Omnivorous

Each year, Capitol Hill Housing brings together some of Seattle’s finest bars and restaurants at Omnivorous for a night of fine cuisine and drinks in support of our work. Our guests enjoy an evening of delightful delicacies while supporting affordable homes and essential supportive services for our residents. Please join us on October 10th at the historic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District.

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Conjuring Nightmares

Experience the darker corners of a magician’s mind and uncover the secret that powers magic and mind reading. With Conjuring Nightmares, Jared Molton combines sleight-of-hand mastery with his internal demons to create an unforgettable and sometimes terrifying evening. See feats of wonder that have never happened before and will never happen again. Don’t be afraid, you’ll be fine.

Liz Miele

Edgar Allen

A manic lullabye inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal:
to be the most remarkable boy at Manor House School.
He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan.

Edgar Allan is a two-person musical created and performed by Katie Hartman (The Unrepentant Necrophile, The Legend of White Woman Creek) and Nick Ryan (co-creator of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Minnesota Children’s Theatre Company.) It follows eleven year-old Edgar Allan in his first year at English boarding school, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class… which complicates his schemes of dominance. Edgar Allan is a dark, comedic riff on the obsessions, the mania, and the insanity that haunted the life and work of America’s first professional writer.

Edgar Allan premiered at the 2013 Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis and has since toured with over one hundred performances across the United States and Canada. It is a six-time “Best of the Fest” winner and has been seen Off-Broadway in the fall of 2017 at the Soho Playhouse.

Creator/Performers: Katie Hartman & Nick Ryan
Created in collaboration with Mark Benzel
“With torch-bright writing and enviable skill at inhabiting alluring gothic miscreants, this play is my 2015 high-water mark so far — a rolling and demon-haunted dissection of childhood friendship and inevitable jealousy. Best of all, it’s damn funny when it wants to be… ★★★★★” – Edmonton Journal

“Darkly funny and dangerous… Katie Hartman exudes malice even as she beautifully sings her intent… ★★★★★” – Global News

“The perfect Fringe play. ★★★★★” – National Post

“If Edward Gorey were to write a children’s ukulele musical, it would look like this. Hilarious and horrifying in equal measure, Hartman and Ryan’s lovely play about the childhood of the iconic writer and his new best frenemy at school is a jewel box of a play.” – L’etoile Magazine

“I suspect that Poe would have approved of this play and the considerable skill of these two artists. It’s really a unique experience, not to be missed.” – Cincinnati City Beat

Faces of Spain Wine Tasting

This Saturday we are touring the diverse faces of Spanish wine – from the crisp and slightly effervescent Txakoli to a rich well-developed Rioja.  Come take the tour with us.

2017 Rezabal Txakoli Blanco  $15
100% Hondarrabi Zuri
Rezabal is a family owned winery located in the Basque country of Spain with a vineyard of 22 hectares planted in a traditional high trellis system.  Hondarribi Zuri, a white grape variety, displays very bright, refreshing and fruity aromas and benefits from the consistent see breeze blowing in the vineyard daily, bringing great freshness, salinity and acidity to those wines. Naturally fizzy, the wine has aromas of intense fresh citrus fruits and green apple, bright acidity and low alcohol. 10.5% alcohol by volume

2017 Oinoz Verdejo  $13
From Rueda, the Oinos displays tropical, fruity aromas and floral notes of white flower, hay and fresh grass, which mingle with elegant aniseed touches. It is structured on the palate, striking a perfect balance between acidity and volume which lends it a notable freshness.  13% alcohol by volume

2015 Jane Ventura Reserva de la Música Brut Rosé  $17
100% Garnacha
The vineyards for la Musica in the Northeast of Spain are at a high location of 700 meters.  The wine is aged for 2 years on the leas setting it apart from most Cava.  The expression of this grape is notable, as well as being very delicate and loaded with fragrance. The bouquet offers up a complex variety of harmonious aromas, with notes of cherries, green apple, strawberry, and cream, pearly minerals and floral perfume with small and delicate bubbles.  12% alcohol by volume

2017 Viladellops, Garnatxa  $14
Finca Viladellops is 60 hectares of vineyards located in a 15 km mountain range along the Mediterranean coast with calcareous soils in the D.O. Penedès.  The Garnatxa is an intense, fresh, fruity wine with touches of ripe red fruit and notes of licorice, balsamic and tones of resin.

2012 Vina Cerrada, Rioja Reserva  $20
85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
A well-aged wine, this Reserva is cherry red with brick red tones. There are intense, spicy, ripe cherry and plum aromas merged with notes of tobacco, toffee, vanilla and wood. On the palate, the body is full and fleshy with excellent balance.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday, we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

First Hill Pop-Up Petting Zoo

First Hill’s Pop-Up Petting Zoo will have lots of barnyard animals for you to befriend! Come say hi, meet your neighbors and pet some animals! This Thursday, August 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the 9th Avenue and University Street Pavement Park.

German-language Talk: Democracy in Germany, 30 Years after the Mauerfall

PLEASE NOTE: TALK & DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD IN GERMAN.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte, who is visiting the Goethe Pop Up Seattle from Germany, will discuss his recent publication Gesichter der Macht, a study of the role of the federal president, and the elections in the federal states of Brandenburg, Thuringia, and Saxony. He is joined in conversation by Prof. Niko Switek.

At the center of the talk stands the following question: How does democracy narrate itself? The federal president disposes of an enormous potential for political creative power – apart from formal arrangements and decrees. Especially today, when in terms of elite, cosmopolitan liberalism on the one hand and new radical, national authoritarianism on the other powerful stories of minimal consensus of our democracy must be told. What story will be told this fall in Germany if the elections in Brandenburg, Saxony, and Thuringia will strengthen the AfD?

About the speakers:

Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Mainz in 1988 and his Dr. rer. pol. habil. from the Ludwig Maximillian University Munich. Korte has been teaching at the University Duisburg-Essen since 2003. He has been holding the position of director of the NRW School of Governance since 2006. For almost 20 years, he has also been accompanying the televised election shows of ZDF as election researcher. His recent monograph, Gesichter der MachtÜber die Gestaltungspotentiale der BundespräsidentenEin Essay was published in 2019.

Niko Switek currently holds a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professorship for German Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Cherdonna’s BIRTH-O-RAMA

Join Cherdonna Shinatra and three DONNA dancers for an explosive evening of dance, drama, and guileless glee. This is one wild night of fun and games where these party animals will have their cake and eat it too, because Cherdonna’s signature subversion of clown, comedy, drag, and dread will bake up some candy-coated chaos. The newest creation from the multifaceted mind of Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner, Cherdonna’s BIRTH-O-RAMA is a wide-eyed roller coaster ride of audience participation through Cherdonna’s confetti of feelings inside the manic delight of a birthday party.

El Centro de la Raza’s Building the Beloved Community Gala

Join us for el Centro de la Raza’s 47th annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on October 12th, 2019! The event will include a three course dinner, the Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award and Scholarship presentations, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more. This will be our largest fundraiser of the year, and your support will have an impact towards the 40+ programs and services we provide to over 14,000 youth, seniors, children and families a year. Come celebrate 47 years of dedicated service to the Latino community and people of all races in Seattle with us.
All ages welcome. Contact Ariana Dorshkind at events@elcentrodelaraza.org or by phone at (206) 957-4649 with questions.
Early Bird Tickets for a single seat are $150 up until September 13th, 2019 when the prices rise to $175 per person. Want to organize an entire group? Become a table ambassador: http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2018-Table-Ambassador-Packet.pdf
Can’t make it in person? Feel free to donate an item or become a sponsor here: http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2018-Donation-Request-Letter-Form.pdf
Want to advertise your business at our event in our gala program booklet? Check out the information here:  http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2018-Advertising-Form.pdf
Reception and silent auction begin at 5:00, dinner and live auction begin at 7:00 PM.

Women’s Rights Day Film Showing

 

Women’s Rights Day Film Showing

 

BIRTHRIGHT: A War Story

An urgent look at the far-reaching attacks on women’s ability to control their own bodies in the U.S.

In the full-length film Birthright, award-winning investigative journalist Civia Tamarkin probes the origins and impact of the decades-long effort to control women’s reproduction through legal and religious assaults.

The concept of fetal ‘‘personhood” has resulted in hundreds of criminal prosecutions, primarily of women of color, for supposedly unsafe behavior during pregnancy. Meanwhile, maternal and infant deaths of Black and Indigenous people are skyrocketing. How can activists ensure no forced pregnancies, along with healthy, socially supported parenthood for those who choose it? Learn the facts and be part of the post-film discussion on what can be done locally and nationally.

Purvi Patel, sentenced to 20 years in prison in Indiana for inducing an abortion in 2015.

Saturday, August 24, 7:00pm

Door donation $5-$7.00 sliding scale

Summer Harvest Dinner (with vegan options) 6:00pm

$10.00 ($8.00 low-income)

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

On the #7 busline or short walk east from the Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by Radical Women

For more info or to arrange childcare or work exchange: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com

RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/rwseattle

7/2019

Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 3rd, 5 – 7pm, Westlake Park, Seattle

Remember Rosie Jimenez: Reproductive Justice Now!

On Oct. 3, 1976, Rosie Jimenez, a 27-year-old Chicana single mother and college student, became the first person to die after the Hyde Amendment banned use of Medicaid funding for abortions. Join with others to say “Never again! Repro­ductive justice is a right!” Contact Gina at RWseattle@mindspring.com to help or add your organization’s endorsement.

First organizing meeting: Wed., Aug. 28, 6pm, New Freeway Hall (address above).