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


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.

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Oct 14 – Oct 23 all-day Seattle Arts Museum
Immerse yourself in the rich cultures and stories of South Asia at the 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) this fall. SSAFF is an 11-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films & forums that will engage viewers to dialogue openly … Continue reading
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – Nov 19 @ 7:38 AM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc directed by Makaela Pollock October 20-November 19, 2016 Previews: October 20-22 & 27 Opening Night: October 28 Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm Mainstage at … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Gamma Ray Games
It’s BAAAACCCKKKK! This time on a monthly schedule! Do you like Cards Against Humanity? How about a little trivia? Join Seattle’s most boxy-hipped, athletic drag queen for an evening of fun at Gamma Ray Games / Ray Gun Lounge! Teams … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
Love scary stories? Love beer? Join us at the truly haunted Canterbury Ale House atop Capitol Hill for a night of shivers and suds. Just in time for Hallowe’en, we invite you to gather in the Knight Room at the … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mighty-O Donuts Capitol Hill
This Saturday Mighty-O Donuts is celebrating their one year anniversary at their Capitol Hill location. The celebration will consist of tastings, raffles and cheap donuts! 9am – 11am kombucha tasting 11am – 3pm cartoon club and free minis 12 Noon … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Piedmontese wines range from the light and easy to the complex and serious.  This Saturday we’re tasting an array of wines from Piedmont that show off the diversity of the region.  Come with us as we stroll through the vineyards. … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Frye Art Museum Recital Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award winning classical guitarist Travis Johnson in a free concert at the Frye Art Museum. Music by Bach, Turina, and Johanson. Free tickets distributed at 1:00 pm at the Frye Information … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Diamond Parking Lot on Broadway
Street Fighter fans and 90s kids everywhere get ready for some nostalgia as RumbleMonkey, Seattle’s newest eSports community, hosts its first-ever “Rumble in the Streets” event Saturday, October 22 from 6-11pm. Join a passionate group of casual to competitive gamers … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM V2
For 30 years, Artist Trust has supported thousands of artists in Washington State through grants and resources — and it’s time to celebrate! We’re throwing a huge party on October 22, featuring art, live music, films, readings, and performances from … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cone and Steiner
Please come by Cone & Steiner for our annual pumpkin carving party!  Come enjoy the company and some food and drink.  Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 23 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Kadima
Join us to honor the different institutional generations of Kadima over our 39-year history, from founders to folks with us for the first time. We’ll dance, unroll our Women’s Torah – the first torah scroll ever scribed by women -eat, … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Oct 24 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
Beginning Monday, October 3rd, Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong will be offering a new class, Tai Chi for Seniors. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Do you have a story to tell? Be it non-fiction, fiction or family history, this workshop will be the springboard for your writing projects. Learn the basics of how to write stories which tap into your creativity, and resonate with … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Quantum Martial Arts
 The body is the physical manifestation of the mind: posture is an expression of the nervous system and represents unconscious habits. When we practice yoga we use the breath to shape the body and harness the mind. By cultivating awareness … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lowell Elementary School – Cafeteria -
SDOT will hold two community meetings to discuss the public path near Lowell Elementary between E Roy and Federal Ave that has been closed because of concerns raised by the school’s PTA. October 25 – 4-6 pm Lowell Elementary School … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center from Urban Horticulture
7-part course: Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm, starting September 20 and ending November 1 The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works, and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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 to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Wednesday, October 26th, 8:30am-12:00pm Finding attractive, functional small trees for small scale planting spaces is an ongoing design challenge.   Relying on pruning methods to maintain smaller tree sizes is not usually sustainable in the long run.  This session will … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
There is a hidden treasure among shrub species in the unending quest for good small scale trees for urban gardens.   We will look at a special group of evergreen and deciduous selections among the Arboretum’s plantings that reveal the … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  Become the master of your photographic domain. Learn to use the cameras you already have on your smartphone or tablet and begin to master a handful of amazing photography apps that will help you make stunning pictures to populate … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
The Cal Anderson Park Walking Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Meet new friends, exercise, and gather for occasional pot lucks in the Shelter House with neighbors! All ages, abilities, and pets welcome. This group … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle University Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160
Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Design Proposal … Continue reading
Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Office Nomads

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