Things To Do In Seattle


Make Pop-Up Easter Cards By Hand Using Artisanal Paper

Pop-Up Card-Making Class

Central Business District

Book artist Melanie Brauner helps you make striking pop-up Easter cards and paper toys using boutique, artisanal paper and goods

$45

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Half- or Full-Day Leather-Crafting Workshop at Moxie & Oliver (Up to 52% Off)

Moxie & Oliver

Bitter Lake

An experienced leather worker teaches students how to design and create their own belts, phone cases, wallets, and bags

$200 $99

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$14 to Take Part in "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie" from Room Escape Adventures ($28 Value)

Room Escape Adventures

Seattle

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

$28 $14

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Two or Four Improv Classes for Non-Actors at Seattle Improvisation Community (Up to 57% Off)

Seattle Improvisation Community

West Seattle - Beginning February 2014

Trained performers teach their skills to non-actors during 90-minute sessions full of popular improv games

$30 $14

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Beer-Making Class for One or Two at The Cellar Homebrew (57% Off)

The Cellar Homebrew

Seatlle

From basic ingredients to finished brew, students craft an extract beer during three-hour classes

$89.95 $39

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Two-Hour Cardmaking Class for One or Two from Dolce Impressions: Stamps, Cards, and Supplies (Up to 58% Off)

Dolce Impressions: Stamps, Cards, and Supplies

Seattle

Up to two students learn to create embellished greeting cards with ribbon, rubber stamps, brads, and glitter

$30 $15

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One or Two Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rentals at Surf Ballard (Up to 51% Off)

Surf Ballard

Seattle

An avid surfing duo supplies surfers and standup paddleboarders with the equipment necessary to cruise nearby Puget Sound

$40 $20

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Interactive Improv Show for Two or Four at Playback Theatre Northwest (Up to 57% Off)

Playback Theatre Northwest

Seattle

Enjoy an interactive improv show littered with dialogue, action, and music

$30 $14

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Girls' Flag Football Registration for One or Two at Pick 6 Sports (43% Off)

Pick 6 Sports

Sunset Park

Girls-only flag football league teaches young women teamwork and athletics with two hours of instruction per week

$130 $79

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5 or 10 Classes Yoga Classes at Richmond Beach Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Richmond Beach Yoga

Shoreline

Certified instructors help expecting mothers, children, and Teen girls boost strength, flexibility, and balance

$70 $29

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$65 for a Three-Hour Welding Instruction Class at All Metal Arts ($150 Value)

All Metal Arts

South Park

Beginners learn to wield welding equipment and make a small project

$150 $65

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Exercise Classes or Open-Swim Sessions at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (51% Off). Six Options Available.

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

Seattle

With nine 25-yard lanes, the pool can hold lap swims, lessons, and swim-team activities all at the same time

$45 $22

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for 0% Off a Canal Tour Valued at $275 or More

Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea

Gatewood

For $10, receive a coupon for 15% off a canal tour valued at $275 or more

$10

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Three-Month or One-Month Baseball Training Program from Seattle Renegades Baseball Club (Up to 71% Off)

Seattle Renegades Baseball Club

Meadowbrook Field #3

Comprehensive training program includes practice with the team and professional coaches

$360 $180

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Rocksteady Fitness (65% Off)

Rocksteady Fitness

Seattle

Fitness formula helps clients lose weight and make progress toward their particular goals

$200 $70

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$135 for a Seattle Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Helicopters Northwest (Up to $270 Value)

Helicopters Northwest

Georgetown

Pilot lifts up to three guests 500–1,000 ft. above Seattle for a 20-minute city-landmark tour

$270 $135

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Museum Admission for 2 or 4 or a One-Year Single or Family Membership Nordic Heritage Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Nordic Heritage Museum

Ballard

The museum sheds light on the unsung heroes of the last century and beyond who came from Nordic countries and made their mark in the States

$16 $10

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Four Dance Classes from Rainier Dance Center (64% Off)

Rainier Dance Center

Rainier Beach

One month of dance instruction. Choose from various genres, ages, and levels

$45 $16

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Two or Four Weeks of Fitness Bootcamp at Rocksteady Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Rocksteady Fitness

Lake City

High-intensity bootcamps help clients burn fat and build muscle for up to four weeks

$75 $29

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The Three Faces of Space Needle

Sky-High Views

At 520 feet tall, the Space Needle was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi. Here, though, the spectacular, panoramic view make the east’s mighty river look like a rambling brook. To the west, the waters of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay glimmer in the sunlight. To the south, Mount Rainier peeks over the skyscrapers and neighborhoods of downtown Seattle, sprawled all the way to Lake Union and the distant ridges of the Cascade Mountain Range.

A Rotating Menu

Just 20 feet below the observation deck, diners at SkyCity Restaurant let the 360-degree panorama revolve around them. Powered by a single 1.5-horsepower motor, SkyCity was only the second revolving restaurant in the world when it was built. Today, there are dozens of such restaurants worldwide, but SkyCity continues to distinguish itself with a carefully curated menu by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield. Specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chef Maxfield was invited to cook a six-course meal at the James Beard House in October 2013—a testament to his work at SkyCity, whose menu includes everything from jumbo sea scallops to pear-and-brie agnolotti. For dessert, diners are invited to soak up the sweet views from the observation deck free of charge.

A Point in Seattle’s History

Since its construction in 1962, the Space Needle has become one of America’s most iconic architectural achievements. To prepare for the 1962 World’s Fair, crews constructed the Space Needle in a mere 400 days, earning the structure the unofficial title of “400 Day Wonder.” More than a million visitors visit the Needle every year, whether to eat at SkyCity, survey the Emerald City, or simply stand within the Earth’s last line of defense should a giant balloon ever descend on the Northwest.

400 Broad St
Seattle,
WA
US

In 1984, lifelong ballerina Elizabeth Chayer founded American Dance Institute in Anchorage, before relocating to two nearly-adjacent studios in Seattle. There she began amassing her current staff of talented toe-artists. Recruited from ballet troupes, contemporary dance companies, and flamenco ensembles around the world, the teachers lead open-level classes that balance technical training with expressive kineticism. Each instructs in their specialty, and as a result the twinned studios can offer a wide range of styles including ballroom, break dance, ballet, jazz, and the invisible lasso. Collectively, more than a century of professional experience conglomerates in the staff, and each boasts a solid footing on the basics of anatomy and kinesiology to maximize the effectiveness of training while minimizing the chance of injury. The classes themselves take on a welcoming, noncompetitive format that emphasizes enjoyment without sacrificing technique. Aimed at any dancers of 18 months and older, many classes, including musical theater, Irish step dancing, and ballet, come in a multitude of permutations designed for each age-set. Others are more restricted, such as adults- and teens-only flamenco, ballroom, and jazz sessions, or the grown-up-free Polynesian class. While individual movements and underlying concepts form the heart of these classes rather than choreographed productions, children enrolled in the spring semester get the chance to take part in a seasonal studio performance. American Dance Institute also hosts birthday parties where guests learn a particular style. During one notable jubilee, the attendees of a family reunion mastered an Irish ceili, then used their newfound skills to stomp on a block of icing until it became a cake.

8001 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Barking Dog Alehouse: A User’s Guide

Craft Beers | Classic American Eats | Family-Friendly Atmosphere | Daily Happy Hour | 30+ Scotches

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: black bean nachos with housemade pico de gallo
  • Entree: fish and chips with waffle fries and housemade tartar sauce
  • Dessert: chocolate-walnut brownie served à la mode

What to Drink: The bar’s 19 rotating taps feature beers from local favorites and microbrewers around the country. Bartenders also pour selections from an impressive collection of more than 30 scotches.

When to Go

  • Stop by from 3–6 p.m or 8–10 p.m. any day of the week for happy hour, which features discounts on imperial pints, house wines, well drinks, and appetizers.
  • To keep your brain nimble, swing by on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for pub trivia.

Inside Tip: Barking Dog Alehouse takes its family-friendly vibe seriously, offering a special kids’ menu packed with chicken tenders, burgers, and miniature ice cream sundaes.

705 NW 70th St
Seattle,
WA
US

Married for nine years and a photography team for five, Brian and Jennifer Hartman bring an artistic touch and approach to their on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, they capture solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.

Not content to simply point and shoot, the Hartmans light compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuate subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. They shoot in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject?s face with Winston Churchill?s. Though the Hartmans use professional tools, they?re glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone?following in the footsteps, they note, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone?s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which they pass on their knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.

6007 12th Ave S
Seattle,
WA
US

Five Things to Know About Duck Island Ale House

Since 1996, Duck Island Ale House has been a haven for beer lovers. Before you cozy up to one of the cushy car seats at the bar, imbibe a few facts about this neighborhood pub.

  • They’ve got 27 taps and they know how to use ‘em. In addition to the tap handles hanging from the chandeliers, Duck Island’s bar has 27 functioning beer taps. On any given day, these dispense a rotated selection of craft brews, both domestic and imported.
  • They stock plenty of bottles, too. The Duck Island bottle selection is 60-strong, so you’re bound to find one to suit your palate.
  • It’s not all about the beer. A concise menu of upscale cocktails and liquors balances out the bar’s beer-centric focus. Sip a mixture of juniper-honey wine, gin, and limoncello, or simply request a finger of scotch.
  • You can order their food—or someone else’s. Duck Island added a hefty food menu of fried chicken, fish, and creative bar snacks in 2013, but they’ve preserved their longstanding order-in tradition; patrons are free to order a burger or omelet from neighboring Beth’s Cafe until 1 a.m. every day.
  • They welcome gamers. Along with a kitchen, the 2013 renovation added a free-play skee-ball machine, as well as two free-play pinball games.

7317 Aurora Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

From Divine Movement's twin studios in Kirkland and Seattle, co-owners Angi Cardwell and Jennifer Patenaude oversee a sultry suite of pole-dance and boudoir-dance classes set to the sounds of heart-pumping rock, indie, and hip-hop. Though not specifically a workout regimen, the floor-based and pole-vaulted routines are high-energy maneuvers that help to boost confidence and create a positive self-image. Six-week series cater to beginners and intermediate seductresses, and more advanced drop-in sessions cover holds, inverted handstands, and midair tea service. The dress code calls for comfortable yoga-style wear and bare feet or legwarmers.


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4444 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

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