Event Details

Roberta Flack Comes to The Northwest

Saturday, June 20 8:00pm

Roberta Flack
June 20
Silver Reef Casino
Ferndale, WA

Grammy Award winning KIXI artist Roberta Flack will charm you with her hits including “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love,” “Feel Like Making Love,” “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Her songs bring insight into our lives, loves and culture, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop to soul to folk to jazz.

 

 

 

Silver Reef Casino

History Making Comedy About The Sexes

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Defending The Caveman
June 18-21
Theatre On The Square, Tacoma

Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history.
A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Defending The Caveman will have both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. You’ll be nudging your partner during the performance as you recognize yourselves in the stories being told on stage.
You’ll laugh at the ways men and women fight, laugh and love.

 

 

 

 

Broadway Center for The Performing Arts

25th Annual Dixieland Jazz Festival

Thursday, June 25 - Sunday, June 28

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Greater Olympia Jazz Festival
June 25 – 28
Lacey, WA

For 25 years ardent Dixieland fans in the Northwest have been promoting live Dixieland jazz, staging an annual Dixieland jazz festival in the area, thereby encouraging and preserving Dixieland Jazz. This year with one site and four venues (three for dancing one just for listening) the festival takes place on the Saint Martin’s University Campus – Marcus Pavilion in Olympia Washington. Dance lessons (Balboa, Foxtrot, Charleston), great bands, and large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all. Special features include nearby lodging, on-site RV parking, shuttle service, parasol parades, a swing set, and After Glow Party.
Line up includes: Grand Dominion, Ivory & Gold, Wolverine Jazz Band, Jeff Barnhart & Charlotte’s Boys, Black Swan Classic, Fat Babies and much more!  http://www.olyjazz.com/

 

 

Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion

Route 66 Will Give You Kicks at the Annual Senior Prom for 55+!

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Big Band Route 66’s Annual Senior Prom (55+)
May 30
Lakewood, WA

It’s Senior Prom Time! This event is open to all people 55 and better. Dance the night away to the wonderful big band sounds of Route 66, or simply come to listen and tap your toe. Light refreshments, Prom photos and a big dance floor. Bring your friends and have a great evening!
Tickets are just $5 each. It will be a Swinging Good Time.

 

 

 

McGavick Conference Center Clover Park Technical College

An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

7:30pm

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

Cabaret at The Kit Kat Klub Comes to Everett

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM Fridays at 8:00 PM Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM *Thursday Matinee: July 30, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Village Theatre Presents Cabaret
July 10 – August 2
Village Theatre Everett, WA

1931 Berlin—the capital of divine decadence, liberal thought, and cultural transformation while the shadow of the Nazis threatens to engulf all of Europe. It is the beginning of the end. Welcome to Cabaret, the iconic musical which revolves around the seedy happenings of the Kit Kat Klub and its regulars. With music and lyrics by the award-winning team behind Chicago, this sizzling musical reminds us that “life is a cabaret, old chum, and you’ll love this Cabaret.”
Please note that Cabaret is a sexy and scandalous story set in the pre-WWII era in Berlin. As such, some of the content may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Everett Performing Arts Center

Cabaret at The Kit Kat Klub Comes to Issaquah

Select Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM Fridays at 8:00 PM Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM *Thursday Matinee: June 4, 2015 • 2:00PM

Village Theatre Presents Cabaret
Now – July 3
Issaquah, WA

1931 Berlin—the capital of divine decadence, liberal thought, and cultural transformation while the shadow of the Nazis threatens to engulf all of Europe. It is the beginning of the end. Welcome to Cabaret, the iconic musical which revolves around the seedy happenings of the Kit Kat Klub and its regulars. With music and lyrics by the award-winning team behind Chicago, this sizzling musical reminds us that “life is a cabaret, old chum, and you’ll love this Cabaret.”
Please note that Cabaret is a sexy and scandalous story set in the pre-WWII era in Berlin. As such, some of the content may not be appropriate for all audiences.

 

 

 

 

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

Blue-Eyed Soul From Michael McDonald

7:30pm

Michael McDonald Live
August 5
Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA

Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums not to mention his stint with The Doobie Brothers, the five-time Grammy-winning singer is that rare thing in contemporary pop music – an artist and songwriter whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.

 

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Hi Bob!

7:00pm

Bob Newhart
June 28
Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA

Comedy legend Bob Newhart is celebrating his 55th anniversary in show business and is coming to the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom! Noted for his one-sided phone conversations, hallmark straight man humor and deadpan delivery, Bob Newhart has entertained crowds for decades with appearances on stage, TV and film and is listed among Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”

 

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Tribute to Frank, Dean, & Sammy!

Thursday 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday 8:00pm

The Pack
June 25-27
Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA

This is just what a KIXI listener needs; an evening with the music and moves of Frank, Dean and Sammy.
If you missed this awesome show last fall make sure you catch it this time around! If you saw it, well you know what a great evening is in store.
These three performers are preserving the memory of that historic time with the look, the sound, the moves and the camaraderie of those three famous friends and legendary entertainers known as The Rat Pack.
Be there for the songs, the laughs, the interaction and pure fun of a magical time gone by, in one powerful show of non-stop music and comedy, with this acclaimed tribute to The Rat Pack!

 

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

The Doobie Brothers at ZooTunes!

6pm

Doobie Brothers with special Guest Pat Simmons Jr.
June 19
Woodland Park Zoo

As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time Grammy winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol,” and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock.
Their Gold Record singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes”, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin'”, “China Grove”, “Take Me In Your Arms”, Takin’ it to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute”, “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.

 

 

 

Woodland Park Zoo

Annual Greenwood Classic Car Show

9 am – 4 pm

Annual Greenwood Classic Car Show
June 27
Greenwood Avenue, Seattle

If you’ve been before, you know this is the Granddaddy of ‘em all when it comes to summertime car shows! If you’ve never been…what are you waiting for?
Since 1992, the Greenwood Car Show has happened on the last Saturday of June along Greenwood Avenue North in the Greenwood and Phinney neighborhoods of Seattle, WA. The Greenwood Knights Car Club produces this event for everyone who enjoys classic rides and to support a variety of local nonprofits and automotive scholarships.

Greenwood

Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration!

Parade Saturday, 3pm

Fremont Parade and Fair
June 19 – 21, 2015
Fremont, Seattle

The Fremont Fair offers art and craft booths, local bands, food vendors, a beer garden, funky painted cars, and a Sunday dog parade.
The 2015 Fremont Solstice Parade takes place on Saturday June 20, 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

Take Dad for that Train Ride He’s Always Wanted

10am - 5pm

Father’s Day Train Ride
June 20 – 21
Snoqualmie, WA

Fathers get a free 70-minute train ride at Northwest Railway Museum with any paid child on Father’s Day weekend, departing from North Bend or Snoqualmie.

 

 

 

Northwest Railway Museum

Celebrate and Honor on Memorial Day!

11AM

Memorial Day Celebration
May 25th
Museum of Flight, Seattle

The Museum of Flight honors military service on Memorial Day, May 25. 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.

 

 

http://www.museumofflight.org/event/memorial-day-ceremony

 

The Museum of Flight

Share Mother’s Day Memories

1:00-2:30pm.

Show & Tell with Joan Gordon
May 9
Issaquah

Show & Tell with Joan Gordon of Pacific NW Life Stories is a free and fun event for all ages. Bring an old photo, game/toy, letter, family memento, or object to show, and tell a short story about the object. The suggested theme is “I Remember Mother”.
When you and your family attend this Show & Tell, you will show your children and grandchildren that history is personal! Through sharing stories, everyone will learn more about their own family’s personal history, and the personal histories of others in the community.

 

Tickets are not required, but please RSVP before the event to pacificnwlifestories@gmail.com

 

Bellewood Retirement Apartments

Keep Your Kids Safe!

May 29th from 3PM – 7PM and May 30th from 10AM – 4PM

Child Safety Fair
May 29th & 30th
Monroe

One of the top child safety programs in the country will be providing free FBI quality digital fingerprint and photographs. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation.
Community organizations will also be on hand to provide safety information for families.

 

 

 

 

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Singin’ and Swingin’ with Bobby D: The Bobby Darin Songbook – Special KIXI Listener Ticket DISCOUNT!

Saturday, May 16th at 7:30pm

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The Bobby Darin Songbook
Saturday, May 16, 7:30pm
UPAC Auditorium, 16330 N.E. 4th in Bellevue, inside the Unity of Bellevue building close to the Crossroads Mall.

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

In celebration of entertainer Bobby Darin’s 80th Birthday, Purple Phoenix Productions will present “SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ WITH BOBBY D: The Bobby Darin Songbook”.

This one night only event pays tribute to one of America’s music icons and features popular Seattle-based actor/singer Bob DeDea, backed by the nine-piece Purple Phoenix Orchestra under the direction of multiple Emmy-nominated composer/arranger David Duvall.

The concert is staged in the 1960’s style of the Las Vegas/Atlantic City showrooms in their heyday.

Born Walden Robert Cossotto on May 14, 1936, Bobby Darin was a multi-talented performer, known primarily as a singer, but was also an Oscar-nominated actor who was posthumously inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. He performed and composed pop, rock, swing, folk and country music throughout his career. Among

the many Darin hits included in this concert are: “Mack The Knife”, “Beyond The Sea”, “Lazy River”, “If I Were A Carpenter”, “Simple Song Of Freedom”, “Queen Of The Hop”, “Bill Bailey”, “Work Song”,“ Splish Splash” and “Dream Lover.” The concert also includes several rarely heard songs composed by Darin, as well as some of the many swing versions of Broadway tunes that he recorded during his short but prolific career.

Darin’s career skyrocketed with the release of his 1958 single “Splish Splash,” and he rode a wave of popularity that led him into a string of film and television appearances. His recording of “Mack The Knife” won the 1960 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and he was later honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Darin received the Grammy for Best New Artist the same year. He received a Golden Globe award for his first film, COME SEPTEMBER and his headline act from the 1960’s set nightclub attendance records in New York and Las Vegas.

He was married to singer/actress Sandra Dee for seven years. At age 32 he discovered that the woman he thought to be his sister was in fact his birth mother and the woman he thought as his deceased mother was in fact his grandmother.

In 1968 he worked on the Robert Kennedy presidential campaign but after the Kennedy

assassination he became disillusioned and went into seclusion. Darin suffered from poor health and a weak heart for almost his entire life. He died in 1973 at the age of 37 following surgery to repair two artificial heart valves.

In 1990 Darin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2007 he was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Bob_DeDea_Pic_600x750A long-time fan of Bobby Darin’s work, Bob DeDea has performed in theatres, nightclubs and concert halls across the country. Locally he has been seen in a wide variety of roles in almost all the Seattle-area theatres, including as Harold in THE FULL MONTY at Village Theatre, J.J. Astor in TITANIC and The Baker in INTO THE WOODS at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Felix in THE ODD COUPLE at Bellevue Civic Theatre, as himself in MY WAY at Centerstage Theatre, and in various regional theatres as Buddy in FOLLIES, Ford in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Lenny in RUMORS, Jesus in GODSPELL, Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, all three roles in PLAZA SUITE as well various roles in THE 39 STEPS, PETER PAN, AIDA, GUYS AND DOLLS and DAMN YANKEES. DeDea also performs with Purple Phoenix Productions as the featured vocalist in SINATRA, ALL THE WAY: The Frank Sinatra Songbook and as the only male member of the vocal ensemble for WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: The Bacharach/David Songbook, which debuted in Bellevue in March 2015.

SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ WITH BOBBY D will feature all-new arrangements by Duvall to cover the full breadth of Darin’s multi-faceted career.   Tickets to “SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ WITH BOBBY D” are $25 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or at

the door for $30. UPAC Auditorium is located at 16330 N.E. 4th in Bellevue, inside the Unity of Bellevue building close to the Crossroads Mall.

UPAC Auditorium

Cruzin’ To Colby

Sunday May 24, Cruise:1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Dance: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday May 25, Show & Shine: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Colby Cruise & Car Show
May 24-25
Everett

 

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 Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis.
Free, except the dance.

 

The Seattle Rod-Tiques

Northwest 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 22 – 25
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

9 AM

Opening Day of Boating Season
May 2, 2015
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 28th annual Windermere Cup features the University of Washington hosting teams from New Zealand, University of Virginia and Columbia University.

 

 

 

Seattle Yacht Club

Seattle International Film Festival

May 14 - June 7, various times

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Various Locations

Seattle International Film Festival creates experiences that bring movie lovers together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. The 25-day festival presents 250 features and 150 short films from over 80 countries each year.

The Festival is consistently cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world, and Seattle’s love for film – Seattleites see more movies per capita than any other city in the nation – makes the city the most appropriate setting for new films to be seen, tested and celebrated by everyone – fan and filmmaker alike.

Various Locations

Race for the Cure


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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
June 7th, 2015
Seattle Center

Sunday, June 7th we come together to celebrate breast cancer survivors while raising critical funds for the fight against breast cancer. Funds raised at the Race support local breast health screening, education and outreach programs and also toward global research to find a cure.

In support of Komen Puget Sound, Comcast is matching Race for the Cure registration fees and donations up to $35 for those who sign up in person at participating XFINITY retail stores in Washington State.   To double their donations, participants can head to their nearest XFINITY retail store and look for the pink iPad display. Race registrations will be accepted and matched at XFINITY stores through Friday, June 5 and donations through Race day – Sunday, June 7.  Comcast has committed to support the matching campaign up to $25,000. The company will match one registration fee or donation per participant.

Can’t attend? You can still register and fundraise for the Race for the Cure as a Sleep in for the Cure participant or you can make a Race donation.

Seattle Center

KIXI Welcomes The Manhattan Transfer

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

Manhattan Transfer
August 13 – 16
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

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 crystal clear vocalese style – blending pop, jazz, swing and R&B has entertained vocal group loving audiences for years.

 

 

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

KIXI Welcomes John Pizzarelli to Jazz Alley

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

John Pizzarelli Quartet
July 23 – 26
Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley

KIXI artist and world-renowned genre-bending guitarist John Pizzarell is known for his sophisticated style of encompassing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Although lauded for his swinging interpretations of jazz standards, Pizzarelli also composes his own songs, some of which have achieved a sort of modern “standard” status in their own right. His smooth voice and charming stage presence will knock you out.

 

 

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

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

KIXI Welcomes Pink Martini

7PM

An Evening with Pink Martini
September 4 & 5
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

This one will be lots of fun!…Pink Martini, the Portland-based “little orchestra,” returns to the Northwest for two nights at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Revel in Pink Martini’s lush signature sound, which crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.
Not to mention they’re a lot of fun!

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

KIXI Welcomes Lyle Lovett at The Winery

7PM

An Evening with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
July 11
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Lyle Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album; and he’s bringing all to the Northwest this summer. While typically associated with the country genre, Lyle Lovett’s compositions often incorporate folk, swing, blues, jazz and gospel music as well as more traditional country & Western styling; and there’s no better way to enjoy it all than on a hot summer night under the stars at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

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

Pacific Science Center Presents STEM: Science Uncorked

7:00 – 10:00 pm

Science Uncorked
April 23
Pacific Science Center

For KIXI listeners over 21, there’s a new way to experience science…Sip, snack and explore science straight from the vine at STEM: Science Uncorked at the Pacific Science Center. You’ll enjoy unlimited tastings from 20 of Washington’s finest wineries. Nibbles will be paired perfectly with pinots to merlots. Wine experts are on hand, play with the giant Jenga, make use of the free photo booth, you can even buy wine-themed crafts. Theo Chocolate tastings too!
This is part of a series of signature 21+ events offered by The Pacific Science Center.

 

 

 

Pacific Science Center

Imagination Theatre LIVE on stage!

Monday, May 18th, doors open at 7:00pm

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Monday, May 18, at 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

GLADOS joins Imagination Theatre at the Kirkland Performance Center May 18th.

That’s right, on Monday May 18th at the Kirkland Performance Center the voice of the computer GLADOS from the popular video games PORTAL and PORTAL II, award winning actor Ellen McLain will be joining John Patrick Lowrie, Larry Albert, Dennis Bateman and the rest on the KPC stage for our next live recording session. Ellen will appear in both the Harry Nile story written by Sable Jak titled “The Case of the Thirty Year Wait” and our presentation of M. J. Elliott’s adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale “The Copper Beeches.”

Along with Ellen and our regulars we’ll have Christine Mosere, Stephan Weyte, Bhama Roget and making his Imagination Theatre debut Philip Keiman. Phil is a seasoned and talented actor from Derby, England but on the 18th he’ll be playing a Swedish fisherman, go figure.

Remember that’s Monday night May 18th at the Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland, WA. Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30. For tickets just call the box office at 425 893 9900 or go online to kpcenter.org. You can also buy tickets the day of the show at the Center. If you’re there maybe GLADOS will give you some… cake. We’ll 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.

Kirkland Performance Center

Active Senior Fair

Saturday, May 16th from 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Saturday, May 16th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Westminster Chapel of Bellevue

Attention all active seniors and families! Bring your kids, bring your parents to Overlake Medical Center’s nineteenth annual Active Senior Fair Saturday, May 16th at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue. It’s free, and it’s fun!.

Enjoy great entertainment, get lots of useful health information, and visit a wide variety of exhibitors with products and services just for you. Be sure to catch the Spring Collection fashion show by J.Jill of Bellevue, hosted by KIXI Radio’s Dan Murphy.

Sit in on informative seminars about staying healthy, nutrition, preventing strokes, cardiac care, safeguarding your retirement nest-egg and more. All this plus free health screenings, giveaways, and much more for FREE.

Make the most of your lifestyle at Overlake’s Active Senior Fair on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westminster Chapel, on NE. 24th Street in Bellevue. Presented by Overlake Medical Center, KIXI radio and the Seattle Times. For more information call 425-635-6191 or visit Overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair.

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Westminster Chapel of Bellevue

KIXI artist Gordon Lightfoot

Friday, June 26 at 8:30pm

KIXI artist Gordon Lightfoot

Friday, June 26, 8:30pm

Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma

KIXI welcomes Gordon Lightfoot to Emerald Queen Casino Friday, June 26th at 8:30pm. Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums & has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top-10s & Thirteen Top-40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top-10s & Twenty One Top-40 hits.

Aside from his success in writing, singing & performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded & performed by other great artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.  www.emeraldqueen.com

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Emerald Queen Casino

An Evening With Legendary Band Chicago

7:00 pm

Chicago
June 20
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

Considered one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, Chicago is the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13.
Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the “legendary rock band with horns” released their first album “Chicago Transit Authority” in 1969. Since then, they have had record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

 

 

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Glen Campbell’s Struggle With Alzheimer’s Documentary: I’ll Be Me

7:30pm

I’ll Be Me: Documentary Film
April 18
Edmonds Center For The Arts

 

I’ll Be Me is a documentary which displays the amazing journey of Glen Campbell and his family as they attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Alzheimer’s and Glen’s progression with the disease using love, laughter and music as their medium of choice. The film screening will then be followed by a mini-concert by Glen Campbell’s children, Ashley and Shannon Campbell.
A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Western & Central Washington chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

 

 

Edmonds Center for the Arts

Seattle Rep Closes Season with Tony Award Nominee Outside Mullingar

7:30pm 2:00pm

Outside Mullingar
April 24-May 17
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre closes its 2014–2015 season with Tony Award nominee Outside Mullingar, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley.
From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes an unconventional romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
And Seattle audiences will have a chance to hear directly from Mr. Shanley about his career and Outside Mullingar at Stage Voices, held in the PONCHO Forum on Tuesday, April 28 directly following the evening performance (approx. 9 p.m.). This event is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required.

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

An Evening With Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

7:00 pm

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
September 3
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

 

KIXI artists and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will bring all of their hits to the Summer concert series at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery this September.
With a list of hits that include Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Dawn (Go Away), Walk Like A Man, Stay, and so many more; you won’t be able to stop singing along.
There’s no better place to enjoy these vocal group pioneers than a warm summer night outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.

 

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

KIXI Artist Harry Connick, Jr. At The Winery

7:30pm

Harry Connick, Jr.
July 18-19
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

KIXI artist and beloved romantic singer/songwriter, Harry Connick, Jr. is bringing his enormous talents to the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery for two shows this summer.
Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. Three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, two Tony nominations, induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, sales of over 28 million albums….this guy brings it all!

 

 

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Live Broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion

2:45 pm

A Prairie Home Companion featuring Garrison Keillor
June 13
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

 

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has been entertaining us with it’s wholesome brand of humor for 40 years. Well known for its musical guests, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor’s storytelling segment, “News from Lake Wobegon” it never fails to garner a smile. Enjoy this live broadcast outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.

This is a live radio broadcast, gates open 2 hours before scheduled start.

 

 

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible

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

The Illusionists
June 16-21
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

 

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. Experience the show that has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

 

 

 

 

5th Avenue Theatre

Come On A-My House – The Rosemary Clooney Songbook & KIXI Ticket Discount

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm

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Purple Phoenix Productions presents
“COME ON-A MY HOUSE: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook”
April 11, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
UPAC Auditorium, 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008

Special Ticket Discount for KIXI Listeners!  Tickets purchased in advanced on line at www.brownpapertickets are $25 for general/senior/students. At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students.  Because you’re a KIXI listener you can get a 20% discount by using the special code “KIXI”.

 

Purple Phoenix Productions is happy to announce the debut performance of their latest concert in their Songbook Series, “COME ON-A MY HOUSE: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook” the UPAC Auditorium in Bellevue, WA at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 11, 2015. This concert is performed/hosted by popular Seattle entertainer Laurie Clothier accompanied by The Purple Phoenix Orchestra.

 

Saluting the songs recorded and performed by legendary vocalist Rosemary Clooney over her 50-year career, the concert includes “Come On-a My House”, “Hey There”, “Botcha-Me”, “This Ole House”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Half As Much”, “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me”, “Blues In The Night”, “Sway”, “Memories Of You”, “You’ll Never Know”, “I Thought About You”, “In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening”, “Love Is Here To Stay”, “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” and her signature song “Tenderly”

 

Rising to meteoric stardom in the early 1950’s, Rosemary Clooney’s early career is best remembered for her performance in the holiday classic film “WHITE CHRISTMAS”. Aside from her numerous chart-topping recordings, she had her own successful television show shortly thereafter, as well as being a highly successful concert/nightclub performer.

 

Following a challenging divorce from actor/director Jose Ferrer in the 1960’s, a string of personal challenges and an addiction to prescription sleeping pills, she had a nervous breakdown shortly after the assassination of her good friend Bobby Kennedy and was hospitalized with what we now call bi-polar disorder. After diligently working to regain control of her life, she rose to the top of the entertainment world again, receiving 4 Grammy nominations for her composer tribute albums, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, the ASCAP Pied Piper Award, an Emmy nomination for a guest star role on the TV series ER, and a full schedule of performing dates – including regular appearances at the Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Center.

 

Ms. Clooney’s inspiring life and musical contributions to American Pop Culture are given full celebration in COME ON-A MY HOUSE: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook. The concert includes Clooney’s tribute albums to her friends Bing Crosby, songwriter Johnny Mercer and her back-door neighbor, lyricist Ira Gershwin. In the latter years of her career, Ms. Clooney performed some of the popular songs of the day including Paul Simon’s “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover”, Leon Russell’s “A Song For You”, James Taylor’s “The Secret Of Life”, “Old Friend” from the Stephen Sondheim musical “Merrily We Roll Along” and the recent classic “When October Goes” – composed by Barry Manilow to an unfinished lyric by Clooney’s friend Johnny Mercer, given to Manilow by Mercer’s widow in the hopes he would do something with it. Ms. Clooney was the second artist, after Manilow, to record the song.

 

Also included in this concert is the rarely heard song “It Just Happened To Happen To Me”, written by her brother Nick Clooney (also George Clooney’s father) and recorded by Rosemary in 1953, as well as the last song Clooney performed: “God Bless America” – sung with the Honolulu Symphony just two months after the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington and a mere 6 months before her death.

 

LAURIE CLOTHIER is a long-established Seattle-based nightclub, concert and musical theater performer whose career spans over 35 years. She performed numerous one-woman shows at the celebrated Cabaret de Paris in Seattle, including SHAMELESS, JUST GO TO THE MOVIES, A MARVELLOUS PARTY and THE LADIES WITH A SONG. Her musical theatre career has allowed her to perform on stages from Utah to Vancouver, BC, including many productions in Seattle’s Empty Space Theatre, The Village Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre, where she appeared in FOLLIES alongside Judy Kaye, Constance Towers, Edie Adams, Karen Morrow and Maxine Andrews of The Andrews Sisters. Among her numerous theatrical credits are Lois/Bianca in KISS ME, KATE, Cassie in A CHORUS LINE, Janet in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Evie/Anya in STOP THE WORLD! I WANT TO GET OFF, Fastrada in PIPPIN, Sandy in GREASE, Claudine in CAN-CAN and herself in MY WAY. She was the featured vocalist for the Norwegian Cruise Line’s CARIBBE CELEBRATION as well as MUSIC HALL-LELUJAH! at Seattle’s now-defunct Music Hall, and has been a guest vocalist with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Clothier is a frequent performer with Purple Phoenix Productions, appearing in BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: The Lena Horne Songbook, TRUE LOVE: The Cole Porter Songbook and THE LADIES WITH A SONG: A Salute to the Female Entertainers of the ‘40’s & ‘50’s.

 

Members of The Purple Phoenix Orchestra, under the direction of Emmy-nominated arranger/musical director David Duvall, have performed behind many of the nation’s top entertainers, including Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr., Petula Clark, Bernadette Peters, Debbie Reynolds, The Four Tops, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Mathis and Linda Ronstadt, to name but just a few.

 

The UPAC Auditorium is located inside the Unity Of Bellevue building in the Crossroads neighborhood, at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008.

 

Special Ticket Discount for KIXI Listeners! Tickets purchased in advanced on line at www.brownpapertickets are $25 for general/senior/students. At the door tickets are $30 for general/senior and $25 students. Because you’re a KIXI listener you can get a 20% discount by using the special code “KIXI”.

 

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

UPAC Auditorium

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Swings” Through The Northwest

7:30 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
May 15
Rialto Theatre, Tacoma

 

Take your Friday night party to the next level with KIXI artists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. These modern day kings of swing are famous for their notable singles, ” You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight”, “Jump With My Baby”, and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit”. You’ll dig the swinging styles of the 40s and 50s complete with Rat Pack lingo and zoot suits.

 

 

 

 

Rialto Theatre

Tacoma Opera presents The Star-crossed Lovers Roméo et Juliette

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Charles Gounod’s Opera Roméo et Juliette
April 10 & 12
Pantages Theatre, Tacoma

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is the classic Shakespearean tragedy of two star-crossed lovers, torn apart by feuding families. Gounod’s beautiful music along with Shakespeare’s timeless story has never sounded so sweet.
Roméo et Juliette is the classic love story about two star-crossed lovers, performed in French with English subtitles at Pantages Theater, Tacoma

Performed in French with English supertitles.

 

 

 

Pantages Theatre

Rock Legends The Moody Blues Play The Paramount

8:00pm

The Moody Blues
April 22
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

For over thirty years, The Moody Blues have been musical mainstays on concert stages, recordings and the airwaves. Their remarkable consistency has generated the sale of over 55 million albums and created a standard for classic rock music which has brought them numerous awards and a priceless place in rock history.
Which one of their monster hits is your favorite? “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights In White Satin,”
“Ride My See-Saw,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer In A Rock and Roll Band,” or one their many others?

 

 

 

The Paramount Theatre

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

10am – 6pm

39th Cherry Blossom Festival
April 24-26, 2015
Seattle Center

Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This year’s feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production, Otokichi about the first Japanese shipwreck survivors on US (Washington State) soil.
This Festival was started 39 Years ago in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki on behalf of the Japanese government in commemoration of the nation’s bicentennial. It is the first ethnic festival to be held at Seattle Center annually and the oldest in the Seattle Center Festál series.
Opening ceremony: Friday, 6pm, on the Armory stage.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Center

Do The Puyallup In The Spring

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

Washington State Spring Fair
April 16 -19
Puyallup

Get ready to shake off your winter blues at Washington’s biggest celebration of Spring, the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 16 – 19, 2015. Welcome in the spring with baby animal exhibits, delicious fair treats like scones and elephant ears, tons of free entertainment including racing pigs, leaping DockDogs and free music. Learn new gardening tips and tricks at Northwest Living & Garden, see cars smashing at the Slamfest Demolition Derby and Monster Truck shows, and whirl and twirl on some of your favorite rides! (do that before the scones and elephant ears!)

 

 

 

 

Washington State Fair Events Center

Martin Short Hosts “Surviving With Style”

11:30am – 1:30pm

Fashion Show & Luncheon
May 1
The Westin, Seattle

 

Join Gilda’s Club in welcoming funnyman and special keynote speaker Martin Short at this year’s 18th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Friday, May 1st at the Westin Seattle.
Surviving With Style features cancer survivors of all ages celebrating life while modeling fashions from local boutiques. This year’s models range in age from 5 to 75 years old!
Gilda’s Club is a free cancer support community that offers people living with cancer a place to give and receive understanding, support, education, and even a few laughs.

 

 

The Westin Seattle

Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound Showcase

April 17 - 19

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Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound Showcase 2015
April 17, – 19
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, Washington 98004

REPS celebrates those Golden Days of Radio!  The legendary radio comedians, the spine tingling thrillers, mysteries, and adventures!  For one grand weekend this April, we roll out the red carpet to welcome the stars and fans of classic radio.

This year’s special guests include Joan Benny, daughter of legendary jack Benny, Terry Moore, Gloria McMillan, Tommy Cook, Ivan Curry, Stuffy Singer, Beverly Washburn and Gregg Oppenheimer.

Stars from radio will once again step before the microphone in reenactments of classic shows featuring live music, live sound effects, and a talented cast.  Look forward to many of the performers re-creating their original roles from the Golden Age. We also have great local Seattle talent coming to help recreate shows such as Judy Canova, My Friend Irma, Fibber McGee and Molly, Suspense, Our Miss Brooks, Red Skelton, Dr. Christian, Baby Snooks, Molle Mystery Theater, Radio City Playhouse, Burns and Allen and MORE!

This special event is fun for all ages and is a rare opportunity to mingle with stars from radio’s Golden Days.

Visit www.repsshowcase.com and register today!!

Coast Bellevue Hotel

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

Events every Day

Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival
April 23-May 3
Wenatchee, WA

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee offers apple pie, arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival, parade, and the Apple Blossom Run.

 

 

 

Apple Blossom Festival

Daffodil Festival Continues 82 Year Tradition

Tacoma – 10:15 AM Puyallup – 12:45 PM Sumner – 2:30 PM Orting – 5:00 PM

Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
April 11
Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

The free Daffodil Parade includes daffodil-covered floats, marching bands, clowns, and pirates that travel through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. It’s the highlight of the Daffodil Festival.
Linking one generation to another in tradition, the floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.

Tacoma – 10:15 AM
Puyallup – 12:45 PM
Sumner – 2:30 PM
Orting – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting

Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival

Friday: 5pm-12am Saturday: 1pm-12am

Hop Scotch Festival
April 3 – 4
Freemont Studios, Seattle

 

Ambers, Ales, IPAs, Hefeweizen, Stout or Lager. You name it and it’s at the Hop Scotch Festival.

Taste 80 varieties of beer, Scotch whisky, wine, and spirits at the annual Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival.
Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience benefiting the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s community grant programs. Hop Scotch hosts the ultimate pop-up bar complete with tailor made tasting experiences certain to delight every guests’ palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fremont Studios

Taste Washington Pairs Wine, Food and Fun

2pm – 5pm

Taste Washington
March 28-29
CenturyLink Events Center

Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting the region’s unique characteristics. Taste Washington gives you the opportunity to taste your favorites and experience something new.
And it’s not just wine…Taste Washington features top local and national chefs cooking live on-site in a state-of-the-art kitchen built right on the Taste Washington show floor.
http://tastewashington.org/

 

CenturyLink Events Center

Bucky Pizzarelli and The Great Guitars

March 26 - 29

KIXI Welcomes The Great Guitars with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pisano and Mundell Lowe.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
March 26-29, 2015

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the Great Guitars Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pisano and Mundell Lowe for four nights and six shows. Joining them are Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Dean Hodges (drums).

For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli is enjoying a stellar career. He was a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz. One of the era’s most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Vaughn Monroe, Bud Freeman, and Stephane Grappelli, and, later, recording with George Van Eps, Carl Kress and George Barnes. His superior mastery of the seven-string guitar is unparalleled. The beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart.

John Pisano has been formally recognized as one of the nation’s finest guitarists. He has an extremely diverse background, having emerged on the jazz scene in the mid-50′s, first recording in 1958 and 1959 with the legendary Billy Bean and a two-year stint with drummer Chico Hamilton (which at one time featured the innovative reedist Eric Dolphy). Even if his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, odds are that you’ve heard his guitar work. Although John has occasionally stepped forward to lead his own group, for years his “comfort zone” was the background and John became an active member of the Los Angeles studio scene, adding his special touch to groups let by Buddy DeFranco, Red Norvo, Bud Shank and Benny Goodman.

Mundell Lowe, the inventive jazz guitarist, is widely admired for his harmonically rich, mellow sound, and frequently referred to as a “musician’s musician.” He has earned the respect of critics and fellow musicians alike for his contributions to America’s most original art form. Mundell has worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Sarah Vaughn, Charlie Parker, and Charles Mingus to name a few.  www.jazzalley.com

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http://www.jazzalley.com

Brazilian Music Legend Sergio Mendes to play Jazz Alley

Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30p & 9:30p.

Sergio Mendes
April 23 – 26
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

 

 

KIXI artist and one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five-decades and continues to evolve.
Bossa Nova, Jazz, Funk, Pop….Whatever The Combination; it’s Great Music!

 

 

 

 

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

World Premiere of Seattle Rep Commissioned Play, Lizard Boy

Showtimes: 2:00PM, 7:30PM

Lizard Boy
March 27 – April 26
Seattle Repertory Theatre

From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers—powers that changed one boy’s life forever. Freak or hero? Trevor is about to find out with a little help from Mr. Right. Join triple-threat Seattle artist Justin Huertas and friends for one fateful night of adventure, music and love set on the streets of Seattle.
Equal parts comic book lore, coming-of-age love story and irrepressible tunes, audiences can expect the unexpected in this indie rock musical.
Written, composed and performed by Justin Huertas.

 

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

The Manhattan Transfer Bring Their Harmonies To Bremerton

Dinner 6:00pm Show 7:30 pm

The Manhattan Transfer
May 30
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

Owning to their superb harmonies, unparalleled vocal dexterity and formidable on-stage chemistry, legendary jazz ensemble The Manhattan Transfer is back for another stellar performance at the Admiral Theatre.
Always well received from curtain to curtain, these movers and shakers will put that groove back in anyone’s step!

 

Admiral Theatre

The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show

Dinner 6:00pm Show 7:30 pm

The Fab Four
May 15
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

The Fab Four is the ultimate Beatles tribute show, having amazed audiences around the world with their uncanny, note-for-note, live renditions of The Beatles’ catalog.
Hosted by “Ed Sullivan,” this incredible multimedia stage production, complete with three costume changes, will make you think you are experiencing the real thing.
If you want to see the best Beatles show in the world, you don’t want to miss The Fab Four.

Admiral Theatre

El Vez; Elvis With A Latin Twist

Dinner 5:30 Show 7:00 pm

El Vez
May 5
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

Take a liberal dose of Latino consciousness and apply it to some fully realized musical pastiche, and you have El Vez, The Mexican Elvis. He is “The King” with a Latin twist – a cross-cultural caped crusader for truth, justice and the Mexican-American way.
Join the Historic Admiral Theatre for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration! Come early for a Mexican dinner.

 

Admiral Theatre

Kelly Clarkson Live In Seattle!

7:00PM

Kelly Clarkson
August 12
Key Arena, Seattle

Kelly Clarkson rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol and has never looked back. It’s barely been a decade, and Kelly has accumulated numerous number ones on the Billboard charts and eleven international number one singles, and has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
The multiple Grammy-Award winner is touring in support of her sixth studio album “Piece By Piece,” and will be joined on the tour by recent Grammy winners Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson.

 

 

Key Arena

Shake Rattle and Grill Slider Cook-Off

Saturday, March 28, 6:30pm

Museum-of-Glass_2015-Slider-Cook-OffShake, Rattle and Grill at the 4th Annual Slider Cook-off
Featuring Seven Popular Puget Sound Restaurants
Saturday, March 28 at 6:30pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 dock Street, Tacoma WA

Join KIXI Radio’s Dan Murphy for the fourth annual Shake Rattle and Grill Slider Cook-off showcasing Puget Sound area restaurants battling to create the best slider for local celebrity judges and guests. The event, from 6:30 to 10:30pm, will feature slider tastings for guests, dancing to 1950s rock-and-roll classics performed by Daryl and the Diptones, and glassblowing by John Miller in the Hot Shop.

The special event was inspired by John Miller’s signature artwork Slider, which features a giant cheeseburger and was showcased in his exhibition, Gathering: John Miller and Friends.

Participating restaurants include Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Engine House No. 9, The Hub, Metropolitan Market, Pinky’s Barbeque, Stanley & Seaforts, and the Valley. Beer will be provided by Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. A panel of judges will choose the winner of the Best Slider Award and a People’s Choice Award winner will also be named by event guests. Winning chefs will receive a trophy made by John Miller.

Tacoma Museum of Glass

Leapin’ Lizards! One Of The World’s Best-Loved Musicals Is Back!

Showtimes: 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM

Annie
September 20-26
Paramount Theatre

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.
Featuring book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

 

 

Paramount Theatre

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Returns to The Snoqualmie Casino

8:00 pm

Herman’s Hermits
April 23
Snoqualmie Casino

The beat band is back again! Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone are coming to the Snoqualmie Casino with their classic, feel good sound. With catchy tunes like “I’m into Something Good,” “Listen People” and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” and “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, it’s no wonder Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone has had fourteen singles and seven albums become certified gold.

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

KC & The Sunshine Band Bring The Funk

7:00 pm

KC and the Sunshine Band
April 19
Snoqualmie Casino

Has there ever been a group that’s been better at getting people to get up and dance? The disco-funk hits of KC and the Sunshine Band never seem to fade from the dance scene and “That’s the Way (I Like It).” This funky group has had numerous hits including “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Give It Up” and “Get Down Tonight.” Get ready to dance with KC and the Sunshine Band at Snoqualmie Casino!

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Chubby One Night Only

7:00 pm

Chubby Checker
March 22
Snoqualmie Casino

The Twist got us all out of our seats and onto the dance floor. Chubby Checker still has us dancing to the beat, whether it’s The Twist, The Fly, The Limbo Rock, or The Pony, you’ll Twist Again when this legendary act in rock ‘n’ roll and dance hits the Northwest.
And his 2013 hit “Changes,” showed that even after all these years, Chubby’s still got it.

 

Snoqualmie Casino
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Snoqualmie Casino

Thunder at The Paramount!

7:30PM

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder
March 8
Paramount Theatre

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour features an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. This is the same impressive act you’ve come to love on nine Public Television Specials, eleven CDs and DVDs and eight US tours, and now you can experience them live!
“The Very Best Of Celtic Thunder” tour combines all of the Celtic Thunder classics, fan favorites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with that huge Celtic Thunder signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing sets that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show.

 

 

Paramount Theatre

Imagination Theatre LIVE – Episode 1,000!

Monday, March 16 at 7:30pm

Imagination Theatre to record 1,000th week of on-air audio drama

KIXI- 20141117- Imagination Theatre - image003Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave
Monday, March 16th, 7:30pm

On March 16 at the Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland, Washington a milestone will be reached by one of the Pacific Northwest’s unique performing gems.

A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EVENT

The last time Jim French Productions reached a milestone of this importance was back in 2005. That was when we recorded our 500th week of Imagination Theatre in front of a live audience at the Kirkland Performance. Well, on Monday night March 16th history is going to repeat itself … sort of. That’s the night we’ll be recording, once again in front of a live audience, the 1,000th week of Imagination Theatre. You’ve read this right, 1,000! 19 years of adventure, romance, terror, thrills and mystery.

As we did with the 500th show we’ll be presenting a script especially written for the occasion by M. J. Elliott and we can promise you’ve never heard anything like it. He’s titled the play “The Three Gifts of Malebolgia or Three of Our Actors are Missing” and on hand to perform it will be one of the best casts we’ve ever assembled. For starters we have John Patrick Lowrie (Sherlock Holmes), Terry Rose (Kincaid, the Strange Seeker) John Armstrong (Raffles, the Gentleman Thief) Rachel Glass (The Hilary Caine Mysteries) David Natale (Mr. Darnborough Investigates) Lawrence “Larry” Albert (Dr. Watson/Harry Nile) Kathryn Shield (Shelly Mars of the Strange Seeker) Jay Green, Mary Anne Dorward (Murphy of Harry Nile) the man responsible it all Jim French.

There’ll be some surprises as well, so, remember that’s Monday March 16th at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA. 98033. You can get tickets by calling the box office at 425 893 990 or by going online to www.kpcenter.org. Doors open at 7:00. We’ll see ya there.

 

 

 

Kirkland Performance Center

Gladys Knight Live On Stage!

7:00PM

Gladys Knight
April 2
Snoqualmie Casino

The one and only Gladys Knight takes the stage for one night only at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom. What’s left to say about the Empress of Soul? With a singing career lasting over 60 years, very few artists could have the longevity of Gladys Knight. With countless awards, including four Grammys, Knight is considered a living legend in the genres of Pop, R&B and Gospel. Knight’s hits include “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Love Overboard,” just to name a few.

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Quilt Show

Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

34th Annual Quilt Show
March 13-15
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

More than 4000 visitors will admire 500 quilts and shop at this year’s Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show. Quilts, fabrics, and other quilt-related goods will be available for purchase from the vendors in our merchant mall.
Free demonstrations of various quilt-making techniques will be offered throughout each day and guests also have the chance to make blocks for our charity quilt projects.

 

Quilters Anonymous

Dog Show

8 am to 6 pm

Seattle Kennel Club All Breed Show
March 6 & 7
CenturyLink Events Center

Come and be a part of one of the Northwest’s great traditions. The Seattle Kennel Club, Inc. Dog Show is in its 76th year with over 2000 dogs competing for Best in Show awards. Over 11,000 canine enthusiasts will attend this two-day event, pulling for their favorite man’s-best-friend.
And take a look at all the great events at the 2015 Dog Show:
Two All Breed Shows
Two Obedience Trials
Two Rally Trials
Two Agility Trials
Educational Breed and Service Booths

 

Seattle Kennel Club

Northwest Women’s Show

Friday: 11:00 - 5:00 Saturday: 9:00 - 6:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 5:00

Northwest Women’s Show
March 20 – 22
CenturyLink Field Event Center

It’s time to step out ladies! The annual Northwest Women’s Show features seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and hundreds of vendors.
21 Northwest wineries will be on hand to let you enjoy their grape. 100 Lucky Ladies will be served up some HOT BUNS at the First Annual Firemen’s Breakfast!

 

 

http://www.nwwomenshow.com/

Big Band Showcase

6:00 pm

Decatur High School Big Band Showcase & Auction
March 28
Decatur High School, Federal Way

Decatur High School Band Boosters Association invites you to attend an entertaining fundraising event. Find tempting and interesting items along the tables of silent auction items before enjoying the great music performed by special guest artists The FWPS Faculty All Star Jazz Band as well as the award winning Decatur High School Jazz Band. Between sets you will be entertained by an exciting live auction with professional auctioneer and comedian Steve Tannehill. Dessert refreshments round out a great evening of fun! Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit the students of all the Decatur High School bands. See you there!

 

 

Decatur High School Band Boosters

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

9am - 5pm

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

It’s never too early for spring to come or to make your plans for it!
One of the most beautiful places in the northwest is the Skagit Valley 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, Wine Festival and more. These too are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.

 

Skagit Valley

Special KIXI Discount Tickets! – What The World Needs Now: The Bacharach / David Songbook

Sunday, March 8th, 2:30pm

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Purchase tickets here and use the special code “KIXI” for a 20% discount!

What The World Needs Now: The Bacharach / David Songbook
March 8, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.
UPAC Auditorium, 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue

Purple Phoenix Productions is happy to announce the debut performance of their latest concert in their Songbook Series, WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: The Bacharach/David Songbook at the UPAC Auditorium in Bellevue, WA at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday March 8, 2015. This concert is performed by four of the Seattle area’s most popular entertainers: Stacie Calkins, Christine Deaver, Bob DeDea and Kim Maguire, accompanied by The Purple Phoenix Orchestra.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David were the most chart-successful American songwriting team of the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Among the many iconic songs included in this songbook concert are “Close To You”, “The Look Of Love”, “Do You Know The Way To San Jose?”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “Walk On By”, “What’s New, Pussycat?”, “I Say A Little Prayer For You”, “Alfie”, “Promises, Promises”, “(There Is) Always Something There To Remind Me”, “Make It Easy On Yourself”, “One Less Bell To Answer”, “Reach Out For Me”, “Wives And Lovers”, “Wishin’ And Hopin’”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart”, and their Oscar-winning song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “What The World Needs Now”.

Bacharach and David met and began their collaboration in the late 1950’s. Their first “hit” was Marty Robbins’ “The Story Of My Life”, which was followed by chart-toppers “Magic Moments”, “Blue On Blue”, “The Man That Shot Liberty Valance” and “Only Love Can Break A Heart”. In the early 1960’s they began a collaboration with singer Dionne Warwick that resulted in twenty-two Top 40, twelve Top 20, and nine Top 10 singles. Besides Warwick, Bacharach & David created hits for Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Bobby Vinton, The Shirelles, Herb Alpert, The Carpenters, Jack Jones, Cher, Gene Pitney, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Bobbie Gentry, The Fifth Dimension, Jackie DeShannon, Aretha Franklin, B.J. Thomas and Barbra Streisand.

They received three Academy Award nominations for Best Song of the Year, a Tony Award Nomination for their score for the Broadway Musical “Promises, Promises”, two Golden Globe nominations and six Emmy nominations (2 wins). Both have been individually inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, and the team received the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama for their body of work in 2012, shortly before David’s death.

The vocalists performing WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW include Stacie Calkins – the winner of the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com Best Actress In A Musical Award, and who performed the Purple Phoenix Billie Holiday songbook concert “Lady Day and the Blues” on tour in February 2015; frequent Teatro ZinZanni headliner Christine Deaver from Los Angeles, who recently appeared in Teatro’s “Hacienda Holiday” and released her first solo CD titled “Showgirl” to critical acclaim last year; Bob DeDea who is

among Seattle’s most loved theatre actors, remembered for his roles in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of “Into The Woods”, the Village Theatre’s “The Full Monty” and the Purple Phoenix concert “Sinatra, All The Way”; and successful jazz vocalist Kim Maguire, now performing on her own after several years with “Kim Maguire and The Blue Fedoras”. Combined, this talented ensemble effortlessly covers the eclectic demands of the versatile Bacharach/David songbook. Members of The Purple Phoenix Orchestra, under the direction of Emmy-nominated arranger/musical director David Duvall, have performed behind many of the nation’s top entertainers, including Natalie

Cole, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr., Petula Clark, Bernadette Peters, Debbie Reynolds, The Four Tops, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Mathis and Linda Ronstadt, to name but just a few.

The UPAC Auditorium is located inside the Unity Of Bellevue building in the Crossroads neighborhood, at 16330 N.E. 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. Tickets purchased in advanced on line at www.brownpapertickets.com1 are $25 for general/senior/students. 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

“From The Earth” Art Exhibition

Friday, March 20, 5:30 - 8pm Mon- Fri, 10 - 5, thru April 30

Art Exhibit
March 19 – April 30
Seattle Design Center

A collection of local ceramic artists associated with Seward Park Clay Studio are exploring the connection of plants and pots, both of which start from dirt. Vessels in this exhibit range from functional vases and planters to decorative fountains and garden art.

FREE

Seattle Design Center

Chocolate And Murder

Thur, Fri, Sat @ 8 PM, Sun at 2 PM

Death By Chocolate
February 20- March 8
Wade James Theatre, Edmonds

Nick Noir, private eye, has fallen on hard times. His last botched case has cost him whatever jobs may have come his way – he may even be forced to fire his devoted secretary. That is until Vinnie the Leech falls over dead at Precious Perks Coffee Shoppe, poisoned by their signature drink Death By Chocolate.

 

 

 

 

Wade James Theatre

Women Behaving Badly in World Premiere at The Seattle Rep

7:30 pm Matinees 2:00 pm

Laura Schellhardt’s The Incomparables
March 6-29
Bagley Wright Theatre

In this pitch black comedy commissioned by Seattle Rep, Bette, Monica and Iris are high-end real estate agents whose sales pitches are as hard and polished as their nails. CEO Bette, the original glass ceiling crasher, is on the verge of debuting a reality television show designed to introduce a whole new audience of women to her no-holds-barred view of business. When her reputation takes a hit, all three are faced with a choice—band together to save the agency or fend for themselves. Laura Schellhardt’s dark comedy begs the question: is there more than one way for women to do business?

 

 

 

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

UW World Series Presents Mark Morris Dance Group

8 PM

Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble
March 5-7
Meany Hall, UW Campus

Returning to Meany Hall for the first time in nearly a decade, the Mark Morris Dance Group has enthralled critics, dance enthusiasts, and novices alike with its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music.

 

 

 

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts

The Rotary Club of Des Moines presents the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival at Des Moines Beach Park

Friday, March 6th: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, March 7th: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Poverty Bay Wine Festival
March 6 – 7, 2015
Des Moines

This is your chance to get close and personal with renowned local winemakers from over twenty of Washington State’s finest wineries. The wine tastings will be flowing and bottles of your favorites will be available at special Poverty Bay Wine Festival prices.
As usual, expect a lively atmosphere with entertainers and strolling musicians, but this year’s event will be all about the wine, with a wine tasting competition, a wine toss and a more relaxed atmosphere for meeting and learning from some of the best winemakers around.
As always, 100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Des Moines Rotary Club.
Free parking and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Wine Festival both days.

 

 

 

 

Des Moines Beach Park

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea Begin World Tour at Seattle’s Paramount

8 PM

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
March 14
Paramount Theatre

Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just introduced the Walkman. Each a Jazz legend on their own, these two both cut their chops as members of Miles Davis’ band in the 1960s.
Here’s your chance to see and hear musical history!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Paramount Theatre

KIXI Welcomes Judy Collins at The Neptune

8 PM

Judy Collins
February 16
Neptune Theater

 

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. Judy Collins visits Seattle for one night only at the refurbished Neptune Theatre in the U District.
Back in the sixties she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline.

 

 

 

 

The Neptune Theatre

Mt. Vesuvius Destroyed & Preserved Pompeii – Take A Look!

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pompeii: The Exhibition
February 7 – May 25
Pacific Science Center

 

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the final moments of those entombed in ash – including one of the largest collection of body casts ever presented.

 

Pacific Science Center

In The Mood Big Band Musical Revue

Saturday, March 7, at 2pm

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America’s Premiere 1940s Big Band Musical Revue
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2pm
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

IN THE MOOD celebrates America’s Greatest Generation through the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. The show’s music arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets.

This brassy, nostalgic, romantic, upbeat 1940s musical revue features a company of 19 on stage: the spectacular thirteen-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In The Mood Singers and Dancers including some high-flying swing dancers.

Celebrating its twentieth annual national tour, In The Mood recreates the swing era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and more. Come hear the music that moved the nation’s spirit and helped win a war! IN THE MOOD is celebrating its twentieth year of national touring.

www.seattlesymphony.org

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Benaroya Hall

Glass Show & Sale

9 AM - 5 PM

38th Annual Green River Glass Show & Sale
February 28
Kent Commons

There will be 35 vendors with 200 tables of glass, china, pottery, jewelry & miscellaneous collectibles from early to mid-20th Century for sale. Special Guests Randy & Debbie Coe, authors of books on American Glassware, will be doing free glass identification (limit 2 items per person). Glass repair available on site. Door Prizes! Special Glass Displays.
Free parking in the Kent Commons Lot and adjacent RJC Parking Garage.
Admission $3, with proceeds to benefit local chapters of American Cancer Society, Lupus Foundation, and Novas Mental Health Solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent Commons

The 5th Avenue Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

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

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
February 5 – March 1
Fifth Avenue Theatre

Prepare to be captivated by one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beautiful and enduring musicals. A tempestuous love story told with heart-breaking tenderness, Carousel follows the passionate romance between carnival barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan. After his untimely death, Billy is given one day – a final chance to redeem his life – he returns to the wife and daughter he left behind to make things right. You’ll be swept away by such cherished songs as “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

 

 

 

 

5th Avenue Theatre

The Atomic Bombshells Are Back!

7:00 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Burlesque
February 11 – 14, 2015
Triple Door, Seattle

 

The Atomic Bombshells perform J’adore a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular, which says it celebrates romance with humor, style, and dazzle.
Come welcome them home from a whirlwind Australian tour as “the city’s most dazzling Burlesque troupe”, The Atomic Bombshells, deliver a gorgeous and glittering VALENTINE to Seattle, and celebrate the 7th season of their smash spectacular: “J’ADORE! A Burlesque Valentine!”
Be careful now, this is for adult audiences!

 

Showtimes at 7:30 pm Wednesday; 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm Thursday – Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Door

KIXI Welcomes Tony Orlando to The Northwest

8:00 pm

Tony Orlando
February 15
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 Ole Oak Tree.
Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway, Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.

 

 

 

Snoqualmie Casino

KIXI Listener Discount Offer for Lady Day And The Blues: The Billie Holiday Songbook

Sunday, February 8, 2:30pm

Purple_Phoenix_BILLIE - Bellevue PosterFriday Feb 6, and Saturday Feb 7, KIXI listeners can buy their tickets to Sundays concert on Brown Paper Tickets for $20 instead of $25 with the promo code “KIXI”.

She changed popular singing forever.  Iconic jazz vocalist, prolific songwriter, and poet. She was Lady Day.  And Sunday February 8th at 2:30pm, enjoy an exquisite trip into her heart and soul “Lady Day and The Blues, The Billie Holiday Songbook”.  Unique and textural music, performed by popular entertainer and gifted vocalist Stacie Kalkins, accompanied by a live five-piece jazz ensemble.  You’ll hear some of Billie Holiday’s most inspired works, “Lover Man’, “Them There Eyes”, “Good Morning Heartache”, and “god Bless The Child”.  Sunday, February 8th, 2:30pm at UPAC Auditorium, inside the Unity of Bellevue building at 16330 Northeast 4th, in Bellevue.  Tickets in advance at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.   A singular musical experience. “Lady Day and the Blues”, Presented by Purple Phoenix Productions.

UPAC Unity Performing Arts Center

Seattle Rep Holds Community Engagement Events for August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

Saturday, Jan. 31 following the 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Feb. 7 following the 2 p.m. matinee

The Piano Lesson Community Engagement
January 31 & February 7
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced community engagement events to be held in conjunction with The Piano Lesson, August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama running now through Feb. 8, 2015. Events will include discussions with artists and civic leaders.
The Piano Lesson is part of the late playwright’s Century Cycle, as well as a touching tale of family, history and survival.
Story Swap: August Wilson in Seattle
Saturday, Jan. 31 following the 2 p.m. matinee
Friends and colleagues of August Wilson join Seattle Rep artistic staff for an informal panel discussion to recall moments, stories and experiences working and spending time with one of America’s greatest playwrights, August Wilson. This event is free, open to the public, and does not require tickets.
Speak Up! Community Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 7 following the 2 p.m. matinee
Local scholars and visionaries will lead this community conversation about themes and issues raised in The Piano Lesson. Expect insightful dialogue about the world of this family poised at a pivotal time in our national history.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Dinosaur Show

2:00 pm

Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure
February 15, 2015
Paramount Theatre

Colorful dinosaur characters sing and dance onstage when Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live rolls into the Paramount Theatre. Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains!
Through interactivity, music and laughter DINOSAUR TRAIN – LIVE! will have kids up and dancing in the aisles.

 

www.stgpresents.org

 

 

The Paramount Theatre

Hall of Fame Songwriter Jimmy Webb

7:30 pm

Jimmy Webb
February 10 & 11
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, composer, and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. His platinum selling classics include “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “The Worst that Could Happen,” “All I Know,” and “MacArthur Park.” His songs have been recorded or performed by the best including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., Michael Feinstein, and Carly Simon.

 

 

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

The British Invade Seattle

7:30 pm

British Invasion 50th Anniversary Concert
March 9
Benaroya Hall

The mid-1960s forever changed pop culture with the arrival of the British Invasion pop artists on American shores. Fifty years later, members of England’s rock royalty are back in the U.S. to recreate their unmistakable pop sound. Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon), Denny Laine (of the Moody Blues & Wings), Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers and Terry Sylvester (of the Hollies) will perform their original Top 40 hits.
7:30 pm

 

http://www.seattlesymphony.org

 

Benaroya Hall

Jay Leno for One Night Only

8:00 pm

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February 20
Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom

Before Jay Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary Johnny Carson as the host of the The Tonight Show, he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year….
What can you say about funny man Jay Leno? Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
8:00 pm

 

http://www.snocasino.com/

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Alton Brown Live!

3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Alton Brown’s Edible Inevitable Tour
Saturday, February 21
Paramount Theatre

The Food Network’s Alton Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to Seattle for two shows in The Edible Inevitable Tour. Alton Brown will bring a unique blend of stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, as well as live music. Audience interaction is strictly enforced throughout the evening, so if you’re called upon as a culinary assistant you’ll definitely want to take the lab coat he offers, as things tend to get messy!

3pm & 8pm

 

http://www.stgpresents.org/

 

Paramount Theatre

Pink Martini Brings The Swing

January 20 and 22 at 7:30 PM

Pink Martini with The Seattle Symphony
January 20 & 22
Benaroya Hall

Here’s a kitschy one for you…Pink Martini, the Portland-based “little orchestra,” returns to Benaroya Hall for two nights to share the stage with the “big” Seattle Symphony. Revel in Pink Martini’s lush signature sound, which crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Not to mention they’re a lot of fun!

7:30 pm

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.seattlesymphony.org

 

Benaroya Hall

Beatles Author Visits Seattle

7pm

Ivor Davis Book signing
January 28 – 30
Seattle area Bookstores

Beatles author Ivor Davis will speak about his book The Beatles And Me On Tour at three book signings throughout the Seattle area in late January. Davis was the only British journalist to travel with the Beatles during their North American tours in 1964 and 1965. His stories of their time in Seattle will be featured at each book signing appearance.

Wednesday, January 28 at 7 PM
Parkplace Books
348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033

Thursday, January 29 at 7 PM
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Friday, January 30 at 7 PM
Easy Street Records & Cafe
4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
http://www.ivordavisbeatles1.com/

 

 

Parkplace Books, University Book Store, Easy Street Records & Cafe

Let The Cycling Season Begin

8:00am to 3:00pm

Chilly Hilly Bicycle Ride
February 22
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 43 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

 

http://www.cascade.org/chillyhilly

 

Bainbridge Island Terminal

Casablanca on The Big Screen!

Dinner at 6:30, Movie at 8:00

Be My Valentine Dinner & A Movie
February 14, 6:30pm
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

 

How about dinner and the most romantic film of all time 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 Bogart and Bergman in the romantic classic film “Casablanca” on the Admiral’s big screen.

 

 

 

 

Admiral Theatre

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

7:30 pm - Matinees 2:00 pm

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson
January 16 – February 8
Seattle Repertory Theatre

An American classic. From director Timothy Bond and the creative team that brought you Fences (2010) comes August Wilson’s second Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
Berniece Charles is planning to bestow her family’s antique piano to her daughter, but her brother Boy Willie has other ideas. He wants to sell the heirloom for cash to buy the land their family once worked as slaves. In this intimate story, brother and sister struggle over how to claim their family’s legacy and when to free themselves of the past. Set in Depression-era Pittsburgh, The Piano Lesson is a perfect introduction to the late playwright’s Century Cycle, as well as a touching tale of family, history and survival.

 

http://seattlerep.org/

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

10th Anniversary GroundFrog Day Celebration!

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Groundfrog Day
January 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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 Slew knows for sure!
It’s 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!

http://www.groundfrogday.com/
Snohomish Event Gazebo
intersection of 1st Street & Avenue A
Snohomish, WA 98290

Snohomish Event Gazebo

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
www.broadwaycenter.org

 

 

Pantages Theater

Cirque Du Soleil

4:30 pm, 8 pm, 1:30 pm, 5 pm

Cirque Du Soleil’s Cabinet of Curiosities
January 29 – March 22, 2015
Marymoor Park, Redmond

Cirque Du Soliel is back and you won’t believe it!
What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”!
4:30 pm, 8 pm, 1:30 pm, 5 pm
http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/kurios/tickets/seattle.aspx

 

 

King County Marymoor Park

Seattle Boat Show

Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 1/25 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 2/1 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seattle Boat Show, Indoors & Afloat
January 23 – February 1
CenturyLink Field Event Center & South Lake Union

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast’s Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, plus afloat on South Lake Union. Step aboard your dream boat, whether that’s a luxury yacht or an 8 foot dingy! Back this year are the popular boating and fishing seminars.
A free shuttle runs every day between CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union every 30 minutes.
http://www.seattleboatshow.com/
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 1/25 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 2/1 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134

South Lake Union Chandler’s Cove
901 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

 

CenturyLink Field

Sister’s Easter Catechism

7:30 pm

Sister’s Easter Catechism:
Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?
March 28, 2015
Northshore Performing Arts Center, Bothell

Everyone’s Late Nite Catechism is back with a new show! Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers the time worn questions of the season like “Why isn’t Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks!
Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat.
http://www.npacf.org/npacf-events.html

 

 

Northshore Performing Arts Center

Search for Seattle’s Best Elvis Tribute Artist

8:00pm

Elvis Tribute Artist Search & Competition
January 23
Crocodile Café, Seattle

 


Come to the search for Seattle’s best Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

We’re looking for a few good Elvi! On Friday, January 23rd 2015, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see thirty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…It’s all at the 20th Annual 2015 Seattle Invitational!
Each performer will tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!

Think you’ve got the “King” down pat? Sign up and compete! They’re looking for a few good Elvi!

http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com

 

8:00 pm

 

 

The Crocodile Café

Masterworks of American Indian Art

Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 5 pm Thursdays open until 9 pm

Exhibition of Native American Art
February 12 – May 17
Seattle Art Museum

Indigenous Beauty highlights native North American artists whose visionary creativity and technical mastery have helped preserve cultural values across generations. This new exhibition includes artists from many tribes and nations, each the product of complex and intertwined histories; and the captivating objects they created convey the extraordinary breadth and variety of Native American experience in North America. The exhibition shows both the deep historical roots of Native art and its dynamism, emphasizing the living cultures and traditions of Native American groups through to the contemporary era.

 

 

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/

 

Seattle Art Museum

Ann Hampton Callaway

7:30 pm

Ann Hampton Callaway
March 10 & 11
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI artist and multiplatinum-selling singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress Ann Hampton Callaway plays Jazz Alley for two nights! A born entertainer, Ann Hampton Callaway’s unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She’s touring in support of her new release From Sassy to Divine: Sarah Vaughn Project, a loving tribute to the great Sarah Vaughan.

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Tower of Power

Thursday: 7:30pm, 9:30pm Friday: 7:30pm, 9:30pm Saturday: 7:30pm, 9:30pm Sunday: 7:30pm

Tower of Power
January 22 – January 25
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

Ready for some Groove-infused Soul? Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower of Power’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “Urban Soul Music.”
Tower’s rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Motown Memories

8:00pm

Motown Memories
January 15 – January 17
Snoqualmie Casino

Here’s a show that will take you back to those days when pop and soul hits were flying non-stop out of Detroit. Motown Memories bring the great hits of Motown to the stage with songs by: The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations & many, many more.

http://www.snocasino.com/

Snoqualmie Casino

Pearl Django featuring Gail Pettis

Friday: 7:30pm, 9:30pm Saturday: 7:30pm, 9:30pm Sunday: 7:30pm

Pearl Django with Special Guest Gail Pettis
January 2 – January 4
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle

Seattle Gypsy Jazz favorites Pearl Django are joined by special guest vocalist Gail Pettis for a weekend at Jazz Alley!
While the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics, original compositions, and now with the addition of the rich, warm vocals of Gail Pettis, they’ve taken it a step forward.

 http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

 

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Dirty Dancing Coming to the Paramount

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

Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage
January 20 – February 1
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

 

Are you wearing a hole in your “Dirty Dancing” DVD? Can’t get enough of Baby and Johnny? Want more singing, dancing and loving?
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

 

http://www.stgpresents.org/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paramount Theatre

First Night Tacoma

6:00pm – 2:00am

First Night Tacoma
December 31
Tacoma Theater District

Looking for a New Year’s Eve celebration for all ages? Tacoma’s got it!
First Night Tacoma-Pierce County is a family-friendly, arts-centered, alcohol free celebration of New Year’s Eve that takes place throughout the downtown Tacoma theater district. A First Night button costing approximately $10 ($14 Day of Event) is all it takes to gain admission to a number of different activities during the daylight hours. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free of charge. The main event kicks off at 6pm by a participatory parade that includes marching bands, costumes, masks and giant puppets. As the parade ends music, dance, laughter, fire and magic light up 20 different stages and spaces until midnight. The outdoor events are free to all festival goers.

http://www.firstnighttacoma.org/

 

Tacoma’s Theater District

Countdown to New Year’s Eve

8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

New Year’s Eve at the Science Center
December 31
Pacific Science Center, Seattle

Celebrate the year past and the year yet to come at SPECTRA 2015 with an evening of luminous surprises. Sip on bubbly handed to you by an aerialist hanging from a chandelier of champagne. Discover the science of the spherical with live science demonstrations. Indulge with a signature cocktail or pop into the Bubble Bar for another flute of brut. Ignite your sense of wonder inside the expansive exhibit halls, planetarium and Laser Dome. Move to the musical musings of Seattle’s best DJs. Top it all off with a toast under Seattle’s signature arches (talk about an unbeatable Instagram opportunity!) and an unsurpassed, unobstructed view of the fireworks.

http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/

Pacific Science Center

New Year’s Eve Comedy

9:00pm – 2:00am

New Year’s Eve Comedy
December 31
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

The funniest place to ring in the New Year on the Kitsap Peninsula is the historic Admiral Theatre. Laugh until it hurts, cry when it’s over – the best of the Seattle Comedy Underground always delivers a spectacular New Year’s Extravaganza!
You’ll laugh at the comedy, enjoy a countdown at midnight, and then dance your way into 2015 on the Admiral’s stage to timeless classics and all the year’s hits.
*You can expect some of the comedy to contain adult material.
www.admiraltheatre.org

 

 

 

Admiral Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

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

The Phantom of the Opera
April 30 – May 10, 2015
The Paramount Theatre

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Seattle as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design, Tony Award-winning original costumes, choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
http://www.stgpresents.org/

 

 

Paramount Theatre

Mamma Mia!

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

Mamma Mia!
March 24 – 29, 2015
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!
http://www.stgpresents.org/

 

 

 

Paramount Theatre

Jim Brickman in Concert

3:00pm 7:00pm

Jim Brickman
March 1, 2015
Kirkland Performance Center

Jim Brickman turns 20 this year… Well, his music turns 20 this year and he’s commemorating the last two decades the best way he knows how, with The Platinum Tour “Celebrating 20 Years” in concert with fans across the country.
The Platinum Tour “Celebrating 20 Years” is an experience of emotion, intimacy, warmth and humor that’s fused together with hits like “Valentine,” “Rocket to the Moon,” “Love of My Life” and “If You Believe.” Jim Brickman will take you on a musical journey with his romantic piano melodies and engaging wit, making this concert event the must see of the season!
http://www.kpcenter.org

 

Kirkland Performance Center

Itzhak Perlman with the Seattle Symphony

Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 12:00pm

Itzhak Perlman
January 15 & 16, 2015
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Beloved for his charm as well as his talent, Itzhak Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also his irrepressible joy of making music.
You can hear him play and conduct in one unforgettable concert!
This performance will include favorites from Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven.

Enjoy a Pre-concert Talk one hour prior to Friday’s performance.

Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 12:00pm

http://www.seattlesymphony.org

 

Benaroya Hall

Countdown to New Year’s Eve

9:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Concert, Countdown & Celebration
December 31
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Start your New Year’s Eve off right with the grandeur of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Then ring in 2015 at a post-concert party featuring the electro-swing band sounds of Good Company and a special countdown to midnight!
http://www.seattlesymphony.org

 

Benaroya Hall

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

7:30pm

A Festival of Lessons & Carols
December 23
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

 

Experience the story of the Nativity told through readings, choral settings and audience carols with members of the Northwest Sinfonia, the Northwest Boychoir, and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

 

Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

 

http://www.seattlesymphony.org

 


 

 

Benaroya Hall

An Elvis Family Christmas with Danny Vernon

December 19, 6pm and December 20, 1pm and 6pm

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An Elvis Family Christmas
December 19, 6pm
December 20, 1pm and 6pm
Swinomish Casino and lodge, Anacortes, WA

Celebrate the season and enjoy the only “Family Friendly” Elvis Christmas show! Danny Vernon is one of the top Elvis entertainers in the world, and this show has all the Elvis Christmas music you love, along with family fun and the joy of the Christmas season.  Tickets and more information.

Swinomish Casino and Lodge

Holiday Sing Along

8 pm

Holiday Sing Along Featuring Groove for Thought
December 20
Kirkland Performance Center

A wonderful holiday event with awesome a cappella performers Groove for Thought and Celtic-Japanese musician Hanz Araki. Love Glee, The Sing-Off, and Pitch Perfect? Then, you’ll love KPC’s Holiday Sing Along! Tons of fun for the family that loves to carol.
www.kpcenter.org

 

 

Kirkland Performance Center

Olde Time Holiday Show

11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm

Olde Time Holiday Show
Dec. 20 – 21
Kirkland Performance Center

Kids from 1 to 92, this show is for you! The return of KPC’s Olde Time Holiday Show, a holiday variety show blending singers, dancers, circus performers, illusionists, Celtic Christmas favorites, and an interactive reading of the classic The Night Before Christmas.

www.kpcenter.org

 

 

Kirkland Performance Center

Garden D’Lights

4:30pm to 9:30pm Every Evening Including Holidays (last entry at 9:00pm)

Garden D’Lights
Now through January 3
Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Looking for a huge Holiday Light display on the Eastside? More than a half-million lights bring the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a winter “bloom” of brilliant illuminations!
Inspired by plants found in Northwest gardens and gardens around the world; Honey Bear and Snap d’Dragon and a list of over 30 “critters” including Charlotte in her web and Willie the Slug await you. It’s an exciting adventure for all ages.

www.gardendlights.org

 

 

 

Bellevue Botanical Garden

KIXI Welcomes Smokey Robinson

Friday, March 6 at 7pm

KIXI welcomes Smokey Robinson

Friday, March 6

Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma
It’s soul and romance with a music icon as KIXI Radio welcomes Smokey Robinson to Emerald Queen Casino.  Five decades of hits make Smokey Robinson one of the most enduring and endearing artists.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 10am.  Soothe your soul and make some romantic memories with music from the velvet voice of Grammy Award-winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Smokey Robinson.  www.emeraldqueen.com

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Emerald Queen Casino

KIXI Welcomes Barry Manilow Live!

7:30 pm

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May 27, 2015
Key Arena

KIXI artist Barry Manilow brings his “One Last Time” tour to Seattle.  We don’t think Barry’s actually retiring, but this may be a celebration farewell to big touring shows.  Barry’s talents are legendary.  Barry’s love songs and joyful music are a part of the soundtrack to our generation.  And this show promises to be an evening of huge hits and memories from a master showman.  www.ticketmaster.com

 

Key Arena

Mark O’Connor and Friends

7:00 pm

Mark O’Connor and Friends
December 21
Meany Hall, Seattle

Multiple Grammy Award –winning violinist Mark O’Connor is joined by his band for an unforgettable evening of music from his album, An Appalachian Christmas. Get ready for a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and traditional American music. That’s the spirit of An Appalachian Christmas!

www.uwworldseries.org

Sunday, December 21, 7:00 pm

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
On the UW Campus
4140 George Washington Ln NE
Seattle, WA 98105

 

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts On the UW Campus

Bellevue Magic Season

10 am – 11 pm

Bellevue Magic Season
Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015
Downtown Bellevue

 

The Bellevue Magic Season features seven weeks of holiday events and festivities, music and culture, and unique shopping and dining experiences for the entire family to enjoy — all in Downtown Bellevue! Ice-Skating, Snowflake Lane, & Marching Tin Soldiers! The 2014-2015 season will mark the 18th anniversary of this community celebration.

 http://www.bellevuedowntown.com

Bellevue’s Downtown Park
NE 1st Street and 102nd Avenue NE.

http://www.bellevuedowntown.com

Zoolights In Tacoma

5 pm – 9 pm

Zoolights
November 28 – January 4
Point Defiance Zoo

Bundle up and stroll the Point Defiance Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling, 100% LED-bulb animal-themed displays, including the 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. You might even finish your holiday shopping!
www.pdza.org
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA. 98407

 

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Seattle Center Winterfest

10:00 am daily

Winterfest
November 28 – December 31
Seattle Center

A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center through the twilight of the year. Ice skating, caroling, a winter train and plenty of other family activities lead up to a spectacular fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.

 

http://seattlecenter.com/winterfest/
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

 

Seattle Center

Christmas Ships

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

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
November 28 – December 23
Seattle

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. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

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

www.argosycruises.com

 

Departures at various marinas in the Seattle area

Winter Fanta-Sea

Friday 12pm-5pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am - 4pm

Winter Fanta-Sea
November 28-30
Ocean Shores

Head to the beach to do your Holiday shopping! It’s a Winter Fanta-Sea….(fantasy, get it?)
Over 70 arts and crafts booths will feature thousands of unique handmade items just in time for the holidays! Bring the kids; Santa will be there to listen to all of your Christmas wishes.

http://www.tourismoceanshores.com/

 

Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W. Chance A La Mer
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

 

Ocean Shores Convention Center

Bartell Drugs Toy ‘n’ Joy Toy Drive


Toy N Joy slider 2014

Sat. Nov. 29th | 1-3pm | North Bend Bartell Drugs

KIXI Radio invites you to BRING IN A TOY, BRING IN THE MAGIC

Make this season truly special for children in need.  Bartell Drugs and the Salvation Army are collecting new, unwrapped toys for infants, children, and teens through December 13th.  Join KIXI Radio’s Dan Murphy Saturday, November 29th from 1p, – 3pm at the Bartell Drugs store in North Bend.

Purchase a toy and let the magic of the holidays begin for thousands of children in your neighborhood.

Bring a toy, and spread Holiday joy, with Your Home for the Holidays, Seattle’s AM 880 KIXI.

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http://www.bartelldrugs.com/

Kent Winterfest: A Christmas Gift to the Community from the Kent Lions


Winterfest 2014 -no paradeSat. Dec. 6th | Kent Town Square Plaza

Don’t miss this year’s Kent Winterfest: A Christmas Gift to the Community from the Kent Lions! This free event incorporates holiday traditions and activities for the whole family including a Santa house, cookie and ornament decorating contest, holiday story time at the Kent Library, live music including local choirs and school bands and free snacks like cocoa, hot cider and popcorn. The festivities end at 7:30pm after the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Don’t miss this 30+ year tradition!

Kent Town Square Plaza

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

Friday: 7pm, Saturday: 1:30pm & 7pm, Sunday: 1:30pm

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music
Jan 3 – Jan 5, 2015
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

This crowd-pleaser is back! The 5th Avenue is turning into a movie palace for one weekend only to screen the musical that made Julie Andrews famous! Even better, this Sound of Music comes complete with subtitles so everyone can sing along. Come dressed as one of your favorite characters in the film and you’ll get popcorn and goodie bags and you can compete for prizes in the costume competition before the show. This family favorite always sells out, so don’t wait.
Sing-a-Long Sound of Music festivities begin with a 20-30 minute costume contest after which the movie and singing begins.

 

https://www.5thavenue.org/
The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

 

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Bavarian Christmas Market

Friday: 11:00 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christkindlmarkt
November 28 – 30
Leavenworth, WA

What is Christkindlmarkt? It’s Leavenworth’s Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family; held in Front Street Park in Bavaraian Charmed Leavenworth Washington.
Christkindlmarkt features delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts, crafts and gifts, and family-friendly, Bavarian- and Christmas-themed entertainment!

Front Street Park
Leavenworth, WA 98826

http://www.christkindlmarktleavenworth.com/

 

Front Street Park

Reindeer Festival

10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Issaquah Reindeer Festival
December 1 – 23
Cougar Mountain Zoo, Issaquah

Celebrate the season with the most unique Holiday Event in the Northwest…the 26th annual Issaquah Reindeer Festival at the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
Meet Santa and his elves, enjoy a warm beverage, have your picture taken with Santa in his sleigh, feed his reindeer team and watch them play, hear a story from an elf and much more. This is holiday fun for the whole family!

http://cougarmountainzoo.org/

 

Cougar Mountain Zoo
19525 SE 54th Street
Issaquah, WA 98027

 

Cougar Mountain Zoo

A Very Merry Christmas Show

December 18, 7:30pm

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A Very Merry Christmas Show
December 18, 7pm
Neptune Theatre, 1303 Northeast 45th, Seattle

Join the fun and enjoy a rockin’ classic Holiday concert featuring some of your favorite northwest entertainers, including Merrilee Rush, Billy Mac, Steven Sogura, and Danny Quintero. Adding to the fun will be the Henderson All-Star Band and the Very Merry Singers and Dancers. This is an all-ages show, tickets and more information at www.stgpresents.org

Neptune Theatre, Seattle

Craft & Vendor Fair

3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair
November 21
South Everett

Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Browse dozens of vendor tables offering pampering, jewelry, treats, home décor, holiday decorations and more!

 
Seattle Hill Elementary
12711 51st Avenue SE
Everett, WA 98208
https://www.facebook.com/events/767655543293561

 

Seattle Hill Elementary

Art Studio Tour

Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
December 5 – 7
Bainbridge Island

The 31st annual Winter Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island is a free, self-guided art tour with 62 local artists in 9 island studios, and to set the mood for this time of year, live music is provided by regional musicians and carolers. The art is high quality and hand-crafted, and the music is upbeat and delightful!
www.bistudiotour.com

 

Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

 

Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110

Holiday Gift & Food Fair

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

 

Holiday Gift & Food Fair
November 21 – 23
Bremerton

The 27th year of the Holiday Gift & Food Fair is one of the largest “handcrafted” products and food item shows under one roof on the Kitsap Peninsula. Unique, diverse and beautiful items are for sale, just in time for the holidays. Woodworking, paintings, framed photographs, decorative Christmas items, pottery, handmade jewelry, clothing, birdhouses, variety of handbags, children’s items and much more.

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

http://www.holidaygiftfair.com/

Kitsap County Fairgrounds
1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd.
Bremerton, WA 98311

Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Fall Art & Fine Craft Show

Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm

Best of The Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
November 14 – 16
Magnuson Park, Seattle

 

The Pacific Northwest has a treasure trove of artists…take this opportunity to find just the right piece for your home and those unique gifts for the holidays as over one hundred artists display their works for purchase while live music and great food round out the fun. Explore everything from jewelry, designer clothing, paintings, works of glass, metal, more.

Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm

Hangar 30
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.nwartalliance.com/bnwfall.html

 

Hangar 30 Magnuson Park

Iagination Theatre LIVE

Monday, November 17th at 7:30pm

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Monday, November 17, 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.

Now in its fourteenth year of live audience recording sessions at The Kirkland Performance Center it will be another great evening of fun and mystery.  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 mistake or flubbed line, and you in the audience! It’s great fun suitable for the entire family.

So, make a date to join us on Monday night November 17th at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. For tickets you can call the Box Office at 425 893 990 or go online to www.kpcenter.org. The doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 7:30. Well see ya there!

 

Kirkland Performance Center

Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert

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

Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert
November 29 – December 22
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

 

Start your celebration of the season with Seattle’s OTHER holiday tradition. Seattle Men’s Chorus pulls out every tux, gown and tacky holiday sweater from the back of their closets for the 2014 Holiday concert, …Our Gay Apparel. With seven concerts at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall plus additional Everett and Tacoma concerts, SMC will bring all the glitz, glamour, camp, and holiday flair in their repertoire to the stage.
This year audiences can look forward to skits and songs that pay homage to high holiday fashion as well as classic tunes like “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” and “Silver Bells.

 

SEATTLE – Benaroya Hall: Saturday, November 29, 2:00pm, with special Guest Linda Eder

Sunday, November 30, 2:00pm, with special Guest Linda Eder

Friday, December 12, 8:00pm

Sunday, December 14, 2:00pm

Sunday, December 14, 7:30pm

Sunday, December 21, 7:30pm

Monday, December 22, 7:30pm

 

EVERETT – Civic Auditorium: Saturday, December 20, 8:00pm

 

TACOMA – Pantages Theatre: Thursday, December 4, 8:00pm

 

 

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101

 

http://www.seattlemenschorus.org/

 

 

 

Benaroya Hall

Turkey Treats at Woodland Park Zoo

10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Turkey Toss
November 22
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

 

Here’s a fun one for Thanksgiving. Watch the Woodland Park Zoo’s carnivores chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys at the annual Turkey Toss. The turkey treats are part of the zoo’s excellent animal care program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, and keep animals mentally and physically stimulated while engaging us humans.
10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Woodland Park Zoo

601 N. 59th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

www.zoo.org

 

 

 

 

Woodland Park Zoo

Unforgettable, the Nat King Cole songbook

Sunday, November 16, 2pm

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Nat King Cole Songbook
Sunday, November 16th, 2pm
UPAC auditorium, inside Unity of Bellevue, 16330 NE 4th, Bellevue, 98008

Purple Phoenix Productions presents “UNFORGETTABLE: THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK” Sunday November 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the U.P.A.C. Auditorium in Bellevue. This Songbook Concert pays tribute to the music of one of America’s true musical icons and features popular Las Vegas entertainer Sheldon Craig. Craig is backed by the 9-piece Purple Phoenix Orchestra. The concert is staged in the 1960’s style of the Las Vegas/Atlantic City showrooms in their heyday.

The program includes songs that the legendary Nat “King” Cole recorded and performed during his career, including “Mona Lisa”, “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home”, “Nature Boy”, “Route 66”, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, “L-O-V-E”, “Avalon”, “Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup”, “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”, “Ramblin’ Rose”, “When I Fall In Love”, “Smile”, “Send For Me” and his trademark hit “Unforgettable”.

Nat “King” Cole made history as the first African-American to host his own national television show – a variety program which featured many of his friends, who were also top performers of the day (Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Harry Belafonte, Eartha Kitt) who performed on his show for little or no pay as the series was never able to find national sponsorship in such a racially segregated time.

A life-long fan of Nat “King” Cole, Sheldon Craig brings his own unique spin to the Nat “King” Cole songbook. Craig’s Broadway/ National Tour credits include: Ragtime, Smokey Joe’s Café, Starlight Express, and Dreamgirls. He has toured in many lavish “Las Vegas” style productions around the world (earning him the nickname “Shelvis”), including “EFX”, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. He has starred in shows in nightclubs in the Bahamas, Europe and Asia including Harrah’s, and Caesar’s Palace,

Purple Phoenix Productions specializes in Tribute Concerts that celebrate iconic American entertainers. UNFORGETTABLE is the third concert in a three-part series they have presented in Bellevue this fall. There are plans to do another series of Songbook Concerts in the spring of 2015.

Tickets to “UNFORGETTABLE: The NAT KING COLE Songbook” are $20 General/Senior and $15 for Students under 15 years of age. Tickets can be purchased on line at BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets at the door will be $25 per person. The UPAC Auditorium is inside the Unity of Bellevue building at 16330 N.E. 4th, Bellevue, WA 98008, just a few blocks from the Crossroads Mall. Doors open for this concert at 1:00 p.m. Festival Seating begins at 1:30.

UPAC Unity Performing Arts Center

The Divine Miss M

7:30 pm

Bette Midler
June 1, 2015
Key Arena, Seattle

KIXI artist and super performer Bette Midler brings her incredible talent to Seattle! The Multiple Grammy Award winning singer and legendary performer will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. This limited city tour will feature material from Bette Midler’s iconic career and her new album, “It’s The Girls!” – a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages, from the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60’s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90’s hit-makers TLC.
Bette Midler is a bigger than life star and this is guaranteed to be a bigger than life extravaganza!

7:30 pm

Key Arena
Seattle Center
http://www.keyarena.com/

 

Key Arena

Yulefest in Ballard

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Yulefest
November 22 & 23
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

Ya sure, you betcha! It’s not too early to plan your Holiday fun. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or simply enjoy the atmosphere at Yulefest, the event that offers a taste of a traditional Nordic Christmas.
Yulefest is the annual Nordic Christmas celebration at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Vendors sell hand-crafted wares, and traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks are sold. There is music and dancing, plus a visit from Santa, a raffle with fantastic prizes and a Silent Auction. Yulefest is a 37-year strong tradition in Ballard, and this year’s will be bigger and better than ever!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street,
Seattle, WA 98117

http://www.nordicmuseum.org/

Nordic Heritage Museum

Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly

Wildlights
November 28 – January 4
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

 

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.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
www.zoo.org

 

Woodland Park Zoo

Miracle on 34th Street, The Play

Thurs-Sat at 8:00, Sunday at 2:00

Miracle on 34th Street, The Play
November 28 – December 21
Wade James Theatre, Edmonds

This is guaranteed to be a holiday memory for your family. Based on the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture, Edmonds’ Driftwood Players present Miracle on 34th Street live on stage!
When a department store Santa is fired for coming to work drunk, an indignant Kris Kringle takes the job. But his claims that he isn’t pretending land him court! Christmas itself is on trial as a young lawyer must convince a jaded New York City that Santa is real.

November 28 – December 28 Performances are Thurs-Sat at 8:00, Sunday at 2:00
Special Sat. 2:00 performance 12/6 ASL interpreted performance 8:00 12/6
Wade James Theatre
950 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
http://www.driftwoodplayers.com/

Wade James Theatre

ACT presents The Dickens Classic

1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
November 28 – December 28
The Allen Theatre, Seattle

 

It’s a Seattle holiday tradition: 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!
November 28 – December 28 Performances at varied times: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

ACT Theatre
700 Union Street,
Seattle, WA 98101

www.acttheatre.org

ACT Theatre

PNB’s Nutcracker

1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
November 28 – December 28
McCaw Hall, Seattle

 

This is your last chance to see a classic!
Year after year, family and friends share the wonder and beauty of the holidays with PNB’s world-famous Nutcracker. Tin Soldiers marching, Sugar Plum Fairies dancing, Nutcrackers doing whatever they do…
Created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and favorite children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, PNB’s one-of-a-kind Nutcracker has been dazzling Northwest audiences for 31 years. This is the final season of PNB’s beloved Nutcracker. Share this experience with someone you love before it goes into the PNB vault.

November 28 – December 28
Performances at varied times: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.pnb.org/

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

The Twilight Zone Live!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

The Twilight Zone Live!
November 21 – December 20
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.
Based on the iconic TV series and proven to delight die-hard fans and new generations of Zones novices alike, The Twilight Zone: Live! resurrects cold war paranoia, conjures awkward new relationships with our machines, and savors the magic that is Christmas. Directed by and featuring Tim Moore as “Rod”, The Twilight Zone: Live! presents three episodes from the original series sure to ignite memories for some and nightmares for many.

November 21 – December 20, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Theater Schmeater
2125 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
https://www.schmeater.org/

Theater Schmeater

On Christmas Night: From Darkness into Light

Carol sing-along at 7:30 p.m. Main program at 8 – 10:30 p.m.

Annual Cathedral Christmas
December 13 & 19
Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

 

The Seattle Choral Company invites you to use music to experience the deepest reaches of darkness and the returning of light in our lives as the days gradually get longer after the winter solstice.
On Christmas Night: From darkness into light will feature music of all styles, artfully melded into a collage, which combines music and poetic narration. SCC director Freddie Coleman skillfully blends classical works, carols, popular songs, and more, to create a unique and intensely meaningful experience.

 

 

 

Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East Seattle
WA 98102

http://www.seattlechoralcompany.org/

 

Carol sing-along at 7:30 p.m. Main program at 8 – 10:30 p.m.

 

 

 

http://www.seattlechoralcompany.org/

Seattle Pops

Dec. 5, 8 pm, Dec. 6, 2 pm & 8 pm, Dec. 7, 2 pm

Holiday Pops with Cirque Musica
December 5 – 7
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Looking for a new and unique and exciting way to celebrate the holidays? Cirque Musica at the Seattle Symphony is for you.
Bring your whole family to this special Holiday Pops concert featuring Cirque’s acrobats, jugglers, dancers and mimes performing with the Seattle Symphony — the ultimate holiday extravaganza.
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.seattlesymphony.org

Dec. 5, 8 pm, Dec. 6, 2 pm & 8 pm, Dec. 7, 2 pm

 

Benaroya Hall

Annual Seattle Marathon

Marathon Walk 7:15am, Half Marathon Run 7:30am, Half Marathon Walk 7:45am, Marathon Run 8:15am

Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon
November 30
Seattle Center, Seattle

 

Join 14,000 people burning off Thanksgiving calories at the morning Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon that begin and end near Seattle Center. All Marathon and Half Marathon run and walk participants receive a long-sleeved technical fabric shirt and goody bag. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, certificate of completion, result issue, and individual care, both on the course and following—including food, beverage, space blanket, and availability of medical care, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic care.
The course starts near Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison, next to the Experience Music Project
Seattle Center
5th Ave N & Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Marathon Walk 7:15am, Half Marathon Run 7:30am, Half Marathon Walk 7:45am, Marathon Run 8:15am
http://www.seattlemarathon.org/marathon/eventinfo.php

 

Seattle Center

Tribute to Frank, Dean & Sammy!

8:00 PM

The Pack
November 20 – 22
Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA

This is just what a KIXI listener needs; an evening with the music and moves of Frank, Dean and Sammy.
It was magic, created nightly on a Las Vegas stage and people loved it. Now, three performers are preserving the memory of that historic time with the look, the sound, the moves and the camaraderie of those three famous friends and legendary entertainers known as The Rat Pack.
Be there for the songs, the laughs, the interaction and pure fun of a magical time gone by, in one powerful show of non-stop music and comedy, with this acclaimed tribute to The Rat Pack!

37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
http://www.snocasino.com/

8:00 pm

 

Snoqualmie Casino

Mary Poppins

Select Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM Fridays at 8:00 PM Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Mary Poppins
November 13 – January 4
Village Theatre, Issaquah

Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Bert leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and “Jolly Holiday,” as you get swept away in this exhilarating live theatre experience for the whole family.
November 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Showtimes:
Select Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N,
Issaquah, WA 98027

http://www.villagetheatre.org/

 

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

College Fair

Friday, Oct. 31 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 1 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

National College Fair
October 31 & November 1
Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle

Decisions… Decisions! It’s not easy to pick the right college.
If you are college bound, come to the National College Fair at the Washington State Convention Center. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from more than 325 national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.

Friday, Oct. 31 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 1 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

www.nacacnet.org/seattle

Washington State Convention Center

Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Halloween Comes To Woodland Park Zoo
October 25, 26 & 31
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Pumpkin Bash—it’s a Halloween smash for all ages
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. See how pumpkins bring out the animals’ wild instincts as hippos chomp, elephants smash, meerkats dig, and bears crunch their way through the festive treats. Activities free with zoo admission or membership.
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 25 – 26, & 31 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
www.zoo.org

 

Woodland Park Zoo

LeMay-America’s Car Museum

Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up with America
December 2014 – June 2015
Lemay – America’s Car Museum, Tacoma

Are you one of millions who have owned the Ford F-150? This new exhibit chronicles 13 generations of the Ford F-Series pickup truck from 1948 to 2015. Displayed in LeMay’s main Showcase Gallery, The Truck That Grew Up with America’ tells the story of how the F-Series was originally designed to be a work tool and how it evolved into a family vehicle and luxury car for the working class.

LeMay-America’s Car Museum
2702 East D. St.
Tacoma, WA 98421

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/
Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

LeMay-America’s Car Museum

Frank Sinatra Jr


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Thursday, November 13 at 7pm, Doors open at 6pm

Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton WA

 

The concert features songs that Sinatra sang in over 50 years of performing, many of which Sinatra Jr. witnessed firsthand. The show includes such Sinatra classics as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “One For My Baby,” “New York, New York,” “Luck Be A Lady” and “Strangers In The Night.” https://www.little-creek.com/

 

Listen to Frank Jr talk about music and his famous dad

 

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Seattle Restaurant Week

October 19-23 & 26-30

Seattle Restaurant Week
October 19-23 & 26-30
170 Restaurants around Seattle

Seattle Restaurant Week is the biggest celebration of dining out that our region has ever experienced.
Dine out and celebrate the fall run of Seattle Restaurant Week, October 19-30, 2014. More than 170 local restaurants will serve up three-course dinners for just $30 and many of them will offer two-course lunches for $15. Visit the award-winning hot spots you’ve always wanted to try or return once again to the neighborhood eatery you’ve loved for years during this dining frenzy.
No matter where you choose to dine, you’ll be part of a community-wide celebration of the great restaurants and talented chefs who serve up fresh, delicious cuisine every day.
http://seattletimes.com/seattlerestaurantweek/index.html?prmid=srw_home

October 19-23 & 26-30
170 Restaurants throughout Seattle and King County

 

170 Local Restaurants

The Harlem Globetrotters visit the Northwest

ShoWare Center in Kent on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., the Key Arena in Seattle on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., and the XFINITY Arena in Everett on Monday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

The Harlem Globetrotters
Feb. 14, 15, 16
ShoWare Center, Kent
Key Arena, Seattle
XFINITY Center, Everett

 

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Kent, Seattle, and Everett during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.
The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago.
The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 89th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.

ShoWare Center in Kent on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., the Key Arena in Seattle on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., and the XFINITY Arena in Everett on Monday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
ShoWare Center
625 W. James Street
Kent, WA 98032
Key Arena
305 Harrison St,
Seattle, WA 98109
XFINITY Center
2000 Hewitt Ave #200,
Everett, WA 98201
www.harlemglobetrotters.com

 

 

ShoWare Center, Key Arena, XFINITY Center

Veterans Day Parade

11:00 am

49th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance
November 8
Auburn, WA

Now in its 49th year, the Auburn Veterans Day parade has grown into one of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the country. Auburn’s 2014 parade is paying special tribute to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
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.

11:00 am
East Main Street
Auburn, WA
http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/vdp_s_p213.htm

 

Auburn

Blues Man Taj Mahal

Sunday and Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Taj Mahal Trio
Nov 21 – Nov 30
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.
A self taught musician, Taj plays over 20 instruments including National Steel and Dobro guitars, piano, banjo and more, and his remarkable voice ranges from gruff and gravelly to smooth and sultry. His music remains 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
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

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

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

How to Succeed In Congress Without Really Lying

7:30 pm

 The Capitol Steps
October 27
Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland

Laugh out loud at satire and musical political comedy where nothing is sacred and nobody is safe! Created by Capitol Hill staffers during the Reagan administration, Capitol Steps produces hilarious musical and political satire. This Washington, DC-based troupe truly “puts the mock in Democracy.” Catch the Capitol Steps on Monday, October 27th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $45.

 

 www.kpcenter.org

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue,
Kirkland WA, 98033

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Kirkland Performance Center

Tony Bennett Concert


Tony Bennett Exploring the Arts dinner 2007 Nov. 6th | 8pm

With worldwide record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes seventeen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, TONY BENNETT is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.
Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Tickets are on sale now!

Paramount Theatre

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival

Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival
September 27–October 26
Remlinger Farms, Carnation

Remlinger Farms Fall Harvest Festival is a fabulous place for family fun!
Among all the extravagant fall decorations and over 400 scarecrows, there are over 25 rides and attractions including: authentic steam train rides, the cool mine-twister roller coaster, hand-led pony trail rides, antique car rides, hay maze, hay jump, 4-H barnyard animals, mini ferris wheel, pedal go-carts, climbing wall, flying pumpkins, spinning barrels, canoe rides, live entertainment with Eric Ode or Cyndie Soup in the farm theatre, plus two blow-up bouncers and a 28’ high giant slide.
Haven’t got your pumpkin yet? You can find a pumpkin from the mounds of pumpkins in the Festival Area or head out to the Pumpkin Patch to hunt up your own perfect pumpkin.

32610 N.E. 32nd St.
Carnation, Wa 98014

https://www.remlingerfarms.com/
Sept. 27–Oct. 26
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

Remlinger Farms

A Big Band Christmas

Dec 8, 2014, 7:00 PM

A Big Band Christmas
December 8
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma

Get ready for the Holidays the Big Band way!
Tacoma’s own Swing Reunion Orchestra sets the stage full of holiday spirit with this very popular Big Band / Swing concert at TMP. All of your Holiday favorites with a Big Band swing.
One night only…buy your tickets early!
Dec 8, 2014, 7:00 PM

Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
http://www.tmp.org/

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

A Little Princess a Musical

Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00PM Saturday & Sundays, 2:00PM

A Little Princess
Nov 28 – Dec 21
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma

A Little Princess is the story of a beleaguered young girl with an unbridled imagination. Separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent from Fort St. Louis to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. A perfect family show for the Holidays!
Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00PM Saturday & Sundays, 2:00PM

Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
http://www.tmp.org/

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Charlotte’s Web the Musical!

Saturday, Nov 1 & 8, 11:00AM & 2:00PM Saturday, Nov 2 & 9, 2:00PM

Charlotte’s Web
November 1 – 9
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma

This exciting, new musical version of CHARLOTTES WEB brings a new dimension to E.B. White’s beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children’s playwright), and audiences will thrill to a musical score. This joyous musical offers audiences a very special experience.
Saturday, Nov 1 & 8, 11:00AM & 2:00PM Saturday, Nov 2 & 9, 2:00PM
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
http://www.tmp.org/

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

The Brothers Four Live!

7:30 pm

The Brothers Four
March 14, 2015
Northshore Performing Arts Center, Bothell

Seattle natives and KIXI artists The Brothers Four were pioneers in the musical movement which came to be known as the “folk revival”. Of the few groups from those times still performing today, they remain one of the best known and most popular. Their all-acoustic presentation consists of guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music and entertainment.

http://www.npacf.org/home.html

Saturday, March 14 7:30 pm

Northshore Performing Arts Center
18125 – 92nd Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011

 

Northshore Performing Arts Center

A Christmas Story, The Musical!

Show times vary 7:00p, 7:30p, 8:00p and matinees at 1:30p and 2:00p.

A Christmas Story, The Musical
November 25 – December 30
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

This year experience Seattle’s favorite holiday tradition at The 5th Avenue Theatre and let the season unfold around you with music, festivities, and fun. This year, The 5th takes you to 1939 Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. A Christmas Story, The Musical is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.

https://www.5thavenue.org/

Show times vary 7:00p, 7:30p, 8:00p and matinees at 1:30p and 2:00p.
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

 

5th Avenue Theatre

Steve Tyrell at Jazz Alley

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

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Feb 26 – March 1, 2015
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 romantic balladeer has a knack for interpreting the classic American songbook, perhaps best known for his take on Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra favorites.

Thursday at 7:30p, Friday and Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p and Sunday at 7:30p.
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

A Bobby Caldwell Christmas

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

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December 18 – 21
Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI artist and soul-stylist Bobby Caldwell is one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in contemporary music today. What a great way to welcome the holidays as Bobby sings personal favorites and holiday tunes in his unmistakably smooth voice. Bobby Caldwell sings with that good old ‘Rat Pack’ cool that always makes his live shows memorable.

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Thursday at 7:30p, Friday and Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p and Sunday at 7:30p.
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121

 

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

An Evening With Judy Collins

Thursday, October 2, 8pm

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An Evening with Judy Collins
October 2, 7:30pm
Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801

KIXI artist Judy Collins has been delighting and inspiring audiences for decades with her sensual and strong vocal style, here bold songwriting, and oh, those blue eyes.

Her career shines with a spirit of human celebration and a commitment to social activism. Her musical history includes 50 albums. And her live shows are nothing short of magical as she enthralls a new generation of fans.

Click here for tickets and more information

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Pop Art Exhibition

Wednesdays – Sundays 10AM-5PM

Pop Departures
October 9 – January 11
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

In the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the candy-colored concerns of commercial culture, advertising, and mass media. Pop art electrified artists, audiences, and critics alike. It changed the face of art, and the ripple effects of its eye-popping aesthetic are still felt today. Pop Departures presents the bold artists of the American Pop art movement, including icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldbenburg, and Robert Indiana.
With humor and irony, the new SAM exhibition blows open our notions of Pop and charts subsequent generations of artists from the 1980s and today for whom Pop art was an inspiration. See artists such as Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, and Richard Prince, who used the ‘60s as a point of departure to move us toward the future of art.

http://seattleartmuseum.org/

October 9 – January 11
Wednesdays – Sundays 10AM-5PM

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Art Museum

Two Play Political Drama

November 14 – January 4 7:30 pm, Matinees 1:00 pm

All The Way/The Great Society
November 14 – January 4
Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle

Has there ever been a bigger Shakespearean figure in American politics than LBJ?
Seattle Repertory Theatre has broken ground again with its presentation of Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way and The Great Society, a two-play dramatization of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency opening in November.
“These plays wrestle with thorny political issues that still resonate with us today: civil and voting rights, income inequality, healthcare reform and foreign policy, just to name a few,” stated Acting Artistic Director Braden Abraham. “Seattle is always hungry for robust discussion, and these plays present a perfect opportunity for the Rep to deeply engage with our community.”
The plays are presented in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and offer several opportunities to open dialogue in the community including Lobby Talks, a Think & Drink session, and an evening with the author, Robert Schenkkan.
November 14 – January 4 7:30 pm
Matinees 1:00 pm
www.seattlerep.org
Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Repertory Theatre

4th Annual Brew at the Zoo

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Brew at the Zoo
October 2
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

 

Join Woodland Park Zoo for the fourth annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 2. This fabulous tasting event is a fundraiser to benefit the zoo. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and even ciders from over 30 different breweries.
Your admission to Brew at the Zoo will include 6 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!
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
www.zoo.org/brew

Woodland Park Zoo

KIXI Radio Welecomes The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert

7:30 pm

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KIXI Radio welcomes The Irish Tenors
December 16
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Their voices have resounded throughout the world! And on Tuesday, December 16th, they’re coming back to Seattle…
Don’t miss, The World famous, Irish Tenors Holiday Concert at Benaroya Hall! Be a part of this very special evening of music, with three of the most powerful voices in the world…singing, together, in a special benefit for The Ballard-Northwest and West Seattle Senior Centers.  Sponsored in part by AM 880 KIXI.

http://bit.ly/IrishTenorsDec16

Tuesday, December 16 7:30 pm

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Benaroya Hall

Marsalis “Well Tempered”

Saturday, October 4 7:30 pm

An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Oct. 4
Meany Hall UW, Seattle

How about combining Jazz and Classical?
Renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, Tony Award nominee, and composer, Branford Marsalis, joins the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in Marsalis “Well-Tempered.”. Renowned for their performances of repertoire from the Baroque period, they’ll be performing Baroque masterpieces by Bach, Handel, Albinoni and others.
Part of the UW World Series

http://uwworldseries.org/
Saturday, October 4 7:30 pm

Meany Hall on the UW Campus
4140 George Washington Ln NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Meany Hall on the UW Campus

Seattle Home Show 2

10 am – 6 pm

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Oct. 3 – Oct. 5
CenturyLink Field Event Center

Get Your Dream On at the Seattle Home Show.
The 16th Annual housing extravaganza will have hundreds of displays of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” seminars; cooking demos by well-known local chefs; the newest in building products and materials; landscape displays; living green; wine tasting; arts & crafts and home decorating. A special new feature has been added – Nectargy Village, a “Senior Home & Health Fair.” In addition to exhibitors focusing on aging in place, finance, health, wellness and more, there will be seminars and presentations every hour by nationally-known speakers on a stage within Nectargy Village.
Added feature: “Too much to see—come back for free.” Show visitors can register to return a second day for free.
www.SeattleHomeShow.com

CenturyLink Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

CenturyLink Field Event Center

Issaquah Salmon Days

10am-6pm Daily

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Come down and visit AM 880 KIXI at Issaquah Salmon days in the first weekend of October!
The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th from 10am to 6pm in Historic Downtown Issaquah.
Come hungry! Delicious food being served all over town! Swim on by for toe-tapping entertainment, grande parade, beautiful arts and creative crafts and the Field of Fun, a place with activities for kids of all ages! NEW Carnival this year with rides for all ages.
Take the Shuttle to and from three FREE parking lots to get the Festival. Riding the shuttle is just $3 per person, kids under 10 ride free.  The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is Ohfishally Spawnsored by The Snoqualmie Tribe.

Downtown Issaquah

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pacific Northwest- Seattle WA


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Join AM 880 KIXI at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pacific Northwest – Seattle
Saturday, September 20th 2014 Ceremony Starts at 10:00am
Registration at 9am | Ceremony at 10:00am | Walk at 10:30am
Route Length: 2 miles

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. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 10 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

South Lake Union Park

New Season at The Seattle Rep

7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees on most Saturdays and Sundays

The Vaudevillians
Oct. 3–Nov. 2
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Following a sold-out off-Broadway run and an international tour to Australia, Seattle natives Jerick Hoffer (Jinkx Monsoon) and Richard Andriessen (Major Scales) bring this bawdy, rowdy musical revue home. The impossible premise? “The Vaudevillians,” a fictional 1920s duo, were literally frozen in time while touring in Antarctica. Thawing out nearly a century later, they discover their original music has been co-opted throughout the years—and they’re not going to stand for it. In this cabaret-style drag show wigs will fly as the two perform hits from the likes of Janis Joplin and Gloria Gaynor in the style of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

www.seattlerep.org

7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees on most Saturdays and Sundays
Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer St,
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Kite Festival

Saturday, September 20 9 am – 7:30 pm Sunday, September 21 9 am – 4 pm

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
September 20 & 21
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island

Go fly a kite…or watch others fly theirs!
The Whidbey Island Kite Festival and Sportkite Competition is once again set to fill the sky with many colorful kites of all shapes and sizes on Saturday and Sunday September 20 and 21 at Camp Casey.
This fun filled festival features sport kite competitions with individuals and teams flying in dual and multi-line events, small and giant kites flown on single lines. Kite lessons, a teddy bear drop, kids kite making and games for the youngsters. Mass ascensions in which anyone may join in to fly their kites happen at noon both days. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
All events are free and open to the public.
www.whidbeykites.org

Saturday, September 20 9 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 21 9 am – 4 pm
Camp Casey
1276 Engle Road
Coupeville, WA 98239

Camp Casey, Whidbey Island

Stevie Wonder in Concert!

8:00 pm

Stevie Wonder
December 3
Key Arena, Seattle

Throughout his career, Stevie Wonder has amassed 49 Top 40 singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide album sales of more than 100 million. He has received 25 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe; is an inductee into the Rock and Roll, Songwriters’ and NAACP Halls of Fame; and is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Besides all of that, he sings great songs!
This “Songs In The Key Of Life” tour will feature a live adaptation of the iconic Songs in the Key of Life album; one of Stevie Wonders’ masterpieces.
http://www.keyarena.com/

Wednesday, December 3 8pm
Key Arena
305 Harrison St,
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Key Arena

Theatre Organ Pops!

2:00 pm

Theatre Organ Pops!
October 19
Calvary Christian Assembly, Seattle

There’s nothing like the sound of a good old pipe organ. Enjoy world-renowned theatre organist Dave Wickerham as he gives a performance of pop, jazz, and more on the newly-rebuilt Mighty Kimball-Wurlitzer organ at Calvary Christian Assembly. This special event is presented by Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society. Refreshments will be provided and there is plenty of free parking, no stairs, and easy access from I-5.
This is a non-profit fundraising event; Tickets $25 at the door, age 16 and under FREE.
www.pstos.org

Sunday, October 19 2 PM
Calvary Christian Assembly
6801 Roosevelt Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Calvary Christian Assembly

Oktoberfest Monroe

Friday- noon-midnight Saturday - 11a - midnight Sunday - 11a - 6pm

2nd Annual Oktoberfest Monroe
September 19-21
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

Celebrate all things German with a Munich-inspired Festhalle Biergarten, authentic entertainment, traditional German foods and fun games for all ages at the second annual Oktoberfest Monroe.
Activities for families include a Root Beer Garden, an all-new scavenger hunt for kids, free face painting and pumpkin decorating and a variety of lively entertainment on the main stage that encourages all ages to get up out of their seats.
Enjoy mouthwatering bratwurst, schnitzel, authentic Bavarian pretzels and other tasty entrees.
Like to stay fit while you imbibe? Try the 5k Stein Dash …as participants are given a stein with which to run and fill at the finish line.
After 7 p.m. each evening guests must be 21 years of age or older.
http://www.oktoberfestmonroe.com
Friday- noon-midnight
Saturday – 11a – midnight
Sunday – 11a – 6pm
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave. SE,
Monroe, WA 98272

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Christmas Attic

Saturday, November 22 - 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
November 22nd
Key Arena, Seattle

How about a Rock Holiday Tradition for a New Generation? Trans-Siberian Orchestra will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in Seattle with two shows on November 22nd. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs, “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. TSO has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. Trans-Siberian Orchestra has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation they call “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless.

 

www.trans-siberian.com

Saturday, November 22ND – 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Key Arena
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109

 

 

Key Arena

Tony Bennett In Concert!

Thursday, November 6 8:00 pm

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November 6, 2014
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

KIXI artist and American treasure Tony Bennett comes to Seattle’s Paramount for one night only. Tony Bennett is a 17 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades with record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold records; from Rags to Riches, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, to his resurgence to the top of the pop charts with Steppin’ Out and his Duets albums. Tony Bennett is tightly woven into the fabric of American music culture.
Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards.

Tickets can be purchased through www.LiveNation.com , www.STGPresents.org , ticketing kiosks at the Moore and the Paramount, or by phone (877) 784-4849.

www.stgpresents.org

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Paramount Theatre

Penn & Teller

8:00 pm

Penn & Teller
November 7
Paramount Theatre, Seattle

 

Is it a magic show or a comedy show? It’s both! For 35 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. From card tricks to straitjacket escapes and lots of fake blood, Penn & Teller will amaze you while at the same time making you laugh out loud.
Friday, November 7, 8:00 pm
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

www.stgpresents.org

 

The Paramount Theatre

Bob Dylan Live!

Friday - Sunday 8:00 pm

Bob Dylan
Paramount Theatre
October 17 – 19, 2014

The word legend is thrown around too often in show business, but it is not an overstatement when talking about Bob Dylan. Singer, songwriter, artist, and writer; he has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. 11 Grammys, an Academy Award, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, even The Presidential Medal of Freedom!…..and you know all the songs: Blowin’ In The Wind, The Times They Are A Changin’; Like A Rolling Stone and so many more.
Three nights in the intimate Paramount Theatre gives you three opportunities to see this icon of American music.

Friday – Sunday 8:00 pm
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

www.stgpresents.org

The Paramount Theatre

27th Annual Italian Festival

Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm

Festa Italiana
Seattle Center
September 27 – 28

 

Festa Italiana celebrates Italian food, music, dance, art, and kids’ activities. Also enjoy the famous Pizza Toss, a Sicilian puppet show, the Italian Dog Show, Bocce tournament, classic Italian car show, and jump in with both feet and make wine as they used to in the old country at the Grape Stomp!
http://www.festaseattle.com/
10 am – 7 pm
Fisher Pavilion
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109

Fisher Pavilion Seattle Center

Port Orchard Chocolate Festival

Fri 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Chocolate Festival
November 7 – 9, 2014
Port Orchard, WA

It’s the 2nd Annual Fathoms O’ Fun Chocolate Festival in Port Orchard featuring live entertainment, prizes, snack shack concessions and lots of chocolate samples! Also a No-Host Bar featuring Chocolate Marinis, and a Chocolate Formal Dance on Friday night.

 

http://www.fathomsofun.org/

710 Bay St.
Port Orchard, WA

Port Orchard, WA

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Daytime Maze 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Oct. Night Maze, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., (Last admission at 10 p.m.)

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
September 27 – October 31
Bob’s Corn Maze Snohomish, WA

Bob’s Corn has a challenging, 10-acre corn maze located in the beautiful Cathcart Valley.
The maze has more twists and turns than a bunny rabbit with an old hound dog on his trail!
How will you challenge the maze? Go in as a family? Boys versus the girls? Can mom and dad really beat the kids to the finish line?
Night maze visits are even more exciting, finding your way in the dark with nothing but your flashlights and the stars to guide you!
Daytime Maze 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. Oct. Night Maze, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
(Last admission at 10 p.m.)

http://www.bobscorn.com/index.htm

Bob’s Corn

Old Mill Days In Port Gamble

Saturday, September 27 10 AM – 11 PM Sunday, September 28 10 AM – 6 PM

Old Mill Days
September 27, 28
Port Gamble, WA

 

What says Pacific Northwest better than lumberjacks, chainsaws and tough timbermen?
The 10th annual Old Mill Days in Port Gamble is a festival for the whole family. Watch Lumberjacks wield axes, crosscut saws, and power saws in events such as the springboard chop, axe throw, singlebuck, and hot saw, just to name a few. Old Mill Days also features Fireworks, food, a Beer Garden, Ice Carvings, live music and a car show.
Saturday, September 27 10 AM – 11 PM Sunday, September 28 10 AM – 6 PM
32340 Northeast Rainier Avenue
Port Gamble, WA 98364
http://www.oldmilldays.com/

 

Port Gamble, WA

Leon Russell at The Admiral Theatre

Dinner 5:30 pm, Show 7:00 pm

Leon Russell
October 30
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton

 

Enjoy dinner and a legendary rocker in Bremerton’s historic Admiral Theatre.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music for more than 50 years.
Russell was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Sir Elton John and inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June 2011.
Dinner includes Grilled Beef Tenderloin Tournedos with Red Wine Demi-Glace.

Dinner 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.
Admiral Theatre
515 Pacific Ave
Bremerton, WA, 98337

http://www.admiraltheatre.org/#entertainment

Admiral Theatre

Night Watch

Thur, Fri, Sat - 8 PM, Sun - 2 PM

Night Watch
September 19 – October 5, 2014
Wade James Theatre, Edmonds

From her living room window, insomniac heiress Elaine Wheeler witnesses a murder being committed in the building next door, but the police find nothing. Her loving husband and best friend are concerned, worried about her sanity. Who is the real victim? Surrounded by a cast of odd characters, any and all of whom could be in on the plot. Menace and suspense mount in this ingeniously devised thriller until the final, breath-taking moment.

Wade James Theatre
950 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020

http://www.driftwoodplayers.com/

 

Wade James Theatre

Captain Smarty Pants in “Starstruck”

September 13 & 20 at 8:00PM September 21 at 7:00 PM

Starstruck starring Captain Smarty Pants
September 13, 20, 21
The Triple Door, Seattle

The outrageously hilarious musical funnymen, Captain Smartypants, will roast everyone from silent film star Charlie Chaplin to “noisy” film star Sandra Bullock. Other treats include: a Disney princess duking it out with a Disney villain in song; Batman jazzing it up with three of his nemeses; Oscar-losing songs strutting their stuff in front of Oscar-winning songs; and macho movie hunks proving their sexy mettle to mere mortals (in song).
Starstruck features a touching tribute to the beautiful actresses that gay men have fallen in love with through the years, a raft of movie mashups and lots of laughs for the audience.

 

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA
http://www.captainsmartypants.org/captainsmartypants/starstruck.asp

The Triple Door

Tacoma Zombie Run

4:30 pm

Zombie Run & Tag
September 13
Wright Park, Tacoma

Be a zombie or run from them at the 2-mile Zombie Run, with a beer garden at Wright Park in Tacoma. You can run or walk the 2 mile course through Wright Park. Runners can come dressed up as a zombie or come in regular running gear. The real action will come after the completion of the run. A game of Zombie Tag will commence with all those wanting to participate after warming up with the run. Stay away from the Zombie or you’ll wind up becoming one!
Bring your chairs and snacks and enjoy the last movie of the season in Wright Park. ParaNorman, rated PG will be shown at dusk.

September 13 4:30 PM
Wright Park
501 South I St.,
Tacoma 98402
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/zombie/#.U_f4T2OuSDs

Wright Park

Roostertails & Ales

Saturday, September 27 6pm – 9pm

Roostertails & Ales
September 27
Kent

Couldn’t get your fill of hydroplanes at Seafair? Do you enjoy Northwest Microbrew s? Join other “hydronuts” and “Hop Heads” for Roostertails and Ales, the 2nd Annual Beer Tasting at the Hydro Museum. $10 gets you an evening of beer, bratwurst, soft pretzels and live music. Eight local NW microbreweries will be offering samples of their finest brews. Entertaining at Roostertails and Ales will be Seattle guitarist and singer Chris Stevens; a favorite of Northwest blues fans for many years.
Saturday, September 27 6pm – 9pm
http://thunderboats.ning.com/

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

Tough Mudder Seattle

September 27, 12 p.m. September 28, 12 p.m.

Tough Mudder
September 27 & 28
Black Diamond

You’ve got to be one Tough Mudder to run this 10+ mile muddy obstacle course in Black Diamond; or just be a spectator and attend the after-party.
Tough Mudders are the latest craze in the endurance/obstacle race world. Stretched over 600 acres of diverse, rugged terrain, Tough Mudder Seattle meanders through heavily-wooded trails, in and out of quicksand-like mud pits and over and under a myriad of mind-numbing obstacles. One of the West Coast’s most vicious courses.
Palmer Coking Coal Company
31407 Washington 169 (3rd Ave)
Black Diamond, WA 98010
September 27 & 28 12pm

https://toughmudder.com/events/2014-seattle-wa

Palmer Coking Coal Company

Luminata Lantern Parade

7:00 PM

Lantern parade
September 21
Green Lake, Seattle

Celebrate the equinox with a fire performance and Luminata parade of lights. Many traditions around the world recognize that the last days of the productive summer are about to shift into the dark and introspective time of winter. Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of our spirit as a community. It’s that spirit that can sustain us through the cold months ahead.
Meet at dusk around 7pm at the Boat House on the South shores of Green Lake Park. (Near the old amphi-theater) The parade assembles at the Lake for a Fire performance and ritual, then begins to parade around to a secret location a third of the way around..Presented by the Fremont Arts Council. Free.
Green Lake Small Craft Center
5900 West Green Lake Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Sunday, September 21 7 p.m.
http://fremontartscouncil.org/facevents/luminata/

Green Lake Small Craft Center

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance
September 7
LeMay-America’s Car Museum, Tacoma

Witness some of the finest examples of automotive art and design worldwide as LeMay – America’s Car Museum becomes host of the new Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance. Formerly known as the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance and recognized as one of the premier Concours events in the country, this “competition of elegance” will feature early and late classic cars, Shelby Mustangs, Muscle Cars from the late 1960s, Brass & Antique Cars pre 1920 and much more . There is also an optional Friday road trip and Saturday dinner.
Sunday, September 7 9AM – 4PM

LeMay-America’s Car Museum
2702 East D. St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
http://www.lemaymuseum.org/

 

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/

The Salmon Days Golf Classic


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The Golf Club at Newcastle
– Coal Creek Course
Monday, September 22nd
Registration Begins at 10:30am
Shotgun Start Promptly @12:30pm
For 45 years, Salmon Days has been a signature event in the Puget Sound. In 2014, help us Tee Off Salmon Days season with a new, annual golf tournament at the Coal Creek Course at Newcastle.

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Oktoberfest in September

Friday, September 19 -- 5:00pm-12:00midnight Saturday, September 20 -- 11:00am-12:00midnight Sunday, September 21 -- 11:00am-6:00pm

Fremont Oktoberfest
September 19 -21
Fremont, Seattle

Get the jump on Oktoberfest in September at the “Center of the Universe” Fremont!
Fremont Oktoberfest has been hailed as one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest. So come raise a toast with friends to the start of fall, and the abundance of seasonal beer flavors that come with it.
Featuring the biggest beer garden in the Northwest, Fremont’s three-day regional festival offers more than 100 bold microbrews and craft beers, plus live rockin’ Seattle bands, Buxom Royalty Contest, the Oktoberfest Village with fun for all ages, and even the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K – the ultimate beer run.
Friday, September 19 — 5:00pm-12:00midnight
Saturday, September 20 — 11:00am-12:00midnight
Sunday, September 21 — 11:00am-6:00pm

N 35th St and Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/

 

The Streets of Fremont

Paula Poundstone at The Moore

Saturday, October 25 8:00 pm

Paula Poundstone
October 25
The Moore Theatre, Seattle

Paula Poundstone brings her unique style of comedy to Seattle. While there is no doubt that Paula Poundstone is funny, the thing that probably separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. No two Paula Poundstone shows are alike.
Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received.

Saturday, October 25 8PM

The Moore Theatre
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.stgpresents.org/

The Moore Theatre

Bumbershoot 2014

Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 11 AM – 11PM

Bumbershoot Festival
August 30 – September 1
Seattle Center

Is there a better way to end the summer than Bumbershoot? From massive amounts of music to crack-up comedy, food, art, and all kinds of performance art; Bumbershoot never fails to find something for everyone. And don’t forget Youngershoot,… Bumbershoot just for kids (and their families)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 11 AM – 11PM

http://bumbershoot.org/
Seattle Center
305 Harrison St,
Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Center

A Chorus Line

September 3 – September 28 Show starts different times depending on day No performances on Mondays.

A Chorus Line
September 3 – 28
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this singular sensation is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. Now A Chorus Line returns to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. This mega-hit is simply an emotional experience with raw stories and stunning dance that follows a cast of hopefuls in search of their dreams. A Chorus Line features some of musical theater’s favorite music including “I Can Do That,” “What I Did For Love,” “At The Ballet,” and “One.”

September 3 – September 28 Show starts different times depending on day No performances on Mondays.

5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

https://www.5thavenue.org/

5th Avenue Theatre

The Movie Music of John Williams

Friday, October 10, 8pm Saturday, October 11, 8pm Sunday, October 12, 2pm

The Movie Music of John Williams
October 10 – 12
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

The Seattle Symphony, as part of its Seattle Pops Series has got something very special for you.
From Superman to Star Wars to Jaws, John Williams has penned some of the most unforgettable film scores of all time.
The memory and emotion of the movies you loved will fill you up as Jeff Tyzik and the Seattle Symphony pay tribute to this cinematic master.
Friday, October 10, 8pm Saturday, October 11, 8pm Sunday, October 12, 2pm
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.seattlesymphony.org

Benaroya Hall

Boz Scaggs Live

Sunday, October 12, 7:00 pm

Boz Scaggs
October 12
Little Creek Casino

Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles including “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees.
Sunday, October 12, 7:00 pm

https://www.little-creek.com/
Little Creek Casino
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584

Little Creek Casino

The Isley Brothers

September 21, 7:00 pm

The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley
September 21
Little Creek Casino

With such hits as “Twist & Shout”, “Summer Breeze” and “It’s Your Thing” the Isley Brothers will be sure to make you want to dance! Come join the fun on Sunday, September 21st in The Skookum Creek Event Center.

Sunday, September 21, 7pm
Little Creek Casino
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
https://www.little-creek.com/

Little Creek Casino

Kite Festival

Daily

34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
Longbeach, WA
August 18-24, 2014

Oh, go fly a kite! Or just watch.
Join kite enthusiasts from around the world for lighted night kite flying, fireworks, a handcrafted kite building competition, mass ascensions, sport and stunt kites, and more; not to mention beautiful Long Beach, Washington. Visit the World Kite Museum and its collection of over 1,500 kites from 26 countries.

World Kite Museum
303 Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, WA 98631
http://kitefestival.com/

World Kite Museum

37th LeMay Car Show, Auction & Swap Meet

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

37th LeMay Car Show, Auction & Swap Meet
Saturday, August 30
Tacoma

 

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! The LeMay Car Show is definitely a unique event. Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection are on view at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, and local owners of vintage cars bring those vehicles for display on the Marymount show fields (NOTE: This is NOT a judged car show). Other show features include: a Car Club Corral, a vintage car auction held in the afternoon, and there will even be an automotive swap meet!
The LeMay Car Show has been an annual tradition for more than 30 years. The show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. Donations and proceeds from this event benefit the LeMay Family Collection Foundation, a non-profit organization.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://www.lemaymarymount.org/lemay-car-show1/
Marymount Event Center
325 152nd Street E
Tacoma, WA 98445

Marymount Event Center

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Saturday 10am to 7pm Sunday 10am to 6pm Monday 10am to 5pm

25th Annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival
August 30 – September 1
Bremerton, WA

 

The end of summer in the Northwest means those annoying sticker bushes are now chocked full of delicious blackberries!
The 25th Annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival takes over Bremerton’s picturesque waterfront. Besides typical festival foods, as you stroll the Bremerton Boardwalk you will find these blackberry delights: Blackberry slugs, blackberry scones, pie, shortcake, and delicious Blackberry cobbler, as well as blackberry sodas, ice cream and sundaes, Blackberry Bubble Tea, Blackberry Sausage, Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls & Mini Loaves, Blackberry Lemonade, Blackberry Beer, Jello Shots & Moonshine!.
Enjoy live music all weekend from classic rock to blues, jazz and country.
http://www.blackberryfestival.org/
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 10am to 5pm
Louis Mentor Boardwalk
2nd Street & Washington
Bremerton, WA 982377

Louis Mentor Boardwalk

The Color Run 5K

8:00 AM

The Color Run 5K
Tacoma
August 10
8:00 AM

This is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the starting line
2. Finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. This has a reputation for the best post-5k party on the planet!
Sunday, August 10
8:00 a.m.
Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
http://thecolorrun.com/tacoma/

Tacoma Dome

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast

Various Times

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
October 21 – 26
Paramount Theatre

The romantic smash-hit Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, is coming to Seattle! 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!
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public on September 8th at 10:00 AM.
Tuesday, October 21 – Sunday, October 26 – Various times
Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

http://www.stgpresents.org/

 

Paramount Theatre

Oprah Winfrey Live at Key Arena

Friday: 700 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Oprah’s Get The Life You Want Weekend
November 7 & 8
Key Arena, Seattle

How about some life coaching from America’s most inspirational womon?
Start each day anew. Believe in what you can, and will, become. Begin at Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend. Friday night Oprah takes the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a sweeping yet intimate one-of-a-kind evening. On Saturday Oprah leads a day-long gathering of thousands with handpicked “life trailblazers” including Eat Pray Love best-selling author, Elizabeth Gilbert; one of the Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Pastor Rob Bell; and from OWN and O, The Oprah Magazine, best-selling author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant.

 

Friday: 700 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
www.keyarena.com/events/detail/oprahs-the-life-you-want-weekend
Key Arena
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Key Arena

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour

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

2014 Summer Studio Tour
August 8, 9 & 10
Bainbridge Island

 

Just a fun ferry ride across Eliot Bay will bring you to The 14th annual Summer Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island. This year forty-eight artists will be on hand showcasing their work in five local artists’ studios.
The studios will be filled with fine, hand hand-crafted work, like watercolors, jewelry, pottery, furniture, metal art, garden art, and photography.
This is a free, self-guided tour, so take in the beauty of the northwest aboard a ferry, on Bainbridge Island and inside the studios of talented local artists.
Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
www.bistudiotour.com

Bainbridge Island

Railroad Days Steam into Town!

Friday, August 15: 11am – 10pm, Saturday, August 16: 7am – 10pm, Sunday, August 17: 11am – 5pm

Snoqualmie Railroad Days
August 15, 16, 17
Snoqualmie, WA

The Steam Era returns to Snoqualmie! This summer is the 125th anniversary of passenger train service to the valley. On July 4, 1889 the inaugural run was a day trip from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls. The excursion was operated by the M.E. Church Society over the lines of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company. Now, 125 years later during Railroad Days, the Northwest Railway Museum brings steam train excursions to back to Snoqualmie. Not only can you enjoy an historic Steam Locomotive Train ride, there’ also a Parade, a Pancake Breakfast, Beer Garden, Music Stage, Arts Stage, and a Children’s Field of fun.
Northwest Railroad Museum
38625 SE King Street,
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-0459
www.trainmuseum.org
www.railroaddays.com

 

Northwest Railroad Museum

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle ’64

8:00 PM

Get Back
Saturday, August 23, 8:00 pm
MCaw Hall

If you missed it 50 years ago, try this on for size.
In August of 1964, Seattle embraced Beatlemania with the first major rock concert at Seattle Center Coliseum (now KeyArena). On Saturday, August 23, 2014, The Pacific Northwest will mark the historic 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 Seattle performance in a big way. The milestone will be celebrated at the Seattle Center in McCaw Hall, 50 years after the Fab Four embedded themselves into the Northwest’s musical culture and Beatlemania swept the nation.
“Get Back” will be hosted by iconic disc jockey Pat O’Day, who introduced The Beatles on stage at the Seattle Center Coliseum, August 21, 1964.
This historic tribute will feature an all-star cast of emerging and iconic northwest musicians spanning generations and genres. Pacific Northwest musicians will pay homage to the lads from Liverpool by performing the original set The Beatles performed at the 1964 Seattle Coliseum concert which will include Beatles classics like “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, followed by “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” performed in its entirety with special musical guests paying tribute to the iconic album. The Sgt. Pepper’s performance will be backed by the 50 piece Synergia Northwest Orchestra.

http://www.synergianorthwest.com/
McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Center

The Music of Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd

7:30 pm

The Music of Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd
September 19, 7:30 pm
Washington State Fair

There’s a new way to experience the music of two of rock ‘n roll’s icons. With a 30 piece orchestra, a full rock band, conductor and vocalist….this is destined to be talked about for a long time! This show at the Puyallup Fair will feature Pink Floyd’s classic album “Dark Side of The Moon” in its entirety as well as an almost endless list of Led Zeppelin classics.
September 19, 7:30 pm
Washington State Fair
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371-0162
http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/music-of-led-zeppelin-pink-floyd

Washington State Fairgrounds

60’s Rock at the Puyallup

7:30 pm,

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, & The Buckinghams
Thursday, September 11
Washington State Fair

How about three great bands from the 60s on one great night! Universally regarded as one of rock and roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, KIXI artist Peter Noone has been a standout over the years. Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend. Also on this fun for everyone bill are The Grass Roots (Midnight Confession) and The Buckinghams (Kind of a Drag). And it’s all at one of your favorite venues, The Washington State Fair in Puyallup.
Thursday, September 11, 7:30
Washington State Fair
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371-0162
http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/hermans-hermits-featuring-peter-noone-the-grass-ro

 

Washington State Fairgrounds

Big Band Music in Bremerton

Dinner 6 pm Show 7:30 pm

Gene Krupa Orchestra
Friday, October 24
Bremerton’s Historic Admiral Theatre

During the late 1930’s Gene Krupa emerged as a national phenomenom and his appearance on stage and in film catapulted him to superstar status.
Now leading the new Gene Krupa Orchestra, Mike Berkowitz brings the Krupa magic back to life for a whole new generation. Indulge in an evening of drumlins, swing and big band classics!
Come early and enjoy a roasted prime rib dinner at your table!
www.admiraltheatre.org
515 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

Admiral Theatre

International Concert Series

2 pm

 

Folk and traditional arts music and dance throughout August
Sundays in August
2:00 pm

Make a run for the border for music, culture, sun and fun this August. (The Canadian Border that is)The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invite you to the Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom County.
The free one-hour concerts are scheduled for 2 p.m. on the first four Sundays in August, beginning August 3 and continuing through August 24 at Peace Arch State Park. In celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s diverse cultures, the series features music and dance performances by Anglo-American maritime, Afro-Brazilian, Croatian, and Irish American artists. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the concerts.

www.parks.wa.gov/calendar.aspx
Peace Arch State Park
100 A Street
Blaine, WA 98231

Peace Arch State Park

Flying Heritage Collection presents the 1st annual SkyFair

10 am - 5 pm

 

SkyFair
July 26
Everett, Washington

Take a trip back to the 1940s with SkyFair at Paine Field in Everett. You’ll see vintage aircraft from World War II, including an American B-25, German BF 109, Japanese Zero, a British Spitfire and more.
Swing to the sounds of Route 66. The Route 66 Big Band performs as a 16-piece dance band with vocalist, featuring music with the “Big Band Sound of the Swing Era’ in addition to selections from The Great American Songbook.
Also on hand will be World War II re-enactors, a Kids Zone, Military vehicles, a variety of tasty foods to choose from and more.
Saturday, July 26
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Paine Field
3407 109th Street SW
Everett, WA 98204
http://flyingheritage.com/TemplateGeneric.aspx?contentId=73

Paine Field

Need For Speed Festival

9am - 5pm

The Museum of Flight presents the Need for Speed Festival
Museum of Flight
August 1 -3, 2014

Do you like the roar of jet engines? Do you love seeing the precision, passion and pageantry when the Blue Angels take off? Then you have a need for speed!
The Museum of Flight is once again home to the Blue Angels during their Seafair stay, and it’s your front-row seat to the exciting weekend of sleek jets and roaring engines. This year they’re providing an entire Need for Speed weekend with aircraft and entertainment between the takeoffs and landings of the Navy’s Blue Angels F/A-18 jets and Patriots Jet Team’s L-39s.
The Need For Speed Festival offers all of the Marine Corps exhibits, live outdoor music, food by McCormick and Schmick’s, a beer garden and the best seats in town for the Blue Angels’ thunderous takeoffs (not to mention the C-130 “Fat Albert,” Patriots Jet Team and most of the other Seafair Boeing Air Show aircraft).

9 am to 5 pm
Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
http://www.museumofflight.org/need-for-speed-2014

 

Museum of Flight

Chief Seattle Days

10 am - 10 pm

Chief Seattle Days
August 15, 16, 17
Suquamish, WA

You know the name, now learn the history: The Suquamish Tribe hosts Chief Seattle Days with a traditional salmon bake, canoe races, softball, 5K run, drumming, dancing, and a memorial service at the graveside of Chief Seattle in Suquamish.
Chief Seattle Days was established in 1911 to honor chief Seattle, a famous leader of the Suquamish People for whom the City of Seattle is named.

http://www.suquamish.org

Old Man House Park
17840 S Angeline Ave. NE
Suquamish, WA 98392

Old Man House Park

3-Day Beer Festival

Fri Aug 22, 12pm-10pm Sat Aug 23, 12pm-10pm Sun Aug 24, 12pm-7pm

Seattle International Beerfest
August 22, 23, 24
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion

Are you still on the lookout for the perfect brew? Seattle International Beerfest is a high end 3-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find, exotic beers. Over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries will be on hand, hailing from all over the planet, many from right here in the Pacific NW. Stroll around the beautiful grounds with a cold one as you listen to great bands play all weekend.
What could be better than an ice cold beer on a hot August day?

305 Harrison Street
Seattle,WA 98109

http://www.seattlebeerfest.com/

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion

BAM ARTSFair

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

Bellevue Art Museum Arts Fair
July 25, 26, 27
Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum

Through the BAM Arts Fair, Bellevue has been devoted to bringing some of the nation’s most talented artists to our region, the Fair features thousands of original artworks, including painting, sculpture, fashion, and jewelry.
This is an opportunity to acquire art directly from the makers. You’ll also enjoy live music, artist demonstrations, community art projects, KIDSfair, and complimentary admission to BAM. And for one weekend only, you can legally come and chalk graffiti on NE 6th Street. Plus, view the outstanding works of Gabrielle Abbott as she creates a stunning chalk mural. Located outside of Bellevue Arts Museum. FREE.
BAM ARTSfair is the original, longest-running fair in downtown Bellevue and held in conjunction with two other fairs, the Bellevue Festival of the Arts and 6th Street Fair.
http://www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html

Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum
NE 6th Street and 106th Avenue NE

Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum

Evergreen State Fair in Monroe

FAIR HOURS: 10:00AM - 10:00PM CARNIVAL HOURS: 11:00AM - 11:00PM

 

Evergreen State Fair
August 21 – September 1
Monroe, Washington

Cows and bulls, pigs and sheep, clydesdales and concerts, rodeos and race cars….the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe has it all. This year highlights include Bill Cosby, The Newsboys, The Charlie Daniels Band, a Demolition Derby and Fireworks!
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
http://www.evergreenfair.org

Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sunday show at 7:00 pm Monday show at 7:30 pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson
September 14 & 15, 2014
Paramount Theatre

The host of the critically acclaimed television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will speak in Seattle for two nights in September.
Previously the host of NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, Neil deGrasse Tyson is also a world renowned astrophysicist, physical cosmologist, author, radio host and was even voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine.

 

Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.stgpresents.org

Paramount Theatre

Live at Lunch Concert Series

12-1:30pm

LiveatLunchLogoRGB sized for web_2014Downtown Bellevue’s outdoor concert series will entertain audiences with a top-notch lineup of mostly local Northwest bands every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m., July 8 through September 11. The Bellevue Downtown Association will present 30 free concerts in the 10-week series.

View full outdoor concert series schedule

Various Downtown Bellevue Businesses

Seattle Street Food Festival

Friday, August 8TH 5:00PM - 12:00AM Saturday, August 9TH 12:00PM - 11PM

Seattle Street Food Festival
Friday, August 8TH 5:00PM – 12:00AM
Saturday, August 9TH 12:00PM – 11PM

You’ve heard about Seattle’s amazing street food culture; now sink your teeth into it over two days under the stars all weekend long in Seattle’s own Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Now in its second year, it offers one of Seattle’s largest night market experiences in Capitol Hill in the warm August months.
Cal Anderson Park
Capitol Hill
1635 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

http://www.seattlestfoodfest.com

Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Thursday, September 18 – 7:00 pm Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm Saturday, September 20 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:00 pm Sunday, September 13 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes

Thursday, September 18 – 7:00 pm
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 20 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 21– 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Comcast Arena Everett, WA

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is bringing together performers with extraordinary human athletic abilities and unbelievable animal talent in an all-new production. Unlike the superheroes in comic books and in movies, the Super Circus Heroes in this new production are REAL! There are no special effects, no stunt doubles and no computer generated animations with audiences only a few feet away, witnessing every bulging muscle and every bead of sweat from these real super heroes.
From the power and concentration of the Shaolin Warriors of China to the whirling energy of the high-flying Cuban Comets and the graceful flexibility of the Russian super-vixen Lightning Rods, audiences will see feats they never dreamed were possible! And what Ringling Bros. show would be complete without a menagerie of exotic animals such as dogs, ponies, camels and of course the world famous Ringling Bros. performing pachyderms.
Be sure to arrive one hour early before show time to experience the All Access Pre-Show “Super Circus Hero Training Camp” where families can step onto the arena floor to meet the performers, try on costumes, get an up-close look at the exotic performing animals, learn super human circus skills such as juggling, wire walking, martial arts and much more!

Comcast Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

http://www.comcastarenaeverett.com/

Comcast Arena

Lantern Floating Ceremony

sunset

Lantern ceremony on Green Lake
August 6, 2014
Sunset

The city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. From Hiroshima to Hope promotes peace and remembers victims of war by floating candle-lit lanterns on Green Lake. Assemble lanterns in the afternoon; float them in the evening from the northwest shore. Free admission.

 
Northwest Shore of Green Lake
7312 West Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98103

 
https://www.facebook.com/FromHiroshimaToHope/info

Northwest of Green Lake

Pierce County Fair Celebrates 67 Years

August 7th - 9th, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, August 10th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Pierce County Fair
August 7 – 10
Graham, WA

The Pierce County Fair is a yearly celebration of rural life, agriculture and good ol’ family values. Nestled among the giant firs and green grass of beautiful Frontier Park, thousands make the choice to sit back and enjoy a wide selection of tasty fair food while viewing many of the free entertainment acts and attractions.
This fair is a must see for families with young children where they can see animals, play in Toddler Town and eat everything that a kid and even adults could want at a Fair. Entertainment includes The Kids Pedal Tractor Pull contest, 4-H/FFA members showing their animal projects, as well as Home Arts, Photography, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Mechanical Science and more.
The PIERCE COUNTY FAIR is the link to our agricultural past and our fast paced modern life.

http://www.piercecountyfair.com
Frontier Park
21606 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338

Frontier Park, Graham, WA

Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival

1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
August 9, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tacoma, Washington

Hey Tacoma, how about a block party on Broadway?
Broadway Center will host its second annual Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival on Broadway between 9th & 11th.
Headlining the show is Tacoma born and raised singer-songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson . Her soulful sound combines elements of blues, folk and rock. Stephanie recently appeared as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice. In addition to a great lineup of blues acts, the downtown Tacoma block party will again fill Broadway with 30+ Washington breweries and cideries pouring their most prized libations. Not to mention lots of food vendors….okay, we mentioned it; lots of food!

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
901 Broadway Tacoma WA 98402

http://www.broadwaycenter.org/

 

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Modern Art Exhibit at SAM

Mon-Tue: Closed Wed: 10AM-5PM Thur: 10AM-9PM Fri-Sun: 10AM-5PM

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest
June 19 – September 7
Seattle Art Museum

Meet the mystics—the four artists who, in the late 1930s and ‘40s, became known as the Northwest School of modern art. Fed by one another’s passions and talents, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson sought to create art that consciously responded to the world events around them. All saw art as a form of spiritual quest. All were influenced by the Northwest’s swirling mix of Native American and Asian traditions.
Soon, they were known in New York and across the country—regional artists whose visions, for a time, were universal.
This summer, see these critically acclaimed American modernists at the Seattle Art Museum, which holds one of the largest and finest collections of their work.
Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed: 10AM-5PM
Thur: 10AM-9PM
Fri-Sun: 10AM-5PM
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/modernism

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

 

Seattle Art Museum

Regal Summer Movie Express!


Starting June 24th, join AM 880 KIXI and Regal Cinemas all summer long for the Regal Summer Movie Express!

The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Please see your local theatre for program start date.

Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Week/Movie List:

1 Hotel Transylvania PG 10am
1 The Smurfs 2 PG 10am
2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG 10am
2 The Pirates: Band of Misfits PG 10am
3 Arthur Christmas PG 10am
3 Despicable Me 2 PG 10am
4 The Lego Movie PG 10am
4 Free Birds PG 10am
5 Adventures of TinTin PG 10am
5 Rise of the Guardians PG 10am
6 Kung Fu Panda 2 PG 10am
6 Madagascar 3 PG 10am
7 The Croods PG 10am
7 Epic PG 10am
8 Turbo PG 10am
8 Walking with Dinosaurs PG 10am
9 Mr. Peabody & Sherman PG 10am
9 Rio 2 PG 10am

Participating Theatres:

Regal Auburn Stadium 17 Auburn
Regal Crossroads Stadium 8 Bellevue
Regal Tall Firs 10 Bonney Lake
Regal Everett Stadium 16 & RPX Everett
Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX Lacey
Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX Lakewood
Regal Alderwood Stadium 7 & RPX Lynnwood
Regal Marysville 14 Marysville
Regal South Sound Cinema 10 Port Orchard
Regal Poulsbo Stadium 10 Poulsbo
Regal Longston Place Stadium 14 Puyallup
Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX Renton
Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX Northgate

Admission fee is only $1.

2 movies each week – starting at 10 am

Every theatre will show the same movies every week.

Visit REGMovies.com for more information!

Regal Cinemas

Eliane Elias

Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Eliane Elias
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Thu, Sep 25 – Sun, Sep 28, 2014

KIXI artist Eliane Elias brings her Grammy-nominated talents to Jazz Alley this September. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills.
Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.
Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

 

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Mountaineers Be Wild Speaker & Film Series

7:00 pm

Be Wild Speaker & Film Series
July 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Mountaineers Program Center, Seattle

Bring the outdoors in! Meet world–renowned wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick (frequent contributor to National Geographic) and debut photographer Steven Gnam as they explore the astonishing wonders of a very special public lands treasure in the northern Rocky Mountains. Steven Gnam will take us into the very heart and soul of the wildest Rockies: Having explored the area since he was a young child, he’s traveled by foot, ski, crampon, and bike — even at times snorkeling alongside trout under bone–chilling water–across thousands of miles to showcase the spirit of a region called the Crown of the Continent.
Their multi-media presentation will explore the surprising connections between culture, history, communities, and the great outdoors in one of the world’s most majestic regions.

https://www.mountaineers.org/productions/bewild
Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Mountaineers Program Center

Seafair Summer Fourth

Noon - 11:00 pm

Seafair Summer Fourth
Gas Works Park & Lake Union Park
July 4, 2014 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate our nation’s independence in style at the Seafair Summer Fourth! Gas Works Park will be filled with all-American fun, including games and live music throughout the day. Enjoy festival-style food booths and an incredible fireworks show set to a music sound track.
This year Seafair is introducing a whole new area of the Seafair Summer Fourth at Lake Union Park for a more tailored experience. Food and wine vendors will feature epicurean bites for you to enjoy as you relax and celebrate our country’s independence. There is a reserved seating option in this area that includes premium viewing of the Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks show to conclude the evening.
http://www.seafair.com/caldetl.aspx?ID=498
2101 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103

Gas Works Park & Lake Union Park

Scandinavian Festival

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Scandinavian Festival
SUNDAY, JUNE 29th
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Kenmore, Washington

Midsommarfest, as presented by Skandia Folkdance Society, is a traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice, recreated in as authentic a manner as possible, complete with the 2:30 p.m. raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole. Spectators are invited to help hoist the 45-foot pole with their muscles or cheers, and then to join in the rousing långdans (serpentine running dance) around the pole, accompanied by the stirring music of massed musicians. Participation dancing follows on the main stage while entertainment, food, crafts activities and good times continue throughout the park grounds.
St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr NE Kenmore, WA 98028
http://www.skandia-folkdance.org/midsommarfest.html

St. Edward State Park, Kenmore, WA

Medieval festival

Noon - 5:00 pm, Feast begins at 5:00 pm

Medieval festival
June 28 – 29, 2014 Noon – 5 pm
Carnation, WA

Have you ever want to step back in time and leave cell phones, the internet and the 21st century behind? Maybe you ought to try the 14th century.
The lord of Camlann invites you to attend his Midsomer Festival, with summer games, puppetry, magic, crafts, archery, and minstrelsy. Come to Somersetshire, ancient realm of Arthur the king, as our morning trumpet & charter proclamation open the village gates upon the colorful world of Chaucer’s England in 1376. The pace is leisurely: everything does not happen at once. The scale is small, intimate. Stay for the Feast at 5:00 pm.
http://camlann.org/
Camlann, 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation WA 98014

Camlann Medieval Village

Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays

June 16 at 7PM

Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays – Significant Silents of 1928
June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine street, Seattle

Silent_Movies_TraderJoes_0614_1_600x840The Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays series returns to The Paramount with Significant Silents of 1928. The Seattle Theatre (renamed Paramount Theatre in 1930) opened its doors to the public in 1928. The feature films of this spring’s series promise to transport you back in time, one Monday at a time, beginning June 9th with the first film shown at the theater when it opened in 1928 – Feel My Pulse, starring Bebe Daniels.

Enjoy a glittering recreation of the film’s opening at The Paramount. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on June 9th, the opening event will feature a red carpet with flash photographer, vintage cars outside the main entrance, and a vintage costume parade, vintage movie posters in the lobby, a photo booth, and swing dancers jigging to classic Jazz Age tunes played by The Paramount’s original player piano.

The first 100 people in line on June 9th will pay only 50 cents for the movie.

Dress in late 20s-era garb – one male and one female will be selected as Best Vintage Dressed Patron. The film will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an on-stage welcome by a character portraying 1920s Seattle mayor, Bertha Knight Landes, Seattle’s first and only female mayor.

Feel My Pulse, Show People, and The Wind will each be accompanied by Jim Riggs on The Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. The Circus will be shown on 35mm, featuring Charlie Chaplin’s original recorded music score for the film.

After each film, patrons are invited to meet in the Paramount lobby bar for CineClub, an open discussion led by a film expert. Explore the silent film industry, trivia and information on the stars, directors, and more!

All films begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general public, $5 for seniors and students (not including fees). www.STGpresents.org

June 9, 2014
Feature – Feel My Pulse, starring Bebe Daniels
Short – Steamboat Willie, the first released short of Disney’s Mickey Mouse

June 16, 2014
Feature – Show People, starring Marion Davies
Short – Plane Crazy, the first produced short of Disney’s Mickey Mouse

June 23, 2014
Feature – The Wind, starring Lillian Gish

June 30, 2014
Feature – The Circus, starring Charlie Chaplin
*note that this celebrates the Centennial of the appearance of Chaplin’s Little Tramp.
Short – Kid Auto Races of Venice (1914), the first appearance of Chaplin’s Little Tramp

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Paramount Theatre

Greenwood Car Show

8 am - 4 pm

Greenwood Car Show
June 28, 8 am to 4 pm
Greenwood & Phinney Neighborhoods

If you love car shows, this is the Grandaddy of ’em all!
For 20-plus years, the Greenwood Car Show has happened on the last Saturday of June along Greenwood Avenue North in the Greenwood and Phinney neighborhoods of Seattle where hundreds and hundreds of rolling works of art go on display and tens of thousands of enthusiasts and spectators walk and gawk all day long. More than 24 local car clubs and associations will be on hand for the Greenwood Car Show.
The Greenwood Knights Car Club produces this event for everyone who enjoys classic rides and to support a variety of local nonprofits and automotive scholarships.
http://www.greenwoodcarshow.com/

Greenwood & Phinney Neighborhoods

Summer Drive-In Movie Series

Parking for the show starts 4:30 PM, with showtime at dusk (around 9 PM).

Summer Drive-In Movie Series
Lemay, America’s Car Museum
Tacoma
Saturdays June 21, July 26, August 16

Combine your love of cars and car movies! Bring a carload of family and friends for drive-in movies on the Haub Family Showfield where the cars are the stars!
Watch in your car or from a blanket or chair on the ACM lawn. Either option will give you a great view of the 40-foot outdoor screen!
Parking for the show starts 4:30 PM, with showtime at dusk (around 9 PM).
Grab dinner at the food tent, with food and beverage provided by Pacific Grill.
Last year’s series proved to be very popular, so be sure to arrive early to reserve your spot!
This event is FREE to the public, but donations are accepted. Museum admission is NOT included.
2014 Drive-In Movie Schedule:
Saturday, June 21 – Cars
Saturday, July 26 – Smokey and the Bandit
Saturday, August 16 – American Graffiti

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/

Car Show 4 Kids

9am to 4pm, registration between 9am to 1pm, awards at 3pm

2nd Annual Car Show 4 Kids
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 , 9am to 4pm,
Coastal Farm & Ranch   Auburn, WA

Show off your favorite, car, truck, or motorcycle. All makes and models welcome!
Door Prizes! Raffles! Music! Miss South Sound Suzy Pin Up Contest and Bake Sale. And lots of Fun!!
Dash Plaques for the first 50 entered and trophies awarded at 3PM.
We had around 100 cars last year and are hoping to have a lot more this year.
This is a fundraiser car show to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
$15 pre registration fee / $20 at the gate
registration between 9am to 1pm, awards at 3pm
www.facebook.com/carshow4kids

Coastal Farm & Ranch parking lot

Mavis Staples & Marc Cohn

6pm

Mavis Staples/Marc Cohn
June 22 6pm – 8pm
Woodland Park Zoo

Soul/gospel legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples brings her delta-inflected gospel sound to Seattle.
Pairing up with soulful balladeer Marc Cohn, this will be a night of inspiring music.
http://www.zoo.org/zootunes#.U3_kOyiW-Ds

Woodland Park Zoo

Taste of Tacoma

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

Taste of Tacoma
June 27-29
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA

It’s is the Ultimate Family Picnic!
For one weekend out of the year, the hard work and creativity of restaurant owners and their chefs become center stage at the Taste of Tacoma. 29 restaurant booths and over 20 food product companies will participate in this year’s Taste providing a variety of ethnic cuisine as well as the all-American favorites.
Be sure to stop by the Taste Wine & Roses Garden – an expanded wine-tasting event featuring over 10 wineries, live jazz performances and savory food in the most beautiful area at the Taste; the beautiful rose garden on the west boarder of the event grounds just behind the Comedy Club.
http://www.tasteoftacoma.com/

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Slug Fest

9:30 am - 5 pm

Slug Fest
Northwest Trek, Eatonville
June 21 – June 22 9:30 am – 5 pm

Slug Fest reigns supreme as one of the zaniest weekends of the year at Northwest Trek. Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about the Pacific Northwest’s most valuable and misunderstood mollusk: the yellow-greenish banana slug. The whole family will have fun with slug-themed games, crafts, and presentations!
http://www.nwtrek.org/calendar/index.php?cid=965

 

 

Northwest Trek

Fremont Fair

Sat. 11 am - 11pm, Sun. 11 am - 6 pm

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Fremont Fair
June 21 & 22 Sat. 11 am – 11pm, Sun. 11 am – 6 pm
Leary Way NW & N 36th Street

Ready to celebrate the beginning of summer? Head on down to the center of the known universe, Fremont!
The Fremont Fair, celebrating its 43rd year, is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. The event, a celebration of Fremont’s “delibertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) culture, is comprised of three free-spirited traditions: the Solstice Fair, the Solstice Parade, and the inagural Solstice Concert Series.
From an Art Car Show, a Dog Parade, Live Music, street vendors and artists, lots of food and drink, to the annual Solstice Parade; the Fremont Fair is the place where you are “free to be peculiar”.
This one can be a bit risque with the tradition of nude cyclists starting the parade, so be fore warned.
http://fremontfair.org/

Fremont

The Beach Boys

7:00 pm

The Beach Boys
Saturday, August 30, 2014 7 pm
Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA

Nothing says summer like an evening with KIXI artist the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys are America’s first, best rock band. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the  Hot 100. They have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

http://www.snocasino.com/

Snoqualmie Casino

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

7:30 pm

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
November 13 – 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Join KIXI artist and legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert with Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall for four nights at Jazz Alley. Few people have made as much of an impact on the world of music as Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall. From The Tijuana Brass to founding A & M Records not to mention his five No. 1 albums, 28 albums on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums.
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Jane Monheit

7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Jane Monheit
August 21-24
Jazz Alley, Seattle

KIXI artist Jane Monheit brings her Grammy-nominated talents to Jazz Alley this August. The acclaimed vocalist’s talent can be felt in her wide- ranging choice of material, in the unique arrangements, and in her own fearless performances and interpretations.
Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Jazz Alley

Curtis Stigers

7:30 pm

Curtis Stigers
August 5 & 6, 2014
7:30 pm
Jazz Alley, Seattle

Curtis Stigers is a singer, saxophonist and songwriter and he is bringing his Rockin’ Jazz to Seattle.
It turns out that that the lines between jazz, pop, soul, rock, blues, and even country are not as clearly defined as they may seem, and Curtis Stigers fuses them all with an inspired marriage of viscral clout and intellectual savvy.

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Jazz Alley

Asleep At The Wheel

7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Asleep At The Wheel
Monday, July 7 2014 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Jazz Alley

They’re the Kings of Western Swing and they’re swinging through Seattle for one night only.
Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. They got their kicks on Route 66 and they’ve been entertaining America for more than 40 years. These days the band continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with their play, “A Ride with Bob.”

http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/

Jazz Alley

Fenders on Front Street

8 am - 3 pm

Fenders on Front Street
Vintage Car Show
June 15

What to do with Dad this year on Father’s Day ? (for free)
How about a classic car show?
The Downtown Issaquah Association is hosting the 9th Annual Fenders on Front Street Car Show – Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014.
This will be another great year with car owners from across the state showing off their classic cars. There will be live music by Kaleidoscope School of Music, family activities, and a trophy and awards ceremony with MC Lance Lambert. Vinyl Radio will be broadcasting your favorite tunes all day long with Jeff Shade, the host of syndicated show Talk About Cars airing Sunday mornings. The afternoon will culminate with an afternoon cruise to Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In.

http://www.fendersonfrontstreet.com/

Downtown Issaquah

Elton John in Concert

8:00 pm

Elton John
And His Band “All The Hits” Tour
September 27
Key Arena

He is one of pop musics most beloved entertainers and now is your chance to hear all of his hits live!
Elton John and his band return to Key Arena on September 27th as part of the
“All The Hits” tour. This is only a 10-city tour and will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

8:00 pm

http://www.keyarena.com/

Key Arena

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Dinner 6:30 pm / Show 8 pm

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Admiral Theatre, Bremerton
Saturday, June 7, 2014

 

Something tells us you’ll be into something good when KIXI artist Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone visits Bremerton’s historic Admiral Theatre.Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Rock’s premier raconteur 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.

http://admiraltheatre.org/

Admiral Theatre

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

May 30 3 p.m. until 10 p.m., May 31 11 a.m. until 10 p.m, June 1 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Edmonds waterfront festival
May 30 – June 1, 2014
Marina Beach Park

Get down to the 27th annual Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival. You’ll enjoy a variety of music including Jazz, Irish Folk, Classic Rock, and R&B. Lots of arts and crafts, kids’ activities and rides, food, a beer garden, and classic yacht show. The Festival is a fund raising event by Edmonds Rotary Club for charitable purposes.  $3 admission charge. Children 12 and under free.
http://www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com/index.htm

Marina Beach Park

NW Folklife Festival

Friday - Sunday 11 am - 10 pm, Monday 11 am - 9 pm

Folklife Festival
May 23 – 26
Seattle Center

One of Seattle’s favorite get togethers…it’s time again for Folklife!
The Northwest Folklife Festival fills the Seattle Center grounds each Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate traditional arts with hundreds of dance and musical performances, workshops, and panels from around the world. And did we mention food?  Get ready to travel the world with all of the delicious food options at the Festival!
This is truly fun for the whole family. Still free, but a donation is suggested.
http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/

Seattle Center

The Eagles Live

8 pm

Eagles
Aug 25, 8pm
Tacoma Dome

If you never got around to seeing this legend of rock and roll, now’s your chance!  HISTORY OF THE EAGLES tour is coming to Tacoma and The Eagles will perform classics spanning their career as well as songs featured in History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary.  The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics spanning their career including “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of My Love” and “Take It Easy.” Hits from band members’ solo catalogs will also be featured during the evening.  http://www.eaglesband.com/

Tacoma Dome

Seattle Maritime Festival

May 10, 11 AM - 4 PM May 11, 11 AM - 4 PM

Seattle Maritime Festival
May 8-11
Pier 66 and South Lake Union

This is a long time favorite for Seattleites: The Maritime Festival.  Don’t miss the boat when the world’s largest tugboat race thunders along the Downtown Seattle Waterfront! Enjoy the Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off. Check out the workboat parade, survival suit races, a boat building competition, vessel tours, sea-air rescue demonstration, free harbor tours, Kids and Family FunZone, Stories of the Sea, Maritime Career Day and a container ship full of family fun.  Most of the public activities take place on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pier 66/Bell Harbor Marina, on the Downtown Seattle Waterfront, and on Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Lake Union Park. There is no admission charge.  Seattle Maritime Festival

Bell Street Pier/Pier 66

Washington Brewers Festival

June 13 4-9:30pm June 14 11am-9pm June 15 11am-6pm

Washington Brewers Festival
Friday, June 13 4-9:30pm (21+ Only)
Saturday, June 14 11am-9pm (Families Welcome)
Sunday, June 15 11am-6pm (Families Welcome)

Treat your Dad on Father’s day to what he really wants….Beer.
The Washington Brewer’s festival is a unique all-age beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados and families gather to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. This year’s event will feature over 300 different beers from 88 different Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers great food, live music stage, brewer’s keg toss, root beer garden, kids area, craft booths, wine and cider tasting.
King County’s Marymoor Park
6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE
Redmond, WA 98052
http://washingtonbeer.com/

Marymoor Park

Cruisin’ Car Show

May 25, 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. May 26, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Car Show
Sunday May 25, Crusie:1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Dance: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday May 26, Show & Shine: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

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 Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis. Free, except the dance. http://www.seattlerod-tiques.com/Default.aspx

Colby Avenue, Downtown Everett

Mom & Me at The Zoo

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Mom & Me at the Zoo
May 10, 9:30 am – 3 pm
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Is brunch every year getting to be a little routine for you and your Mother? This year, celebrate Mother’s Day with the 24th annual Mom & Me at the Zoo. Moms receive half price admission to the zoo and the whole family will enjoy lots of fun activities on the North Meadow. www.zoo.org

Woodland Park Zoo

Historic Train Ride

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Father’s Ride Free
June 14 & 15
Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Ttreat your dad to a special train ride aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad this Father’s Day weekend. Fathers ride free when accompanied by their paying children – of any age! Enjoy views of the Cascade foothills, Snoqualmie Falls and the Snoqualmie Valley as you relax aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s antique coaches. Bring the whole family! www.trainmuseum.org

Northwest Railway Museum

Old Time Radio Show

Sat, May 17, 8:00PM - Sun, May 18, 2:00PM

Radio Show
Sat, May 17, 8:00PM – Sun, May 18, 2:00PM
Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020

Back by popular demand from The Edmonds Driftwood Players! It’s Good Ol’ Times Radio Show part two.
This simulated radio broadcast special presentation includes an exciting episode from the new Harry Nile series featuring the voice talent of Larry Albert.
http://www.driftwoodplayers.com/

Wade James Theatre

Kenny G

7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Kenny G
May 8 – May 11
7:30 PM, and 9:30 PM
Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue

Seattle WA 98121

You know him, you love him. He’s the man with the sweet soprano sax sound and the long curly hair that won’t quit: Seattle’s own Kenny G! (The G must stand for Grammy)
His recording career spans almost three decades, 23 albums and 75 million records sold. He has seamlessly grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as one of the premiere artists in contemporary music. http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/index.jsp

Jazz Alley

Armed Forces Day

10:00am - 6:00pm

Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 17, 10am-6pm
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Want to climb on a tank? Clamber aboard a helicopter? Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s annual open house is fun and educational for the whole family.  This is your chance to get up close to live historical reenactments with real cannon fire, historical and modern military vehicles; and lots of music, vendors, and carnival rides.  As always, it’s absolutely free to get in.  http://www.jblmmwr.com/armedforcesday/

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Pet Expo

10:00am - 6:00pm

Pet Expo
Saturday, April 26, 10am-6pm
Seattle Center
The Seattle Pet Expo is the perfect place to get all of your pet needs and questions answered.  There will be tons of exhibitors on hand with fabulous prizes and fun for both the two-legged and four-legged. Plenty of live entertainment will be on hand too, with obedience and agility demonstrations, author readings and book signings.  This is also a Mega-Adoption event with dozens of Rescue groups on hand to help you find the perfect pet.  Your pet is welcome too.  Look for free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm & flea preventatives.  http://seattlepetexpo.com/

Seattle Center

Stars on Ice

4:00pm

The Olympic experience doesn’t have to end. See the U.S. Figure Skating Team – Straight from Sochi!  Experience the passion and relive the spirit of the U.S. Figure Skating Team as they celebrate their performances from the 2014 Winter Games!

All over the world, Stars on Ice continues to prove itself as the world’s premier ice show by offering a unique skating, musical, and visual experience to each and every audience.  Stars on Ice continues to be unique among ice shows, not only with its high profile of skating’s most prominent stars, but a level of production second to none. The creative team of Stars on Ice has won four Emmy Awards for Choreography and Costume Design.  There’s even a chance to meet the Skaters after the Show at a special Meet and Greet! http://www.starsonice.com/welcome.html

Key Arena

Professional Rodeo

7:30pm

Just how long is eight seconds? It can seem a lifetime when you’re on the back of a 2000 pound angry, snorting, kicking bull!  The Professional Roughstock Series comes to the northwest featuring three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding.  Yeehaw, Ride ‘em Cowboy!

http://comcastarenaeverett.com/

Comcast Arena

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett

7:30pm

Laughter and Reflection, is Carol Burnett’s national tour featuring “off-the-cuff” banter with the audience that grew out of the question-and-answer sessions she shared with her studio audience on each episode of The Carol Burnett Show. As a weekly visitor in America’s living rooms, she always opened her show with a few minutes of hilarious banter with the audience. This is a rare opportunity to talk to Carol in the same enjoyable and intimate audience-interactive format. Come with your questions and share in the fun with one of the country’s most loved and respected performers.

It’s a conversation with Carol where you ask the questions! http://www.stgpresents.org/paramount/

Paramount Theater

Opening Day of Boating Season

10:00am

Opening Day of Boating Season
May 3, Races 10 am, Parade of Boats 12 pm
Montlake Cut, Portage Bay, Seattle

Watch boats parade through the Montlake Cut near The University of Washington on opening day of boating season from 12 – 2:30 p.m. The exhibitions start at 10:00 with Dragon boats, crew races and lots of floating festivities for a fun filled free-for-all.  http://www.seattleyachtclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=293496&ssid=174524&vnf=1

Seattle’s Portage Bay

Exhibit Opening/meet the artist

4:30pm

Celebrate the 2013-2014 Brink Award recipient; Seattle artist Anne Fenton. The Brink is awarded to emerging artists under age 35, working in the northwest that are “on the brink” of a professional career. You can join the artist for a casual after-hours viewing party insider her exhibition. The program will include sights and sounds pulled from a variety of sources – from commercial recordings to collections culled from the artist’s own work. Fenton’s work is fresh, bold, and representative of the artist’s personal interests, as well as the concerns of its generation.  Exhibit runs March 1 – June 15  www.henryart.org

Henry Art Gallery

the Temptations

7:00pm

There was no sound smoother in the 60s and 70s than the slick choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe of The Temptations. Highly influential to pop, R&B and soul music The Temptations entertained a generation from My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, and Just My Imagination, to Get Ready, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, and I’m Losing You.
www.snocasino.com

Snoqualmie Casino

Bunny Express

10:00am

All trains 10AM, 12:45PM and 3:30PM

Cost: $31 for adults with discounts for youth, senior, military and AAA

The Easter Bunny has been spotted in Mineral! Bring the family out for some good ole fashion fun culminating with an egg hunt. Catch the train at the depot in Elbe, WA, where you’ll be whisked away on a vintage steam engine through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier. Children have a chance to hunt for eggs filled with treats with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny Express fills up fast, so hop to it and reserve your tickets early. And parents—don’t forget to bring your camera and something to gather eggs in! Call 888-STEAM-11 or visit www.mrsr.com to place reservations.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Crab Races and Crab Feed

10:00am

If you like a race that’s a little slower-paced and more organic? Head to Westport where after cheering on the winners and losers, you can eat them!

The Dungeness Crab is known by shellfish aficionados as the tastiest of all crab and the 2nd annual Westport Crab Derby, Crab Races and Crab Feed is the place to find out what they’re talking about.  http://www.westportgrayland-chamber.org/calendar.php

Westport, WA

Bunny Bounce and Easter Baskets for Animals

9:30am

This one is perfect for the whole family; just hop, skip and jump your way to Woodland Park Zoo for the 13th annual Bunny Bounce. You’ll find amazing egg hunts for children ages 1-8, crafts, bunny encounters, and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space may be limited. Each egg hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis.  The animals will partake in the fun too. Gorillas, elephants, grizzlies and more nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats.  http://zoo.org

Woodland Park Zoo

Diana Krall

8:00pm

Contemporary jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall took the pop world by storm in the 1990s, often echoing early swinging simplicity in her work. The sensual voice of this Nanaimo, B.C. native is just what the doctor ordered, whether she’s putting her own take on pop standards or a giving a sultry slant to a contemporary song co-written with her husband Elvis Costello, Diana Krall is the new queen of smooth vocals. Not to mention easy on the eyes!  http://www.stgpresents.org/paramount/

Paramount Theater

Motorcycle Racing

12:30pm

Do you like to watch daredevils on two wheels? Get down to CenturyLink Field to see the Northwest stop of AMA Supercross. These guys go full throttle on the custom designed dirt track in CenturyLink field with steep jumps and whoop-de-doos and handlebar banging, high-flying action.  Plus you and the kids have a chance to meet the riders and get autographs at the Pit Party before the racing starts. http://www.supercrossonline.com/Events/2014/04/12/Seattle,_WA/

Centurylink Field & Event Center

the Spinners

7:00pm

Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? …With legendary R & B group The Spinners, yes!
Game People Play, The Rubberband Man, Then Came You, I’ll Be Around, Working My Way Back To You…the list goes on and on when The Spinners sing their gold record repertoire.  www.snocasino.com

Snoqualmie Casino

Michael McDonald

8:30pm

From his part in The Doobie Brothers to his solo work, Michael McDonald is the master of “Blue-eyed Soul” and has garnered five Grammy awards during his long and distinguished career.  His soulful baritone is one of the most distinct voices in all of pop music and he will no doubt be counted as one of America’s most beloved singers and songwriters. http://www.emeraldqueen.com/

Emerald Queen Casino I-5

Kenmore Hydroplane Cup: The Return of the Sammamish Slough Race

10:00am

It’s the return of an institution….well, not quite. The original race, known as the “Slough Race,” was wildly popular between 1928 and 1976 and drew crowds of spectators between 40,000 and 80,000. The inaugural Kenmore Hydroplane Cup event revs up on April 5. The event will be held on the north end of Lake Washington at the newly remodeled Kenmore Boat Launch and Log Boom Park. The timed exhibition race will feature a variety of boats including two cylinder and three-and-up cylinder boats, Native American war canoes, junior hydroplanes, and RC hydroplane demonstration. Competitors will race one or two boats at a time up the Sammamish River, navigate around the challenging oval course and back to the Kenmore Boat Launch.  http://www.kenmorewa.gov/Page.aspx?cid=442

Kenmore Boat Launch

Train Season Opens

10:00am

All aboard!  Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a unique living history experience that has been a part of western Washington since 1957.
Other trains take you to another location; at the Northwest Railway Museum you can catch a train to another time where you’ll experience how railroads influenced settlement and everyday life in Washington State. Full passenger round- trip excursions are 75 minutes long and begin on Saturday, April 5th. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot while following in the footsteps of more than 1 million travellers who have passed through its doors since 1890.  www.trainmuseum.org   

Northwest Railway Museum

Daffodil Festival & Parades

10:00am

The Daffodil Festival will be celebrating its 81st year during the 2014 festival season with the Daffodil Parade being the highlight of Festival Week.  The parade travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of over 150 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units.  Floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils and the parade is a bridge that links one generation to another.  http://thedaffodilfestival.org/events/daffodil-parade/

Tacoma, WA

John Pizzarelli Quartet

July 31st, 2014 7:30pm - August 3rd, 2014 7:30pm

Join KIXI artist John Pizzarelli and his band at one of Seattle’s best venues for live music; Jazz Alley. You’ll enjoy Pizzarelli’s swinging interpretations of jazz standards, as well as his own compositions, some of which have achieved a sort of modern “standard” status in their own right. http://www.jazzalley.com

Dimitrious Jazz Alley

Ramsey Lewis

May 22nd, 2014 7:30pm to May 25th, 2014 7:30pm

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes legendary pianist and KIXI artist Ramsey Lewis with Special Guest vocalist Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire.  Ramsey Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four. At 15 he joined his first jazz band, and he’s been entertaining us ever since. Philip Baily, noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, has won seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  http://www.jazzalley.com

 

Dimitrious Jazz Alley

Musical Theatre: The Tutor

May 2nd, 2014 8:00pm - May 25th, 2014 8:00pm

How about taking in a bright and witty new musical? The Tutor, presented by Village Theatre will play both in Issaquah and Everett.  One aspiring young novelist thinks he has discovered the formula for success: slaving over his novel in the morning and tutoring rich kids in the afternoon to pay the bills. Unfortunately, his characters are starting to develop attitudes of their own. But muses can come in the least expected places, and his latest “cash cow” student, a sullen 16-year-old from the Upper Eastside, just might have the key to his success. Set to a fun and energetic pop score, this new musical comedy is filled with family drama, creative angst, and romantic blunders that will leave you smiling. www.villagetheatre.org

Everett Performing Arts Center

Sesame Street Live

May 2nd, 2014 7:00pm - May 4th, 2014 7:00pm

Grab your family, neighbors, kids, and grandkids and enjoy a family fun day with everyone’s favorite characters.  Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street pals welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! www.comcastarenaeverett.com/Events.ashx?p=1098

Comcast Arena

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 25th, 2014 10:00am - April 27th, 2014 4:00pm

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. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, and games. This year’s feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production.  http://seattlecenter.com/festal/detail.aspx?id=4

Seattle Center

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

April 24th, 2014 10:00am - May 4th, 2014 6:00pm

If you’re looking for an excuse to find sunshine and fun, it’s just over Steven’s pass.  The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee offers apple pie, arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival, parade, and run.  http://www.appleblossom.org/

Wenatchee

Beer & Scotch Festival

April 19th, 2014 10:00am - April 20th, 2014 5:00pm

Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience you’ve been looking for. Hop Scotch hosts the ultimate pop-up bar complete with tailor made tasting experiences certain to delight every guest’s palate. Riding off of the success of local craft micro-brewers, the last couple of years have seen the rise of local distilleries. Both breweries and distilleries use the abundance of quality in-state ingredients to create top of the line products.  Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s community grant programs. http://www.hopscotchtasting.com/

Fremont Studios

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

April 18th, 2014 7:00pm - May 18th, 2014 7:00pm

Set amidst campus politics, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a provocative dark comedy that examines why we are sometimes cruelest to those we love most. George and Martha (theatre’s most dysfunctional couple) invite young Nick and Honey over for a nightcap. The evening devolves into an exercise of wits, a war of words in which the past is fair game. This modern American classic still has the power to surprise and exhilarate modern audiences. https://www.seattlerep.org/

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 10th, 2014 2:15pm - April 13th, 2014 7:00pm

With enduring hits including “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction” and “Moonlight Serenade,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the great icons of American Popular song. Don’t miss your chance to hear this legendary ensemble when they perform five shows in Seattle this April.

It’s another great show from the Seattle Pops Series.

Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 11 at 8 pm, Saturday, April 12 at 2 & 8 pm, Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm.  www.seattlesymphony.org

Benaroya Hall

Puyallup Spring Fair

April 10th, 2014 10:00am - April 13th, 2014 5:00pm

Get ready to shake off your winter blues at Washington’s biggest celebration of Spring, the Washington State Spring Fair. Welcome in the spring with baby animal exhibits, elicious fair treats like scones and elephant ears, tons of free entertainment including racing pigs, leaping DockDogs and dancing horses, and learn new gardening tips and tricks at the Garden Show. Plus, see cars smashing at the Slamfest Demolition Derby and Monster Truck shows, and get sick whirl and twirl on some of your favorite rides! http://www.thefair.com/spring-fair/

Puyallup Fairgrounds

Tulip Festival

April 1st, 2014 10:00am - April 30th, 2014 5:00pm

One of the most beautiful places in the northwest is the Skagit Valley in April.

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival should be on everyone’s bucket list!

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 corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture.

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. These too are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.

http://www.tulipfestival.org/site

Skagit Valley

Best of the Northwest Arts & Craft show

March 29th, 2014 10:00am to March 30th, 2014 5:00pm

The Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show has hundreds of artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures.

Colorful scarves, wonderful wall art, glittering glass, bright garden decor and more at Magnuson Park! Celebrate spring with locally made art and fine craft to enrich your life. Talk with the artists and peruse their latest work while enjoying live music and great food. Cisco Morris is a special guest speaker at 1pm Sunday.

Parking is free.

Accompanied children 12 and under are free.

http://www.nwartalliance.com/index.html

Warren G. Magnuson Park, Hanger 30

Taste Washington

March 29th, 2014 10:00am - March 30th, 2014 4:00pm

Are you a fan of the grape? Taste Washington features over 225 wineries, making it the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. With fantastic new wineries opening all the time, Washington is also one of the fastest growing wine regions in the world. The weekend features educational wine seminars as well as a Chef’s Stage featuring top local and national chefs cooking live on-site in a state-of-the-art kitchen built right on the Taste show floor. Come taste your favorites and experience something new.

http://tastewashington.org/wineries-2014/

Centurylink Field & Event Center

Emerald City Comicon

March 28th, 2014 10:00am - March 30th, 2014 5:00pm

Have you ever wanted to dress up like a zombie or a superhero (and not feel out of place?) Here’s your chance.  Emerald City Comicon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the pacific northwest! Meet Nichelle Nichols and Michael Dorn; Star Trek’s Uhura and Worf. Meet actors from The Walking Dead, Dr. Who and The Simpsons. Meet writers, authors and artists. Get that autograph you’ve longed for all these years. http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

Washington State Convention Center

Musical Theatre: The Tutor

March 20th, 2014 8:00pm - April 27th, 2014 8:00pm

How about taking in a bright and witty new musical? The Tutor, presented by Village Theatre will play both in Issaquah and Everett.  One aspiring young novelist thinks he has discovered the formula for success: slaving over his novel in the morning and tutoring rich kids in the afternoon to pay the bills. Unfortunately, his characters are starting to develop attitudes of their own. But muses can come in the least expected places, and his latest “cash cow” student, a sullen 16-year-old from the Upper Eastside, just might have the key to his success. Set to a fun and energetic pop score, this new musical comedy is filled with family drama, creative angst, and romantic blunders that will leave you smiling. www.villagetheatre.org

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

The Suit

March 19th, 2014 7:00pm - April 6th, 2014 7:00pm

Legendary director Peter Brook (The Tragedy of Hamlet, 2001) brings to the stage a parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. Combining a rich musical score with a remarkably simple staging, The Suit follows a cuckolded husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his wife: he asks that she treat her lover’s abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. At once charming and disquieting, The Suit has been called “pretty close to perfect” by The New York Times. Presented in association with Seattle Theatre Group..  Contains mature themes.  www.seattlerep.org

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Disney’s The Lion King

March 12th, 2014 8:00pm - April 6th, 2014 8:00pm

If you liked the Academy Award winning film, you’ll love the Tony Award winning Broadway musical version of Disney’s The Lion King.  Let your imagination run wild with Simba, Mufasa, Nala, and Scar as you witness the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life with visual images you’ll remember forever. You’ll feel the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”  www.stgpresents.org/

Paramount Theater

John Pizzarelli Quartet

July 31st, 2014 7:30pm - August 3rd, 2014 7:30pm

Join KIXI artist John Pizzarelli and his band at one of Seattle’s best venues for live music; Jazz Alley. You’ll enjoy Pizzarelli’s swinging interpretations of jazz standards, as well as his own compositions, some of which have achieved a sort of modern “standard” status in their own right. http://www.jazzalley.com

Dimitrious Jazz Alley

Ramsey Lewis

May 22nd, 2014 7:30pm - May 25th, 2014 7:30pm

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes legendary pianist and KIXI artist Ramsey Lewis with Special Guest vocalist Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire.  Ramsey Lewis began taking piano lessons at the age of four. At 15 he joined his first jazz band, and he’s been entertaining us ever since. Philip Baily, noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, has won seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  http://www.jazzalley.com

Dimitrious Jazz Alley

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 10th, 2014 2:15pm - April 13th, 2014 7:00pm

With enduring hits including “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction” and “Moonlight Serenade,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the great icons of American Popular song. Don’t miss your chance to hear this legendary ensemble when they perform five shows in Seattle this April.

It’s another great show from the Seattle Pops Series.

Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 11 at 8 pm, Saturday, April 12 at 2 & 8 pm, Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm.  www.seattlesymphony.org

Benaroya Hall

Little Shop of Horrors

March 8th, 2014 8:00pm - June 15th, 2014 8:00pm

ACT kicks off their 2014 season with a co-production of Little Shop of Horrors with The 5th Avenue Theatre.  This delightfully demented comedy featuring the hapless lovers Seymour and Audrey and an unforgettable man-eating plant blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown into a hilarious send-up of B-movie horror flicks.   http://acttheatre.org/

ACT Theatre

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band

7:00pm

If you’ve ever wanted to join a Beatle in a sing-a-long, wait no longer. Ringo will have everyone on their feet to join him on “Yellow Submarine” in the summer heat at the winery.  From his early days with The Beatles to his solo career, has has given us songs we all know and love, including “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You’re Sixteen,” “The No No Song,” and many more.

Here’s your chance to see a true legend of music.  http://www.ringostarr.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Cher

8:00pm

It’s now official. Seattle’s Key Arena will be included in Cher’s “Dressed To Kill” 49 city North American Tour on June 28.  Cher’s contributions to music, television and film earned her the nickname “The Goddess of Pop”.  She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades, from I Got You Babe, and Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, to Believe; Cher is known as the World’s Number One Pop Icon for good reason. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Cher-tickets/artist/734742

Key Arena

James Taylor

8:00pm

He is one of America’s iconic singer-songwriters. Seattle has a chance to spend an unforgettable night with James Taylor. As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002.  He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.  www.keyarena.com/events/detail/james-taylor

Key Arena

Lionel Richie

8:00pm

The hits will be coming “All Night Long” as five time Grammy winner Lionel Richie brings his smooth style to Seattle’s Key Arena.  Currently on his world-wide “All The Hits” tour, Multi-platinum selling Lionel Richie has sold out venues across the globe in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. The hit-filled show will feature songs from the Commodores to today; so prepare to be completely entertained at the summer’s biggest concert.   www.livenation.com

Key Arena

the Temptations

7:00pm

There was no sound smoother in the 60s and 70s than the slick choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe of The Temptations. Highly influential to pop, R&B and soul music The Temptations entertained a generation from My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, and Just My Imagination, to Get Ready, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, and I’m Losing You.
www.snocasino.com

Snoqualmie Casino

Diana Krall

8:00pm

Contemporary jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall took the pop world by storm in the 1990s, often echoing early swinging simplicity in her work. The sensual voice of this Nanaimo, B.C. native is just what the doctor ordered, whether she’s putting her own take on pop standards or a giving a sultry slant to a contemporary song co-written with her husband Elvis Costello, Diana Krall is the new queen of smooth vocals. Not to mention easy on the eyes!  http://www.stgpresents.org/paramount/

Paramount Theater

the Spinners

7:00pm

Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? …With legendary R & B group The Spinners, yes!
Game People Play, The Rubberband Man, Then Came You, I’ll Be Around, Working My Way Back To You…the list goes on and on when The Spinners sing their gold record repertoire.  www.snocasino.com

Snoqualmie Casino

Miró Exhibit

February 13th, 2014 10:00am - May 28th, 2014 6:00pm

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Miró: The Experience of Seeing:  will unleash your imagination from one of Spain’s most acclaimed surrealists.   This exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, offers a fresh assessment of the late period in Miró’s work—a body of work that audiences in the United States have not had the opportunity to fully appreciate. The exhibition brings together over 50 paintings, drawings and sculptures made in the period between 1963 and 1983 that testify to the artist’s ingenuity and inventiveness to the very end of his life. Bold and colorful paintings employing his personal visual language alternate with near-abstract compositions.http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/default.asp

Seattle Art Museum