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Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in April

Get ready for a busy April! There are several Queen Anne events in and around the neighborhood to mark on your calendar to keep the month full of fun and interesting experiences.

April 5-8: Cues and Tattoos Tribal Belly Dance
All Day | Seattle Center
Join Hipnotic Productions for their 11th annual workshop event that celebrates Tribal Belly Dance, Cues and Tattoos, with 28 workshops, two intensive trainings, and five performances. Watch up-and-coming performers and learn how to master this evocative form of dance. After a Friday Night Opening Party ($20), most workshops and events cost $45/each, and the intensives are $225.

April 6: ABBA Night
8pm – 12am | Swedish Club NW
Dance and enjoy music from the ‘70s for the Swedish Club NW’s ABBA night on April 6th! There will be a costume contest and food for attendees (meal is an additional fee). The cost for the main event is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Get your tickets before they sell out!

April 7 & 8: VegFest
10am – 6pm | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Enjoy a healthy vegetarian food festival at the Seattle Center this month! VegFest is April 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and features over 500 tasty food samples, cooking demonstrations, informational sessions about nutrition, a huge selection of books, a kids section and activity area and more. Tickets are $9 at the door (cash or checks only), and kids 12 and under enter for free.

April 8: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast features an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. This month, it will take place on April 8th (delayed one week due to Easter), with live music. The price is $11 for adults, $9 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

April 9-13: Spring Camp
9am – 4pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Discovery Day Spring Camp is starting this month at the Seattle Children’s Museum! Each day, kids ages 4-10 can enjoy educational programming and activities centered on a daily theme. Mix and match schedules, enjoy discounts for multiple siblings, and more. The cost is $80 per child for a full day, or $40 for a half day (morning or afternoon options available).

April 12: Monthly Uptown Art Walk
6pm – 9pm | Uptown/Lower Queen Anne
Visit Uptown businesses to experience new art placements at the April Uptown Art Walk. This event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Click here to view the participating establishments.

April 14 & 15: Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival
11am – 5pm | Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
The Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival is an event designed to bring together children from all over the Seattle area to experience, enjoy and engage with children from other cultures. There will be stage performances, exhibitions to showcase different cultural items and visual arts, and more. Admission is free.

April 20-22: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
11am – 5pm | Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion & Armory
The latest event for Seattle Center Festál (and the oldest in the series) is the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, coming up on April 20th through 22nd. Explore Japan’s contemporary influences and cultural roots with live performances, visual arts, food, games, hands-on activities and more. There will be Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. This festival was founded 40 years ago and was the first to be hosted at the Seattle Center, in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees that were gifted to the city on behalf of the government of Japan to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial.

Comedian John Cleese at McCaw Hall on March 26th – One Day ONLY!

Come spend a hilarious evening with the “One and Only” John Cleese. John is a legendary comedic actor best known for: “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, “Fawlty Towers” and “A Fish Called Wanda”. This event is at McCaw Hall on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $48.

BUY TICKETS HERE

“The world’s funniest man” first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce,  direct and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, even receiving an Oscar nomination for best screenplay for “A Fish Called Wanda”. But John is far from your garden variety entertainer. From the beginning of his career he has continually parlayed his enormous talents into advancing the political causes he believes in.

In 2014, John released his New York Times best-selling memoir, “So Anyway”… The book shares his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University.

Don’t miss a hilarious minute as John Cleese shares his humorous insights on the world and politics and his life.

In addition to JOHN CLEESE, the below speakers are a part of this exciting series:

  • LAURA LING – Journalist freed from North Korean Prison, visits on Monday, May 7, 2018
  • SCOTT KELLY – Former Commander of the International Space Station, visits on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • VIOLA DAVIS – 2017 Best Support Actress Oscar winner for “Fences”, visits on Monday, June 18, 2018

Irish Eyes Are Smiling! Seattle Center’s Festal presents the 2018 Irish Festival

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the beauty and depth of the Irish culture, and Seattle Center’s Festal is gearing up to do just that!

Head to Seattle Center on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th and find a serious taste of the Emerald Isle right here in the heart of in the Emerald City. Festal’s Irish Festival will bring to life a multifaceted, in-depth adventure through Ireland, its history and traditions, no passport necessary.

Enjoy a fun and fascinating exploration of Irish cultural heritage, past and present, through visual arts, live performance, games, activities, and of course, food! Explore the market place featuring Irish handicrafts, live Irish music and that famous and oh-so-impressive Irish step dancing.

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Find out by tracing your own roots in geology workshops (yes! That’s at the festival!), and learn a bit of the Celtic language while you’re at it. The festival also promises Irish movies and short films, cultural exhibits and live demonstrations and maybe even a few Irish celebrities!

 

Festal is a series of multi-cultural events presented by and at the Seattle Center each year. Now in its 21st year, Festal continues to shine a light on the beauty and majesty of cultures across the globe by showcasing their rich and complex traditions, histories, art, music, dance, food and much more. Festal’s Irish Festival is presented in partnership with the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle.

 

Whether you’re looking to learn more about your own heritage, wanting to learn more about Ireland and its culture in general, or you’re simply tired of leprechauns and green beer and looking for a more authentic experience, Festal’s Irish Festival is sure to be a fun and fabulous way to spend your St. Patty’s Day weekend.

Seattle Center Festál
Irish Festival
March 17-18, 2018
Armory Main Level
http://www.irishclub.org

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in March

From St. Patrick’s Day fun to other events, there’s lots to do in Queen Anne this month.

March 3: Seattle Children’s Museum Anniversary Celebration
6:30pm – 9pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Celebrate the Seattle Children’s Museum’s 38th anniversary on Saturday, March 3rd. The museum is bringing back the games you played as a child, with special twists… Take part in giant Jenga, acting activities, and investigate the density of alcohol in the museum’s Investigation Station. As part of the celebration, there will also be raffle baskets, a live auction, and refreshments. Tickets are $50/person and proceeds will go toward the museum’s future programs and exhibits.

March 4: Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
6:45am or 7:55am | Seattle Center
The annual Hot Chocolate 15K/5K is coming to the Seattle Center on Sunday, March 4th! Choose your race, and after you run there will be a tasty post-race party… Fill your Finisher Mug with chocolate fondue, dippable snacks and toasty hot chocolate to sip. There will be a live DJ, Hot Chocolate inflatables to pose with, and a Kid Zone.

March 4: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast features an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. This month, it will take place on March 4th, with live music from Tune Sisters, Sprida Ut and Nordiska dancers and musicians. The price is $11 for adults, $9 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

March 7: YNPN Seattle March Happy Hour
5:30pm – 7pm | Queen Anne Beerhall
Network with nonprofit peers at the monthly YNPN happy hour! In March, the happy hour will take place at the Queen Anne Beerhall on March 7th. Click here to RSVP.

March 15: Monthly Uptown Art Walk
6pm – 9pm | Uptown/Lower Queen Anne
Visit Uptown businesses to experience new art placements at the March Uptown Art Walk. This event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Click here to view the participating establishments.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Dash
6:30am – 12pm | Seattle Center
Dress up in your St. Paddy’s Day best and get ready to race! The St. Patrick’s Day Dash is on Saturday, March 17th. Race day starts with a kids lap and 1K dash, followed by the main race and then the post dash bash, beer garden, and more!

March 17 & 18: Irish Festival
10am – 6pm | Seattle Center Armory & Fisher Pavilion
Seattle Center’s Festál features Irish Festival this month, with lots of ways to appreciate and enjoy Irish culture. There will be live performances, hands-on activities, cultural food and drink, games, visual arts, a marketplace and more. Admission is free.

March 25: French Fest
10am – 6pm | Seattle Center Armory & Fisher Pavilion
French Fest is the next festival as part of the Seattle Center’s Festál program. It’s coming up on March 25th, with fun activities, food, live performances and more to celebrate and showcase French culture. Admission is free.