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.

October – November 2014

FreakNight 2014 - Halloween Weekend @ WaMu Theater
Oct 30 all-day costume Halloween
United State of Consciousness presents FREAKNIGHT: The Northwest’s 18th Annual Halloween Ritual Returns Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st Friday: Kaskade /// Saturday: Tiesto [...]
Family Run, Small Estates: French and Italian Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Oct 30 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
This Thursday we welcome back William Woodruff of Chloe Imports, a company he started many years ago by his own ingenuity and finances. He will [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 30 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
BUMP! The NW's Hottest Halloween Party with BenDeLaCreme and Lady Bunny @ Neigbours Nightclub | Seattle | Washington | United States
BUMP! The Northwest’s Hottest Halloween Party returns to Neighbours Nightclub on Thursday, Oct 30. Featuring the lovely and talented BenDeLaCreme, and the talented (and lovely) [...]
Night of The Corpse Reviver @ Tommy Gun
Oct 31 all-day
Whether you count yourself among the undead or favor the company of the living, join us at Tommy Gun this Friday as we celebrate the [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 31 – Nov 8 all-day
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR Directed by Shana Bestock At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake October 31st to November 8th, 2014 SEATTLE, WA–Seattle [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Oct 31 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
15th Ave E Halloween
Oct 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Your neighbors on 15th Avenue East would like to invite you and your family to visit us on your trick-or-treating route from 4pm to 6pm [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 31 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Wine Weekend at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day #capitolhill #capitolhillseattle sale wine
Take 10% off our entire selection of wines, from Washington and beyond, during Wine Weekend! Just in time for holiday get-togethers, for adding a few [...]
The Endless Variety of Italy Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Nov 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Italy never ceases to amaze us with its endless quality and variety. This Saturday we’ve assembled yet another collection of rich, unique and delicious Italian [...]
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 6:00 PM charity
Dia de los Muertos with Entre Hermanos Join Entre Hermanos for our annual gala event, which this year coincides with the traditional holiday Dia de [...]
Pork Filled Productions present FAST COMPANY @ Theatre Off Jackson
When con games are the family business, watch your back – because it’s not just about the score, it’s about who you can trust! Rated [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 30 all-day #drinks deal Food
Dine Around Seattle runs November 2 through November 30. Three course prix-fixe dinner menus are offered for $33, with many offering lunch for $18, Sundays [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to meet your neighbors. Just once a month? Would you like to get the chance to chat [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly.  Great food, great drinks, and some questions [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]

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