Showing posts with label Marymoor Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marymoor Park. Show all posts

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Cirque Du Soleil Returns with “Volta”

"Volta" will perform at Marymoor Park this fall. (Cirque Du Soleil)
While the circus days of Barnum and Bailey and live animals are now gone, we still have Cirque Du Soleil and all of the acrobat feats that come with it.

Returning once again to Marymoor Park this fall, Volta is described as “the ultimate achievement” according to Cirque Du Soleil.

“Volta is a captivating voyage of discovery,” says the press materials. “It’s about finding yourself, and unveiling your personal powers. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.”

This year’s show appears to be a bit different from previous ones as this one has a storyline involving a gameshow contestant who is apparently ashamed of himself because he’s different. He searches for fame in hopes of receiving love and acceptance from others, but of course that is not the solution.
Volta is said to be “about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.”

Acts Include:

Acro Lamp
An aerial artist flies in long sweeping arcs. Hanging on with his hands or feet, he swings and spins gracefully using the light to metaphorically illuminate the journey of the character.

Hand to Hand
Two colourful acrobats perform a daring hand to hand duo while rolling on a unicycle as part of a striking group choreography.

Shape Diving
In an electric, urban atmosphere, artists tumble and jump through shapes, sometimes feet first, sometimes backwards, sometimes bent in half, even adding breakdancing and hip-hop-style moves into the mix.

Five riders invade the stage to deliver a jaw-dropping, fast and furious performance of nonstop acrobatics on wheels.

Flatland & Ballet Duo
Coming from disciplines that seem worlds apart, two artists create mirror-like images in a mesmerizing synchronized choreography.

Rope Skipping
With an urban, hip hop attitude, they tumble, flip, and perform handstand hops through the spinning ropes

Acrobatic Ladder
Artists climb on two giant articulated ladders pivoting on stage. They execute stunning acrobatic figures while spinning majestically over the audience.

Volta will be playing at the park from September 7 through November 4, 2018 with tickets starting at $39. (Bring some extra cash with you as the park usually charges extra for parking,) Tickets can be purchased online here. Marymoor Park is located at 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Give Your Dad A Beer

Washington Brewers Festival 2017
(Washington Beer Festival)


Raise a glass with us on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the 12th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park. The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 130 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.

This year’s festival takes place at King County’s Marymore Park on Friday, June 16 (4:00 pm-9:30 pm), Saturday, June 17 (11:00 am-9:00 pm) and Sunday, June 18 (11:30am-5:30pm). Throughout the weekend the festival will welcome a diverse mix of northwest bands on the music stage and the crowd pleasing Brewer’s Keg Toss on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Washington Beer 5K is back for year two beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. (Visit the website to register).

The Washington Brewers Festival offers a fantastic lineup of food trucks and food vendors to pair with your favorite beers including: Athenas Gyros, Big Dog’s, Bread and Circuses, Buddha Bruddah, Don Lucho’s, Ekernal Bliss Kettle Corn, Frelard Tamales, Horn of Africa, Kornman of Washington, LUVAcakes, Nosh, Pompeii Wood Fired Pizza, Redmond’s Bar & Grill, Smoosh, Snout & Co, The Grilled Cheese Experience, Where Ya At Matt and Wood Shop BBQ.
In addition to the spectacular beer selection for the parents this festival also offers plenty of entertainment for kids too including the Root beer Garden, inflatable toys, balloon animals, face painting and a kids’ craft tent. (Note these activities are planned for Saturday and Sunday. No minors will be allowed on Friday night.)

Washington Brewers Festival 2017
Friday, June 16th (21+ only. No minors)
$25 Early Bird tickets until May 31st. $30 online after May 31st. $35 at the door. Friday admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight (4oz) tasting tokens.

Saturday, June 17th & Sunday, June 18th (All Ages.)
$25 Early Bird tickets until May 31st. $30 online after May 31st. $35 at the door. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight (4oz) tasting tokens. Those under 21 admitted free but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Designated Driver Admission-All Days
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only. Includes free rootbeer, soda and water.

King County’s Marymoor Park is located at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA 98052. For more information, visit the Washington Beer website.