Downtown Lowdown: Week of March 30 – April 5

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, March 30 — Beyond Ebola Benefit

MsgFromGuineaThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in partnership with Guinea Arts Cooperative welcomes Message from Guinea as part of their Beyond Ebola benefit series supporting families directly and indirectly affected by Ebola in the Republic of Guinea.

When: 5:30pm, Monday, March 30

Where: Dmitriou’s Jazz Alley

Tickets: Prices vary; see website.


Tuesday, March 31 — Oh Honey at The Crocodile

43-atlgMitchy, now a hardened, troubadour songwriter and Danielle, a whimsical forest wanderer, comprise the duo, Oh Honey. Oh Honey has declared a reason to celebrate for the light-footed traveler through music.

When: 8pm, Tuesday, March 31

Where: The Crocodile

Tickets: $12. Buy here!



Wednesday, April 1 — Showbox SODO presents Dark Star Orchestra

logo-mainContinuing the Grateful Dead concert experience, join “the most talented and accomplished tribute band out there” for one night only in Seattle!

When: 9pm, April 1

Where: Showbox SODO

Tickets: Prices vary; see website!



Thursday, April 2 — Pioneer Square’s First Thursday
Pioneer SquareJoin Seattle’s original First Thursday art walk in Pioneer Square! The art walk is free & self-guided, every month! Park for free using when you visit Pioneer Square’s First Thursday art walk!

When: 6pm to 8pm

Where: Various Pioneer Square locations. See the list here!



Friday, April 3 — Shen Yun

shen yunShen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom. Discover classical Chinese dance — one of the most rigorous and athletic, yet exquisitely beautiful art forms in the world.

When:  Friday – Sunday, April 3 – 5. Times of performances vary.

Where: McCaw Hall

Tickets: Prices vary; see website.



Saturday, April 4 — Seattle Sounders FC v. Houston Dynamo

sounders_fcYour Seattle Sounders will take on the Houston Dynamo in an exciting match up this weekend! Sounders games are always ridiculously fun, so this is a great event for the whole family! Get your tickets now!

When:  7pm, April 4

Where: CenturyLink Field

Tickets: Prices vary; see website.



Saturday and Sunday — Marine Mammal Mania!

orca seattle aquariumCome celebrate spring while learning about orca whales at the Seattle Aquarium! This fun-filled event will feature hands-on activities, games, talks and demonstrations for kids of all ages! Learn more about each upcoming Mammal Mania weekend!

When:  10:30am–3:30pm, Saturday – Sunday

Where: Seattle Aquarium

Tickets: $3 to $5, plus the cost of admission for non-members


All Weekend Long — Easter Egg Hunt!

easterHead over to Seattle Children’s Museum to look for 4,000 eggs hiding in the Museum’s exhibits. Egg hunts are by reservation only and divided by age groups. Reserve your space now, as Saturday is already booked!

When:  8:30am–10am, Friday – Sunday

Where: Seattle Children’s Museum

Tickets: $3 to $5, plus the cost of admission for non-members


All Weekend Long — Sakura-Con 2015

Sakura-Con_logoPresented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest.

When:  April 3 – 5

Where: Washington State Convention Center

Tickets: $70 at the door. Tickets go on sale Thursday. Learn more here.

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