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.

July – August 2014

EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM
1420 E. Howell St Design Proposal (75 MB) Review Meeting: July 30, 6:30 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review [...]
Chamber Music in Volunteer Park @ Amphitheater
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM
James Ehnes, Artistic Director and violinist, talks about the FREE Chamber Music in the Park concert happening on July 30 at Volunteer Park. The concert [...]
Rosback Rocks: Sineann Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Since the opening of the shop nearly six years ago, we have wanted to show a lineup of Sineann Wines. Since Dave will be in [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:45 AM
Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old and their parents or caregivers. Through stories [...]
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by themes of community activism, social justice, and play, Community + Family Day celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, [...]
Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of [...]
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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
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 [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 6 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Documentary: From the Front to the West Coast @ Nordic Heritage Museum
From the Front to the West Coast is a documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who fought the Russians and then the Germans. After [...]
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Moomin Mania! @ Nordic Heritage Museum
If you don’t know the Moonmins, you’re sure to love them fast. The Moomins are a family of fairy tale characters with snouts that make [...]
Yesler Terrace . . . This Used To Be My Home @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Using the power of improv comedy, Mike Cherry reflects on the trials and tribulations of growing up “the white kid on the block” in the [...]

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