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Complete Guide to Seattle Events in 2020 – Things to Do

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Able to make the primary 12 months of the brand new decade the very best one but? Begin by mapping our your 2020 plans prematurely with our complete information to the largest occasions of the 12 months, in each style—the very best useful resource to show to when it is advisable to refresh your self on the key highlights of every month. We have rounded up the 275 greatest occasions which can be already scheduled for the brand new 12 months, the vast majority of which have already got tickets on sale, so whether or not you are on the lookout for a present that does not require a visit to the shop, you are planning a visit to Seattle and do not wish to miss town’s greatest choices, otherwise you’re overwhelmed by all the occasions on our EverOut Things To Do calendar and simply need the highlights, you will discover one thing of curiosity. Learn on for choices starting from the grand reopening of the Asian Art Museum to the Seattle Food & Wine Experience, from Cher to the Broadway tour of Mean Girls, and from the Fremont Solstice Fair to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.


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    JANUARY

    Particular Vacation Calendars: MLK Day (Jan 20) | Lunar New Year (Jan 25)
    See Extra: Your Complete Guide to January 2020 Events in Seattle

    JANUARY 7-FEBRUARY 2

    PERFORMANCE

  1. The Rivals (Seattle Shakespeare)
    George Mount will direct Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 18th-century comedy of manners, stuffed with false identities and well-meaning deceptions, and, because the producers say, “duels, dandies, deceptions, and dudes with daddy points.” It is the play from which the time period malapropism is derived, because of Mrs. Malaprop, a comic book character who makes use of the mistaken phrases that sound like the appropriate ones. The extra you understand!

    JANUARY Eight-FEBRUARY 2

    PERFORMANCE

  2. Reparations
    Sound Theatre Firm kicks off its 2020 season with the world premiere of Darren Canady’s Reparations, a speculative drama about therapeutic inherited traumas utilizing a tool that transforms your blood right into a time machine. The solid options Allyson Lee Brown, whose flip as Serena Williams in Citizen: An American Lyric drew effusive reward from Stranger editor Christopher Frizzelle: “[Brown is] such a fascinating presence onstage, it is arduous to look away from her.” Jay O’Leary, who did such an important job pulling the nice performing out of the gamers in Washington Ensemble Theatre’s B, will direct. This manufacturing is stacked with a lot expertise—it’s definitely probably the most extremely anticipated reveals of the season. RICH SMITH

    JANUARY 11

    COMEDY

  3. Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything
    If there’s one positive wager in stand-up, it’s Patton Oswalt. He’s flexed his comedic expertise in films, TV, video video games, books, and recordings—however onstage alone with a mic is the place the actual gold dwells. Whether or not tackling topics mundane or profound, Oswalt constructs riveting, hilarious tales out of them with a eager eye for particulars, an excellent ear for vocal inflections, and unparalleled use of metaphors and similes. Uncommon for a comic, his bits can face up to a number of hearings with out dropping their punch. Bear in mind this one? “Meals and beverage firms take a look at out their new merchandise within the Midwest… for unwanted effects, let’s be trustworthy. If the brand new venison-flavored Twizzlers are gonna make you develop a vagina behind your knee, it’s higher to search out out on an onion farmer than on Liv Tyler, isn’t it?” DAVE SEGAL

    JANUARY 11-25

    PERFORMANCE

  4. Eugene Onegin (Seattle Opera)
    This Seattle Opera manufacturing brings collectively the genius of two nice Russians: Alexander Pushkin, who wrote the novel in verse, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker), who penned the rating. It is a easy however shifting and melancholy story of a younger lady who falls in love with a cold-hearted nobleman, an encounter that tragically adjustments the course of their lives.

    JANUARY 14-19

    PERFORMANCE

  5. Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway on the Paramount)
    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical about… oh, you understand what Fiddler on the Roof is. The necessary element right here is that this model is directed by Bartlett Sher, a former Seattle theater director who has gone on to fanciness and fame and Tony Awards with unbelievably good restagings of musical classics, together with South Pacific and The King and I. A Sher manufacturing of an previous musical is at all times an excellent wager. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE

    JANUARY 15

    MUSIC

  6. Itzhak Perlman
    Grammy- and Emmy-winning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, who has performed a live performance on the White Home to honor Queen Elizabeth II and who acquired the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will carry out a night set.

    JANUARY 16-MARCH 22

    VISUAL ART

  7. Exploring Passages within the Black Diaspora
    On this huge link-up of the Frye Museum, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Photographic Heart Northwest, and unbiased curator Berette Macaulay, the trigger célèbre is female-identifying photographers of the Black diaspora. That is courtesy of the MFON Collective (a journal and motion based by artists Delphine Barrayn and Laylah Fawundu, and named after Nigerian American photographer Mmekutmfon “Mfon” Essien), which brings consideration to pictures not often seen, celebrated, or critically engaged by the artwork world at giant. At PCNW, work by these artists shall be on show for viewers to soak up. And cheers to that. JASMYNE KEIMIG

    JANUARY 17-18

    MUSIC

  8. Cold War Kids
    A kind of indie-rock bands turned big-time various gamers you most likely at all times overlook about till you’re reminded of them when one among their tracks pops up on the radio, like “First” (“First you get harm, you then really feel sorry”), or “Grasp Me As much as Dry” (“You wrung me out / Too, too, too many instances”), or “Love Is Mystical” (that newish jam off sixth LP, 2017’s L.A. Divine). Frontman Nathan Willett has that attractive operatic urgency to his vocals, like he may simply scream out at any second, and with excellent pitch, and it will not solely sound good, however you’d should cease and listen. LEILANI POLK

    JANUARY 17 & 21

    MUSIC

  9. Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey (Seattle Symphony)
    Rick Steves is my favourite journey writer-turned-host. He’s simply so rattling cheerful and enthusiastic in his public TV present, Rick Steves’ Europe, with out coming off as tacky. Okay, possibly he does come off as tacky, however in essentially the most endearing approach attainable, as he encourages us to bypass vacationer hotspots in favor of lesser-known gems, and to turn into immersed in native tradition. He’s kinda like a much less crusty, much less wry, much less food-oriented Anthony Bourdain—and his present got here first by greater than a dozen years! He even has an app: Rick Steves’ Audio Europe. This collab with Seattle Symphony finds him taking part in musical tour information, dipping into his far-reaching data of European historical past and tradition to set the context for choices in a program of 19th-century patriotic anthems by Romantic-era composers—Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi, with a Beethoven “Ode to Pleasure” finale. All of it’s accompanied by a montage of video photos from every nation. LEILANI POLK

    JANUARY 17-FEBRUARY 16

    PERFORMANCE

  10. True West (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
    America’s favourite masc4masc playwright Sam Shepard is useless. He handed away just a few years in the past, however the swaggering cowboy, referred to as the “biggest American playwright of his era” by New York Journal, is constant to get a retrospective on phases throughout the nation. Now the celebration involves the Seattle Rep, with the theater placing on True West, a gritty and humorous play about two brothers and a few identification theft. Anticipate brawls and stomach laughs. CHASE BURNS

    JANUARY 18

    FESTIVALS

  11. Bavarian IceFest
    Every year over MLK weekend, Washington’s Bavarian-style village, Leavenworth, celebrates winter’s bounties with twinkling lights and frosty actions like frisbee sweeping, ice dice scrambling, and “smooshing.” It’s also possible to stay up for stay ice carving, ice fishing, a fireworks present, and extra. MUSIC
  12. JAUZ
    Up-and-coming pop-electronica hybridist JAUZ retains climbing the ranks of EDM festival-crowders like Zedd and Skrillex. Be part of him on the Seattle cease of his Harmful Waters Tour.
  13. King Princess
    Soak up Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist King Princess’ clean vocals and pop beats as she performs tracks that discover queer independence and the complexities of youth. RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY
  14. Womxn’s March on Seattle 2020
    Even with Donald Trump’s impeachment underway, the rights and security of womxn, individuals of colour, the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, immigrants, and anybody else who is just not a rich white man are nonetheless in danger. For the fourth 12 months in a row, be part of Seattle Indivisible, the Washington Immigrants Solidarity Community, and different native organizations in one among many marches taking place across the nation.

    JANUARY 20

    HOLIDAYS

  15. 2020 Seattle MLK Day March and Celebration
    Garfield Excessive College’s annual day of occasions celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights chief Martin Luther King, Jr. with a possibility truthful, workshops, and pre- and post-march rallies.

    JANUARY 21

    MUSIC

  16. Rex Orange County
    Now that Mac DeMarco is a music-biz underdog success story, count on loads of others to comply with his lead. One such non secular disciple is Rex Orange County, a 20-year-old from South London whose actual identify is Alexander O’Connor. His sound is retro-leaning, jazz-inflected gentle rock; his lyrics are earnest and incessantly lovelorn. How he sings is essential to his enchantment amongst youngsters to whom Chicago is only a metropolis in Illinois: with a relaxed, free-flowing cadence that pulls from modern R&B. One fan is Tyler, the Creator, who featured him prominently on 2017’s Flower Boy, an early spotlight of what seems like a promising profession. ANDREW GOSPE

    JANUARY 22

    READINGS & TALKS

  17. Adam Davidson (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Davidson’s acute evaluation may be heard on the Planet Cash podcast, which he co-created, and browse within the New Yorker. Amongst different laurels, he is received a Peabody award for his protection of the monetary disaster, whose devastating impact on the housing market he addressed within the radio documentary The Big Pool of Cash. Seattle Arts & Lectures will carry him to share his financial insights.

    JANUARY 23

    MUSIC

  18. Seventeen
    South Korean famous person crew Seventeen (who, regardless of their identify, solely have 13 members) will arrive in Washington for a cease on the North American leg of their Ode To You World Tour.

    JANUARY 24

    READINGS & TALKS

  19. Carmen Maria Machado (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    She’s carried out it once more. Judging by the rave critiques of Within the Dream Home, Carmen Maria Machado has written one other must-read. However somewhat than a set of Borgesian brief tales, this one is a harrowing memoir about her abusive relationship along with her first girlfriend. Leisure Weekly referred to as it “the very best memoir of the 12 months.” NPR says she’s invented “a brand new type of memoir.” Seattle’s personal Kristen Millares Younger stated her overview of the guide within the Washington Publish would have been simpler to write down if Machado wasn’t “so good.” Brace your self for this one. RICH SMITH

    JANUARY 24-25

    FESTIVALS

  20. Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival 2020
    Former Stranger contributor Brittnie Fuller has written, “This occasion in Leavenworth—the notorious German-themed city/vacationer attraction nestled within the Cascades—seems just like the coziest mid-winter music competition, crammed with beardo-magnet facilities like snowboarding and snowboarding, a hot-toddy backyard, wine tastings, and festival-branded flannel shirts. The weekend’s musical choices are typically diversified, with quite a few native and nationwide acts starting from indie rock to hip-hop.” This 12 months’s roster is not any exception, boasting units by Pedro the Lion, Bully, Bearaxe, Lisa Prank, Ivan & Alyosha, CarLarans, Bryan John Appleby, and lots of extra.

    JANUARY 25

    FESTIVALS

  21. 10th Annual Belgian Fest
    Brewing beers with Belgian yeast yields a variety of ales with a particular fruity taste. This competition that includes greater than 100 Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries is the proper alternative to style all of them, together with funky lambics, tangy saisons, dubbels, tripels, abbeys, and wits.

    THROUGH JANUARY 26

    VISUAL ART

  22. Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum
    Flesh and Blood consists of 40 works by Spanish, Italian, and French Renaissance and Baroque grasp artists. These works are from the gathering of Museo e Actual Bosco di Capodimonte, within the hills of Naples, Italy, and that is the primary time lots of them have traveled collectively. Maybe essentially the most thrilling factor is the inclusion of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes (1612–1613). It depicts the Previous Testomony story of Judith, a gorgeous Jewish heroine, assassinating the Assyrian normal Holofernes. Judith used her seems and Holofernes’s need to get into his tent, the place he handed out after consuming an excessive amount of. Judith used this chance to behead the final with an enormous sword, absconding together with his decapitated head and saving her metropolis and the individuals in it. Gentileschi’s Judith is clothed, and he or she reveals completely no qualms concerning the job. The surety and willpower on her face is matched by the best way she grabs Holofernes’s hair, holding him in order that she will be able to place the sword precisely. She’s a butcher of tyrannical males. JASMYNE KEIMIG

    JANUARY 26

    MUSIC

  23. Dermot Kennedy
    Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy flew in a day early for his NPR Tiny Desk live performance to rehearse with Washington, D.C.’s Howard Gospel Choir, whom he introduced alongside to the efficiency. Hopefully, this tour cease can even carry some enjoyable surprises.

    JANUARY 29

    MUSIC

  24. Jacquees
    Initially notable for kicking Keith Sweat to the curb, the self-proclaimed “King of R&B” Jacquees is again on the town to play tracks off his newest album. READINGS & TALKS
  25. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    #MeToo heroes Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey have been instrumental within the fall of Harvey Weinstein after their Pulitzer-winning expose of the Hollywood mogul and alleged rapist was printed within the New York Instances in 2017. Of their new guide, She Stated, the journalists clarify how, precisely, they managed to publish a narrative that had gone unreported, however whispered about, for therefore lengthy. Washington Publish referred to as it “an instantaneous basic of investigative journalism,” and the New York Instances named it an instantaneous bestseller. KATIE HERZOG

    JANUARY 29–30

  26. The New Pornographers, Diane Coffee
    It’s actually arduous to not just like the New Pornographers; “Letter from an Occupant” off their 2000 debut Mass Romantic nonetheless offers me feel-good goose bumps. The Vancouver faves churn out a nice mixture of indie rock and energy pop that’s gained them a relentlessly loyal fan base. If that weren’t sufficient, they’re additionally composed of proficient music-makers who’ve gone on to fruitful solo careers and aspect initiatives, like Carl Newman (aka AC Newman, a quiet storm of pretty), Neko Case (badass alt-folk-rocker), and Dan Bejar (you understand you like Destroyer). LEILANI POLK

    JANUARY 30

    READINGS & TALKS

  27. Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea
    Now could be the time to learn and take heed to the Chilean author Isabel Allende. In the midst of October, protests exploded in Santiago, Chile. These demonstrations, which concerned hundreds of thousands of Chileans, have been sparked by an increase within the metropolis’s subway fare. However the disaster is just not remoted; it’s occurring towards the backdrop of Chile’s early experiment with neoliberalism, which was imposed on the nation by the brutal dictator, Augusto Pinochet. In her 1982 novel The Home of the Spirits, Allende tried to exorcize the ghosts of that exceptionally bloody dictatorship, which started with the homicide of the novelist’s uncle, the democratically elected Salvador Allende. The ghosts of Pinochet nonetheless hang-out the slim South American nation. Allende will definitely have tons to say about how these ghosts have returned because the younger protestors on the streets of Santiago, even if her newest novel shifts the time interval backwards, to the aftermath of the Spanish Civil Conflict. CHARLES MUDEDE

    JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 9

    PERFORMANCE

  28. Cinderella (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
    The quintessential fairy story will get the Kent Stowell choreography remedy with music by Sergei Prokofiev carried out by the good Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra, a set by Tony Straiges, and fancy costumes by Martin Pakledinaz.

    JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 23

    PERFORMANCE

  29. Bliss (fifth Avenue Theatre)
    The third of fifth Avenue’s new musicals this season is Bliss, written by Emma Energetic and Tyler Beattie and choreographed by Josh Prince (the Broadway choreographer of Shrek and Stunning). It follows 4 sister princesses who sneak out of their fort, decided to be belles of the ball of their fairy-tale world.


    FEBRUARY

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Super Bowl Viewing Parties (Feb 2) | Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) | Mardi Gras (Feb 25) | Black History Month

    FEBRUARY 1-MARCH 15

    VISUAL ART

  30. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives (Nationwide Nordic Museum)
    On this period of maximum inequality, the work of groundbreaking Danish American photojournalist Jacob Riis reminds us that the desperation of the city poor is nothing new. Exploiting newly invented flash powder to discover night time scenes, Riis documented life in tenements, sweatshops, and metropolis streets. The exhibition Jacob A. Riis: How the Different Half Lives reveals shifting images by Riis and different photographers of the time, in addition to excerpts from his journals and letters.

    OPENING FEBRUARY 1

    VISUAL ART

  31. Body of Work: Tattoo Culture (MoPOP)
    Immerse your self within the historical past and artwork of the tattoo—from First Nations practices to counterculture tendencies—with artifacts, movies, interactive stations, and images.

    FEBRUARY 2

    MUSIC

  32. Sarah McLachlan
    Grammy- and Juno Award-winning Canadian treasure Sarah McLachlan will bounce out of her heart-wrenching ASPCA industrial for a night of angel-voiced songs.

    FEBRUARY Four

    MUSIC

  33. Sinead O’Connor
    Sinead O’Connor wants no introduction, however in case you have got a severe case of identify and face evasion, she’s a legendary Irish songstress who may slay a dragon with a single tear. She’ll cease in Seattle on this much-anticipated tour.
  34. SuperM: We Are the Future Live
    Korean pop supergroup SuperM will go on their first We Are the Future Reside world tour since their formation earlier in 2019. Their seven members embody Taemin from Shinee, Baekhyun and Kai from Exo, Taeyong, Ten, and Lucas and Mark from NCT.

    FEBRUARY 5

    MUSIC

  35. Loudon Wainwright III
    There’s a complete era of oldsters (myself included) for whom Loudon Wainwright III is extra acquainted as an actor (having appeared in M*A*S*H, three Judd Apatow productions, and G-Power—2009’s Jerry Bruckheimer manufacturing about guinea pig secret brokers). Wainwright the actor, whereas pleasant, is nowhere close to as fascinating as Wainwright the musician, who’s been recording and performing sardonic people commentaries since his beatific 1970s self-titled debut. His lengthy and storied profession continues to be going robust, even when his new materials is not about rising previous (like his early stuff was) a lot because it simply plain sounds previous (now he sings about issues like “Money for Clunkers”). Nonetheless, it will be value it to listen to a few of Wainwright’s older gems. JASON BAXTER
  36. Queensryche
    Again in 2012, Queensryche publicly feuded over using their identify with former vocalist Geoff Tate. After securing the copyright to the well-established identify, the remaining members made a dangerous transfer, hiring former Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. Many feared this transformation, as Tate’s voice was synonymous with Queensryche’s prog-rock sound. What followers acquired was a love letter to the classic Queensryche years, shying away from their softer, extra ballad-driven materials and embracing their unique hovering, power-metal-esque anthems with 2013’s self-titled album and 2015’s Situation Hüman. There is no finish in sight for this old-school Northwest rock establishment. KEVIN DIERS PERFORMANCE
  37. Trixie Mattel: Grown Up 2020
    Trixie Mattel as soon as stated that each one her jokes are cries for assist. If that is true, the poor woman wants an intervention. The drag queen and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars has constructed an empire on morbid and unusual drag humor, racking up spectacular accolades inside and out of doors the cult of RuPaul, like a TV present on Viceland, a top-selling nation album, and a sell-out tour with music from stated nation album. Mattel, a small-town clown from Wisconsin, has turn into the homosexual world’s fashionable woman. Get your tickets now in the event that they’re nonetheless accessible. CHASE BURNS READINGS & TALKS
  38. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn don’t simply share a house (they’ve been married for over 30 years); in addition they share a Pulitzer. The couple, who received essentially the most coveted award in journalism for his or her protection of the Tiananmen Sq. protests in 1990, is out with a brand new guide, Tightrope, about financial devastation ravaging American communities. In Yamhill, Oregon, the place Kristof grew up, 1 / 4 of the children who rode his college bus ultimately died from medicine, alcohol, suicide, or some type of accidents. This guide is about what occurred in Yamhill, and different oft-neglected locations on this nation. KATIE HERZOG

    FEBRUARY 6

    READINGS & TALKS

  39. Paisley Rekdal (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    In 2017, Wealthy Smith wrote, “The most effective essay I learn this 12 months was referred to as ‘Nightingale: A Gloss,’ and it was written by Seattle author (however present College of Utah prof) Paisley Rekdal and printed within the American Poetry Evaluation. In an easy, no-bullshit tone, and along with her characteristically sharp eye for scholarly associations, Rekdal weaves the story of a sexual assault she skilled whereas climbing alone in Loch Ness with Ovid’s story of Philomela, different rapes of antiquity, and likewise with the story of her writing a poem referred to as ‘Philomela.’ Her reckoning of the assault, and her reckoning of her personal reckoning, reveals sexual violence for what it’s: a pillar, not an aberration, of Western civilization. She has two new books popping out: a guide of poems from Copper Canyon referred to as Imaginary Vessels and a book-length essay referred to as The Damaged Nation: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Persevering with Legacy of Vietnam. So if she doesn’t learn ‘Nightingale’ at this occasion, search it out.”

    OPENING FEBRUARY 7

    FILM

  40. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Vast launch)
    Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), no extra the Joker’s abused handmaiden, groups up with some superheroes to guard a bit of woman.

    FEBRUARY 7-MARCH 1

    PERFORMANCE

  41. Disney’s ‘Frozen’ (Broadway on the Paramount)
    Stranger managing editor Leilani Polk wrote of the Disney movie, “I’ve a heat spot in my coronary heart for Frozen, Disney’s second-highest-grossing animated movie a couple of princess who units out on a quest (with a gaggle of useful sidekicks, in fact) to search out her estranged sister after stated sister’s powers by chance carry everlasting winter to their kingdom.” This magical story shall be transposed to the stage on this Broadway-on-tour manufacturing, with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and guide by Jennifer Lee. Simply be warned that “Let It Go” shall be caught in your head for the subsequent a number of years.

    FEBRUARY Eight

    FESTIVALS

  42. Chinatown-International District Lunar New Year
    Ring within the Yr of the Rat at this huge Lunar New Yr celebration that showcases the range, richness, and tradition of the Asian neighborhood. See conventional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko drumming, martial arts, and different cultural performances on the Primary Stage, plus arts and crafts and household actions—and do not miss the $Three meals stroll.

    FEBRUARY Eight-9

    VISUAL ART

  43. Asian Art Museum Reopening
    The Asian Artwork Museum is reopening after greater than two lengthy years! Rediscover the gathering of historic and modern treasures from China, Japan, India, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, the Philippines, and Vietnam—admission is free all weekend lengthy. Do not miss your likelihood to see their two new exhibitions: Boundless: Stories of Asian Art and Be/longing: Contemporary Asian Art.

    THROUGH FEBRUARY 9

    PERFORMANCE

  44. A Night Like This (Teatro ZinZanni)
    Witness acrobats and selection artists act out tales from “unique travels to the Seven Seas” via dance, aerial feats, track, and extra. Michael Cunio of Postmodern Jukebox will step into the position of Grasp of the Home, whereas Christine Deaver shall be your raconteuse. As at all times, your ticket will embody a multi-course dinner.

    FEBRUARY 9

    FOOD & DRINK

  45. Chocofest 2020
    Dive headfirst into chocoholic bacchanalia with 10, depend ’em 10, drink tickets in tow at this annual pre-Valentine’s Day bash. Bask in libations from dozens of breweries, cidermakers, wineries, and distilleries and sate your candy tooth with confections from Fran’s Candies, Theo Chocolate, Joe Chocolate Firm, and extra. When it is advisable to reduce your sugar rush with one thing savory, there can even be bites from native eating places. And know that each one your hedonism helps an excellent trigger—proceeds profit Lengthy Reside the Kings, a neighborhood nonprofit working to restoring wild salmon and help sustainable fishing within the Pacific Northwest. MUSIC
  46. Violent Femmes
    Violent Femmes tapped one thing deep, one thing darkish and candy and a bit of scary, with “Blister within the Solar,” a track that may be taken up by guitar, sax, or a bunch of deeply drunk people shuffling en masse up and down dorm stairs to rejoice a uncommon day of scorching climate within the Northwest. Frat boys love them and misfits love them for a similar cause: They specific frustration like it’s, with a liberal splash of wit. Naysayers say nothing previous the primary album makes any distinction, however strive (only for an instance) 1986’s “I Held Her in My Arms,” the place the sax says one thing each go-round, one thing Gordon Gano’s afraid to place into phrases. ANDREW HAMLIN

    FEBRUARY 11

    MUSIC

  47. Wolf Parade, Land of Talk
    The Montreal art-rock band that’s not Arcade Hearth (however has some early ties to it), Wolf Parade had a well-regarded, Polaris-nominated debut in 2005’s Apologies to the Queen Mary (which launched Spencer Krug’s wildly dramatic and idiosyncratic vocals within the roiling, synth-driven “I’ll Imagine in Something”), after which adopted it with two extra strong LPs earlier than taking a hiatus in 2011. Wolf Parade returned in 2016 and dropped a fourth studio album in 2017, Cry Cry Cry, which has particular David Bowie enchantment however is starker, darker, and extra post-punk groove-oriented than previous efforts. LEILANI POLK

    FEBRUARY 14

    MUSIC

  48. Blake Shelton
    Dad-joke-shiller and ex-mulleted nation crooner Blake Shelton will bend Tacoma to his High40 enchantment with further company on his Pals & Heroes 2020 nationwide tour. PERFORMANCE
  49. Dani Tirrell: Black Bois
    In Black Bois, which offered out its 2018 world premiere run at On the Boards fairly shortly, choreographer/dancer Dani Tirrell assembles a many-gendered supergroup of Seattle performers, every of whom may simply carry their very own full-length present. Collectively they create a present concerning the irreducibility of black expertise. Tirrell and the solid combat again towards a world that tends to flatten and fragment blackness into digestible, dismissible bits and as an alternative, offers you all of it—the ache, the trend, the enjoyment, the grief, the eroticism, the spirituality, the insanity, the readability, the multiplicity of the person, and the deep-rooted particularities of the communities. RICH SMITH

    OPENING FEBRUARY 14

    FILM

  50. Sonic the Hedgehog (Vast launch)
    The blue man from the Sega sport, altered from his preliminary CGI kind to have much less creepy enamel, flees from authorities brokers.

    FEBRUARY 14-20

    FILM

  51. Noir City 2020
    If you happen to love cinema, then it’s essential to love movie noir. And in the event you love movie noir, then it’s essential to love the Noir Metropolis competition, which is able to function a lot of identified and fewer identified films on this style that has a number of spiderlike ladies, a number of lengthy knives, a number of rooms with darkish curtains, a number of faces of the fallen, and plenty of existential twists and turns. CHARLES MUDEDE

    FEBRUARY 15

    FILM

  52. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens
    Revisit the cult basic Pee-wee’s Massive Journey on its 35th birthday, offered by none apart from Pee-wee himself, aka Paul Reubens, who’ll have loads of behind-the-scenes tales to inform.

    FEBRUARY 15-APRIL 11

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  53. Seattle Dragons XFL 2020 Season
    Seattle’s brand-new XFL crew (another soccer league to the Nationwide Soccer League), the Seattle Dragons, can have their dwelling video games at CenturyLink Area from February to April, beginning with a sport towards the Tampa Bay Vipers.

    FEBRUARY 16

    COMEDY

  54. Middleditch & Schwartz
    Improv unfolds on the large stage when Emmy-nominated Thomas Middleditch (Richard Hendricks on Silicon Valley) and Emmy-winning Ben Schwartz (most well-known for taking part in Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on Parks and Recreation, but in addition in Home of Lies and co-author of Issues You Ought to Already Find out about Relationship, You Fucking Fool) placed on a two-person longform present. FOOD & DRINK
  55. Alki Oyster Fest!
    On the third annual Oyster Fest on Alki Seashore, slurp recent Hama Hama oysters alongside a glass of wine or craft beer from West Seattle Brewing Firm, Alki Seashore Pub, or Harry’s Seashore Home whereas listening to stay music. Web proceeds profit the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, whose mission is to “restore marine habitat, water high quality, and native species in Puget Sound via tangible, on-the-ground initiatives.”

    FEBRUARY 18

    MUSIC

  56. Dashboard Confessional, Piebald
    Alt-emo artifact Dashboard Confessional will return to city excessive off the fumes of their 20th anniversary. They’re going to be joined by Piebald.

    FEBRUARY 20

    READINGS & TALKS

  57. Gish Jen: Politics & Possibility (Hugo Home’s Phrase Works)
    Wealthy Smith wrote in 2017: “Over the course of her many award-winning novels, Gish Jen writes concerning the complexities of assimilation, interracial relationships, and battle between first-generation immigrants and second/third-generation immigrants.” Jen is popping out with a brand new novel, a dystopian fiction referred to as The Resisters. Right here, she’ll discuss how Trump’s America can affect highly effective writing.

    FEBRUARY 20-22

    FOOD & DRINK

  58. Seattle Wine and Food Experience
    This annual extravaganza of all issues edible and drinkable is an ode to gluttony in three elements. First up is Consolation, a competition of “feel-good meals and artful brews,” full with bars for french fries, Bloody Marys, scorching toddies, and milk and cookies. Subsequent, POP! Bubbles and Seafood capitalizes on the felicitous pairing of bubbles and bivalves with a star shucking contest and greater than 30 glowing wines from world wide. Lastly, the Grand Tasting will showcase native and regional wines, beer, cider, spirits, and tastes from big-name Seattle cooks, with loads of alternatives to observe demonstrations and meet artisan meals producers.

    FEBRUARY 20-23

    FILM

  59. Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2020
    Movies by and about Asian People are showcased at this annual competition, which at all times contains numerous options and brief movies concerning the numerous and wealthy experiences of those populations, significantly in Seattle and the Northwest.

    FEBRUARY 21

    MUSIC

  60. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
    Maybe Cleveland, Ohio’s chief contribution to the historical past of hiphop, the melodic rap stylings of Bone Thugs now appear virtually prophetic, with extra rappers singing as of late than truly rapping. The Eazy-E-signed quintet have undergone many adjustments and bumps alongside the best way since their smash single “Crossroads,” releasing the album New Waves in 2017 with simply Krayzie and Bizzy Bone. Anticipate to see the unique lineup in full power, combining old-school lyricism and forward-thinking harmonies that can get any crowd going. NICK ZURKO

    FEBRUARY 21-23

    MUSIC

  61. Brandi Carlile with Seattle Symphony, the Secret Sisters
    The expertise of listening to Brandi Carlile’s 2018 album, By the Manner, I Forgive You, is just like that of listening to Carole King’s Tapestry or Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks; it is a bit of bit nation, a bit of bit rock and roll, and numerous arduous truths concerning the human race. Carlile’s abilities lie in her tone, a dusky alto that swims round confessions of heartbreak and lifelong efforts to like and be beloved, with the deftness of a way more senior troubadour. She’ll be joined on this efficiency of her latest works by the Seattle Symphony, with a gap set by Americana singer-songwriter duo the Secret Sisters. KIM SELLING

    FEBRUARY 22

    FOOD & DRINK

  62. Alki Winter Beer & Food Truck Festival
    As Particular Olympics Washington makes an attempt their annual “polar plunge” into the punishingly icy waters of Puget Sound, the Cellular Meals Rodeo will present warming sustenance for plungers and onlookers alike with loads of meals vans, plus over 20 beers on faucet. MUSIC
  63. Brazilian Carnival
    This 26th annual Carnaval occasion celebrates music and dance traditions throughout Brazil with Eduardo Mendonça, Present Brazil!, and others.

    FEBRUARY 22-MARCH 7

    MUSIC

  64. Charlie Parker’s ‘Yardbird’ (Seattle Opera)
    Jazz icon Charlie Parker will get the operatic remedy on this Seattle Opera manufacturing of Yardbird, a journey via limbo by Parker, who struggles to finish his final masterpiece amidst a sequence of flashbacks that showcase the wonderful heyday of iconic NYC jazz membership Birdland, in addition to the failures and victories of Parker’s dynamic life.

    FEBRUARY 24

    MUSIC

  65. Tove Lo, ALMA
    Rising Swedish art-pop princess Tove Lo will headline in Seattle on her Sunshine Kitty Tour with help from Finland’s ALMA.

    FEBRUARY 24-26

    MUSIC

  66. Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Tones
    Full disclosure: I’m writing about Loss of life Cab for Cutie out of Ethical Obligation. They’re nice, positive, however I’ve little or no in the best way of private emotions concerning the Ben Gibbard-led alt-rock band. There’s something inherently grey and wet about their music, which could be as a result of they’re from round these elements (properly, Bellingham actually), or possibly it is as a result of I do know they’re from round these elements. They make some poignant ballads. Some barn burners. Some darkish Radiohead-flavored odes. This three-night stint to switch their September storm-out is ostensibly a hometown run, nonetheless supporting 2018’s Thank You for Right now but in addition the tremendous recent (just-released) The Blue EP. LEILANI POLK

    FEBRUARY 25

    MUSIC

  67. Raphael Saadiq
    Just a few years in the past, Amy Winehouse’s Again to Black (created with invaluable assist from Mark Ronson and the Dap-Kings) reminded a complete bunch of (white) individuals concerning the huge aural pleasures of old-school soul. Legendary singer-songwriter-producer Raphael Saadiq has devoted most of his life to those pleasures, main the chart-conquering new jack swingsters Tony! Toni! Toné!, producing the deep funk stew of D’Angelo’s basic Voodoo, and, most not too long ago, releasing his freakishly completed 2008 solo album The Manner I See It. The latter is an impeccable dazzler that comes on like a one-man Motown present, with Saadiq taking part in all of the elements, from mastermind Berry Gordy to songwriting manufacturing facility Holland-Dozier-Holland to singing-songwriting famous person Smokey Robinson. That the tip outcome manages to spring to its personal 21st-century life is a testomony to Saadiq’s items. DAVE SEGAL

    FEBRUARY 26

    READINGS & TALKS

  68. An Evening with Karamo Brown
    Queer Eye “tradition skilled” Karamo Brown will dish on popular culture, queerness, blackness, Christianity, and different facets of his identification, in addition to his profession.

    FEBRUARY 27

    PERFORMANCE

  69. John Cameron Mitchell: The Origin of Love Tour
    The man who starred in Hedwig and the Offended Inch—the unique stage present after which the film—is coming to city. Not solely did he star in it, he wrote the rattling factor (with musical collaborator Stephen Trask). This isn’t a drill. He’s a licensed genius. He’ll inform tales from the present’s 25-year historical past and sing songs from Hedwig, in addition to some new music. He advised me years in the past he was writing a sequel. Possibly that is our sneak peek. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE

    FEBRUARY 28

    COMEDY

  70. Tim & Eric: Mandatory Attendance World Tour
    Comedy duo Tim & Eric of Tim & Eric Superior Present, Nice Job! and Tim & Eric’s Billion Greenback Film (plus about one million different unusual issues) will return with a stay present stuffed with squirm-inducing humor. FILM
  71. Nordic Lights Film Festival 2020
    This annual movie competition, supported by SIFF, celebrates the richness of Nordic tradition, that includes movies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and even the Faroe Islands.

    FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 29

    PERFORMANCE

  72. August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
    It’s not in any respect wonderful to assert that August Wilson is likely one of the biggest American playwrights of the 20th century. The extra wonderful factor to say about Wilson is that this: He was the best black American economist of the 20th century. Certainly, Wilson’s first play, Jitney, is just not solely a masterpiece of 1970s economics, it additionally predicted the rideshare economic system of our instances. The play, which Seattle Rep is staging underneath the path of the proficient Ruben Santiago-Hudson, is about black cab drivers who informally serve Pittsburgh’s black neighborhood as a result of white-owned cabs is not going to. The enterprise is owned by the play’s key character, Jim Becker, a person in his 60s who retired after devoting many years of his life to a Pittsburgh metal plant. In Jitney, we see the capital-starved working situations for black males who’ve pensions or served within the military. They do no matter they’ll to make ends meet. However regardless of how a lot time and innovation they put money into their economic system, the returns at all times fall in need of settling actual wants. CHARLES MUDEDE

    FEBRUARY 29

    FOOD & DRINK

  73. Washington Beer Open House
    Greater than 110 Washington breweries will open their doorways for a simultaneous open home, which supplies beer lovers a singular alternative to create their very own journey. Plot an itinerary for a personalised brewery crawl, journey to some vacation spot breweries you’ve at all times wished to strive, or just drop into the closest collaborating craft brewer in your neighborhood. Every featured brewer can have their very own lineup of surprises in retailer, together with samples, excursions, souvenirs, uncommon barrel tastings, savory meals pairings, and extra.


    MARCH

    Particular Vacation Calendars: St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) | Women’s History Month | Spring

    MARCH 1

    MUSIC

  74. Thundercat
    Name it hyperbole in the event you should, however the LA-based Thundercat ranks among the many most influential bassists of his era. Having performed with bands and acts that vary from Suicidal Tendencies to Erykah Badu to, most notably, Kendrick Lamar—Thundercat received a Grammy for his work on To Pimp a Butterfly’s “These Partitions”—the bassist born Stephen Bruner has come into his personal as a solo artist, releasing three albums of hip-hop-infused jazz fusion through longtime collaborator Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, together with 2017’s astounding Drunk. Anticipate a present stuffed with musical pyrotechnics and Bruner’s inimitable power, which has made him probably the most in-demand bassists each on stage and within the studio. NICK ZURKO SPORTS & RECREATION
  75. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K 2020
    Beginning and ending at Seattle Heart, this annual race rewards runners with all method of chocolate delights, together with scorching chocolate, marshmallows with a scorching fudge dipping sauce, and extra.
  76. Sounders FC vs Chicago Fire FC
    The Seattle Sounders will open their 2020 season with a house sport towards Chicago Hearth.

    MARCH 2-15

    GEEK

  77. Emerald City Comic Con
    Geeks throughout fandoms save their most ingenious cosplay for the largest native comedian occasion of the 12 months, Emerald Metropolis Comedian Con. The four-day occasion is crammed to the brim with panels, meetups, particular occasions, enjoyable events, and tons and tons of company hanging out within the artist alley. Along with the principle occasions on the Conference Heart, this 12 months’s latest addition is Pop Asia, a buzzy anime, manga, and Okay-pop occasion on the Sheraton Resort.

    MARCH Four

    MUSIC

  78. Prince Royce
    Dominican American songwriter Prince Royce will embark on his greatest tour but in help of his new album, Alter Ego.

    MARCH 5

    MUSIC

  79. Eric Nam, Frenship
    Chart-topping Korean pop sensation Eric Nam will come to Seattle on his Earlier than We Start World Tour with opening help from LA-based pop duo Frenship.

    MARCH 5–OCTOBER 28

    VISUAL ART

  80. Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstract Variations
    The Seattle Artwork Museum celebrates the acquisition of O’Keeffe’s Music, Pink and Blue, No. 1, which it calls “the primary full expression of her private model of modernism,” with an exhibition that additionally options loaned work, drawings, and Alfred Stieglitz’s pictures of the artist.

    MARCH 6

    COMEDY

  81. Whose Live Anyway?
    The solid members of the Emmy-winning present Whose Line Is It Anyway?—together with Greg Proops, Joel Murray, Jeff B. Davis, and Bellingham-born Ryan Stiles—will play their hilarious improv video games onstage.

    OPENING MARCH 6

    FILM

  82. Onward (Vast launch)
    Two bored suburban elf boys, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, got down to discover magic and convey again their father on this Pixar journey.

    MARCH 7

    FOOD & DRINK

  83. Cocktail District
    You may discover pop-up cocktail bars, tastings, bar takeovers, meals vans, music, lessons, demos, and extra at this weekend-long “carnival of cocktails” throughout Seattle Cocktail Week. Wander via sections just like the “Whiskey Woods,” “Vodka Village,” and “Gin Backyard” to find new spirits from over 100 manufacturers and store for bottles to take dwelling. MUSIC
  84. Keane
    Identified for his or her mid-2000s hit “Someplace Solely We Know,” Sussex-formed rock band Keane will carry heavy rom-com vibes to this Seattle tour cease. PERFORMANCE
  85. The Bachelor Live
    Within the present’s touring version, one (TBA) eligible Bachelor is chosen forward of time from every metropolis the place the tour stops, and in the course of the stay present, he is launched to 10 native women from the viewers for a “likelihood at love.” These single Seattleites shall be recruited by the tour’s casting director and take part within the two-hour-and-20-minute occasion, throughout which, via a sequence of “video games, challenges, onstage dates, and different enjoyable ‘attending to know you’ eventualities,” the ladies are whittled down via a number of rose ceremonies till the Seattle Bachelor finds the girl he is (theoretically) most appropriate with. Bachelor Nation alums Becca Kufrin and Ben Higgins will function the hosts/matchmakers. Who shall be Seattle’s Bachelor? Will the eligible women appear as thirsty on this unedited setting as they do on TV? I do not know, however I am shopping for tickets to this shitshow now. LEILANI POLK

    MARCH 7-Eight

    FESTIVALS

  86. Penn Cove Musselfest
    Due to the nutrient-rich outflow of water from the Skagit River, lovely Penn Cove’s well-known mussels develop full-sized in report time and are harvested younger, making them impossibly agency, fats, and candy. This annual competition, which payments itself as a celebration of all issues “daring, briny, and blue,” options boat excursions of the Penn Cove Mussel Farm, a mussel consuming contest, cooking demonstrations with native cooks, a waterfront beer backyard, and the principle occasion: a tasting competitors with eating places from throughout Coupeville vying to have their mussel chowder declared the best on the town.

    MARCH Eight

    MUSIC

  87. Hayley Kiyoko
    Nowadays, we don’t get the pop star we wish, we get the pop star we deserve. Mainstream pop music is at the moment previous its peak of style fusion, quickly turning into only a milquetoast shelf from which EDM shillers can promote competition tickets. Due to this, social points in pop music, presumably higher tackled by different genres, take kind as trending lyric subjects. Hayley Kiyoko, a younger singer using simply that pattern, has reached her present recognition because of her hit “Women Like Women,” an effigy to burn of summertime boyfriends that simmers with the (apparent, but nonetheless useful in instance) declaration that that boyfriend wasn’t essential within the first place. As a result of women will at all times like women, and it seems we at all times have. From a Disney Channel seedling, it’s a optimistic begin. If something, Kiyoko places a easy face—monosyllabic phrases towards a heat suburban backdrop—to a fancy identify: dissecting and declaring one’s sexual identification, which is typically all pop music is able to. KIM SELLING

    MARCH 11

    COMEDY

  88. Todd Barry with Guests
    This Bronx-born comic has been slaying audiences together with his deadpan stand-up because the mid-’80s. Along with lending his voice to cult favourite reveals like Bob’s Burgers and Aqua Teen Starvation Power, Barry continues to tour the nation making headlines together with his improv-heavy reveals that are inclined to contain the group, with hilarious outcomes. NICK ZURKO MUSIC
  89. Patti Smith and her band
    Tireless rock-and-roller, memoirist, and artist Patti Smith will carry her powers to Seattle along with her band in tow.
  90. Third Eye Blind, Saves the Day
    Led by Stephan Jenkins, ’90s pop-alt rockers Third Eye Blind (or 3EB in the event you’re an actual fan) achieved extensive success throughout a weird time within the post-grunge music scene. They carried out on the 2016 Bumbershoot, and can return to Seattle once more for an evening of basic singles with Jersey rock band Saves the Day.

    MARCH 12

    MUSIC

  91. A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
    Who higher to play Bowie hits than former members of the Skinny White Duke’s touring bands from throughout the many years? This particular alumni present guarantees simply that, with appearances from Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Charlie Sexton, Kevin Armstrong, and Alan Childs.

    MARCH 12-APRIL 5

    PERFORMANCE

  92. Moisture Festival 2020
    Moisture Competition is dedicated to the number of performers Seattle has fostered over time, from circus acts to comedians, burlesque dancers to musicians, and jugglers to faucet dancers. Variété is the principle, recurring occasion, with a rotating lineup, and there are additionally matinée and somewhat racier late-night variations. The bawdy Libertease Cabaret is for adults solely and options burlesque dancers and scantily clothed aerial performers. There are additionally workshops, talks, and particular opening and shutting nights.

    MARCH 13-22

    PERFORMANCE

  93. One Thousand Pieces (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
    This seems like non-public programming. I’ve beloved the whole lot PNB has ever produced by Alejandro Cerrudo, the genius Spanish choreographer behind Silent Ghost (which was the balletic equal of rolling round in mattress on Sunday morning) and Little mortal bounce (which was the balletic equal of a extremely good indie rock present in faculty). So, yeah, I am excited to see One Thousand Items, which units his flat-out beautiful choreography to “Knee 5,” the very best piece of music Phillip Glass has ever written. The double invoice contains David Dawson’s sharp, athletic, and aggressive Empire Noir—in the event you missed it in 2017, be sure to catch it this time. RICH SMITH

    MARCH 13-APRIL 5

    PERFORMANCE

  94. Sister Act (fifth Avenue Theatre)
    Sister Act relies on the super-popular 1992 comedy/musical movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. You recognize the premise: a raunchy lounge singer should go undercover in a convent to avoid wasting her personal life, hilarity ensues. This new staging shall be directed by Lisa Shriver.

    MARCH 14

    MUSIC

  95. Grace Potter
    Grace Potter, previously of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, has shared the stage with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, and Mavis Staples. Catch her in Seattle on this solo tour cease.

    MARCH 14-15

    MUSIC

  96. Lucky 2020
    USC Occasions’ annual spring competition, and the largest shamrock-themed EDM occasion in Washington, will come to Tacoma for the ninth 12 months of inexperienced and gold the whole lot. Escape your glow sticks and put together for “a Celtic-inspired land the place whimsical creatures, boundless windfall, and success abound”—or, no less than, heavy-hitter headliners that can preserve you dancing for 2 straight nights.

    MARCH 15

    MUSIC

  97. Leslie Odom, Jr.
    Grammy winner Leslie Odom Jr. is an acclaimed singer and dancer who has discovered mainstream recognition via his star flip as Aaron Burr within the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. He’ll come to Seattle for a stay efficiency.
  98. Lupe Fiasco Presents Food & Liquor
    Again in 2006, issues have been solely wanting up for rapper Lupe Fiasco. Signed to Atlantic Information by Jay Z and hyped by Kanye West as the subsequent Kanye West, Chicago’s Fiasco rose from regional menace to nationwide concern off the energy of that 12 months’s Meals & Liquor and a slew of singles that included the still-banging “Kick, Push.” His precise profession has been significantly bumpier than his preliminary rollout. Over the previous decade, he’s stop music a number of instances—together with as not too long ago as final December—and publicly wrestled together with his internal demons and major-label contract, however he retains coming again with hearth, and his followers have caught with him via the highs and lows. Talking of highs, this February noticed him launch the profession spotlight Drogas Gentle, which has been met with reward by critics and longtime followers alike. Anticipate a reenergized Lupe Fiasco to step as much as the Seattle stage and placed on his high-energy present. NICK ZURKO SPORTS & RECREATION
  99. St. Patrick’s Day Dash 2020
    For the 36th 12 months, help community-run nonprofits by sporting inexperienced on inexperienced on inexperienced and operating within the St. Patrick’s Day Sprint.

    MARCH 16-17

    MUSIC

  100. Bikini Kill, Table Sugar
    Riot Grrrl progenitors Bikini Kill will hark again to their Pacific Northwest roots with help from Olympia’s Desk Sugar, who might be their musical offspring.

    MARCH 17

    READINGS & TALKS

  101. Min Jin Lee (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Nationwide Guide Award finalist Min Jin Lee is the writer of Pachinko, a household saga set in Korea and Japan in the course of the 20th century.
  102. Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence
    Rebecca Solnit recounts her formation as a author and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco in her new memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence. Hear her learn.

    MARCH 17-APRIL 20

    PERFORMANCE

  103. Troilus and Cressida (Seattle Shakespeare)
    Why must you be excited for Shakespeare’s somewhat under-staged black comedy of affection and battle? As a result of it is being directed by ACT Theatre AD John Langs, who’s imaginatively carried out Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and most not too long ago a Deaf/listening to adaptation of Romeo + Juliet.

    OPENING MARCH 18

    FILM

  104. A Quiet Place Part II (Vast launch)
    The survivors of the household from A Quiet Place depart their household farm and discover risks each human and alien within the post-apocalyptic metropolis.

    MARCH 18-19

    MUSIC

  105. Wilco
    Wilco’s important acclaim peaked with Summerteeth and Yankee Resort Foxtrot—albums that elevated the Chicago group from the alt-country poster youngsters of their early years right into a zeitgeist of futurist people music. Sure, the songwriting traditions of Hank and Woody nonetheless haunted Jeff Tweedy’s forlorn ballads, however the layered recordings, deconstructed instrumentation, and visionary manufacturing strategies stimulated your mind whereas Tweedy broke your coronary heart. Nowadays, Wilco appear much less fixated on utilizing the studio as its personal instrument and extra targeted on being a self-contained band. So whereas newer albums like The Complete Love and Star Wars may not have the headphone sweet of Y2K Wilco, the no-frills recordings seize a band on the peak of their skills. Not surprisingly, the band has by no means been higher on stage. BRIAN COOK

    MARCH 19

    READINGS & TALKS

  106. Rick Barot (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Tacoma-based, Philippines-born poet Rick Barot is the writer of the collections The Darker Fall, Lambda Literary finalist and Grub Road Prize winner Need, and Chord, with a fourth, The Galleons, due out this 12 months. He is received all of the fellowships, or no less than NEA, Guggenheim Basis, Artist Belief, Civitella Ranieri, and Stanford College grants.

    MARCH 19-22

    FOOD & DRINK

  107. Taste Washington 2020
    Immerse your self in 4 days of pure oenophilia with this behemoth occasion billing itself as “the nation’s largest single-region wine and meals occasion,” which unites greater than 235 Washington wineries, 65 native eating places, and a lot of acclaimed native and nationwide cooks.

    MARCH 20

    MUSIC

  108. Pussy Riot
    Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, who’ve additionally dabbled in psych-rock musicals, will showcase their performance-art-meets-politics-meets-pop-and-punk-music expertise at this occasion.

    MARCH 20-APRIL 12

    PERFORMANCE

  109. Sweat (ACT Theatre)
    In Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a gaggle of buddies who work collectively on the manufacturing facility ground are pushed aside when layoffs and picket traces come into the image.

    MARCH 21

    COMEDY

  110. Lewis Black
    The previous, white, alpha-male ranter is a well-recognized determine in comedy, acknowledged Captain Apparent. However Lewis Black could be the paragon of this custom, maybe the final such über-curmudgeon we’ll ever want (though most likely not, seeing as how the world’s going). Trying like a extra brutish Al Franken, Black bellows in a baritone a litany of insults and outrages to his sensibilities. From essentially the most minuscule mundanities to the horror present of politics to essentially the most cosmic injustices, Black pinpoints their infuriating truths—laced with a robust arsenal of profanity. Unimaginable catharsis ensues. DAVE SEGAL MUSIC
  111. Brantley Gilbert Fire’t Up 2020 Tour
    Issues will get country-fried when the Hearth’t Up Tour stops off in Tacoma as a part of its huge 30-plus-date tour that brings headliner Gilbert in addition to Chase Rice, Dylan Scott, and Brandon Lay to the stage.

    MARCH 21-APRIL 5

    FILM

  112. Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2020
    This annual movie competition explores and celebrates world Jewish and Israeli life, historical past, complexity, tradition, and filmmaking. It showcases worldwide, unbiased, and award-winning Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema, and the viewers votes on their favorites. Many of the movies are proven in March; in April, the fest migrates to the Eastside. Highlights embody the Tom Douglas Opening Evening Dessert Social gathering, VIP Gala, and Sunday Brunch.

    MARCH 22

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  113. Big Climb Seattle 2020
    Do some squats in preparation for this annual climb, the place 1000’s of contributors hike up the Columbia Tower’s 69 flights of stairs (1,311 steps). Proceeds profit blood most cancers analysis.
  114. UW Cherry Blossom Run
    Run from the UW Heart For City Horticulture to Purple Sq.—you are positive to get an eyeful of the campus’s well-known cherry blossom timber alongside the best way.

    MARCH 28-APRIL 5

    PERFORMANCE

  115. Shen Yun
    By all accounts Shen Yun is a stunningly beautiful dance explosion pushed by classical Chinese language motion and set earlier than an enormous display screen that transports you to Imperial Chinese language palaces, heavenly heights, and wonderful colour fields. However additionally it is the product of the Falun Gong motion, a spiritual group persecuted by the Chinese language authorities. Members of the faith search to reignite ardour for conventional Chinese language tradition as a approach to attract a comparability to present authoritarian management. Audiences are in for songs selling Falun Gong’s conservative values, which embody—in response to SF Gate and individuals who have seen the present—creationism, homophobia, sobriety, and no spreadin til the weddin. I like to recommend this efficiency to you solely so you’ll be able to watch the look on peoples’ faces as they slowly uncover they’re being indoctrinated. But when it is too costly, or if their ideology threatens your very existence, then clearly it is best to do actually anything. RICH SMITH

    MARCH 26-SEPTEMBER 20

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  116. Seattle Mariners 2020 Home Games
    Seattle’s MLB crew will kick off their 2020 season on their dwelling turf (T-Cellular Park) with 4 back-to-back video games towards the Texas Rangers, rounding issues out in September with matches towards the Cleveland Indians. See the entire schedule here.

    OPENING MARCH 27

    FILM

  117. Mulan (Vast launch)
    Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated favourite Mulan is, fortunately, actually stay motion and never an uncanny Lion King state of affairs (though little doubt there will be loads of greenscreening). A younger lady (the Chinese language star Liu Yifei, who’s been within the information for not-great causes) disguises herself as a person and takes the place of her father within the Imperial Military. Do not count on the songs from the unique.

    MARCH 29

    PERFORMANCE

  118. Baby Shark Live
    Characters named Child Shark and Pinkfong will carry out dances and songs that can undoubtedly get lodged in your and your youngsters’s brains, like “5 Little Monkeys,” “Wheels On The Bus,” “Jungle Boogie,” and, naturally, “Child Shark.”

    MARCH 29-APRIL 9

    FOOD & DRINK

  119. Seattle Restaurant Week Spring 2020
    Frugal gourmands in all places rejoice over this twice-yearly occasion, which lets diners tuck into prix-fixe menus at greater than 165 totally different eating places hoping to lure new prospects with singularly slashed costs. Three programs value a mere $35, and lots of eating places additionally supply two-course lunches for $20. It’s a superb alternative to feast like a excessive curler at an accessible worth level and cross some in any other case spendy institutions off your meals bucket checklist.


    APRIL

    Particular Vacation Calendars: 4/20 | Easter (April 12) | Passover (April Eight-16) | Earth Day (April 22) | National Poetry Month | Spring

    APRIL 1-30

    FESTIVALS

  120. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
    After the lengthy and arduous winter, one of the simplest ways to shock you out of seasonal despair is to stay your face in a ton of recent flowers. You’re in luck, as a result of Skagit Valley’s annual Tulip Competition is actually one thing to behold as, fairly actually, hundreds of thousands of pink, yellow, purple, orange, and crimson tulips shoot up from the bottom and announce that winter is lastly over. (Or no less than, it’s over in the remainder of the world. It’ll be chilly right here via June.) Whilst you may fly to Holland to get your fill of tulips, the journey up I-5 is faster, cheaper, and, with one mountain vary to the east and one other to your west, much more Instagrammable than Amsterdam. KATIE HERZOG

    APRIL 2

    READINGS & TALKS

  121. Adam Johnson: The Art of Listening (Hugo Home’s Phrase Works)
    On this Phrase Works lecture, Nationwide Guide Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Adam Johnson will discuss crafting research-based narratives, utilizing examples from his personal work.

    APRIL 2-5

    PERFORMANCE

  122. Chicago (Broadway on the Paramount)
    Homicide, depravity, and Bob Fosse choreography make a potent cocktail on this Tony-winning revival of the famed Kander and Ebb musical about attractive, sociopathic showgirls of the roaring ’20s.

    APRIL Four

    MUSIC

  123. An Evening with The Monkees
    Massive followers of reunions as they’re, old-head ’60s-formed rock group the Monkees will carry again the hits on this Seattle tour cease. VISUAL ART
  124. Museum Day
    Get cultured free of charge at one of many museums collaborating in Smithsonian’s Museum Day. All it is advisable to do is obtain the ticket from the Smithsonian’s web site, seize a companion, and present your move on the Asian Art Museum, the National Nordic Museum, Seattle Art Museum, or different establishments out of city. Select rigorously, although, since you solely get one.

    APRIL 5

    PERFORMANCE

  125. Dancing with the Stars: Live!
    See all of the glitz and glamour of your favourite ABC actuality present Dancing with the Stars stay on this North America tour cease.

    APRIL 9-11

    MUSIC

  126. Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki (Seattle Symphony)
    Scores by Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, featured broadly in Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies (Spirited Away, Kiki’s Supply Service, and the like), shall be carried out by a full orchestra and choir, carried out by Hisashi himself and set to montages of Miyazaki’s movies. You will not wish to miss this.

    APRIL 9-12

    PERFORMANCE

  127. Cirque du Soleil AXEL
    On this acrobatic aerial-and-ice-skating spectacular by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, a younger artist and musician creates a “hand-drawn universe” and joins his like to steal again gentle from a supervillain.

    APRIL 10

    MUSIC

  128. Billie Eilish
    Her sultry, silky, dulcet vocals have an old-soul high quality, and her songwriting feels catchier and extra mature than her 17 years would recommend. Which is probably going why LA pop maker Billie Eilish has jetted to the highest of charts worldwide with 5 singles off her debut full-length, When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?, that preceded its launch (it peaked at No. 1 in 20 nations, and debuted on the prime of our personal Billboard 200, with the third-largest streaming numbers for an album by a feminine artist ever). She’s just like the American model of Lorde, however her music belongs extra on the late-night spectrum with darkish, moody, grooving and thumping manufacturing qualities. LEILANI POLK

    OPENING APRIL 10

    FILM

  129. No Time to Die (Vast launch)
    Cary Joji Fukunaga of True Detective and Beasts of No Nation (additionally the author of It) directs the latest Daniel Craig-starring James Bond outing, wherein Bond is pulled again into energetic service when his CIA buddy places him on the trail of a sinister, high-tech villain. Advisable for spy movie followers, in fact, but in addition for lovers of stellar ensemble casts: This child additionally options Lashana Lynch (of Captain Marvel), Ana de Armas (Craig’s co-star from Knives Out), Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, and Léa Seydoux.

    APRIL 10-12

    GEEK

  130. Sakura-Con
    For one weekend, see life via an anime lens as cosplayers collect once more for the Northwest’s “oldest and most well-attended” conference dedicated to the artwork, offered by the Asia Northwest Cultural Schooling Affiliation. It is a members-only competition, however as soon as you are a member, the whole lot else is free—contests, panels, dance events, and extra. Meet artists and browse their works, watch fashions strut outlandish seems on the runway at two trend reveals, and listen to musical company.

    APRIL 10-19

    PERFORMANCE

  131. Giselle (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
    The Pacific Northwest Ballet will stage a somewhat spooky basic, Giselle, wherein a younger lady dies after being spurned by a heartless nobleman and joins the Wilis, a bunch of wronged, vengeful, ghostly women.

    APRIL 13

    MUSIC

  132. Block Party Presents: Jenny Hval with Special Guests
    With albums like 2011’s Viscera, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky, and 2014’s Apocalypse, woman, Norway’s Jenny Hval proved herself a provocative singer/songwriter/producer unafraid to look at gender roles and erotic impulses with idiosyncratic iconoclasm. Their clever songs flit from Younger Marble Giants–like fragile magnificence to Robert Wyatt–like poignancy to Björk-ian digital eccentricity. Hval even faucets right into a sublimely mournful ambient realm that remembers the exalted new-age excursions of Laraaji and Ariel Kalma on Apocalypse’s “Holy Land.” Her final album, Blood Bitch, is an idea album revolving round menstruation, Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando, and 1970s horror and exploitation movies. Produced by Hval and famend noise musician Lasse Marhaug, it’s her most streamlined, digital full-length, that includes manufacturing strategies that intensify her dulcet, icy vocal tones, nevertheless it additionally incorporates her most harrowing monitor, “The Plague.” There will be blood. DAVE SEGAL

    APRIL 14-19

    PERFORMANCE

  133. Jersey Boys (fifth Avenue Theatre)
    Jersey Boys is a buffed and glossy factor, an leisure machine greased with pomade whose engine hums in four-part concord.” So wrote Brendan Kiley when the musical about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons final migrated to Seattle. You possibly can expertise the story of the working-tough crooners as soon as once more at this five-performance run.

    APRIL 15

    MUSIC

  134. Celine Dion
    Even in the event you solely know her for the Titanic soundtrack, everybody is aware of Celine Dion is a legend. The pop famous person goes robust on her Braveness World Tour, which is able to cease in Tacoma. READINGS & TALKS
  135. Carol Anderson (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Carol Anderson’s White Rage: The Unstated Fact of Our Racial Divide contends with the anti-black fury that has hindered the progress of black residents since emancipation, whereas her One Individual, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy expounds on one other menace to social justice.

    APRIL 17-18

    FILM

  136. Spliff 2020
    A brand new vibe of stoner leisure is rising—witness the rise of Broad Metropolis, Excessive Upkeep, and mainly each TV present created on Viceland. And, most significantly, The Stranger presents SPLIFF, your new favourite movie competition created by the stoned for the stoned, simply in time for Four/20.

    APRIL 17-MAY 17

    PERFORMANCE

  137. The Importance of Being Earnest (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
    Oscar Wilde’s long-beloved play is a masterpiece concerning the silliness of sophistication, propriety, and picture. Jack Worthing desires to marry Gwendolen, however his pedigree is missing—largely as a result of he does not truly know who his mother and father are, on condition that he was present in a purse as a child. Complicating issues is the truth that Jack has assumed a false identification because the extra fascinating “Ernest,” and never even Gwendolen is aware of the reality. All turns into unraveled earlier than the inevitably unlikely and goofy blissful ending.

    APRIL 17-MAY 19

    PERFORMANCE

  138. The Effect (ACT Theatre)
    If you happen to favored HBO’s Succession, try creator Lucy Prebble’s sexy-cerebral play that grapples with “whether or not or not science has the power to have an effect on the human situation.”

    APRIL 18

    MUSIC

  139. Record Store Day 2020
    Excellently divisive music-nerd vacation Report Retailer Day acts as an annual reminder of how Seattle continues to be very a lot a music-obsessed city. For these of you who aren’t saving your pennies for particular releases, Report Retailer Day was conceived in 2007 as a day of celebration and reductions for vinyl lovers. Relying on whom you ask, it is both a booster shot to music retailers or a headache for smaller labels that should compete with main labels to get their releases pressed on time. Many Seattle retailers take part by providing particular releases and gross sales, and a few even have in-store performances.

    APRIL 20

    MUSIC

  140. Alice Cooper, Lita Ford
    The king of faux blood and arduous rock will grace Seattle together with his legendary prowess.
  141. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Leah Senior
    Melbourne, Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are at all times a chameleon-stunning sight and topped sound to behold,” wrote Stranger music contributor Zach Frimmel. Catch them with people singer-songwriter Leah Senior.

    APRIL 21-26

    PERFORMANCE

  142. The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway on the Paramount)
    This goofy quasi-murder thriller received Finest New Comedy on the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards for its run on the Duchess Theatre in London—which started in 2014 and lasted till April 2019. The plot is a bit meta: A theatrical firm places on a homicide thriller play (that is a play-within-a-play, in the event you’re following) and is beset by catastrophe after catastrophe, together with repeated scenes, understudies preventing with the mains, and surroundings falling aside.

    APRIL 21-MAY 17

    PERFORMANCE

  143. Macbeth (Seattle Shakespeare)
    This must be a deal with: Desdemona Chiang, the ingenious director of Intiman’s Caught, Seattle Public Theatre’s The World of Excessive Happiness, ACT’s King of the Yees, and lots of extra across the nation, will stage one among Shakespeare’s most forcefully fatalistic performs. Witches! Clans! Duels! Imaginary daggers! “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrows”! How will you resist?

    APRIL 22

    READINGS & TALKS

  144. Elizabeth Kolbert (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker workers author Elizabeth Kolbert has acquired nationwide recognition for her reporting on world warming, extinction, and different pressing issues. She’s additionally the writer of a number of books: The Prophet of Love: And Different Tales of Energy and Deceit, Area Notes from a Disaster, and The Sixth Extinction.

    APRIL 23

    MUSIC

  145. Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills
    The terrifyingly-named 5 Finger Loss of life Punch make Las Vegas-bred heavy metallic within the nü-grunge model of bands like Staind and Papa Roach. Coincidentally, they’re going to be joined by Papa Roach on this tour, together with I Prevail and Ice 9 Kills.
  146. Mura Masa
    Rising up on the distant island of Guernsey within the English Channel, Alex Crossan (aka Mura Masa) experimented with punk, metallic, and even gospel earlier than firmly planting his ft in digital music. Fusing future bass and R&B, lure, calypso, and hiphop, his viral hit “Love$ick” broke Spotify again in early 2016. Mura Masa’s debut album got here out in July 2017; count on massive issues. AMBER CORTES

    APRIL 23-26

    FESTIVALS

  147. PopCon 2020: Forever Young: Popular Music and Youth Across the Ages
    At this annual pointy-headed music-nerd convention, which was began in 2002, lecturers, critics, artists, and hardcore followers come collectively to listen to panels on a broad theme referring to the artwork kind that connects all of them. This 12 months’s occasion is all concerning the youth, who’ve performed a serious position in driving music, politics, and tradition all through historical past. FILM
  148. Seattle Black Film Festival 2020
    I’ve but to attend a Langston Hughes African American Movie Competition—now referred to as the Seattle Black Movie Competition after a unanimous vote by neighborhood members, who really feel the brand new identify higher displays the huge Black diasporic expertise—that doesn’t have an necessary black-directed or black-themed movie that’s someway been missed by the broader movie neighborhood or is unavailable in any format—net, disk, cable, theater. CHARLES MUDEDE

    APRIL 24-26

    VISUAL ART

  149. Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2020
    For the previous 17 years, the Basis for Intercourse-Optimistic Tradition has gathered lovers of erotic artwork in all its kinds. See the galleries of visible and interactive artwork, draw sensually posed fashions, hear readings, study trans and queer erotica, uncover porny historical past, attend contests, and occasion.

    APRIL 25

    FOOD & DRINK

  150. Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic 2020
    At this competition, munch on limitless salty, crunchy pork in over 35 dishes from native cooks and eating places and sip crisp brews from greater than 100 regional breweries. Plus, take part in a blind beer style take a look at, a bacon-eating contest, and garden video games and actions like a bacon seesaw.
  151. Seattle Cheese and Meat Festival
    The world is your cheese plate at this celebration of all issues cured meat and fromage. On the door, you’ll be greeted with a tasting glass and charcuterie board, after which left to your personal gadgets to wander round curating the platter of your goals with samples from distributors. Then pair your picks with wine, cider, beer, spirits, or kombucha. MUSIC
  152. Lauren Daigle, JOHNNYSWIM
    Two-time Grammy winner Lauren Daigle has expanded her debut headlining tour to incorporate our truthful metropolis in help of her newest album, Look Up Baby. She’ll be joined by people/soul duo JOHNNYSWIM. READINGS & TALKS
  153. Seattle Independent Bookstore Day 2020
    Impartial Bookstore Day is Seattle’s celebration of town’s plentiful and diversified unbiased bookstores. Get pleasure from an excellent spring day of shopping for books in individual from booksellers who love you and need you to be blissful. Additionally: FUCK JEFF BEZOS. LONG LIVE INDIES. RICH SMITH
    To make issues fascinating, strive visiting as many collaborating native bookstores as humanly attainable within the Indie Bookstore Day Problem—you might be rewarded with offers and different particular surprises. 

    OPENING APRIL 25

    MUSEUMS

  154. American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith (MOHAI)
    This touring Smithsonian exhibition all about American democracy brings “America’s nationwide treasures” to life with multimedia experiences and designs, in addition to artifacts from the Smithsonian and MOHAI’s personal assortment.

    APRIL 29

    READINGS & TALKS

  155. Maira Kalman (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    The famend illustrator will current her new guide, an illustrated version of Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

    APRIL 30

    MUSIC

  156. Kurt Vile, Cate Le Bon, Stella Mozgawa, Stephen Black
    Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Kurt Vile and his luscious locks will go to Seattle with Stella Mozgawa and Stephen Black in tow.

    APRIL 30-MAY 2

    FESTIVALS

  157. Crosscut Festival 2020
    Within the model of the New Yorker Competition, native information web site Crosscut presents two days of well timed conversations with nationally identified journalists, authors, and politicians. Previous company have included Valerie Jarrett, Janet Napolitano, Pramila Jayapal, and Jay Inslee.


    MAY

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Cinco de Mayo (Could 5) | Mother’s Day (Could 10)

    MAY 1

    MUSIC

  158. Russ
    Billboard-topping rapper Russ, whom you most likely know for his hit single “What They Need,” will carry the good things to Seattle on his Shake The Globe Tour.

    OPENING MAY 1

    FILM

  159. Black Widow (Vast launch)
    Marvel fleshes out the story of Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).

    MAY 1-Three

    GEEK

  160. Crypticon 2020
    Crypticon will fill the DoubleTree with a whole bunch of gorehounds, bloodsluts, zombbros, and creepazoids. Gown up and enter the cosplay contest, compete in competitions, browse haunted Cthulhu/zombie/vampire/and many others. items, and meet horror celebrities like Shudder’s Joe Bob Briggs, actor Invoice Moseley (Three from Hell), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).

    MAY 2

    MUSIC

  161. Sturgill Simpson
    Recent off his 2019 animated album Sound & Fury, the Grammy winner is joined by bluegrass-folk-country artist Tyler Childers on A Good Look’n Tour. SPORTS & RECREATION
  162. Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day 2020
    On the primary Saturday of Could for nearly a century, a whole bunch of leisure boats have paraded from Portage Bay via the Montlake Minimize for Seattle Yacht Membership’s Opening Day to rejoice the official opening of Seattle’s boating season. Watch from the shore as adorned vessels boast stay bands and large floats. It is also a convention for individuals on board to throw water balloons at shore-dwellers, so apply your reflexes.

    MAY 2-19

    PERFORMANCE

  163. La Bohème (Seattle Opera)
    Giacomo Puccini’s unabashedly emotional tragicomedy, probably the most fashionable and accessible operas ever (and the progenitor of Lease), tells the story of 4 destitute however loyal, inventive Parisians who survive on friendship and sweetness within the Latin Quarter. However can love survive city poverty?

    MAY Three

    MUSIC

  164. Dead Can Dance
    Australian British musical duo Useless Can Dance, composed of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, will carry their mix of “African polyrhythms, Gaelic people, Gregorian chant, Center Japanese mantras, and artwork rock” (per Australian music historian Ian McFarlane) to Seattle.

    MAY Four

    MUSIC

  165. Cher, Nile Rodgers, Chic
    Apparently, Cher’s Farewell Tour just a few years again wasn’t actually her final. Who can blame her for desirous to remind the world of her countless capability for zippy costume adjustments and glitzy vibrato? She’ll be joined by the inimitable Nile Rogers and his band Stylish, whose biggest hits embody “All people Dance,” “Le Freak,” and “I Need Your Love.”

    MAY 6

    MUSIC

  166. Mandy Moore
    Do not act such as you did not know Mandy Moore put out albums—did you not clock the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress’s singing chops in Princess Diaries? She’ll come to Seattle in help of her first two singles in a decade and her upcoming album.

    MAY 7

    READINGS & TALKS

  167. Natalie Diaz (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Natalie Diaz is the writer of the award-winning assortment of poetry When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press). (She’s additionally a really completed basketball participant, however that is for one more time.) Her different work includes doing cool issues like partnering with Hugo Home and the Poetry Basis to create Poetry Throughout the Nations, “a neighborhood outreach program facilitated by Native ladies” who host readings and workshops to construct “intercultural and intertribal” networks. RICH SMITH

    MAY 7-17

    FOOD & DRINK

  168. Seattle Beer Week
    Seattle’s craft-beer scene is at all times alive and effervescent with exercise, however throughout Beer Week, that geeky enthusiasm will get kicked into excessive gear, with a stacked lineup of beer dinners, festivals, socials, pub crawls, and releases galore.

    OPENING MAY Eight

    FILM

  169. Legally Blonde 3 (Vast launch)
    Seventeen years after her final film, Elle Woods returns, embodied (in fact) by Reese Witherspoon.
  170. The Personal History of David Copperfield (Vast launch)
    We’re hoping for a few of that wry magic from director Armando Iannucci (The Loss of life of Stalin, Veep), screenwriter Simon Blackwell (Veep, The Thick of It), and actors Dev Patel, Gwendoline Christie, Hugh Laurie, and Tilda Swinton on this adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.

    MAY Eight-JUNE 14

    PERFORMANCE

  171. Lydia and the Troll (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
    In Justin Huertas’s very homegrown, brand-new fantasy musical, a singer-songwriter who’s caught in a rut receives a tempting supply from a stranger.

    MAY 9

    FILM

  172. HUMP! Film Festival Re-screen 2020
    Missed Dan Savage’s boisterous competition of beginner porn, HUMP!, again in November? No worries! The movies shall be re-screened in all their raunchy glory. This 12 months’s competition was wilder than ever, stuffed with kink, queerdom, and pancakes, so get there! MUSIC
  173. Adam Ant
    Causes to go see Adam Ant: He seems like Gary Oldman—with a pirate’s hat! His final album is actually bizarre. It seems like he made the entire thing hiding in a basement with a drum machine—like Sly Stone on There’s a Riot Goin’ On, solely he’s Adam Ant. He referred to as the album Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter. He doesn’t personal a tv. You possibly can yell for him to play his new songs, however not that skeevy one about lusting after a young person. That one’s simply too squick. However the different ones are actually good. And also you get the hits! Extra hits! And bizarre stuff reduce out from magazines and plastered onto his hat! Ridicule is nothing to be afraid of! Reside it! ANDREW HAMLIN

    MAY 10

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  174. The Color Run 5K Seattle
    Run via a cloud of coloured cornstarch, fling your personal colour packet at different racers, and end the race wanting like a human tie-dye. The value features a t-shirt, headband, the coloured powder, and a Unicorn Finisher’s Medal.
  175. Virginia Mason Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K 2020
    Select between a half-marathon and a 5K run/stroll to rejoice your mother and different individuals’s mothers. On the end line, get pleasure from all of the wine and mimosas you deserve.

    MAY 12

    MUSIC

  176. Jim James with the Seattle Symphony: The Order of Nature
    My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will crew up with Seattle Symphony conductor Teddy Abrams for a particular acoustic efficiency of their orchestral track cycle The Order of Nature, that includes John Wiliams’ Overture to The Cowboys and Aaron Copland’s “4 Dance Episodes” from Rodeo.

    MAY 12-24

    PERFORMANCE

  177. Once on This Island (fifth Avenue Theatre)
    The theater will current the Olivier Award-winning musical As soon as on This Island (from the Tony Award-winning songwriting crew Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty), a Caribbean adaptation of The Little Mermaid, wherein a peasant woman named Ti Moune rescues and falls in love with a rich boy, Daniel, from the opposite aspect of the island. Michael Arden, who directed the Spring Awakening revival, will helm this one.

    MAY 14

    MUSIC

  178. Justin Bieber
    You have beloved him, you have hated him, you have forgotten about him a few instances, and now he is again with a brand new album and world tour. Reevaluate your emotions for J Biebs on this Seattle cease. READINGS & TALKS
  179. The Moth Mainstage (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    5 storytellers will take the stage at Benaroya for an evening of memoir-ish oral historical past, as a part of radio sensation The Moth‘s Mainstage sequence.

    MAY 14-15

    FESTIVALS

  180. Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 2020
    Have a good time the efforts of the Everett Music Initiative with this weekend competition, now in its seventh 12 months, unfold over a number of beloved native venues, with stay units from native and touring abilities.

    MAY 14-JUNE 7

    FILM

  181. Seattle International Film Festival 2020
    Now in its 46th 12 months, this movie competition is the most important in the US and is the very best alternative all 12 months to attach with world cinematic tradition (or simply see some kick-ass international and indie films lengthy earlier than much less fortunate audiences get the prospect).

    MAY 15

    MUSIC

  182. The Avett Brothers
    People familiars the Avett Brothers will get away their woo-woo strategy to Americana this spring, their years of labor closely pushed by nice harmony-riddled messages of excellent and evil, banjo and fiddle.

    MAY 16

    MUSIC

  183. Journey, The Pretenders
    Ever-present torch-holders of the ’80s, Journey and the Pretenders will carry their light-rock-less-talk vibes to the Northwest for an evening of hair-swinging and piano solos paying homage to Steve Perry’s golden years.

    MAY 16-17

    FESTIVALS

  184. University District Streetfair
    The College District’s iconic road truthful will proceed its fame because the longest-running occasion of its sort within the nation by filling the Ave with meals from distributors, crafts, a beer backyard, and stay music for the 51st 12 months.

    MAY 17

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  185. Beat the Bridge 2020
    Assist fund diabetes analysis via JDRF by operating in Nordstrom’s annual Beat the Bridge 5 or 8K. Your purpose is to cross the College Bridge earlier than it is raised on the two-mile mark, however in the event you do not make it in time, you will not have to show round—there shall be stay music and extra festivities because the bridge makes its approach again down.

    MAY 19-31

    PERFORMANCE

  186. The Book of Mormon (Broadway on the Paramount)
    As human civilization quickly approaches the tip instances, a few of us want leisure that skewers faith simply to maintain from going loopy. One misleading, good factor about The Guide of Mormon is that the present unexpectedly finally ends up being okay with faith in the long run—as long as you’re utilizing your non secular beliefs to make the world higher. Plus, there are unbelievably humorous faucet numbers (“Flip It Off”), parodies of pop-culture juggernauts like Star Wars and The Lion King, and features like “I can’t imagine Jesus simply referred to as me a dick!” CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE

    MAY 20

    READINGS & TALKS

  187. Luis Alberto Urrea (Seattle Arts & Lectures)
    Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Home of Damaged Angels, which takes inspiration from his personal life, relates the story of a dying patriarch, his journey as a younger man from La Paz to San Diego, the grudges and loves of his prolonged household, and his 100-year-old mom’s funeral. Urrea has been a finalist for the Pulitzer, and his private but wide-ranging model appears completely suited to this sprawling household epic.

    MAY 21

    READINGS & TALKS

  188. Sigrid Nunez: Giving Full Play to the Imagination (Hugo Home’s Phrase Works)
    For her Phrase Works craft discuss, Nationwide Guide Award winner Sigrid Nunez (The Good friend) will discuss “playfulness, creativeness, and find out how to give in to the pull towards the unknown that each one writers face when embarking upon a challenge.” Afterward, she’ll be interviewed on stage and reply further questions from the viewers.

    MAY 22-25

    FESTIVALS

  189. Northwest Folklife 2020
    The purpose of Folklife is noble as heck: “We envision robust communities, united by arts and tradition… When individuals share facets of their tradition, alternatives are created to dissolve misunderstandings, break down stereotypes, and improve respect for each other.” What does this translate to? A big Memorial Day weekend hippie fest stuffed with pretty individuals dancing, performing world music from “yodeling to beatboxing” and the whole lot in between, serving tasty road meals, and main workshops in arts and crafts. It’s an important, if doubtlessly overwhelming, people-watching expertise, plus a good way to see native music.

    MAY 27-30

    FESTIVALS

  190. Ballard Jazz Festival 2020
    The 18th Annual Ballard Jazz Competition, which highlights each the historic neighborhood and Seattle’s vibrant jazz scene, options three days of stay units from native and nationwide acts, a jazz stroll down Ballard Avenue, and extra.

    MAY 28-30

    MUSIC

  191. Northwest Terror Fest
    For the third 12 months in a row, Northwest Terror Fest shall be dosing Capitol Hill with three days’ value of loud noises starting from the gnarliest of grindcore to the spaciest of doom. From Thursday via Saturday, the principle reveals shall be held at Neumos and Barboza, with packed lineups all night lengthy. Aftershows shall be held simply down the road at Highline. Artists introduced thus far embody Blood Incantation, Cartilage, Cloak, Escuela Grind, Grayceon, Gost, Obsequiae, Midnight, Depressing (performing an acoustic set), Mizmor, Racetraitor, Repulsion, Ringworm, Squalus, Suffocation, Visigoth, Windhand, Wormrot, and Xibalba. KEVIN DIERS

    OPENING MAY 29

    FILM

  192. Artemis Fowl (Vast launch)
    A wee Irish prison genius commits a kidnapping and searches for his lacking father on this adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s youngsters’s novel, directed by none apart from Kenneth Branagh, who’s apparently run out of Shakespeare.

    MAY 29-JUNE 7

    PERFORMANCE

  193. Pite — Tharp — Liang (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
    An unmissable lineup: The Pacific Northwest Ballet will dance Crystal Pite’s (Emergence) Plot Level, which premiered in 2017 to the reward of Wealthy Smith (“It has all of the powerhouse hyper-violence of comic-book noirs reminiscent of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin Metropolis, and all of the complicated, intricate choreography you’d count on from a contemporary ballet”). Additionally on faucet shall be Twyla Tharp’s R&B/jazz-scored Ready on the Station and a brand new piece by Edward Liang.

    MAY 31

    FOOD & DRINK

  194. Seattle Lamb Jam
    At this competitors dropped at you by Tasty Inventive and the American Lamb Board, 16 Seattle cooks concoct their finest lamb dishes as they vie for the title of Lamb Jam Seattle Champion. Lamb stomach ramen? Lamb ham Cubanos? Something goes.Main Annual Could Occasions with Dates TBA: Syttende Mai, Seattle Storm dwelling video games


    JUNE

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Father’s Day (June 21) | Juneteenth (June 19) | Pride Month

    JUNE Three

    MUSIC

  195. Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair
    Nineties singer-songwriter legends Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette will journey north to Seattle, beginning in Portland, with an arsenal of iconic breakup songs.

    JUNE Three-Four

    MUSIC

  196. DreamWorks Animation in Concert
    Relive all of your favourite moments from the Dreamworks animated movies Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, The way to Practice Your Dragon, and extra as they’re projected on the large display screen, accompanied by stay scores from the Seattle Symphony.

    OPENING JUNE Four

    FILM


  197. Wonder Woman 1984 (Vast launch)


  198. The DC Comics superhero Marvel Lady (Gal Gadot) returns to face off towards Maxwell Lord and Cheetah, a super-fast, super-mean villainess. Patty Jenkins directs.

    JUNE Four-6

    COMEDY

  199. Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist Tour
    If you happen to’re on the lookout for a night of comparatively family-friendly comedy, watch Jim Gaffigan make jokes about spectacular meals consumption and the trials and tribulations of each day life. Gaffigan’s identified for his TV and movie appearances (most not too long ago in Troop Zero, Them That Adopted, and Gentle From Gentle), stand-up specials Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, and High quality Time, and his books Dad is Fats and Meals: A Love Story.

    JUNE 5-7

    FESTIVALS

  200. HONK! Fest West
    This family-oriented competition will get you in on the brass, percussion, and road band “world renaissance.” Twenty-five or extra bands will jam in streets and parks round Seattle as they rejoice this democratic and ebullient musical style.

    JUNE 6

    MUSIC

  201. Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow & Yola
    Echoes By the Canyon brings collectively a trio of award-winning feminine musicians for an early summer season live performance sequence that options a few of the greatest names in pop-rock and various nation music.

    JUNE 6-7

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  202. Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon Series
    This two-day operating sequence will supply a 5K (Sat June 6), a full marathon, and a half marathon (Solar June 7) benefiting St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital. There can even be a pre-race well being and health expo and stay leisure.

    JUNE 11-14

    FESTIVALS

  203. Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2020
    The one factor higher than taking the ferry to Vashon Island is the promise of seeing athletic Border Collies chase lovable ruminant creatures round a area. Along with the competitors, this annual herding extravaganza—now in its 12th 12 months—brings native fare, a spirit backyard, a fiber arts village, bagpipe performances, shearing demos, and extra to the charming island.

    JUNE 12-JULY Three

    PERFORMANCE

  204. Evita (fifth Avenue Theatre)
    Songs! Vogue! Fascism! Eva Perón, the second spouse of Argentine president Juan Perón, will get the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical remedy. The rating boasts a few of musical theatre’s most beloved numbers (“Do not Cry for Me Argentina” et al.). This manufacturing will shut out the theater’s 2019-2020 season with a bang.

    JUNE 13-14

    FOOD & DRINK

  205. Seattle Street Food Festival
    The ever-popular curbside competition from Cellular Meals Rodeo spreads over 5 metropolis blocks and can collect greater than 75 meals vans, eating places, and pop-ups on the streets of South Lake Union for an evening of large-scale gluttony. There’s additionally stay music and three beer gardens.

    JUNE 14

    MUSIC

  206. Tanya Tucker
    Texas-born nation singer Tanya Tucker, who launched her first hit, “Delta Daybreak,” in 1972 when she was simply 13, will play her biggest hits from all through the years.

    JUNE 16-21

    PERFORMANCE

  207. Anastasia (Broadway on the Paramount)
    This Broadway musical is an adaptation of the 1997 movie, a fictionalized fantasy a couple of younger amnesiac lady who falls in with a pair of con males attempting to move her off because the Russian duchess Anastasia. However who’s she actually?

    OPENING JUNE 19

    FILM

  208. Soul (Vast launch)
    Put together for many of the moisture in your physique to spurt out your eyeballs in Pixar’s newest fest of gorgeously animated heartstring-plucking, because the soul of a passionate music instructor/jazz pianist tries to search out his approach again to his physique with the assistance of an toddler fellow disembodied soul. Directed by Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) and co-writer Kemp Powers.

    JUNE 19-21

    FOOD & DRINK

  209. Washington Brewers Festival
    Maximizers who thrive when offered with a dizzying array of selections ought to get pleasure from this competition from the Washington Beer Fee, which is able to supply 500 beers from 110 Washington brewers. In addition to beer, there’s additionally a specialty root-beer backyard for designated drivers and the under-21 crowd to get pleasure from, plus meals distributors, a youngsters’ playground, and stay music and leisure all weekend. JULIANNE BELL

    JUNE 20-21

    FESTIVALS

  210. Fremont Solstice Fair 2020
    Fremont loves its bizarre celebrations, and this two-day outside city competition following the summer season solstice is arguably its greatest occasion of the 12 months. From its gigantic Solstice Parade composed of elaborately painted (and generally simply wild and free) nude bicyclists and ingenious costumes to its parade for canine to its craft market and stay music occasions, the custom has one thing for hippies, households, foodies, and artists alike.

    JUNE 23

    MUSIC

  211. AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Beaches, Bleeker
    Increase-clap electro-rock challenge Awolnation will carry their all-American advert spot jams to Seattle on their The Lightning Riders Tour with Andrew McMahon within the Wilderness, the Seashores, and Bleeker.

    OPENING JUNE 26

    FILM

  212. In the Heights (Vast launch)
    That is the display screen model of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fashionable Broadway musical a couple of bodega proprietor who goals of coming back from Washington Heights to his native Dominican Republic.
  213. Top Gun: Maverick (Vast launch)
    That is proper: Pete Mitchell returns, 30 years older and as hooked on thrills as ever.

    JUNE 28

    FESTIVALS

  214. Seattle Pride Parade
    After a month’s value of Delight occasions, queers and allies of all stripes be part of the epic procession that’s the Seattle Delight Parade, which fits from Fourth Avenue & Union all the best way to Seattle Heart. PERFORMANCE
  215. Choir Boy (ACT Theatre)
    From Tarell Alvin McCraney (who received an Oscar for his screenplay for 2016’s Moonlight) comes the heartwarming story of the Charles R. Drew Prep College for Boys gospel choir and its members. This manufacturing is offered in affiliation with Denver Heart Theatre Firm.Main Annual June Occasions with Dates TBA: Paradiso Competition, Seattle Outside Cinema, Search Social gathering, Dragon Fest, Bacon Eggs & Kegs, Marymoor Park Live shows, Zootunes


    JULY

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Fourth of July | Bastille Day (July 14)

    OPENING JULY 1

    VISUAL ART

  216. Warhol and the West
    See pop-art icon Andy Warhol’s obsession with the American West manifested via well-known work like Elvis and Cowboys and Indians.

    JULY Four

    FOURTH OF JULY

  217. Seafair Summer Fourth 2020
    See fireworks choreographed to Seafair’s customized musical rating at this Fourth of July favourite. Whilst you look forward to the sparks to go off, you’ll be able to sip brews in a beer backyard (it’s also possible to reserve spots to observe the fireworks from stated beer backyard), graze from meals vans, enter a pie-eating contest, and luxuriate in stay leisure.

    JULY 10

    MUSIC

  218. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
    My buddies can’t cease speaking about Joe Russo’s Nearly Useless, aka JRAD, which was imagined to be a one-off present that includes interpretations of Grateful Useless songs however changed into a full-time touring powerhouse promoting out reveals nationwide. Joe Russo was initially the drums-and-percussion half of Benevento Russo Duo with Marco Benevento—additionally a member of JRAD—and his post-Duo efforts embody work with Gene Ween, Cass McCombs, and Furthur, a Useless spin-off that includes Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. JRAD was conceived in 2013 after Russo’s stint with Furthur ended, and along with Benevento on keys, its present incarnation options Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger and Tom Hamilton on vocals and guitars. By all accounts, they placed on an epic, must-see present—recognizable as Grateful Useless music, however with its personal heavier bend and heady persuasions. LEILANI POLK

    OPENING JULY 10

    FILM

  219. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Vast launch)
    Whereas not a remake of the unique Ghostbusters or a sequel to the 2016 all-women remake, this outing within the franchise follows a mom and her two youngsters who uncover connections to the unique Ghostbuster crew after they transfer to a brand new city.

    JULY 10-12

    FESTIVALS

  220. West Seattle Summer Fest
    For the 38th 12 months, spend a while purchasing, dancing to stay music from nice native bands, doing yoga within the park, eating, consuming in beer gardens, and having fun with different summery actions at this annual family-friendly competition. FOOD & DRINK
  221. Ballard SeafoodFest
    Initially began as a celebration of the neighborhood’s fishing in 1974, this competition has expanded over time to incorporate an alder-smoked salmon dinner, a crab shack, a beer backyard replete with Ballard craft brews, a prolonged checklist of meals and artisan craft distributors, and music.
  222. Kirkland Uncorked
    This summer season wine competition, which advantages no-kill shelter Homeward Certain Pet Adoption Heart, encompasses a 21+ wine tasting backyard, a “burger brawl,” and music, in addition to a road truthful with a ship present, a meals truck feast, and different actions.
  223. Seattle International Beerfest
    This three-day specialty beer fest boasts the whole lot from basic beers like pilsners and pales to something “scrumptious but shunned by the lots,” together with double IPAs, barleywines, farmhouse ales, and sours, with breweries hailing from all around the world. There’s additionally a grass space on which to unfurl picnic blankets, along with ample indoor and outside seating.

    JULY 11

    FESTIVALS

  224. Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby 2020
    You would be forgiven for considering milk carton derby entails particular person milk cartons common into miniature boats, however you’ll be mistaken. This Seafair custom—which began in 1972 and payments itself as a “quirky celebration of creativity, science, and boatmanship”—invitations artful neighborhood members to make use of a bunch of milk cartons (300 per crew) to assemble vessels sturdy sufficient to carry human our bodies. The contributors then paddle their creations on Inexperienced Lake to win prizes earlier than a gaggle of adoring followers (aka family and friends). The entire affair wraps up within the early afternoon, making for a really productive and sun-soaked Saturday. MUSIC
  225. Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth
    Amidst well being scares and rumors of retirement, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne will bless the Pacific Northwest together with his passionate heavy metallic and can present 1000’s of individuals why he has at all times been the Prince of Darkness. He’ll be backed by trustworthy collaborators Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, and Adam Wakeman, with iconic Los Angeles metallic group Megadeth supporting for the complete North American run of this finale tour.

    JULY 16-18

    FESTIVALS

  226. Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 2020
    Timber!, Artist Residence’s fashionable outside music competition thrown out in Carnation, is again for its eighth 12 months with a really full weekend of crowd-friendly people, rock, and pop performances, and all-ages actions like tenting, kayaking, and stargazing. All artists shall be cut up between the Primary Stage, the smaller and extra intimate Campfire Stage, and Camp Timber for teenagers and group actions.

    JULY 17

    MUSIC

  227. Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer
    Pop-punk followers, rejoice! The upswing of energy chords from the late ’90s and early ’00s are again within the type of a Inexperienced Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy joint affair, for some cause offered by Harley-Davidson. All three teams will journey right here on their Hella Mega Tour.

    OPENING JULY 17

    FILM

  228. Tenet (Vast launch)
    We do not have too many particulars about this new Christopher Nolan movie starring BlacKkKlansman‘s John David Washington besides that it includes espionage, enlists the abilities of cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk) and Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther) in addition to actors Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Clémence Poésy—and is reportedly Nolan’s greatest, costliest movie to this point.

    JULY 17-19

    FESTIVALS

  229. Sequim Lavender Festival
    After a protracted winter hibernation, the lavender fields of Sequim come abloom to assuage the souls and nasal passages of passersby. Take within the sights, store for lavender items, and extra. FOOD & DRINK
  230. Bite of Seattle
    Seattle boasts loads of food and drinks festivals year-round, however Chunk of Seattle—billed as “Seattle’s unique and largest meals and beverage showcase” and claiming to attract greater than 375,000 company every year—is essentially the most well-known gluttonous gathering by far, having been in enterprise since 1982. Every year, the occasion assembles upwards of 200 meals and specialty distributors, in addition to providing craft beer and cider tastings, beer gardens, stay cooking demos and thriller ingredient cook-offs with native cooks on the “Chunk Cooks” stage, and extra.

    JULY 18

    MUSIC

  231. Kenny Chesney, Florida-Georgia Line, Old Dominion, Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Nation music golden boy Kenny Chesney will return to Seattle with a full lineup of star-studded supporters like Florida-Georgia Line, Previous Dominion, and Michael Franti & Spearhead on his 2020 Chillaxification Tour.

    JULY 18-19

    PERFORMANCE

  232. Welcome to Night Vale
    One thing is simply not fairly proper within the city of Evening Vale. For one, there’s the mysterious lights circling above each night time, and naturally there are the hooded figures on the canine park. If you happen to’re a part of the “cult” that religiously follows the podcast Welcome to Evening Vale, you’ll know that’s simply the tip of the iceberg on this seemingly “pleasant desert neighborhood.” However even in the event you aren’t, go to the present, arrange like an old-timey stay radio play, and expertise host Cecil Palmer’s voice, which is able to concurrently soothe your nerves and provide the shivers. AMBER CORTES

    JULY 22

    MUSIC

  233. Louis Tomlinson
    One Route’s Louis William Tomlinson will department out on his personal World Tour.

    JULY 23-26

    VISUAL ART

  234. Seattle Art Fair 2020
    An enormous variety of gallerists from all around the world will carry first-rate art work to Seattle for one hectic weekend within the sixth annual version of this truthful based by Paul G. Allen of Microsoft fame.

    JULY 24-26

    MUSIC

  235. Capitol Hill Block Party 2020
    Capitol Hill Block Social gathering is a large-scale weekend music competition that initially began as a captivating neighborhood get-together and has since morphed into a large spectacle of High 40 headliners and Seattle heavy hitters converging in the course of the canine days of summer season within the Pike/Pine hall. VISUAL ART
  236. BAM ARTSfair 2020
    Store arts from greater than 300 creators and make the most of free admission to the Bellevue Arts Museum at this annual competition, now in its 74th 12 months, which they declare is the most important arts and crafts truthful within the Northwest. The occasion contains the KIDSFair, the BAMboozle youngsters’s stage, a Sound & Motion stage with worldwide acts, and a chalkfest.

    JULY 25

    COMMUNITY

  237. Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade 2020
    Over 100 floats, marching bands, and performers will rejoice Seattle on this huge annual parade. Runners must also try the Capital One Torchlight Run 2020 taking place earlier within the night.

    JULY 31

    MUSIC

  238. Camila Cabello
    Burgeoning pop star Camila Cabello totally divorced herself from Fifth Concord when she struck out on her personal with a broadly acclaimed solo album, Camila. Be part of her on her Romance Tour.

    JULY 31-AUGUST 2

    FESTIVALS

  239. Seafair Weekend Festival 2020
    The summer-long Seafair Competition culminates in a three-day extravaganza of signature outside actions just like the Blue Angels’ air reveals, hydroplane racing, the Graham Trucking Seafair Cup, and a wakeboarding championship. MUSIC
  240. Watershed Festival
    Watershed Nation Music Competition will return to the Gorge for a wild weekend of twangin’ goodness. Put in your “Shedder gear” (trucker hats?) and prepare for 3 complete days of down-home studs.Main Annual July Occasions with Dates TBA: Outside Theater Competition


    AUGUST

    AUGUST 1-16

    FESTIVALS

  241. Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
    This annual competition will return to Bonney Lake’s Kelley Farm (aka the village of Merriwick) for 3 weekends of jousting, hen legs, and different medieval enjoyable.

    AUGUST Four-9

    PERFORMANCE

  242. Mean Girls (Broadway on the Paramount)
    A fish-out-of-water teenage nerd is tempted by a merciless highschool clique on this musical primarily based on the Tina Fey film, with music by Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and path by Casey Nicholaw (The Guide of Mormon).

    AUGUST 5-10

    FESTIVALS

  243. Doe Bay Fest 13
    Doe Bay Fest’s grassroots competition weekend of tenting, native music, meals, and dancing in a bit of Orcas Island cove will return for its 13th 12 months.

    AUGUST 6-9

    FESTIVALS

  244. Summer Meltdown 2020
    Nestled within the mountains of central Washington, Summer season Meltdown goals to supply a weekend of high-energy stay music performances in a lush woodland setting. Headliners shall be introduced quickly, and there can even be “adventures” like rafting, helicopter rides, and kayaking.

    AUGUST 7

    MUSIC

  245. Tame Impala
    One way or the other the desire of music-industry titans and the whims of music-consumer style have converged, launching Australia’s Tame Impala as one of many big-festival psych-rock bands of the mid 2010s. Their debut album Innerspeaker launched mastermind guitarist/vocalist Kevin Parker as an bold auteur susceptible to firmament-filling, closely FX’d guitars and vocals that take John Lennon’s in “#9 Dream” to the heavens. Parker’s managed the uncommon feat of constructing rock songs that sprawl and possess memorable hooks whereas not ignoring the crowd-pleasing energy of outstanding, funky beats. Ironic that the man who wrote the stunning “Solitude Is Bliss” now performs earlier than a number of thousand individuals per present. DAVE SEGAL

    AUGUST Eight-22

    PERFORMANCE


  246. Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Seattle Opera)


  247. Our spectacular native opera firm will open its newest season with two of the darkest but most accessible operas round, the incessantly paired brief works Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Each belong to the verismo motion, an inventive endeavor to depict the widespread individuals somewhat than figures of royalty and mythology. In Cavalleria Rusticana, a love triangle in Sicily brings about despair and violent loss of life. Pagliacci arguably began the scary clown trope with its story of a vaudeville troupe riven by lust, jealousy, and insanity.

    AUGUST 14

    FOOD & DRINK

  248. Sunset Supper
    At this annual occasion commemorating Pike Place Market’s anniversary, greater than 100 native eating places, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and different distributors commune on the cobblestones throughout a balmy August night, because the solar sinks low within the sky and casts a gentle glow, and company take in meals, drink, and stay music.

    AUGUST 14-16

    FESTIVALS

  249. Hempfest 2020
    The “premier flagship occasion of the worldwide hashish tradition” might sound like a giant declare, however so far as anybody can inform, Seattle’s huge Hempfest is not stretching the reality when it payments itself as such. Returning for the 29th 12 months and touting itself as a serious affect on weed legalization in Washington State, the hashish convocation will carry three days of talks, pot-loving movie star company and congresspeople, and a whole bunch of distributors to Myrtle Edwards Park, the place throngs of Seattle stoners shall be greeted by 4 phases buzzing with stay music, panel discussions, lectures, and different leisure.

    AUGUST 14-23

    FESTIVALS

  250. Seattle Design Festival 2020
    Now in its 10th 12 months, Design in Public’s Seattle Design Competition explores how urbanism, structure, and design can additional justice, ecology, and neighborhood by that includes artwork installations and occasions in public areas. This 12 months’s theme shall be “About Time,” and the competition will embody all of the staples, just like the Block Social gathering in South Lake Union (August 15–16).

    AUGUST 15

    MUSIC

  251. Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor
    Perennial billboard-charters Maroon 5, at the moment using the waves of their newest massive hit “Recollections,” will crest in Auburn on their worldwide tour with help from Meghan Trainor.

    AUGUST 18

    MUSIC

  252. Harry Styles, Jenny Lewis
    Harry Kinds, the pop scene darling, folk-pop-rock star, and younger Mick Jagger-Elton John hybrid, will go to our truthful area with a tour cease in Tacoma. Indie rock queen Jenny Lewis will open for his North America dates.

    AUGUST 19-25

    FESTIVALS

  253. Washington State International Kite Festival
    Generally the very best a part of dwelling within the metropolis is leaving it, and there’s no higher time to discover the Pacific Northwest than the summer season. One wonderful excuse to get out of city is the annual Worldwide Kite Competition in Lengthy Seashore. Referred to as the “the best, grandest kite competition on the North American continent” by KiteLife.com, you’ll see kites right here you’ve by no means imagined. There are competitions for velocity, for magnificence, and for the very best images. Over 10,000 kite lovers come from all around the world to commune collectively, kite, and look towards the skies. KATIE HERZOG

    AUGUST 22

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  254. Seattle Marathon
    Seattle’s greatest annual marathon/half marathon brings upwards of 15,000 runners yearly.Main Annual August Occasions with Dates TBA: Seattle Tattoo Expo


    SEPTEMBER

    SEPTEMBER 2

    MUSIC

  255. Def Leppard, Motley Crüe, Poison, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Relive your finest hair days with this quadruple-threat invoice of ’80s stalwarts Def Leppard, Motley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on this cleverly-named “Stadium” tour.

    SEPTEMBER Four-6

    FESTIVALS

  256. Bumbershoot 2020
    Bumbershoot, Seattle’s greatest music, comedy, and humanities competition, will take over Seattle Heart for Labor Day Weekend 2020 for the 50th 12 months.

    SEPTEMBER Four-7

    GEEK & GAMING

  257. PAX West 2020
    Seattle’s annual Labor Day weekend conference devoted solely to gaming is at all times vastly fashionable, typically promoting out quickly after tickets go on sale. The conference options dozens of panels with particular company, an exhibit corridor, new sport demonstrations, and video game-inspired musical performances.

    SEPTEMBER Four-27

    FESTIVALS

  258. Washington State Fair
    The primary days of autumn coincide with the latter portion of the annual Washington State Truthful in Puyallup, which brings family-friendly actions like rides and video games, carnival meals, free music and performances, child animals, cultural occasions, produce contests, a rodeo, stay concert events, and way more.

    SEPTEMBER 5

    MUSIC

  259. The Doobie Brothers
    You’ll have caught them on Washington tour stops with ZZ High and Santana up to now, however now the San Jose-bred roots-rock group the Doobie Brothers will take the stage as headliners on their 50th Anniversary Tour.

    SEPTEMBER 11-OCTOBER Four

    PERFORMANCE

  260. The Laugh Track (ACT Theatre)
    This play by Wendy MacLeod, developed on the Hedgebrook Girls’s Playwright Competition, argues the apparent (however sadly not-so-obvious to some individuals): Girls may be humorous.

    SEPTEMBER 19

    MUSIC

  261. KISS
    Regardless of Gene Simmons’ political fanaticism and the band’s many schisms over time, iconic make-up metallic group KISS continues to be gigging arduous and can hit the Pacific Northwest this winter on their Finish of the Highway World Tour, marking the chosen finale of their tenure as a band.

    SEPTEMBER 19-20

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  262. Seattle Tough Mudder 2020
    If you happen to’ve participated in previous Robust Mudder races, put together your self for a revamped impediment course full with eight to 10 miles filled with 25 hurdles, together with steep-sided gravel pits, deep-wood runs, a century-old coal heap, and plenty of sludgy black coal mud.

    SEPTEMBER 21-22

    FOOD & DRINK

  263. Fremont Oktoberfest
    Increase a (gigantic, outsized) stein to Seattle’s greatest fall beer competition, which options over 100 craft beers and ciders.

    SEPTEMBER 25-27

    FOOD & DRINK

  264. Kirkland Oktoberfest
    Seize a bier and rejoice Oktoberfest with stay German music, conventional meals, DJs, video games, contests, and extra at this three-day competition.Main Annual September Occasions with Dates TBA: Seattle Cider Summit


    OCTOBER

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Halloween (Oct 31) | Día de los Muertos (Oct 31–Nov 2)

    OCTOBER 2-Four

    FOOD & DRINK

  265. 16th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest
    Oktoberfest NW is Western Washington’s largest Munich-style “festhalle biergarten,” full with German meals, bier, dancing and leisure. In addition they supply Hammerschlagen, a German consuming sport involving a hammer, nails, and a tree stump.

    OCTOBER 2-17

    FOOD & DRINK

  266. Leavenworth Oktoberfest
    Since Leavenworth is Washington’s Bavarian-style village all 12 months spherical, we imagine them after they say that their Oktoberfest celebration is “the subsequent smartest thing to Munich.” Kicking off with a gap ceremony full with a keg tapping and an oompah-style marching band wearing dirndls and lederhosen main a procession, the competition guarantees German-style fare like bratwurst and coleslaw, household actions, and sufficient beer to maintain your stein full always.

    OCTOBER Three

    MUSIC

  267. Dan + Shay
    Singer-songwriter duo Dan + Shay have been arduous at work prepping their newest self-titled album, and can play hits from their final three releases whereas on this enviornment tour.

    OCTOBER Eight-12

    FILM

  268. Orcas Island Film Festival 2020
    Head to Orcas for this top-quality movie competition—with greater than 30 feature-length and brief movies—that includes progressive plots and administrators. As Jasmyne Keimig wrote of the 2019 version, “Attendees can have the prospect to see some movies twice or catch a movie they could’ve missed the primary time.” This competition will get higher yearly.

    OCTOBER 17

    FILM

  269. Slay
    We all know actuality is scarier than fiction proper now, so go on—put your darkest fears on movie. From basic ghost tales and slasher movies, to dystopian cults and political nightmares, we wish to see you SLAY!, the brand new beginner horror movie fest from the individuals who introduced you HUMP! And sure… similar to with our different movie festivals, there are CASH PRIZES! Audiences attending SLAY will decide the movies and vote by secret poll. These votes shall be counted up, and a scary amount of cash shall be awarded to the successful filmmakers in 4 classes: “Goriest” movie will win… $2,000! “Funniest” movie will win… $2,000! “Scariest” movie will win… $2,000! “Finest in Present” movie will win… a whopping $5,000! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

    OCTOBER 17-31

    PERFORMANCE

  270. Elixir of Love (Seattle Opera)
    Seattle Opera will tackle the enchanting L’Elisir d’amore or the Elixir of Love, a full-hearted comedian opera that follows the story of a rustic boy who falls in love with a farmer’s daughter and the successes and failures that befall him.

    OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 15

    PERFORMANCE

  271. Witch (ACT Theatre)
    In Jen Silverman’s Witch, a riff on the 15th-century fable The Witch of Edmonton, the Satan involves a sleepy city and tries to seize a lady named Elizabeth, whom everybody believes to be a witch.Main Annual October Occasions with Dates TBA: Earshot Jazz Competition, Freaknight, Lit Crawl, Seattle Queer Movie Competition, Nice Pumpkin Beer Competition, Borealis


    NOVEMBER

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Thanksgiving (Nov 26) | Election Day (Nov Three)

    NOVEMBER 7

    VISUAL ART

  272. Short Run Comix & Arts Festival 2020
    Now in its 10th 12 months, Quick Run has firmly established itself as an indie comix competition of the primary order, that includes properly over 100 native, nationwide, and worldwide publishers. RICH SMITH

    NOVEMBER 12-15

    MUSIC

  273. Freakout Fest 8 2020
    If the acts at Capitol Hill Block Social gathering and Bumbershoot skew a bit too younger and EDM-ish for you, you might wish to try Freakout Competition, which has been steadily bettering in high quality over the past seven years. What started as a psych-rock-heavy occasion has morphed into one thing extra numerous, whereas nonetheless retaining components of its unique mission assertion (see the competition identify). DAVE SEGAL

    NOVEMBER 14-15

    FOOD & DRINK

  274. Northwest Chocolate Festival
    Now in its 11th 12 months, this gathering of artisan chocolate makers truly extends past the Northwest to greater than 20 nations across the globe.Main Annual November Occasions with Dates TBA: GeekGirlCon, Seattle Turkey Trot, WildLights


    DECEMBER

    Particular Vacation Calendars: Winter Holidays | New Year’s Eve

    DECEMBER Four-20

    FESTIVALS

  275. Christmas Lighting Festival
    Vacation cheer abounds in Washington’s personal Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, which celebrates the season with stay Christmas music, visits from each St. Nickolaus and Santa Claus, sledding, and extra—all culminating in wonderful lighting ceremonies each Saturday and Sunday.

    OPENING DECEMBER 18

    FILM

  276. West Side Story (Vast launch)
    What a collaboration! Steven Spielberg and playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner adapt the 1957 musical about two love-struck younger individuals from rival gangs, one Polish and one Puerto Rican. It will be superior to see Rita Moreno, Anita from the 1961 model, onscreen once more! Additionally starring Ansel Elgort as Tony and, in her debut, Colombian American singer-songwriter Rachel Zegler.
  277. Dune (Vast launch)
    Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) adapts Frank Herbert’s desert-planet-set sci-fi megalith with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and different massive stars.Main Annual December Occasions with Dates TBA: Christmas Ship Competition, Decision, Sheraton Grand Gingerbread Village, SantaCon





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