March High­lights

March explodes with ac­tiv­ity for kids, adults and en­tire fam­i­lies.

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01 “INTO THE WEST”

Seat­tle Chil­dren’s Theatre brings this mys­ti­cal Ir­ish tale of two sib­lings, Ally and Fin, who en­counter a mys­te­ri­ous white horse from the sea called Tir Na n’Og. This play is rec­om­mended for chil­dren 9 and older. Per­for­mances take place Th-Su, through Mar. 20. Seat­tle Cen­ter, 201 Thomas St., 206.441.3322, www.sct.org

02 “WELL”

The Seat­tle Reper­tory Theatre presents this dark com­edy from Lisa Kron, the Tony Award-win­ning writer and lyri­cist be­hind the Broad­way hit “Fun Home.” Dive into a hi­lar­i­ous ex­plo­ration of al­ler­gies, com­mu­nity or­ga­niz­ing and a fraught mother-daugh­ter re­la­tion­ship. Through Mar. 5. 155 Mercer St., 206.443.2222, www.seat­tlerep.org

03 “THE PA­JAMA GAME”

Love, sex and pol­i­tics col­lide when the boss at the Sleep-Tite Pa­jama Fac­tory falls for a feisty union rep who shows up when work­ers go on strike. This Tony-win­ning clas­sic fea­tures bravura song-and-dance num­bers like “Hey There” and “There Once Was a Man.” Per­for­mances at 2 and 8 pm; through Mar. 5. 1308 5th Ave., 206.625.1900, www.5thav­enue.org

03 PO­LAR SCI­ENCE WEEK­END

Head to the Pa­cific Sci­ence Cen­ter to learn about the Arc­tic and Antarc­tic from sci­en­tists and ad­ven­tur­ers who’ve been there. Touch po­lar bear fur, put on a sur­vival suit and par­tic­i­pate in more hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties. Through Mar. 5. Seat­tle Cen­ter, 200 Sec­ond Ave. N, 206.443.2001, www.pacific­science­cen­ter.org

03 GENRE BEN­DER

At this an­nual event, 10 artists are paired to­gether to cre­ate five per­for­mances— the artists come from across the spec­trum, work­ing in dif­fer­ent me­dia, with the re­sult a unique mix of spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tions. This year, rap­pers, painters, dancers and more par­tic­i­pate. The event is 21-and- older. Mar. 3-5. Langston Hughes Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 104 17th Ave. S. Visit www.cit­yart­son­line.com/genre-ben­der for tick­ets.

04 “ROOM SER­VICE”

The Tap­root Theatre tack­les a mad­cap com­edy where white lies and mis­un­der­stand­ings pile up around a big-dream­ing the­ater troupe. See the show that in­spired the Marx Broth­ers com­edy. Rec­om­mended for ages 12 and up. 204 N. 85th St., 206.781.9707, www. tap­rootthe­atre.org

10 IN­TER­NA­TIONAL GEM & JEW­ELRY SHOW

At the Seat­tle Cen­ter, find ven­dors from around the world, in­clud­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, de­sign­ers and whole­salers. Chil­dren un­der 8 not per­mit­ted. Mar. 10-12. Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall at Seat­tle Cen­ter, 305 Har­ri­son St., www.in­tergem.com

11 SEAT­TLE KEN­NEL CLUB DOG SHOW

This an­nual event brings over 2,000 dogs and 11,000 hu­mans to­gether at the Cen­tu­ryLink Field Event Cen­ter. Speak to ex­perts in a wide va­ri­ety of breeds, browse dog­gie mer­chan­dise and watch agility tri­als, ju­nior show­man­ship and obe­di­ence tri­als. Mar. 11-12. Tours are also avail­able ev­ery hour to take you be­hind the scenes at a dog show. 800 Oc­ci­den­tal Ave. S, www.seat­tle­dogshow.org

11 ST. PA­TRICK’S DAY PA­RADE

More than 2,000 marchers will put on their Ir­ish best to join pipers, dancers, bands and more and head north from 4th and Jef­fer­son to Westlake. Hon­orary mar­shals will be­gin the march at 12:30 pm, and at its con­clu­sion par­tic­i­pants can take the Mono­rail for free to at­tend Ir­ish Fest (see page 6) at the Seat­tle Cen­ter Ar­mory. www.irish­club.org/st-patricks­day-pa­rade

12 DINO DAY

Visit the Burke Mu­seum at the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton for this day of di­nosaur mys­ter­ies. Learn about di­nos through their teeth, bones and even poo. Talk to pa­le­on­tol­o­gists, try your hand at dig­ging up a fos­sil and more. This pop­u­lar fam­ily day takes place Mar. 11-12 from 10 am-5 pm, and is in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 17th Ave. NE and N.E. 45th St., 206.616.3962, www.burke­mu­seum.org

12 ST. PA­TRICK'S DAY DASH

The 33rd an­nual event has a 5K timed run, 5K un­timed jog, 5K un­timed walk and a 1K kids dash. Bring out your green and be Ir­ish for a day! Pro­ceeds from the race ben­e­fit the Detlef Schrempf Foun­da­tion, which sup­ports or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide as­sis­tance to chil­dren and fam­i­lies in the North­west. Races start at Seat­tle Cen­ter, Sec­ond Av­enue and Mercer Street, 206.464.0826, www.stpats­dash.com

16 SEAT­TLE’S BEST DAMN HAPPY HOUR

Mu­sic, games and com­pany come to­gether at the Seat­tle Cen­ter Ar­mory from 5-8 pm. Free ad­mis­sion; 21 and older only. 305 Har­ri­son St., 206.684.7200, www. seat­tle­cen­ter.com/ hap­py­hour

16 BEETHOVEN’S “PAS­TORAL” SYM­PHONY

Blos­som into spring with a pro­gram show­cas­ing clas­si­cal mu­sic’s ode to the sea­son. Fea­tur­ing De­bussy, an ode to na­ture in Beethoven’s “Pas­toral” Sym­phony and com­poser Aaron Jay Ker­nis’ new Vi­o­lin Con­certo. Mar. 16-18. 200 Univer­sity St., 206.215.4747, www.seat­tlesym­phony.org

18 SE­RIAL: SARA KOENIG & JULIE SNY­DER

Go back­stage with the hosts of the hit pod­cast “Se­rial” and “This Amer­i­can Life” vet­er­ans to dis­cuss binge jour­nal­ism and true crime in the mod­ern me­dia land­scape. 8 pm; tick­ets $30-50. 911 Pine St., 800.745.300, www.stg­p­re­sents.org

19 FRENCH FEST

Cel­e­brate French food, mu­sic, dance, lan­guage and more with a fes­ti­val that in­cludes wine tast­ing, a baguette con­test and kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties galore. Free. Seat­tle Cen­ter Ar­mory, 305 Har­ri­son St., 206.443.4703, www.fenpnw.org

19 WASH­ING­TON STATE PARKS FREE DAY

Ex­plore Wash­ing­ton State Parks with­out a Dis­cover Pass. Free days ap­ply to day use only. dis­cov­er­pass.wa.gov

20 “NA­TIONAL GEO­GRAPHIC LIVE: BEAUTY AND THE BIZARRE”

See the wildlife im­ages of Anand Varma brought to beau­ti­ful, bizarre life in this sym­phony show at Benaroya Hall. See the se­cret life cy­cle of honey bees, the ul­tra­speed habits of hum­ming­birds and a par­a­sitic wasp con­sume a cater­pil­lar from the in­side out. Mar. 20-21. 200 Univer­sity St., 206.215.4747, www.seat­tlesym­phony.org

23 SEAT­TLE FRINGE FES­TI­VAL

This fes­ti­val of in­de­pen­dent and lo­cal live per­for­mances fea­tures the best in dance, scripted, drag and edgy the­atri­cal per­for­mance. 100 per­cent of the ticket rev­enue is re­turned to the artists in the show. Per­for­mances are held at a few dif­fer­ent the­aters in Seat­tle; check the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Mar. 23-Apr. 1. www.seat­tle­fringe­fes­ti­val.org

25 WASH­ING­TON CASK BEER FES­TI­VAL

Taste a va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional cask- con­di­tioned beers; more than 40 Wash­ing­ton brew­eries will be pour­ing. There are two ses­sions, one from noon- 4 pm and the sec­ond 6-10 pm. Sep­a­rate tick­ets are re­quired for each ses­sion—a ticket gets you a tast­ing glass and up to 25 beer sam­ples. Seat­tle Cen­ter Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall, 299 Mercer St., www.wash­ing­ton­brew­ers­guild.org

28 “MAMMA MIA!”

See the smash hit that sets ABBA’s sparkling pop hits like “Danc­ing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” to a heart­warm­ingly funny tale of love and fam­ily. Through Apr. 2. Tick­ets start at $25. The Para­mount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 800.745.300, www.stg­p­re­sents.org

31 “GAME OF THRONES LIVE CON­CERT EX­PE­RI­ENCE”

With mu­sic by Ramin Djawadi and state-ofthe-art tech­nol­ogy, a choir and a full or­ches­tra, this im­mer­sive vis­ual and mu­si­cal spec­ta­cle is sure to please fans of the wildly pop­u­lar se­ries. KeyArena, 305 Har­ri­son St., 206.684.7200, www.keyarena.com

Dino Days

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