Boats & hockey, home & garden, dancing & drinking: Around the Sound this weekend

We'll be hanging out at the Seattle Boat Show this weekend, because we want winter to be over!

January 25, 2019
People on a boat

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It's supposed to be a pretty nice weekend, so no excuses -- get out there and do something! Have fun!

  • Seattle Boat Show Friday through February 2. More than 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars.  CenturyLink Field Event Center, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Children age 17 and younger are free. Join The Sound for our Pop-Up Yacht Rock Party Saturday between 5 and 7pm at the Seattle Water Sports exhibit!
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Friday, 7:35pm. At ShoWare Center in Kent the ‘Birds go up against the Hurricanes from Lethbridge.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Sunday, 5:05pm. T-birds host the Kamloops Blazers at ShoWare Center.
  • Seattle Seawolves Rugby Sunday, 7:30pm. The Wolves take on the Glendale Raptors, Starfire Stadium and on CBS Sports Network.
  • Kool & The Gang Saturday, 8pm, Emerald Queen Casino.
  • Washington Sportsmen’s Show Friday – Sunday. Fishing, hunting, and camping show with seminars and exhibitors at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.   
  • The Tacoma Home & Garden Show Friday – Sunday.  Filling the Tacoma Dome with home-improvement vendors, seminars, and thousands of plants.  The Main Stage offers Expert advice for every home.
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle Through February 9. See the best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 3 to 12 at the Northwest Film Forum -- 146 fantastic films from 39 countries.
  • All Things Cheer International Championship Friday – Sunday. Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.
  • Community Concert Friday, 7:30pm. The Seattle Symphony plays side by side with the University of Washington Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. Free.
  • PacSci Happy Hour Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, see live science, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during adult science night at the Pacific Science Center for age 21+.  Avoid traffic and explore the Science Center with no kids in sight! 
  • Masquerade Friday, 8:30pm. Dress up and dance a full three and a half hours to swing, blues, Latin, foxtrots and waltzes of all tempos, featuring the 9-piece Valse Café Orchestra with vocalists Dina Blade and Lucia Neare. Live music at the Century Ballroom for age 21+. Mask required. 
  • Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) Winter Mini-Fest Friday & Saturday. The 2ndAnnual dance festival features four celebrated choreographers from around the world.  Together they will unite elements of their collective dance backgrounds, swap dancers and present three emotionally-charged performances over two weekends.  The concept of producing new pieces in a short time frame is one of the signature components of SIDF.  At Erickson Theatre. 
  • Strange Brewfest Friday & Saturday. Enjoy beer in odd flavors from dozens of breweries and watch live music and entertainment at the American Legion Hall in Port Townsend.
  • Timbrrr! Winter Festival  Friday & Saturday. Hear 14 acts indoors over two days in Leavenworth. Most events are age 21+.
  • Lake Chelan Winterfest Friday – Sunday. Dress warmly for this festival at Lake Chelan, which features ice sculptures, live music, wine & ale tasting, kids’ activities, a polar bear splash, a giant beach bonfire, and fireworks on the sunny side of the state.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Friday through February 3. Watch a magical nanny sing catchy tunes and work her charms on an English family.  A musical based on the stories of P.L Travers and the Walt Disney film.  At the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island.
  • The Seattle Pancakes & Booze Art Show Saturday, 8pm. As the nation's premier pop-up art show, this show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 70+ artists local to Seattle's unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; showgoers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again.  DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at El Corazon for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online. 
  • Sing it Seattle! Sunday, 4-5:30pm. Get your groove going with the city’s joyous pop-up choir, as we learn Adele’s “Someone Like You.”  Led by a band of theatre singers and musicians, it’s open to all with no auditions.  This $5 event is open to everyone regardless of vocal ability.  There’s no audition, no commitment and no requirement to read music -- just a spirit of fun and adventure.  At Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, a spacious sound-rich theater in the heart of downtown Seattle.