After a long week, things are looking up. Take a look at the weekend ahead.
This weekend’s list of entertainment suggestions starts with jugglers and trapeze artists and ends with crazy-contraption mini-golf. After a long week, things are looking up.
The Moisture Festival: A monthlong series of comedy/variety/burlesque shows is underway at Hale’s Palladium in Fremont and the Broadway Performance Hall, with performers from around the country and close to home. Most events are family-friendly, though some burlesque shows and late-nighters are for adults only. Read more and be sure to check the schedule before you go.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival: One of Seattle’s biggest ethnic film fests enters its second and final weekend at several venues around Seattle and Mercer Island. Highlights include a documentary on Marvin Hamlisch — celebrated composer for stage and screen and former principal pops conductor for the Seattle Symphony. The closing-night film is a feature-length Uruguayan comedy “Mr. Kaplan,” about a World War II veteran who suspects a neighbor of being a Nazi. Here’s a full preview and SJFF’s official site.
Vegfest: Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, you’ll find cooking demos, health checks, books and resources – and several hundred food samples, all meat-free. Details are here.
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Ethnic festivals. Francophiles and Norwegians rejoice this weekend, as Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day takes center stage Saturday in Ballard, and French Fest on Sunday at Seattle Center. Highlights of the former: waffles and Scandinavian music. The latter: A French fashion show. Read a preview of these two festivals plus Vegfest for all the intel.
Smash Putt: Mini-golf mayhem is back! This pop-up art show/bar/mini-golf course opens in an old post office on 23rd and Union on Friday. Get a sneak peek — including photos — and then refer to the Smash Putt website for all the details.