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.

Sep 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Seattle Public Library
Get inspired by the dynamic ideas and bold visions of women radicals of color, both courageous pioneers and contemporary writer/activists. Readings from many sources explore the interconnections between different forms of oppression and point the way toward victory. Everyone welcome. … Continue reading
Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present virtuoso guitarist Matt Palmer on Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Bach, Rudnev, and “The Heaven’s Hundred” composed for him by Olga Amelkina-Vera. “One … Continue reading
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Mondays | 9/25/17 – 11/6/17 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Acro Yoga is a joyful blend of partner acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. This practice will get you moving in new ways as you work with others to … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
7 Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm, September 26-November 14 (no class October 31) The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class on 10/11/17 Tableau is a data visualization tool that helps you turn your raw data into meaningful and actionable information. Professionals in fields as diverse … Continue reading
Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
8 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 11/15/17 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM A beginner’s level introduction to Middle Eastern belly dance. You’ll learn isolations, shimmies, combinations, and footwork. Veil and floor work will also be introduced. You will be dancing … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts (Pike Pine Conference Room)
Join nonprofit architecture firm Environmental Works for a short presentation on community design and current projects, delicious snacks, beverages, and the premiere of our new video! RSVPs are appreciated (though not required) by email to Julie at jwilchins@eworks.org.  More information … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class 11/23 Do you need to use statistics to actively and creatively solve real problems that you encounter in your personal or professional lives? Discover a … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class on 11/23 Can you speak French at an intermediate or advanced level, and have a passion for films? This class will give you the opportunity … Continue reading
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Riveter
The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase is a “Shark Tank”-style event held at The Riveter on Capitol Hill. An evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Pacific Northwest, the top 8 finalists in our … Continue reading
Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Kadima
Sanctuary Rooted in Jewish Tradition: Kol Nidre Services. This year we are focusing on the theme of Sanctuary as we commit to the practice of protecting one another in the coming year and beyond. Services are open to the public. … Continue reading
Sep 30 all-day Miller Community Center
Saturday, September 30th 9am – 4pm Calling all artists, educators, inventors, makers & crafters! With IIDA Seattle City Center’s ZeroLandfill, you can transform “green guilt” into constructive energy. The Architecture and Interior Design Community has collected expired and unwanted material … Continue reading
Sep 30 @ 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM Kadima
Sanctuary Rooted in Jewish Tradition: Yom Kippur services include song, reflection, discussion under the leadership of our ritual and liturgy team and rabbi. This year we are focusing on the theme of Sanctuary as we commit to the practice of … Continue reading
Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Sep 30 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (no class on 11/25) In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as … Continue reading
Sep 30 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Yesler Community Center
Seattle’s newest neighborhood, Yesler, is hosting a community celebration on September 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the south side of the Yesler Community Center between S Washington Street and 10th Avenue S. Following the grand opening of the Hoa … Continue reading
Sep 30 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | No class on 11/25 Turn recycling into an art form! During this interactive hands-on class, you’ll: Explore how different recycled or found objects and materials can be … Continue reading

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