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.

September 2014

An Evening of Koto Music with Sawa Fujii and Miki Nakaji @ The Northwest School Black Box Theatre
An Evening of Koto Music with Sawa Fujii and Miki Nakaji @ The Northwest School Black Box Theatre
Sep 18 all-day
The Northwest School is honored to host Sawa Fujii and Miki Nakaji on Thursday, September 18, for a night of Japanese music and culture. The [...]
PEPS for Dads @ Lytle Center at Swedish
PEPS for Dads @ Lytle Center at Swedish
Sep 18 @ 12:30 PM – Dec 4 @ 1:00 PM babies dads parenting
PEPS for Dads meets on Thursdays, 12:30-2. Take some time with your baby with this structured activity. Meet other dads, share resources and learn about [...]
Washington's Prime Vineyards: Arch Terrace Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
For tonight’s tasting from 5-8pm we will feature one of Washington’s best known wineries, Terra Blanca. Started in 1992 and now encompassing a beautiful estate, [...]
Capitol Hill Community Council September Meeting @ Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse
Sep 18 @ 6:30 PM
We look forward to seeing you at this week’s Capitol Hill Community Council meeting, this Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. [...]
Black Comedy (a Strawberry Theatre Workshop production) @ Erickson Theatre Off Broadway | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM play theater Theatre
Black Comedy is an exhilarating farce, which introduces impoverished artist Brindsley Miller as he tries to entertain his fiancée, her father, two eccentric neighbors, an [...]
Janet vs. Beyonce vs. Mariah Sing-Along @ Central Cinema
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM sing along
BEYONCE VS. JANET VS. MARIAH SING ALONG One of our MOST REQUESTED SHOWS RETURNS and it is going to be the ultimate DIVA showdown! 10 [...]
PARK(ing) Day
Sep 19 all-day
PARK(ing) Day provides the opportunity for anyone in Seattle to turn a Parking Space, into a Public Place! The permit is free and applicaiton can [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Sep 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tags (optional)
SDOT’s Construction Hub Coordination Program is working to reduce cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. [...]
Pure Barre 90′s Theme Donation Class! @ Pure Barre Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Queen Anne, University, and Bellevue locations
Pure Barre 90's Theme Donation Class! @ Pure Barre Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Queen Anne, University, and Bellevue locations
Seattle and Bellevue Pure Barre locations are hosting a 90’s theme workout class for their Pure Give Challenge! Pull out your favorite 90’s gear and [...]
The Libertinis RUMPUS!!! @ Re-Bar
Sep 19 @ 7:00 PM
The Libertinis are gearing up for Season 3 at their annual RUMPUS!!! This season will be chock-full of sexy storytelling through bimonthly one-off P{art}Ys that [...]
Dreams of Cthulhu: A HP Lovecraft Circus Spectacular @ NW Film Forum
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM #cirquemacabre #lovecraft #seattlefringe
Shortly after a series of earthquakes, Ann Wilcox starts having unprecedented dreams of great Cyclopean cities of Titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths, all dripping with [...]
Hugo Literary Series: Backseats & Bedrooms @ Hugo House
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM author reading literature
Sex, ye olde titan of taboo, is everywhere around us and people seem desperate to not talk about it. Even at its best (pun intended!), [...]
Black Comedy (a Strawberry Theatre Workshop production) @ Erickson Theatre Off Broadway | Seattle | Washington | United States
Sep 19 @ 8:00 PM play theater Theatre
Black Comedy is an exhilarating farce, which introduces impoverished artist Brindsley Miller as he tries to entertain his fiancée, her father, two eccentric neighbors, an [...]
Punchline Fridays: Open Mic @ Jai Thai
Sep 19 @ 8:30 PM comedy open mic
The original is still the best tasting comedy show on Capitol Hill! Join us every other Friday in the bar at Jai Thai on Broadway [...]
Jamie Joseph Trunk Show at TWIST @ TWIST
Beloved local jewelry designer Jamie Joseph will be bringing her striking, colorful jewels to TWIST in downtown Seattle / Pacific Place mall. Known for her [...]
Ada’s Next Gen Event: RoBees Play-Testing @ Ada's Technical Books and Cafe
Ada's Next Gen Event: RoBees Play-Testing @ Ada's Technical Books and Cafe
Sep 20 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM children education girls programming robots
Play Works Studio is proud to announce: RoBees! A fun robotics game about bees created to get kids, especially girls, excited about STEM. It is [...]
Ice Cream and Liberty Social @ Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
Ice Cream and Liberty Social @ Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
Sep 20 @ 2:00 PM community ice cream libertarian
LPWA Region 3 will be hosting an ice cream social at the Cal Anderson Shelter House. There will be ice cream, drinks (non-alcoholic), and other [...]
Viro’s Turns 61 @ Vito's Seattle
Viro's Turns 61 @ Vito's Seattle
Sep 20 @ 6:00 PM anniversary birthday First Hill
Please join us for our 61st anniversary Saturday, September 20th. We have a brilliant night planned with three bands, drink specials and special treats throughout [...]
Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway  @ Paramount Theater
Sep 20 @ 7:00 PM #seattleart fashion night out
Join us for Saturday, September 20th at The Paramount Theatre for the third annual Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway fashion show as we kick off [...]

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