Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Teatro Zinzanni Returns

For those who love Teatro Zinzanni, and were sorry to see it leave lower Queen Anne: Take heart. The 18-year old dinner theatre extravaganza still exists and has moved to a temporary location at Marymoor Park in Redmond while searching for a permanent home. They are opening a new run of their original, beloved show, “Love, Chaos, and Dinner” this autumn and winter.

If you haven’t seen one of their shows, it’s an evening of circus acrobatics, cabaret, a full-course meal, comedy, lively costumes, and beauty under a big top tent. This performance runs from October 19th, 2017 through April 29th, 2018, and some previous, seasoned cast members, some of which have worked overseas in similar venues, are returning. 

Tickets for the general public officially go on sale on August 15th, but if you sign up for their email list, you will start receiving access to tickets as early as August 1st. If orchestrating a number of people attending, then group tickets are available for booking now.

Viva, Teatro Zinzanni!

 

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in August

From food to cultural events, Queen Anne is the neighborhood to visit and enjoy this August!

Thursdays in August: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.

Saturdays in August: Movies at the Mural
9pm – 11pm | Mural Amphitheatre
Enjoy free outdoor movies on Saturday nights at the Mural Amphitheater in the Seattle Center, through August 26th! Movies will be played on a 40-foot screen. Bring your low-back lawn chairs or blankets, snacks and beverages to enjoy while you watch. The August lineup is as follows:

  • July 29th: The Princess Bride
  • August 5th: La La Land
  • August 12th: Hidden Figures
  • August 19th: Clue
  • August 26th: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

August 6: 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. This month, it will take place on August 6th, with live music by Skandia Kapell, Folk Voice Band and Smilin’ Scandinavians. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.

August 12: Iranian Festival
11am – 7pm | Seattle Center
It’s the 11th annual Seattle Iranian Festival on August 12th! Head to the Armory to experience cultural food and goods, live music and other performances, and activities for the whole family!

August 18: The Tomato Dinner Pop-Up
6:30pm – 10pm | The Bite Box
Chef Aaron Tekulve from The Bite Box is presenting a special pop-up dinner to feature some delicious dishes with tomatoes as the star ingredient. Tickets are $99 per person—reserve your space ahead of time to ensure your seat!

August 21: Brasil Fest
12pm – 7pm | Seattle Center
Don’t miss Brasil Fest! Hosted at the Seattle Center on August 21st, this festival will feature a procession of people wearing traditional costumes, participatory workshops, live music from Brazilian Jazz and other groups, cultural performances, a parade, and more!

August 26-27: TibetFest
12pm – 7pm | Seattle Center
The 22nd Annual TibetFest will be held on August 26th and 27th, presented by the Tibetan Association of Washington and Seattle Center Festál. There will be visual arts, live performances, a lively marketplace, games, food, hands-on activities, a group dance, and more!

Queen Anne Events: Things to Do in July

There’s lots to do in food and fun throughout July! Check out some of our favorite upcoming events…

July 4: Naturalization Celebration
10:30am – 2pm | Seattle Center
Every year, the Seattle Center, City of Seattle and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team up to hold a Naturalization Celebration on July 4th. More than 500 candidates from dozens of countries will recite the pledge of allegiance as they become citizens on the day that marks our nation’s birth. Mayor Ed Murray will be Master of Ceremonies and announce the represented countries and eldest applicant.

July 4: Fourth of July at the Swedish Club
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW is one of the best spots in the city to catch the 4th of July fireworks! Enjoy a barbecue for all ages, plus square dancing, kids activities and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 (reservations required). RSVP: Call 206-283-1090 or email rsvp@swedishclubnw.org.

Thursdays in July: Queen Anne Farmers’ Market
3pm – 7pm | W Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N
The neighborhood farmers’ market is here through October 12th! Visit the Queen Anne Farmers Market at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North on Thursdays each week for fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, locally made goods and your favorite food truck dining! Plus, market music and chef demos to enjoy.

July 7-9: Seattle International Beerfest
All Day | Fisher Pavilion
Sample your selection from hundreds of beers at Seattle International Beerfest! Coming up on Friday, July 7th and through the weekend, Beerfest has everything from classic pilsners and IPAs to new hybrids and ciders. There will also be live music, food trucks and plenty of fun. This event is 21+, and tickets include a tasting glass and your wristband allows re-entry all weekend long.

July 8: 8th Annual Running of the Bulls
1pm | The Paragon
For the past 8 years in a row, the (in)famous Running of the Bulls event has been a riot of fun and craziness. Participants dress up in bull-running attire, ‘dress’ up shopping carts to look like bulls, meet at The Paragon, and race around Queen Anne streets before heading to Kerry Park for a finale celebration!

July 15: Queen Anne Day
8am – 8pm | West Queen Anne Playfield
The annual neighborhood celebration, Queen Anne Day, is coming up on Saturday, July 15th! Kicking off with the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run/Walk, this all-day, family-friendly event includes a parade for kids and dogs, sidewalk sale and festival with live music, a car show, food trucks, carnival games, bouncy houses, and activities for all ages.  

July 19th: Young Authors’ Day
All Day | Seattle Children’s Museum
The Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting local author Sarah Hartsig on Wednesday, July 19th for a special Young Authors’ Day event. Bring the kiddos to let them see if they may want to become authors themselves by writing their own little stories!

July 21-23: Groupon Bite of Seattle
11am – 9pm | Seattle Center
Seattle’s original food and beverage showcase, the Groupon Bite of Seattle, returns July 21st through 23rd, with over 60 restaurants and pop-up food vendors, a tasting for craft beers and ciders, four stages for live music, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations, and more!

July 28: Surrell Pop-Up Wine Dinner
6:30pm – 10pm | The Bite Box
Chef Aaron Tekulve from The Bite Box and Sommelier Zach Geballe are collaborating on a special pop-up dinner to feature some wonderful farmers market ingredients crafted into delicious dishes to enjoy alongside some well-curated wine pairings. Tickets are $127.30 per person—reserve your space ahead of time to ensure your seat!

FREE Summer Fitness

Photo: Seattle Art Museum

Want to catch some rays while getting budget-wise exercise? There are many group classes, led by professional instructors, offered for FREE this summer. Below are many nearby locations to strengthen your muscles and expand your skills. Enjoy!

SEATTLE CENTER, 301 Mercer St., Seattle 98109
June 20th-August 23rd
Zumba Class:
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm (except July 4th), Next50 Plaza
Meditation and Relaxation Class:
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm (except July 4th), Armory Rm. 301
Gentle Yoga:
Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Exhibition Hall Lawn
http://www.seattlecenter.com/fitness

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle  98121
On Saturdays from
July 15th through August 26th, enjoy public tours of the park, art making, musical performances, and family activities.  In addition, partake of these free fitness classes on the green:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (all levels): 9-10 am
Hatha Yoga (all levels): 10:30-11:30 am (July 29th is “Family Field Day” from 11 am-3 pm, which includes family yoga)
Zumba: 2-3 pm
http://summer.site.seattleartmuseum.org/category/saturdays

ST. MARK’S CATHEDRAL, 10th Ave. E., Seattle 98102
Cathedral Yoga
Ongoing on Sundays, 6-7 pm (this one possibly indoors–ask)
http://www.saintmarks.org/grow/adult-groups/yoga

PARKS
CASCADE PLAYGROUND, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle 98109
Yoga on the Lawn: June 10th- Sept. 30th, Saturdays at 12 noon
http://www.cascadeplayground.org

FREEWAY PARK, 700 Seneca St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Thursdays July 20th, 27, August 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks
Zumba: Mondays July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, West Plaza
Yoga: Wednesdays 12-1 pm July 19th and 26th, 5:30-6:30 pm August 2nd and 9th, Upper Plaza
http://freewayparkassociation.org/blog/our-events

WESTLAKE PARK, 401 Pine St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks
Tai Chi: June 24 – August 19, 8-9 am
Spin Cycle: last Wednesdays June 28, July 26,and August 30th, 3 sessions daily: 7 am, 12 noon, and 5:30 pm, with open cycling in-between
https://www.facebook.com/WestlakePark

OCCIDENTAL SQUARE, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle, 98104
CrossFit: every Friday morning in July at 6:30-7:30 am, and every Wednesday evening in August at 5:30-6:30 pm
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 11th and July 18th.
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/downtown-parks