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.

May 3 – May 4 all-day
Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – one-day online giving event encouraging the community to donate to their favorite nonprofits at www.GiveBIG.seattlefoundation.org with the goal of raising $20 million for more than 1,500 participating organizations.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Academy Arts Center
Join us as we transform the Arts Center and STREAM Building into an Art Gallery. Showcasing work done throughout the year by all grades. Exhibit remains up May 5 – May 31.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 5 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 6 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us on National Public Garden Day, May 6th, 2016 From 1-4pm we’ll be celebrating with punch and cookies, a look back in time through the garden, some historical documents about the garden, new brochures, and a new sign. The … Continue reading
May 6 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Ballard,Beacon Hill,Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,Columbia City,First Hill,Fremont,Green Lake,Greenwood/Phinney Ridge,Interbay,Magnolia,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Education,Hobbies,Special Events Audience: All Sponsoring Organization: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Contact: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Contact Email: booksale@friendsofspl.org Pre-Register: No Link: http://www.friendsofspl.org/book-sales/upcoming-sales/ For the 45th … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 6 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Music,Theater Audience: Adults,Teen Sponsoring Organization: Intrepidus Dance Contact: Samantha Weissbach Contact Phone: 4256916636 Contact Email: samantha@intrepidusdance.com Site Contact Details: www.intrepidusdance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: 20.00 Link: www.femmeconcert.bpt.me SEATTLE, WA, May 6th-8th – Intrepidus Dance will present … Continue reading
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Music,Theater Audience: Adults,Teen Sponsoring Organization: Intrepidus Dance Contact: Samantha Weissbah Contact Phone: 4256916636 Contact Email: samantha@intrepidusdance.com Site Contact Details: www.intrepidusdance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: 20.00 Link: www.femmeconcert.bpt.me SEATTLE, WA, May 6th-8th – Intrepidus Dance will present … Continue reading
May 7 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
The Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council hosts a morning to help shape the vision for lidding I-5. Never attended a charrette before? Here’s how the 2010 process worked to help shape the community priorities for development around Capitol Hill Station. https://www.facebook.com/PPUNC/videos/1142107305807903/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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May 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Join the fun and profitable field of Personal Training. Course taught over a 5-week period with the National Exam held on the 6th week. Program Features: 16 hours of lecture & discussion 16 hours of practical hands on training A … Continue reading
May 7 @ 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Volunteer Park
Welcome to the 2016 ¡Fiesta 5K Ole! & 107.7 The End Taco Truck Challenge! Starting and finishing at Seattle’s Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, participants will parade through the scenic Capitol Hill neighborhood before being greeted with a post-run fiesta … Continue reading
May 7 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM SIFF Film Center
Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day. Attending children (ages 9–12) work with a professional media educator to create a short film in collaboration … Continue reading
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
This foundation course is for those who want to be more familiar with the chemistry, history, medical application and laws surrounding the marijuana plant. We will explore the science and studies behind this rapidly developing industry. This one-day, four-hour class will … Continue reading
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Get a peek into the fashion world! Design and illustrate your own women’s fashion collection based on a theme, communicate your ideas through technical specs and create stylized fashion plates. No prior experience required.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merril Court Apartments Circular Drive
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May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Have you ever wanted to turn your hand as a Patriot or Loyalist during the Revolution? If so, you’ll enjoy this class where you play the Reacting to the Past game where your game book outlines the historical context, game … Continue reading
May 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading
May 7 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Seattle Makers Market will be held the day before mother day on Saturday, May 7th from 11am-4pm at Restaurant Zoe. This market will have an emphasis on products specifically for moms. We will have handmade soaps and candles as well … Continue reading
May 7 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Jefferson Community Center
El Centro de la Raza’s 11th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration is fast approaching. This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday May 7, 2015 from 12PM-4PM at the Jefferson Community Center, 3801 … Continue reading
May 7 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Highline
Looking to find a special someone?  Want to try something different than meeting people online? The Seattle Dyke March is hosting speed dating for queer women/dyke-identified genderqueer folks. You’ll get to spend about 5 minutes one-on-one with up to 23 … Continue reading
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Dance,LGBT Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Hot Flash Contact: Gina Pre-Register: No Cost: $10 Link: http://www.hotflashdances.com INFERNO Purple Party Let’s celebrate the life of Prince together with fly purple outfits, strong drinks, hot women, and dance … Continue reading
May 7 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM new Freeway Hall
Celebrate May Day Special film showing Labor’s Turning Point: The Minneapolis Truck Strikes of 1934 Through interviews with participants and historic footage this gripping documentary chronicles the strikes which electrified the labor movement and set the stage for the massive … Continue reading
May 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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May 7 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM Hugo House
It’s the end of one story and the beginning of another. Come to ☆☆THE LAST PARTY☆☆ at the current Hugo House to celebrate your time here and look toward the future. We have plenty in store for you. – Have … Continue reading

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