Too hot in the house? West Seattle entertainment options ahead

THURSDAY NIGHT TUNES: The second show in the Admiral Neighborhood Association’s Summer Concerts at Hiawatha series (co-sponsored by WSB) is tomorrow night, 6:30 pm, east lawn outside Hiawatha Community Center. That spot gets shady hours earlier because of the building and the trees. Tomorrow’s performers: Tom Colwell and the Southbound Odyssey, a smash hit during the Pete Seeger 90th birthday event at Admiral Theater earlier this year. Speaking of The Admiral:

AIR-CONDITIONED MUSIC FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT: Admiral Theater has live music both nights: Troupe de Ville with Steve Thoreson (“a voice more powerful than Pavarotti”), Eric Fridrich (“soulful”) and Segovia-trained Italian guitarist Andre Feriante at 9 pm Friday (tickets here), Billet-Deux “gypsy jazz” at 9 pm Saturday (tickets here). And outdoors, to the south, that very night, you can get “Footloose.”

SATURDAY NIGHT “MOVIE ON THE WALL”: Doesn’t seem right now like much chance that last Saturday night’s semi-freak rainburst will be replicated (although it’s great to have the backup indoor site nearby). So plan on being in the Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) courtyard for the West Seattle Outdoor Movies on the Wall presentation of”Footloose” at dusk Saturday, with preshow activities (go-go dancers!) around 8:30 pm. Free, but bring a few dollars for concessions provided by West Seattle Christian and Coffee to a Tea with Sugar, and raffles for local merchant gift certificates, all benefiting local nonprofits. Gates open at 7:00 pm with pre-show fun starting at 8:30 pm. 4400 California Ave SW (map).

5 Replies to "Too hot in the house? West Seattle entertainment options ahead"

  • Forest July 30, 2009 (7:48 pm)

    I like your use of “Admiral Theater” instead of “The Admiral Theater.” The short form somehow strikes me as more specific yet neighborly, and I vote for continued use of it when WSB mentions the theater.

  • WSB July 30, 2009 (7:52 pm)

    OK! Interesting. We prefer to be referred to as “West Seattle Blog” rather than as “the West Seattle Blog,” so I can appreciate … any thoughts on “The Admiral” for short? TR

  • Denny July 30, 2009 (11:19 pm)

    Well I certainly call this “The Blog”

  • WSB July 30, 2009 (11:22 pm)

    So, we hear, do many. Got no quibble with the article “the” and of course the whole thing sounds dumb when I look at it. Just in terms of the proper name. For some reason my inner voice hears it without the “the,” maybe because I worked for TV so long, and you would never say “I’m calling from the Q13 …” Patrick uses “the,” in fact.

  • miws July 31, 2009 (11:39 am)

    I guess I’ve always referred to it as “The Admiral Theater”, or simply, “The Admiral”. Since I’ve never given it any thought until now, I don’t think it matters either way.


    However, there are other places where it kinda grates on me, whether “the” is used, or not used.

    My preferences:

    Where “The” Belongs:

    The Seattle Center.
    Smokey The Bear.

    Where “The” Doesn’t Belong:

    etc… ;)



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