Indoor and outdoor entertainment suggestions for the weekend of May 1-3, 2015, including Opening Day of boating season, a big book sale, a singalong screening of “Frozen” and more.
After “Avengers: Age of Ultron” blows you out of your seat at the newly renovated Boeing IMAX Theater this weekend, what’s left? Well, there are a number of quieter pleasures to be had in the Seattle area.
Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to add yours to the comments thread for other readers.
Saturday is Opening Day of boating season and the weather looks like it will be fine. Fix a picnic and get down to the Montlake Cut for a day of races and a floating parade. Our resident festival expert Madeline McKenzie has all the details.
A host of art-house cinemas offer alternatives to superheroes this weekend. Seattle Times staffer Doug Knoop lays out the options, from STIFF (a digital media festival) in the University District to a “Frozen” singalong at SIFF Cinema Uptown.
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The Friends of Seattle Public Library hold a Spring Book Sale at North Seattle College on Saturday and Sunday. The book bargains at this annual event can’t be beat. (Note that it’s also Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday.)
Speaking of books, if you read “Little Bee,” which was a Seattle Reads selection in 2011, you’ll want to see Book-It Rep’s new stage adaptation, which runs through May 17. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes, “Heartless indifference threads through [Chris] Cleave’s international best-seller and the heartfelt new Book-It Repertory Company stage version of it.”
Finally, Kubota Garden is beautiful this time of year, with trees and shrubs in bloom, and a Saturday morning Plant Sale provides a perfect excuse to visit. Kubota Garden info is here and here’s a list of other upcoming gardening events, hand-picked by our green-thumbed columnist, Ciscoe.