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.

November – December 2014

Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 29 all-day #drinks deal Food
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Seattle Turkish Film Festival @ SIFF Film Center /SIFF Cinema Uptown /UW Kane Hall
Seattle Turkish Film Festival @ SIFF Film Center /SIFF Cinema Uptown /UW Kane Hall
Nov 20 – Nov 23 all-day film festival foreign film movie viewing
Seattle Turkish Film Festival 2014 10 movies- English Subtitles http://www.stff.org http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/2014-seattle-turkish-film-festival Related
Volunteer for Thanksgiving Drive @ Old Field Roast Warehouse
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Every year the YWCA provides Thanksgiving Baskets for families in our community who are in need. On Monday November, 24th we are looking for volunteers [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
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Nov 23 @ 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
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Nov 23 @ 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 [...]
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra @ Benaroya Hall
Nov 23 @ 3:00 PM
Seattle Youth Symphony presents the world premiere composition by 17 year-old cellist Peter Lawson. This is part of the new initiative to introduce emerging composers [...]
Older Barolo Special Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Older Barolo Special Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Nov 23 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We like wines that have been aged and are at their peak when we pull the cork. The problem is that unless you have a [...]
The Piano Trio: Classic to Contemporary @ Cornish PONCHO Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 PM
Pianist Cristina Valdes, cellist David Requiro and violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim explore piano trios by Beethoven, Brahms, Ives and Garcia. PROGRAM Beethoven – Piano Trio [...]
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
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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 [...]
Thanksgiving Feast Tribute  to Native Americans @ New Freeway Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 27 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thanksgiving
Celebrate the contributions of this hemisphere’s first people and share a home-cooked roast turkey feast with all the fixings. Relax after dinner with board games, [...]
Holidays in Seattle @ Westlake Park
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Nov 28 all-day Holiday
Holiday spirit and seasonal festivities return to Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle beginning on Nov. 28 with the opening of the Alaska Airlines Winter Village, [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
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Nov 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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 [...]
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE - Seattle's Independent Creative Market @ Melrose Market Studios
Nov 30 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE is an independent, creative market supporting local business, artists, designers and studios. Local Businesses include: Ampersand as Apostrophe- BDR Studio – Blk [...]
Love-In II @ Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City Health Project
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Dec 1 @ 6:00 PM
An evening of spoken word, poetry, and drag to honor World AIDS Day. Related
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
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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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]

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