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Must List: March 28-April 3

Cosplay, Beetlejuice, and tulips

By Seattle Mag March 28, 2024

Seattlemag Must List March 28 2024

Seattle’s buzzing: There’s an uptick in foot traffic, visitors are nearing pre-pandemic levels, and come April, the city will kick off a sustainability-themed poetry campaign. Keep an eye out for local verse! And this week, there’s a lot to explore in art, culture, and nature.



Anime-inspired character dressed in a sakura-themed costume with the text "sakura-con" on a pink floral background, making it a must-list event for March 28-April 3.


March 29-31

Seattle Convention Center, $60+

Sakura-Con is the longest-standing anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a hub for gaming, cosplay, panels, concerts, and more, boasting more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.


Four diverse individuals posing with smiles, must-see list for March 28-April 3.


Saturday, March 29

7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $20+

Live Wire, an independent Portland-based radio show, blends interesting conversation, live music, and comedy. Don’t miss seeing it live in Seattle.



Mature woman with short hair illuminated by blue and orange lighting, looking slightly to the side with a soft smile. Must list April 4-10.

PDX Jazz presents Laurie Anderson

Saturday, March 30

8 p.m., Benaroya Hall, $59.75+

Laurie Anderson is NASA’s first artist-in-residence. She’s known for her pioneering album Big Science, and for her commitment to pushing the boundaries of art and technology. Her live performances are a creative mix of storytelling and multimedia performance.



Promotional image for "Beetlejuice: The Musical" featuring a hand gesture with thematic green lighting, highlighted in the April 4-10 Must List.


April 2-7

The Paramount Theatre, $200+

A hilariously devious ghost is hired by a recently deceased couple to haunt their former home, intertwining with the story of a lonely young girl. This musical reimagines the cult classic film and is now touring across the U.S. after its Broadway run.



Rows of colorful tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in a field at dawn with misty mountains in the background.


April 1-30

Various times and locations in the Skagit Valley, Free-$20

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is spread across several locations, all mapped out online with an event calendar to guide you. You’ll need separate tickets for each garden, and since the tulips bloom on nature’s schedule, check the site before you go. Bring your boots and a raincoat — it’s spring in Seattle.


Visit our events calendar for more ideas.

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