From shiny cars to musical stars -- what's happening around the Sound this weekend

You're going to need some indoor fun on this rainy November weekend. No worries -- there'plenty to do while staying dry and warm

November 15, 2019
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You know those commercials where someone wakes up on Christmas morning and there's a brand new Lexus in the driveway with a big red bow on top?  Well if you can't decide which car or SUV to ask Santa for this year, you should check out the Seattle International Auto Show this weekend. It's one of many pre-holiday traditions going on around the Sound, and like most of these events, it's indoors! Have a great weekend!

  • Thunderbirds Hockey Saturday 6:05pm. The T-Birds are taking on the Portland Winterhawks at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.
  • Seattle International Auto Show Through Sunday. See 500 of the latest cars and trucks, plus rare classics at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.
  • Ray Lamontagne Saturday & Sunday, 8pm at the Moore Theatre.
  • Paula Cole Saturday at 7pm, Historic Everett Theatre.
  • Dracula Through Sunday. The Count pursues a beautiful woman who resembles his lost love, and she sets out to uncover what possesses him, in a new adaptation that “restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage” at ACT Theatre.
  • Locally Sourced Through Sunday. A set of three brand-new works performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall.
  •  Washington Distillers Festival Friday 6-10pm. An evening filled with handcrafted spirits from distillers throughout Washington.  Bid in a silent auction that includes private distiller tour and tastings, limited edition bottles and overnight stays.  A ticket includes 10 tasting tokens, 24 participating distilleries, and the silent auction, at McMenamins Anderson School (for age 21+.)
  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker Friday – Sunday in Seattle & Tacoma. A contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. This evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set. Friday at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, Saturday & Sunday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle
  • Harlem Globetrotters Friday & Sunday. The one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. The talented  players show off their ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy bits in an entertaining show. Friday in Everett:at the Angel of the Winds Arena, Sunday in Kent at Showare Center.
  •  Winter Beer Taste Saturday 7pm (VIP 6:15pm) 38 local breweries join together for a cozy night of beer drinking.  Enjoy local brews, pub snacks, and a silent auction of beer items at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
  • Cranksgiving Saturday 10am – 2:30pm. Meet at the West Seattle Food Bank (3419 SW Morgan St) at 10am with all your cargo hauling accessories on your bike and few dollars in your wallet and you’ll ride all over West Seattle gathering food to donate to the food bank. (lists provided day of event).  If you have your own team of ~4 that’s great, if not they’ll make teams up from the singles and pairs that register. Bring cash, a bag or pack, and a bike lock.
  • GeekGirlCon Saturday & Sunday. A convention that creates a community for women in science, technology, arts and literature, comics, and game design at the conference center near the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
  • Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off Sunday. Seattle's premier Thanksgiving themed running and walking even at Green Lake Park.  A 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, a free kids dash and a post-race celebration that includes the Mashed Potato Munch Off competitive eating contest and an onsite beer, wine & mimosa garden.  Green Lake Park (5900 W. Green Lake Way N. Seattle).  The event supports Seattle's Union Gospel Mission through a cash donation as well as onsite canned food drive.
  • Guys and Dolls Through December 29. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this brassy and colorful show has been an iconic crowd-pleaser since it first hit Broadway in 1950. The Tony-winning musical about 1930s gangsters, gamblers, showgirls, and missionaries in New York City. At the Village Theatre in Issaquah. Through December 21. A 55-minute show with catchy songs and a happy ending for ages 3 to 10.
  • Beauty and the BeastA 55-minute show with catchy songs and a happy ending for ages 3 to 10.
  • ·         Nov. 17 - Everett 
  • ·         Dec. 8 - Renton 
  • ·         Dec. 15 to 21 - Kirkland·          
  • Shout Sister Shout Through December 22. Long before “women in rock” became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked.  Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Experience her incredible life through this rousing musical portrait.   Seattle Repertory Theatre.
  •  Swanson’s Nursery Reindeer Festival Saturday through December 24. Come and meet two of Santa's live reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen. Informal meet and greet sessions will take place Mon.-Fri. at 11am and on weekends at 11am and 4pm. Plus, watch model trains speed through fantastical landscapes in Swansons' themed model train village. 
  • The Revolutionists Through Saturday. A story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, at 12th Avenue Arts.
  • The Thanksgiving Play Through November 16. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in the this wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.  At The Bathhouse Theater.
  • The Great Moment Through November 17. Sarah has a new son and a dying grandfather in “a funny, poignant, and poetic meditation on beginnings and endings ... the moments of transition that mark our journey from life to death” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
  • A Night Like This – Teatro ZinZanni Through February 9. Step back to a time where glitz and glamour reign supreme and the entertainment takes place both on stage and off.  Penelope Wilde spins tall tales from her exotic travels to the Seven Seas.  An evening filled with classic elegance, show stopping entertainment and mouthwatering bites.  Now permanently located at Hollywood Station in Woodinville (the old Redhook brewery site.)