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.

Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 17 @ 7:00 AM – Mar 28 @ 9:00 PM Online Auction
Support Garfield High School and bid on art, trips, dinners — even an electric bike! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day 12th Ave Arts
Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He has achieved nothing, accomplished nothing, and has nothing … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM
Sharpe Suiting, a queer-centric formalwear brand for the unconventionally masculine hosts their first Seattle pop-up shop. Sharpe constructs custom suits that fit your specific style and body type however you identify. Stop in for a drink, check out sample suits … Continue reading
Mar 28 all-day Northwest Film Forum
A striking, singular voice in world cinema, Hou Hsiao-hsien is a leading Taiwanese filmmaking auteur, whose invaluable contributions to the art of cinema range from intricately woven narratives to gracefully empathetic long takes (and achingly beautiful cinematography). This series samples … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM New Holly Gathering Hall
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join neighbors in cleaning up the 5-way traffic circle at Boyer & E Lynn. Maintaining traffic circle gardens keep the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Bring tools of your own tools, some provided. Juice & Snacks available for … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Vision + The Shop Agora
Capitol Hill Vision will be partnering with Etnia Barcelona and The Shop Agora to bring you a taste of Spain on Saturday March 28th! Join us at CHV from 11 to 3 to pick out some beautiful frames, and go … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 1:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
APRIL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Elliott Bay Book Company, 1pm, Refreshments will be provided Start (if you wake up late) your Saturday with readings from Mike Young, Hajara Quinn, Elissa Washuta, Jeannine Pitas and Michelle Penaloza. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 28 @ 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM S. Jackson Street between 16th and 21st Ave S.
JACKSON STREET JAZZ WALK Bringing Jazz Back to Jackson Street SEATTLE, WASH. – On Saturday, March 28, from 4 pm to Midnight, Jackson Commons and Isola Homes present the second annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk: Bringing Jazz Back to Jackson … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM St Demetrios Greek Church
Our School Auction will be held on Saturday night, March 28, 2015 at St. Demetrios Greek Church, which is only a few blocks west of the school. Please save the date for this fun and important event. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center
It’s that time of year again: PRATT’S BI-ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE! This is a family-friendly and fun event that is open to the public. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: -Hands on art activities for kids ages 5 and up -A live bronze pour … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM Hugo House
A DAMN FINE READING! AND HOT! Hugo House, 7:30 pm doors, reading at 8, $5 cash at the door Celebrate the launch of APRIL Writer-in-Residence Shya Scanlon’s new book, The Guild of St. Cooper. Featuring readings from Matthew Simmons and … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 10:30 AM Kadima House
Jacqueline Silver will be presenting her research on efforts to educate Jewish children who lived under Nazi occupation in Europe and North Africa between 1933 and 1945. Jacqueline will discuss the historical background, including descriptions of education in Germany after … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hugo House
APRIL BOOK EXPO Hugo House, 11 am – 5 pm Our annual book fair, featuring more than 40 small presses from around the country. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Polish Home Association
PHA Ladies Auxiliary organizes two annual Polish bazaars – the Fall Bazaar is on the first weekend in November, Saturday and Sunday, 12noon to 6pm, and the Spring Bazaar is on the Saturday before Palm Sunday (one week before Easter) … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM 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
Mar 29 @ 3:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
****This show is a benefit for Cascade Leadership Challenge**** The Moisture Festival presents our 12th year of high energy comedy/varietè shows featuring a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Bar Sue
An ongoing pop-up by Chef Zach Chambers (formerly of Ethan Stowell’s Anchovies and Olives and Bar Cotto) and co-conspirator Katie Davies. An ever changing menu of seasonal dishes ranging from crudo, to great vegetable preparations, pastas, meats, and fishes. The … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Roosevelt High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Rhein Haus
Every Monday in the Bier Hall from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., guests will be invited to purchase raffle tickets for $1. Winners get to select from our deli case stocked full of house-made sausage and a selection of Chef … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sole Repair Shop
Please join us at 7pm on Monday, March 30 at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill, for a fundraiser to benefit New Beginnings, a non-profit organization that provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading

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