Datebook: Seattle's March festival of Festivals
Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines
Some events are so extensive that a single day isn’t long enough for all the fun. For these super-sized occasions, a festival is needed. Get out your calendar, because March is a busy month. THE MOISTURE FESTIVAL (3/11–4/4; times, prices and venues vary; moisturefestival.com) is a spectacular spectacle of vaudevillian clowns, comedians, dancing bears (well, not the real kind) and other funky performing artists. The accompanying burlesque shows (for adults!) are an annual sell-out for obvious reasons. Get your shamrock on during THE IRISH FESTIVAL (3/13–3/14; noon–6 p.m.; free; Seattle Center House, 305 Harrison St.; 206.427.3027; irishclub.org) at the Seattle Center, in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day. Watch Irish step dancing and contemporary short films or enter the “Smilingest Irish Eyes” contest. Keep expanding those cultural horizons with a visit to the SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (3/13–3/21; times, prices and venues vary; seattlejewishfilmfestival.org), which has everything from the quirky, Annie Hall–esque comedy Breaking Upwards to the offbeat film A Matter of Size, which chronicles the journey of a Jewish sumo wrestler. And during the homestretch of the month, make a family day of it at WHIRLIGIG (3/26–4/11; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; prices vary; Seattle Center House, 305 Harrison St.; 206.684.7200). With face painting, inflatable rides, games and more, kids and the young at heart will have plenty to keep them whirling and gigging both.
Originally published in March 2010
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Scoop: The Seattle Sounders Second Season
The Must List: March