An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events
Updated May 16, 2017
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Ongoing & Current Events in Seattle
- Edible City: A Delicious Journey
MOHAI’s year long exhibit, showcasing the unique culinary history and culture of Seattle.
Through September • Museum of History and Industry
- Marimekko, With Love
A retrospective look at the fabric and fashions of the iconic mid-century textile house.
March 10 – July 9 • Nordic Heritage Museum
- Murder for Two
A murder mystery musical comedy, co-produced by ACT and 5th Avenue Theatre.
March 25 – June 11 • 5th Avenue Theatre
- Here Lies Love: A Revolutionary Musical Experience from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
A one-of-a-kind techno spectacle about Imelda Marcos and the restoration of democracy in 1980’s Philippines.
April 7 – June 18 • Bagley Wright Theatre
- Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Artifacts from and exploration of the terracotta army of the Qin, the First Imperial Dynasty of China.
April 8 – September 4 • Pacific Science Center
- Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis
The celebrated artist’s re-telling of the biblical story in cubism and silkscreen.
April 8 – October 1 • Henry Art Gallery
- Fire Station 7
A rocking musical comedy about fire safety, featuring a frisky alley cat. Ages 4+
April 13 – May 21 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
May 2017 Events in Seattle
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Classic Shakespeare tale, with production inspired by Hollywood movie musicals of the 1930’s.
May 3-21 • Cornish Playhouse
- Opening Day of Boating Season
Sailboat races, boat parades, and the University of Washington’s Windermere Cup regatta.
May 6 • Various Locations, see website for details
- Flogging Molly
The LA-based Celtic punk band visits Seattle.
May 6 • Showbox SoDo
- The Magic Flute
Mozart’s iconic opera, performed in German with English subtitles.
May 6-21 • McCaw Hall
- Windborne’s The Music of Prince
Music of the late, great iconic pop star performed by the Seattle Symphony.
May 9 • Benaroya Hall
- An American in Paris
Tony Award-winning musical featuring songs from George and Ira Gershwin.
May 9-14 • Paramount Theatre
- Upstream Music Fest + Summit
Music industry talks and live shows by more than 100 local bands in this Pioneer Square music festival backed by Paul Allen.
May 11-13 • Various Pioneer Square venues, see website for details
- Seattle Maritime Festival
A celebration of Seattle’s working waterfront, with demonstrations, tours, and kids’ activities.
May 11-13 • Various locations, see website for details
- The Flaming Lips
The psychedelic rock band tours to promote their new album, Oczy Mlody.
May 16 • Paramount Theatre
- Seattle International Film Festival
A month of independent, International, and documentary films at one of the top film festivals in North America.
May 18 – June 11 • Various locations, see website for details
- Fleet Foxes
The Seattle indie/folk band comes home to promote its upcoming release, Crack-Up.
May 19 • The Showbox
The Opening of the Museum of Flight’s new exhibit about the 1960’s Moon mission.
May 20 • Museum of Flight
- The Jim Henson Exhibition
World premiere exhibit, featuring puppets, storyboards, scripts, and clips from the iconic puppet artist’s career.
Opens May 20 • MoPOP
- Father John Misty
The indie-folk star visits Seattle on his tour to promote the new album, Pure Comedy.
May 24 • Paramount Theatre
- Northwest Folklife Festival
Annual celebration of music, dance, food, and crafts from local and international cultures. FREE.
May 26-29 • Seattle Center
June 2017 Events in Seattle
- Pictures at an Exhibition
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s emotional final show of the season, paired with the geometric art of Wassily Kandinsky.
June 2-11 • McCaw Hall
- The Total Package Tour: NKOTB
The 1990’s mega-boy band performs with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men.
June 7 • Key Arena
- Welcome to Braggsville
Racial satire and coming of age tale, adapted from a novel by T. Geronimo Johnson.
June 7 – July 2 • The Center Theatre
- Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
World Premiere of a new musical based on the 1997 cult hit film.
June 8 – July 2 • 5th Avenue Theatre
- Death Cab for Cutie & The Decemberists
Two Northwest favorites perform together to support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. All ages.
June 9 • Paramount Theatre
- The Legend of Georgia McBride
Heartwarming comedy about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen.
June 9 – July 2 • ACT Theatre
Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production of the acclaimed (and risque) musical masterpiece.
June 13-25 • Paramount Theatre
- TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Two legendary blues acts share the stage and perform works from their new collaborative album.
June 18 • Benaroya Hall
- Eddie Izzard
The celebrated comedian discusses his life, work, and his new memoir, Believe Me.
June 20 • Moore Theatre
- Ryan Adams
The roots-rock troubadour performs songs from his new album, Prisoner.
June 28 • Paramount Theatre
- A Live Presentation of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Kubrick’s Oscar-winning masterpiece, with score performed live by the Seattle Symphony.
June 30 – July 1 • Benaroya Hall