Must Do’s for Great Short Forays Away!

It has been a busy month for me with little travel and adventure (boo!)…I hope that has not been the case for you!

We will be planning a few days away in September (yeah!)…not sure where, yet. But, we always make our plans with you in mind – wanting to expose you to new and fun things you can do following in our footsteps and even get off the path we forge to find and create your own adventures! Give me your suggestions on where to go next in the comment section below! And, until we get our few days away here are some things on short forays.

Act Now!

One Man: Two Guvnors finishes it run this week…great reviews of this British Comedy, $25 tickets at the Center House Theater – thru Friday. Here’s my friend Nancy Worssam’s Art Stage – Seattle Rage blog post on it. We are hoping to get there Friday evening! Here is a clip of this play done by another company – you’ll get the gist!

Puget Sound Bird Fest at Edmonds– events around the winter bird migration. $10 tours, programs and other in-depth tours $80.

A Thing or Three:

Theater season is gearing up and I strongly advise you to look into season tickets for The Seattle Shakespeare Theater -“Love, Jealousy, Betrayal, Laughter and Magic”. I have been so impressed with their productions. Of the season they say: “A rarely seen Shakespeare distilled down to its essential intrigue and drama; a Shakespeare and Greek pairing that grapple with similar themes; and a show business homage wrapped up in fairy dust and music. Every time I think about our upcoming season, it makes me smile and get a little nervous about the ambition of it,” – Artistic Director George Mount.


The Winter’s Tale is up first: It’s a fantastical, fairytale-like story with lost princesses, sea journeys, rascally tricksters, and a magical moment that reconciles a family. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present The Winter’s Tale at the Leo K. Theatre. Sheila Daniels directs Shakespeare’s enchanting intergenerational saga September 7 through October 2. Season Tickets. Tickets for A Winter’s Tale.

I am excited their summer Wooden O production for Theater in the Parks is Taming of the Shrew. I love that play! I’ll remind you when it starts.

Seattle Symphony 2017 Season Kick-off! I love the Seattle Symphony so check this out and consider tickets for the 2017 season!

Season Tickets…lots of options, a lovely venue, world class music and fun events!


 Ludovic Morlot  conducting.     Photo: Brandon Patoc

The Seattle Symphony 2017 Opening Season and Gala – September 17th! Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony open a new season on September 17 with a spectacular opening night program of old world elegance and new world vivacity. The evening’s program joins the soaring beauty of the world of opera and the familiar favorites from the great American songbook performed by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the most in-demand singers in the world today. Handel‘s Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks and Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon will open the evening’s program, followed by Giovanni Pacini‘s “Ove t’aggiri o barbaro” from Stella di Napoli, Handel’s “Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes and Rossini‘s
“Tanti affetti” from La donna del lago featuring Joyce DiDonato. DiDonato returns throughout the second half of the program, which includes Irish folksong “Danny Boy,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel, Overture to West Side Story
and “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story, “Embraceable You” from Girl Crazy, and William Bolcom’s Ragomania
A Classic Festival-Overture.  The Opening Night Concert will be broadcast live on Classical KING FM 98.1
Get Tickets.

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The Art of the Brick -118 art masterworks done in Legos! Showing at the Pacific Science Center, through September 11th, includes The Kiss by Klimt, and Starry, Starry Night by Van Gogh and more amazing things. Created by Nathan Sawaya. $29 tickets.

It is elk mating season at Northwest Trek…hear the bugling mating call only this time of the year. Prices and hours.

I love bakeries…as you know from reading my blog! Here is one that keeps coming across my radar…three of my good sources recommend it: the bread, the lunch, and the pastries! Byen Bakeri, 15 Nickerson St…let me know what you think. That website alone… (be sure to click on the blue link above – prepare to drool!).

Let me know in the comment section what you are doing out there on your Short Forays Away!

4 thoughts on “Must Do’s for Great Short Forays Away!

    • Glad you concur, Katie! Sounds like a great place to pick up a picnic sandwich or a loaf of bread to have with a sharp cheddar cheese and a drizzle of honey!
      Travel well!

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

    • Thanks for trying to reach out with your comment…glad you enjoy the blog..I enjoy writing it! Keep me informed of your insights and opinions thorough the “leave a reply” link!
      Travel well!

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