What’s On in Seattle?

An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events

Updated: January 15, 2018

Seattle Events and Festivals

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
  • Tune-Yards
    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
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