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.

August – September 2014

Huge Indoor Moving Sale
Aug 30 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM #capitolhill
My husband died earlier this year and I’ve discovered I can’t afford to live in Seattle without him. I’m moving out of state to live [...]
Strikerfit Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop @ Montlake Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM #getripped #kettlebells exercise fitness
To get the most out of kettlebell exercises, you need great technique. Whether you’ve been attending our classes, incorporating kettlebell exercise into workouts on your [...]
Seattle Police Picnic at Cal Anderson Park @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The annual free event moves into Cal Anderson Park for the first time
Anselmann German Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Anselmann German Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Pfalz is located between the Rhine river and the low-lying Haardt mountain range in Western Germany. It covers a neat rectangle of land 45 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 30 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Rival FIT Camp Benefiting Gilda's Club @ Cal Anderson Park
Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT Camp [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 31 @ 2:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Engine 9 Brewery Tap Takeover @ Capitol Cider
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM #CapitolCider Beer tasting tap takeover
Head Brewery for Engine #9 Brewery out of Tacoma, Shane Johns, will be in attendance and we’ll have 9 taps dedicated to their beers! Especially [...]
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Pink Party Prime @ Neighbours Nightclub
Aug 31 @ 9:00 PM – Sep 1 @ 2:00 AM gaming gaymer Neighbours Nightclub PAX Prime queer geek video games
Pink Party Prime Sunday, Aug 31 / 9pm – Close Neighbours Nightclub / 1509 Broadway $15 Gen Adm / $30 VIP 21+ It’s back and [...]
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 [...]
CHS History: Pony opens 2009
Sep 3 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2009/09/01/pony-to-open-for-reals-this-thursday
Rain City Poetry Slam @ Scratch Deli
Sep 3 @ 8:00 PM all ages poetry poetry slam
Rain City Slam is Seattle’s newest poetry slam! Open Mic, Featured Poet and a Poetry Slam Every Wednesday at 8pm (sharp), $3 admission (credit/debit cards [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
AGRA Watch Open House @ Central Coop's Rochdale Room
AGRA Watch Open House @ Central Coop's Rochdale Room
Sep 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM #food #socialjustice activism
Are you interested in learning more about AGRA Watch and CAGJ’s work to challenge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their promotion of industrial [...]
Let's get down to feisty feminist business! @ New Freeway Hall
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM
Learn how a socialist feminist organization evaluates its work and decides political priorities. Hear how feminists fight for the rights of political prisoners, like Nestora [...]
Concert: Shabazz Palaces with The Black Constellation and Special Guests @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 5 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Expanding the Now: The Continual Line A four-hour-long performance in response to the Frye exhibitions Your Feast Has Ended and The Unicorn Incorporated. Based on [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Deconstructing Empires of Privilege Through Butoh Dance @ Frye Art Museum
Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
18 years and up Inspired by the work in Your Feast Has Ended, students combine meditation with words, poetry, and movement to consider power, privilege, [...]

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