Veggies, baseball, wine, bull-riding -- this weekend around the Sound

It really feels like spring now that the Mariners are back in action, but there's lots more to do than just baseball, all weekend long and all around the Sound

March 29, 2019
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The Mariners are back in action, and to me, that really spells spring. And this is a great weekend to see them -- opening weekend at T-Mobile Park, the Red Sox are in town, there's lots of new food to try, and the roof will most likely be open all weekend. Whatever you do, enjoy . . . and don't forget to swap out those studded tires by Sunday!


  • Seattle Seawolves Rugby Sunday, 5pm. Seawolves take on the San Diego Legion at Starfire Stadium. 
  • Seattle Mariners Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:10pm; Sunday 1:10pm. The Mariners open their home season with games against the Boston Red Sox.  Friday is College Night -- specially-priced tickets and happy hour specials before the game, including $4 pizza, $2.50 sodas and $7 for select beers with your college ID.  Sunday is Kids Opening Day -- all kids under 14 get a Mariners T-shirt.  T-Mobile Park.
  •  University of Washington Baseball Saturday & Sunday, 2pm. The Huskies host the Oregon State Beavers.
  •  Pacific Lutheran University Baseball Saturday, noon & 2pm, Sunday at noon. Lutes host the Whitworth Pirates in Tacoma.
  • Vegfest Saturday & Sunday, 10am -6pm. Many people recognize the health and other benefits of vegetarian food choices, but they’re not sure what to eat, what to buy and how to cook it. This festival provides all the support you need, and it’s fun too. Free health screenings, books and lots of food. There’s even a special kids section where kids can learn about healthy food while having fun, with clowns and more.  Taste samples, see cooking demonstrations, and browse cookbooks. Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.
  •  Romeo + Juliet Through Sunday. Stars cross, swords clash, and hearts break in the famous love story, a stylish contemporary production at ACT Theatre.
  • Moisture Festival Through April 7. Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, with 40 shows at Hale’s Palladium in Fremont & Broadway Performance Hall at 3 & 7:30 p.m. for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows for age 18+.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Through April 21. The Tony-award winning drama based on the award-winning book of the same name. Village Theatre in Issaquah.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Through Sunday. Watch a magical nanny sing catchy tunes and work her charms on an English family, performed by young actors from Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts at Redmond High School Performing Arts Center.
  • A Little Night Music Through Sunday. Delightful, charming and at times heartbreaking, with gorgeous, lush music, including “A Weekend in the Country,” “Liaisons” and the classic “Send in the Clowns,” A Little Night Music is a coupling (and uncoupling) tour-de-force.   Tacoma Little Theatre.  
  • Mamma Mia! Friday through April 14.  The award-winning Broadway musical powered by the timeless songs of Abba. Seattle Musical Theatre at Sand Point.
  • Georgetown Bites  Saturday, 11am – 5pm. Buy $5 tickets for Taste of Georgetown at Georgetown Trailer Park Mall (5805 Airport Way South) by 4 p.m., and then exchange the tickets for bites and beverages at dozens of participating businesses until 5 p.m.
  • Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball  Saturday, 8pm (VIP 7pm.) Rescheduled due to Snowmaggeden:  Welcome to the 12th Annual event where you’re taken back in time to the palazzo in Saint Marc’s Square, to magesitc Venetian palaces along the Grand Canal.  You'll be entertained throughout the night by various circus acts, musicians and dancers. Featuring music, entertainers, classic costumes, dessert, and a no-host bar at Seattle Design Center. 
  • Taste Washington Grand Tasting  Saturday & Sunday. Samples from over 235 Washington wineries and bites from over 65 local restaurants.  Watch today’s hottest chefs demonstrate their culinary skills on stage, get up-close and personal with hundreds of area winemakers, and indulge in Pacific Northwest-inspired food and wine. And while you’re at it, find new favorites to vote for in Taste Washington’s fourth annual Best Bite competition.  Whether you’re a seasoned wine and food connoisseur or simply a fan of eating and drinking great things, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud at this event.  CenturyLink Field Event Center, for age 21+.
  • Professional Bull Riders Saturday & Sunday. Cowboys compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull in the Tacoma Dome.