Your 2016 Guide to Spring Theater, Dance, Film and More

From books to music to theater, we've got the list you won't want to miss

By Jim Demetre


February 22, 2016

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

The new season ushers in brighter skies, warmer weather and motivation to get out and do something. Luckily, spring also brings a bevy of performances, exhibits, concerts and other arts events worth getting excited about. Mark your calendars—–we’ve rounded up 38 great things to see, hear and experience now and in the months to come.

Visual Arts

Art of all types abounds in Seattle this spring.


Bring a date to Whim W’Him or enjoy the dark tale of Der Sandmann.


The famous Northwest Folklife Festival is coming at the end of May.


Watch Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman or listen to Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.


Meet and listen to writers speak about their works.


Paint Your Wagon, Sherlock Holmes and more.


Details on the Seattle International Film Festival and a tribute to the cinema of Paris.

For more arts events, explore our daily events calendar


Publisher’s Note: A Different Seattle Nice

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