West Seattle Event Calendar

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ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jan
30
Thu
‘The Revolutionists’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan. 15 preview, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Jan
31
Fri
Shrek Jr., first night @ West Seattle High School Theater
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Shrek Jr., put on by Alki Elementary, on stage at the West Seattle High School theater.
January 31, 7 pm
February 1, 11 am and 5 pm
Tickets are $5 for general admission.
and can be purchased ahead of time at
https://alki.schoolauction.net/musical2020/

‘The Revolutionists’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan. 15 preview, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
1
Sat
Shrek Jr., Saturday shows @ WSHS Theater
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Shrek Jr., put on by Alki Elementary, on stage at the West Seattle High School theater.
January 31, 7 pm
February 1, 11 am and 5 pm
Tickets are $5 for general admission.
and can be purchased ahead of time at
https://alki.schoolauction.net/musical2020/

‘The Revolutionists’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan. 15 preview, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
2
Sun
‘The Revolutionists’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
6
Thu
‘The Revolutionists’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan. 15 preview, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
7
Fri
‘The Revolutionists’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan. 15 preview, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
8
Sat
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
9
Sun
‘The Revolutionists’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kelly Kitchens

A quartet of fierce women —Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle—lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. As this fearless comedy unfolds, The Revolutionists rewrites the book on legacy, art and activism, feminism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world.

Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure…Listen closely, though, and hang on tight. If you do, you’ll be treated to an invigorating and enlightening journey.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

“…in this sparkling work, politics is very, very funny …These are hilarious and lovable women trapped in a history with a somber final act.” — Houston Chronicle

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Feb
13
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Town of Alki: Great Hopes & Fountainhead of Tears @ Southwest Library
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library,Town of Alki: Great Hopes & Fountainhead of Tears, a history of the former town of Alki, will be presented by local historian, Phillip Hoffman, who resides in West Seattle’s Alki neighborhood. The Town of Alki no longer exists. In its place rests remnants of summer beach cottages, 1950’s and 60’s styled houses and, increasingly, a collection of waterfront multi-million dollar homes, condominiums, and penthouses. Mr. Hoffman will relate the story of how the Town of Alki came about and why it failed –largely because the founders did not recognize the natural and physical limitations of their location.

This free event by “Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,” a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-hosted by the Seattle Public Library and will take place Thursday, February 13th at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW in West Seattle.

Mr. Hoffman holds a Masters of Urban Planning degree and is the retired director of the University of Washington Office of Institutional Studies. Upon his retirement, he established the Alki History Project. The Project’s mission is to document, explore, and interpret the history of Seattle’s founding neighborhood.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on March 12th, Susanna Ryan will present her new, entertaining book, Seattle Walk Report.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Feb
14
Fri
Twelfth Night Productions’ ‘Love Letters’ @ Kenyon Hall
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm

Mary and Rick Springer in Love Letters, by A. R. Gurney
The Springers are the creators of Twelfth Night Productions, now in its twenty-fifth year. The duo performed Love Letters a few years ago under T.N.P.’s auspices, and we’re delighted that they’re reprising their performance at Kenyon Hall for Valentine’s Day.

The play is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny, but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Front reserved table seats are $14. Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5. Pre-school children are free.

We accept cash and checks at the door, and doors open thirty minutes before each show.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

Jun
5
Fri
Seattle Modern Orchestra Presents “Ipsa Dixit” @ BASE: Experimental Arts + Space
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) presents Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit on two nights in June 2020 at BASE: Experimental Arts + Space near West Seattle.

A “twenty-first century masterpiece” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit is a semi-staged, evening-length chamber music theatre work for voice, flute, violin, and percussion exploring the intersections of language and music, emotion and meaning, expressivity and truth. SMO welcomes notable local director Bobbin Ramsey in her operatic directorial debut to help bring to life a staged performance of this moving work for Seattle audiences.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students.

Jun
6
Sat
Seattle Modern Orchestra Presents “Ipsa Dixit” @ BASE: Experimental Arts + Space
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) presents Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit on two nights in June 2020 at BASE: Experimental Arts + Space near West Seattle.

A “twenty-first century masterpiece” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit is a semi-staged, evening-length chamber music theatre work for voice, flute, violin, and percussion exploring the intersections of language and music, emotion and meaning, expressivity and truth. SMO welcomes notable local director Bobbin Ramsey in her operatic directorial debut to help bring to life a staged performance of this moving work for Seattle audiences.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students.