Winter Entertainment in Seattle
Rain, sleet or snow, these events will make you want to go…
You won’t mind bundling up and getting out of the house as Winter Entertainment in Seattle is well worth the effort. From ACT Theater’s Romeo & Juliet to Monty Python’s Spamalot in March, you’ve got your choice of plays, musicals, and children’s theater.
The Seattle Wine and Food Festival will serve to impress from February 21st through 24th. But, even if you aren’t a theater fan and you don’t drink wine, you’ll still have long lists of options to review. You can catch a concert, head to the museum, laugh at one of today’s best comedic acts, or take the family to a festival.
Do206, The Stranger, and the Seattle Times have done a lot of the legwork for you, so read on and be sure to have your calendar handy!
Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for February 2019
From the 18th edition of Sound Off!, MoPOP’s annual 21-and-under battle of the bands, to an opera about Steve Jobs, there’s no shortage of intriguing arts-and-entertainment events to entice you out of the house next month.
Now in its 18th year, MoPOP’s annual 21-and-under battle of the bands has become an institution — a springboard for aspiring young artists and, for fans, a first look at Seattle luminaries of tomorrow. Alums include Dave B, Parisalexa (who topped our 2018 best-albums critics poll), rising rapper Travis Thompson and others making their mark on the local scene. The always eclectic showcase/tourney begins Feb. 9 and runs every Saturday through the championship round March 2.
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra with pianist Jonathan Biss
What an intriguing premise! Pianist and scholar Biss performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 — and a brand-new work by the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, composer Caroline Shaw, who has written her new score as “a response” to the Beethoven concerto. Ludovic Morlot conducts; you’ll also get the feisty Symphony No. 1 of then-teenage Shostakovich. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, noon Feb. 1 and 8 p.m. Feb. 2; Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $22-$122; 206-215 4747, seattlesymphony.org
Last year Musgraves became the latest in the line of country/pop crossover stars, while (perhaps more impressively) simultaneously finding favor among a swath of indie-rock fans. Her smoothly blended new album “Golden Hour” — which deploys banjos and steel guitar alongside synths and vocoder — scored her a gob of Grammy noms, including one for album of the year, largely without help from country radio. Don’t miss opener Soccer Mommy. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19; Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; sold out, stgpresents.org
Photo courtesy of Matt McDonald
Guide To Winter Activities In Seattle
We are here to make sure your social life doesn’t go cold alongside the weather! We compiled some of our favorite activities in the greater Seattle area in our Guide To Winter In Seattle!
The Seattle area is packed full of winter adventures inside the city, but if you drive a couple hours to Leavenworth, some serious good times are waiting to be had. Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and it is an absolute winter wonderland. View Our Guide To Leavenworth Warm up with a nice glass of wine at one of the many wine tasting bars in the greater Seattle area. We have a full list you can view by clicking HERE and you can view upcoming wine tours HERE.
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Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival
The small town of Winthrop gets packed each year during the Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival and for good reason! Watching the hot air balloons take off and float around the snowy hillsides is breathtaking. The hot air balloons take flight March 2-3 on Saturday and Sunday mornings launching at 7am and flying until 9am depending on weather. Hot air balloons also occupy the street on Saturday night. Learn more about the festival by clicking HERE.
The Best Theater, Dance & Comedy Events in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019
MARCH 1–31 Romeo + Juliet You know the story, you know the “Wherefore art thou” monologue, but this production will be something new. Organizers write, “ACT is partnering with leaders in the Deaf community to create a production that honors the glorious language of this timeless play and makes it accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences alike.” (ACT Theatre)
MARCH 15–APRIL 28 A Doll’s House, Part 2 Nora, in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, is arguably *one of most famous female roles in 19th-century theatre*. Every leading ingénue has had her turn playing the “little lark”—even Seattle’s Cherdonna Shinatra recently took on the role. But the ending of the play is famously up for interpretation, and Tony Award-nominee Lucas Hnath’s cheekily-titled A Doll’s House, Part 2 takes on the challenge of picking up where Ibsen concludes. It’s funny, smart, and maybe *the best old play* to come out of the 2010s.
CHASE BURNS (Seattle Repertory Theatre) MARCH 14–APRIL 7 Moisture Festival Devoted to the variety of performers Seattle has fostered over the years, from circus acts to comedians, burlesque dancers to musicians, and jugglers to tap dancers. Variété is the recurring event, with a rotating lineup, and there are also matinée and rather racier late night versions. If you love circus acrobatics, clowning, comedy, and/or sexy dance, you owe it to yourself to go. (Hale’s Palladium)