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$42 for a Two-Hour Flying-Trapeze Class with Registration Fee ($79 Value)

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Seattle

After experienced instructors lead brief ground demonstrations, students practice swinging on a flying trapeze

$79 $42

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at KeyArena at Seattle Center on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

KeyArena at Seattle Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$65.05 $33

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$12 for Two Pub Food and Two Pints at Ampersand Lounge ($20 Value)

Ampersand Lounge

Belltown

Slow-cooked ribs, chicken skewers, and a hummus platter balance pints of draft beer

$20 $12

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Seattle Festival Orchestra, January 24–May 17 (Up to 71% Off)

Seattle Festival Orchestra presents Brahms Symphony No. 1

Multiple Locations

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Season includes works by Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composers

$15 $8

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Fall Winery Tour with Lunch and Transportation from Sound Excursions (Up to 31% Off). Two Options Available.

Sound Excursions

Seattle

Tour three wineries in scenic Washington, tasting varietals straight from the cask and enjoying lunches with drinks; transportation included

$129 $89

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Interactive Haunted House Admission for One, Two, or Four from America Is Haunted (Up to 51% Off)

America Is Haunted

Minor

Come face to face with creatures ranging from eerie to gruesome

$35 $18

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Speakeasy Distillery Tour for One, Two, or 10 from Local Craft Tours (Up to 22% Off)

Local Craft Tours

Seattle

Spirits experts lead private tours that stop at three small-batch distilleries with ample snacks and cocktails along the way

$89 $69

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See an Intimate Jazz Concert in a Bookstore

Private Jazz Concert

Couth Buzzard Books

Kenny Mandell's jazz quartet performs favorites from the Great American Songbook inside a cozy bookstore

$15 $15

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General or VIP Admission to Risqué Seattle's Halloween Party on Friday, October 31 (Up to 35% Off)

Risque' Seattle

The Showbox Market

Adult-themed Halloween party with a live DJ, dancers from Eye Candy Go Go, and a sexy costume contest

$29 $19

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$15 for $30 Worth of Beading Supplies and Merchandise at Fusion Beads

Fusion Beads

Fremont

Local beading shop specializing in Swarovski Crystals, gemstones, pearls, glass beads, components, tools, books, and more

$30 $15

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Grind and Stuff Your Own Sausage with the Founder of BB Ranch Butcher

Hands-On Sausage-Making Class

BB Ranch

Cut, grind, season, and stuff multiple cuts of pork into your own artisan sausages under the guidance of expert William von Schneidau

$100 $100

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Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at Showbox SoDo on Thursday, November 20, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

Showbox SoDo

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

$58.65 $35

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Trip to Leavenworth Christmas Lights Festival for One from Customized Tours (Up to 34% Off). 3 Dates Available.

Customized Tours

EMP at the Seattle Center

Guests tour the shops and eateries in the old-world-style Bavarian-themed village, gathering at dusk for the lights ceremony

$120 $79

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour at Columbia City Theater on December 7 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Columbia City Theater

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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Visit to The Museum of Flight for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

The Museum of Flight

Boeing Field

A former Air Force One jet, a supersonic Concorde, and an Apollo 17 lunar module join more than 150 historic aircraft and spacecraft

$38 $19

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$2 Buys You a Coupon for $12 Hookah Or Free Ice Pick On Tuesdays And Wednesdays at Da Spot Hookah Lounge

Da Spot Hookah Lounge

Belltown

For $2, receive a coupon for $12 hookah or free ice pick on tuesdays and wednesdays

$5 $2

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $20 Off Of 1 Cooking Class ($99 Value) at Seductive Specialty Foods

Seductive Specialty Foods

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for $20 off of 1 cooking class ($99 value)

$5 $5

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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 Buys You a Coupon for 30% Off Classes at Lab 5 Fitness

Lab 5 Fitness

Seattle

For $5, receive a coupon for 30% off classes

$5 $5

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Mulleady’s Irish Pub: A User’s Guide

Gourmet Irish Pub Cuisine | Irish Whiskey Flights | Craft Cocktails | Stone Fireplace

A Taste

  • Small plate: Mac & Blue with orecchiette and fourme d’ambert cheese sauce
  • Sandwich: The Plan B burger with a fried egg, Beecher’s Flagship cheddar, bacon, and garlic aioli
  • Entree: The Traditional with ham, bacon, black pudding, Irish knocker, scone, grilled tomato, two eggs, grilled potatoes, and baked beans

To Drink: Alongside local draught beers from Washington and Oregon brewers such as Odin’s Gift, tenders pour out spirit flights, including the Cooley Distillery Collection with Greenore 8 year, Connemara 12 year, and Tyroconnel single-malt Irish whiskey. In the mixology department, artisans whip up potions such as Liam's Libation: Jameson, banana, spiced syrup, lemon, and bitters.

When to Go: * Saturday and Sunday during brunch, when they serve up boxty, a pancake of potatoes and scallions popular in the north Midlands.

Where to Sit: Grab a sturdy wooden table near the towering stacked-stone fireplace, or belly up to the bar on a cherry-stained stool to admire the dozens of Irish whiskeys and scotches.

While You Wait

  • Play a game of darts.
  • Explore both levels of the cavernous pub.

Inside Tip

  • Don’t be disappointed if your favorite dish from last time isn’t available on the menu when you visit next. Both the food menu and the drink menu change regularly to incorporate fresh ingredients and to give local psychics some business.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This:

If you don’t mind forgoing the food and hopping right into the revelry, head to Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Avenue NW), an Irish-style watering hole that marries exposed brick walls, chandeliers, and live music.

3055 21st Ave W
Seattle,
WA
US

The Three Faces of W Seattle

Luxurious Rooms

Even the more modest accommodations at W Seattle are deluxe. Pillow-top beds, goose-down comforters, WiFi, and bathrooms stocked with luxurious Bliss products make stays comfortable and relaxing. Guests who want a truly special stay can book the Extreme Wow suite. The 1,000-square-foot suite is located on the hotel's top floor with soaring city views, which gives guests a taste of what living in the Space Needle would be like, if the Space Needle had a jacuzzi.

Regional Cuisine

While guests may come from faraway places, the food served at Trace, the W's acclaimed restaurant, doesn't. Executive Chef Steven Ariel cooks up Asian-inspired dishes with ingredients from local farms. You’ll find 100% organic produce from Willie Green's Organic Farm used in salads and locally caught seafood from Taylor Shellfish Farms in the bouillabaisse. The fresh food, served in Trace's renovated dining room, led to Food & Wine magazine naming it one of the Best Hotel Restaurants.

Contemporary Style

The first thing guests notice when walking into W Seattle is the colossal, three-story fireplace centered in the lobby. But this isn't some homespun relic. After a massive redesign (which netted the hotel a Restaurant and Bar Design Award in 2013), the architect designed a modern fireplace area that's welcoming—the space is dubbed the Living Room—while keeping to the W's modern aesthetic. In Trace, the designers took some structural columns that were once an awkward necessity and transformed them into sleek, geometric poles that frame the sushi station like curtains, drawing attention to the theatrical preparation. Elsewhere in the dining room, a mural pays homage to the duality of Seattle—a nature-lover's haven and a sci-tech mecca. One side of the mural appears to show jellyfish, but as you walk to the other side, a supersonic jet emerges from the picture.

1112 4th Ave
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

EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don?t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew?s birthday party.

The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana?s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix?s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo?s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation?s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.

All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building?s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about ?reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,? as the museum?s website states.

325 5th Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Onlookers gasp as the graceful figure tumbles to earth in a slow-motion plunge. Her strong legs twist and spin down a billowing swath of deep-red fabric like a spider expanding its web. It is awe rather than fear, however, that draws the crowd's gasps, as the elegant descent is performed as a demonstration by one of Emerald City Trapeze Arts’ skilled instructors during a silks class. A dedication to teaching students of all ages and abilities the skills necessary to capture both the beauty and athleticism of the circus arts is the studio's main mission, upheld by a cadre of circus-grade instructors and a friendly staff.

Below the soaring ceiling of exposed old-growth beams, students leap and balance on well-maintained circus apparatuses as their instructors correct their form and ensure their safety. The staff welcomes aerial enthusiasts to experience the sky-splitting thrills of all manner of circus specialty, from the flying trapeze to acrobalance to hatha yoga performed on the top of an elephant's stiletto. Along with high-flying classes, Emerald City Trapeze Arts’ crew celebrates the circus arts via dances and parties held within the whimsical-yet-rustic venue, from merriment-packed Halloween festivities to energetic performances by staff and students.

2702 6th Ave. S
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

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