A New Year brings new interests, new goals, new beginnings and new happenings around town! For this week’s weekend roundup, we focused on some of our own resolutions; to eat better, to do more cultural things, to see more in Seattle, oh the list goes on. On that note, here are this weekend’s picks for some happenings around town. Eat your heart out Seattle.
Runs thru January 5th
Broadway at the Paramount kicks off the 2014 year with the touring revival of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s Evita. Resolved to do more cultural activities in the New Year? Word on the street is this is a stunning production AND it features one of theater’s most beautiful songs, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
Paramount Theatre, $25-$75.
Jan 2nd – 5th
Pearl Django with Bucky Pizzarelli
Toe-tappers rejoice! The gypsy jazz of Pearl Django gets a special boost when 87-year-old guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli joins the group for a run of shows at Jazz Alley if you’re seeking a little energy and enthusiasm this weekend, Jazz Alley .
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, $25.
Fri, Jan 3rd
Beethoven’s Ninth at Seattle Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, one of the most popular symphonic interludes ever closes his Ninth symphony, which is the only thing on the program tonight.
Benaroya Hall, 7 pm, $17-$81
Sat, Jan 4th
If you’re like us, then that post holiday winter gloom starts to weigh on you right around now. With the upcoming weekend forecast boasting sunshine a little upbeat sunshiny surf rock may just be able to cure you. Surfer Blood will be playing with Wild Ones and Cock and Swan on Saturday with “hazy chords, warm melodious lyrics, and driving drums that may just help sooth the last of those chaotic holiday jitters.
Sunset Tavern, $10.
Sat, Jan 4th
King of the Road: A Roger Miller Tribute Night
Over a dozen local musicians come together to pay tribute to country star Roger Miller, best known for his #1 hits “King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” and “England Swings.”
Columbia City Theater, $8–$10.
Saturday, Jan 4th
AVS: All Vinyl Salsa
The first & third Saturday of this month brings DJ Edgar & Guests for this year’s first “Dress Up Night” of the Century Ballroom’s bi-weekly Salsa events that are designed to bring out the full flavor of Salsa music.
Century Ballroom (2nd floor of the Oddfellows building) at 915 E Pine.
21+, $12 cover.
New & Noteworthy Restaurants
Din Tai Fung
The much anticipated University Village location (and first Seattle location – currently one other location in Bellevue, and three in California) of the famed dumpling house opened last week. Highly praised by the media for years, including being selected as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times, we can’t wait to try it!
Monday-Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Seattle Farmer’s Markets
Most resolutions start with an itch to ditch those holiday lbs an appetite for an all around healthier lifestyle. While our year round farmer’s markets dutifully carried us through the holidays with a plentiful abundance of goodies like creamy award winning local artisan cheese from Samish Bay Cheese, fresh sausages from Sea Breeze Farm and even an alternative take on bubbly for New Years Eve with Artisan Sparkling Cider from Finnriver Farm & Cidery, start a greener 2014 off this weekend with some greens and roughage from one of these four fabulous Seattle farmer’s markets.
- University District Farmer’s Market, 9am – 2pm, the Ave between 50th and 52nd
- Broadway Farmer’s Market, 11am – 3pm, Broadway Ave E & E Pine St.
- West Seattle Farmer’s Market, 10am – 2pm, California Ave SW & SW Alaska
- Ballard Farmer’s Market, 10am – 3pm, Historic Ballard Ave