Can you believe it’s April already? That means 4/20 is just around the corner (hopefully we won’t have too many April showers interfering with our special day). Speaking of 4/20, our beloved holiday lands on a Friday this year, so check out our article dedicated solely to 4/20 weekend.
Here’s a curated list of events that we’re looking forward to this April:
Sunday, April 1 - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live @ The Moore
The hilarious yet dark TV series about mental health and relationships has been adapted into a stage musical starring Rachel Bloom! If you haven’t seen the show yet, all 3 seasons are streaming on Netflix now. This event is unfortunately sold out, though I managed score 2 tickets thanks to my friend in West Covinaaaa, Califooorniaaaa (true story).
April 1-8 - Muppett Rawk! @ Crab Jab Studio
Those of us who work in the cannabis industry are all too accustomed to regulations preventing us from depicting "cartoon characters suggesting the presence of a child” that we sometimes forget most anyone else can do so for the purpose of sheer amusement. If you’re a fan of Muppets and/or hard rock, get in the right headspace and check out the Muppett Rawk gallery at Crab Jab Studio in Georgetown.
April 2-19 - Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week is back, and over 165 restaurants are participating with 3-course meals for $33! A few of the notable restaurants on the list include Anthony’s, Coastal Kitchen, Bastille, and The Carlile Room. Math has never been my strong suit, but it would appear that restaurant “week” is actually 2 and a half weeks long this year!
April 7-8 - Vegfest 2018 @ Seattle Center
Vegfest is a 2-day event dedicated to plant-based food, complete with free samples and cooking demonstrations. Being something of an “omnivore” myself, I’m hoping for some hot tips to improve my baked tofu prowess and/or a way to take my Buddha bowls to the next level. Look out for Jeff and Oliver too… we’ll be the smiley ones who smell like burnt plants.
Tuesday, April 10 - Tuesday Trivia: Gilmore Girls @ The Runaway
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s nothing more excruciating to sit through than trivia night at your favorite pub (except maybe “open mic night”). On the one hand, a trivia night dedicated to Gilmore Girls sounds like a diabolical interrogation technique that the CIA should be using [if they aren’t already], but on the other hand, I’m just masochistic enough to love the idea of drunkenly answering questions about life in Star’s Hollow.
Wednesday, April 11 - Hunks The Show @ Parlor Live Comedy Club Bellevue
If you’re a bachelorette, a birthday girl, or a divorcee, then we have just the event for you! “Hunks The Show” (no colon, no comma, no apologies) is a one-night event along the lines of Magic Mike, Chippendale’s, or Thunder From Down Under… so presumably it’ll be 5 sinewy dudes in tight jeans humping chairs while Ginuwine plays. Come out and support Luke at his second job!
Thursday, April 12 - Weed School: Green Revolution @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! Are you ready for the revolution? The crew from Green Revolution (formerly known as Ethos) will be in the shop to talk about their spray tinctures and their gluten-free 1:1 Green Baker cookies. Their products will be 20% OFF ALL DAY.
Thursday, April 12 - I Miss The Old Kanye! @ Neumos
“Yo, reader, I’m really happy for you and I’ma let you finish, but old Kayne was the greatest rapper of all time!” Seriously though, The College Dropout was an amazing, groundbreaking album that first introduced us to the humble and down-to-Earth young man we’ve come to know as “Yeezy.” Remember those days? Neumo’s remembers, and they’re hosting an event called I Miss The Old Kanye with live performances paying tribute to “the voice of this generation."
April 12-14 - Highlarious Comedy Festival @ Naked City Brewing
Part stand-up show and part competition, Highlarious is a 3-day comedy festival showcasing funny stoners. Some of the segments include The Dope Show (where comedians tell jokes sober, then smoke, then do the rest of their set stoned), Minority Retort (showcasing people of color from the Northwest), and LBTHC (queer comedians). Come for the lolz, and be sure to say "high" to former Herbn employees Jake and Katie.
Friday, April 13 - Questival
Dude. This shit is so epic I’m not even sure how to describe it. Questival is, like, a 24-hour competition where groups of friends complete challenges like “hike to the nearest waterfall and take a photo from the top” or “donate blood while wearing Dracula teeth.” My description really doesn't do the event justice, but they made a snazzy promotional video that gets the point across better. Questival is pretty much a guerrilla marketing campaign for Cotopaxi brand backpacks, but you gotta admit they make it look fun!
Monday, April 16 - I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME @ Crocodile
A new side project from Dallon Weekes (bassist and keyboardist for Panic! At The Disco), I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is an indie/ synthpop duo that looks and sounds straight out of the 80’s. As of this writing they only have 2 singles released— not even an album or an EP— yet their Los Angeles pop-up shows that were promoted using a single Instagram post all sold out. Check out their music video for "Modern Day Cain."
Wednesday, April 18 - Weed School: From the Soil @ Herbn Elements
Class is in session! The team behind From the Soil Farms— a customer and staff favorite— will be in the store from 4 to 7 to talk to customers about their living soil cultivation process and how it improves the flavors and effects of their strains. All From the Soil products will be 20% OFF ALL DAY!
There are so many great events happening this 4/20 weekend that they get their own blog article!
April 27-29 - Seattle Erotic Art Festival @ Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Doodling “erotic art” is just one of the extracurricular activities we enjoy here at Herbn Elements; Whether it’s Julianna sketching butts in her notebook or Jeff drawing any number of lewd things on his purchase bags, you could say we have an eye for sensual aesthetics. The Seattle Erotic Art Festival does things a little differently: by day it’s a gallery featuring poetry readings, pantomine, and acrobatic displays, then by night "the vibe changes from a gallery to sexy art party” with DJs and performers. They also have a shoe/ coat check, so this proves to be quite the unique event. On top of all that, I'm further amused that this is all taking place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, heh heh.
Saturday, April 28 - The Seattle Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ El Corazon
Featuring live body painting, DJ sets, works from 70+ artists, and a free pancake bar, the Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a far cry from the brunches you’re used to (especially since it takes place in the evening). Of course the Facebook event page has multiple people asking if the pancakes will be vegan, and in case you’re wondering too, the answer is no.
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That’s all for now! Check out our 4/20 Weekend edition of our Seattle Events blog for more.
Article by Ramsey Doudar; an in-house marketing and social media strategist at Herbn Elements. Ramsey's perspective is influenced by 1.5 years of budtending, 5 years as a cannabis industry marketing professional, and 10+ years of being a super picky medical patient.