Downtown Lowdown: Week of March 28 – April 3

Downtown Lowdown: Your weekly dose of the top-level events happening in Downtown Seattle.

1516_JanisJoplin_783x340Tuesday, March 29 — A Night With Janis Joplin

Janis shares stories of her life and musical heroes in an electrifying 1970s concert venue, performing unforgettable songs like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,”  “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” alongside a remarkable cast.

When: 7:30 p.m., March 29

Where: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Tickets: Buy them here.


5654b2650c5bd0.85882122Tuesday, March 29  — Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom brings her trademark sound to Downtown Seattle in support of her latest album “Divers,” which Pitchfork calls “a gorgeous record, full of her usual harp wilyness and baroque rhythms.”

When:  7:30 p.m., March 29

Where: The Paramount Theatre

Tickets: Buy them here.



Gift Basket-1Thursday, March 31 — Pioneer Square Coffee Break

Join the Downtown Seattle Association for the first-ever free outdoor coffee tasting in a Downtown park! Nine coffee shops are bringing a variety of different coffee samples

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 31

Where: Occidental Square

More information: Pioneer Square Coffee Break on Facebook


1516_Assassins_Full_Company_credit_Tracy_Martin_websize_1Friday, April 1 — Assassins at ACT Theatre

In this tawdry carnival’s shooting gallery, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the most notorious figures in American history—the assassins who tried (and in some cases succeeded) to kill the president. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, John Hinkley, and others reveal the stories of their troubled lives and deadly deeds.

When: 8 p.m., April 1

Where: ACT Theatre

Tickets: Buy them here.


sjff poster 11x17 april2016 v3.psdSaturday, April 2 — Seattle Jewish Film Festival

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is an annual, nine-day exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone. SJFF is the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest and a mainstay in the Seattle arts calendar.

When: Dates and times vary; click here for calendar.







TnUqpNvDSaturday, April 2 — Taste Washington

Each spring, thousands of wine and food-lovers gather in Seattle for Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. Taste Washington brings together over 225 wineries, 70 restaurants and 60 culinary exhibitors from across the region for the ultimate four-day experience.

When: March 31 – April 3

Where: Various locations. See list of events.

Tickets: Buy them here. Saturday and 2 Day VIP Tickets are sold out.

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