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 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 26 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark’s is now offering Tropical Salvage Furniture. Tropical Salvage’s main business is salvaging wood and turning this resource into beautiful, affordable furniture and homeware. Working in Indonesia, our wood is largely salvaged on the islands … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Sunday, March 5 and/or March 26 Forest Therapy Guided Walks take participants slowly and intentionally through Nature. The Guide gives a series of place-based invitations to connect to your senses, to yourself, and to others. Through the place-based invitations, the … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM New Freeway Hall
GIANT RUMMAGE SALE!  Lots of wonderful items including lots of furniture (bookshelves, dressers, chairs and more) plus housewares, books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, dishware, tools, gardening, pets, vintage clothing including plus size designer pieces, bird cage, art work–the list goes on. … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Glasswing
March 12th & 26th Choose from two class times / 12p or 3p $80 — In our terrarium building workshop, you will be guided in the creation of your own little living world. Learn the history of terrarium creation, planting … Continue reading
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seatte University
Interested in enhancing technical skills that will help you and your employer have a better digital presence? Consider enrolling in the non-matriculated course “Intro to Data Design,” this spring with the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS). The course … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Douglass Truth Library
Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 27 locations throughout King … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM SIFF Film Center
4 Wednesdays | 3/29/17 – 4/19/17 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM For over a century, film is one of the most important forms of mass communication, and it expresses and reflects a society’s way of seeing itself. Whether screened … Continue reading
Mar 30 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
The award-winning documentary “Wilmington on Fire” makes its Washington State debut at The Northwest African American Museum to commemorate the 140th year of the end of Reconstruction, March, 30 1877. “Wilmington on Fire” is a documentary about the 1898 massacre … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
26 Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4/1/17 – 6/29/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 3 Saturdays | 4/1/17, 4/29/17, 6/3/17 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Learn the basics of programming for the web! In partnership with Coding Dojo, we’re … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM – 11:45 PM Hugo House
Seattle’s annual small press festival returns in its final year. April 1 / Noon to Midnight at Hugo House / 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 Featuring: A book expo with some of the region’s best publishers (see full list); … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center
Join us for an hour and a half walk as we explore and discover the nature at Washington Park Arboretum.  We’ll have tools and activities to engage families with children. Each month is a new theme. April:  Spring Flowers May:  … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center
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Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
PHOTO BLAVKA PHOTOGRAPHY Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds is an immersive audience activated performance and Virtual Reality installation illuminating the experiences of four humans with extraordinary relationships to their bodies– an astronaut, a professional speed skater, a survivor of … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nue
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Apr 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
Please join us for this one-hour composting course, which will provide an overview for those who wish to learn about the do’s and don’t’s to composting at home. In addition, it will offer effective ways to build compost bins in … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 10:13 PM – Sep 1 @ 11:13 PM Seattle Central College
Want to launch a career in tech? LaunchCode, a local tech nonprofit, has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. You will gain a strong foundation in … Continue reading
Apr 4 @ 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

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