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Things to do in Seattle - Week of 4/21/2014

Sunday April 20, 2014

While most of the local Earth Day happenings took place this weekend, Earth Day is actually on Tuesday--April 22. Keep an eye out for opportunities to be nice to the environment that day. There are also a few Earth Day events taking place on Tuesday, too.

This week is also prime time to go cherry blossom viewing in Seattle and Tacoma. Don't miss the spectacular blooms at UW, Seward Park and other spots around town.

What else is on this week? Check out the April Seattle and Tacoma events calendars or take a look through the highlights below.

April 21:

  • Mariners vs. Astros at 7:10 p.m.

April 22:

  • Mariners vs. Astros at 7:10 p.m.

April 23:

  • Mariners vs. Astros at 12:40 p.m.
  • Ellie Goulding at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
  • Drive-By Truckers at 8 p.m. at Showbox SoDo
  • Bombay Bicycle Clumb at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre

April 24:

  • Franz Ferdinand at 8 p.m. at Showbox SoDo
  • The 1975 at 9 p.m. at Showbox SoDo

April 25:

  • Mariners vs. Rangers at 7:10 p.m.

April 26:

  • Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids at 1 p.m.
  • Mariners vs. Rangers at 6:10 p.m.
  • 2014 Amazing Pet Expos from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Seattle Center
  • The Wanted at 8 p.m. at Showbox SoDo
  • Jake Shimabukuro at 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

April 27:

  • Mariners vs. Rangers at 1:10 p.m.
  • Video Games Live at 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre

Easter Brunch Options in Seattle

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Easter brunch can range from a meal at a chain restaurant to an exquisite  affair at a fine restaurant. If you're planning to head out for Easter bunch, but not entirely sure where to go, Open Table is a fabulous resource. The site allows you to search by parts of town, type of cuisine and price point. Or check out one of the options below, including one where you can actually eat the Easter bunny...


Tilth is always a fine option for a holiday meal, with certified organic, wild and often locally sourced ingredients. This year's brunch, headed up by chef Maria Hines, includes Asparagus Salad, Potato Galette, Stuffed French Toast and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake. The three-course menu is $30 per person with drinks not included.

Fonte Cafe

If you've ever wondered what the Easter Bunny might taste like, Fonte Cafe is serving up your chance to find out. The restaurant will serve Rodger Rabbit Benedict with confit rabbit, Rabbit Stew, Rabbit Frittata and Velveteen Rabbit Pate as well as other non-rabbit menu items.

Aqua by El Gaucho

If you want a ritzy brunch option, look to Aqua by El Gaucho. Their brunch menu features options for everyone, from Banana Walnut Pancakes to Filet Aqua.

Wherever you choose to go, be sure to make reservations! And check out this full listing, if you're looking for other things to do on Easter.

Get a Free Meal at Hard Rock Seattle for Tax Day

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe SeattleIn honor of everybody's favorite day of the year--Tax Day!--Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is giving you the special chance to sing for your supper. Literally. You sing. You get dinner. Because everyone could use a bit of a financial break today.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 15, Hard Rock will invite diners up on stage. Choose a song and then sing that song along with a live band. Complete the song and you'll get a free meal. It's that simple. Plus, you get to be a rockstar for a little bit and what better way could there be to put all your tax worries behind you?

The meals you can choose from are all part of the newly launched menu revamp and include: the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (picture above), Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken, Fiesta Burger or Veggie Burger.

Photo copyright: Hard Rock Cafe

Things to do in Seattle - Week of 4/14/2014

Monday April 14, 2014

Spring in Seattle is eventful! This week, don't miss the Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival in Fremont, a fine way indeed to welcome in this sunny weather with a twist. To the south, runners will find a treat at the Cosmic 5K Fun Run in Puyallup. For the full events listing for April, see the Seattle and Tacoma events calendars.

April 13-15:

  • National Geographic Live! Carsten Peter: Extreme Planet at Benaroya Hall

April 16:

  • Diana Krall at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
  • Chromeo at 9 p.m. at The Showbox

April 17-19:

  • Duane Goad at Tacoma Comedy Club

April 18:

  • Cosmic 5K Fun Run at 7 p.m. at Washington State Fair Events Center
  • Chelsea Handler at 7 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
  • Switchfoot at 8:30 p.m. at The Showbox
  • Blackberry Smoke at 9 p.m. at Neptune Theatre

April 18-19:

  • Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival at Fremont Studios

April 18-May 11:

  • The Odd Couple at Lakewood Playhouse

April 19:

  • See the USA at 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theatre

April 20:

  • Dark Star Orchestra at 8 p.m. at The Showbox

Until April 20:

  • I Love Lucy Live on Stage at Moore Theatre

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