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.

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Dec 6 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 6 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 6 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 6 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 6 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM The Summit
Keep Capitol Hill’s Voice Strong! Attend a Community Open House with Gerding Edlen and members of the the design team, and see what they have planned for the station sites. Stop by anytime between 5:30pm – 8pm and tell them … Continue reading
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 7 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 7 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 7 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 7 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Dec 7 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM WSCC, Room 2AB
To build the Addition project, the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is requesting that the city vacate three alleys and underground portions of Olive Way and Terry Avenue. The project will pay for these rights of way and also provide … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 8 all-day Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 8 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 8 all-day Skillet
We are collecting new men’s socks for those in need! Please donate a pack or seven! All socks donated will go to the Union Gospel Mission, where they hand out 50 pairs a day! New socks feel fantastic especially if … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 8 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Hotel Sorrento
A Hotel Sorrento favorite, our Holiday Tea is offered every afternoon in December. Join us in the Fireside Room to escape the holiday shopping bustle. Recharge and warm up with classic teas, holiday cocktails and an assortment of sweets, pastries and … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM E Pike between 10th and 11th and 11th Ave
We are excited to announce that we have rescheduled a Pike People Street test for December 8th from 4PM-10PM to coincide with the regularly scheduled art walk! We received significant interest from the community earlier this year to explore an … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SECOND THURSDAY / EVERY / MONTH 5PM to 8PM or later HOST A SHOW The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and later. All businesses and artistic spaces on Capitol … Continue reading
Dec 8 2016 @ 5:00 PM – Jan 8 2017 @ 5:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Curated by a published ornithologist, this show includes art by April Aldridge, Alex Bennett, Debbie Bianchi, Julia Carpenter, Lally Chiu, Cathy Fields, Diana Leidel,Rebecca Luncan, I L, Scott Mayberry, Linda McClamrock, Jeff Mihalyo, Nancy Mladenoff, Chris Monson, Cathian Summa-Wolfe and … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM Visette Boutique
ALL THINGS  MERRY AND BRIGHT! JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY DRESS SHOPPING PARTY AT VISETTE BOUTIQUE 20% discount on all dresses in the store Enter to win a styling session in your home or at the store The holiday season … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hybrid_Space
‘Full Blown’ is a series of exploratory films by Barry Johnson about sound, color, and performance. No two films alike, each piece pushes the performers far past their limits of comfort exposing everything for the viewer. Check out his work: … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park
Please join us for our annual HOLIDAY IN THE PARK, a FREE community celebration for everyone! *** Walk the Volunteer Park pathways beautifully lit by hundreds of luminarias! *** Listen to joyful music from Total Experience Gospel Choir, Beaconettes, Columbia … Continue reading

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