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.

September – October 2014

Madison Bus Rapid Transit Open House @ Silver Cloud Hotel
Sep 30 @ 5:30 PM
Tuesday, September 30th, 5-7pm: Please join us for the first Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project Definition Study Open House. This open house is the [...]
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
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 [...]
Trivia Night @ The Hillside Bar
Trivia Night @ The Hillside Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 PM trivia trivia night
Hillside Bar Trivia Night happens, 8pm, Wednesday, Oct 1st. $3 per person. Teams 1-4 people. 1st place team gets all the money. Last place gets [...]
Jubilee Women's Center 17th Annual Benefit Breakfast @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Oct 2 @ 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Join us in supporting women in our community on their transformational journeys from homelessness and poverty. Since 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center has supported women experiencing [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Opening Weekend @ Egyptian Theater
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day movie siff
The theatre kicks off with an opening weekend (October 3 – 5) of community screenings featuring the biggest movie hits in the history of the [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 3 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
Montlake Neighborhood Yard Sale @ Over 40 locations throughout Montlake Neighborhood
Montlake Neighborhood Yard Sale @ Over 40 locations throughout Montlake Neighborhood
Oct 4 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Montlake Community presents its second annual Fall Yard Sale. Shoppers are welcome from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at many sale locations around the neighborhood [...]
New Waterfront Festival @ Waterfront Park
New Waterfront Festival @ Waterfront Park
The New Waterfront Festival is a free, collaborative event made possible by City of Seattle entities, non-profit organizations, Waterfront businesses, and the independent community of [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 4 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 4 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 5 @ 9:30 PM b movies Burlesque horror nerdlesque Nightlife Queer theater
Unnatural Redhead Productions proudly presents Showgirls of Beast Island! A full-length, badly lipsynced, live burlesque B movie! All of the thrills, spurious nudity, and cheesy [...]
Blessing of the Animals at St. Mark's @ St. Mark's Cathedral
Oct 5 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
St. Francis Sunday and the Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 5, 8 am , 9 am, 11 am services On the first Sunday in [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 5 @ 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 [...]
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
Join us for boot camp workouts on our indoor field (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 5 @ 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 [...]
Turn the Light On @ Green Lake Park (East Entrance)
Turn the Light On @ Green Lake Park (East Entrance)
Oct 5 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Free community event to raise awareness and support healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Live music: indie pop band Julia Massey & the [...]
The Art of Politics and the Politics of Queer Part II @ Velocity Founders Theater
Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM
Jody Kuehner, aka “huge-haired, worship-worthy” Cherdonna Shinatra, and celebrated desiger Mark Mitchell share their work, discussing the queer politics of art-making. Join the conversation over [...]
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM – Dec 11 @ 7:30 PM classes español language spanish
Classes are instructed by professional native Spanish speakers in an interactive community-based setting. Learn and improve Spanish language skills while you support El Centro de [...]

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