An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events
Updated: January 15, 2018
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Ongoing & Current Events in Seattle
- The Jim Henson Exhibition
World premiere exhibit, featuring puppets, storyboards, scripts, and clips from the iconic puppet artist’s career.
Opened May 20, 2017 • MoPOP
January 2018 Events in Seattle
- The Book of Mormon
The smash Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about religious missionaries.
January 2-11 • Paramount Theatre
- Timon of Athens
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s first ever production of the Bards’s tale of the perils of fortune.
January 9 – February 4 • The Center Theatre
The Austin-based indie rock band stops in Seattle to promote its 9th album, Hot Thoughts.
January 11-12 • Showbox
- Two Trains Running
August Wilson play, set in 1969 Pittsburgh.
January 12 – February 11 • Bagley Wright Theatre
- Così fan Tutte
Seattle Opera’s production of “Mozart’s comedy about sex. (Sort of.)”
January 13-27 • McCaw Hall
- St. Vincent
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and “21st century guitar hero,” Annie Clark.
January 18-19 • Moore Theatre
- The Little Prince
Adaptation of the the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with original music by David Dabbon.
January 18 – March 4 • Seattle Children’s Theatre
- Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival
Two weekends of world class chamber music and visiting artists, with nightly free recitals.
January 19-28 • Benaroya Hall
- The Comedy Get Down
Comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez; live at Key Arena.
January 20 • Key Arena
- Queens of the Stone Age
Alternative rockers perform songs from their first album since 2007’s Era Vulgaris.
January 25 • Key Arena
- Lovett or Leave It
The popular political podcast records a show live in Seattle.
January 26 • Moore Theatre
- Seattle Boat Show
Thousands of watercraft and marine-related seminars at the West Coast’s biggest boat show.
January 26 – February 3 • Various locations, see website for details.
- Ricky Gervais
Irreverent British comedian and creator/star of BBC’s original show, The Office.
January 27 • Moore Theatre
January 2018 Events in Seattle
- Swan Lake
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Kent Stowell’s production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.
February 2-11 • McCaw Hall
- Mamma Mia!
Hit Broadway musical, featuring the songs of Abba.
February 2-25 • 5th Avenue Theatre
- Ibsen in Chicago
World premiere comedy play about a group of Scandinavian immigrants’ attempt to stage a play in 1880’s Chicago.
February 2 – March 4 •Leo K. Theatre
- Hamilton: An American Musical
The touring production of Broadway’s smash hit.
February 6 – March 18 • Paramount Theatre
- Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Stunning exhibition gardens, seminars, and vendors, all warm and dry in the Washington State Convention Center.
February 7-11 • Washington State Convention Center
- The Maltese Falcon
An innovative dinner theatre production of Dashiell Hammett’s iconic mystery novel.
February 8 – April 1 • Nordo’s Culinarium
- Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida
Issues of identity and discrimination in a 12 year old Japanese-American boy’s journey to a WWII internment camp. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
February 8 – March 4 • Seattle Childrens Theatre
- Tobymac Hits Deep Tour
Large arena show featuring Tobymac, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson, Finding Favour.
February 16 • Key Arena
- Wintergrass Music Festival
A celebration of American bluegrass music, with dozens of performances and workshops for all ages, located across Lake Washington in Bellevue.
February 22-25 • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
- Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
A musical portrait of immigrant Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.”
February 23 – March 18 • Bagley Wright Theatre
- Beatrice and Benedict
An operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
February 24 – March 10 • McCaw Hall
Eclectic New England based indie rock group, touring to promote their new album, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.
February 26 • The Showbox
- k.d. lang
The Canadian pop/country crooner visits the Emerald City.
February 26 • Moore Theatre