Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Tuesday July 25, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 1:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 1:30pm
Shakespeare's screwball comedy Much Ado About Nothing features the bantering of two of his cleverest characters -- Beatrice and Benedick -- for whom love is a game of wits played with guarded hearts. Yet everyone can see they're meant for each other. Newly engaged Hero and Claudio conspire to trick the pair into admitting their affections and falling for each other. But schemes are afoot to ruin everyone's happiness through dire accusations. Will love win out in the end? Find out when the Seattle Shakespeare Company stages this free Wooden O show in parks throughout the Puget Sound region this summer.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Issaquah Community Center Open Space)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Columbia Park)Sunday July 30, 2017 / 6:00pm (Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion)Thursday August 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Friday August 4, 2017 / 7:00pm (Wright Park)Saturday August 5, 2017 / 7:00pm (Ashwood Playfield)Sunday August 6, 2017 / 5:00pm (Des Moines Beach Park)
Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical story of mistaken identity, love, intrigue and duty in the British navy, with irresistible tunes and hilariously intricate lyrics, is one of the legendary duo's most beloved operettas. H.M.S. Pinafore is the tale of a gentlemanly captain who has arranged for his daughter to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty. The trouble is, she's already in love with a common sailor. The couple's plot to elope is discovered by the captain, but a surprise twist at the end changes everything. Poking good-natured fun at class discrimination, this superb example of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta has remained immensely popular throughout the 130-plus years since its debut and contributed significantly to the development of modern musical theater. Take a theatrical journey aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore at The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, courtesy of the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:30pm
One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs helped to define '80s and '90s college rock, creating the first wave of alternative rock bands in the early 1980s and launching the stardom of singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant. Their 1987 album In My Tribe featured the hit singles "Don't Talk," "Hey Jack Kerouac," "Like The Weather" and "What's The Matter Here?" and was voted one of the 100 most important releases of the decade by Rolling Stone. Today they continue to tour and produce new music, and last year marked the band's 35th anniversary. Catch the band's current lineup in concert at The Triple Door in Seattle. They'll also be joined by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill.
Experience an evening that's the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you'll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you'll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Carolyn Wonderland)Tuesday July 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kate Lynne Logan & Peter Bradley Adams)Friday August 11, 2017 / 8:00pm (Joyce Moreno Quartet)
Full of onstage sparkle and backstage drama, the Tony- and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a fictional 1960s Motown girl group based on the stories of real-life acts like The Supremes and The Shirelles. Jam-packed with great R&B music, punctuated by show-stopping hits like "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only," this modern classic pulls back the curtain on the emotional struggles that come along with fame and fortune -- and does so with plenty of soulful style. Don't miss Village Theatre's production of Dreamgirls at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
A magical mystery tour spanning decades and continents, Pericles hits the high seas for the exciting tale of a prince, his wife and their daughter, all separated by the whims of fate and the hands of evildoers. The play culminates in one of the most joyful reunions Shakespeare ever wrote, with its powerful message about refugees all the more timely. Celebrating the summer months in their traditional style, the Seattle Shakespeare Company presents Pericles at various parks throughout the Puget Sound region. So pack a picnic if you're feeling peckish and bring your family out to see some classic theatre under the stars.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Friday July 28, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Sunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00 (Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion)Friday August 4, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Saturday August 5, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)Sunday August 6, 2017 / 7:00 (Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre)
Set in the Depression-era Memphis, Hoodoo Love is a story of resilience, longing and passion set to the blues music of the American South. It follows Toulou, a young black woman trying to pursue her dream of becoming a blues singer after escaping the Mississippi cotton fields. Then she falls for a rambling, silver-tongued, blues lover, the notorious Ace of Spades, and finds that the best-laid plans are seldom clear or easy. Written in vivid language that captures the blues, Hoodoo Love was penned by award-winning playwright -- and Memphis native -- Katori Hall (The Mountaintop). The term "Hoodoo" refers to the traditional African American folk spirituality and healing traditions from West Africa, that can be used to alter the fortunes of its practitioners. Sound Theatre Company presents the production in partnership with The Hansberry Project at Center Theatre in Seattle.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00pmMonday July 24, 2017 / 7:30pm
Experience this enchanting fairytale musical in the magical setting of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, nestled among 95 acres of gorgeous parkland. The famed story of the princess and the pea comes to life in this rollicking Broadway adaptation, in which Winnifred is just an ordinary, high-spirited girl who wants to escape her childhood home: a swamp. Driven by true love, she swims the castle moat to be with the young Prince Dauntless the Drab, her knight in shining armor. However, before they can marry, his overprotective mother concocts a secret test that the young princess must pass before she'll allow them to wed. Of course, it's hard to prepare when sleep is in such short supply, even on a stack of 20 mattresses. Hitch a ride on this rollicking, song-filled road to happily-ever-after.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 7:00pm
46 accomplished musicians unite their talents to bring 300 year-old music masterpieces to vibrant life. Hear music music by favorites like Mozart and Brahms and discover lesser known gems by Korngold, Grieg and Dvorak. On top of that, each performance follows a free recital beginning one hour prior. Celebrate summer and passion for music at Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle.
This isn't just a cruise -- it's a four-hour adventure that begins when you climb aboard an Argosy vessel, a comfortable ship featuring two cash bars. Soak up the beautiful coastal scenery as the narrated jaunt takes you from Puget Sound to Blake Island State Park to explore the 475-acre island, which lies north of Vashon Island and south of Bainbridge Island. Once docked, you'll disembark to enjoy an appetizer of clams and nectar and a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally prepared alder fire roasted fish. At the end of the meal, enjoy a Northwest Native American storytelling show with live dancers. Afterward, you'll have a chance to explore the island's beaches and forest trails a bit before boarding for the return cruise.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 11:30amMonday July 24, 2017 / 11:30amTuesday July 25, 2017 / 11:30amThursday July 27, 2017 / 11:30am
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Delgado Brothers)Saturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Teresa James & The Rhythm Tamps)Friday August 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers)Friday August 11, 2017 / 8:00pm (Kim Fields Big Blues Review)Saturday August 12, 2017 / 8:00pm (Andy Stokes)Friday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mark Defrense Band)Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doctorfunk- 10 Piece Soul Band)Friday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Golden State Lonestar Revue)
Sip and unwind with an icy cocktail and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new seasonal show Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic doo-wop decked out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels, glitter, and most importantly -- sugar! Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, you'll enjoy this heated kickoff of upbeat dance numbers filled with glitz and glutes.
Friday July 21, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Wednesday August 2, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Thursday August 3, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)
Girls, boys and bachelorettes are all invited to enjoy the absolute best in burly burlesque when the city's sexiest guys return to the Can Can for the latest edition of its famed all-male revue, Junk Yard. The retro speakeasy at the historic Pike Place Market provides the perfect venue for this decidedly adult, drool-worthy display of masculine pulchritude, starring some of its most seasoned striptease entertainers and hosted by Seattle favorite Jonny Boy. A full dinner and craft cocktail menu adds to the festive atmosphere as well.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday August 10, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday August 17, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 9:30pm
It's not every day you get to party with priceless artifacts, but you can do just that at the Pacific Science Center's THEORY: Festival 2017. Explore the scientific underpinnings of the iconic Qing Dynasty's terracotta warriors, get creative building your own invention in Tinker Tank and catch a live science show. Then belt out a karaoke favorite accompanied by a laser light display and hit up the open bar for craft cocktails and draft beer. The all-inclusive outdoor festival will also feature local restaurants serving up tasty eats. To top it all off, KEXP DJs will be on hand setting the soundtrack for the night.
Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Friday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:30pm
Unwind and embrace the summer fun at the historic Pike Place Market with Can Can Cabaret's brand spankin' new Ice Cream. Can Can's stage transforms into a classic decked-out ice cream parlor, complete with pastels and glitter. Inspired by summer cult classics like Grease, Hairspray and Beach Party, this doo-wop spectacular features upbeat dance numbers filled with plenty of glitz and high kicks. This matinee show is tamer than the playfully bawdy fare you've come to expect from Ice Cream; now, audiences of all ages can join in the midday retro fun.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday July 23, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:30 PMSaturday July 29, 2017 / 12:30 PMSaturday July 29, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday July 30, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:30 PMSaturday August 5, 2017 / 12:30 PM
A real-life rags-to-riches story, at the time Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. showed up to audition for America's Got Talent, he was washing cars and sang just to pass the time. But Landau wowed the judges with his interpretations of classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and he went on to win the million dollar prize and a record contract. The result of that deal, That's Life, went to No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and saw Landau perform across the country while appearing on Today, The View and more. Catch this American success story live at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through three key sections of the historic 1890s-era subterranean passageways, while cluing you in on the drinking, gambling and other illicit activities that ran rampant in the area around the turn of the century. In fact, you'll learn how Skid Road (Yesler Way) became America's very first Skid Row and much more.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 6:30pm
With software, biotech and internet companies everywhere you turn, Seattle's tech community is one of the most vibrant in the country. Whether you're already working in the tech industry and are looking to connect with other pros, or just want to meet some like-minded new friends, the Seattle Startup and Tech Networking Mixer is the place to do it. This summer mixer at The Upstairs will feature drink specials, great people and a laidback vibe. Past KNW Media events have drawn guests from some of the biggest tech companies in the world, so you won't want to miss this opportunity to get your foot in the door.
In this romantic comedy for the digital age, Karen and Max are getting hitched ... if their work will ever let them be together in the same city at the same time. But in our constantly connected world, plugged-in as we always are to email, texts and camera phones, do a modern bride and groom even need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon together? Described by The New Yorker as a "tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare," For Better is a clever farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on gadgets. Catch all the fun at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00pm
From the producers of Le Faux, Seattle's longest-running celebrity impersonation show, comes Julia's Queen of the Brunch, a fabulous, fun-filled weekly drag extravaganza. Every Sunday, your hostess-with-the-mostess Kristie Champagne will roll in the pink bus to Julia's on Broadway filled with Seattle's greatest local drag talent. With a new lineup of local performers each week and monthly themed shows, this gender-bending show promises a unique, exciting experience every time. Along with the over-the-top entertainment, you can purchase items from the full brunch menu, including pitchers of mimosas to enjoy throughout the show.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 1:00pm
The Historic Everett Theatre may be over 100 years old, but it still stands as a lively home for all different types of entertainment. Voted "The Best Venue" by the Seattle A-List, this historic community gem hosts a diverse range of events, including classic and contemporary plays, stand-up comedy acts, movie nights, ghost hunting and tribute band concerts. First built in 1901, this performance space has been fully remodeled (but still upholds its classic charm), which makes it the perfect place to enjoy the acoustics of any live concert or performance. You can be sure to catch the latest and most exciting programs at this historic theater located in the heart of downtown.
Friday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band )Friday August 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute)Friday August 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (A Special Night of Blues with Chris Thomas King,Mary McPage and the Assassins and the Stacy Jones Band )Friday September 8, 2017 / 8:00pm (Queen Nation)
Stand-up comic Erik Griffin's observational comedy covers topics ranging from his multiracial upbringing to dating and more. He's made appearances on Showtime's Comics Without Borders and The Payaso Comedy Slam, as well as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Last Comic Driving and many more national TV shows. Most recently, he landed the role of Montez Walker on Comedy Central's situation comedy Workaholics, and his annoying co-worker character has become a favorite among the show's fans. Griffin is currently gathering an ever-growing following as he headlines at clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 10:00pm
Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is a devastating love story about an interracial couple hiding their illegal love in South Africa during the heights of apartheid. One night, while sharing their hopes and fears during a secret rendezvous, a black African principal and a white librarian are discovered by police. The second half of this tragically beautiful play rolls out like a surreal poem -- unwrapping the psychological effects of institutional racism and exposing the characters' innermost fears. See how Athol Fugard's 1972 tale of love, hatred and ignorance still resonates today when the production comes to Seattle's Theater Schmeater at The Schmee.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 10, 2017 / 8:00pm
"Gold!" It was a cry that changed the American West forever, and it was heard all over Seattle in the summer of 1897, when the first miners returned from northwestern Canada with tales of riches. More than 100,000 prospectors headed north in the following years, and Seattle was changed forever. Find out just how the city boomed from dark depression to golden prosperity on this 75-minute walking tour of Pioneer Square, where your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out the saloons, dance halls, gambling parlors, movie houses and brothels that tempted many a miner. If you're taking off soon on an Alaskan cruise and want some info for the way up -- or you're just a history buff who loves stories about prospectors, gamblers and con artists -- this tour will give you the mother lode.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 10:00amThursday July 27, 2017 / 1:00pm
It's the Devil's last night on Earth, and she and her mischievous cohorts are ready to titillate, beguile and entertain you with fantastical stories of the Devil's greatest triumphs -- and her darkest secrets. Now a full-scale production that was part of Cafe Nordo's experimental Pressure Cooker series in 2016, Sundown at the Devil's House is a fiendishly fun piece that fuses anarchic theater, live music and strange goings-on into one devilishly clever story about the The Great Deceiver's love of music and mankind. Enjoy a little hell on Earth when Sundown at the Devil's House takes the stage at Seattle's Cafe Nordo.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 6, 2017 / 6:30pm
The only rule of this show is that there are no rules, really ... Show up in whatever state you please and leave the funny up to the comedians -- who might be on a higher mental plane, or two sheets to the wind -- at Atlas Theatre in Seattle. Their high jokes combined with your higher suggestions should make for a drunken night of absolute hilarity. You'll witness a show to remember ... that most of the comedians will not.
Friday July 21, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 10:00pm
Spend a Las Vegas-style evening with Seattle's best female impersonators as they take on the personas of Cher, Lady Gaga, JLo, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and more. The perfect gender-bending show for celebrating any occasion -- a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party or a night out with friends -- Le Faux is the longest-running show of its kind in the city, with exciting and outrageous performances every night and a full cast of dancers. Julia's on Broadway also offers a full bar and appetizers for purchase before and during the show, and the host will even bring your special guest on stage for a little embarrassment in front of the entire audience.
Renton's Sweet Decadence, ranked as one of the Top 5 chocolate shops in Evening magazine's "Best of Western Washington," offers an elegant evening of wine or beer and chocolate tasting. Four specially selected wines or craft brews are paired with four artisan chocolates of the finest quality for the ultimate indulgent treat. You'll get plenty of personal attention in this small-group setting as a wine and beer specialist guides you through the tasting, pointing out the differences in each vintage and how they highlight and balance the ingredients in the chocolate.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 6:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 4:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 5:00pm
From hardboiled detectives to smoldering femmes fatale, film noir has given pop culture some of the coolest iconography of any genre. Now you can experience these shadowy tales of murder and double crosses with a hilarious twist, with Unexpected Productions' Black Eyed Blonde: An Improvised Film Noir. Using audience suggestions, Unexpected's expert improvisers will come up with a twisty plot reminiscent of noir classics like Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon, full of wisecracking dialogue and plenty of fedoras. Don't miss this loving sendup at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Seattle.
Sunday July 23, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 6, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 8:30pm
Was that sultry burlesque performer a lady or one of Le Faux's fabulous drag stars? That's what you'll be asking yourself while taking in Magnifique, Julia's on Broadway's sassy, sexy new burlesque and variety show hosted by the incomparable Gorejess, Seattle's master of neo-burlesque with a classic twist. Inspired by the underground cabaret scenes of Paris and Berlin in the roaring '20s, Magnifique combines Seattle's most titillating burlesque performers with some of the gorgeous "ladies" from Le Faux. The result just might be the naughtiest way to spend a Thursday evening in the city.
ComedySportz is Seattle's leading improv comedy show. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive, family-friendly show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage. It's perfect for dates, a night out on the town, or even quality time with the family, since kids love it as much as grown-ups.
Friday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)Friday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)
What would an episode of Game of Thrones be like if it were written by J.K. Rowling? How would Shakespeare re-create an episode of Breaking Bad on stage? Find out when UP Improv combines famous playwrights/authors with your favorite TV shows in Interpretations: Styles Improvised. Audiences determine the pairing that will be performed at the following week's show. Then, the talented cast will bring that vision to life on stage. Strap in for an evening of wonderful mashups and off-the-cuff entertainment at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater in Seattle.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 8:30pm
Seattle Magazine brings over 60 of the area's finest sips and brews to the Fisher Pavilion for a cool evening of libations and summer relaxation. Wineries and breweries like Guardian Cellars, Two Vinters, Fremont Brewing, Silver City Brewing and dozens more will be pouring satisfying tastings, along with winners from Seattle Magazine's highly curated Washington Wine and Beer Awards. Take in stunning views of the iconic Space Needle and the musical Seattle Center Fountain, but don't forget to pair your brews with tasty treats from the city's favorite local restaurants.
Share ideas and exchange information with other ambitious investors, entrepreneurs and innovators over a fine cigar at Cigars & Startups. If you've ever wanted to feel like a fabulously successful business tycoon, this is your chance. Keeping abreast of new developments and the cutting edge of technology is critical for any businessman. If you invest in companies, have started a company, are considering starting a company, or just love cigars, get to Pono Ranch Restaurant & Bar in Seattle for a horizon-expanding mixer, complete with access to the Pono taco bar.
Wednesday July 26, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pmWednesday August 30, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pm
Given the all-important imprimatur by none other than the Beatles, Badfinger rose to prominence in the early 1970s, when they had four major hits: "Come and Get It" (written and produced by Paul McCartney), "No Matter What," "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue." The latter song resurfaced on the charts in 2013, when it was used in the series finale of Breaking Bad. Now, original member Joey Molland has Badfinger back on the road, performing all the classic hits, and a few new ones. Catch these classic rock titans at The Triple Door.
Spend a night with the eccentric and lovable residents of Schrampflin Falls, a fictional small town in Washington. Seattle's Unexpected Productions' Market Theater is transformed into the infamous little burg for this improvised show. When you pay a visit, you'll provide suggestions that bring the scandalous secrets of the town and its residents to life. Each show will feature real crime clippings from small-town newspapers all over the U.S. to inspire the events in Schrampflin Falls.
Saturday July 22, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 11, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday August 12, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pm
At Full Disclosure, some of the best improvisers from CSz Seattle come together to share true and possibly even embarrassing stories, which are then used for material to create brand new characters and scenes, making this show a unique mixture of fact and fiction that's equal parts hilarious and truthful. Things get really interesting in the show's second half, when an audience member is given the opportunity to share a story of their own, and of course the improvisers make their mark by turning the story into original, unrehearsed comedy splendor! Is truth funnier than fiction? Find out for yourself at Full Disclosure, a show that's never the same twice.
Don't be late for this very important date with Alice, as she tumbles down the rabbit hole in Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Inspired by the beloved Disney film, this fast-paced musical production features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-Birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah." Sing along with Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, takes tea with the eccentric Mad Hatter, meets the Tweedles and goes toe-to-toe with the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts. Little ones can sing and dance their way through the plucky heroine's madcap journey when Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. comes to the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.
With a name like Happy Karaoke Fun Time, this show is pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The brand-new, totally improvised one-act musical features some of New York City's finest musical improvisers, who take the stage at Seattle's Atlas Theatre to make up the scenes, choreography and original lyrics to karaoke songs you know and love, on the spot, all based on a Broadway musical title you and your fellow audience members shout out. Some of your favorite pop queens, R&B divas, boy bands and classic crooners could make an appearance as the performers channel them to sing remixed tunes. Expect the unexpected!
Comedian Jim Breuer came to fame on Saturday Night Live, where he was known for characters like Goat Boy and impressions of Joe Pesci, among other roles. Along with a successful film career -- including a co-starring role with Dave Chappelle in stoner cult-comedy Half-Baked -- his high-energy stand-up has been showcased on The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan, as well as on NBC's The Marriage Ref. He also had his own hour-long Comedy Central special, Let's Clear the Air. Named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Breuer now has his own popular weekly SiriusXM show, "Fridays with Breuer." Check him out at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue.
Friday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 10:00pm
Let's play around with the word "resistance" for a bit -- What does it look like? What's irresistible and how do we continue to resist? The Pacific Northwest-renowned group UMO and special guest artists team up to explore this concept a la cabaret style by combining some good ol' song and burlesque at the Bullitt Cabaret at ACT. UMO has been entertaining audiences throughout the Northwest, the States, Canada and Europe for over 20 years now with physical theater and original productions, well-known for pieces like El Dorado and Hamlet Migration. The UMO Resistance Cabaret continues to show off this athletic, poetic and loud group (along with some help from the audience, of course) in Seattle.
Friday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 7:00pm