Downtown Lowdown — your weekly dose of the top-level things, events, specials and happenings in Downtown Seattle this week. If it’s happening…and it’s “happening”…you’ll find it here…
Monday, Sept. 15 — Seattle Design Festival
Join in on the fun of Seattle Design Festival. Presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, SDF is an annual celebration and demonstration of how design improves the quality of everyday life. Every year, Seattle Design Festival brings together the public, experts, business and city leaders to exchange ideas about the role of design in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Seattle.
When: Sept. 5 – 19, all day.
Where: Throughout Seattle
Tuesday, Sept. 16 — Historical Pioneer Square Food Tour
The tour of food in Pioneer Square provides a taste of this historic neighborhood. The afternoon will be spent sampling your way through the Square with stops at eight distinct locations.
When: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: 1st and Main in Pioneer Square
Wednesday, Sept. 17 — “Waiting For Godot”
Seattle Shakepeare Company presents “Waiting For Godot” at the ACT Theatre. Seattle Shakespeare Company is a year-round, professional, classical theatre. Their programs — which include indoor performances, free outdoor productions, regional tours, educator and youth programs — reach across barriers of income, geography, and education to bring classical theatre to Washington State.
When: Through Sept. 21. Times vary.
Where: ACT Theatre
Tickets: Prices vary, website.
Thursday, Sept. 18 — Food Trucks in Westlake Park
Tired of your same-old lunch plans in Downtown? Head over to Westlake Park on Thursdays: Downtown’s newest food truck rodeo is in Westlake Park. Each week there will be a list of different food trucks, so make sure to check out the food truck website for more info.
When: Lunchtime (11 – 2)
Where: Westlake Park
Friday, Sept. 19 — PARK(ing) Day 2014
PARK(ing) Day happens once a year in Seattle. The day gives any Seattleite the opportunity to temporarily turn parking spaces into small parks. Park creators will create pop-up parks that are the size of at least two parking spaces on arterial streets. PARK(ing) Day raises awareness about important issues like creating a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps show people the possibilities for Downtown streets.
When: Friday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: All across Seattle
Friday, Sept. 19 — Outdoor movie “Frozen” in Cascade Playground
Enjoy the last outdoor movie of the summer. “Frozen,” Disney’s newest heroine-princess movie will delight viewers of all ages. Bring picnic food, blankets or chairs and watch a movie under the remaining summer stars in Seattle.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Cascade Playground
Saturday, Sept. 20 — Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway
Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway is Seattle’s biggest night of fall fashion! Join 500 Seattle-ites at the Paramount Theater for a runway show, which showcases fall fashions from Downtown retailers like Mario’s, Nordstrom, OSKA Seattle, Sandylew and many more. Appetizers (from Tom Douglas!) and drinks are included with every ticket. Buy a VVIP ticket to receive tickets to an exclusive after party at the PanPacific Hotel, as well as access to backstage VVIP areas before and during the show.
When: Saturday, Sep. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater + PanPacific Hotel
Tickets: Prices vary; VIP Sold out! Website.
Sunday, Sept. 21 — Seahawks v. Denver Broncos
The most anticipated of the season: a re-do of the 2013-2014 SuperBowl match up. The Seattle Seahawks will host the Denver Broncos in what is sure to be one of the most exciting games of the season. CenturyLink Field will be filled with fans (who will most likely be breaking more noise records). We’re hoping for an outcome similar to the SuperBowl. Go Hawks!
When: Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1:25 p.m.
Where: CenturyLink Field
Tickets: varies, see website.