The best New Year’s Eve Seattle has ever had.


New Year’s Eve in Seattle is like nowhere else. Whether you welcome the new year while laughing at the city’s finest improv, or dancing in time with some of the best DJs in the world, you’ll be doing it Seattle style.
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TANGO MASQUERADE BALL

Where: Ballard
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: $35-$45
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Dance away 2014 to the sultry sounds of tango in Ballard’s Oddfellows Hall. The masked social dance begins at 9:30, with a tango performance at 11pm. 




CHAMPAGNE SHENNANIGANS: MAGIC SHOW AND MURDER MYSTERY DINNER EVENT

Where: Pioneer Square
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $95
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An evening of murder, mystery, and magic! Solve the crime during dinner, and enjoy the stunning performance by Nate Jester, award-winning Seattle magician and former act on America’s Got Talent!

INDULGENCE NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Where: Seattle Center
Time: 8pm
Cost: $69-$350
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With 5 parties, 4 entertainment areas, a live comedy theater, and over 25 bars, this massive annual Seattle party is truly a night of indulgence .

XTREME NEW YEAR’S EVE THEATERSPORTS

Where: Pike Place Market
Time: 9pm
Cost: $32-$45
Open in HurryOut

This is Seattle’s only fast paced comedy improv battle with 20 improvisers split up into 4 teams and scored with cards marked 0-5 by the audience. Xtreme teams will perform from 10pm to almost midnight when the countdown begins.

A NEON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Where: Fremont
Time: 9pm
Cost: $20-$25
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A NEON New Year’s Eve show featuring Nite Wave, The West and DJ Indica Jones, at Fremont’s one and only Nectar Lounge.

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25+ New Year’s Eve events in and around Seattle.

Thermometers are dropping but Seattle is hopping with holiday events this weekend


Consider these the creme de la creme of holiday festivities in Seattle. Between craft markets, holiday improv shows, and traditional holiday dinners, chance is you’ll find something you like. 

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING

Where: Seattle Center
When: December 6th-7th
Cost: Free
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Seattle’s largest indie craft show convenes this weekend at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. This awesome event features artists, makers, and designers from all around. Avoid the big box stores during your holiday shopping and browse hundreds of vendors who make what they love and love what they make. 

WINTERFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER

Where: Seattle Center
When: Every day until December 31st
Free admission to most events
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Events at Winterfest 2014 run the gamut of holiday entertainmentfrom Mexican folkloric dancing, circus and acrobatic arts, to traditional Croatian dancing. And if you’re dressed warmly enough, don’t miss a twirl around the ice rink and a tour of the ice sculpturesthe most appropriate form of artistic expression during winter!

WILDLIGHTS

Where: Woodland Park Zoo
When: Every day until January 4th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
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Experience the delights of Woodland Park Zoo like never before! Explore the wildest corners of the zoo as they’re lit up by thousands of LED lights. 

SWEDISH HOLIDAY DINNER

Where: Queen Anne
When: December 5th, 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20-$50
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Join in a traditional Swedish style holiday dinner! Julbord literally means ‘Christmas table’ and you won’t want to miss it! RSVP only, and tickets go fast.

CHRISTMASTOWN: A HOLIDAY NOIR

Where: Greenlake
When: December 5th-7th, Showtimes vary
Cost: $5-$32
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A different take on a holiday story, performed at the historic Bathhouse Theater on the banks of Green Lake. 

A(N IMPROVISED) CHRISTMAS CAROL

Where: Pikes Place Market
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30pm-10pm
Cost: $15
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We all know the story of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. Or do we? This is YOUR version of the well-known holiday story. 

BARTER FAIR AND HOLIDAY PARTY

Where: Ballard
When: December 7th, 5pm-8pm
Cost: Free
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What could you make for the barter fair and holiday party? Do you make jam? chocolates? pies? cheese? beer? Do you make jewelry? do you knit? Does your pig find truffles in the forest? Can you walk a neighbor’s dog? House sit? Baby sit? would you teach fiddling? or cooking? Any of these and other things and services like it would be great to trade at the Barter Fair!


Not enough? Check out the full list of this weekend’s activities on HurryOut

Ever Spatchcocked a Turkey?

We haven’t. Which is why we recommend spending Thanksgiving weekend at some of these events, rather than learning that
technique for preparing the noble bird.*

*Though if you’re curious, here it is.


The Buckaroos Thanksgiving Eve Special at The Triple Door
Downtown Seattle
Wednesday, November 26th @7pm and 10pm
An evening of dance, comedy, and machismo. Repeat.
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2014 Seattle Turkey Trot
Golden Gardens Park, SeattleThursday, November 27th @ 9am

Join hundreds of others on this pre-feast 5K run in support of
the Ballard Food Bank. 

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Thanksgiving at Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant
Ballard, SeattleThursday, November 27th 11am – 8pm

A Thanksgiving feast for the whole family (and the extended
family too). 

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Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Yakima Valley, WashingtonNovember 28th – 30th

Escape the city and spend Thanksgiving sampling the best of
Washington wines in over 35 vineyards, cellars, and wineries. 

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Not satiated by these events? Check out the full list of Thanksgiving
weekend activities at www.hurryout.com.

5 Reasons Beaujolais Nouveau is Taking Over in Seattle

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Beaujolais Nouveau is the latest event being uncorked in Seattle. Here are 5 reasons why it’s become so popular with the bourgeoisie.

 

1. It’s called ‘The New Vintage’. And which Seattlite doesn’t love a good paradox?
“I’m sensing a strong, fruit body with a smooth, oxymoronic finish.”

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2. It’s touted as a wine for the anti-connoisseur. 
The idea for this young, red wine was originally conceived of as a way to offload large quantities of wine, quickly, and for a decent profit. Feel free to drink it with donuts from Top-Pot. 

Donuts plus Baeujolais Nouveaus equals class.

 

3. It’s meant to be drunk young.
Think of this wine as more like freshly-caught grapes. 

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4. It’s a rabble-rauser.
The same wind produced in the sleepy vineyards shown below sparks parties and barrel-rolling races at 12:01am on November 20th of every year. 

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5. It’s here.

No need to fly to France to take part in the festivities. There are Beaujolais Nouveau events happening here in Seattle too. Check them out. 

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Photo Credit: French American Chamber of Commerce, Hajime NAKANO on Flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0), Geoff Wong on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

It’s a Fest! Free outdoor events all over Seattle

Liked the fireworks?   We loved them.
It’s already been a week since we celebrated Independence Day. We hope you’re ready to enjoy this beautiful weekend in Seattle.

Once again each neighborhood put together fun activities for everyone.  The best part is… they’re FREE! 

BALLARD
Ballard Seafood Fest - Sat-Sun
One of our favorite summer events, Seafood Fest takes place in the heart of Ballard. Live music, hundreds of food and art vendors, and for the first time ever a skateboarding competition. Tip: Don’t forget to try the alder-smoked salmon plate.Yummy!

WEST SEATTLE
Summer Fest - Fri-Sun
West Seattle’s biggest street fair of the year!  The Junction (intersection of Alaska and California) and several blocks around it are bustling with people enjoying live music, food, shops, a kids play area, pet activities and more…

MADISON VALLEY
Bastille Bash - Sat
Allons enfants de la patrie…  You don’t have to speak French or sing la Marseillaise to enjoy French music, street performances, wine, and french-inspired food from local restaurants.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT
Dragon Fest and Night Market - Sat
If you haven’t been to the Dragon Fest before, don’t miss it this time!  Try to get there around noon to catch the traditional Chinese lion and dragon dances, and the martial art demonstrations. Fun for everyone!  Also this year, foodies can sample dishes from local international restaurants for just two bucks.

SEATTLE CENTER
Urban Craft Uprising - Sat-Sun
Like to shop local?  With over 150 indie craft vendors, 40% of which are new this year, you’re guaranteed to find something unique to buy.

Polish Festival - Sat
Cześć Seattle!  The parade starts at noon at the Mural and heads to the Armory where the cultural celebration takes place. Enjoy polish music, exhibits, food, games, and dancing!

CAPITOL HILL
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival - Sat-Sun
Our friends at GreenStage are bringing 14 performances from 8 of the best theater companies, for two days, at a park, for FREE!  What more can we ask for?

MERCER ISLAND
Summer Celebration - Sat-Sun
What better place to enjoy the sun than on an island, away from the busy city ;)  The summer celebration takes place in two parks (Mercerdale and Luther Burbank) and includes a parade, boat rides, outdoor theater, a lumberjack show, Native American performances, fireworks, and a lot more!

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Celebrate the 4th: Fireworks, BBQs, & Seafair

Celebrate freedom & fun this July 4th long weekend!

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Long weekends are the best! We want to make sure you have a blast (like fireworks, get it?), so check out these great July 4th weekend events!

Photo Credit: randysonofrobert (left), rjl20 (middle), jasontromm (right) via Flickr & cc

Seattle’s Best Memorial Day Weekend Events

The long weekend is finally here!  Have you made plans yet?
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and the official start of a great events season in Seattle. Check out a few of our favorites.

Sasquatch photo via Flickr user HAURY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bonus: Visit Colorescience after work for a FREE pick-me-up of coffee and a makeoverbefore your big Friday night out!

Looking for more? Check out our full list of events.

Are you an event promoter, artist, or venue manager? It’s free to add events!

 

Photos:  Top: Sasquatch via CC Flickr user HAURY!

Last Minute with Mom

 

 

 

 

 

Procrastinators rejoice, HurryOut has great events for moms of all types to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. (Shhh. We won’t tell her you organized it last minute.)

If your mom is:

A Foodie. Take her to the best farmers market in town—with plenty of options for gourmet brunch along the way. Ballard Farmers Market – Downtown Ballard – Sunday

Into Fun with the Family. You can’t go wrong with a trip to a festival celebrating mom at the zoo on Saturday and letting the kids make breakfast on Sunday. Mom & Me at the Zoo – Woodland Park Zoo – Saturday

A Garden-Lover. Delight her with flowers that will last and wander the lovely gardens with a sculpture exhibit. 27th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale & Celebration – Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Looking for Pampering. Snoqualmie’s Salish Spa feels like a world away; give her a mini vacation including champagne. Manicures & Mimosas – Salish Lodge & Spa – Sunday

Musically Inclined. If mom likes to rock out, but in a classical sort of way, Seattle Rock Orchestra + The Beatles = just what the DJ ordered. Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs The Beatles’ The White Album – The Moore Theatre – Saturday & Sunday

Outdoorsy. Perfect for a romantic pedal or family excursion, this 4-mile stretch of road is closed to cars this Mother’s Day. Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard – Seward Park – Sunday

Sporty. Buy her a foam finger and take her to the preseason Seattle Storm game. WNBA: Seattle vs. Los Angeles – Key Arena – Sunday

Theatrical. Brunch at the circus? Yes please. Oh, and did we mention there’s free champagne? Mother’s Day Brunch @ Teatro ZinZanni – Teatro ZinZanni Sunday

Willing to Laugh at Herself. Laughter is the best medicine and mom will get a healthy dose with Unexpected Improv. Mother’s Day Improv Show – Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater Sunday

 

Want more? Check out our complete list of Mother’s Day events for High Tea, Kenny G, The Four Seasons Spa, and more.

 

Photo Credit: Pink Sherbert Photography (left), B Tal (middle), whl.travel (right) via Flickr & cc

Hey Seattle, it’s time to…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put away your rain boots and dig out those dancing shoes! Seattle’s chock-full of weekly dance nights and special performances sure to pique your interest.

Latin dancing

Swing, Waltz & Country

Parties

Dance performances

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  • Interested in something other than dance events? We’ve got a host of genres waiting for you at www.hurryout.com.

 

Pic: Emilio Küffer via Flickr

Cabaret, Comics, and Edible Books

 

 

 

 

It’s festival season again, which means you’re going to have some difficult decisions to make come the weekends. Comics…or edible books? Beer…or jazz?

 

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  • Interested in something other than fstivals? We’ve got a host of genres waiting for you at www.hurryout.com.

 

Photo credit: David Rose, Edible Book Festival, Michelle Bates