Puget Sound Area Monthly Planner: May 2023

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PUYALLUP RV SHOW
See the latest recreational vehicles at Puyallup RV Show at Washington State Fair Events Center.


MEXICAN CHEF DINNER
Watch chef demonstrations and enjoy appetizers, entrees, dessert, and a margarita during A Festive Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Hotel Andra.


CINCO DE MAYO PARTY CRUISE
A ticket to the Cinco de Mayo Party Cruise by Waterways Cruises includes a drink, a taco bar, desserts, 2.5 hours of views, a DJ, and a no-host bar, departing from Chandler’s Cove.


SEATTLE MARINERS
Watch the Seattle Mariners play an exciting home game at T-Mobile Park.


BOAT PARADE
Watch the Boat Parade through the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington on Opening Day. Free to watch from either side of the water.


FREE TRAIN RIDES
Ride atop a mini steam train over a bridge and through a tunnel, and then visit the gift shop at Great Northern & Cascade Railway.


BIKES & BEER
A ticket to Seattle Bike-n-Brews gets you a fairly flat 38-mile ride from Georgetown to Tukwila, beer at the midpoint, and beer and lunch at the finish line.


CRAFT MARKET
Shop from 100 vendors and visit the cash bar at Spring Fling Market in the ballrooms of Tulalip Resort Casino.


SEATTLE FILM FESTIVAL
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is billed as America’s largest film festival. Join top directors, actors, and critics who attend festival premieres and screenings by buying a single ticket or a pass. 


MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Mom and Me Wonderland Tea features tea, iced tea, lemonade, snacks, a hat contest, a scavenger hunt, and games with the Queen of Hearts at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.


REPTILE SHOW
See frogs, snakes, geckos, and other exotic creatures at Seattle Metro Reptile Expo, with educational tables and vendors at Evergreen State Fairgrounds.


FLOWER FESTIVAL
Shop for Mother’s Day flowers during the Flower Festival, when 35 local farmers sell bouquets and musicians perform under the clock at Pike Place Market.


MOTHER’S DAY RACE
The Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K run/walk are on scenic routes beginning at Juanita Beach Park.


VIKING FEST
Viking Fest celebrates Scandinavian heritage in Poulsbo with a carnival, food & craft vendors, and music on car-free streets surrounding Liberty Bay Waterfront Park.


BEER WEEK
Bars and breweries host dozens of beer-tasting and food-pairing events during Seattle Beer Week


DOZER DAY
Children can watch and even operate heavy construction equipment on Dozer Day, which also has police cars and fire engines on display at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. 


WINE RUN
Run or Wine 5K & 10K is an urban run/walk that includes wine tasting (or beer/cider), a race photo to download, and post-race snacks beginning at Northshore Athletic Fields.


FOLKLIFE FEST
Celebrate traditional arts by attending some of the hundreds of dance and musical performances, workshops, and panels from around the world held at Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center. Donation.


POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+


MURDER MYSTERY 2
Now private detectives launching their own agency, Nick and Audrey Spitz land at the center of an international investigation when a friend is abducted. (Netflix)


HOW TO GET RICH
It’s time to spring-clean your spending habits. In How to Get Rich, finance expert Ramit Sethi meets with a variety of people looking for financial intervention — a woman who spends half a million dollars a year on shopping, a couple involved in a multilevel marketing scheme and stock trading, a man with a checking account for his dog but no 401(k) and more. By helping them confront their relationships with money, Sethi makes his clients’ lives a bit richer. (Netflix)


TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
In Tiny Beautiful Things Claire, is a writer who takes up an advice column and pours all the traumas of her life into responding to her readers. Based on Wild author Cheryl Strayed’s collection of “Dear Sugar” columns, the vignettes here may be a bit out of sorts, but Hahn pulls them together. (Hulu) 


ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
Quinta Brunson created and stars in this hit series, which follows the daily lives—both in and out of the classroom—of a group of teachers at what is widely considered one of the worst public schools in America. Despite a lack of funding for even basic educational necessities and school district leaders whose only real concern is sticking to the bare minimum standards, this quirky group of educators are united in their passion to rise above expectations and encourage their students to do the same. (Hulu) 


RISE
After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, the Antetokounmpos struggle to care for their five children. The brothers play basketball with a local team and discover their great abilities on the court. (Disney+) 


THE PRINCESS BRIDE
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience. (Disney+)



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