After an exciting and triumphant season, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos for their first title at Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey this Sunday. Of course, we are all itching with anticipation to cheer on our team, but until then there are plenty of goings-on to help keep you occupied until kickoff this weekend.
Children’s Film Festival
Grab the kids and bring them out to the Northwest Film Forum for the second weekend of the largest children’s film festival on the West Coast. The Children’s Film Festival Seattle begins Friday, January 31 at 11 a.m. with a screening of Talk to the Animals. Screenings will be shown throughout the weekend until Sunday afternoon. Worried you’ll have to pick between the Super Bowl and the Sunday afternoon feature? Not to worry! All Sunday afternoon films will be “intercepted” to Saturday, February 8 so you and your family can watch the Seahawks defeat the Broncos. Individual tickets begin at $11 for general admission and weekend passes begin at $180. The Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave. Click here for more details on the schedule and ticket prices.
Mr. Pim Passes By
It’s show time! Taproot Theatre’s 2014 season begins 8 p.m. Friday, January 31 with the opening of Mr. Pim Passes By. Directed by Karen Lund, the 1919 comedy by A.A. Milne is a light-hearted drama that will keep you laughing until the curtains close. The show will run through March with weekly performances taking place Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets range from $20 to $40, depending on the performance. The Taproot Theatre is located at 204 North 85th Street. Fine more information about tickets and show dates here.
Polar Plunge Seattle 2014
Brave the icy waters of Washington State this Saturday by taking part in the Seattle Polar Bear Plunge at Golden Garden Park. You will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” because all proceeds collected by participants benefit Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes living in the state of Washington. To take the plunge, earn a t-shirt and win prizes all participants must raise at least $75. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the Polar Plunge takes place at noon. To register, click here.
Need some inspiration? Starting Saturday, February 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., attend Spark Weekend 2014 at Impact HUB Seattle. Organized by Self Spark, the program will bring together more than 20 lifestyle change experts to provide short, TED-style sessions that teach you the techniques needed to improve your personal and professional life. The second day of the program will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 8. All participants are encouraged to take a $30 pledge at the end of the program as motivation to achieve goals set during the program. If goals are reached within 30 days, you get your pledge money back! Individual weekend passes begin at $195. You can register online here.
5th Annual Belgian Fest
The Washington Beer Commission is proud to present the 5th Annual Belgian Fest at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Saturday, February 1. Featuring a selection of more than 80 Belgian-style beers from 40 different Washington breweries, the festival gives visitors the chance to sample beer varieties including Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. Tickets are available for either Session 1 from12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Session 2 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes a tasting glass and ten 4 oz samples. The Bell Harbor International Conference Center is located at 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Buy your tickets online now to avoid the rush!
Come enjoy a hearty brunch, listen to great local music and be home in time for kickoff this Sunday! Join ROCKiT at the Garden House 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2 for an all-you-can-eat brunch followed by special performances from the Na Hila Hila Boys, the Honeyville Rascals and Miss Sunga Rose. All proceeds from the event will benefit local artists and audiences in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The $12 brunch begins at noon and performers will begin playing at 1 p.m. The event is located at 2336 15th Ave. and entry is $8. Make sure to pay in advance, as advance tickets are only $6. More information here.