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.

October 2014

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Oct 23 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
The Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale offers an opportunity for the greater Seattle community to experience over 3,500 original textiles and purchase unique handwoven items [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Adapted and Directed by Shawn Belyea At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake [...]
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Calling all Educators and Families! Educator Open House at NAAM Saturday, October 25, 2014 11 am – 2 pm Gallery tour 11:30 –12 pm Storytelling [...]
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Oct 25 all-day #HCF2014 Demos FreeComics sale
If you like free comics, an awesome sale, game demos and candy too, come on out and check out the ongoings as Phoenix Comics hosts [...]
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM carnival family friendly Halloween Hilloween kid friendly
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 25thand it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. From 12:00pm to 3:30pm mini-firefighters, tiny [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
Ninkasi Beer Tasting at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Beer tasting Free tasting
oin Duke of Drinks Jeff Milano for a spirited free tasting event in our wine aisle, and receive a discount coupon, good the same day [...]
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The 2012 vintage of Rhône reds are hitting our shores and shelves. It is a big and forward vintage with some of the lesser Village [...]
Haunted Bank Labratory! @ Umpqua Bank
Oct 25 @ 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tags (optional)
Join in the fun! Remember the good ol’ days when you could touch eyeballs, brains of old forgotten Capitol Hill residents, maggots, and see a [...]
The Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Brew Festival at The BottleNeck Lounge @ The BottleNeck Lounge
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM Halloween
What better way to kick off Halloween Week than to celebrate all things pumpkin? Get a jump on one of our favorite holidays over a [...]
The Fight to Save Public Housing. Stop SHA Rent Hikes @ New Freeway Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
A panel of speakers including Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents and workers, and anti-poverty advocates discuss how proposed plans by SHA to increase rent will [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related
Coffin Break @ Q Cafe
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM
Queen City Musicians presents a musical Coffee House Event for Halloween. Q Café allows for a theatrical venue with special effects lighting, fog machines, and [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
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 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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 [...]
Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront @ Waterfront Park
Oct 26 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM family friendly Halloween kid
Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat at participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. They’ll be activities for the kids in [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 26 @ 2:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related
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 [...]

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