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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Jan 20 all-day Coastal Kitchen
No TV – No WiFi – No Worries Join us at Coastal Kitchen on Friday, January 20th 8am – 11pm (Yes…you read that right…Open – Close) for Happy Hour! “Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” 8am-3pm $6 Bloody Mary’s $6 St- … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM Seattle Central
Noon: Students walk out 1pm: Student Rally at Seattle Central 3pm: Meet up with El Comite Immigrant Rights March 5pm: Rally at Westlake Donald Trump is openly racist and sexist, brags about sexually harassing women, and promises to deport or … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
This event at McCaw Hall will offer an array of free services and community education intended to support and protect families. Community education will include a training for Seattle Public Schools staff on how to best support students as well … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM South Weller St and 20th Ave South
Immigrant Rights Activists will take to the streets of Seattle to protest the incoming Presidential Administration. “All United, None Divided” March will be one of many events throughout the city and country to resist the incoming Trump Presidency. SEATTLE – El … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM Westlake
#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !! We are participating in the birth of a mass movement for social and economic justice. Join us in the streets- again!- to demonstrate mass opposition to Trump and his agenda! Build a movement to fight racism, … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Rhino Room
Sponsored by The Stranger and Seattle magazine, The Pink Carpet Project: Seattle Stands with Planned Parenthood is back for it’s third installment! This Inauguration Day, let’s come together to celebrate diversity, togetherness and our progressive community while raising funds and … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM St. James Cathedral
Associate Professor and Chair of Organ Studies at Rice University, Ken Cowan is one of America’s most sought-after organists. Particularly known for his performances of transcriptions, Mr. Cowan dazzles audiences through his immaculate technique and dramatic interpretations of orchestral music … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM Velocity Dance
For many of us in the Seattle community, Inauguration Day will be difficult – a reminder of how much harder we now have to fight for our essential human rights- STILL HERE is a community event and forum designed to … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Barboza
SOLD OUT Barboza Presents: Inauguration Day ft. Tacocat with Wimps + The Black Tones 7pm doors || $20 advance || 21+ 100% of proceeds to benefit Shout Your Abortion. Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to show. … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM Hopvine
Join us for a night to raise money for the ACLU in response to the recent election outcome! Rooftop Brewing will be pouring their Love Trumps Hate IPA, there will be games and proceeds will go to the ACLU!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Starts at Judkins Park
Start Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144 10:00 Start time – arrive, find a group with which you’d like to march 10:30 rally/speakers begin 11:00 groups begin marching End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109 … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Optimism Brewing Company
We’re celebrating our first birthday with a new beer release, brewery tours, free swag and a donation to local non-profits. Plus we will have Wood Shop BBQ food truck here. More details: Brewery tours will be offered between 1-3p every … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Saturday we are pouring a lineup of classic French wines to help push away the January grey.  We have an alluring Aligoté, tantalizing Tavel, beautiful Burgundy, rugged Rasteau and a compelling Cahor.  It is enough to brighten any Saturday.  … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Allen Greenberg, a beloved friend and member of the community passed away this weekend (1/15/2017). He was on a trip with his family and died in his sleep. We are all shocked at the suddenness of his passing. Please join … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Decolonize Your Sex Life: … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Sunday we return to Italy with a couple of new arrivals to the shop. Sicily, here we come! Join us. 2015 Adamo Azienda Agricola Cattarratto                                                                                           ($13) Sicily Pale straw yellow color, good aromatic bouquet, with hints of herbs, floral … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
\ This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Course Description: Tarot … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wildrose Bar
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Come see Seattle LGBTQ comedy … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a free showing of the classic film featuring Gene Wilder on January 22 at 6 PM. Enjoy truffle popcorn and specials on wine and cocktails.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Full Pot ‘O’ T: This … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Have you ever sabotaged yourself … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Witchy AF: This workshop … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival in partnership with Gay City Arts! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue
Liberating aerobics from corporate hell! Seattle Punk Rock Aerobics for all kinds of people, all kinds of kick ass music, all kinds of fun. All fitness levels, adaptable cardio, strength, and stretching. Monday nights 7:15pm – 8:15pm Bring yoga type … Continue reading

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