Thursday, September 27, 2012

Weekend Wanderings: Sept. 28th-30th

The weekly post that provides my readers with all the cool happenings around Seattle for the upcoming weekend.  You will have no excuse to not get out and make memories.

Wednesday to Sunday, September 26th - 30th

Decibel Festival – The festival's concept is to provide live performances, interactive multi-media art, state of the art sound and technology based education.  This festival has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals in the world.  Some of the performers this year are:  Orbital, Kimbra and Cannabinoids featuring Erykah Badu.

  • Multi-day festival for those beat lovers.
  • Events are going on all over Seattle at multiple venues, to name a few: Paramount, Neumos, Showbox, Re-bar.
Saturday & Sunday, September 29th-30th

NW Chocolate Festival – If you are a chocolate lover, you can't miss this festival.  It is taste after taste of amazing chocolate, hand-crafted fine chocolate, artisan quality chocolate desserts, slideshows and storytelling by chocolate makers, tasting a fresh cacao pod, crushing nibs and tasting freshly conched chocolate in workshops, live muic and dj's for entertainment, culinary kitchen demo area with classes and award winning instructors, wine-bee-cocktail garden for the 21+, coffee and chocolate cafes, kids zone! and more tastes of chocolate than you can possibly eat in one day.  Whew that was a mouthful!

  • 9:30am - 6pm both days, @ The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center, entered by street level on the NE corner of 8th and Pike
  • Single day tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  Go here to get a last minute deal ticket from Seattle Weekly Voice Deals.  You'll get your ticket for $15.
Saturday and Sunday, September 29th-30th

Festa Italiana Seattle 2012 – This is the festival that follows a week long of events, all celebrating the cultural roots of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest.  There is  a promotion of arts, food, culture and everything that is uniquely Italian.  And my company, Oberto, will have a booth there, so go check it out. Apparently there is a bocce tournament as well; everybody is lucky that I'll be working so they have an actual chance.  Yeah, I'm pretty good at bocce ball.

  • 10am-9pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday
  • Located at the Fisher Pavilion and surrounding grounds at Seattle Center.
  • The admission is free, just bring your cash for food and fun!

Saturday, September 29th

Seattle Modern Home Tours – Some of Seattle's most creative homeowners, architects and designers are opening their doors to you!

  • 11am to 5pm
  • $25 gets you into all of the homes on tour, 6-10 homes.
Saturday, September 29th

Fresh Hop Throwdown at the Noble Fir – Some of the best Washington and Oregon breweries are throwing down their best hops.  Breweries include:  Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Double Mountain, Elysian, Engine House No. 9, Everybody's, Fort George, Fremont, Hopworks Urban, Laurelwood, Naked City, North Sound, Schooner Exact, Snipes Mountain, Two Beers, and Wingman Brewers.

  • Starts at 4pm at the Noble Fir, 5316 Ballard Ave. NW
  • Bring lots of money for beer!
I have to work all weekend:(  But, I will be trying to check out the chocolate festival if at all possible!

Have a great weekend!