festivals and events

Peter Menzel / Burke Museum

Focusing on how the disparities between rich and poor and environmental practices have changed diets around the world – and how they played out here in the Northwest among the Coast Salish tribes – The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture created an exhibit curators hope will lead to more conversations about the ethics, culture and practices of food production around the globe.

Courtesy of L|td.

"These aren't the droids you're looking for."

The passion for Star Wars characters and trivia has burned through the decades. And now, Seattle artist James Monosmith displays his own enthusiasm for the cult trilogy via his pop art exhibit at the L|td. A Contemporary and Pop Art Gallery on Capitol Hill.

Looking for something to do this weekend? From holiday charity to folk music to classic Shakespeare, there's lots to do this weekend in Seattle and Tacoma!

Thanksgiving is over, but the holiday season is just beginning. This weekend has some exciting stuff in store. Legendary Jazz pianist Chick Corea is in town and much, more!

Turkey Day is coming up, but why not celebrate it early with some Northwest Oysters instead? This weekend brings oysters, arts and crafts and the legendary Firesign Theater!

On this first weekend in November, get out for some fall fun! Don’t miss out on great activities like the 2nd Annual Mount Rainier Wine Festival, some fresh local Jazz at the U-District Jazz Festival, or check D-list celebrity and two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin.

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The Rat City Rollergirls and a motorcycle stunt team will be taking over the Alaskan Way Viaduct for half an hour Saturday before demolition begins on the Seattle elevated highway.

Library and Archives of Canada

Victoria invites its residents and visitors to remember the remarkable Emily Carr in a city-wide collaborative celebration of the artist’s unique life and work through presentations of music, history and art.

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the Victoria Symphony will present the “Emily Carr Project,” a concert performance to explore Emily Carr’s painting, poetry and connection to the people of the First Nations.

Welcome October and Fall weather with three events around Seattle and Tacoma this weekend. Experience some classic funk and banging drums in Seattle, and local arts and entertainment in Tacoma.

From locally crafted brews to deep rumbling sub-woofers, Tacoma and Seattle have a lot to offer this weekend in terms of events and festivals. Check out these three local events that could make your weekend fun and exciting.

The Victoria Film Festival launches its Quote-Along Classics Series this Saturday, starting with the cult-favorite The Big Lebowski.

What to do this weekend … well if you are anywhere near Seattle, it’ll be tough to stay out of earshot of Bumbershoot.

But, let’s say you want to hear jazz at the mega-music-arts fest. Is there any there? Yes, but only on Sunday.

Vancouver Jazz and Wine Festival

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is now recognized as the #1 Cultural Tourism event in Vancouver and Southwest Washington and is “…the largest jazz festival of its kind in the Northwest…”  (KATU Channel 2, Portland, OR). 

Intrepid Theater / flickr

The Victoria Fringe Theater Festival celebrates its 25th year this month. The Fringe, Vancouver Island's biggest theater festival, kicked off Thursday after two days of lead-up to the event, including a Flash Mob on Tuesday and a Fringe Eve Preview on Wednesday. 

Geek out but don't freak out.

From a full day of tech-related street-fair exhibits and speakers in Seattle to a celebration of one of the most ancient musical instruments at a state park near Des Moines, you can experience the full range of human cultural endeavors this weekend.