Next week, Washington’s gubernatorial candidates will be part of a political doubleheader, of sorts. You can have front row seats.
Governor Jay Inslee will debate his Republican challenger Bill Bryant on Monday night, September 26th at Seattle U’s Pigott Auditorium in a tilt scheduled for first pitch as soon as the first debate between presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wraps:
Governor Jay Inslee and his challenger, Bill Bryant, will face off in November’s gubernatorial election. Join us at Seattle University for a robust discussion of the issues between Inslee and Bryant at the Washington State Debate Coalition’s inaugural debate! Seattle University is part of the Seattle CityClub’s recently-formed Debate Coaltion and is proud to host this debate in conjunction with our 125th anniversary. Because this event is televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 7:30 PM for the 8:00 PM start time.
Free tickets for the gubernatorial debate are available here. You can also watch live on KING-5 television.
“Seattle University’s Jesuit education places a high value on civic engagement and a robust exchange of ideas, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with organizations in our city and region who value the same,” Seattle University president Stephen Sundborg, S.J., said in the announcement. “It is a particular honor to host a debate as we celebrate our 125th year of empowering leaders for a just and humane world.”
Speaking of just and humane, here’s a roster of Hill-area venues hosting September 26th, 6:30 PM Clinton-Trump debate watch parties:
The Comet Tavern: Debate Bingo begins when the debate starts. We have created original cards with buzzwords and phrases expected to be said during the debate. Guests get a card on entry and can play for free. Prizes include Comet Gift Cards, Make America Gay Again Hats from HRC and TWIST Festival Passes! UPDATE: Naked Trump is Coming to The Comet Tavern…. Get Your Picture Taken with the Man-of-the-Hour during the Presidential Debate, Monday, September 26th
- Two Doors Down: It remains to be seen, but let’s face it, no one should watch alone. Join us at The BottleNeck Lounge for what-is-sure-to-be a night of mind-blowing TV. We’ll get you prepped with $4 drafts and wells from 4-6 PM AND we’ll be serving $6 Manhattans throughout the night (because we’re all going to need a $6 Manhattan). We’ll be watching on both TVs with the volume on – righteous indignation is encouraged but throwing things is not. Enjoy it all with a Blue State Burger from Two Doors Down: a 1/3 lb patty loaded with blue cheese, bacon and balsamic caramelized onions.
- Central Cinema: Presidential Debates in Hecklevision. What better way to watch this year’s Presidential Debates than on the big screen, with your texts heckling the whole affair? Plus, we serve food and drinks while you serve the candidates with witty remarks. For the first debate, the candidates head to Hempstead, New York to sling verbal barbs and maybe even talk policy. In Hecklevision: Your wise-ass texts hit the screen all night long. This is a free event. Show up, order some goodies, and have fun!
- Town Hall Seattle: In what has become an election year tradition, Town Hall will host a screening of the first debate of the 2016 presidential season. Join us for what is sure to be a monumental moment in this topsy-turvy campaign cycle. The café will remain open throughout the program, so enjoy a drink and some community as we watch. Edward Wolcher, Town Hall’s community programs curator will host the viewing. Town Hall Scholar in Residence, Hanna Brooks Olsen, will also be there to provide commentary and live-tweet the event.
- Moe Bar: Moe Bar Presents: Presidential Debate Viewing Party ft. Drinking Bingo 6pm start || FREE || 21+
- Dino’s Tomato Pie: Watch the presidential nominees discuss the election’s “hot” topics as we screen the first presidential debate on the big screen, 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at DINO’S.
- Cafe Presse: See all the Presidential Debates live on the big screen At Café Presse. No Cover. No Reservations. Everyone Welcome!
If we’re missing a good party, let us know in the comments.