The Greatest ShowQueen

THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN!

A New Musical Parody Revue
Written & Performed by Tom Orr
Directed by Marie Ruzicka
Musical Direction by John Lehrack

4 Shows Only! 4 Sundays in June!
5pm Door • 6pm Curtain • 6/2-6/23

After an absence of 22 years, Tom Orr — the creative mind behind the award-winning musical parody revue Dirty Little Showtunes!, a long-running smash hit at Re-bar in 1997-98 — is back in Seattle with a new solo cabaret and a multitude of new perverted twists on classic showtunes.

Winner of 3 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards (Best Musical, Best Lyrics & Best Actor), Orr brings his diabolical wordplay and a uniquely skewed worldview to the forefront with his latest work, a look back at his colorful past and a sneak peek at his bright future, with new material and selections from his prior solo shows: I Feel A Thong Coming On!, A Crass Act!, The Devil Wears Nada!, Aging Bull! and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To His Forearm!

He has been called “The Lost Love Child of Al & Dorothy Parker,” is a former theatre critic for The Seattle Times, won kudos for his lyrics for Pimpin’! and Who Killed Stephen Sondheim?, was “Best Cashier” in The Seattle Weekly Readers’ Poll & recently survived a major flood!

Pianist John Lehrack’s career as a professional musician spans three decades and includes time as a performer, educator, business owner and more. He has appeared as a featured performer with San Francisco City Summer Opera, Solano Symphony, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Maui Symphony Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu, South Coast Chorale and many regional companies. He launched Dorothy’s Piano Bar in 2017.

Marie Ruzicka is an accomplished actress, director, choreographer, consultant, podcaster (Magickal Land of [Awe]some), author and solo performer: “Why Am I So Happy? An Introvert’s Journey to #LivinTheJOMOLife” opens soon.

UNICORN is a popular new bar and restaurant hosting weekly drag cabarets on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, with a second location opening soon at White Center in S. Seattle.

THE GREATEST SHOWQUEEN!
Written & Performed by Tom Orr
June 2-23, 2019 • 6pm • Sundays
at UNICORN • Capitol Hill, Seattle
1118 E. Pike Street (@ 12th St.)
General Admission: $20
Reservations: 415-374-5625

Celine vs. Whitney

Matt Dela Cruz, the creator of It’s Britney B*@#&! is back with a new show. This time we feature Team Celine versus Team Whitney in a sing-off, with the audience choosing the winner. Along with Matt and pianist Denise Duque, this talented cast, performing the music of Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, includes Deshanna Brown, Elise Campello, Kataka Corn, Tori Sperro Dullenty, Shelby Easley, Anasofia Gallegos, Annelih Hamilton, Jala Harper, Alicia Mendez, Aaron Norman, Jeff Orton, Adam Parnell, Be Russell and Charles Simmons

 

Pure French Wine Tasting

This Saturday’s lineup focuses on pure varietals from the French countryside.  They range from the familiar (Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir) to the more unusual (Aligoté &Duras).  And we are throwing in a Bordeaux Blend just because of its good value.  Come taste with us.

2017 Domaine Giraudon, Bourgogne Aligoté  $15
Aligoté  is the other white grape o Burgundy. Marcel Giraudon has six of his 18.5 hectares planted to the grape. The wine goes through a malo-lactic fermentation which adds a lovely middle palate to its vibrant fruity and mineral qualities.  Its crisp, refreshing and offers an off the beaten path alternative as your go-to.

2017 Domaine Girard,  Sancerre  $23
Sauvignon Blanc
All Sauvignon Blanc from a small 2.5 hectare parcel. No oak at play here as Msr Girard keeps it crispy and fresh allowing the chalky, limestone soils to shine. The wine is full of stony, citrusy white fruits with a touch of floral lift and that super taut minerality that lingers and washes the palate.

2016 Domaine Girard, Sancerre Rouge  $22
Pinot Noir
Sancerre is known for its Sauvignon Blanc but it also grows some great Pinot Noir as well.  The Girard is more friendly than Burgundy, and more pure pinot character than Oregon.

2017 Domaine Philemon,  Croix de la Bouscarié  $14
100% Duras
Domaine Philémon has been run by the Vieules family since 1804 in the
Gaillac region of southwest France.  Their vineyards are certified organic.  This pure Duras is a robust red with a distinct peppery note.

2016 Chateau Platon, Bordeaux  $13
Jean-Francois Meynard and Christelle Gauthier farm 10 hectares of vineyards that have been in Christelle’s family since 1907.  The vineyards are planted with 65% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. With vines over 40 years old, grapes have excellent richness and flavor intensity of blueberry and cassis with dashes of plum, loamy earth and velvety tannins.

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.

LGBTQI pride forum

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion by hearing about the role of LGBTQI activists in organizing against the far right in the past and current day.

Tasty supper at 6:30p for $10.00 donation.

Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle
On the #7 busline or near Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party

For more info: (206)722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com

Garden Tour & Tasting at McMenamins Anderson School

McMenamins has revitalized the Anderson School, Bothell’s first junior high dating back to 1931. Riz Reyes, McMenamins horticulturalist, will be your guide through the gardens on the 5.4 acre property. The gardens showcase several planting schemes aimed to display diversity and a plant collector’s palette. Come see the architectural desert garden, bold and lush plantings outside and inside of the Northshore Lagoon, stroll through the wildflower meadow and check out what they’re harvesting in the extensive kitchen garden. Interested tour participants are also invited to stay for a short brewery tour and tasting, immediately following the garden tour.

Field Sketching in Watercolor and Ink

Capture the beautiful gardens and surrounding areas of the Center for Horticulture with ink and watercolor washes. Using quick techniques and portable materials we will “travel” to a new nearby location each week to sketch intimate and broad views. We will begin each session in the classroom with warm up exercises and discussing tips for working outdoors. All levels welcome.

Instructor Lisa Snow Lady has a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, and a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community College and has been has been sketching and painting for over 20 years. She has a passion for travel sketching and is a member of Urban Sketchers. Lisa loves to encourage students of all artistic levels.

District 3 Candidate Forum

Join transportation, housing, and climate advocates for a District 3 city council candidate forum! Candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions curated by local advocates. This forum will be moderated by Seattle U professor Dr. Larry Hubbell and Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover. District 3 encompasses Capitol Hill, Central Area, First Hill, Little Saigon, and parts of South Lake Union, Mount Baker, Montlake and Yesler Terrace. Check out the Facebook Event

Mae West’s The Drag

In celebration of Pride Month, Play Your* Part, a young Seattle-based theater company that produces plays to reduce social inequity, presents The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts, from June 5-29 at Gay City on Capitol Hill. This long-forgotten 1920’s Mae West play contains frank portrayals of homosexuality and drag culture and starkly exhibits the discrimination that LGBTQ+ people faced–facts that made it so controversial that it was banned after only ten performances. Seen afresh, this funny, stylish, poignant play is at once a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and an opportunity to reflect on the continuing struggle for equal rights. Be transported through history as the play evolves from stylized black and white to brilliant technicolor, and see the progress of the LGBTQ+ struggle come alive before your very eyes as we reflect together on progress yet to be made.

Play Your* Part has produced this play in partnership with the Gender Justice League, and proceeds from ticket sales will support their work. GJL is a civil and human rights organization which works through education, advocacy, and grassroots community-building to shift culture and policies relating to transgender rights. GJL is active on many civil rights related fronts in Washington state, including in pushing the state to adapt non-binary gender markers for birth certificates, which it achieved in 2018. At performances of The Drag, audience members will have the chance to translate their entertainment into engagement, by hearing about all of the services that GJL provides and the many ways in which they can get involved.

Play Your* Part invites you to celebrate Pride with Mae West’s incredible, gender-bending play, brought back to life for modern audiences. Be dazzled and delighted–but most of all, moved–by how much this “vulgar” 90-year-old play can teach us about our past and about ourselves. Play Your* Part is committed to accommodating all who wish to attend. To ensure accessibility, no audience member will be turned away due to lack of funds. The Drag runs June 5th through June 29th playing at Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium 517 E Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122. All shows at 8pm except Sundays at 3pm. For tickets and more information visit https://www.playyourpartseattle.org/tickets

Art of Nature

Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide, artist, and writer Julie Hepp as they facilitate nature and art experiences. Participants will be invited to slow down and connect with both human and more-than-human beings through sensory-based activities. Then, participants will be invited to create works by writing, illustration, painting, and working with nature to create patterns and art.

Instructor Julie Hepp is a life-long lover of nature. Julie shares their love of nature and science by teaching and leading connections between people and the world around them. Julie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and a graduate of IslandWood’s Education for Environment and Community Program. When Julie is not poking around in the outdoors or working on a Master’s Degree in Education, you can find them writing, illustrating, and gardening.