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Things to Do: Seattle Events May 2016

April 29th, 2016

It’s almost May which means another month jam-packed with events. Whether you’re a foodie, like sports or want to check out a live show or street fair, we’ve got the breakdown of local events going down in Seattle this month.

Neighborhood Events:

-Curtis Salgado @ The Triple Door May 21st: Award winning volcalist/songwriters/harmonica icon sings and plays with soulful authority.

-Billy Joel @ Safeco Field May 20.

-Kinky Boots Broadway Show @ The 5th Avenue Theater May 1 – 8: Based on a true story about a shoe factory owner and a drag queen, the show features an inspiring and joyful score by Cyndi Lauper.

-Romeo & Juliet @ Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center May 4 – 22.

-Boat Parade May 7: Watch boats parade through the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington at noon on Opening Day, preceded by races. Free admission.

-Rock n’ roll Circus Show @ Teatro ZinZanni (North of Seattle Center) May 7 – 22: Big Top Rock is cirque with a rock n’ roll twist, performed around you.

-Ballard Jazz Festival May 11 – 14: The Ballard Jazz Festival offers world-class musicians every day, and on Saturday a Swedish pancake jazz brunch with a classic Volvo/Saab car show.

-Electronic Music Festival @ Columbia City Theater May 13 – 14: Debacle Fest showcases electronic, drone, noise, techno, improvised, metal, and synth musicians.

-Piano Concert @ Benaroya Hall May 14: Hear 10 pianists playing 10 grand pianos during Ten Grands.

-Polish Festival @ Polish Cultural Center May 14: Pierogi Fest features pierogi (dumplings), potato pancakes, Polish beer, dessert, folk music, crafts, and kids’ activities.

-Circus Acrobats @ SANCA in Georgetown May 20 -22: See acrobatics, high-flying aerials, contortions and juggling to live music.

-University Street Fair May 21 -22nd on University Way NE.

-Memorial Day Mini Triathlon @ Seattle U Recreation Center – May 30: Seattle University hosts an indoor Try-Athlon, which is 10 minutes each of swimming, spin biking, and treadmill running.

Food & Drink:
-Bacon & Beer – May 7: Enjoy craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, live music, dancing, and interactive games at Safeco Field. Discount tickets available on Groupon & Living Social.

-Seattle Beer Week – May 12 -22: Bars and breweries host dozens of beer-tasting and food-pairing events. Locations Include:

  • Naked City Taphouse
  • Pint Defiance
  • Feierabend
  • Prost! West Seattle & Phinny
  • Die Bierstube
  • Reuben’s Brews
  • Brave Horse Tavern
  • Downtown Spirits

-Wine Tasting @ Ray’s Boathouse May 26: Taste dry rose and white wines from 30 Northwest wineries and a few countries, which includes a box of appetizers and views of the Puget Sound.

Sports Events:

-Seattle Sounders:

  • Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes – May 7
  • Sounders vs Colorado Rapids – May 21

-Seattle Mariners:

  • Mariners vs Rays – May 9
  • Mariners vs Rays – May 10
  • Mariners vs Rays – May 11
  • Mariners vs Angels – May 13
  • Mainers vs Angels – May 14
  • Mariners vs Angels – May 15
  • Mariners vs Athletics – May 23
  • Mariners vs Athletics – May 24
  • Mariners vs Athletics – May 25
  • Mariners vs Twins – May 27
  • Mariners vs Twins – May 28
  • Mariners vs Twins – May 29
  • Mariners vs Padres – May 30
  • Mariners vs. Padres – May 31