Downtown Lowdown: Week of February 20-26

As a new addition to the Let’s Talk Downtown Blog, every Monday we will feature Downtown Lowdown – a themed post covering the week’s events, specials and happenings in Downtown.

Monday, February 20:

What a Croc! The Crocodile Comedy Show

What could be better than a good, old fashioned open mic night? Kick your “case of the Mondays” at the Crocodile Club’s weekly comedy night. Every Monday the back bar is transformed into an all-out comedy club – complete with games, trivia and prizes. Come see the pros or come take a stab at your own comedy career. Who knows, maybe you could quit your day job? Cover is free and signs up begin at 7:30pm; show begins at 8pm.

Time: 8pm
Cost: Free


The Crocodile
2200 Second Avenue


Tuesday, February 21:

Fat Tuesday Underworld Tour

It’s one of Seattle’s beloved gems – and if you haven’t done it yet now is the perfect occasion. In honor of Fat Tuesday, kick off your evening of Mardi Gras celebration with this unique, specialized hour-long walking tour. You’ll be guided beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets, hearing the tales of graft, opium, sex and debauchery – with a cocktail or two.

Time: 7-8pm


Underground Tour
610 First Avenue


Wednesday, February 22:

Beauty & the Beast

It’s the tale that is as old as time – and it’s only here in Seattle for six days! Broadway’s Beauty and the Beastbrings alive the Academy Award-winning film with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers. Beauty and the Beast will be at the Paramount Theatre February 21 through 26 with nightly shows at 7:30pm and weekend matinees at 2pm.

Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $25-$95


Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street


Thursday, February 23:

Family Fun Night at Seattle Children’s Museum

When was the last time you had a Family Fun Night? As part of their Family Fun Series, the Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting a game night of epic proportions this Thursday night—and we mean epic. Play an assortment of board games, museum games, team games, craft building and more! Snacks will also be provided.

Time: 5:30-7pm
Cost: $3 member, $5 non-member



Seattle Center Children’s Museum
305 Harrison Street


Friday, February 24:

Multi-Cultural Night Market

The Othello Public Market is hosting Asian-themed multi-cultural markets Friday and Saturday nights from February 17 through March 10. Bring your family for food, fun, live entertainment and games – all celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon! There will also be a beer garden on-site with a selection of domestic import beer and wine.

Time: 5pm-midnight
Cost: $3


Othello Public Market
4200 South Othello Street


Saturday, February 25:

Avatar: The Exhibition

The exhibit will walk you through the entire world of Pandora – from its initial stages of movie concept models and sketches to the authentic props and costumes used in the film. Interactive installations can give visitors a deeper experience as they step into James Cameron’s role as director. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, the exhibit will remain at the EMP Museumthrough September 2012.

Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: $20

EMP Museum
325 Fifth Avenue North


Sunday, February 26:

Harlem Globetrotters

Since 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have become one of the most recognizable franchises in sports history. With more than 20,000 shows under their belt, the team will be bringing their 2012 World Tour of basketball abilities, tricks, comedy to Seattle. The outstanding rookies include Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, the world’s tallest pro basketball player at 7-8, Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, and Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University, the team’s first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history.

Time: 2pm
Cost: $50-$200; Family four-pack $96

305 Harrison Street

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