Lake Union Events: Things to Do in December

Celebrate the holiday season and get out to enjoy your neighborhood this December, with the following Lake Union events coming up…

December 1: The MORELove Project 11th Annual Coat Drive
10am – 2pm | Westlake Ave N & Thomas Street
Participate in the city’s largest one-day winter coat drive with The MORELove Project! On Friday, December 1st, bring your gently used or new coats to the parking lot at the intersection of Westlake Ave N and Thomas Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All donations will go to Mary’s Place and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

December 1: Fringe, Feathers & Frost
7:30pm – 11pm | Virginia V Ship
Enjoy a 20s themed holiday party aboard the Virginia V with Seattle Women in Jazz on December 1st to kick off the season with fun with Fringe, Feathers & Frost! There will be dance lessons from 7:30 until 8 p.m., followed by dancing and performances from the Sister Kate Dance Company, live gypsy jazz from Mes Copines Gitanes, and DJ Amanda Wilde from KUOW. The theme is roaring 20s, so come dressed in your holiday best with a historic twist! General admission to the party is $30.

December 2: Yuletide Concert
7:30pm | Immanuel Lutheran Church
Enjoy a mix of holiday music and maritime songs at Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Yuletide Concert on December 2nd. Admission includes delicious refreshments and the chance to shop a gift bazaar during intermission, and costs $15, with reduced $12 pricing for seniors and ages 20-29 and members of Maritime Folknet, Northwest Seaport, or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Kids ages 7 – 19 will be admitted for $5 each.

December 7: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

December 8: SLU Winter Market
10am | Van Vorst Courtyard
Get more holiday gift shopping done at the South Lake Union Winter Market! On December 8th, visit the Van Vorst Courtyard to browse a few dozen vendors and goods for special gifts.

December 9: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, December 9th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

December 14: Heavy Metal Beer Dinner
6pm – 9pm | Brave Horse Tavern
Enjoy a fun Heavy Metal-themed beer dinner featuring Holy Mountain brewery, with food and music to get the room rocking. There will be six courses to compliment some rare and unusual beers from Holy Mountain. Tickets are $85/person.

December 14: A Home for the Holidays
7pm | The Meeting Center
Support Mary’s Place with a nice holiday benefit on December 14th, featuring Vocally Self Critical and the Amazon Symphony Orchestra as musical guests. Tickets are $25/person.

December 28: Family Learn to Climb
5:30pm | REI
Have the whole family learn to climb in this fun event offered by REI. You’ll receive education on climbing harnesses and how to put them on and use them, with individual instruction on climbing and belaying on REI’s indoor wall. All climbing gear will be provided. Space is limited. The cost is $55, or $45 for REI members.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in November

Check out these fun November events involving food, drink and community engagement…

November 2: First Free Thursday at MOHAI – Day of the Dead
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation. This First Free Thursday on November 2nd will center around the theme of a Day of the Dead celebration.

November 2: Movembeer with Dru Bru
6pm – 9pm | Serious Pie Westlake
Support men’s health and enjoy the latest Rauchbier from Dru Bru at a MovemBEER event at Serious Pie Westlake! On Thursday, November 2nd, join in a meet-and-greet with the Dru Bru team, enjoy tasting flights and sample Serious Pie’s new smoke-inspired pizza by Chef Tony. In the Movember spirit, craft your own mustache for a chance to win $50 gift cards – prizes will be given for the best real or fake facial hair. All month long, a portion of proceeds from Rauchbier purchases will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

November 9: St. Martin’s Winemaker Dinner
6:30pm | Serafina
Serafina is hosting their annual St. Martin’s Winemaker Dinner to celebrate the patron saint of winemakers. The restaurant’s chefs are working with David Abbona, the winemaker at Marchesi di Barolo, to prepare a delicious five-course menu that will compliment the exquisite wines his family produces in Italy (click here for a sample menu). The winemaker dinner will be on November 9th, starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $155/person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations are required: Call 206-323-0807 or email kelley@serafinaseattle.com.

November 10 – 12: Cowabunga USA
5pm – 7pm | South Lake Union
America’s largest festival of beef comes to South Lake Union this November for Cowabunga! Farmers and ranchers from all over the Pacific Northwest will participate in this festival for beef lovers, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat food, watch culinary competitions and experience three days of performances and tastings from all-star chefs. Ticket prices vary based on the beefy experience you’d like to try, so visit the Cowabunga event website to buy your entrance to preferred events.

November 11: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, November 11th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

November 12: Spaghetti Dinner
5pm – 7pm | Cuoco
Cuoco is benefitting Teen Feed at an upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 12th. Guests will enjoy housemade spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salads, fresh garlic bread, two glasses of house wine (white or red) and a seasonal sorbet for dessert – for just $30/person! All proceeds will go to Teen Feed, and there will also be raffles for additional prizes.

November 25: Greet the Season – Celebrating Community
10am – 5pm | Lake Union Park
Local organizations are hosting a day filled with art, music, dance, and family-friendly crafting to build the community in “Greet the Season: Celebrating Community”. Click here for the complete schedule.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in October

Happy Fall! There are some exciting events with food, handcrafted goods, or Halloween fun happening in South Lake Union this month…

October 4 – 7: Moving Sale at Third & Wall Art Group
9am – 5pm | Third and Wall Art Group
This fall, the Third and Wall Art Group is moving locations, so they are clearing out their inventory in a 4-day moving sale October 4th through 7th. Original art, canvas prints and fine art posters will be up to 75% off. Get your holiday shopping started early!

October 5: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, October 5th, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

October 13 – 15: Cowabunga USA
6:30pm – 12am | South Lake Union
America’s largest festival of beef, Cowabunga, comes to South Lake Union October 13th through 15th, starting with a Burger Bash competition on Friday night, with chef demonstrations and workshops and tastings on Saturday between the Big Tent and Little Calf Tent. Saturday night, don’t miss Seared, the marquee event with the best beef bites and drink pairings plus big band tunes. Cowabunga ends Sunday with a delicious Brunch. Buy tickets here.

October 14: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, October 14th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

October 14: Jello Underground Halloween Bash
8pm | Evolv Fitness of Seattle
Head to Evolv Underground for a zombie jello wrestling showcase and Halloween party on October 14th. Hosted by the ladies of Jello Underground, dozens of fighters will be wrestling for the championship! Followed by an after party with DJ Sailor Doom, the event includes a costume contest, door prizes, treats, and all kinds of fun. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

October 21: Fall Makers Mall
2pm – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Dozens of local merchants with art, handcrafted goods, jewelry, handmade wood products, apparel and more will offer their artisan goods in a special Fall Makers Mall on October 21st. This event is presented by the Seattle Makers Market.

October 27: Urban Craft Fall Market
10am | The Meeting Center
Get started on your holiday shopping at the annual Urban Craft Fall Market, coming up on October 27th. Over 75 makers will be selling their handmade goods, from art and jewelry to clothing and household items at this free event. Pre-registration is required.

October 28: Maker Day – Superhero Masks
11am – 2pm | MOHAI
Create your own superhero (-heroine) mask at MOHAI’s Maker Day in October. There will be designs for Iron Man, Zelda and Pikachu, and you can create your own design. The Maker Day event is included with museum admission and is free for MOHAI members.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in September

Summer may be coming to a close, but there are still plenty of things to do in Lake Union coming up in September…

September 7: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, September 7th, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

September 8 & 9: Cider Summit
3pm – 8pm Saturday, 12pm – 5pm Saturday | SLU Discovery Center
The largest hard cider tasting festival in the Pacific Northwest is coming back September 8th and 9th! Cider Summit SEA features more than 150 artisanal hard ciders from around the globe. Tickets are $25-$45.

September 9: Pink Boat Regatta
12pm | Lake Union Park
Get your sailboats ready to race in the Pink Boat Regatta to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! On September 9th starting at noon, the Regatta event includes a 3-hour race followed by an awards party at MOHAI with live music, beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and an awards ceremony.

September 9: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, September 9th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

September 12: MOHAI Fashion Lecture – Style and Spectacle in Seattle
7pm – 9pm | MOHAI
Seattle has its own unique approach to fashion, which will be explored at MOHAI on September 12th with a special fashion lecture with the museum’s clothing and textiles specialist Clara Berg. The cost is $15 for the public and $10 for students and members.

September 20: Bourbon Heritage Dinner
6:30pm | Daniel’s Broiler Lake Union
Reserve your space for a wonderful evening featuring fine bourbon at Daniel’s Broiler this month! Look for a delicious pairing menu coming soon. The featured bourbons include Willet Distillery Noah’s Mill, Michter’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Russell’s Reserve 10 Year, Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Cask and Booker’s Blue Knights Batch. The cost is $100/person and includes valet.  

September 22: Pinknic on the Patio
4pm – 7pm | Cuoco
Cuoco is hosting a patio party on Friday, September 22nd to feature the delicious pink wine of the summer: Rosé! The September Pinknic on the Patio Rosé Party will include snacks, summer music and plenty of rosé samples to enjoy. Wear pink and white! Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 per person at the door and include five tastings and snacks.

September 30: Gin – Origins & Evolutions
1pm – 3pm | Serafina
Learn about the history of gin and try some unique uses of this spirit in a fun cocktail class entitled “Gin: Origins & Evolutions” at Serafina on September 30th. The restaurant’s chefs will create a food pairing to go with each cocktail. Tickets are $80/person and include the beverages and bites.

 

Sail the Lake with Lake Union Charters and Adventures This Summer

By Michael King

Lake Union Charters and Adventures offers guests with the opportunity to hop aboard one of their many sailboats for lessons or sightseeing.

One of the boats available is the Schooner Lavengro which was built in 1926.

It was the luxury yacht of its day. The Lavengro was built in Mississippi and 91 years later, finds itself in Seattle’s waters. You can take her for a sunset sail, a family sail, or even date night sail!

“I moved out to Seattle about 10 years ago and wanted to share that experience with other people,” said Marine Service Center’s Geoff Gamsby.

If you’re looking to learn the ropes of boating, Captain Geoff can show you how. And he’ll do it with patience, so you can stay relaxed.

But the beauty of Lake Union Charters and Adventures is that you can do all or nothing.

“We take care of handling the boats,” said Gamsby. “And it’s really low stress. If you want to actually drive the boat, we welcome that. So, you can get an experience of what it’s like driving a 27-ton boat.”

Your experienced captain will be standing by if needed, but you can man, or woman, the helm!

And you never know what you’re going to see.  The lake is teeming with rich history.

“One of the reasons we like sailing Lake Union a lot, there are so many stories with shipwrecks, the floating homes, prohibition, the rum runners,” said Gamsby.

The Lavengro is just one of Lake Union Charters and Adventures’ 14 boats. You can also hop aboard a racing yacht, adventure ferry, floating atrium, and more!

The adventures range from short day trips to multi-day trips to the San Juan Islands, and they also accommodate groups and corporate outings. Learn more about the adventures here.

Lake Union Charters and Adventures
(360) 399-6490
2420 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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