11 Things to Look Forward to This February

 

  1. Silent Movie Mondays at the Paramount February 10th: Monday evenings can be slow and uneventful, so why not jazz them up with some good old-fashioned cinema and quality snacks? The Paramount Theatre is hosting another Silent Movie Monday tomorrow night, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
 This time it’s the epic 1926 Buster Keaton masterpiece, The General. Complimentary movie snacks provided by Trader Joe’s.
  2. Northwest Symphony Orchestra February 14th: Still looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? How about taking your special someone out for a night of “Latin Passion.” This year’s Valentine’s Day concert features a variety of Latin influenced compositions that will surely melt anyone’s heart.
  3. Comedy of Love February 14-15th: How about starting your night off on a light note this Valentine’s Day and heading over to the Market Theater for a night full of hilarious V-day themed improv!
  4. Revealing Queer February 14- July 6th: MOHAI is opening an exhibition called Revealing Queer, which explores how the Puget Sound LGBTQ community has grown and evolved through the years.  This wonderful exhibit is not only educational, but a powerful look at the history of the LGBTQ community within our nation.
  5. Free Entrance Day at National Parks February 15-17th: This President’s Day Weekend opt to head outdoors and take advantage of free admission to any of Washington’s National Parks.
  6. Seattle Festival of Improv Theater February 19-23rd: This five-day festival features improv and comedy groups from all across the country.  This will mark their 12th year hosting the festival in Seattle, to much critical acclaim.  SFIT has solidified our city as the center for improv theater in America.  That being said, you don’t want to miss it!
  7. TWIF Intro Hour February 20th: TWIF is a hosting an informational meet and greet in Ballard this month, and we would love to get to know you or answer any questions you may have for us! Beer and snacks will be provided (of course).  Why not give yourself a chance to give back to your community, make a difference and meet some great people. Come check it out!
  8. Washington Beer Open House February 22nd: Take advantage of this one-day only event to explore any one of your local participating breweries.  The Washington Beer Commission gathered up some of our state’s greatest breweries to participate in this event, where you can explore your local brew house, meet the brewers, and sample some of the best beer around.
  9. Everett Film Festival February 21-22nd:  This unique event is dedicated to promoting women within the film industry.  For years, the festival was focused mainly on hosting films that showcased films about women, created by women.  But within the last few years, they have broadened their festival’s film pool—hosting a wide variety of films that are not only created by women, but also showcase what challenges the modern day woman must face on a daily basis.  Check it out!
  10. Chilly Hilly February 23rd: Do you love cycling? Well, then plan to attend Chilly Hilly this year!  This 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island lets riders explore the scenery as well as enjoy a beautiful morning ferry ride.  This ride was recently names “One of Four Classic Rides” in the nation, by Bicycle Magazine.
  11. Wintergrass February 27- March 2nd:  Do you like Bluegrass? If so, then you need to check out Wintergrass, which features a wide variety of very talented bands.  Not sure if Bluegrass is for you? Then check out their informative video and see if the festival is something you want to check out!

-Aryn Higgins, TWIF Blogger