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.

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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.
http://www.deafspotlight.com
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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!
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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

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12 Concerts

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging from Ben Folds to The Bangles. Hear them sing in perfect harmony at their Season 12 concerts in early March!

All performances will take place at the Broadway Performance Hall

We have three exciting shows scheduled:
Friday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 2:00pm (matinee)
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale online now at seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com
Discounts for online purchase, students, seniors/kids, and matinee performances.

Please note that tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. The show is wheelchair accessible. See you at the concert!

Seattle Ladies Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit powered by Shunpike and 4Culture. Visit our website at seattleladieschoir.org for more information.

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12 Concerts – Matinee

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging from Ben Folds to The Bangles. Hear them sing in perfect harmony at their Season 12 concerts in early March!

All performances will take place at the Broadway Performance Hall

We have three exciting shows scheduled:
Friday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 2:00pm (matinee)
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale online now at seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com
Discounts for online purchase, students, seniors/kids, and matinee performances.

Please note that tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. The show is wheelchair accessible. See you at the concert!

Seattle Ladies Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit powered by Shunpike and 4Culture. Visit our website at seattleladieschoir.org for more information.

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12 Concerts – Final Show!

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 60+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging from Ben Folds to The Bangles. Hear them sing in perfect harmony at their Season 12 concerts in early March!

All performances will take place at the Broadway Performance Hall

We have three exciting shows scheduled:
Friday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 2:00pm (matinee)
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale online now at seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com
Discounts for online purchase, students, seniors/kids, and matinee performances.

Please note that tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. The show is wheelchair accessible. See you at the concert!

Seattle Ladies Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit powered by Shunpike and 4Culture. Visit our website at seattleladieschoir.org for more information.

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 12

YWCA King County Luncheon: Women & Girls Rising

Join YWCA for the King County Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Angélique Kidjo (three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian), as well as stories of survival, solidarity, and community from women served by YWCA.

Event proceeds will benefit YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, which has spent over 120 years advancing the quality of life for women of all ages, races, and faiths. We help more than 15,000 individuals and families a year discover their potential and take control of their future, creating a stronger community where everyone can live with dignity and respect.

Each spring, YWCA’s King County Luncheon brings together over 2,000 guests in support of women and families. Last year, this generous group raised over $1.2 million to fund YWCA programs that provide resources for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, affordable housing, and job training. The YWCA Luncheon gathers together a community in the fight for equal opportunities for women and girls, and social justice for all.

Make a difference and leave inspired. Register for this event on YWCA’s website or call 206.490.4378.