The Seattle Shakespeare Company delivers bard-penned dramatics to eager theatergoers, delighting patrons with fresh takes on Shakespeare's classic plays. Following several plot threads, including the supernaturally altered infatuations of two young couples and the antics of a clownish troupe of actors, A Midsummer Night's Dream deftly mixes fantasy and sidesplitting comedy into a mélange that tickles funny bones and ousts any were-hyenas sitting in the audience. Fairies, love spells, and mistaken identities keep plots rolling merrily along before all is resolved in jubilant fashion. Shows take place at the Intiman Playhouse, with seating that puts theatergoers close enough to see every costume lace ruffle and anachronistically flawless smile.
Named Billboard's top Hot 100 artist of 2010, electropop sensation Ke$ha electrifies fans with catchy tunes, punchy lyrics, and a larger-than-life persona. With a list of chart-topping hits that includes "TiK ToK," "We R Who We R," and "Your Love is My Drug," Ke$ha charms even the most curmudgeonly, highbrow ears with irreverent lyrics and taut, shimmering beats that stick in listeners' heads like dreams covered in peanut butter. Presided over by a quirkily becostumed Ke$ha, the Get $leazy tour sucks fans into a nonstop, glitter-filled night of dancing, performance, and languor-shattering rapture. LMFAO, the tuneful twosome behind the high-energy hit "Party Rock Anthem," and electro-rapper Spank Rock complement Ke$ha's sonic spectacle with their own dulcet melodies.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Egan's Ballard Jam House. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Egan's Ballard Jam House, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Egan's Ballard Jam House won't disappoint. Open air seating is ready for diners at Egan's Ballard Jam House when the weather is warm. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Egan's Ballard Jam House, which offers great seating for large groups. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Egan's Ballard Jam House as well.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. The dress code at Egan's Ballard Jam House is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Egan's Ballard Jam House.
Tractor Tavern offers an array of tempting American cuisine. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Tractor Tavern's menu. You won't feel cramped at Tractor Tavern, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. For music and dancing, Tractor Tavern also features live bands and an open floor. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
Street parking is readily available near Tractor Tavern's Ballard Ave NW location.
There's no need to bust your budget at Tractor Tavern, with most meals costing under $15.
Steps from the famous Pike Place Market, music fans can’t miss the huge sign in front of this branch of the international casual dining chain. With scads of memorabilia from Seattle’s music scene, Hard Rock Cafe diners can find Eddie Vedder’s acoustic guitar, instruments played by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, a 1969 Fender Stratocaster used by Jimi Hendrix, plus a handwritten poem and notes from Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and more. The menu inside the rocking space reads like a pub-food playlist, featuring various spins on classic burgers, Ben & Jerry’s milkshakes, dry-aged steaks, fish and chips with Shock Top beer batter, and salads with house-made dressings. Worth a peek is the rooftop terrace, with its comfortable seating and sleek fire pits, which looks out on the city with views of the Market and Elliott Bay.
The granddaddy of Seattle jazz clubs, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley has showcased inimitable jazz legends and contemporary recording artists for more than 35 years. Every seat in this intimate, sophisticated venue is within 50 feet of the stage, offering great sightlines that are complemented by a state-of-the art sound system. Not that it’s entirely necessary – the intimate, hip interior holds sound well, and the blaring sounds of horns, guitars and wailing voices more than fill the room. The sexy candlelit ambience also makes Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley a popular destination for special occasions and dates, with owners John and Carla Dimitriou offering a menu of Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine. Ticket prices vary according to the artist, and reservations are strongly advised.