Smashing Pineapples - Your February Concert and Events Calendar

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February. The month of the Super Bowl, Valentines Day, and President’s Day (somehow the only official holiday of the bunch).

We won’t presume your feelings about Valentines Day, so fret not - our recommendations are open to couples, singles, and those somewhere in-between!

As always, many of our hotels our located serendipitously close to where many of these events are taking place, so don’t be afraid to Staypineapple while adding some fun to your February.

Let us commence!

Photo © Angela Sterling

Photo © Angela Sterling

Swan Lake (Pacific Northwest Ballet / Feb 2-11)

Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballets conceived, and it’s coming to Seattle. Don’t miss the chance to show your significant other that you are, in fact, cultured. $35+

(Pro tip: the PNB is right next to The Maxwell Hotel)

Sex With Strangers - Theater Show (12th Ave Arts / Feb 9 - March 11)

It doesn’t get more modern day romance than a blogger and a novelist lusting after each other while also trying to suppress their career ambitions. $15+

Asian American Film Festival (multiple venues / Feb 22-25)

The Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media at Northwest Film Forum, telling stories personal to their lives and heritage. $12+





Katy Perry (Moda Center / Feb 2)

A pop favorite on the charts for the last decade, KP will assuredly dance and belt her way into Rose City hearts with a colorful, fun filled pop set. $35+

Hagg Lake Mud Run (Gaston, OR - Feb 17,18)

Looking to test out your late winter fitness? This extended run can be done in one day or two depending on your level of crazy, and is sure to provide a fix for both your exercise and outdoors bug. $75+

Psychodelic Stonerock Microfest (Crystal Ballroom, Feb 16-18)

Like rock? Like beer? You’ll like this. $25+





Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Ray J (The Warfield / Feb 8)

Pick up the phone, it’s your MTV obsession from 15 years ago calling. Ja Rule and company will surely be hitting all the right guilty pleasures for you and your friends to enjoy all over again. $83+

SF Independent Film Festival (multiple venues / Feb 1-15)

Support your local independent filmmaker at this two week event. At best you’ll see an incredible film and at worst you’ll have more credibility at your Oscars party. $11+

Chinese New Year Parade (Chinatown, Feb 24)

Since the 1860’s, the Chinese community in San Francisco has been celebrating the lunar new year with a colorful parade to highlight and educate San Franciscans on their culture. Check it out! Free





Passion Pit (The Observatory North Park / Feb 1)

Synth-pop all stars Passion Pit look to light up the sky with their soaring melodies and beats. You can be there. $55+

San Diego Theater Week (Downtown /  Feb 15-25)

Support your local performing arts and choose from various types of live performance including, comedy, dance, theater, and musical. There’s something for everyone! $15+

Valentines Day Romantic Couples Cruise (Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises / Feb 14)

Enjoy champagne and chocolates while being boated around San Diego’s coast in a luxurious catamaran. $55+





John Mulaney (Chicago Theater / Jan 30 - Feb 3)

The sharp witted former SNL writer and off-broadway success will surely be telling new stories and offering his pointed thoughts on today’s world. $80+

(Pssst - The Chicago Theater is dangerously close to The Alise Chicago)

Chicago Pizza Party (Ravenswood / Feb 10)

This 21+ event means this pizza ain’t for the kiddos. 20 local restaurants will be featuring their zah’ along with libations from local breweries. Leave the calorie counter at home. ($25)

Chicago Restaurant Week (multiple venues / Jan 26 - Feb 8)

Been eyeing that oxtail plate but waiting for the perfect moment? It has arrived. Chicago restaurant will be in full swing at the start of February, giving you over 370 places to choose from! Our restaurant Atwood will also be participating. $22 for brunch or lunch / $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity)

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