Woody Shticks’ MANIAC!

It’s 1989 and Butch Woods is a Maniac with one dream: sweat through every home in America with his very own VHS empire. He’s got the passion to make it happen…as long as he can hold it together long enough to audition his back-up. Will tight buns and a loose grip take him all the way, or will fitness fame – like sanity – prove too much of a stretch?

Directed by interarts gang and Seattle darlings The Libertinis, Maniac is a solo show on the brink…stage managed by the formidable Maren Comendant and created by Woody Shticks (Noah Duffy, if you’re nasty) – who can be caught stripping and storytelling all over the globe or dealing a low blow to high art with Tootsie Spangles and Hattie HellKat of The Libertinis.

Maniac runs Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30p, Feb 16-24, at 18th & Union in the Central District. Choose your own ticket for $15, $20, or $25!

Optimism Brewery’s Anniversary Celebration

Optimism Brewing Company, Capitol Hill’s locally- and family-owned brewery, will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 20th, 2018. To help mark the occasion, Optimism will host live bands, a large charity and hourly raffles, debut limited-edition beers on Nitro and on cask, as well as on tap with 14 other beers, and partner with The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy to give back to the community with every beer enjoyed!

Our limited edition “Big Two” beer will be released at the party, a bigger, bolder version of our best selling “One”, the London Standard Ale that started this optimistic journey. The celebration will have a number of free events hosted in our pet- and child-friendly brewery. An hourly raffle will be held with tickets being given out with every beer bought. With every beer bought, Optimism will donate some of the proceeds to the Fund for the Needy. In addition, a large charity raffle will run throughout the day with prizes from local businesses (winner need not be present). A small concert will be held with local bands in the brewery beginning at 4 P.M. If you were ever interested in how beer is brewed, join one of the many brewery tours conducted by our owners (or enter the charity raffle to win a “Day with the Brewers” to go through the live brewing process). Refuel with some of Seattle’s most popular food trucks and pop-ups like Hello Robin, a locally-owned bakery in Capitol Hill. With a little optimism and a lot of hard work with other local partners of the Fund for the Needy, we can help the Seattle Times raise $3,000,000 for local charities, all while sipping on the perfect beer.

Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken

Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to provide spicy accompaniment to the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.

White Center born Bok a Bok Chicken will bring its Korean-style deep fried drumsticks and more to the small space on 10th sandwiched between the club and The Runaway bar.

“I’m amped to be opening Bok a Bok on Capitol Hill,” chef-owner Brian O’Connor says in the announcement of the new project. “We’ve spent a great deal of time honing our fried chicken skills down south and are looking forward to our new neighbors trying it out.”

Bok a Bok’s recipe will bring new flavors to Capitol Hill’s nosh scene:

Bok A Bok’s menu centers around Korean-style fried chicken, with a crispier take on the traditional batter sealing in the juicy, natural flavors from fresh, sustainably-raised chickens. Inspired by O’Connor’s travels throughout Asia, his unique spin on fried chicken sets the restaurant apart from others in the Pacific Northwest. Guests can pair fried chicken breast; drumsticks, thighs and wings with a selection of house made dipping sauces ranging from sweet to spicy. The menu also features rice bowls, fried chicken sandwiches, and comfort-inspired sides including kimchi, ginger coleslaw, mac n’ cheese and house-made biscuits.

The project replaces the much-hyped but apparently underwhelming arrival of the Paseo chain on Capitol Hill. Ryan Santwire purchased the rights to the Paseo name and its original Fremont location before expanding with Paseo Capitol Hill. The 10th and Pike Paseo debuted in February earlier this year in the space left empty when Pike Street Fish Fry closed in late 2015. Despite the hype, the restaurant lasted about nine months and quietly closed recently. We have a message out to Santwire to learn more about the closure and will update if we hear back. UPDATE: Paseo is searching for a new Hill home, Santwire tells CHS. “We are moving, as we need more room and want/need to do alcohol in our space,” he writes. The goal is to find a place that can accommodate a full Paseo Cantina with room to also fill the needs of the company’s catering business.

Bok a Bok is set to open December 1st.

Bok a Bok will be located at 925 E Pike with an entrance on 10th Ave. You can learn more at facebook.com/bokabokfriedchicken.


A Service of Readings & Carols

A Service of Readings & Carols
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm
Combined Choirs of St. James Cathedral
Cathedral Brass
Dr. Paul Thornock, Music Director
Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist

Britten – A Ceremony of Carols (selections)
Pärt – Magnificat
Wachner – Niño lindo
Biebl – Ave Maria
Congregational carols with brass

St. James Cathedral presents our annual Service of Readings and Carols. In the soft glow of candlelight, readings from Holy Scripture tell of the coming of Christ’s birth while Cathedral musicians perform music for the Advent season, illuminating and elevating the story. Join the combined adult and youth choirs of the Cathedral (Cathedral Choir, Women’s Schola, Jubilate Young Women’s Ensemble, and Schola Cantorum), and the Cathedral Brass (including musicians from Seattle Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet) to proclaim the coming of the Savior. The Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, presider.

This liturgy is open to all; a freewill offering will be accepted.

6th Annual Leschi Art Walk

The Leschi Business Association and Leschi Community Council are proud to present local artists, craftspersons and businesses at the 6TH Annual Art Walk and Street Fair. Participating artists include photography, painting and graphics, jewelry, glasswork, organic soaps and leather crafts.
In addition to the arts and crafts booths there will be children’s activities and a live music stage with 3 bands.

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

Please join us with all of your friends for another immersive evening of light, sound and play!

As the sun sets on August 12th, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound once again.
This year Lusio will feature more than 40 local artists, 30+ light art installations, a live electronic showcase by Patchwerks, aerial performances by Apex Aerial Arts, multiple projection mapping experiences and a whole park lit up with light and love!

Wander. Relax. Play. Wonder.

Lusio is meant to be playfully experienced in 2-3 hours and is FREE family-friendly, open to all, and for one night only.
Be prepared to wander and explore the corners of the park to find the art living under trees and in the gardens. Lusio is fully intereactive, family friendly, community driven event so participation is key!



Healing Hands and Bands

Rocking live music with lots of donuts, community, local beer, coffee, and kombucha. All for 15 bucks!! All proceeds go to Integrative Care Outreach providing free holistic health services to Seattle residents experiencing homelessness and low-income.

Integrative Care Outreach is a local 501(c)3 non-profit fighting for equal health care access for the underserved in Seattle.

Good Friday Service @ Grace Seattle

On Good Friday, the church in somber remembrance celebrates the trial, crucifixion, and death of Jesus on the cross. For followers of Jesus, Good Friday isn’t just a commemoration of a historical event. Rather, it is remembrance, even a reveling in Jesus’ sacrificial life and death on our behalf. In it, we remember that our King gave himself for our benefit; we remember that the scorn, mockery, pain, suffering, and grotesque death that we deserved because of our sins was taken upon the life of King Jesus instead.

All are invited to celebrate this special service with us. Kids activities will be available for children 6 months to 3 years.