What’s On in Seattle?

An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events

Updated October 2, 2017

Seattle Events and Festivals

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
  • The Jim Henson Exhibition
    World premiere exhibit, featuring puppets, storyboards, scripts, and clips from the iconic puppet artist’s career.
    Opens May 20 • MoPOP
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Book-It Theatre’s adaptation of Maya Angelou’s harrowing and hopeful autobiography.
    September 16 – October 15 • The Center Theatre
  • Go, Dog. Go!
    Seattle Children’s Theatre brings P.D. Eastman’s colorful classic to vibrant life.
    September 28 – November 26 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
  • Pride and Prejudice
    Seattle Repertory Theatre’s modern adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
    September 29 – October 29 • Bagley Wright Theatre

October 2017 Events in Seattle

  • Seattle Children’s Festival
    Global culture for kids, with live performances and interactive workshops.
    October 8 • Seattle Center
  • Earshot Jazz Festival
    Dozens of local and international jazz acts perform at various local venues.
    October 8 – November 12 • Various locations; see website for details
  • Gillian Welch
    The bluegrass Americana artist and her musical partner, Dave Rawlings, and their new album, Harrow & The Harvest.
    October 11 • Moore Theatre
  • TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival
    Annual celebration of queer film, accompanied by GLBT community parties and gala receptions.
    October 12-22 • Various locations; see website for details.
  • Disney’s Aladdin
    The hit Broadway musical, featuring songs from the film as well as new music written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
    October 12-29 • Paramount Theatre
  • Ragtime: The Musical
    Tony Award-wining musical, set in turn of the century New York.
    October 13 – November 5 • 5th Avenue Theatre
  • The Crucible
    A contemporary reimagining of Arthur Miller’s classic Salem Witch Trials play.
    October 13 – November 12 • ACT Theatre
  • The Barber of Seville
    A whimsical and chaotic production of the Mozart’s classic opera.
    October 14-28 • McCaw Hall
  • Arcade Fire
    With Special Guest Phantogram.
    October 15 • Key Arena
  • Iron & Wine
    Singer/songwriter Sam Beam performs songs from his newest album, Beast Epic.
    October 18 • Moore Theatre
  • Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
    A look at the 75-year career of the iconic artist’s work, the 100th anniversary of his birth.
    October 19 – January 15 • Seattle Art Museum
  • Depeche Mode
    The band’s global tour, in promotion of their 14th studio album, Spirit.
    October 21 • Key Arena
  • The Government Inspector
    An adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s comic tale of bureaucracy and buffoonery in a small Russian village.
    October 24 – November 19 • Center Theatre
  • Tegan & Sara
    The indie darlings tour to to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their album, The Con.
    October 27 • Moore Theatre