Seattle Culture

Must List: Feb. 29-March 6

Meaningful cinema, student showcase, and a comedic whodunit

By Seattle Mag February 29, 2024


Seattle and its surrounding area have plenty to boast about, with Magnolia crowned as the friendliest neighborhood in America and Ruby Beach making waves on Lonely Planet’s list of the world’s 100 best beaches.

Get ready for another exciting weekend, kicking off with Emerald City Comic Con. Here’s what’s coming up to keep you engaged and inspired.



Cornish Dance Capstone Concert 

Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3

2 p.m., 8 p.m., Cornish Playhouse, $15

Cornish Dance seniors showcase their Capstone Projects through choreography, performance, and site-specific work, reflecting their dance research journey.



Friday, March 1

7:30 p.m., The Wyncote NW Forum, $25

Sloane Crosley and Ben Gibbard will have a heartfelt discussion on loss and grief, punctuated with insight and empathy.



Now-March 10

SIFF Cinema Egyptian, $14

Join the second leg of the 50 Years of SIFF series, featuring films that have left a lasting impact on festival-goers and new cinema explorers alike. Experience five decades of cinematic artistry in this celebration of film history.



March 1-24

1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., The 5th Avenue Theatre, $39+

Have a hilariously good time at Something’s Afoot, a musical spoof that pokes fun at the classic murder mystery genre. With its witty humor and clever plot twists, the show promises to be entertaining.



Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3

6 p.m., The Crocodile, $57.50+

Get ready for Freakout Weekender, a rowdy, weekend-long concert put on by our local music collective and festival producer, Freakout! With 24 bands across four stages, it’s a celebration of Seattle’s music scene.


Washi Transformed: Now-April 26 at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue.


Julian Lage: 8 p.m., Feb. 29 at Town Hall

Marchfourth: 8 p.m., Feb. 29 at Nectar Lounge

The Mountain Goats (solo): 8 p.m., March 2 at Neptune

Fall Out Boy: 6:30 p.m., March 4 at Climate Pledge Arena 

Stardew Valley: Festival of Seasons: March 2-3 at Benaroya Hall 


Visit our events calendar for more ideas.

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