"The Next Big Thing" in Leavenworth, WA

TNBT - The Next Big Thing in Leavenworth

TNBT (The Next Big Thing!) This is the place to come to find out what's up in Leavenworth WA. Some of the festivals, events, activities, and classes that are coming up in the next few weeks are listed here. For a complete listing of all live music, exhibits and Leavenworth events, see our Events page. Search by month or by keyword for links to concerts, classes, and other special events.

Hog Loppet
February 22

Hog Loppet, Saturday, February 22, is a non-competitive 30K Nordic ski trek from Mission Ridge to Blewett Pass. From the website: "We strongly recommend using the shuttle bus service provided. It is not an event for first time skiers because there is some steep terrain and ungroomed conditions."

Your Leavenworth Winter Sports Club season pass has other benefits, too. Show your season pass at area shops, businesses and restaurants for discounts and special offers. For a complete list of the benefits of a season pass see their pass benefits page.

For more outdoor recreation check out the Northwest Mountain School website for links to avalanche safety (AIARE) courses, back country ski classes and guided trips, and ice climbing classes.

Season Passes are on sale at Stevens Pass, too. Passionate about Alpine skiing? Stevens Pass offers world-class downhill skiing as well as snowshoe and Nordic trails (don't snowshoe on the Nordic trails, please!) only 45 minutes from Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Washington is truly the best winter destination.

Other Entertainment

Enjoy live music in the outdoor beer and sausage garden of München Haus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through summer. Sunday nights are movie nights with family-friendly films. Check out their event calendar for more details.

Icicle Brewing Company has a beautiful patio with heaters and a fireplace, a great place to meet friends and unwind. They have music and events nearly every evening. See their website and event calendar for specifics about who's playing. They also host various leisure and game nights. All ages welcome until 10pm.

Enjoy Live Music on SOUTH's patio Friday nights from 8-10 and on Tuesday evenings from 6-8.

Other Activities

The Met: Live in HD
February 9

The Met: Live in HD, on Sunday, February 9, is Rusalka by Dvorak, at Snowy Owl Theater, staring Reneé Fleming, at Snowy Owl Theater. Check out Icicle Creek Center for the Arts new Morning Opera Guild on the Live in HD schedule page. The Morning Opera Guild includes breakfast with your morning opera ticket. If you're not a morning person check the schedule for Encore performances. See the website at the link for reservation information.

Upcoming performances include:
    March 1 - PRINCE IGOR (Borodin), 9:55 am
    March 15 – WERTHER (Massenet), 9:55 am
    April 5 – LA BOHEME (Puccini), 9:55 am & 7 pm
    April 26 – COSI FAN TUTTE (Mozart), 9:55 am 7 pm
    May 10 - LA CENERENTOLA (Rossini), 9:55 am & 7 pm

We've attended Met Opera broadcasts and highly recommend them.

Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend
February 14-17

Taste red wines and decadent chocolate in wine tasting rooms and wineries throughout Leavenworth and the surrounding Wenatchee Valley at Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend, February 14-17. A wonderful way to spend a romantic weekend with your sweetheart.

Icicle Creek Fiddle Festival and Barn Dance
February 15

Come to the Icicle Creek Fiddle Festival and Barn Dance, Saturday, February 15. From the website: "Exploring the Roots of American Music is the theme behind the latest addition to the lineup at Icicle Creek. A series of concerts presenting bluegrass, blues, Americana, singer-songwriter - and maybe even a little jazz and rock — will serve to educate as well as entertain audiences."

In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children.

-- Robert Benchley


On-Going Events

Free Community Dinner

The Trinity Table Soup Kitchen (a ministry of the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene) welcomes you to a weekly dinner at the Nazarene church, located at 111 Ski Hill Drive in Leavenworth. The dinner takes place every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Rock & Ice Climbing Guided Climbs and Classes

Leavenworth Washington provides some of the best rock climbing in the country. Northwest Mountain School provides expert instruction and guiding for beginners through advanced climbing and bouldering. Classes and climbs take place in Icicle Creek Canyon, Tumwater Canyon and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The school has custom climbs and group events. Check out the Northwest Mountain School website for much more information and details for finding the right class or climb and for registering. The climbing season in Leavenworth area is from March through November, weather depending.

The Winter 2013-14 AIARE Level 1 & 2 Avalanche Course Dates have been scheduled

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