner scientist in your child at the Pacific Science Center’s Summer Camps For Curious Minds. Registration starts March 1 for offerings ranging from Camp Rockosaurus to Underwater Robotics. Camps For Curious Minds offers hands-on science experiments and innovative learning experiences at nine sites with more than 60 camps this summer.


Register for Summer Pacific Science Center Camps here

Registration begins March 1

Camps take place June 20 – September 2



9 Locations including The Pacific Science Center

Comedian Billy Gardell

8:30 pm

Billy Gardell
May 14
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma

Star of TV’s Mike & Molly, Billy Gardell brings his stand-up comedy to Tacoma’s Emerald Queen Casino. Laugh it up with Billy as he gives us his insight into today’s world with his grounded, down-to-earth point of view. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. You’ll leave laughing out loud!
Billy Gardell at the EQC


Emerald Queen Casino

Zoo Tunes Presents “Weird Al” Yankovic


“Weird Al” Yankovic
July 26, 27
Woodland Park Zoo

So you like your music with a little twist? Then “Weird Al” Yankovic is for you.
It’s the return of The Mandatory World Tour…Invading a zoo near you: there will be music, there will be humor, there will be fun.
“Weird Al” brings his unique brand of off the wall hits to Woodland Park Zoo for two nights this summer. The king of parody, “Weird Al” has been satirizing music and pop culture for more than 30 years. His bizarre look at the world has garnered him more than 12 million album sales, earned him four Grammy Awards, four gold records, and six platinum records.
Maybe you should have taken up the accordion!
“Weird Al” Yankovic at the Zoo details


Woodland Park Zoo

Mud Run

10:00 am and 11:30 am.

Tacoma Mud Run
March 19
Swan Creek Park, Tacoma

Do you have a youngster who loves to run through puddles and get muddy? Or maybe it’s you who always comes home from your run covered in slime….the Tacoma Mud Run is for the both of you!
This family friendly 2-mile event takes participants off the city streets and sidewalks and onto local trails. The Mud Run combines mud, trail running, obstacles and adventure for just the right kind of fun and exercise. Optional obstacles include fire jumping, belly crawling, wire leaping, log climbing, and mud tromping!
This is for ages 5 and up and has two start times, 10:00 am and 11:30 am.
Tacoma Mud Run Details

Enter and park at E 44th Street and T Street near Lister Elementary School.
Tacoma, WA 98404


Swan Creek Park

45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade


St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival
Saturday, March 12
Downtown Seattle

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Irish bands, pipers, dancers, and 2,000 marchers going north on 4th Avenue from Jefferson Street to the the reviewing stand at Westlake Park. From there participants are invited to travel for free via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies at the Irish Festival in the Armory at 2:30 pm.
Individuals are encouraged to march in the parade without pre-registration, but groups with banners must pre-register.
Irish music, singing, dancing, films, vendors, and children’s activities await you at the Irish Festival in Seattle Center Armory on Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade info click here


Westlake Park

Paul Simon Live


Paul Simon
May 28, 29
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery


How about a music legend that has transcended pop and folk music from the 1960s through the present? Paul Simon will bring his iconic catalog of music to the beautiful grounds of the Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre for two nights as part of their Summer Concert Series.
12 Grammys, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame…..we could go on. With songs like Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Graceland, and so many more, you will talk about this show for a long time.


Paul Simon at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery



Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

60’s Hit Makers Tommy James & The Shondells


Tommy James and The Shondells
March 24
Snoqualmie Casino

How about some Hany Panky?
Back in the 60s Tommy James and the Shondells gave you some of our favorite classic and mesmerizing songs with mega-hits like “Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and “Mony Mony.” See for youself that this group’s effect on the music industry has resonated throughout the decades.
Tommy James and The Shondells info


Snoqualmie Casino

Blue Man Group Brings Their Phenomenon to Seattle

Six Different Shows at Various Times: 1pm, 2pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8pm

Blue Man Group
March 31-April 3
Paramount Theatre

Do you need to find the enemy of monotony? A remedy for boredom? Want to find the promoter of overjoy and elation? The answer is Blue Man Group!
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.
Click Here for Blue Man Group Details


The Paramount Theatre

David Crosby Live in Seattle


David Crosby
March 15
Neptune Theatre

Seattle Theatre Group presents an evening with David Crosby at the intimate Neptune Theatre.
Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Here’s your chance to see him up close and personal.
David Crosby at The Neptune


The Neptune Theatre

Kenny G at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

7:30pm, 9:300pm

Kenny G
April 28-May 1
Jazz Alley

Seattle sax master Kenny G returns home for four nights and eight shows saluting the bossa nova in support of his new release Brazilian Nights. A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings constantly make the pop charts; Kenny G’s combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide.

Kenny G at Jazz Alley Details



Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Bonnie Raitt Live in Concert!


Bonnie Raitt
April 26
Paramount Theatre

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is touring in support of her new album ‘Dig In Deep’. It’s her twentieth album and she comes out swinging. The new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined her remarkable career for more than forty-five years. As one of music’s most sought after talents, Bonnie Raitt has participated as a special guest on over 185 outside projects over the years, including work with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, and Ray Charles.
With special guests The California Honeydrops.

Bonnie Raitt at the Paramount


The Paramount Theatre

Overlake Active Senior Fair

Saturday, March 12, 10am - 3pm

Active_Senior_Fair_Senior_Couple490x300Attention all seniors. You’re invited to Overlake Medical Center’s twentieth annual Active Senior Fair on Saturday, March 12th at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue. It’s free.

Get lots of useful health information, free health screenings and visit a wide variety of exhibitor’s products and services just for you. Sit in on brief seminars about diabetes, back pain, and more, including a variety of workshops featuring maintaining balance and avoiding scams. Enjoy great entertainment and as a special feature, J.Jill of Bellevue Square will present its 2016 spring fashions. All this is available plus giveaways, and much more for FREE. That’s Overlake’s Active Senior Fair on Saturday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westminster Chapel, located on NE. 24th Street in Bellevue. Presented by Overlake Medical Center, sponsored by Aegis Living, KIXI radio and the Seattle Times. For more information call 425-635-6191 or visit online.


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Westminster Chapel

Museum Of Glass Slider Cook-off

Saturday, March 26 from 6pm - 11pm

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Saturday, March 26
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma WA

It’s the hottest, and tastiest event in town! Museum of Glass presents the 5th Annual Slider Cook-off Saturday, March 26. Guests will enjoy tasty gourmet sliders from six South Sound restaurants.  There’ll be celebrity judges, fun and prizes, and a fiery glassblowing show in the “hot shop” featuring John Miller. Come dressed in your finest rockabilly threads and dance the night away to the tunes of the famous Dusty 45s. Tickets available at www.museumofglass.org or by calling the Museum at 253.284.4750. Don’t wait to get your tickets to the hottest event in town.

Museum of Glass

The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour


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September 25
The Moore Theatre

Does anything say Good Times more than The Monkees?
Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will launch a Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour that will make a stop at Seattle’s Moore Theatre in September. The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with the group’s first new album in 20 years, appropriately titled GOOD TIMES!

GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song.

The Monkees at The Moore Theatre

STG Seattle Theater Group


The Moore Theatre



Hawaiian Big Band Swing with Kahulanui
March 19
Rialto Theatre, Tacoma

What happens when you combine traditional Hawaiian music with Big Band Swing?
Catch a new wave with Hawaii’s Kings of Swing and their unique blend of traditional and Big Band Swing that was brought to the Aloha State by U.S. servicemen during World War II.
Prior to the concert, a free workshop, The Story of Hawaiian Swing, will take place in Studio 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Studio 1 is located about a block away from the Rialto Theater in Theatre on the Square.

Kahulanui details here


Rialto Theatre

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary


Arlo Guthrie
April 16
Moore Theatre

Legendary folk music icon and KIXI artist Arlo Guthrie is on an 18-month North American tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.”
In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.
You can’t come away from an Arlo Guthrie show without having a great time.
Arlo Guthrie at The Moore Details



The Moore Theatre

The Realish Housewives: A Parody

Various Show times: 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm

The Realish Housewives of Seattle: A Parody
February 11 – 14, 2016
The Moore Theatre
If you like those “Real Housewives” TV shows, have we got one for you! It’s The Realish Housewives of Seattle, A Parody.
Call your best frenemies now and get tickets for this performance brimming with brawls, booze and Botox. The Realish Housewives are fully loaded and ready to take on North America.
This is one reality trainwreck that’ll leave you laughing ‘til you cry your false eyelashes off!
The Realish Housewives of Seattle



The Moore Theatre

A Night With Janis Joplin

Various Show times: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm

Northwest Premiere of Janis Joplin Musical!
March 25 – April 17
5th Avenue Theatre

Like a comet that burns brightly and burns out too fast, Janis Joplin came and went far too quickly on the American music scene.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” and a remarkable cast,” A Night With Janis Joplin” is a musical journey celebrating Janis and the rock & roll legends that inspired her.

More Info: A Night with Janis Joplin


The 5th Avenue Theatre

Platinum Selling Artist Gino Vannelli

Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 at 8pm

GINO VANNELLIPlatinum Selling Artist Gino Vannelli
Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27 at 8 pm

Pacific Showroom, Skagit Valley Casino Resort
KIXI welcomes Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli, Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27 at 8 pm in The Pacific Showroom. Gino Vannelli has been touring the world from Japan, Ukraine, Italy, Norway, Mexico, Canada and Holland just to name a few. He most recently completed his live concert special DVD recorded in Los Angeles. Since his release of Crazy Life in 1973, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. He is the recipient of multiple Canadian Juno awards, has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, and has sold over 10 million records worldwide. For details visit www.theskagit.com


Skagit Valley Casino Resort

Huge Sewing Fair

Thursday – Saturday - 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sunday - 8:30 am - 4 pm

Sewing & Stitchery Expo
February 25-28

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has something for every sewing and quilting enthusiast and “sew” much more! Daily seminars; hands-on workshop; style shows;…400 booths exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools, and supplies.
You can find everything for sewing: fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, machine embroidery designs, home décor items and the list goes on!

Sewing & Stitchery Expo Details here


Washington State Fair Events Center

Annual Glass Show in Kent

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Green River Glass Show & Sale
February 27

It’s a GIANT Glass Show!
35 vendors
200 tables
Glass, china, pottery, jewelry & miscellaneous collectibles from early to mid-20th Century for sale.
Free glass identification (2 pc. limit). Glass repair on site.
Admission $3, with proceeds to benefit local chapters of Alzheimer’s Association, Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County and Northwest Kidney Center.

For additional info call 253.856.5000

City of Kent Website



Kent Commons

Sting & Peter Gabriel Global Tour Stops in Seattle


Sting and Peter Gabriel
July 21
Key Arena

Spend a July evening with two of music’s most iconic artists. Sting and Peter Gabriel will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour. Having first toured together in the eighties for Amnesty International, Peter Gabriel and Sting will be performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s most celebrated hits.

Details for Sting & Peter Gabriel


Key Arena

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live

8:00 pm

Brian Wilson
October 8
Paramount Theatre

KIXI listeners love the great songs from the ground breaking Beach Boys album Pet Sounds like Sloop John B, God Only Knows, and Wouldn’t It Be Nice. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Brian Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin as they offer a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.

Brian Wilson plays Pet Sounds


The Paramount Theatre

Comedy Favorites Steve Martin and Martin Short for Two Shows

Two Shows: 4pm & 8pm

Steve Martin and Martin Short
July 23
Paramount Theatre

Seattle welcomes two of your favorite entertainers over the last 40 years.
You can expect an evening (or afternoon) of nonstop laughs as the hilarious duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of conversation, banter, singing and banjo playing.
Special Guests: The Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin & Matin Short at the Paramount


The Paramount Theatre

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Game

7:30 pm

Lord of the Dance
March 20
Paramount Theatre

If you love high energy entertainment and fantastic footwork, don’t miss this one!
Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional master piece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.

Lord of the Dance at The Paramount



The Paramount Theatre

Billy Joel at Safeco Field

Show Time TBA

Billy Joel
May 20
Safeco Field, Seattle

KIXI welcomes legendary musician Billy Joel to Seattle’s Safeco Field.
Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history, selling over 150 million records. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time, and the third best-selling solo artist of all time. Billy Joel is also one of the biggest live performing artists in the world, and his concerts continue to break records in both arenas and baseball stadiums.
Do we need to mention the Grammys, Tony award, and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame?
Safeco Field is just the place to see one of America’s favorite performers.

Billy Joel at Safeco Field Details here


Safeco Field

Herman’s Hermits Return to Seattle!

7:00 PM

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
March 6
Snoqualmie Casino

Something tells us you’ll be into something good when KIXI artist Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone returns to the Snoqualmie Casino.
Flash back to the good times with one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers. Peter Noone is a pure entertainer onstage; he packs plenty of puns but pulls no punches in his music. With many top 40 hits including “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and many more!
Peter Noone is the real deal.


Hermans Hermits starring Peter Noone



Snoqualmie Casino

Chubby Checker!

Dinner 6:30pm Show 8:00 pm

Let’s Twist Again with Chubby Checker
June 4
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

All you have to say is Chubby Checker and KIXI listeners and music fans start swiveling their hips. More than 55 years ago, he exploded on to the music scene with his #1 mega hit “The Twist,” which spawned the dance craze of the same name.
“The Twist” went on to become the most successful single of all time — hitting #1 twice — a feat still unequaled more than five decades later. Chubby also charted Top 40 hits with “Let’s Twist Again,” “Pony Time,” “The Fly,” “The Hucklebuck,” “Limbo Rock,” and more!
Chubby is still touring and bringing the ‘good times’ back to audiences everywhere.


Bremerton’s Historic Admiral Theatre


Admiral Theatre

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Dinner 5:30pm Show 7:00 pm

Glenn Miller Orchestra
April 1
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

KIXI listeners know there’s no better big-band that’s more fun and authentic than The Glenn Miller Orchestra! And you can see them live at Bremerton’s Historic Admiral Theatre.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound and hits including “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Little Brown Jug,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

Bremerton’s Historic Admiral Theatre


Admiral Theatre

Legendary Kingston Trio

Dinner 5:30pm Show 7:00 pm

Kingston Trio Live
May 20
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

KIXI artists The Kingston Trio return to the Northwest.
In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music to the masses. In the late 50s & early 60s, they enjoyed multi-platinum record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.
After dozens of albums and massive hits like “Tom Dooley,” “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “The M.T.A.,” “Greenback Dollar” and many more, the Trio is still on the road, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.
Come early for dinner!

Kingston Trio at the Admiral Theatre


Admiral Theatre

The Harlem Globetrotters

2pm & 7pm

Harlem Globetrotters
February 13
Key Arena

Will they ever lose a game?
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters bring their unique brand of basketball and family fun to Key Arena, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

The Harlem Globetrotters


Key Arena

Wine Tasting on the Eastside

6:00 – 9:00 pm

6th Annual Cabernet Classic
February 6
Porsche Bellevue

Do you love your Cabernet?
Uncorked Seattle invites you to sip the fruit of the vine at the 6th Annual Cabernet Classic! This prestigious event is located at the new Porsche Bellevue!
Cabernet has long been the “KING OF WINES!” Experience the class act of the wine world & the range of this famous grape varietal with a dazzling array of over 50 of the best Cabs from 25 of Washington’s premier wineries.
25 of Washington’s best Cab producers will help you enjoy an array of Cabernet & Cab based blends.

Cabernet Classic



Porsche Bellevue


March 8 - 13

March 8 – 13, 2016
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

This is the incredible true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Packed with hit after hit, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” JERSEY BOYS is one of the best feel-good, great sounding musicals you ever see. JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+.  Get tickets and more information.


The Paramount Theatre

Romantic Valentine’s Cruise

11:00 am & 6:30 pm

Valentine’s Brunch & Dinner Cruise
February 13 – 14
Lake Union & Lake Washington

Treat your sweetheart to Seattle’s most romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise! Enjoy breathtaking evening views and live music as you dine aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht. An extraordinary four-course dinner created by our Executive Chef for this special occasion will be served at your private table.
Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise on Lake Washington and Lake Union while enjoying a four course dinner and champagne!
Or treat your Valentine to a Brunch cruise and save the night for yourself.

Valentine’s Cruises


Kirkland Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive Kirkland WA 98033


Waterways HomePort
2441 N. Northlake Way Seattle Washington 98103


Waterways HomePort

Chilly Hilly Opens The Cycling Season

8:00am to 3:00pm

Chilly Hilly Bicycle Ride
February 28
Bainbridge Island

With a bicycle race in February and a course that includes 2675 feet of hill climbs, the name says it all!
Chilly Hilly has been kicking off the cycling season in the Northwest on the last Sunday in February for the past 44 years. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle.
The Chilly Hilly is considered One of Four Classic Rides in the nation. It’s guaranteed to be hilly, probably chilly and always a heck of a lot of fun.


Chilly HIlly

Seattle Start:
Pyramid Brewing
1201 1st Ave. S
Seattle, WA

Bainbridge Island Start:
B.I. Cycle Shop
124 Bjune Dr SE
Bainbridge Island, WA

Pyramid Brewing

Valentine Dinner & A Movie

Dinner at 5:30, Movie at 7:00

Be My Valentine Dinner & A Movie
February 14, 5:30pm
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

Somewhere In Time on The Big Screen!

How about dinner and a romantic film for your Valentine’s Day date? You make the reservation and the Admiral Theatre will take care of the rest. Enjoy an evening of flowers, chocolate, and romance.
After an extravagant dinner, let the sparks fly between you and your sweetheart when the lights go down and you enjoy Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour in the romantic movie “Somewhere In Time” on the Admiral’s big screen.

Valentine Dinner & A Movie Details


Admiral Theatre

Stolen Youth presents a Community Forum on Human Trafficking


How To Stop Human Trafficking
January 27
Town Hall, Seattle

Upwards on 500 children and youth are bought and sold in King County Annually. This annual community forum focuses on how to prevent youth from being trafficked into the sex trade. Panel participants will include LifeWire, Seattle Against Slavery, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Organization for Prostitution Survivors. They’ll discuss curriculum for local high school students, implementing anti-trafficking corporate policies, and the changed attitudes of reformed buyers post-education.
Forum on Human Trafficking


Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Town Hall

The Musical Story of Johnny Cash

8:00 pm & 2:00 pm matinees

Ring of Fire
January 23 – February 14
Centerstage! Theatre, Federal Way


Drawn from the songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, as well as home and family. It features classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune.

A foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to an American Legend!

Ring of Fire Details



Centerstage! Theatre

Model Hydroplane Show

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Scale Model Unlimited Hydroplane Show
Feb 13
Hydroplane Museum, Kent

Is it too early to start thinking hydroplanes? Not if you’re a hydro-nut.
Come down to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum for 9th annual Roger Newton Memorial Scale Model Unlimited Hydroplane Show. Over 50 perfect scale radio controlled Unlimited hydroplanes will be on display.
Admission includes an all day visit to the museum, where besides the models, you can view restored Unlimited Hydroplanes, watch work in in progress in the Restoration Shop, and view trophies, memorabilia and hundreds of photos.
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum


Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

Romeo et Juliette

Performances at 1:00, 2:00, 6:30, 7:30

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette
Feb 5 – 14
McCaw Hall

The most romantic way to enjoy one of Shakespeare’s greatest stories. The PNB Orchestra perfectly plays Prokofiev’s powerfully haunting score and the ballet’s contemporary design and choreography glow with heartbreaking beauty.

Pacific Northwest Ballet


McCaw Hall

11th Annual Ground Frog Day Celebration!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ground Frog Day
January 30
Event Gazebo, Snohomish

Sorry Phil the Groundhog, you and your shadow are no match for our home hatched hero and Frognosticator extraordinaire. Snohomish Slew will be celebrating 10 years of frogcasting the most accurate, official and final word about spring’s return to the great Pacific Northwest.

Will we be blessed with the coming of sunshine and blue skies or plagued with 6 more weeks of Froggy, soggy and chilly winter days? Only Snohomish Slew knows for sure!
Last year’s GroundFrog Day prediction was 100% “Right On.”
This is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Join the singing and dancing, meet Slew’s mascot friends, share in celebration sweets and a hot cider Anniversary toast!

New this year is the Lazy River Frog Race at the Snohomish Aquatic Center.


Ground Frog Day Details

Ground frog Day


Snohomish Event Gazebo

Garrison Keillor Brings His Folksy Humor To Seattle

7:30 pm

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
February 16
Benaroya Hall


America’s favorite storyteller, Garrison Keillor is quickly approaching his final Prairie Home Companion broadcast, but that doesn’t stop him from coming to town and bringing a few smiles and laughs.
At this special live appearance, he’ll share hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the Midwest, fascinating tales about the people of Lake Wobegon, and the peculiarities and joys of “late-life fatherhood.” With his unparalleled dry humor, he captivates audiences and entertains with his unique class, charisma, and wisdom. Longtime Prairie Home Companion musical director Richard Dworsky will add his piano artistry to the evening.


Garrison Keillor at Benaroya Hall




Benaroya Hall

Spring Seattle Home Show

Monday – Friday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Spring Seattle Home Show
February 20-28
CenturyLink Field Event Center

Well, the Super Bowl is over; baseball season is two months away…now’s the time to start thinking about those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off.

Believe it or not, it’s the 72nd Annual housing extravaganza we now call the Spring Seattle Home Show. You’ll see hundreds of displays of home and garden products; each day you can sit in on a “Meet the Experts” seminar; learn about the newest in building products and materials; landscape displays; living green; even partake in a little wine tasting!

Spring Seattle Home Show


CenturyLink Field Event Center

Imagination Theatre LIVE!

Monday, January 18th at 7:30pm

kixi_Imagination_Theatre_LIVE_325x185_tileImagination Theatre LIVE On Stage!
Monday, January 18th, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Start the new year with great entertainment!  Join KIXI Radio and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre and see how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.  Imagination Theatre is heard on over 100 radio stations in North America, including KIXI Radio every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. It’s everything you love about Radio Drama…live actors, sound effects artists, the occasional flubbed line, and you in the audience! It’s great fun suitable for the entire family. For tickets you can call the box office at 425 893 9900 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. Doors open at 7:00 with the fun starting at 7:30.

Kirkland Performance Center

First Sign of Spring: Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Wednesday – Saturday 9am -8pm Sunday 9am -6pm

Northwest Flower & Garden Show
February 17-21

Do you have a green thumb or just wish you did? Get the jump on your garden ideas before the planting season gets here with ideas from the pros at the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Enjoy Display Gardens & seminars, shop at the garden marketplace, and watch the garden wars competition.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show


Washington State Convention Center

Return of the Sportsmen’s Show

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12noon – 8pm Saturday: 10am – 8pm Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Washington Sportsmen’s Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show
January 27-31

The annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show a is a family friendly tradition of outdoor fun, education, and one-stop shopping that returns to the State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.
It is the largest outdoor adventure show in the state and if you’re in the market for new gear this year, you’ll find fishing & hunting gear, clothing, camping equipment, fishing boats, and RV’s.

Sportsmen’s Show details

Washington State Fair Events Center

Enjoy a Free Day in The Parks!

State Parks Free Days
January 17-18

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, January 17 & 18 are State Parks “free days” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. You can spend Sunday and Monday exploring any of the 140 Washington State Parks for free.
Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities)

Washington State Parks Free Day


Dracula Makes an Appearance in Tacoma!

3:00 pm

Dracula Radio Drama
February 14
Pantages Theater, Tacoma

Treat your Valentine to a live radio play where “love sucks!”
Highly acclaimed L.A. Theatre Works presents a radio drama version of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula in a Valentine’s Day performance at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater.
It’s the “old love story”… Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake-setting up an epic confrontation of good versus evil.

Finally a Radio Drama with Teeth!
Dracula Radio Drama at Pantages Theater


Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Tacoma RV Show Returns

Thursday: 11am – 8pm Friday & Saturday: 11am – 8pm Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Tacoma RV Show
January 21 – 24
Tacoma Dome

If you find yourself dreaming of getting away to the outdoors this time of year, the place to scratch that itch is the Tacoma RV show.
Tacoma RV Show Info


Tacoma Dome

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Hits The 5th Avenue Stage

Show times - 1:30 2:00 7:30 8:00

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
January 28 – Feb 21
The 5th Avenue Theatre

This musical satire of corporate ladder-climbing and office hanky-panky continues to be a favorite of American audiences.
Singing, dancing, and office intrigue will make this Pulitzer Prize winning show one of the most memorable nights you’ll have at the theater in 2016!

How To Succeed In Business Without Even Trying



The 5th Avenue Theatre

MLK Day Celebration

Noon – 1pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 14
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and recognize our individual and collective responsibility to continue his important work.
This event is free to attend.

MLK Celebration Info


Paramount Theatre

Timely Play About the American Dream and Islam at The Rep

7:30 with 2:00 matinees

January 8-31 — Extended through February 6!
Seattle Repertory Theatre

The Seattle Rep presents a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Ayad Akhtar.
Pakistani-American Amir seems to be living the American Dream. As a successful New York lawyer, he enjoys a comfortable life with his American wife, a talented artist influenced by Islamic imagery. But when his Muslim heritage is questioned, his life begins to unravel and a celebratory dinner with friends leads to a fiery debate on prejudice, identity and faith.

Stay for the Post-Play Discussion after each performance.
See more at:
Learn More: Disgraced at The Seattle Rep

Due to overwhelming demand, Seattle Repertory Theatre announced that it is extending its run of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by one additional week. Originally scheduled to close on January 31, this critically acclaimed, provocative play will now run through Saturday, February 6.


Seattle Repertory Theatre

Tower of Power Returns to Jazz Alley

Two shows each night - 7:30 & 9:30

Tower of Power
January 21-24
Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley

For over 40 years, Tower of Power have been creating their own kind of soul music. Well known in the ‘70s for tunes such as “What is Hip?” and “You’re Still a Young Man,” TOP toured with Sly Stone and Credence Clearwater Revival. They performed on records with Neil Diamond, Smokey Robinson, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, and Dionne Warwick, and influenced a generation of musicians.

Tower of Power at Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Tony Orlando Brings the Hits to Seattle

8:00 pm

Tony Orlando
January 30
Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom
No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars; Tony and America recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his recording of Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ol’ Oak Tree.
Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. You’ll flash back to great memories with songs like “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ol’ Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”

Tony Orlando at The Snoqualmie Casino

Snoqualmie Casino

Andrea Bocelli in Rare Concert Appearance

7:30 pm

Andrea Bocelli
June 1
Key Arena, Seattle


KIXI Radio welcomes legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli for one of five special concert dates in select cities, starting at Seattle’s Key Arena on Wednesday, June 1.
Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world’s stage with his hit, “Con te Partiro” and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, Bocelli is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world.
This unique performance will feature a new popular repertoire from Bocelli’s latest album, Cinema along with Bocelli’s beloved collection of arias, love songs, and crossover hits.


Andrea Bocelli at Key Arena




Key Arena

STOMP Brings the Noise Back to Seattle

Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 pm, Saturday: 2 pm & 8 pm, Sunday: 2 pm & 7 pm

January 26 – 31
Moore Theatre, Seattle

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.
STOMP at The Moore Theatre

Directions: The Moore Theatre

Jane Monheit sings Ella Fitzgerald!

7:30pm & 9:30pm

Jane Monheit – Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
April 14 – 17
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle


KIXI artist and Grammy nominated songstress Jane Monheit performs her powerful tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald at Jazz Alley for four nights. Whether you love the music of Ella or Jane, you’ll be doubly thrilled by one of the most highly touted female talents in jazz.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Directions: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

American Idol Winner Plays Jazz Alley

7:30pm & 9:30pm

Ruben Studdard
March 31 – April 3
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle


Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy nominated R&B singer and American Idol Winner, Ruben Studdard touring in support of his new romantic CD, Unconditional Love.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Directions: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Judy Collins at Jazz Alley


Judy Collins
March 7 – 9 – ADDITIONAL SHOW ADDED, March 7, 7:30pm
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI radio welcomes gold and platinum selling American singer/songwriter Judy Collins for two nights.
We’re talking legendary career here! With beautifully sublime vocals, bold vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism, Judy Collins has entertained and inspired audiences worldwide. Drawing from her iconic 50-album body of work, this will be one show you’ll talk about for years.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Directions: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Counteract Those Christmas Calories

10 am, Noon

Jingle Bell Run (or walk)
Dec. 24
Wright Park, Tacoma

You know the drill: the shopping is finished, the presents are wrapped, and the kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement. Sign up for the start time that’s most convenient for you then bring your family and friends to Wright Park to enjoy a refreshing 3-mile run or walk.
Tacoma Jingle Bell Run



Wright Park

Seattle Men’s Chorus is Home For The Holidays


Seattle Men’s Chorus
Dec. 13, 20, 21
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

It’s time again for one of Seattle’s favorite events; The Seattle Men’s Chorus returns with “Home For The Holidays”
Everyone will have fun at “Home for the Holidays”; Seattle’s most welcoming celebration of the season. The proud voices of Seattle Men’s Chorus will envelop you in harmony for an evening of heartfelt holiday magic — sprinkled with a festive pinch of fairy dust. There are musical presents under the tree for everyone: beloved carols, soaring holiday classics, and the cheeky antics you’ve grown to expect from SMC. Bring your friends and family and share in the tradition.

Seattle Men’s Chorus Home for The Holidays


Benaroya Hall

20th Annual Model Train Festival

10am - 5pm

Model Train Festival
December 21- January 1
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma


While Santa’s elves produce a lot of train sets each holiday season, they can’t hold a candle to the quality and scale of the ones on display each year at the Washington State History Museum’s Model Train Festival. The event showcases model train displays designed and assembled by model train enthusiasts across the state. The displays occupy every floor of the museum and include the largest permanent model train layout in the state.
Even Santa will be on hand for family pictures 11am – 3pm on December 21, 22, & 23. Kids of all ages will enjoy interactive activities as well as all the intricate model train exhibits.

*Closed December 24 & 25

Model Train Festival


Washington State Historical Society

John Tesh Big Band Christmas

Sunday, December 13, at 7:30pm.

JohnTesh-2007-600x894Swing into the Holiday season with KIXI personality John Tesh!
Sunday, December 13, 7:30pm
Northern Quest Casino, Spokane, WA

John Tesh is KIXI’s midday personality bringing you “Intelligence For Your Life”.  This Sunday, he’ll bring you an evening of swingin’ Christmas Big Band music.  You’ll hear all your holiday favorites, and more!  This will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays.  Hey, if you go to the show, be sure to tell John you listen to him on KIXI Radio!


Northern Quest Casino

A Cappella Phenom Straight No Chaser comes to town


Straight No Chaser
December 31
McCaw Hall, Seattle

Finish the year right at the swingingest concert in town; Straight No Chaser.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. These guys have emerged as one of the most fun groups to light up a stage in years. Straight No Chaser comes to town on the heels of the release of their new album “The New Old Fashioned”

Straight No Chaser at McCaw Hall


McCaw Hall

Northwest Boys Choir & Vocal Point!

7:00pm, 7:30 p.m

A Festival of Lessons & Carols
December 11 – 22
Seattle area


A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series is back for its 37th year.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.


A Festival of Lessons & Carols Details
Eight locations around Seattle including Plymouth Church, Holy Rosary, Saint Marks, Trinity Lutheran, ST. Stephen’s Episcopal, ST. Alphonsus, and Benaroya Hall.



Various venues

Kent Winterfest

Kent Winterfest 2015Sat. December 5th, 2015 | 1PM – 7:30PM | Kent

Come join KIXI Rdio at Kent Winterfest on the first Saturday of December! Winterfest is a gift from the Kent Lions to the community of Kent.

The day’s activities include cookie decorating, games and activities at Downhome Catering starting at 1:00pm, followed by a Christmas Story Time Reading at the Kent Library at 3:30pm. A small parade will take place at 4:30pm to bring Santa to Town Square Plaza where he will welcome the attendees and give out prizes!

Live choral groups and bands will play seasonal music throughout the day & there will be blow-up balloons to provide lovely photo opportunities. Throughout the day, free popcorn, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be available too!

Downtown Kent

Leavenworth IceFest

All Day Saturday and Sunday

Annual Bavarian IceFest
January 16 – 17
Leavenworth, WA

Don’t grumble about the cold weather this year; embrace it!
Enjoy invigorating outdoor events like snow sculpture, tug ‘o war, ice-cube scramble, snowshoe racing, dog sledding, and the famous Smooshing Contest at the Bavarian Icefest in Leavenworth.

Bavarian IceFest


Front Street

Polar Bear Plunge

12:00 p.m

13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
January 1
Matthews Beach Park, Seattle

Welcome in the New Year with a brisk dip in the lake!
Join 1000 like-minded people (crazy) and wade into Lake Washington to celebrate the New Year at the Polar Bear Plunge, or just watch from shore. At this family event, wear a costume, enjoy warm beverages, and receive a Patch of Courage if you immerse yourself.
Matthews Beach Park has limited parking.

Polar Bear Plunge Details


Matthews Beach Park

Celebrate The New Year at Chihuly Garden & Glass

8pm to 1am

New Year’s Eve at Chihuly
December 31
Seattle Center

Dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling of Chihuly!
This New Year’s Eve pARTy includes appetizers & dessert, live music and dancing, a tour of the exhibits, and a champagne toast with a view of the Space Needle’s fireworks through the Glasshouse ceiling at Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center.
Age 21+

New Year’s Eve at Chihuly Details


Chihuly Garden and Glass

Christmas Jazz Duke Ellington Style

7:30 p.m

26th Annual Concert of Sacred Music by Duke Ellington
December 26
Seattle Town Hall

Duke Ellington’s wonderful “Sacred Music” is both serious and swinging. It is a reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers.

For the past 25 years Earshot Jazz has presented an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Michael Brockman and Clarence Acox.

Sacred Music by Duke Ellington


Town Hall Seattle

Paula Poundstone Plays the Pantages


Stand Up Comedy with Paula Poundstone
January 30
Pantages Theater, Tacoma


One of the most recognizable comics touring today, Paula Poundstone has had audiences in stitches for over 25 years. You can hear her as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! No two performances are the same with this comedienne – and her ability to interact with, and mine audiences for hilarious material is unmatched. Most impressively, none of her humor comes at anyone’s expense, making participating in her show something people want to do.
Paula Poundstone was the first female to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special and the first female to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner.


Paula Poundstone at The Pantages Theater

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Holiday Cabaret At The Rep!

Wednesday, Thursday and select Fridays at 8 p.m., select Friday and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped
November 25-December 13
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle audiences loved them as Vaudevillians, now they will love them as Jinkx and Major! Drag performers Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales return to the Rep with more tunes and more laughs, plus mistletoe and menorahs. A holiday show like no other; Unwrapped takes an unconventional approach to holiday classics. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early as one never knows who might be joining the pre-show fun in the lobby.

Unwrapped at The Seattle Rep


Seattle Repertory Theatre

Blind Boys of Alabama at Benaroya Hall


The Blind Boys of Alabama are Talkin’ Christmas
December 9
Benaroya Hall

Celebrate the holidays with living legends of gospel! The Blind Boys of Alabama bring their special Grammy-winning Christmas show back to Benaroya Hall.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material.
If you’ve never heard The Blind Boys of Alabama, you are in for a holiday treat for your ears. They do Christmas like no one else!

Presented by The Seattle Symphony

The Blind Boys of Alabama Details

Benaroya Hall

Emerald Ballet Theatre’s Production of The Nutcracker

December 5, 6, 12, & 13- 2pm

The Nutcracker
December 5, 6, 12, & 13
Northshore Performing Arts Center, Bothell

Can’t afford the fancy Nutcracker downtown? You can still enjoy Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece this season.
The Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell presents for your pleasure the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra featuring guests artists from the San Francisco Ballet and the Alabama Ballet.

The Nutcracker at Northshore Performing Arts Center


Northshore Performing Arts Center

Annual Winter Art Studio Tour

Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
December 4, 5 & 6
Bainbridge Island

The 32nd annual Winter Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island is a free, self-guided art tour with 64 local artists in 9 island studios, and live music provided by regional musicians and carolers. The art is high quality and hand-crafted, and the music is upbeat and delightful!
For Details including a brochure, click here
For more information call 206-842-0504.


9 Art Studios

New Year’s Eve Science

8:30pm to 2:00am

Celebrate the New Year at The Science Center
December 31
Seattle Center

SPECTRA 2016: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches has aerial acts, fire sculptures, laser shows, dancing, appetizers, champagne, and a view of the Space Needle fireworks at Pacific Science Center.
Sip on a flute of brut and dance to the musical musings of top DJs; discover the science of the combustion with live science demonstrations; indulge on signature cocktails, craft beers and select wines; ignite your sense of wonder inside the expansive exhibit halls, planetarium, and Laser Dome. Then, at the stroke of midnight, it’s outside to the historical courtyards for an unsurpassed, unobstructed view of the fireworks. Top it all off with a toast to the year past and the year to come, right under those iconic signature arches (talk about an unbeatable Instagram opportunity) before heading back inside for more music and dancing.
Age 21+.

Pacific Science Center’s New Year’s Eve




Pacific Science Center

A Classical Christmas Tradition, Handel’s Messiah

Friday, 8pm Saturday, 1pm & 8pm Sunday, 2pm

Handel’s Messiah
December 18 – 20
Benaroya Hall

Handel’s Messiah is a holiday tradition performed by the Seattle Symphony & Chorale at Benaroya Hall. A triumph of music and text, Handel’s Messiah cannot be matched. The Symphony, Chorale and a strong cast of soloists honor Handel’s greatest work.


Handel’s Messiah details


Benaroya Hall

Ahoy Santa! It’s the Christmas Ships

Weekday sailings depart: 7:00 pm, Weekend sailings depart: 3:30, 5:00, 8:00 pm

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
November 27 – December 22

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. Follow along in the boat parade from your own decorated craft.
If you’re not into a nautical evening, enjoy the Christmas Ships on shore, as thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating their arrival.

Departures at various marinas in the Seattle area; Lake Union Park, South Lake Union Park, Kirkland City Dock, Leschi Marina, Poulsbo, Des Moines Marina, Shilshole Marina, Tacoma, Elliott Bay Marina.

Christmas Ships Information


Northwest Christmas Joy!

Saturday, Dec. 12th 7pm Sunday, Dec. 13th 2pm

Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert
December 12, 13
Highline Performing Arts Center

Choral Sounds, Silver Sounds, and Youth choruses will put joy into your family’s season as Burien’s Choral Christmas Extravaganza brings you cherished holiday musical traditions from around the world. Songs from Spain, South Africa, France, Latvia and England combine with your festive and familiar favorites!

Burien’s Choral Christmas Extravaganza Details


Highline Performing Arts Center

The Sound of Music at The 5th Avenue

Showtimes 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm 8:00pm

The Sound of Music
November 24 – January 3
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

Just in time for the Holidays! The Sound of Music is one of the most beloved musicals and with good reason. Who could forget such memorable songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” and, of course “Climb Every Mountain”?
If you’ve never seen a fully staged professional production of this classic, this is your chance to experience this Broadway musical with a full orchestra, stunning sets and costumes, and of course a stellar cast of Seattle favorites.

The 5th Avenue Theatre


5th Avenue Theatre

Air Supply at EQC

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Saturday, February 13th 2016
Emerald Queen Casino

2024 E. 29th St. Tacoma, WA 98404

Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket Price: Premier- $75, Vip- $70, Club- $45, View- $30
On-sale: FRIDAY, November 13th at 10am

Emerald Queen Casino

Imagination Theatre LIVE On Stage

Monday, November 16, 7:30pm

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Monday, November 16, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Join KIXI Radio and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre and see how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.  Imagination Theatre is heard on over 100 radio stations in North America, including KIXI Radio every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. It’s everything you love about Radio Drama…live actors, sound effects artists, the occasional flubbed line, and you in the audience! It’s great fun suitable for the entire family. For tickets you can call the box office at 425 893 9900 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. Doors open at 7:00 with the fun starting at 7:30.

Kirkland Performance Center

The 29th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition


Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
December 4
Westlake Center

It’s back again for the 29th time; The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Westlake Center on Friday, December 4th from 6pm-8:30pm!
This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music and raise funds for a great organization.
Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage.
There are lots of ways to enjoy Figgy Pudding! You can enjoy the music, volunteer to produce the event, or get in on the action and form a caroling team.

For more information click here


Westlake Center

Holiday Parade & Star Lighting

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Parade & Macy’s Star
November 27
Westlake Center, Seattle

Get set for Macy’s Holiday Parade of marching bands, costumed characters, floats, and Santa Claus begins at 9 a.m. at 7th Avenue & Pine Street.
The festivities culminate with the Seattle Star Lighting on the side of Macy’s is at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks if weather permits.

Macy’s Parade info

Westlake Center

Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo Returns

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly (closed Dec. 24 & 25)

November 27 – January 3
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

What a fun way to enjoy an awesome light display and our world-class zoo.
Seattle’s wildest winter holiday lights festival is back! Now in its third year, this new holiday tradition is quickly becoming a favorite. Wildlights features wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. You’ll experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few animal friends—including visiting reindeer!!!— And you can have a faux-snowball fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season.
Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights

Woodland Park Zoo

Veterans Job Fair

11 am - 3 pm

Seattle All Veterans Job Fair
November 12
Safeco Field

This is an opportunity for transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses to meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees.
Featured exhibitors will include: Apple, Lockheed Martin, Lowe’s, Boeing, Amtrak, Home Depot, Snohomish County Fire, City of Seattle/City Light, Everett Police, and many more.

Veterans Job Fair Information & Registration


Safeco Field

Get On Board The Santa Express!

10:00 AM, 12:45 PM and 3:30 PM

Santa Express Train
Weekends: Nov. 28 – Dec. 21
Elbe, WA

This holiday season your adventure begins at the “North Pole”, located at the depot in Elbe, Washington. Sip cocoa, nibble a cookie, bring your camera and deliver your wish list to Santa in person. Relax and reconnect with friends and family during a steam train ride through the forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Trains depart weekends 11/28 through 12/21 at 10:00 AM, 12:45 PM and 3:30 PM. Bundle up and enjoy a special train ride!

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

The Lights Of Christmas

December 3 - 29, various dates and times

The Lights Of Christmas
December 3 – 29
Warm Beach Camps and Conference Center
20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292

The Lights of Christmas is the perfect holiday destination for you, and everyone you love!
More than one million Christmas lights will be displayed during 19 nights in December, a spectacle spread over 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington. The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest that combines live entertainment, children’s activities, food, holiday shopping and more. In addition, reservations can be made for Overnight accommodations in holiday-themed lodges and for Dinner Theatre and Sunday Dessert Matinee.  www.thelightsofchristmas.com

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ACT’s 40th anniversary of the Dickens’ classic

Various show times: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

A Christmas Carol
November 27-December 30
ACT Theatre

It’s one of the best loved holiday Seattle traditions: a ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Well over a century after its writing, Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating—at the holidays, or any time!

A Christmas Carol

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)

Santa’s Reindeer Return to Issaquah

10:30am – 4:30pm

Reindeer Festival
December 1 – 23

Visit Cougar Mountain Zoo when it’s decorated like the North Pole to welcome Santa with his reindeer and sleigh during the Issaquah Reindeer Festival.
Feed reindeer, drop a letter in Santa’s personal mailbox, hear a story from an elf and lots more family fun!
Reindeer Festival



Cougar Mountain Zoological Park

Celtic Nights

Dinner 5:30 p.m. Show 7:00 p.m.

Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom
January 8
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton


Have a wee bit of the Irish in you? (or just love Irish music?) Make sure you make it to this fun evening of Irish music and dance at Bremerton’s historic Admiral Theatre.
Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish Independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. Akin to America’s 4th of July, the Easter Rising of 1916 created the Ireland we know and love today.
Through music, song, dance, and storytelling, Celtic Nights honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy.
Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom


Admiral Theatre

Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles

7:30 PM

Don Rickles
November 12
Snoqualmie Casino

Veteran comedian Don Rickles brings his unique brand of humor to Seattle for one night only.
90 years young, Don Rickles is the guy you want to be insulted by! For 55 years he has appeared in top showrooms and concert halls throughout the U.S. and internationally. Regarded among the world’s top entertainers, this is your chance to see a comedy legend.

Don Rickles at Snoqualmie Casino


Snoqualmie Casino

IT’S A GOOD DAY: The Miss Peggy Lee Songbook

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One Afternoon Only – November 8, 2015 2:30p.m.
UPAC Auditorium, 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA,

Special KIXI Listener Ticket DISCOUNT! Order tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com and use the special promo code “KIXI”.

Purple Phoenix Productions is proud to present “IT’S A GOOD DAY: THE MISS PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK” on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 p.m. at UPAC Auditorium in Bellevue. This one afternoon only event pays tribute to one of America’s music icons and features popular Seattle-based actor/singer Lindsey Larson. She is backed by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, under the direction of David Duvall.

The concert is staged in the 1960’s style of the Las Vegas/Atlantic City showrooms in their heyday. Peggy Lee is an iconic American entertainer whose career as a singer, songwriter and actress spanned six decades. Starting in the early days of radio she worked in film, television and in concerts/nightclubs throughout her career, and is one of the biggest-selling recording artists of all time. Among the 30+ Peggy Lee hits included in this high-energy 2-hour concert are: “Why Don’t You Do Right?”, “I Don’t Know Enough About You”, “Manana”, “Just For A Thrill”, “Where Or When”, “I’m A W-O-M-A-N”, “It’s A Good Day”, “Big Spender”, “The Folks Who Live On The Hill”, “Don’t Smoke In Bed” and her trademark hit “Fever”.

Born “Norma Deloris Engstrom” in Jamestown, North Dakota, Peggy Lee headed to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to escape a difficult home life with her father and step-mother. Eventually spotted by bandleader Benny Goodman, she joined the Goodman band in 1941 and stayed with him for two years, achieving a measure of celebrity during those years. She married Dave Barbour, Goodman’s guitarist, and after they left the band they found success as songwriters, penning several hits for Lee. Less interested in being a stay-at-home mother than a performer, Lee struck out on her own in 1947, and became one of the driving forces that made Capitol Records the biggest selling recording company in the 1950’s. Perhaps Lee’s most lasting success comes from her involvement with the Disney film “THE LADY AND THE TRAMP”, for which she not only co-wrote the songs with Sonny Burke, but she voiced the characters “Darling”, the Siamese cats “Si” and “Am”, and the glamorous dog “Peg” who sings “He’s A Tramp”. Many years after the film’s debut, Lee sued to acquire what she believed to be her fair share of royalties for her work on the film when video tapes and DVD’s of the film were released. Such a future for Disney films was inconceivable at the time the film was made and she was among several artists who felt they should be compensated for their contributions to the film’s success. Her landmark lawsuit was successful.

Lee was nominated for an Academy Award in 1955 for her performance as an alcoholic blues singer in “PETE KELLEY’S BLUES”. She received 12 Grammy nominations in her career, winning for “Is That All There Is?” She received a Lifetime Grammy Award in 1995. Other awards include the ACSAP Pied Piper Award, the President’s Award from the Songwriter’s Guild of America, the Ella Award from the Society of Singers and the Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center. She was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame in 1999. Miss Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81 in January 2002.

About Lindsey Larson:
A life-long fan of Peggy Lee’s recordings, Lindsey Larson first began singing Miss Lee’s songs along to her parents’ records at home. Making her solo-concert debut in IT’S A GOOD DAY, Larsen has performed in theatres and nightclubs across the country. Originally from the greater Seattle area, she studied in Boston after high school and appeared in many shows on the East Coast before returning to the Northwest. Among her credits are Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Dorothy Brock in 42nd STREET, Velma Kelly in CHICAGO, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES, Jack’s Mother in INTO THE WOODS, Betsy Lou in JERRY SPRINGER: The Opera, Gladys in THE PAJAMA GAME, Marta in COMPANY, Carlotta in FOLLIES and Bad Ass Betty in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. She has recently been seen in featured roles in TITANIC at the 5th Avenue Theatre and in BIG RIVER at Village Theatre.

The all-new arrangements and orchestrations for IT’S A GOOD DAY are created by multiple Emmy-nominated Seattle-based musical director/arranger David Duvall, who is also the Artistic Director for Purple Phoenix Productions.

The UPAC Auditorium is inside the Unity Of Bellevue building at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008. Tickets bought in advanced are $25 for general/senior/students and can be purchased on line at www.brownpapertickets. At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students.

For further information, contact Purple Phoenix Productions at (206) 799-6914.

UPAC Auditorium

66th Annual Veterans Day Service

10:30 AM music by the Eagles and Letter-Carriers Band. 11:00 AM Service of Remembrance.

Veterans Day Celebration
November 11
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park


Veterans, their families and the public are invited for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance at the 66th Annual Veterans Day service in Veterans Memorial Cemetery on the grounds of Seattle’s Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.
Evergreen Washelli is proud to hold the remains of several Medal of Honor Recipients. You are invited to visit their graves, read their stories and see an image of the medals received. Special markers have been placed at the grave, telling their story.
Express your gratitude for those who dedicated themselves to safeguarding our liberty and for preserving our peace.

Veterans Day Service


Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park

Holiday Crafts for Sale!

Saturday, November 14th 9am-5pm & Sunday, November 15th Noon-4pm

36th Annual St. Brendan School Holiday Craft Fair
November 14 – 15


Be the twinkle in their eye with a special, unique, handmade gift given from the heart! With over 100 craft vendors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find just the right gift for that person on your list that is so hard to shop for.

Also enjoy refreshments, Holiday Gift raffle, baked goods, and a special appearance by Santa!


St. Brendan School

Día de los Muertos Celebration

7-9 pm

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
October 30
Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum presents its annual Día de los Muertos celebration. The evening features live music and dance performances and a chance to get creative with hands-on art activities and workshops connecting art, culture, and tradition. El Día de los Muertos, known in English as “The Day of the Dead,” is an ancient and life-affirming celebration of the eternal cycle of life, combining ancient and New World traditions, folk customs, and spiritual beliefs.
Dia de los Muertos information



Seattle Art Museum

Bobby Caldwell Plays Jazz Alley

Set times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, Sunday at 7:30pm

Bobby Caldwell and His R&B Band
Jan 29- Jan 31, 2016
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle


KIXI artist Bobby Caldwell’s live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Together in Seattle

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Jan 26 – Jan 28, 2016
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI radio welcomes legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert with Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall for three nights, touring in support of their new release Come Fly With Me.
We’re talking legendary career here! Herb Alpert has five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as an artist, record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won his ninth Grammy for 2013’s Steppin’ Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. As impressive as those accolades are, they may soon be overshadowed. Come Fly With Me, his latest studio album is some of the best work of his career, rivaling his classic Tijuana Brass output.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Washington Council of the Blind Annual Convention

Thursday - Saturday, November 5 - 7

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November 5 – 7
Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 S 176th St, Seattle, WA

Are you or someone you know dealing with permanent vision loss?

Connect with people, support, and products geared to keep you moving forward in life: Attend the Washington Council of the Blind Convention Nov. 5-7 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Call 1 (800) 255-1147 today or visit our website at www.wcbinfo.org to learn more or register.

The Washington Council of the Blind convention gives you the opportunity to: talk with people going through similar experiences Find the services that will help you achieve your goals Check out the latest technology and training Sign up for a self-defense workshop And get the latest information on issues affecting you and your family, such as transportation, education, employment, and accessibility

Again, we invite you to attend the Washington Council of the Blind Convention Nov. 5-7 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Visit our website at www.wcbinfo.org or call 1 (800) 255-1147 today to learn more or register.



Seattle Airport Marriott

70th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting


Tree Lighting
November 28
Pantages Theatre, Tacoma

The 70th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will start at 5:00 p.m. in the Pantages Theater Lobby. This annual occasion began as a celebration of the end of World War II, and has become a favorite holiday tradition for many. The free community event includes carols, a live brass band, hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Tacoma Holiday Tree Lighting Details




Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

2:30pm & 7:30pm

Performing Stunt Dogs
November 28
Pantages Theatre, Tacoma


Family favorite Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience returns to Tacoma’s Pantages Theater for two shows on November 28, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Traveling the country and performing amazing tricks and stunts since 1999, Chris Perondi’s troupe of rescue dogs entertain audiences while spreading the message, “Adopt one until there are none; and please remember to spay and neuter your pets, everyone!” The cast of performers and rescue dogs deliver high energy excitement, showcasing some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs.
Also on November 28, the 70th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place at 5:00 p.m., giving guests the opportunity to attend Stunt Dog Experience before or afterwards.

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience




Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Various Times

The Nutcracker
November 27- December 28
McCaw Hall

A new/old holiday tradition comes to Seattle!
Pacific Northwest Ballet is excited to premiere a sparkling new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker featuring eye-popping colorful sets and costumes designed by author/illustrator Ian Falconer.
PNB’s new production still features Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed live by the mighty PNB Orchestra, and the beloved story of Clara, her Nutcracker prince, and a magical journey to delight audiences both young and old.

Nov. 27 – Dec. 28

Pacific Northwest Ballet

PNB Nutcracker






Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in the snow scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. PNB’s new production of The Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes designed by Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig) runs November 27 – December 28, 2015.  More information at PNB.org. Photo © Angela Sterling.

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Various Times and locations

Comedy competition
November 4 – 29, 2015
Multiple locations


Comedians do their best acts for prizes at the Seattle International Comedy Competition in many Western Washington cities.
22 shows in 26 days in 19 venues will give everyone from Enumclaw, Auburn, Everett, Bremerton, and Seattle a chance to laugh out loud as this year’s comedy king or queen is crowned.
Final night to determine the champion is at the Grand Ballroom at the Snoqualmie Casino.

Seattle International Comedy Competition Details


Various Locations throughout Western Washington

Run Scared 5K

10 a.m.

Halloween Dash
October 31
Seward Park

Circle Seward Park in costume at “Run Scared”, which includes a 5K, 4K, kids’ dash, and costume contests for people and dogs.
Which category will you enter? Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, Team Costume, Kids Costume, Doggie Costume?
Walkers, children & strollers are welcome.
Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Run Scared 5K Details




Seward Park

Providence O’Christmas Trees

@ The Westin Seattle
November 30th | 11am – 1pm

O'Christmas-TreesJoin us in Seattle at The Westin Hotel for the Providence O’Christmas Trees Silver Bells Luncheon from 11am-1pm! Come and see designer decorated Christmas Trees and enjoy a holiday themed fashion show featuring Providence beneficiaries and supporters. Hurry quick and reserve your place today to enjoy this luncheon! Come back later that day with family to see the Christmas Carnival and don’t forget to check out the Gala Dinner & Auction the following night!

Click Here to purchase tickets for the luncheon!

The Westin

6th Annual Ghost Conference

Friday: 4-11:30pm, Saturday: 8:30am -10:45pm, Sunday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Port Gamble Paranormal
October 23 – 25
Port Gamble, WA


Want to do a little ghost hunting this Halloween? The Ghost Conference features paranormal investigations, guest speakers, and ghost tours in the historic town of Port Gamble. Join a three day conference with classes, panel discussions, tours and investigations of the paranormal. Take a guided tour ghost walk of Port Gamble highlighting the town’s history of the paranormal. Includes tours of the more active buildings in town.




Port Gamble Paranormal










The Port Gamble Theater

Riverdance 20

Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 2pm & 8pm, Sunday: 1pm & 6:30pm

20th Anniversary Tour of Riverdance!
October 30 – November 1
Paramount Theatre


Ready for a little rhythm? The international Irish dance phenomenon is back in Seattle by popular demand in RIVERDANCE- THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR for three days only. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.


Riverdance 20 at The Paramount





The Paramount Theatre

Power of a Promise

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@ Sheraton Seattle Hotel

October 28th | 11am – 1:30pm

Join The Power of a Promise luncheon as Seattle and Eastside communities make a powerful statement with their gathered efforts to help Komen’s promise of a world without breast cancer come true. Speakers will include breast cancer survivors, Jan Slawson and Alexis Coffer and will be emceed by KING5 News anchor Amanda Grace.

Power of a Promise luncheons have raised over $1 million in the past 6 years and continues to grow.  The Luncheon includes an elegant meal with several opportunities to meet new friends who share their passion to end breast cancer forever.

Register online today.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Returns to Seattle

Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 6:30pm

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
December 11 – 13
Paramount Theatre

The romantic smash-hit Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, is returning to Seattle for only three days! Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Paramount Theatre!
Beauty and The Beast




Paramount Theatre

Pumpkin Bash & Trick or Treating

9:30am – 3:00pm

Halloween at the zoo
October 24 – 25
Woodland Park Zoo

Enjoy treats and watch animals play with pumpkins at Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo.
Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. Discover a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys, and other animals crunch, smash or stomp on pumpkins! The pumpkins are part of the zoo’s excellent animal care program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors.
One child 12 years and under in costume is free per paid adult.

Pumpkin Bash


Woodland Park Zoo

Willkommen to Oktoberfest!

October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2015
Leavenworth, WA

Where better to enjoy Oktoberfest? Leavenworth Oktoberfest has live music, German food, family activities, arts and crafts, free shuttles in town, and of course: BEER!
Whatever you do, don’t miss the Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00 pm every Saturday when Leavenworth’s Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Leavenworth, WA

15 Acre Corn Maze

9:30 a.m. - Dusk

Craven Farm Corn Maze
Now through October 31

You are sure to get lost in the 15 acre corn maze. Done to the theme of Alice in Pumpkinland the “this ways” and “thata ways” will confuse you for sure. As the trails wind around and you lose your way you will happen upon a fun photo op scene to rest a bit and take a picture before you wander on your way. Your mission is to find the three secret rooms on your maze adventure.
This is a non-scary adventure for the whole family!!
And check out their Night Owl Maze Friday nights!
Open Daily, through October 31
9:30 a.m. – Dusk
Craven Farm Corn Maze


Craven Farm

Energy Expert in Town to Speak of a Solar Powered Future


Town Hall Talk: Philip Warburg with Denis Hayes
September 30
Town Hall, Seattle


Solar power is on the rise thanks to public opinion, a federal incentive program, and, in some states–including Washington–a sales tax exemption. Energy expert Philip Warburg will appear in conversation with Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation, for a discussion of the incredible strides solar power is making, why renewable energy is essential to the future of the planet, and the status of solar power locally.


A Solar Powered Future





Town Hall Seattle

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Living History in Point Defiance Park
October 23 -24
Fort Nisqually, Tacoma

The whole family will enjoy listening to costumed storytellers spin spooky tales around roaring bonfires on a crispy autumn night. Enjoy a cup of warm cider and stories of the 19th century.
Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s.
More Details: Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Crab Fest 2015!

Friday October 9: 12:00noon – 10:00pm Saturday October 10: 9:00am – 10:00pm Sunday October 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
October 9-11
Port Angeles

Calling all crab lovers: it’s the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles.
The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is Port Angeles’ annual celebration of the region’s diverse bounty – the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. You’ll see why the festival’s featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, is considered the tastiest of crabs with cook-offs, chef demonstrations, art, music, Native American activities, children’s events, and the ever popular Grab-A-Crab Derby .
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival


221 N Lincoln St.

Hal Holbrook is Mark Twain


Mark Twain Tonight!
November 7
Pantages Theater, Tacoma

Iconic actor Hal Holbrook brings his solo Mark Twain show, Mark Twain Tonight!, to Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater. With this role, Hal Holbrook delivers one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater as he brings the wit and wisdom of the first great American author to life.
With the incredible acting skill of Hal Holbrook and the potency of Mark Twain’s words, this performance will stay with you for years!

Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Live!


Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Kirkland Performance Center presents… KPC’s Campy Christmas


KPC’s Campy Christmas
December 12
Kirkland Performance Center


Fierce. Fabulous. Festive! A night of drag and holiday traditions turned on their heads. KPC’s Campy Christmas features the fabulous Seattle Men’s Chorus group Captain Smartypants, and the Seattle Women’s Chorus group Sensible Shoes. Captain Smartypants, Sensible Shoes, and special guests will bring the hilarious campy fun with satirical versions of your favorite holiday songs. Hosted by David Hunter Koch.
You can be part of the entertainment too; enter the Ugly Sweater, Lip Sync, or Dancing contest. Wear your ugliest sweater or most Christmasy outfit and get your voice and dance moves ready to dazzle your friends and win fun prizes.

18+ Show.

KPC Presents….Campy Christmas






Kirkland Performance Center

The Book of Mormon returns to Seattle

Tuesday - Sunday evenings with matinees Saturdays & Sundays

The Book of Mormon
December 29 – January 10
Paramount Theatre, Seattle


One of the most entertaining musicals returns to Seattle!

What happens when two young Mormon missionaries are sent to a small village in Uganda run by a local drug lord? Laughs and songs break out… It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.”
Contains explicit language.

The Book of Mormon






Directions: Paramount Theatre

Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Snohomish Classic Car & Hot Rod Display
September 27
Downtown Snohomish

The 33rd annual Snohomish Classic Car & Hot Rod Display comes to Downtown Snohomish on Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Historic Downtown Snohomish shopping and dining district is the perfect setting for car enthusiasts, spectators, and gawkers to view the very “Best of the Northwest” vintage & classic cars, and hot rods. Also on display will be a great number of unique and sometimes wild vehicles to catch your eye.
With as many as 500 vehicles entered, you might want to plan to spend the afternoon.


Snohomish Classic Car & Hot Rod Display
Downtown Snohomish, WAIMG_50s_Car_Tail

Downtown Snohomish, WA

Free Day in State Parks!

National Public Lands Day
September 26
Washington State Parks

We have some of the most beautiful outdoor places in the world; use them! The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Saturday, September 26 is a state parks ‘free day.’ Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.
The ‘free day’ is in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of National Public Lands Day—the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
‘Free days’ apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.
Washington State Parks will have one more ‘free day’ in 2015: Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Washington State Parks

For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit: http://www.publiclandsday.org/about




Outdoor Youth Connections Gala



A Night To Remember
September 25
Edmonds Yacht Club

Outdoor Youth Connections is hosting a Benefit Gala “A Night to Remember” on September 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Proceeds will benefit scholarships engaging youth in the natural outdoors. The evening promises to put a lot of “fun” into fun-draising with classic sounds from the big band era played by The Stardust Consort. This six-piece ensemble features members of MoodSwings Jazz Band and will put you in the perfect mood to dance the night away.
Tickets are $75 and include drinks, dinner, dancing, and silent & live auctions. Meet special guests like Tim Noah, Emmy winning songwriter and entertainer and, Michele Westmoreland, photographer and documentary director. For more information and tickets visit www.outdooryouthconnections.org.

Outdoor Youth Connections


Edmonds Yacht Club

ABBA Tribute Band at Oktoberfest


The ABBAgraphs

The ABBAgraphs
September 20
Fremont Oktoberfest

Dance and sing along with all your favorite ABBA tunes. Seattle-based group The ABBAgraphs recreate the pop magic of ABBA’s chart-topping, classic hits of the ’70s and early ’80s PLUS hits of the disco era. Think “Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando”, “Waterloo” and more! No backing tracks required. When it’s The ABBAgraphs, it’s all LIVE!
Other great live bands throughout the weekend
Fremont Oktoberfest is a Seattle tradition!

Fremont Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is held in the streets of Fremont between Phinney Ave N and 1st Ave NW and N 35th St and N Canal St, with the entrance located at the intersection of Phinney Ave N and N 35th St.

Fremont Oktoberfest Set to Open

Friday, September 18 -- 5:00pm-12:00midnight Saturday, September 19 -- 11:00am-12:00midnight Sunday, September 20 -- 11:00am-6:00pm

Fremont Oktoberfest
September 18-20
Fremont Neighborhood, Seattle


The 19th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is taking over two city blocks of Seattle’s famed Fremont neighborhood, September 18-20, transforming it into the “Center of the Brewniverse” and playing host to 20,000 guests set to enjoy 100 craft and seasonal brews from 50 different breweries.
The lineup represents the full spectrum of beer options, including IPAs, Oktoberfest beers, ciders, and imports.
Fremont Oktoberfest is the Northwest’s largest and most diverse fall beer festival, combining a fun Bavarian tradition with an incredible celebration of the area’s best beers and ciders!
Oktoberfest is held in the streets of Fremont between Phinney Ave N and 1st Ave NW and N 35th St and N Canal St, with the entrance located at the intersection of Phinney Ave N and N 35th St.
Fremont Oktoberfest

N. 35th street & Phinney Avenue N.

The Streets of Fremont

Imagination Theatre LIVE on Stage!

Monday, September 28, at 7pm

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Monday, September 28, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

On Monday September 28th be At the Kirkland Performance Center to be a Part of Broadcasting History

In the long history of Sherlock Holmes on the radio only once has any production company or network attempted with success to record and broadcast the entire Holmes canon as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 60 stories in all, and that has been England’s BBC. Starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Watson these wonderful programs took many years and several adaptors, most notably Bert Coules, to produce and air.

When Jim French Productions decided to take on our own Sherlock Holmes series we were dedicated to doing only new stories since we felt the BBC versions of the originals was the last word on the subject. However, we reckoned with our M. J. Elliott and his insane desire to duplicate the Beeb’s feat and go it one better. In 2005 he persuaded us to do his adaptation of the classic story “The Yellow Face” and our second Holmes audio series was launched.

Over time we would record more of the stories from the canon on a rather hit or miss basis, still concentrating on new pastiches of the Baker Street Duo. One carefree afternoon it was pointed out to us that we’d recorded over half of Doyle’s tales and did we think we might be able to do all of them. We put the suggestion the Elliott and John Patrick Lowrie, our Holmes and the director of bother Holmes series, and they thought we could and should take a shot at it. So, on Monday night September 28th we will be recording “The Sign of Four” the last tale left for us to do, which will make us the first English speaking company in North America to ever accomplish this, as well as the first English speaking company in North America to do this with the same actors playing Holmes and Watson in all the episodes, Lowrie and Lawrence Albert AND the first English speaking company in the world to this with all of the stories adapted by the same writer, Mr. M. J. Elliott.

Now if you would like to be a part of this historic session be at the Kirkland Performance Center at 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland WA on Monday the 28th of September. Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30. For tickets you can call the box office at 425 893 990 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. Well see ya there.

Join KIXI Radio and unlock the mystery and magic of Radio Theatre and see how KIXI’s Movies For Your Mind are made.  Imagination Theatre is heard on over 100 radio stations in North America, including KIXI Radio every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. It’s everything you love about Radio Drama…live actors, sound effects artists, the occasional flubbed line, and you in the audience! It’s great fun suitable for the entire family. For tickets you can call the box office at 425 893 9900 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. Doors open at 7:00 with the fun starting at 7:30.




Kirkland Performance Center

5th Annual Brew at the Zoo

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brew at the Zoo
October 1
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle


Join Woodland Park Zoo for the fifth annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 1. This fabulous tasting event is a fundraiser to benefit the zoo. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and even ciders from over 40 different breweries.
Your admission to Brew at the Zoo will include 7 tasting tokens, (Additional tasting tickets available for purchase) live animal encounters, live music, access to some award-winning exhibits, and some tasty treats will be available for purchase.
21+ years and over only!

Brew at The Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

Veterans Day Parade

11:00 am

50th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance
November 7
Auburn, WA

Now in its 50th year, the Auburn Veterans Day parade has grown into one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country.
The Veterans Day Parade is an opportunity to positively focus on honoring our country’s veterans and active military personnel.
The parade boasts over 200 units and over 5,500 participants, including over 25 high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, honor guards and more.
The one-mile parade route travels west along Main Street to A Street NW.
East Main Street
Auburn, WA
Auburn Veterans Day Parade



Blues Man Taj Mahal

7:30pm and 9:30pm

Taj Mahal Trio
Nov 20 – Nov 29
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

It’s a Thanksgiving week tradition; Taj Mahal Trio at Jazz Alley.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Taj Mahal is a two-time Grammy winner and one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century.
With a remarkable voice that ranges from gruff and gravelly to smooth and sultry, Taj Mahal’s music is a well-seasoned gumbo, spiced with influences that originate in the Caribbean, West Africa, the Southern States, and the inner cities of America.
Take your pick of 13 shows over 8 nights.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Show times: Sunday and Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm all nights. Closed Monday and Thanksgiving


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Aretha At The Apollo – The Aretha Franklin Songbook – Special KIXI Discount Tickets

Sunday, September 20th at 7pm

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Sunday, September 20th, 7:30pm
UPAC Auditorium, inside the Unity of Bellevue building at 16330 Northeast 4th.

Special KIXI Listener discount on tickets purchased in advance.  Click here and use the code: KIXI.

This high-voltage Songbook Concert includes songs that the legendary Ms. Franklin has recorded and performed over her 50-year career, including “Think”, “Chain of Fools”, “Until You Come Back To Me”, “Baby, I Love You”, “Day Dreaming”, “Spanish Harlem”, “Freeway Of Love”, “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing”, “Do Right Woman”, “See Saw”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “I Never Loved A Man”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, “Ain’t No Way”, “A Deeper Love”, “Since You’ve Been Gone”, “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” and her iconic hits “A Natural Woman” and “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”.
ARETHA AT THE APOLLO features popular Seattle-based actress/singer Stacie Calkins, backed by the nine-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band and back-up singers, under the direction of multiple Emmy-nominated composer/arranger David Duvall.

The concert is staged in the 1960’s/’70’s style of a concert in Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theatre.

UPAC Auditorium

KIXI Welcomes Sergio Mendes

7:30 pm

Sergio Mendes
October 29
Snoqualmie Casino

KIXI artist Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, he is
one of the most successful Brazilian artists of all time. Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy Award winner, and you can enjoy his live performance in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.

Snoqualmie Casino

Snoqualmie Casino

My Fair Lady at the Village Theatre

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM Fridays at 8:00 PM Saturdays at 8:00 PM Sundays at 7:00 PM plus Matinees

My Fair Lady
November 5 – January 31
Issaquah & Everett

One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, revel in the story of a lowly Cockney flower girl as she transforms into a sophisticated lady—with the help of a linguistics teacher who will get a bit more than he bargained for. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, this beloved musical for the whole family boasts a score of hummable classics such as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “On The Street Where You Live.”
Enjoy My Fair Lady in Issaquah November 5 – January 3, and in Everett January 8 – 31

Village Theatre

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201


Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

The Twilight Zone Live!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

The Twilight Zone Live!
November 20 – December 19
Theater Schmeater, Seattle

Did Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone send a tingle up your spine? Here’s your chance to re-live that chilling thrill.
Theater Schmeater continues its longest and most beloved tradition, featuring three episodes of the iconic 60’s TV show written by the show’s creator and host Rod Serling, presented live on stage. This year includes three classic episodes: Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up (first aired May 26, 1961), a classic examination of Cold War paranoia; the end-of-days drama The Midnight Sun (Nov 17th 1961), and the seasonal classic about an alcoholic department store Santa who gets a miraculous shot at redemption, The Night of the Meek (first aired Dec 23rd 1960). All three are directed by Schmeater founder Tim Moore, who also portrays “Rod.”
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Nov. 20th- Dec 19th, no performance Thanksgiving Nov. 26th.



Theater Schmeater




Theater Schmeater

Boat Sale

Weekdays: 11 AM – 7 PM Weekends: 10 AM – 6 PM

South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
September 16 – 20
Chandler’s Cove

Seattle’s 37th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway on Wednesday, September 16 and continues through Sunday, September 20. This exciting show brings you all the best of boating in one place. Tour new and used boats in every size and price, as well as boating equipment of all kinds.
Boats Afloat Show



South Lake Union at Chandler's Cove


7pm – 11pm

Lantern Parade
September 19
Green Lake

Celebrate the equinox with lanterns, glowing costumes, and music-making at Luminata parade of lights that begins at Green Lake Small Craft Center (south end of the lake). Meet at dusk around 7pm at the Boat House on the South shores of Green Lake Park. Things to bring: Drums, instruments, Blinky lighted costumes, lighted umbrellas, stilts, fun costumes and comfortable walking shoes!

Luminata at Green Lake


Small Craft Center

The Rep Opens Season with Classic Play by Arthur Miller

Tuesday – Sunday 7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm

A View From The Bridge
September 25 – October 18
Bagley Wright Theater, Seattle Rep

The Seattle Repertory Theatre opens their new season with A View From The Bridge.
It’s the tale of a longshoreman by trade, Eddie Carbone. He is confident of his place in the working-class neighborhood that he calls home, but that life changes when he agrees to harbor his immigrant cousins. A love affair exposes a dark family secret. Suspicion, jealousy, and betrayal soon follow in this passionate drama by Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest playwrights.

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge", directed by Braden Abraham. Amy Danneker (Catherine) and Mark Zeisler (Eddie). Photo by Alabastro Photography.
Seattle Repertory Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”, directed by Braden Abraham. Amy Danneker (Catherine) and Mark Zeisler (Eddie). Photo by Alabastro Photography.


Bagley Wright Theater

Comedian Tim Allen


Tim Allen Live
October 24
Emerald Queen Casino

He’s been Tim the Tool Man, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, starred in The Santa Clause, and Wild Hogs, and of course has slayed live audiences with his “cut to the truth” humor about the differences between men and women.

Emerald Queen Casino

Emerald Queen Casino

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies salute The Rat Pack
November 10 – 11
Jazz Alley

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes KIXI artists the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies for two shows only. This 8-piece genre bending group salutes the Rat Pack with their new release “Please Return the Evening.”
Over their successful career the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies have incorporated elements from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana into their sound, including rockabilly, rhythm and blues, soul and world music. Now they’re swinging Rat Pack style.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

walk2015-1-1Sat. August 29th | 10am | Seattle University

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Register for a Walk in your community today at alzwa.org 


Seattle University Park

Twilight Zone Art Show

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Next Stop, The Twilight Zone
September 10 – November 25

The Renton History Museum presents The Twilight Zone Art Show, a juried art show in which local artists interpret the beloved 1960s sci-fi television classic. Over twenty artists explore the show’s themes of space, time, and other worlds, as well as unforgettable episodes, in painting, sculpture, photomontage, and mixed media creations. The Twilight Zone Art Show gives artists and visitors a chance to revisit the series that TV Guide called the fifth greatest TV show of all time.
Renton History Museum



Renton History Museum

Washington State Fair

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 10pm Friday - Saturday: 9am - 11pm Sunday: 9am - 10pm

It’s the Biggest Fair of The Year
September 11-27

Get ready to party big at the Washington State Fair this September. 17 glorious days of delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It’s the biggest party in the state and you don’t want to miss out!
Midway rides, a Star Trek Exhibition, Parades & Cattle drives and musical entertainment featuring Heart, Crystal Gayle & Lee Greenwood, and even “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Washington State Fair



Washington State Fair Events Center

Ellensburg Rodeo!

Thurs- Sun: 10am – 10pm Mon: 10am- 6pm

Washington’s biggest rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair
September 4-7
Ellensburg, WA

The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the “old rodeos” and has earned its place as one of America’s Top 10 professional rodeos. The Ellensburg Rodeo also hosts the World Finale of PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour. Surround all this with the fun of the Kittitas County Fair, the old-west hospitality of the City of Ellensburg, and you can understand why in Ellensburg, it’s more than just your average rodeo.

Ellensburg Rodeo


Kittatas County Fairgrounds


Seattle’s Labor Day Weekend Party
September 5-7
Seattle Center

Now in its 45th year, Bumbershoot continues to distinguish itself as one of the premiere community music and art festivals in the country by offering one of the most diverse musical lineups in the world the world as well as a full spectrum of arts programming that includes comedy, theatre, film, literary, visual arts and spectacle elements. Highlights will include Faith No More, Ellie Goulding, and Hozier

Also back this year is Youngershoot! It’s a special set aside area to engage kids and their parents with a variety of hands-on activities and interactive programs.




Seattle Center

Huge Private Car Collection on Display

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

38th Annual LeMay Car Show
August 29
Tacoma, WA

The 38th Annual LeMay Car Show will feature over 1,000 vintage vehicles and give the public an exclusive look into the LeMay Family Collection. Attendees will have a chance to view the LeMay Family Grounds and the over-80 acres of the historic Marymount Grounds. The vast collection features not only vintage vehicles, but also dolls, antiques and other nostalgic memorabilia, and holds something for everyone.
What started as a small gathering of friends of Harold & Nancy LeMay with lemonade served on the front porch has grown to be an eagerly anticipated event attended by thousands of automotive lovers. This annual event is the only time the LeMay home grounds are open to the public.
LeMay Family Collection



Marymount Event Center

The Monroe Fair Is Just the Right Size

10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Daily


The Evergreen State Fair
August 27 – September 7
Monroe, WA

For the kid in all of us…it’s time for the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, August 27th through Labor Day.  Car Races, Carnival Rides & Rodeos, Crazy Animal Races, Cows, Concerts & Clydesdales; not to mention top flight entertainment from Vince Gill, and Danny Vernon’s The Illusion of Elvis; plus more food than you can put on a stick and deep fry!
The Evergreen State Fair




Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Vikings Take Over Ballard

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Viking Days 2015
August 22 & 23

Ya Sure, You Betcha! It’s time for the 32nd Annual Viking Days!
This family-friendly festival features delicious Nordic foods, lively entertainment, a Viking Encampment, and so much more!
Start each day with a Swedish pancake breakfast; finish the weekend with a salmon dinner. You’ll be able to enjoy Nordic craft and food vendors, a Viking village reenactment, beer garden, and music at the Nordic History Museum in Ballard.

And for the second year, the day starts off as you bring your horns and hides and dress up for the Run Like A Viking 5K!

Viking Days

Saturday, August 22
Run Like a Viking 5K: 8:00 a.m. start
Swedish Pancake Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Salmon BBQ: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 23
Swedish Pancake Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Nordic Heritage Museum

A Tribute to Herb Alpert


Whipped Cream and Other Delights: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Herb Alpert Featuring Bobby Medina
October 24
Kirkland Performance Center
Take a musical trip back to those quirky, hip sixties as trumpeter Bobby Medina leads this fast paced show and revives the soundtrack of the 1960’s.The music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass can best be described as 60’s Mariachi inspired instrumental pop and has achieved numerous platinum status records and has been featured on radio, television specials and on the big screen for decades. This brand new show authentically promises to bring back fond memories!
And who can forget that album cover?! Dolores Erickson, known as “The Whipped Cream Lady” is regarded as one of the most notable and recognizable icons of the 1960′s as a result of her famous pose as the whipped cream-covered model for Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” LP. Dolores Erickson will be at the show and will be doing a meet and greet as well as a signing after the show ends. So make sure to bring your Whipped Cream albums!

Kirkland Performance Center


Kirkland Performance Center

KIXI Welcomes Folk Pioneers The Brothers Four

8:00 PM

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October 23
Kirkland Performance Center

KIXI artists the Brothers Four are national icons of American music. With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.
Since forming during their days at the U.W. in the late 50s, the group has performed around the world enthralling their audiences with their unforgettable melodies. Leaders in the folk revival musical movement, and one of the few groups from those times still performing today, the Brothers Four remain one of the best known and most popular.

Kirkland Performance Center



Kirkland Performance Center


Exhibition open Noon -5PM daily; Reception Friday, September 4; 6-9PM.

Art + Wood = Woodpalooza Exhibition
September 5 -7
Whidbey Island

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 12th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork now at WICA (Whidbey Center for the Arts). This year’s show promises exceptional work by twenty of Whidbey’s best!
You can spend quality time with woodworking artisans while experiencing the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley and Whidbey Island.




Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) Zech Hall

Peter Max to Exhibit in Seattle


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August 14 – 23
Pacific Place, Seattle

A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Pacific Place on Pine Street in downtown Seattle.
Peter Max has assembled a collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades: from his iconic Pop Art designs commemorating Woodstock to the 2013 unveiling of Max’s design for the cruise ship Breakaway and the exquisite Masters series. This new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living Artist.
There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions: Saturday, August 22nd,, 2015 from 4-7 pm and Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 from 1-4 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition.
Road Show Company presents Peter Max



Pacific Place, Second Level

10th Annual Everett Fall Home Show

Friday - Noon to 7 pm Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm

Fall Home Show & Gift Show
September 25 – 27, 2015


Planning on updating your kitchen, bath, or family room? The 10th Annual Everett Fall Home Show features hundreds of specialized local businesses ready to help you customize, update, or even design, the home you have always wanted.
Paired with The Everett Gift Show which will feature an assortment of cash and carry items.
Everett Fall Home Show




Two Shows from One of a Kind Comic Kathy Griffin

7:00pm & 9:00pm

Kathy Griffin
October 11
Snoqualmie Casino

Kathy Griffin’s rapid fire wit is back and no celebrity is safe! She’s been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Never one to shy away from controversy, each show is a guaranteed night of fun with celebrity jokes galore and a mouth that spews whatever it wants, whenever it wants.

Snoqualmie Casino



Snoqualmie Casino

The Spinners: R & B Legends


The Spinners
August 16
Snoqualmie Casino

Legendary R & B recording artists, The Spinners have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You.”
The Spinners were one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970s. A partial list of their hit singles include “Mighty Love,” “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Games People Play,” and “Could It Be.”

Snoqualmie Casino



Snoqualmie Casino

Pop Icons The Beach Boys Return to The Northwest


The Beach Boys
September 27
Snoqualmie Casino

Catch a wave with America’s favorite band the Beach Boys in concert at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom this September! The Beach Boys continue to perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 50 years ago.
Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance with classic hits “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls,” the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations,” and the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”
Snoqualmie Casino


Snoqualmie Casino

Mannheim Steamroller Bring the Holiday Season Alive in Everett


Mannheim Steamroller
November 24
Xfinity Arena, Everett

America’s favorite holiday tradition for over three decades is making its way to XFINITY Arena to kick off the Christmas season in style. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas is a show that features the beloved holiday hits of Mannheim Steamroller as well as astounding multimedia effects all performed under one roof. The distinctive sound of Mannheim Steamroller is sure to bring the holiday season to life with magical effects and songs the whole family can enjoy.
This year marks the 31st anniversary of “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”, an album that revolutionized the music industry and changed the pace for holiday music everywhere. Chip Davis, the mastermind behind all of the success, is the number one selling Christmas music artist of all time.

Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Concert




KIXI Favorites “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy”

Dinner 4:30 p.m. Show 6 p.m

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild Swingin’ Holiday Party
November 29
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

Put on your holiday Zoot Suit and hold on to your hat! KIXI artists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is where it’s at! For the swinging-est yuletide shindig in town, get your tickets cats and chicks and come on down!
Together for over 22 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has sold millions of records, performed in concert venues worldwide, and appeared in movies and on TV including Dancing with the Stars and Super Bowl XXXIII.
Their foot stompin’ hits include “You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three ” “Go Daddy-O,” “Mr. Pinstripe Suit,” “I Wanna Be Like You,” and more!
Come early for the Admiral Theatre’s famous Prime Rib dinner….yum!

Bremerton’s Historic Admiral Theatre



Admiral Theatre

Lizz Wright Brings Her Soulful Style to Jazz Alley

7:30 pm

Lizz Wright
September 15 & 16
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Jazz Alley welcomes KIXI artist Lizz Wright. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter – renowned for her earthy alto voice and emotive yet straight-forward vocal serenading – teams with four-time GRAMMY-winning bassist and producer Larry Klein, who’s best known for his work with such leading lights as Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux and Tracy Chapman.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley


Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Legendary Pop Artists Three Dog Night

Dinner 6:30 p.m. Show 8 p.m

Three Dog Night
Friday, October 2, 2015
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

The Historic Admiral Theatre in Bremerton presents Legendary music icons Three Dog Night as they celebrate their 4th decade performing to sell-out crowds and topping the charts with 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, three #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, and 12 straight Certified Gold LPs.
When you see Three Dog Night perform their hits including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy To The World,” “Black And White,” “Shambala,” “One,” “Liar,” “Celebrate,” and many more, you’ll be amazed at how they recreate their larger than life songs with customary impeccable harmonies and exciting arrangements.

Admiral Theatre



Admiral Theatre

Grease At The 5th Avenue Theatre

Showtimes vary: 1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm

The American sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin’ through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle’s freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. The closing production of the 2014/15 season, this rollicking tale of the kids from Rydell High was a box office phenomenon on Broadway and London’s West End and paired megastars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the hit 1978 film version. Follow the whole gang as they hand-jive their way through their senior year with unforgettable songs like “Beauty School Dropout,” “Hopelessly Devoted,” “Greased Lightnin,” and “You’re the One that I Want.” This musical favorite will overjoy audiences of any generation.

5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Beatles Tribute Musical

Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm.

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October 22

You mean just another tribute band? No, because not all tribute bands are alike. In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the nationally touring, award-winning retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road.
While the great repertoire of Beatles songs bind this musical together; you’ll also get the opportunity to relive the most important moments of The Beatles’ epic legacy. You’ll see and hear the four in the studio as they struggle to reconcile their creative differences after Epstein’s death in 1967, a couple months after the release of Sgt. Pepper.

Abbey Road Tribute Band




The Edmonds Center for the Arts


Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 9:30pm Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm

Annual Bellevue Art Fair
July 24 – 26
Bellevue Square

The Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is one of America’s biggest and best. Every July, for three full days, BAM creates an oasis of high quality art and craft in downtown Bellevue. The BAM ARTSfair features over 300 juried artists from around the continent showcasing unique, handmade craft and fine art. In addition, you will find a multitude of free community arts programming including; KIDSfair, BAM Exhibitions, public installations, & delicious food and beverages.
As always: Free!
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair



Bellevue Square and Bellevue Art Museum

Pacific Science Center Gets Gross (for science)

Open Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
June 20, 2015-January 3, 2016
Pacific Science Center

Explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about how your body works at GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body at Pacific Science Center. Based on the best-selling book GROSSOLOGY, this exhibit uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more.
Take a “Tour du Nose” to explore 10 nasal features, including how your snot acts as an air filter. Play the pinball game “Gas Attack”, and make sure you get the “Burp Machine” to release a giant belch!


Pacific Science Center

An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma


World Famous Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
December 8
Meany Hall, UW Campus

The world’s most famous living cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, returns to the Meany Hall stage for a solo recital. Yo-Yo Ma has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and as a recording artist. His 90 albums have received 17 Grammy Awards.
This appearance presents a rare opportunity for audience members to experience Yo-Yo Ma’s virtuosity in a far more intimate space than is usual for an artist of his stature—a venue with outstanding acoustics where no seat is farther than 90 feet from the stage.


Meany Hall for the Performing Arts

New Exhibit of Asian Artist Chiho Aoshima

Wednesday: 10AM-5PM Thursday: 10AM-9PM Friday-Sunday: 10AM-5PM

Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of The World
May 2 – October 4
SAM’s Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park

Welcome to the fantastic world of Chiho Aoshima. This might just be our future. Who’s to say that as technology advances, as natural disasters rise, as the organic world blends with the manmade, that smartphones will not become smart buildings? That skyscrapers will not stand up and walk among mountains? That ghosts and spirits don’t already float through our world? Her work may look like a surreal fantasy. But ask Aoshima, and she’ll tell you she’s showing us the reality that our beautifully chaotic world may be hurtling toward.
Influenced by anime and manga, this exhibit features colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time.





Asian Art Museum Volunteer Park

New Exhibit of Asian Artist Chiho Aoshima

Wednesday: 10AM-5PM Thursday: 10AM-9PM Friday-Sunday: 10AM-5PM

Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of The World
May 2 – October 4
SAM’s Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park

Welcome to the fantastic world of Chiho Aoshima. This might just be our future. Who’s to say that as technology advances, as natural disasters rise, as the organic world blends with the manmade, that smartphones will not become smart buildings? That skyscrapers will not stand up and walk among mountains? That ghosts and spirits don’t already float through our world? Her work may look like a surreal fantasy. But ask Aoshima, and she’ll tell you she’s showing us the reality that our beautifully chaotic world may be hurtling toward.
Influenced by anime and manga, this exhibit features colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time.





Asian Art Museum Volunteer Park

Johnny Mathis In Tacoma!

7:30 p.m.

Johnny Mathis
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Pantages Theater, Tacoma

KIXI recording artist and one of North America’s most popular entertainers, the legendary Johnny Mathis will perform your favorites in his trademark velvety voice. Known for his smooth vocal skills, celebrated ballads and hits such as “Chances Are,” “The Twelfth of Never,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Misty” and “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Johnny Mathis has sold millions of records worldwide and is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning every decade since 1955. Twice inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as well as honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Johnny Mathis is not to be missed!
This is Benefit Concert in Support of Arts Education



Pantages Theater