Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.
National Parks at Benaroya will be a beautiful musical and visual presentation to benefit the Washington’s National Parks Fund.
On Saturday, May 11th, Benaroya Hall will host a one-night only concert featuring ten grand pianos and ten amazing pianists to promote the musical arts for students in Washington state and we have a pair of tickets to give away (valued at $162).
As we chug along through February, we wanted to offer updates on a few recent posts. Here’s a bit of info to add to your brain—along with brand-new calendar happenings you’ll want to pencil in for the weeks to come.
Celebrating 25 years of park passion for Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks
National Parks at Benaroya will be a spectacular musical and visual presentation celebrating Washington’s National Park Fund’s 25th anniversary. Washington National Park Fund is partnering with Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) on Thursday, October 24th, and will feature beautiful musical compositions coupled with lovely imagery of our state’s national parks.
A sensational Swede returns this August—and other can’t-miss shows.
Daniel Norgren—an otherworldly “Swede with soul”—is returning to the U.S. this summer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This incredible talent will be back at Pickathon in early August (a dream come true), before heading up to Ballard’s Tractor for two shows (with Phil Cook) on August 7 and 8. Tickets for both performances go on sale today at 10 a.m.; they sold out last year, so we recommend jumping onboard ASAP!
When is the last time you went to the symphony?
Benaroya Hall is a beautiful and majestic venue that many of us hardly visit. Native Seattleites might remember when they took a grade school field trip to watch the symphony perform years ago. Those who are newer to the city may have never been, but many state that they’ve “been meaning to go”. The Seattle Symphony has something for everyone, offering a variety of programs, from casual and short to more sophisticated and slightly longer to family friendly.
Signing off from Seattleite’s Corks+Forks for the final column, Erin Thomas — out.
It is the end of an era. No, I’m not talking about Monday’s Gossip Girl series finale, the Mayan calendar’s doomsday prediction or even the shuttering of Seattle restaurant icon Rover’s. I speak of this column with this writer — I am hanging my hat with SEATTLEITE. The pleasure has been all mine to drink and eat with you all for the past two years so I thank you for the company and not making me drink alone. Although I would do it anyway.
Premium Dining at Benaroya Hall’s newest restaurant.
Located on the third floor of Benaroya Hall, Measure provides stunning views of the city and a modern ambiance. Open two hours before symphony performance days, the restaurant and bar are ideal for symphony patrons to enjoy a drink or small plate before a show. Measure’s menu changes
As much as Seattle is known for its diverse food scene and dedicated foodies, the Northwest is for the first time welcoming Ina Garten as she makes her first Seattle appearance this month at Benaroya