West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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./question.

Jan
13
Sun
SurviveRealign99 Ride 2 @ Junction Starbucks
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle Bike Connections invites you to join the second SurviveRealign99 Ride!

The Alaska Way Viaduct is coming down! Traffic is entering the period of maximum gridlock. How will we get out of West Seattle to go downtown? Ride our bikes!

This ride is a chance to try out bike commute routes in a friendly West Seattle Bike Connections group, on a Saturday morning with more daylight and less traffic than on weekdays.

Arrive by 9:15 for sign-in and intro to ride. Rolling at 9:30. No fee but please register here.

May
25
Sat
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
26
Sun
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
27
Mon
Annual Memorial Day service
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2019:

2:00-3:00 pm – Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, (6701 30th AVE SW near the flag pole). Join local veteran groups as we remember our fallen service members in a dignified ceremony.

Jul
14
Sun
‘Mini Seattle-to-Portland’ bike ride to Summer Fest @ Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 14 @ 9:15 am – 1:00 pm

Ride the Mini Seattle (Street) to Portland (Street) to Summer Fest again this year:

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 9:15 am to 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride? And forgot to sign up or train for it? Here is your big chance! Do it in 2 hours! Same weekend as Cascade’s big STP, so you too can brag at the water cooler and post pix. West Seattle Bike Connections members will be leading the little STP again from SW Seattle Street in the Admiral neighborhood to SW Portland Street in Fauntlee Hills, and back north to Summerfest at the West Seattle Junction, for a fabulous finish line party.

Family friendly and fun! This is a West Seattle Bike Connections and Cascade Bicycle Club ride. Helmets required. You are encouraged to pre-register and see more ride information at https://cascade.org/node/69289

Check brakes and tires. Arrive by 9:15 for route/safety intro. Helmets required. No ear buds. Pre-register or on the spot. Rolling at 9:30.

Family friendly and fun! Easy pace. We will stay together and work together to cross any busy intersections. This will be a Cascade Bicycle Club approved ride.

For children and youth riding their own bikes: parent or guardian please read and conform to Cascade’s policy. Contact ride leader for 2-way communication at least a day in advance. All who are capable of riding the distance on streets with some hills are most welcome!

7.5 miles to SW Portland and on to Summer Fest at the Junction. Another 2.7 miles to get back to the Hamilton Viewpoint start. Route is mostly on quieter residential streets along the ridge parallel to California Avenue SW. Some hills, including a block or two we might walk up.

Steady rain cancels. We ride if there are just light showers.

Aug
31
Sat
Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community

The Log House Museum and West Seattle Bike Connections present: The Places of Community.

Join us for a ride from Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) on an 8.8 mile route at a leisurely pace (10-12 mph)!

The theme for this ride is Community Gathering Places. We will stop at several places in West Seattle where neighbors have come together to socialize, garden, play music, talk about the neighborhood, and play outside, in places planned and built by neighbors. Knowledgeable local historians will tell us stories.

This will be the third annual Cycle History ride hosted by Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

Let’s meet at the HPIC at 9:30 am for our pre-ride safety briefing and ride theme description. Then, let’s depart at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We will take it very easy on the hills on this route.

Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms and water at mile 8.2 at Highland Park Playfield.

There will be no food stops. Bring snacks if you wish.

You are encouraged to pre-register on the Cascade Bicycle Club page. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. Pre-registration closes at 7:30 am on day of ride. After 7:30, just show up and register at the start.

Kids are welcome. Parents/guardians please read and comply with Cascade’s policies for children riding their own bikes.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Any kind of bike is OK. Please check your tires, brakes and chain in advance.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion–steady rain cancels–or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section on the Cascade Bicycle Club page at least two hours prior to the start, and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!

Oct
25
Fri
FIX live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

The debut EP from Seattle artist FIX aka Emily Abrahamson is a solid six-song collection of dark electro-pop-grunge, choral-like synths, and trip-hop beats, all interlaced with her introspective, breathy vocals.

Join us for a special in-store performance from FIX. Her debut self-titled EP is out now on Killroom Records!

Free & All-ages!

Oct
31
Thu
Final Body live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a special Halloween in-store with Final Body and special guest, Thursday, October 31st at 7pm! Free & all-ages!

Easy Streeter Scott Helgason lends the baritone vocals in Seattle post-punk band Final Body, their song Lose Health was recently featured as KEXP’s Song Of The Day.

Final Body’s debut album Nothyng evokes the sound of old-school goth with moody basslines and melancholy atmospheres perfect for an All Hallow’s Eve celebration! Come dance the monster mash with us, costumes encouraged but not mandatory.

Free & All-ages!

Nov
2
Sat
Joe Jencks and Wes Weddell in Concert @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A twenty-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Joe Jencks merges conservatory training with Irish roots and a working-class upbringing, resulting in musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. For the past twenty years, Pullman native Wes Weddell has worked multiple shifts in the engine room of Seattle’s roots music scene as frontman, sideman, writer, teacher, and community builder. Please visit joejencks.com and wesweddell.com for more information.

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

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.

Nov
3
Sun
Hannah Liz performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Hannah Liz performs acoustic/pop/folk at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Nov
8
Fri
Rebecca Kilgore and the Ray Skjelbred Trio perform @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Two giants of jazz join forces for two unparalleled musical evenings. You know Ray from his popular Kenyon Hall shows, and if you’re a jazz fan, you know of Rebecca’s outstanding career. Michael Feinstein has called her “one of the best interpreters of The Great American Songbook. . . . she’s absolutely the real thing.”

I’ve wanted to present Rebecca at Kenyon Hall ever since I heard her sing “I’ll Be Seeing You” on a recording with David Frishberg. When I found out that she and Ray have toured together, asking them to share a bill seemed like the natural thing to do. I was thrilled when they agreed, and can’t wait to hear them raise our roof.

Please visit rebeccakilgore.com and rayskjelbred.com for more information.

Tickets are $20 general and $18 seniors. No table seats for this performance.

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.

Nov
9
Sat
Daniel and the Dreamcatcher @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm

Daniel and the Dreamcatcher is a comic operetta for young audiences. This concert reading features vocalists Ross Hauck, Jessica Milanese, Mary Jo DuGaw, and Michael Dunlap, with co-music director Rhonda Kline at the piano. Music is by Sterling Tinsley, with a libretto by Kate Pogue.

When Daniel’s parents tell him it’s time for bed, he confesses that he’s afraid of the dark, and relates a story about Ogrum, a sinister giant who lives in his closet. In Daniel’s dream, Ogrum emerges and threatens Daniel and his whole family. As he struggles to face his fear and learn how to be brave, Daniel discovers that Ogrum may not be a terrifying monster after all.

Tickets for this matinée performance are $10 adults and $5 students/children.

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.

The Jump Monkeys perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Jump Monkeys perform blues music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Rebecca Kilgore and the Ray Skjelbred Trio perform @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

Two giants of jazz join forces for two unparalleled musical evenings. You know Ray from his popular Kenyon Hall shows, and if you’re a jazz fan, you know of Rebecca’s outstanding career. Michael Feinstein has called her “one of the best interpreters of The Great American Songbook. . . . she’s absolutely the real thing.”

I’ve wanted to present Rebecca at Kenyon Hall ever since I heard her sing “I’ll Be Seeing You” on a recording with David Frishberg. When I found out that she and Ray have toured together, asking them to share a bill seemed like the natural thing to do. I was thrilled when they agreed, and can’t wait to hear them raise our roof.

Please visit rebeccakilgore.com and rayskjelbred.com for more information.

Tickets are $20 general and $18 seniors. No table seats for this performance.

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.

The Pornados perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm

Rev Up! It’s the world’s only Swingasurfajazzabilly band The Pornados! 9 pm at Parliament Tavern.

$10 / Ages 21+ only.

Nov
10
Sun
Rubies in the Dust perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

Happy birthday Neil Young! with an awesome tribute from Rubies in The Dust. 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10.

Ages 21+ only.

Nov
14
Thu
Cecil Moses and The SGs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 14 @ 9:00 pm

Another Thursday Sandbox with Bobby Heinemann featuring Cecil Moses & The SGs, 9 pm at the Parliament Tavern.

$5 / Ages 21+ only.

Nov
15
Fri
Siggie the Vintage Man performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Siggie the Vintage Man performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Siggie The Vintage Man; solo acoustic performer in the Americana style that sings 85% covers and 15% originals, some artists covered; Dylan, Prine, Van Zant, Cohen, and the Eagles.

EPK LINK http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/SiggieTheVintageMan

www.siggiethevintageman.rocks

Nov
16
Sat
Classics for the Steinway @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Joyce Gibb and Michael Carroll, two of Seattle’s finest pianists, for a matinée performance featuring the Kenyon Hall Steinway. Their concert will include works by Chopin, Gershwin, Griffes, Liadov, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Satie, and Scarlatti.

Tickets: Front reserved table seats are $14. Row seats are $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seats are only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5.

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.

K.O. Electric, Afrocop, and Syrinx Effect perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm

Heady jazz and soundscapes. Do not miss!!! K.O. ELECTRIC, AFROCOP, SYRINX EFFECT. 9 pm. $10

Nov
19
Tue
Poet Marjorie Laughlin @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

“I Loosed My Father’s Boots” is West Seattle Poet Marjorie Laughlin’s first collection of poetry. She will be sharing poems from this collection when she reads at the Senior Center after lunch on Tuesday, November 19 from 1pm to 1:30pm.

Her poems include remembrances of her childhood on the family farm on Ribbon Ridge and small town living in the Chehalem valley in Oregon. Marjorie’s poems are wide ranging. A visit to family friends in a small village in Italy resulted in her poem “Generations.” Working in her garden and observing the beauty of the iris led to “A Tale of Two Queens.”

Marjorie doesn’t shy away from social issues or even existential ones. “A Thirty
Foot Drop” discusses hazards facing people experiencing homelessness. “Resurrection Day” is about capital punishment. “Picnic on the Beach” reflects on the possibility of a nuclear conflagration. “A Visit” shows the heartache of dementia. Many of Marjorie’s poems reflect on nature. Her approach with familiar subjects sometimes comes with a twist.

If you’d like to join us for this reading, please register in advance at the front desk or by calling 206.932.4044 x1 so we know how many people to plan for. This event is free.

Nov
20
Wed
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Nov
21
Thu
Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ West Seattle Library
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle resident, Warren Burrows, MD, of the Climate Reality Project, will be giving a free lecture on climate change at the West Seattle Library.

Dr. Burrows will be discussing current information on climate change: the good and the bad news. All are welcome, including the skeptical, the worried, and the busy.

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Nov
22
Fri
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Gaybaret @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Drawing on the theatrical form of a cabaret, featuring original songs and stories laced with a bit of magic, two islanders, David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, have written and will perform the premiere of their innovative show, “Gaybaret,” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 22, 23, and 24 at Vashon Center for the Arts’ Kay Hall.

After sharing their lives for close to a decade, last year Mielke and Pruiksma took the traditional steps to sanctify their partnership through marriage. Their wedding, however, was anything but conventional. As professional performers, storytellers, musicians, and writers, the couple told the story of how they met — honoring friends, teachers, and experiences that led to their meeting and readiness to commit to a life partner — and they did so using a cabaret-style form of story and song. They called it “Gaybaret.”

“‘Gaybaret’ sounds campy and frivolous,” Mielke said, “but at the wedding, it quickly became not just that as the guests’ emotions started being tapped into. The best part was afterwards, when so many people wanted to talk about what came up for them that had nothing to do with gayness or LGBT stuff.”

That’s when the duo realized what they had created might be meaningful to a wider audience. Because the first iteration concluded with their marriage, they had to write a new ending, adding other elements, to fashion a stand-alone performance. While the show is based on their lives, Pruiksma said, it is not just a work of nonfiction; it is also a work of art.

“The artfulness opens it to other people,” he said, “so it is not just a show about LGBTQ experience, rather the art allows the specific to become universal. It is both a work of art and how art changes us and helps us grow into who we are, along with people and mentors who help us.”

Though the show is like a cabaret, it also includes ritual. With Pruiksma on piano, each performer alternately tells their own story and sings songs — about letting go of old shame and acknowledging the mystery of life. As with many rituals honoring what is known but unseen, the show bows to the joyful play of what seems to be serendipity.

“There’s a thread running through the show of openness to wonder, to the poetry of lived life,” Pruiksma said. “Our experiences may appear to be chaotic and random, but often there is some more mysterious pattern we can see or help to create that leads to unexpected gifts.”

To metaphorically, visually, express the notion of these gifts, the performers construct a bridge. When the cabaret opens, random pieces of driftwood lie scattered about stage, each symbolizing a different life experience. As the show progresses, the duo fit the pieces together, eventually forming a bridge.

“It’s a bridge that connects us,” Mielke said. “The idea is that we could see our negative experiences as stumbling blocks to trip over, or we can find a way to reimagine them, turning them into something positive to serve as steps toward where we’d like to go. If nothing else, it gives us compassion.”

That transformation, Pruiksma said, has a healing power. It leads to changes in perception of ourselves and our world, which leads to taking new actions “and living more fully in line with our deepest hopes and highest intentions.”

A deep hope and intention of the couple is to keep offering the show to others, to take it on the road.

“It is a celebration of the gifts we’ve been given by cherished friends and works of art, so it is the passing along of the gift. The gift is given by passing it along,” Pruiksma said.

“The energy of this piece is different, like it has a life of its own,” Mielke added. “Again, it is the mystery of it. I try not to analyze but just say ‘yes.’ Where there is the presence of grace or the muses, it is so juicy. You are in the flow.”

That flow also brings unexpected things, Pruiksma said, like the opportunity to hold a preview panel discussion. Pruiksma applied for and was awarded a 4Culture grant, which together with VCA and the Vashon Heritage Museum exhibit, “In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island,” will sponsor “Prelude to a Gaybaret: A Historical Panel on the Art of Transformation.”

Five panelists panelists — Jami Sieber, Latosha Correll, Leo MacLeod, Matt Baume, and Timothy White Eagle — will discuss the art of transformation: how art helps us know ourselves more fully; how rituals like a marriage or theater offer possibilities of healing; and how we make sense of historical change in our own lives, acknowledging both the curses and blessings of the past.

The production is also hosting a drawing for an all-inclusive “Night Out on Vashon,” with a pair of tickets, dinner at May Kitchen + Bar, and luxurious accommodations at the Lodges on Vashon. Learn more and enter by November 15, 2019, at driftwoodbridge.com.

“Gaybaret: An Offering of Story and Song” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Kay Hall. Tickets are $10-$23.

“Prelude to a Gaybaret” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Kay Hall. Tickets are free for youth age 18 and under, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Vashon Heritage Museum

The Honky Tonkers perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm

Western swing dance-a-thon with The Honky Tonkers. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Nov
23
Sat
Seattle Peace Chorus Presents People of the Drum @ Duwamish Tribal Services
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Seattle Peace Chorus is proud to present our up-coming concert People of the Drum, in honor of Native Americans and their contributions to our nation, community, and environment. We wish to express our solidarity with them and with their struggle for identity and cultural preservation. Our concert program represents a collaboration with our Native American communities and features music composed by Frederick N. West, the director of the Seattle Peace Chorus. Native American singers, drummers, story tellers, and tribal elders will be an integral part of our concert.

Native American tribes in the United States have struggled for years to uphold treaties that protect their rights to fishing, hunting, and preservation of their sacred grounds. This work will include poetic renderings of these and other legacies, including the Navajo prayer “Beauty before us, beauty behind us, we walk in beauty; it is finished in beauty.”

We present this concert at two Native American sites in Seattle with limited seating: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Featured Artists
• Frederick N. West, Director Seattle Peace Chorus and composer of the musical program
• Sondra Segundo, Haida singer
• Johnny Moses, Tulalip storyteller
• Kevin Locke, Lakota hoop dancer, story teller, and Native American flute expert (Duwamish Longhouse only)
• Professional chamber orchestra
• Edie Loyer Nelson, Duwamish tribal elder

Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets

Thank you for your contribution and your support. Our goals of promoting peace and justice and making connections with justice-minded people of our Seattle community, our country, and the world is enhanced by your support both in attendance at our concerts and financially.

Your ticket for Sunday or Saturday is good for only the given date and venue. Seating is limited, so get your tickets as soon as possible from a chorus member, or on Brown Paper Tickets.

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Gaybaret @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Drawing on the theatrical form of a cabaret, featuring original songs and stories laced with a bit of magic, two islanders, David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, have written and will perform the premiere of their innovative show, “Gaybaret,” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 22, 23, and 24 at Vashon Center for the Arts’ Kay Hall.

After sharing their lives for close to a decade, last year Mielke and Pruiksma took the traditional steps to sanctify their partnership through marriage. Their wedding, however, was anything but conventional. As professional performers, storytellers, musicians, and writers, the couple told the story of how they met — honoring friends, teachers, and experiences that led to their meeting and readiness to commit to a life partner — and they did so using a cabaret-style form of story and song. They called it “Gaybaret.”

“‘Gaybaret’ sounds campy and frivolous,” Mielke said, “but at the wedding, it quickly became not just that as the guests’ emotions started being tapped into. The best part was afterwards, when so many people wanted to talk about what came up for them that had nothing to do with gayness or LGBT stuff.”

That’s when the duo realized what they had created might be meaningful to a wider audience. Because the first iteration concluded with their marriage, they had to write a new ending, adding other elements, to fashion a stand-alone performance. While the show is based on their lives, Pruiksma said, it is not just a work of nonfiction; it is also a work of art.

“The artfulness opens it to other people,” he said, “so it is not just a show about LGBTQ experience, rather the art allows the specific to become universal. It is both a work of art and how art changes us and helps us grow into who we are, along with people and mentors who help us.”

Though the show is like a cabaret, it also includes ritual. With Pruiksma on piano, each performer alternately tells their own story and sings songs — about letting go of old shame and acknowledging the mystery of life. As with many rituals honoring what is known but unseen, the show bows to the joyful play of what seems to be serendipity.

“There’s a thread running through the show of openness to wonder, to the poetry of lived life,” Pruiksma said. “Our experiences may appear to be chaotic and random, but often there is some more mysterious pattern we can see or help to create that leads to unexpected gifts.”

To metaphorically, visually, express the notion of these gifts, the performers construct a bridge. When the cabaret opens, random pieces of driftwood lie scattered about stage, each symbolizing a different life experience. As the show progresses, the duo fit the pieces together, eventually forming a bridge.

“It’s a bridge that connects us,” Mielke said. “The idea is that we could see our negative experiences as stumbling blocks to trip over, or we can find a way to reimagine them, turning them into something positive to serve as steps toward where we’d like to go. If nothing else, it gives us compassion.”

That transformation, Pruiksma said, has a healing power. It leads to changes in perception of ourselves and our world, which leads to taking new actions “and living more fully in line with our deepest hopes and highest intentions.”

A deep hope and intention of the couple is to keep offering the show to others, to take it on the road.

“It is a celebration of the gifts we’ve been given by cherished friends and works of art, so it is the passing along of the gift. The gift is given by passing it along,” Pruiksma said.

“The energy of this piece is different, like it has a life of its own,” Mielke added. “Again, it is the mystery of it. I try not to analyze but just say ‘yes.’ Where there is the presence of grace or the muses, it is so juicy. You are in the flow.”

That flow also brings unexpected things, Pruiksma said, like the opportunity to hold a preview panel discussion. Pruiksma applied for and was awarded a 4Culture grant, which together with VCA and the Vashon Heritage Museum exhibit, “In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island,” will sponsor “Prelude to a Gaybaret: A Historical Panel on the Art of Transformation.”

Five panelists panelists — Jami Sieber, Latosha Correll, Leo MacLeod, Matt Baume, and Timothy White Eagle — will discuss the art of transformation: how art helps us know ourselves more fully; how rituals like a marriage or theater offer possibilities of healing; and how we make sense of historical change in our own lives, acknowledging both the curses and blessings of the past.

The production is also hosting a drawing for an all-inclusive “Night Out on Vashon,” with a pair of tickets, dinner at May Kitchen + Bar, and luxurious accommodations at the Lodges on Vashon. Learn more and enter by November 15, 2019, at driftwoodbridge.com.

“Gaybaret: An Offering of Story and Song” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Kay Hall. Tickets are $10-$23.

“Prelude to a Gaybaret” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Kay Hall. Tickets are free for youth age 18 and under, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Vashon Heritage Museum

Alzheimer’s Association benefit concert @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club; benefit concert for the Alzheimer’s Association – featuring Bent Not Broken, and All You Can Eat.

$10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds go to the Alzehimer’s Association. Doors at 7 pm and music at 8 pm.
Ages 21+

Nov
24
Sun
Gaybaret @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm

Drawing on the theatrical form of a cabaret, featuring original songs and stories laced with a bit of magic, two islanders, David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, have written and will perform the premiere of their innovative show, “Gaybaret,” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 22, 23, and 24 at Vashon Center for the Arts’ Kay Hall.

After sharing their lives for close to a decade, last year Mielke and Pruiksma took the traditional steps to sanctify their partnership through marriage. Their wedding, however, was anything but conventional. As professional performers, storytellers, musicians, and writers, the couple told the story of how they met — honoring friends, teachers, and experiences that led to their meeting and readiness to commit to a life partner — and they did so using a cabaret-style form of story and song. They called it “Gaybaret.”

“‘Gaybaret’ sounds campy and frivolous,” Mielke said, “but at the wedding, it quickly became not just that as the guests’ emotions started being tapped into. The best part was afterwards, when so many people wanted to talk about what came up for them that had nothing to do with gayness or LGBT stuff.”

That’s when the duo realized what they had created might be meaningful to a wider audience. Because the first iteration concluded with their marriage, they had to write a new ending, adding other elements, to fashion a stand-alone performance. While the show is based on their lives, Pruiksma said, it is not just a work of nonfiction; it is also a work of art.

“The artfulness opens it to other people,” he said, “so it is not just a show about LGBTQ experience, rather the art allows the specific to become universal. It is both a work of art and how art changes us and helps us grow into who we are, along with people and mentors who help us.”

Though the show is like a cabaret, it also includes ritual. With Pruiksma on piano, each performer alternately tells their own story and sings songs — about letting go of old shame and acknowledging the mystery of life. As with many rituals honoring what is known but unseen, the show bows to the joyful play of what seems to be serendipity.

“There’s a thread running through the show of openness to wonder, to the poetry of lived life,” Pruiksma said. “Our experiences may appear to be chaotic and random, but often there is some more mysterious pattern we can see or help to create that leads to unexpected gifts.”

To metaphorically, visually, express the notion of these gifts, the performers construct a bridge. When the cabaret opens, random pieces of driftwood lie scattered about stage, each symbolizing a different life experience. As the show progresses, the duo fit the pieces together, eventually forming a bridge.

“It’s a bridge that connects us,” Mielke said. “The idea is that we could see our negative experiences as stumbling blocks to trip over, or we can find a way to reimagine them, turning them into something positive to serve as steps toward where we’d like to go. If nothing else, it gives us compassion.”

That transformation, Pruiksma said, has a healing power. It leads to changes in perception of ourselves and our world, which leads to taking new actions “and living more fully in line with our deepest hopes and highest intentions.”

A deep hope and intention of the couple is to keep offering the show to others, to take it on the road.

“It is a celebration of the gifts we’ve been given by cherished friends and works of art, so it is the passing along of the gift. The gift is given by passing it along,” Pruiksma said.

“The energy of this piece is different, like it has a life of its own,” Mielke added. “Again, it is the mystery of it. I try not to analyze but just say ‘yes.’ Where there is the presence of grace or the muses, it is so juicy. You are in the flow.”

That flow also brings unexpected things, Pruiksma said, like the opportunity to hold a preview panel discussion. Pruiksma applied for and was awarded a 4Culture grant, which together with VCA and the Vashon Heritage Museum exhibit, “In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island,” will sponsor “Prelude to a Gaybaret: A Historical Panel on the Art of Transformation.”

Five panelists panelists — Jami Sieber, Latosha Correll, Leo MacLeod, Matt Baume, and Timothy White Eagle — will discuss the art of transformation: how art helps us know ourselves more fully; how rituals like a marriage or theater offer possibilities of healing; and how we make sense of historical change in our own lives, acknowledging both the curses and blessings of the past.

The production is also hosting a drawing for an all-inclusive “Night Out on Vashon,” with a pair of tickets, dinner at May Kitchen + Bar, and luxurious accommodations at the Lodges on Vashon. Learn more and enter by November 15, 2019, at driftwoodbridge.com.

“Gaybaret: An Offering of Story and Song” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Kay Hall. Tickets are $10-$23.

“Prelude to a Gaybaret” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Kay Hall. Tickets are free for youth age 18 and under, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Vashon Heritage Museum

‘Head Over Heels’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Nov
25
Mon
Public Health Café: Air Quality and Health in the Duwamish River Valley @ Taqueria Rincon Express
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A community cafe and storytelling event with Duwamish Valley neighbors and UW scientists Joel Kaufman and Edmund Seto.

South Seattle’s Duwamish Valley has high levels of industrial and traffic-related air pollution, as well as high rates of asthma and cardiovascular disease. Join local neighbors and UW researchers to learn about air pollution and hear the latest updates on community interventions and policies designed to improve health.

Light snacks will be served; no host bar and full menu available. Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali interpretation provided.

Hosted by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and UW EDGE Center.

Nov
29
Fri
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Nov
30
Sat
Gary Benson’s Christmas Show @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local singer/songwriter Gary Benson will give warm and cozy holiday performance at the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) November 1st, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Gary Benson – Solo performer in the style of: Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
1
Sun
‘Head Over Heels’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Burgundy Pearl Trio performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Burgundy Pearl performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Burgundy Pearl Trio is Ron Dalton, Peggy Sullivan and Robin McGillveray. We offer strong harmony arrangements, and play guitar and stand-up bass. We include a wide variety of song including originals, 1970’s pop-folk, and older vintage material.

Phish Fall Tour Livestream @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

At the Parliament Tavern: Phish Fall Tour livestream from Nassau Coliseum. Open 4 pm.

Dec
5
Thu
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
6
Fri
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

WilloW, Johhny & The Moles, Kristy Smith & The 350s perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm

Rock, pop and jazz w/WilloW, Johhny & The Moles, Kristy Smith & The 350s. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern.

$8 / Ages 21+ only.

Dec
7
Sat
Travis Hartnett & the Plywood Monkeys performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Travis Hartnett & the Plywood Monkeys perform Hillbilly New Wave Jazz at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Home for the Holidays show w/Swinson and the Expedition, guests @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club:

Come get warmed up by some wild rock n roll! Swinson and the Expedition hosts their 4th annual Home for the Holidays show with good friends Smackout Pack and Andy McLain!

21+, $8, show starts at 8 pm.

$8 / Ages 21+

Fundamental Forces, Ask the Ages, Super Z Attack Force perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm

Fusion prong supernovae – Fundamental Forces, Ask the Ages, and Super Z Attack Force. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $8.

Ages 21+ only.

Dec
8
Sun
‘Head Over Heels’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

All ages show: Loudhouse, Guitar Star, Kaleidoscope Music School perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Loudhouse Music At The Skylark. Collaboration show with guests from Issaquah Guitar Star and Kaleidoscope School of Music schools.

$10 / All Ages

Dec
12
Thu
The Art of Music Performance–Featuring Marina Christopher @ Verity Credit Union
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Enjoy free music in the West Seattle Junction!
The Art of Music is a series of performances by musicians presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (with partial funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) and scheduled to take place on, and complement, Second Thursday Art Walk evenings.
The final 2019 performance in the series will take place on Thursday, December 12 at Verity Credit Union (4505 California Avenue SW) from 6:00 – 7:40 pm, and features Marina Christopher–a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene–who also embraces the sounds of pop and RnB.
Enjoy the music, art on display, and specials offered by participating Junction businesses all in one evening!

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
13
Fri
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Runaway Satellites, Star Meets Sea, The Owl Heads perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm

Friday night is for rock w/ Runaway Satellites, Star Meets Sea, The Owl Heads. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $5.

Ages 21+ only.

Dec
14
Sat
Film Screening: “The Medicine’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Psychedelic Society presents a one night only screening of “The Medicine”, a Documentary film by Farzin Toussi.

The Medicine reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature’s most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a documentary about Amazonian shamanism, introducing Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy. Chindoy, both a teacher and student of the sacred plant medicine. As Ayahuasca gains popularity in the West, the film explores the science as well as the lore behind the plant and why it is used to heal. It follows former NFL Safety, Kerry Rhodes, and actress, AnnaLynne McCord, as they drink with the Taita experiencing Ayahuasca for the first time- in its true tradition.

Humanity faces an unprecedented rise in addiction, insecurity and disease- perhaps the cure does lie within the arms of Mother Nature.

View the trailer

After the screening we will have a deep dive Q&A with the director of the film Farzin Toussi.

TICKETS

Caspar Babypants live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As a part of the Junction Hometown Holidays, a West Seattle favorite Caspar Babypants will be performing an in-store show at Easy Street Records.

Dance, sing and just plain ol’ enjoy Caspar Babypants as he strums up his favorite children’s tunes.

Brought to you by West Seattle Christian Church. You ROCK!

Free & All-ages!

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
15
Sun
‘Head Over Heels’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

All ages show: The Sound of Speed, Goodwin, Aurora and Bryan perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Sound of Speed, Goodwin, Aurora and Bryan.

$5 / All Ages

Sundae + Mr Goessl Holiday Revue @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Holiday party season begins! Sundae + Mr Goessl Holiday Revue 7 pm at Parliament Tavern.

Ages 21+ only.

North Corner Chamber Orchestra @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us as NOCCO (North Corner Chamber Orchestra) returns to Youngstown for the 2nd of three concerts during its 2019-20 season. Founded in 2014, NOCCO is a professional conductorless chamber ensemble whose members put collaboration at the heart of their music-making. As one of the very few conductorless orchestras in the country, NOCCO’s performances dissolve the barrier between musicians and audience and invigorate the artistic community with a new format that celebrates greater contribution from musicians and mixing of ideas.

Patrons of YCAC can purchase advanced tickets for the December 15 performance at a 20% discount by using promo code YCAC20. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tickets available here

Hello/Goodbye celebrates the winter solstice by featuring works by diverse group of composers including Franz Krommer (Czech Republic), Violeta Dinescu (Romania), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austria) and Franz Joseph Haydn (Austria).

Franz Krommer – Harmonie in B-flat, Op. 67

Violeta Dinescu – Memories

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 45,”Farewell”

Founded by a group of friends and colleagues in 2014, North Corner Chamber Orchestra is a professional conductorless chamber ensemble whose members put collaboration at the heart of their music-making. As one of the very few conductorless orchestras in the country, NOCCO’s performances dissolve the barrier between musicians and audience and invigorate the artistic community with a new format that celebrates greater contribution from musicians and mixing of ideas.

Dec
19
Thu
Ouija Boob EP Release & Books to Prisoners Benefit Show @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club.

Ouija Boob‘s long-awaited summer EP release party is finally here and it’s a benefit for Seattle-based Books to Prisoners!

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Rachaels Children – performance-centered punk
https://www.facebook.com/RachaelsChildren/
Ron Hexagon – lo-fi pop songs about love & pizza
https://ronhexagon.bandcamp.com/
Slayanne – gay for Satan lofi gender neutral ear sensation
https://soundcloud.com/roroeverde

Ages 21+

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

The Super Krewe performs @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm

Holiday brasstacular w/ the NOLA-inspired second line sounds of The Super Krewe. 9 pm at Parliament Tavern.

$8 / Ages 21+ only.

Dec
20
Fri
Joe Adami performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Joe Adami performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

An eclectic mix of blues, pop, folk, fun originals and jazz standards from the American Songbook. Ray Charles and Sinatra to Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer and Stevie Wonder.

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
21
Sat
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Dec
22
Sun
‘Head Over Heels’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Correo Aereo performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Correo Aereo performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3–5 pm. More from C & P:

CORREO AEREO, (Air Mail), an award winning Latin American music group, featuring Abel Rocha on Venezuelan & Mexican harp, guitar, cuatro, & voice. Madeleine Sosin on violin, maracas, bombo, jarana, voice, and sometimes Amy Denio on accordion, clarinet, bombo, & voice.

Correo Aereo makes sumptuously soulful music in Mexican, Argentinian & Venezuelan folk traditions and creates original work. Their music has beauty, depth, nuance, complexity and playfulness – It is music of and in love with the Earth. Music which de-colonizes, uplifts and celebrates the solidarity of all Peoples everywhere who love and stand in and for the web of Life and each other! …“Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures”, writes Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Dean of Jazz Dept., Luther College.

All ages show: Terry Monstrosity & Blazinspace ReDo Kids Movies from the Past @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Terry Monstrosity & Blazinspace.

Come witness and participate in a Projection Mapping, Live Visuals spectacle at Skylark West Seattle, Sunday December 22nd when TERRY MONSTROSITY (Terry A. Moore) reScores Kids Movies from the past. Terry will be providing the soundtrack and YOU will be providing the visuals. Blazinspace is set up to teach you how to run their machine and let YOU remix these two classics! “Popeye the Sailor” vs “It’s A WonderFul LIfe”

Bring the family! Let the kids do the visuals while we loosen up and hear some great music! Young people are so instinctive when it comes to light art.

Terry Monstrosity’s new record! https://terrymonstrosity.bandcamp.com/album/subdued-exclamation

All Ages

The Cocoa Cris Cringle Holiday Experience @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Cocoa Cris Cringle Holiday Experience. 7 pm at Parliament Tavern.

$8 / Ages 21+ only.

Dec
26
Thu
DJ Naughty/Nice performs @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm

Live DJ set at Skylark Café & Club featuring DJ Naughty/Nice.

Santa’s Crazy Night Out After One Long Ass Work Week
Live DJ Set

Santa, (aka DJ Naughty/Nice) is coming to your town for one more night of spreading Christmas joy! Just this time without all the Christmas music crap. There will be drinks, music and fun to be had by all who attend. Ho! Ho! Ho! One more thing!! EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ADDED TO THE NICE LIST FOR 2020!!! Keep this in mind while you have a joyous year of epic debauchery and all the while not worrying a single minute about that darn present you want so bad from me, Santa!!!

Free / Ages 21+

‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Thursday Video Total Request Live at Admiral Pub
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm

Thursday Video Total Request Live at Admiral Pub 10 pm (Repeats every week) ‘

Join VJ Andy as he takes requests and plays all your favorite music videos

Dec
27
Fri
‘Head Over Heels’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Head Over Heels

Songs by The GoGo’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Tony Award-winning writer (Jeff Whitty)
Seattle premiere

A hilarious, exuberant musical that will get you grooving in your seat, Head Over Heels follows a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the revolution they need is within their own hearts. From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, this bold and fierce new musical comedy—set to the iconic music of the 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”—is a spirited and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties.

Nov 21 – Dec 29, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“Characters clash, split and recombine in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare’s great cross-dressing comedies “Twelfth Night” and “As You Like It.” […] here is the go-for-broke exuberance that made the Go-Go’s so irresistible.” – The New York Times

“A technicolor category unto itself […] The show is an ode to female independence with the winking spirit of a Shakespearean fairy and the neon edge of a rebellious ‘80s teenager, teaming up to beckon people into the woods.” – Entertainment Weekly

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.

Jessica Lurie Quartet performs @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 27 @ 9:00 pm

Jessica Lurie Quartet with Joe Doria, Bill Horist, & Heather Thomas with special guests! Per Jessica: “new compositions, mixing jazz, folk, funk, and avant-garde, and a hella adventurous attitude!” / 9 pm at Parliament Tavern.

$8 / Ages 21+ only.

Dec
28
Sat
One Planet Jazz performs @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm

You know Steve Marx from his performances with the popular Bluegrass group, Ryegrass. As bassist for One Planet Jazz, he’s joined by vocalist Ellen Marx and pianist Miles Feinstein in a program of bebop, swing, and modern jazz: both standards and originals. At Kenyon Hall they’ll be debuting their CD of original new tunes, Direct From the Heart. Please visit www.oneplanetjazz.com/ for more information.

Reserved table seats are $14, and row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle & 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.