Seattle Poetry Slam presents the 25th Annual Grand Slam

Seattle Poetry Slam Presents its 25th Annual Grand Slam: the verbal throwdown to determine who will qualify for the four-member team of performance poets to represent Seattle at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL this August. The event will showcase of some of the best performers who have graced the stage at our shows on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Seattle Poetry Slam turned 25!! Come celebrate the end of our 25th year with us at our largest event of the season ♥

PRESALE: Students: $8 (must have ID at door)
PRESALE: Generale Admission: $12

!!!!!!!!THIS IS AN ALL-AGES SHOW!!!!!!!

NOTE: Tickets WILL be available at the door (if not sold out). Prices at the door will be $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7:10pm

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 14 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Tina Turner, Miley Cyrus, The Rescues, Andra Day, and more!

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of over 50 members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. It is a non-audition non-profit choir that strives to provide a supportive community for members and to connect through music. The choir votes each season on a repertoire of contemporary music in a wide range including rock, folk, and pop, and aims to perform at a professional level twice per year. The choir is open to all self-identified women, and adheres to practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive, while embracing an eclectic core. Learn more at

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 14 Concerts

  • Friday, April 13th @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 14th  @ 2:00 pm and @ 7:30 pm

All performances will be at the Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central Community College. ADA seating is available. Purchase your tickets online at:

Heathers The Musical – A Benefit For It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents
Heathers The Musical
A Benefit for the It Gets Better Project

Pullman.vs.Paxton presents Heathers The Musical

Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Lawrence OKeefe
Directed by Georgina Spelvin
Musical Direction by Dustin Schisler
Costumes by Jordan Sloan Frost

Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. It’s September 1989.on account of her uncanny forgery skills, smart girl Veronica Sawyer is taken into the tight circle of Westerberg High’s popular girls known as the Heathers (because, duh, they’re all named Heather).  But with social popularity comes a level of cruelty that Veronica can’t stomach, and she quietly defects from the inner circle.  Hooking up with moody bad boy, Jason “J.D.” Dean, she becomes complicit in his homicidal takedowns of the school’s popular crowd. Wickedly funny, oddly romantic, relentlessly intense, and occasionally powerful, this is a surprisingly truthful parable for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.

Performances are April 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15  Friday & Saturdays @ 8pm (Doors @ 7pm), Sundays @ 4pm (Doors @ 3pm) at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway (1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle).

Note: Though our show is all ages, parents should be aware that Heathers contains multiple R-rated scenes presented in a darkly comedic tone that include sexually explicit jokes, course and potentially offensive language including sexual orientation and body shaming, instances of simulated suicide, sexual assault, gun use and school violence, as well as simulated teenage sex, drinking and drug use.

Heathers: The Musical was originally directed Off-Broadway by Andy Fickman and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Heathers The Musical is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Unwritten: An Immersive Experience of Childhood Denied

Please join us for

Unwritten: An Immersive Experience of Childhood Denied

a fundraiser unlike any you’ve encountered. We know the numbers: 11 children under the age of five die every minute. We know these deaths can be prevented. But have we ever wondered who these children might have become if they had gone on to not only survive, but to thrive? What authors, revolutionaries, scientists, athletes, artists or groundbreaking inventors would they have become?  

The evening will take guests through thrilling performances and awe-inspiring immersive installations all to support UNICEF’s tireless work towards a day when no children die of preventable causes. Not in Syria. Not in Mexico. Not in Puerto Rico. Not anywhere. 

Above all, Unwritten will bring to life the beauty that children bring to the world when they survive and thrive. Your participation supports UNICEF’s work rewriting countless children’’s futures. Join us image 1 

All proceeds benefit UNICEF USA’s tireless efforts to protect and advocate for the children around world. 

We hope to see you there. Please RSVP here. 

SANCA’s Staff Show: Summer on the Cirque Riviera!

Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more!

SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let them share with you their love of performance as they twist, turn, tumble, and twirl their way through a day on the Cirque Rivera.

August 18 @ 7:00

August 19 @ 7:00

August 20 @ 5:00

Cincinnati Boychoir “Every Voice” Concert, July 6, 2017

Cincinnati Boychoir Ambassadors

Join the renowned Cincinnati Boychoir Ambassadors for this free lunchtime program at St. James Cathedral. The group is comprised of the 35 most advanced boys and young men of a program that trains more than 300 boys annually. This is their first stop on a two-week tour of the Pacific Northwest. The Ambassadors are bringing with them repertoire from Bach and Mozart to African-American Spirituals, historical gospel songs, and more.

Sample Repertoire

  • Bach – Cantata 196 “Der Herr denket an uns”
  • Mozart – Ave verum corpus
  • Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Berlin – Blue Skies
  • Poelinitz – City Called Heaven

Mark “Mom” Finley’s Somebody Get Me a Chainsaw


She’s Still At Large!!

“Chainsaw” Announces Encore Performances – Fri. June 23 & 30, 8pm

Producers announce Mark “Mom” Finley’s new one-man show Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! which recently played to packed audiences at INArtsNW (1633 17th Ave.) for Capitol Hill Artwalk’s Pride kick-off will play two encore performances – Fri. June 23 and 30, at 8pm. Tickets are $10 – reservations are highly suggested as seating is limited.

Don’t miss your chance to see legendary performer Mark “Mom” Finley in his new world premiere one-man show Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! The Stranger’s Adrian Ryan calls Finley: A natural disaster in heels! A scandal in a wig! Harder to kill than a Kevlar cockroach! And funnier than falling down a flight of stairs!

Every performance of the show is a unique collection of Finley’s unbelievable stories, funny songs, and classic performances. As the ‘script’ is chosen by random audience members out of a button bag filled with 200 possibilities as the show begins – he won’t know what he’s performing until that minute! And you wonder why she wants a chainsaw!

Finley is excited to be back onstage again. In October of ’92 New City Theatre produced his third one-man show in Seattle Life Lessons where he held each audience hostage at gun point (unloaded, of course), had them choose 12 pieces of paper out of a bag with 170 possible stories, numbers, acts, etc. He said at the time that he was telling his life story whether people wanted to hear it or not because he didn’t know how long he’d be around.

It’s been 25 years since that production and Finley has plenty to tell! The past show focused mainly on his early life growing up in a small town, traveling the world to follow his dreams and surviving New York City in the 80s only to end up in Seattle. No subject matter is off limits to “Mom”. Everything is on menu – the ups and downs – the scandals – the successes – and the surprise that changed his life.

Also Finley promises that if an audience member was part of on the evenings stories – they’ll be able to tell their side of it as well. The Capitol Hill Art Walk shows were standing room only at INArtsNW downstairs black box theater. So get your reservations now! It’s only $10 – and you can BYOB!! Come join Seattle LGBTQ+ Community’s original “Mom” – Mark Finley – for a night out you won’t soon forget!

Someone Get Me A Chainsaw! – 8pm Friday, June 23 & 30 – INArtsNW, 1633 17th Ave. – Tickets: $10 – Call 206-953-1069 for reservations.

Mark “Mom” Finley premiering his new one man show “Somebody Get Me a Chainsaw”

Mark “Mom” Finley deep in storytelling at his one man show “Someone Get Me a Chainsaw”

Queer ASL

We are doing it again! But this time we will be partying in conjunction with the closing night of SKIN.

Have you heard about this new play in town?

Deaf Spotlight is pleased to present its 3rd theatrical production, SKIN, this spring by an emerging playwright, Crystal L.M. Roberts. This play will be on stage for seven performances from May 4 – 7 and 12 – 13, 2017, at the 12th Ave Arts Mainstage in Seattle, Washington. SKIN will be directed by Alexandria Wailes who has over 15 years of acting/directing/ choreographing and a lifetime of dancing.

This story follows four Deaf queer women who are struggling to make sense of violence, sex, love and friendship amidst a changing landscape, Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

Deaf Spotlight, What?
Deaf Spotlight inspires, encourages, and showcases creative works of, by, and for Deaf people in the Pacific Northwest through events that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language.

Queer ASL huh?
It is just that, a social space for queer and ASL! Past silent immersion events have been hosted at St. John’s Bar and Eatery. There will be random events thoughout the year including the month of PRIDE!

This social is for you! A queer & transgender positive environment with a focus on creating a safer space for folks who want to learn and practice ASL.
Are you hard of hearing? Do you wear hearing aids? Or maybe you are learning sign? Deaf? Deaf/Blind? Interpreters? Let’s get together!

This social has been created with community in mind, come together and celebrate our queerness in sign language! All are welcome!

Stop by for dinner, or stay for dinner. There are bunch of us that want to sign with you. See you soon!
Saturday night closing night for SKIN! You’ll have a chance to mingle with the important people who put this show on! And give them a big thank you!! This is Deafqueer visibility happening! Let’s Celebrate!

Raw and more than a little vulnerable, Seattle Fringe Festival returns to Capitol Hill

By Tim Kukes for CHS

“I think the Seattle Fringe Festival is really taking on the role of mentoring and offering up opportunities for the artist to learn things,” Jeffrey Robert said.

Robert, who performs as The Gay Uncle, will be part of the 2017 version of the rebooted festival featuring “more than 30 producers of Theatre, Dance, Improv, Burlesque, Musical, Opera, Drag Performance, Solo Performance, Experimental, Clown, and Performance Art” at Capitol Hill’s Eclectic Theater and the Seattle Center Armory. Tickets run between $10 and $15 per show.

Robert is one of many local artists participating in the 2017 Seattle Fringe Festival but he may have gotten a later start than most. A standup comedian turned performance artist/storyteller, Robert didn’t dive into the artist life until his fifties.

“I always wanted to attempt it, but I was afraid to,” Robert said.  “I always wanted to do artwork and sort of toyed around with it.  I studied it in college, but I never ever made a career out of it.” Continue reading