Must see events 2016

Posted July 14th 2016 in Latest News, News and Updates,

“The Hot Sheet” – Selected Cultural Events ­– July-December 2016

This is only a sampling of upcoming cultural events in the Seattle area. For more, please see our Visit Seattle online calendar of events at  It’s updated weekly and includes a wide variety of festivals, exhibitions, special programs and more.

On Stage/On View Now:

Boeing Centennial Celebration, ongoing through 2016, Museum of Flight,

Teatro ZinZanni, ongoing,

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, EMP Museum, ongoing,

Imagined Futures: Science Fiction, Art, and Artifacts from the Paul Allen Collection, Pivot Art+Culture, thru July 10,

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, Bellevue Arts Museum, through August 14,

Northwest Art Now @TAM, Tacoma Art Museum, through August 21,

SEAFAIR Summer Festival, through August  21,

Zootunes Concert Series, Woodland Park Zoo, through August 24,

Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, Matisse, R. Crumb, SAM, through August 28,

Marymoor Park Summer Concert Series, through September 1,

Posing Beauty in African American Culture, NW African American Museum, through September 4,

Do You Know Bruce? Year 2: Breaking Barriers, Wing Luke Asian Museum, through September 4,

The Art of the Brick, Pacific Science Center, through September 11,

INTIMAN Summer Theatre Festival, Cornish Playhouse, through October 2,

Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World, through October 9,

Wild Nearby, Burke Museum, through February 5,

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, EMP Museum, through February 27,

Beginning in July:

Toys of the ’50, ’60s and ’70s, MOHAI, July 2–September 25,

World of WearableArt™, EMP Museum, July 2–January 2, 2017,

Daisy (World Premiere), ACT Theatre, July 8–August 7,

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power, Bellevue Arts Museum, July 8-Nov. 27,


David Huchthausen: A Retrospective Selection, Museum of Glass, July 23-January 8,

Beginning in August:

Seattle Art Fair, Century Link Field Event Center, August 4-7,

Out of Sight Exhibition, King Street Station, August 4-28,

The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory (Le Comte Ory), McCaw Hall, August 6-20,

Bainbridge Island Artist Studio Tour, August 12-14,

Hempfest, Myrtle Edwards Park, August 19-21,

Seattle Street Food Festival, South Lake Union, August 20 & 21,

Beginning in September:

Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, September 2-4,

Washington State Fair, Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup), September 2-25,

BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, Bellevue Arts Museum, September 2 – January 2017 TBA,

The Royale, ACT Theatre, September 9-October 9,

Seattle Design Festival, September 10-23,

Tricolore, Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall, September 23-October 2,

Macefield Music Festival, Ballard neighborhood, September 30-October 2,

A Raisin in the Sun, Seattle Repertory Theatre, September 30-October 30,

Beginning in October:

Earshot Jazz Festival, Various Venues, October 6-November 12,

Man of La Mancha, The 5th Avenue Theatre, October 7-30,

Seattle Children’s Festival, Seattle Center, October 9,

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, SAM, October 11-January 16, 2017,

Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival, October 13-23,

Hansel & Gretel, Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, October 15-29,

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Pacific Science Center, Oct. 15-Jan. 8, 2017,

Beautiful:The Carole King Musical, The Paramount Theatre, October 19-30,

Beginning in November:

Brief Fling, Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall, November 4-13,

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show, Magnuson Park Hangar 30, November 11-13,

Edible City: A Delicious Journey, MOHAI, November 19-September 10, 2017,

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The 5th Avenue Theatre, November 23-December 31,

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall, November 25-December 28,

Further Out: December 2016 and beyond:

Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle Center, December 2-4,

Finding Neverland, The Paramount Theatre, January 10-15,

La Traviata, Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, January 14-28,

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, The Paramount Theatre, January 24-February 3,

Cendrillon, Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall, February 3-12,

The Pajama Game, The 5th Avenue Theatre, February 9-March 5, 2017,

Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, SAM, Feb 16-May 17, 2017,

Terracotta Warriors, Pacific Science Center, April 8-September 3, 2017,

The Magic Flute, Seattle Opera, McCaw Hall, May 6-20,

Fun Home, The 5th Avenue Theatre, July 11-30, 2017,

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