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.

May 7 – May 29 all-day Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Arts Center
Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5-8pm in the SAAS Arts Center. All three floors of the Arts Center will be hung gallery style with the work done throughout the entire year by grades 6 through 12. There will also … Continue reading
May 14 – Jun 7 all-day Egyptian, Harvard Exit... and beyond
SIFF 2015 by the numbers:  450 films / 92 countries / 193 feature films / 70 documentary features / 19 archival films / 164 short films / 4 secret films / 49 World Premieres (23 features, 26 shorts) / 51 North American Premieres (33 features, 18 shorts) / 18 … Continue reading
May 21 – May 31 all-day Broadway Performance Hall
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM Seattle Tennis Club
Four Seattle-based, female business owners, and recovering perfectionists, have come together to pen a book about striving to do it all in life and what they’ve learned along the way. The Imperfect Perfectionist offers helpful seasonal tips to overachieving perfectionists … Continue reading
May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 7:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“The brilliant author of alternately tough-and-tender works of fiction like The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, and The Lazarus Project will read from his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars .” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
Invisible Arcade is a recurring video game expo/concert mashup event in Seattle. It’s a place to discover amazing games through play and performance. Performers play their games on-stage as a performance for the audience. Additionally, all games are playable throughout … Continue reading
May 29 @ 10:00 AM Montlake Elementary
Image: 2014 Montlake Eat Real & Art Walk On Friday, May 29 indulge in all of the visual and flavorful delights at Montlake Elementary’s 3rd annual Eat Real and Art Walk! Art patrons, urban farmers and purveyors of fine edibles … Continue reading
May 29 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Friday 4-10pm Saturday 11am … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
“It’s a man auction. Buy an evening with a man. They’ve got “Seattle’s Sexiest Single Men (Gay and Straight)” and there’s all you can eat sushi, so. Also, this is a fundraiser for the wonderful Fremont Art Council’s Solstice Parade” … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM Ernestine Anderson Place
Dromeno (Balkan folk artists) and House of Tarab (Arabic music ensemble) will join us for a free show on May 29th at 7pm. Double the headliners = double the fun! Drink specials will be available at a neighborhood bar after … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:30 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“Reading from In the Spider’s Web: a Nonfiction Novel and The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 29 @ 7:30 PM Hugo House
“Writers Meg Wolitzer, Justin Torres, and Amelia Gray perform alongside musician Abi Grace in this literary event that highlights literature and art’s ability to manipulate time.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Be the spark for change and explore how women and girls are driving solutions to global issues at this free, family-friendly event with hands on activities, inspirational speakers, and ideas for you to get involved. • discover how women and … Continue reading
May 30 @ 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Garfield High School
“The event brings middle and high school drumlines from across the state to showcase their talent and compete in friendly drumline battles. Garfield’s Varsity Drumline as the host school will showcase their music and perform cadences. Moses Lake HS, Roosevelt … Continue reading
May 30 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Garfield High School
7th Annual Garfield BDX Drumline Competition May 30th, 2015, Noon – 3pm Garfield High School Gymnasium $10 Door – All Proceeds support GHS Drumline Program Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on May 30th, 2015 … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM St. Mark's
CATHEDRALS X @ St Mark’s (1245 10th Ave E) A’capella performances by local indie musicians: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Lemolo, Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Erin Austin (OK Sweetheart), Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Bradford Loomis & Beth … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM Babeland
Brought to you by Babeland, TumbleWeed Farm & The Goodship Company May 22, 2015–Seattle WA – Recreational marijuana has been legal in Washington State for three years via I-502 and retail stores have been open for nearly a year. We’re … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM Babeland
“Learn ways in which weed—smoked or edibles—can help connect you with your partner and create enjoyable sex from the experts at Babeland.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 31 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Meet 20+ local resources dedicated to serving seniors and their adult children. Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care, Placement Services, Senior Moving Experts, Senior Transitions Real Estate Expert, Medical Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Art & Fitness … Continue reading
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – May 31 @ 6:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
May 31 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
May 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
A chance for friends, former students, and other admirers to spend time together, remember Judith Kitchen, and honor her work. Stephen Corey, Kevin Clark, Peggy Shumaker, and Dinah Lenney are all flying in to be part of the event. In … Continue reading

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