On the List | Witancræftlic, Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump, SH*T GOLD


Happy New Year! No better way to slip into 2019 than with some witchcraft, theatre tour-de-force, hip-hop and an open mic. If you need more tips on what to do, check out the CHS Calendar.

(Image: Meghan Elizabeth Trainor)

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9: Seattle artist Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is intrigued by digital witchcraft, occult power, feminism and technology. With her new art installation, Witancræftlic (old English for “scientific”), which opens tonight, she creates a sculptural landscape with jars, bones and magical symbols, a timeless land that dissolves our contemporary division of magic or folk healing vs. technology and science. M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery at Seattle Central College, 5-7 PM


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JAN 4–12: Whether 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival is actually the world’s quickest is hard to say (it’s not in the Guinness World Records, for one) but that the festival is an absolute tour de force is certain. Writers are given a theme and write a play on that theme by the next morning, after which they have about 24 more hours to cast, design, direct, score and rehearse the 14 plays premiering the next evening. The audience will help choose the theme for the following weekend, and then the whole thing starts all over again. ACT Theatre, 8  PM

SUNDAY, Jan. 6: Chicago emcee/rapper Mick Jenkins has been hailed as one of the hottest young talents in hip-hop. Though far from a mainstream star, Jenkins is busy cementing his reputation with his second album “Pieces of a Man,” which dropped last fall. Inspired by the work of influential jazz/spoken word poet, singer and musician Gil Scott-Heron, the album reflects his personal growth and deals with issues such as consent in the #metoo era. Neumos, 8PM

MONDAY, Jan. 7: Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump. This catchy untruism is the title of the self-published new book by Seattle writer and University of Washington professor David Shields. The crux: we hate Trump because he’s inside of us, he is us. According to Thoughtcatalog, the book “can be read in a variety of ways: as a psychological investigation of Trump, as a philosophical meditation on the relationship between language and power, as a satirical compilation of the ‘collected wit and wisdom of Donald Trump,’ and above all as a dagger into the rhetoric of American political discourse.” If you also have questions about psychoanalyzing both the country and its president, Shields’ talk at Elliott Bay Book Company presents the perfect occasion. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7 PM

MONDAY, Jan. 7: If you haven’t been to the beautiful mess that is SHT GOLD, you’re missing out. The bi-monthly open mic performance nights and dance floor of Velocity Dance Center are open to all artists of all genres, for five minutes at a time. Often, works —be it poetry, dance, performance and anything in between and far beyond— are still in progress and artists ask the audience for feedback. Other times, you might just find yourself, along with the audience, lying on your back on the dance floor singing harmonies. Surprise is really the only thing you can be sure of at SHT GOLD. Velocity Dance Center, 10 PM

Ballots and Baristas 2019 @ Various locations (around King County)
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In partnership with Cupcake Royale and several local coffee shops, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is hosting “Ballots & Baristas,” a series of community conversations about ballot issues to simultaneously take place at 9 locations throughout King County.

Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be available at the coffee shops to facilitate neighborly discussion of the initiatives appearing on King County voters’ ballots, including motor vehicle taxes, affirmative action, and advisory votes. Sample ballots will be available for participants. These events are free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

Four Cupcake Royale Locations in Seattle: 

  • Ballard — 2052 NW Market Street
  • Capitol Hill — 1111 E Pike Street
  • West Seattle — 4556 California Ave SW
  • Downtown — 108 Pine Street (5 to 7 p.m)

And at these coffee shops throughout King County:

  • Starbucks – 903 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA (6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Starbucks – 3016 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE Sammamish, WA 98075 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
  • The Local – 1616 Cole St.  Enumclaw, WA 98022 (4 to 6 p.m.)
  • Caffe Ladro – 18610 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011(6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Common Grounds Coffee & Cupcakes – 900 S 3rd St #A, Renton, WA 98057 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Starbucks – 3016 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE Sammamish, WA 98075 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)


Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Yin Yoga in The SweatBox Loft @ The SweatBox Yoga Loft

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more yang style like Bikram or Vinyasa because Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Appropriate for all levels. Yin Yoga is held in The SweatBox Loft. Use code 9642 to access Loft. Studio is at the top of ramp to the right. Y

Tuesday Trivia @ Sam’s Tavern @ Sam's Tavern
Oct 22 @ 7:05 PM – 9:00 PM

Seattle Bar Trivia

 Tuesdays, 7:05 PM

Teams:8 players or fewer
Prizes:Winning team receives a $50 gift certificate; Runner-up gets $25

More fun than a barrel full of monkeys. There are six rounds featuring a picture round and a music round, and several chances to win free pints. Enter to win a tasty beverage by answering the weekly question at SeattleBarTrivia.com.

Rebel Saints Meditation Society-Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Rebel Saints Meditation Society
Oct 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Mindfulness Meditation Practice on Tuesday Nights in the heart of Capitol Hill… All levels of practice welcome. Learn to practice mindfulness meditation techniques and how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through these revolutionary practices. All teachings are freely offered. 10$ suggested donation. Support your local meditation society.

Kabbalah And Coffee @ Contact for Location
Oct 22 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for our weekly Kabbalah and Coffee

Tanya – A Masterpiece of Chassidic wisdom written by Rabbi Shneur Zalmen of Liadi (1745 – 1812). Based on the Kabbalistic works of the Zohar, the Baal Shem Tov and others. The Tanya is a roadmap to a deep, meaningful and spiritual life.

Topics for the upcoming classes:

February 6th: The Complex Life We Experience, part 2
February 13th: Living in the Now
February 20th: The Best Version of Yourself

To join, please email chabadofcapitolhill@gmail.com

White by James Ijames @ 12th Avenue Arts
Oct 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
White by James Ijames @ 12th Avenue Arts

Theatre22 presents WHITE by James Ijames, directed by Corey McDaniel

Gus is an artist. A very good artist. He’s just not a famous artist. So when a major art museum puts out a call for “new perspectives,” Gus – a white guy – decides to seize his opportunity. He hires Vanessa, a black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices,” to present his work as her own. Everything is great until Balkonaé embraces her power and the two become entwined in a knot of confusion. As Vanessa gets more deeply into her role, the plan spins out of control, while the play explores intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and art.

WHITE runs in rotation with THE REVOLUTIONISTS as part of Theatre22’s Season of Revolution.

Performed at 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

October 18th-November 9th 2019

Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm

Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm

Featuring Shermona Mitchell, Tyler Rodgers, Christian Quinto, and Jennifer Ewing

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