On the List | MLK Day events, Gay City theater, comedy variety, and new takes on 15th century mixed-media

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Check our roundup of Martin Luther King Jr.Day events happening this weekend and through Monday. Other highlights this weekend include a queer theater play/musical, comedy shows, an art show opening, and glitter burlesque.

Lighten up the January gloom with a variety show or a comedy showcase (both are free!) at Jai Thai this weekend. Breezy Time Variety Hour on Thursday features a line up of drag, music comedy, videos, stand-up and sketch. Punchline Friday (yes, it’s on Friday) offers your classic comedy show with straight up stand up.

gchp-syncorswim300x300Opening and closing this weekend at Gay City is Gender Tender: Sync or Swim, a queer music/dance/drag/theater performance. “Real life couple Will Courtney and Syniva Whitney and crew challenge the sincerity of family based sitcoms and romatic comedies while wondering what it means to be a family in real life.” Performances are Thursday through Sunday.

Also opening on Thursday at Erickson Theatre is Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production of The Normal Heart. Strawberry Theatre Workshop is one of three theater companies which will move into the 12th Avenue Arts Building later this year.

charles spitzack4Three new exhibitions open on Friday at Gage Academy of Art. The Steele Gallery features selected works by Benjamin Vierling, who primarily uses a 15th century mixed media technique.The Entry Gallery features work by Seattle printmaker Charles Spitzak plus still life works by Gage teaching artists. Artist reception 6 – 8pm.

The Academy of Burlesque kicks off their 2014 programming on Saturday with Glitter and Mischief, starring Jo “Boobs” Weldon and supported (heh) by Academy alumni. Sparkle and glam starts at 7:30 in the West Hall of the Oddfellows Building.

Are you having an event on Capitol Hill? Add it to the CHS Calendar.

Sep 2 all-day Capitol Hill Library
ICE CREAM STORY TIMES AT THE CAPITOL HILL BRANCH AUG. 31 AND SEPT. 2 Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun as they make and eat ice cream on Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Sep 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
Have you always wanted to learn Sign Language? Do you know someone who is Deaf and would like to communicate with them? Beginning Sign Language Class This class is for the student with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE using sign language. The … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Zhu Dang - Back Room
FEATURING Master Chef Wei-Che Hong 洪維澤 & Chef Shun-Wei Tsao 曹舜為 Enjoy an evening with visiting award-winning Taiwanese chef Wei-Che Hong as he presents the cuisine of Taiwan, which was recently named as the world’s #1 food destination by CNN. … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 3 all-day
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Sep 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Sep 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 4 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO Hey Seattle ladies and our Trans family, summer might be nearing its end but our hot nights on the dance floor sure aren’t! Join us with DJ Lady Jane for a night of cool drinks, hot women, and … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lake Chad Cafe, LLC
Thursday Night Septimus Band- Local Band Friday Night Dj. Sean Malik   African-Cajun Food and PO BOYsShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Sep 6 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 7 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading

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