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5th Avenue Show 'Klondike: The Great Alaskan Gold Rush' Takes SJCC Stage and More, Get Out: Weekend Planner

Check out our picks for the top activities and hot spots to hit this weekend, March 30 - April 1

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work, outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So share the goodness in our comment box below.

  • Where/When: 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at .
  • Why Go: Join the SJCC for an evening of dinner and theatre. The 5th Avenue Theatre is bringing its show, Klondike: The Great Alaskan Gold Rush, to the SJCC stage. After the show, enjoy pizza and salad for dinner and a talk-back with the cast of the show.
  • Cost: General admission: $80 for a family of up to 4; SJCC Members: $70 for a family of up to 4 people; $10 for each additional family member.


  • Where/When: 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at .
  • Why Go: The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church invites community members to attend the Lyric Arts Ensemble Concert conducted by Kenneth L. DeJong. The concert will feature 16 vocalists and a chamber orchestra performing newly published choral music and historical masterpieces.
  • Cost: Admission is free.


  • Where/When: 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at in Renton.
  • Why Go: Come on out and show your Seahawks spirit at the 2012 Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing. The run will start and finish at The Landing and run along the southeast shore of Lake Washington, offering participants a unique opportunity to run around the Seahawks training facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Take part in the ROOT Sports Seahawks Spirit Contest by wearing your favorite Seahawks paraphernalia or costume! Prizes will be awarded to 10 lucky winners.
  • Cost: Registration ranges between $10 and $45.


  • Where/When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at .
  • Why Go: Pianist Jon Persson is back at Island House by popular demand. Jon’s musical talent caters to sophisticated people with informed taste from around the world. Stick around after the performance and join Island House for dinner. Check out this YouTube clip of Jon in action to get an idea of what you’re in for.
  • Cost: Free.


  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31; 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at the .
  • Why Go: This original, fun script takes an irreverent look at the classic fairy tales. Classic characters from different fairy tales find themselves all mixed up in this delightful story. It brings fun and happiness to the whole family.
  • Cost: Tickets are $12. Tickets for Saturday’s 2 p.m. matinee are $5.

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