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.

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May 24 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Bullitt Center
This event is free and everyone is invited.  Please join the Bullitt Foundation, The Miller Hull Partnership, PAE Engineers, Schuchart, DCI Engineers, International Living Future Institute, Intentional Futures, and University of Washington Integrated Design Lab for a celebration of the … Continue reading
May 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Capitol Hill Tool Library
Is riding up Seattle’s hills getting you down? If you’re thinking about going electric, there are lots of kits out there that you can buy to do it yourself. This class, taught by an e-bike expert, will answer all your … Continue reading
May 24 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
May 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
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May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings … Continue reading
May 25 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
May 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite will read from their controversial new novel, DELIVER US, which features Amazon, Detroit, race politics, and drone delivery. Jeff Bezos is even a character in the book. Amanda Knox will host the event and moderate … Continue reading
May 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
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May 26 – May 28 all-day Glasswing Shop
Glasswing Shop’s biannual plant sale is set for this coming Memorial Day weekend, May 26th – 28th. This plant event will extend into the Melrose Market next door. Glasswing will be setting up their Flower Bar with fresh cut stems … Continue reading
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Volunteer Park
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May 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
May 26 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings … Continue reading
May 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Parejas Cellars is a boutique winery in Grandview, Washington in the Yakima Valley that produces high quality, great value wines all from locally grown vineyards. Parejas focuses on the Spanish varietals of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Albarino, and Garnacha Blanca. The “Wysling” … Continue reading
May 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
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May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
May 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings … Continue reading
May 27 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Featuring Vocalpoint! Seattle… Where the music never gets old. “It’s About Time!” is a high-energy music revue, featuring music by The Beatles, The PointerSisters, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Billy Joel, The Guess Who, Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading
May 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Lake View Cemetery
The NVC is proud and pleased to welcome Major General Tracy Garrett, USMC (Ret.) as our keynote speaker for the Memorial Day 2018 program.  To read more, click on this linkShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
May 28 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
May 28 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Li'l Woody's
Memorial Day is coming up again and you know what that means! To say THANK YOU for your continued support and all the love you’ve shown us over the years, we’re giving out free burgers this #MemorialDay on Monday, May … Continue reading
May 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, he deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of … Continue reading
May 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Towards Impressionism traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism, featuring over forty works from the extraordinary collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Selections from the Frye Art Museum’s own holdings … Continue reading
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 6:15 PM – May 30 @ 7:15 PM Douglass-Truth library meeting space
We are bringing the harvest to you! Since it is our first year of official harvest in the central region of Seattle, we will be holding an Harvest Advisory Forum at the Douglass-Truth library meeting space on May 29 from … Continue reading
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Contact for Location
Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for our weekly Kabbalah and Coffee Tanya – A Masterpiece of Chassidic wisdom written by Rabbi Shneur Zalmen of Liadi (1745 – 1812). Based on the Kabbalistic works of the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov … Continue reading

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