Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it comes to The Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
This witty battle of the sexes pits snobby London linguist Henry Higgins against Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, as he attempts to turn her into a well-spoken society woman. But his feisty pupil gives him much more than he bargained for. With a score full of instantly recognizable Lerner & Loewe songs like "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder My Fair Lady became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. The acclaimed Seattle Musical Theatre kicks off its 40th anniversary season with this romantic charmer.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
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.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zarni, Steven Dale Jones & Steve Leslie)
Closer follows the complicated romantic escapades of four flawed individuals living in London. A writer, a photographer, an enigmatic young woman and a dermatologist get caught up in an unusual set of cross-relationships that move across blind dates, internet chat rooms and high-end strip clubs. Patrick Marber's darkly funny play about love, lust, relationships and jealousy won the Olivier Award for Best Play in England and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1999. It was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman, and now you can get entangled in the steamy web of lies and lust on stage at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm
A fresh, sophisticated spin on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when magic becomes strikingly real. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife complete a number of tasks for a witch who promises to grant their wish if they're successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price, and things don't always end happily ever after. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this enchanting Village Theatre production at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet performs George Balanchine's glittering masterpiece, Jewels, a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers: Fauré, Stravinsky and Tschaikovsky. Balanchine was inspired by jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel--emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Each section of the ballet, playing at McCaw Hall in Seattle, is distinct in both music and mood.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 1:00pm
Going against tradition isn't easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please, as Lauren Yee quickly learns in the hilarious cultural comedy King of the Yees. Growing up just outside of San Francisco's Chinatown, she's always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial king of the Chinese community and its seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club. But after her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this bitingly funny, honest and heartfelt comedy at the Allen Theatre at ACT in Seattle.
Wednesday September 20, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Stand-up comedy and improv are usually two separate types of comedy that you won't see in the same show, but Unexpected Productions' Piggyback brings them both together so you can enjoy two types of comedy in one hilarious night. First, a professional comedian will perform a stand-up routine, then talented improvisation artists will create a narrative story in a particular genre of film or literature. The story created will be inspired by the material from the stand-up act. Piggyback has been featured at Bumbershoot, the Washington Comedy Festival and the Highlarous Comedy Festival.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:30pm ((Duane Goad, Brent Flyberg, Alexa Loftus))Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:30pm ((Wilfred Padua, Nick Sahoya, Tambre Massman))Sunday October 8, 2017 / 8:30pm ((Tyler Smith, Doug Gale, Denny Atkin))
Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. Written by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, The Who & The What is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are. Watch faith, culture and family collide when this comedy hits Seattle's ArtsWest.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 3:00pm
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.
Wednesday September 20, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM,Seating begins at 6:30PM)
Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to today's audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A deadly plot unfolds as he finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius, who question his motives and influence. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold on the stage of The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Company.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm
There is a buzz of excitement in the air when you pass the Market Theater's famous Gum Wall and enter a world of comedy. People are lined up at the concession stand and the smell of fresh buttered popcorn fills the air. Over at the bar they are serving up icy cold drinks and everyone is getting primed to laugh. As you enter the theater, you feel the beat from the music and then it's on. BAM! This is Theatresports. Seattle's longest-running show with some of the best improv the Northwest has to offer. At Theatresports, teams of improvisational actors use their quick wits to create scenes on the spot, based entirely on audience suggestions. A panel of judges -- sometimes including guest celebrities -- then weighs in on which team is the funniest. Be prepared with clever suggestions to throw out, because the two most valuable audience ideas win prizes. The Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson called Theatresports "the most polished improv troupe in the city."
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 10:30pm
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Danielle Nicole Formerly of Trampled Under Foot)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mojo Cannon)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (KALIMBA: Musical Tribute to the Music of Earth,Wind & Fire )Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Hank Shreve Band)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Rose City Kings)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sister Mercy and Seattle's own CD Woodbury Band)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Jones)
A strange mishmash of characters in a dusty old New York City bar are sucked into a topsy-turvy thriller, in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock and Oliver Stone. A charismatic, cantankerous regular argues with talk-radio hosts and anyone else about a wild conspiracy theory, the bartender derails the regular's rants and his fiancée addresses wedding invitations. When a stranger walks in and order a beer for himself and his invisible buddy, everything twists upside-down in Yankee Tavern at Renton Civic Theatre.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 5, 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 September 23, 2017 / 12:30 PMSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday September 24, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30 PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30 PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:30 PMSunday October 1, 2017 / 12:30 PMSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:30 PM
Take a fantastical trip to '60s-era Rome via this bacchanalian stage extravaganza featuring an intoxicating Italo-inspired mix of music, dance, comedy, striptease and more. With designs from the classic costume epics and the mod Fellini days flowing freely together, the music and dance styles of Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome also run the gamut from classical to jazz and ballet to belly dance, with a healthy serving of go-go added to the heady mix as well. Burlesque superstars Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann star in the latest edition of the show, commissioned especially by the Triple Door.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pm
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.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pm
Neil Simon's Rumors is a first-rate farce packed with broad physical comedy, the great playwright's trademark wit and plenty of high-octane, door-slamming energy. It all starts when three affluent couples arrive at an upper-crust Manhattan anniversary party to discover that their host -- who happens to be the Deputy Mayor of New York -- has accidentally shot himself through the earlobe, while his wife and their staff are missing. Desperate to save the mayor's reputation, the couples go to zany lengths to keep the police and press from finding out the truth. Don't miss this gem of a comedy at the Tacoma Little Theatre.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose struts its way onto the stage at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Based on the hit 1984 movie featuring Kevin Bacon, Footloose was a huge success on Broadway and London's West End. It's the story of Ren McCormack, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed. As he tries to carve out a place for himself, he sets off a revolution when he inspires the younger generation to rebel against the local preacher's strict rules. All the chart-topping songs from the movie are here, including "Almost Paradise," "Holding Out for a Hero" and "Let's Hear It for the Boy," plus new material written for the stage.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 7:30pm
Whether you've got a baby on the way or just babies on the brain, BabyFest! will prep you with everything you need to welcome your little one into the world. During this one-day event at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, new and expecting parents can discover the latest in childcare tips, products and services. The expo also features informative workshops, celebrity guest appearances and The Big Baby Shower, a fun-filled hour packed with games, exclusive prizes and more. Get ready to pamper yourself into parenthood when BabyFest! arrives.
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 September 21, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm
Ay, Carmela! fuses music, vaudeville, fantasy and flamenco into a powerful tragicomedy about love, loss and the devastating personal effects of war. For traveling performers Carmela and Paulino, their comedy act is the only way to find any light during the devastating darkness of the Spanish Civil War. But when a sudden twist of fate thrusts them behind enemy lines, the two are forced to entertain military officials and prisoners in an effort to survive. Latino Theatre Project stages this acclaimed work by award-winning playwright José Sanchis Sinisterra at Seattle's Theatre Off Jackson.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm
The year is 2046. Transparency -- the technology allowing citizens to be connected to the cloud 24 hours a day through their brains -- has rendered Cascadia incapable of dreaming. In this not-too-distant future, machines harvest everyone's dreams and offer them up for a price. In the world premiere of Onerus, written by Terry Podgorski and directed by Erin Brindley, you'll experience 100% Organic Dreams through all five senses. Dream sounds are provided by award-winning composer Annastasia Workman and multi-nominated Gregory Award sound designer Evan Mosher. Chef Erin Brindley conceived of each dream's tastes, aromas and textures. And dream visuals will be enhanced by the incredible video work of Degenerate Art Ensemble's Leo Mayberry. Your tickets include the performance, as well as a four-course meal of 100% Organic Dreams. It all takes place at Seattle pop-up food theater Café Nordo, which celebrates the intersection of food and art.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 6:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm
Adapted from poet Maya Angelou's acclaimed autobiography and directed by Malika Oyetimein, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings now comes to the stage of Center Theatre in Seattle. The play chronicles Angelou's experiences from age three through the birth of her son when she was 16. Despite enduring wrenching childhood trauma and systemic racism, she finds her voice and the will to endure, eventually learning to use her identity as a source of strength and personal dignity.
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.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)Friday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)Friday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pm (Pro-Am)
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.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 9:00pm
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 September 23, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 1:00pm
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.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 4:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pm
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of this timeless musical lasted an astonishing 42 years and continues to charm sold-out audiences all over the world. See this romantic tale performed live at the Red Curtain Arts Center in the Seattle area.
The plot for the thriller Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley feels plucked straight from The Twilight Zone. In a nice little suburban subdivision with cookie-cutter houses, parents have discovered that their teenagers are addicted to a violent online video game. The setting for this video game? A nice little suburban subdivision with cookie-cutter homes that just happens to be swarming with zombies. Theater Schmeater zippy, production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at The Schmee in Seattle speaks to the increasingly blurred lines between reality and virtual reality.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 8:30pm
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.
"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.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 10:00amMonday September 25, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00amFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00am
Smokers, tokers, vapers and medible munchers have a safe haven at CloneAPalooza, Washington State's 420-friendly music festival. Featuring a mix of local and national musicians and comedians, CloneAPalooza has emerged as a chiller alternative to the bigger festivals in the Pacific Northwest. Your admission includes camping for the night, so pack your bags and get ready to relax at AYH Ranch & Campground on Vashon Island.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 11:00amFriday September 22, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00am
A lot of the time, life can be just a bunch of big "what ifs," right? If so, CSz Seattle - the home of ComedySportz, is on the same wavelength as you, and they've got quite a show in store for the eternal questioners. In Parallel Universe, the audience decides what hypothetical scenario the team will act out -- Want to see JFK fulfill his full term? Curious to know what a mosquito-less world would be like? The possibilities are endless in this parallel world opening up right before your very eyes at the Atlas Theatre in Seattle.
The night begins with just a few spoken words, and then a whole world is created in Spoken: Improvised Connections, a night of comedy, mystery and improv that tries to determine the ingredients of a single meeting between people. A single scene is played out, then explored through a glimpse into the lives of the character. Like spokes of a wheel, everything is connected to the same center. This intriguing concept shows how even though we live moment-to-moment, they're all connected in some way.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pm
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 September 27, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pm
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.
From solo powerhouses like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin to glamorous girl groups such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, Beehive: The '60s Musical pays tribute to a time on the charts when women artists were all the buzz. This retro revue is packed with timeless tunes like "My Boyfriend's Back," "One Fine Day" and "Respect," as well as authentic costumes, and of course, plenty of wigs, as it recreates that revolutionary era in popular music when songs like "Where the Boys Are," "Downtown" and "Proud Mary" blasted from jukeboxes and car radios. Relive the heyday of pop queens like Tina Turner, Brenda Lee, Carole King and more when Beehive brings its high-energy stage show and live band into the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Get ready for a night of laughter, action and intertwined improv scenes. You will decide the title of the show after all of the improv scenes are played out. After Words explores interactions after they happen. Each hilarious scene is independent of each other with no agenda. You, the audience, will then define the meaning of each scene after seeing it and come up with a word to describe it. All the independent scenes will be combined to create the theme of each night. The theme of the show and the title will only become clear for everyone in Seattle's Unexpected Productions' Market Theater ... After Words.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:30pm