On the List | Passover-Easter-4/20, egg hunts, Wa Na Wari, Small Mouth Sounds

Sometimes the Easter Bunny shows up at Block Party (Image: CHS)

This week’s a big one for lovers of holidays. Although it all depends on the object or subject of worship, there’s something for nearly everyone this Easter weekend and start of Passover. Chabad of Capitol Hill hosts a Traditional Passover Seder (April 19, 7:30 pm) with hand-made Shmutah Matzah and kosher wine. There’s also Easter Sunday (check out the list below for Easter egg hunts plus Easter dinner and brunch specials on and near the Hill), which is bookended by the holy days of green festivities, 4/20 and Earth Day. Redhook Brewlab is folding the two holidays into one weekend of “IPA Daze” fun, which includes a beach clean up, a baby goat farm and “psychedelic coloring.” At Broadway Performance Hall, comedians try to tell jokes while getting a little too high while Uncle Ike’s in the CD will have a bouncy house and climbing wall as part of its 4/20 celebration.  If you’d rather bow down to David Byrne’s genius or the Satanic Temple, the Northwest Film Forum and SIFF’s Egyptian Theatre have you covered. For more profane fun: Bar Sue’s hosting its sixth annual pickled egg eating contest while over at Vios, Bagel-buffs get their last (at least for now) chance to get a taste of Matthew Segal’s kick-ass bagels. Check out this week’s to-do list below, plus find more events on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, April 17: While hurtling through space on his way to the International Space Station (ISS), South Korea’s first astronaut, Ko San, did not miss the taste of his favorite foods. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute made sure there was kimchi for him. Such is the devotion kimchi — a traditional fermented Korean side dish made out of Napa cabbage, daikon radish, and Korean red pepper flakes — inspires. At The Works, learn about the history of the condiment and how to make your own.  The Works, 6 PM Continue reading

Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill Live in Seattle

Join Ireland’s most exciting young tenor Emmet Cahill as he embarks on his biggest solo tour to date and debuts his brand-new album “Blessings of Music” featuring church hymns and Irish classics! This follows his number-one World Music album “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland” on the Sony Music USA label and his sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.

Emmet will perform songs from both albums, as well as Broadway standards, nostalgic favorites and even a bit of opera. And no Emmet Cahill concert is complete without the ever-popular “song request medley” segment, which often brings surprises from the audience!

Emmet is known as a principal singer with the acclaimed Irish music show Celtic Thunder. As a solo artist, he has performed in over 70 cities across North America and has been a featured guest artist with several US symphonies.

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of songs and stories! General admission tickets are $30 and a limited number of Meet & Greet + concert tickets are available for $45. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/ or at the door.

On the List | Basement Bazaar, Spring Polish Bazaar, Capitol Hill Art Walk April edition

Sunday at Dino’s (Image: Basement Bazaar)

Love pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls and Polish beer? At the Annual Spring Polish Bazaar at the Polish Restaurant Dom Polski lovers of Polish food and arts and crafts can get their fix this Saturday. At 2.30, the Polish choir Vivat Musica will perform traditional songs.

Some very different tunes will resound during Century Ballroom’s Dance Day, where aspiring dancers can try nine different dance styles, including Kizomba, Lindy and Salsa for $15, and Record Store Day, with special deals and performances/DJ sets byDJ Explorateur and DoNormaal at Everyday Music. Find more things to do and eat below, or on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Apr 10: Ken Workman, the great, great, great, great Grandson of Chief Sealth, will welcome visitors, in Lushootseed, to the spring installment of Northwest Film Forum’s Poetry in Translation reading series. The series showcases the literary traditions of Seattle’s immigrant and Native communities by sharing poetry and song in their original languages (plus English translation). Readings by indigenous poets, including Duane Niatum, fabian romero (Purepécha) and, Sasha LaPointe will be followed by a screening of Water is Life, a gorgeous, monochrome visual poem in Duwamish language made by local filmmaker Tracy Rector. Northwest Film Forum, 6.30 – 7.30 PM Continue reading

On the List | SpringShot festival, Balikbayan Filipino Eats pop-up, poet Morgan Parker

The Canterbury hosts a Mario Kart tournament Saturday

The city has been getting some nice shots of spring recently. With some clouds headed our way this week, a visit to SpringShot, a festival at 18th & Union featuring a clowning performance, might be a good idea.

There are plenty more exciting performances on and around the Hill this week, including a play about black queer parenthood written by Seattle civic poet Anastacia-Renée at Annex Theatre, Washington Ensemble’s bloody horror-comedy Feathers and Teeth at 12th Avenue Arts and stand-up by Portland Queer Comedy Festival co-founder Belinda Carroll at Club Comedy Seattle. Find more performances and things to do plus eat on the list below, and on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, April 4: Many of us have grown up with the idea that poetry can’t, or shouldn’t, be funny. Hearing Morgan Parker (author of There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé, and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night) read her work out loud dispels that notion. In Parker’s case, it’s the wry kind of comedy, soaked with the pain of being alive and walking through the world as a Black woman. Parker excavates the experience in her newest pop-culture laced collection of poems, “Magical Negro,” from which she’ll read at Hugo House. Hugo House, 7 – 9 PM Continue reading

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 16: Friday Night Concert

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Sweet 16 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Stevie Nicks, the Rolling Stones, Little Big Town, The Killers, and more!

We will be performing three shows at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. The hall is easily accessible via light rail and bus, and a 500-spot parking garage is located near the venue. All shows are wheelchair accessible.

Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now!

http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277671886492165/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 16: Saturday Matinee Concert

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Sweet 16 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Stevie Nicks, the Rolling Stones, Little Big Town, The Killers, and more!

We will be performing three shows at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. The hall is easily accessible via light rail and bus, and a 500-spot parking garage is located near the venue. All shows are wheelchair accessible.

Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now!

http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277671886492165/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 16: Saturday Night Concert

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Sweet 16 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Stevie Nicks, the Rolling Stones, Little Big Town, The Killers, and more!

We will be performing three shows at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. The hall is easily accessible via light rail and bus, and a 500-spot parking garage is located near the venue. All shows are wheelchair accessible.

Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now!

http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277671886492165/

On the List | FRYER FEST, Zucked, Transgender Day of Visibility

If there ever was an event you’d go to just for the name, Fryer Fest is it. Bait Shop is hosting its mock-Fyre Fest on April 1st. Like its namesake, it’s basically a joke — though you won’t be out thousands of dollars. Find more free and semi-free things to do on the CHS Calendar and the list below.

WEDNESDAY, March 27 For years, Hollow Earth Radio, the local, low-powered FM radio station and Central District performance venue has been turning the spotlight towards the weird and wonderful music and sounds situated in the vast and divergent area some call “the niche.” Now, Bait Shop on Capitol Hill puts the spotlight on Hollow Earth Radio during its new monthly listening party series Just One More Thing. HER will share local music and underground sounds from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, this time with the option of an alcoholic drink. Bait Shop, 7 – 10 PM Continue reading

On the List | Wink Doughnuts pop-up, Pine Box birthday, hula hoop at the Century Ballroom

(Image: Wink Doughnuts)

The sun’s out, so the city is collectively freaking out/shedding clothes at an astonishing pace/coming back to life. Lumbersexuals and locals who prefer gloomy Northwest weather can work out anger issues regarding impending spring and summer at Blade & Timber, a newly opened axe-throwing bar on Broadway. During opening weekend, groups dressed entirely in flannel get a discount, and social-media savvy axe-perts could win free axe-throwing for a year. We’ve lined up more of this week’s best events on the list below. Find more events on the CHS Calendar.

THURSDAY, March 21: Those who don’t know comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish must have lived under a big, grim rock for the past couple of years. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. That year, Vanity Fair also called her “the funniest person alive right now.” Check in to see whether that still rings true on Thursday at the Paramount. Paramount, 7.30 PM Continue reading

On the List | March Capitol Hill Art Walk, ByDesign Festival, disaster skills training

Northwest Film Forum hosts the 2019 ByDesign Festival

In Seattle, it’s not just the flowers and the birds marking the arrival of spring. It’s also the groups of dressed-up, cosplayed fans walking up and down Pike and streaming in and out of the Washington State Convention Center for the Emerald City Comic Con, running this Thursday through Sunday. Find more delightful dress up at the sure-to-be unforgettable experience of Skeleton Flower this week. (And perhaps during the Capitol Hill Art Walk?) We’ve lined up more of this week’s best events on the list below. If that’s not enough, check out the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, March 13: Early on, the life of Haruko Crow Nishimura, co-founder of Seattle’s Degenerate Art Ensemble, was imbued with trauma. In Skeleton Flower, a new show melding live music, dance, ritual and breathtaking costumes, Nishimura’s personal story merges with three fairy tales in which female protagonists take matters into their own hands. From a preview we saw some time ago, CHS can confirm that in the hands of The Degenerate Art Ensemble, these stories are hauntingly beautiful and beautifully haunting. The premiere is tonight, the show runs until March 17th. Erickson Theatre, 7.30 PM Continue reading