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.

Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
The Blue Angels are back. Here is the schedule for you to run cover ears/hide your pets/look to the sky in awe: Thursday: 9:45 a.m. – noon: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Practice) Friday, July 31: 11:50 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Rhein Haus
Join Rhein Haus for their Beer & BBQ in the Biergarten Series on Thursday, July 30 with Schooner Exact Get a Sausage & Schooner Exact Brew for $10! Free Outdoor BocceShare:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jul 30 @ 5:30 PM First Hill Park
Via the FHIA newsletter: The First Hill Improvement Association is proud to be programming a series of summer events along University Street. Our first event is in First Hill Park (Minor & University) and is an opportunity to show off … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Cal Anderson Shelterhouse
The newly invigorated Capitol Hill Community Council officers wanted to take a different approach to our summer programming. This month, we’re asking you to help us raise money to provide much needed items for the people experiencing homelessness in our … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Richard Hugo House
SIDEWINDERS In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM Chop Suey
Stallions’ first show! with Pizza Fest alums UBU ROI! $7 at door, includes free raffle ticket Doors at 8pm Help us raise money for Pizza Fest Seattle! We’re raffling off gift certificates from local businesses, tickets to upcoming shows, Pizza … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day Volunteer Park
Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2 | All Day Location: Volunteer Park | 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 Artist Wendy Red Star invites the public to engage with an imagined wilderness of assorted hunting decoys ranging from … Continue reading
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day Judkins Park
Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival 2015: The Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival celebrates and honors African American history, culture and community in Judkins Park with bands, fashion shows and basketball competitions.  The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Class … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Every summer during the five-week Portfolio Intensive, led by artists Ryan Finnerty and Jethaniel Peterka, teen artists at Gage Academy of Art focus on mastering materials and techniques while working from … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Richard Hugo House
SIDEWINDERS In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 8:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
The international Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) is a world-renowned festival that provides the perfect opportunity to learn and share experiences with some of the most highly regarded artists working in the field of dance today. SFDI is a … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day FUEL Coffee Montlake
Larry Hubbell’s Photographic Art Show continues at FUEL throughout August.“If we observe and intertwine our lives with the wild creatures around us, then we are more likely to protect and preserve them.”Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day Glam & Tonics Aveda
Mari Jalbing art show at Glam & Tonics Aveda continues through August with landscapes, figurative works, birds & animals, flowers in various mediums. Part of Montlake Unabridged summer art, music, and authors series.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Edibles are a great fit for any garden, but they do need special care. The keys to a successful edible garden are in using natural methods to prevent plant problems, monitor plant health, and manage any pests or diseases that … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Edibles are a great fit for any garden, but they do need special care. The keys to a successful edible garden are in using natural methods to prevent plant problems, monitor plant health, and manage any pests or diseases that … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Glam & Tonics Aveda
Opening Afternoon Party, Mari Jalbing, Artist, presented by Glam & Tonics Aveda. A party to delight you with the newly installed paintings of artist, Mari Jalbing. Sip a flute of Prosecco as you browse the artworks, with landscapes, figurative works, … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM University Christian Church
Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and networking with small-scale farmers, activists and allied organizations. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dean Jackson of Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG). HUG has … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seattle INFERNO For the LOVE of SUMMER, come out and DANCE! What a beautiful summer it’s been, so take a day to get out of the sun and mingle with your friends and dance, dance, dance! Saturday, August 1st from … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Blanche Lavizzo Park
Outdoor Trek is an episode of The Original Series of Star Trek adapted for the stage and performed live in Seattle’s Blanche Lavizzo Park. This year’s episode is “Amok Time” (yes, the one where Spock goes into heat). Starting July … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Richard Hugo House
SIDEWINDERS In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, gays are checking themselves into Dr. Nora’s Reparative Therapy Clinic, where an ex-gay, ex-lesbian couple teach them to be born again straight. Adrian, a drag queen (best known for his Judy Garland impersonation), checks himself in … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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