Happy New Year! The wintertime is so cold and gray, and after the busyness of the holidays, it can seem rather bleak. However, there are still some fun things to enjoy around Queen Anne this January.
January 8: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast is an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. It’s delayed one week this year due to New Year’s Day, and will take place on January 8th, with dancing and live music. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.
January 13: Scandinavian Folk Dance
8pm – 10:30pm | Swedish Club NW
Enjoy folk dancing on January 13th at the Swedish Club NW, with live music the entire time! Partners are not required, and the dance costs $8 for members or $10 for guests. If you’re feeling rusty on your folk dancing skills, arrive at 7:30 p.m. for a lesson on basic dances.
January 14: Opening Night of “La Traviata”
7:30pm | McCaw Hall
One of the most perfect scores in opera elevates the timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice in Peter Konwitschny’s production of the classic, “La Traviata”. The opera opens in Seattle on January 14th, and continues through January 28th. Tickets range from $25-292 in price.
January 15: Festál Turns 20 Fête
6pm | Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion
The Seattle Center’s Festál is celebrating 20 years of cultural celebration with a special party on January 15th at the center’s Fisher Pavilion.
January 21-22: Tết Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year
All Day | Seattle Center Armory
Tet marks the new year on the Lunar Calendar for the Vietamese, and everyone can enjoy a celebration of the lunar new year, with cultural traditions, live performances, martial arts, food, hands-on activities, shopping, and more on January 21st and 22nd.
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