Seattle Events Calendar May 2016

Things to do and places to go

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Kristin Kendle

To me, May has always felt like the start of summer in Seattle. The weather is warmer, but also more festivals start to pop onto the events calendar. One of the biggest festivals in May is the Seattle Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, which is fun for just about anyone—families, couples, groups of friends, etc.

This month, don't miss Cinco de Mayo or Mother's Day!

To see top festivals and links to all the monthly events calendars: Seattle | Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Games at Safeco Field
May 1: Mariners vs. Royals
May 9-11: Mariners vs. Rays
May 13-15: Mariners vs. Angels
May 23-25: Mariners vs. Athletics
May 27-29: Mariners vs. Twins
May 30-31: Mariners vs. Padres

Sounders Games at CenturyLink Field
May 7 at 7 p.m. - Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes
May 21 at 7 p.m. - Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids

Be Italian
When: February 4-June 12
Where: Teatro Zinzanni
How much: $99-$174

Assassins
When: February 27-May 8
Where: 5th Avenue Theatre
How much: $25-$75

Big Top Rock: Rock This Way
When: April 9-May 22
Where: Teatro Zinzanni
How much: $20-$25

The Cat in the Hat
When: April 14-May 22
Where: Seattle Children's Theater
How much: $33 child/$40 adult

Northwest Green Home Tour
When: April 30-May 1
Where: Throughout Seattle area
How much: Free (but donations accepted)

Newsies
When: Until May 1
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $30+

Seattle Brain Cancer Walk
When: May 1
Where: Seattle Center
How much: Fundraising event

Seattle Bike-n-Brews
When: May 1
Where: Trail goes through SODO, Tukwila, Kent and ends at Schooner Exact
How much: $40-$60 depending on when you register and if you're a member or not

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
When: May 1, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 180 Canal Street, Fremont
How much: Free admission

Napalm Death/The Melvins with Melt Banana
When: May 1, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $25 advance/$30 day of

Beach House
When: May 4, 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $31.25

15th Annual More Music @ the Moore
When: May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $15

The Neighbourhood
When: May 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox SoDo
How much: $30.75 advance/$33 day of

Motion City Soundtrack
When: May 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $26.50 advance/$30 day of

Spring Book Sale
When: May 6-8
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
How much: Free admission

Bacon and Beer Classic
When: May 7
Where: Safeco Field
How much: $59-$99

Tech N9ne
When: May 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox SoDo
How much: 8 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman
When: May 7-21
Where: McCaw Hall
How much: $60-$180

Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Neil Diamond
When: May 7-8
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $20-$37.50

Free Day for All State Parks
When: May 8

Mothers Day - May 8

Mother's Day Half Marathon Run and Walk
When: May 8
Where: Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland
How much: $30-$75

The Color Run
When: May 8
Where: Seattle Center
How much: $49.99-$69.99

Mayer Hawthorne
When: May 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $23.35 advance/$26.35 day of

Bob Mould
When: May 10, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $25 advance/$28 day of

Dream Theater
When: May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $31.25-$66.75 advance/$36.25-$70.75 day of

Lucius
When: May 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $16.50 advance/$18.50 day of

Ballard Jazz Festival
When: May 11-14
Where: Downtown Ballard
How much: Festival pass $100-110, and individual events start at about $15

NXT Live
When: May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $20-$75

Damien Jurado & The Heavy Light
When: May 12, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $17 advance/$18.50 day of

Seattle Maritime Festival
When: May 12-14
Where: Seattle waterfront
How much: Free admission

Seattle Beer Week
When: May 12-22
Where: Breweries and pubs throughout Seattle
How much: Varies

Selena Gomez
When: May 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $33.50-$126

Sound Opinions Live
When: May 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $25

iFest
When: May 14
Where: Seattle Center Armory
How much: Free

DOORS: Opening Doors to the Arts 2016
When: May 14
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: TBA

Caspar Babypants
When: May 14, 10 a.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $4.50

Ten Grands
When: May 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $15-$120

Violent Femmes
When: May 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $35

The Who
When: May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $35-$135

Leon Russell
When: May 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $33.50

National Geographic Live - Ocean Wild
When: May 15-17
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $20-$40

Tori Kelly
When: May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $25 general/$125 VIP meet and greet

17th of May Festival
When: May 17
Where: Ballard
How much: Most events free

Amon Amarth
When: May 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $28 advance/$30 day of

Tanya Tagaq Presents Nanook of the North
When: May 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $33.50

Nada Surf
When: May 18, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $23.50

Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour
When: May 19, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center Armory
How much: Cost of food and drink

SIFF Gala
When: May 19, 7 p.m.
Where: McCaw Hall
How much: TBA

Radical Face
When: May 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $18.50 advance/$20.50 day of

Andrew Bird
When: May 19, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $39.95 advance/$45 day of

The Expendables
When: May 20, 9 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $16.50 advance/$18.50 day of

Flight to Mars Benefit Supporting CCFA Camp Oasis
When: May 20-21
Where: Showbox
How much: $25 advance/$30 day of

Nearly Dan
When: May 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $24.50 advance/$29.50 day of/$12.50 students 21 and younger with valid I.D.

Little Steven's Underground Garage Tour
When: May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $36 advance/$38.50 day of

Young Thug
When: May 22, 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $29.50-$75

Moderat
When: May 24, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $22.50 advance/$25 day of

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!
When: May 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $32.50

PVRIS
When: May 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $16.50 advance/$20.50 day of

The Naked Magic Show
When: May 26-28
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $17.50-$42.50

Northwest Folklife Festival
When: May 27-30
Where: Seattle Center
How much: Free

Keytranada
When: May 28, 9 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $20 advance/$25 day of

Tankfest Northwest
When: May 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Paine Field, Everett
How much: Free for vets/$14 regular/discounts for youth and seniors

Motown
When: May 31-June 12
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $30+