sundaysBest of Seattle Comedy Showcase with Joe HenryComedy UndergroundBest of Seattle Comedy Showcase with Joe Henry
The COMEDY UNDERGROUND presents an ALL-PRO COMEDY SHOWCASE every Sunday. Check out between 6 and 15 of the best comedians in town (and visiting) every Sunday night. sundaysMonthly Premier Auctions at Pacific Galleries Auction!Pacific Galleries Antique Mall & AuctionVisit Pacific Galleries for our monthly General and Premier auctions year-round! We feature fine art, antiques, decorative arts, furniture, carpets, jewelry and much more. Auction Preview is the Friday and Saturday prior to the auction. Online auction catalog and a full current schedule of events at: www.pacgal.com
Pacific Galleries - Seattle's largest Auction House!
tuesdays, thursdaysCommunity Spanish ClassesEl Centro de la RazaEl Centro have been in the Beacon Hill neighborhood for nearly 40 years providing excellent social services to thousands of families all around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Not only does El Centro provide excellent service to the community, they also have 33 different social programs created to assist those who are in need at all stages of their lives. The Spanish classes that we host here at El Centro supports our mission to serve the community in the best way possible and particularly those who are from the Chicano/Latino community. What sets us apart from other Spanish classes in Seattle is our ability to teach cultural awareness in all forms via, dance, poetry and food, as well as learning the fundamental concepts for conversational Spanish. Through our Spanish program you will be able to make a positive and effective impact within the Beacon Hill and greater Seattle area community , all the while you learn one of the fastest growing languages in America!!! DonÂ’t miss the opportunity to participate with El Centro to build your Spanish skills and your community!
tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysJOHN GRADE: After the Wawona and KAWASE HASUI: Four Shin Hanga MastersDavidson GalleriesFirst Thursday: May 2nd, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Open: May 3rd-June 1st, TWThFS 10am-5:30pm
JOHN GRADE: After the WawonaÂ
Acclaimed Seattle artist John Grades perennial focus remains on environmentally related works, often inspired and extracted from microscopic points of view, that range from monumental (interior and exterior) installations to a more moderate scale.
This series marks a pivotal transition couched between the larger works and will feature new sculpture in wood and resin (example: Core) as well as two in iron, cast at the Kohler facility during Grades installation of Capacitor. For Grade, the human scale pieces are especially important as "they act as fertile ground Â– allowing time to reflect, experiment and explore alternative directions and sub themes that cannot be hit within the larger works."
KAWASE HASUI:Â Four Shin Hanga Masters
Davidson Galleries is pleased to present a wonderful collection of Shin-hanga woodblock prints by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950),Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991), and Ishwata Koitsu (1897-1987). Shin-hanga (new prints) was a Japanese print movement which flourished 1920-55. The term was intended to distinguish between the new direction of Japanese printmakingsosaku-hanga (creative prints) where the artist did three of what had been separate collaborations - design, create the printing matrix, and then pull the finished impression from that matrix. Shin-hanga represents a continuation of the traditional collaboration rooted in the 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e printmaking but where the subjects now reflect the influence of the West, Impressionism and other European centered art. The woodblock prints were largely exported in response to their enormous appeal for collectors in the West.
wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysThe OTHER Gun ShowThe OTHER Gun ShowArtists in Seattle join the gun control dialogue
The Other Gun Show: Artists with Guns
Contact: Li Turner, curator, (206) 498-2922, LiTurner@aol.com
Gallery 110: (206) 624-9336, www.gallery110.com
A traditional gun show soon takes place in Seattle, while the NRA Annual Convention takes place in Houston, TX. Simultaneously, not coincidentally, a gun themed art exhibition featuring some of the northwest's most envelope-pushing artists will take place in Pioneer Square at Gallery110 in Seattle.
The exhibition, titled: The Other Gun Show, opens May 2nd at Gallery 110. During the artist's reception on Saturday, May 4th at 5 p.m. the artists will present a talk about the art works on view, followed at 6 by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public.
In the exhibition, each work of art will reflect the artist's personal reaction to the nation's ongoing gun dilemma. Although the exhibition will not assume an official position, it will endeavor to broaden and stimulate discussion. The participating artists are limited only by their own creativity, which proves to be astonishingly vast.
The range of artwork will extend far beyond paint-on-canvas; it will encompass a diversity of mediums. Such diversity reflects the wide range of artists in this show. Many of whom have been part of the local art scene for years, while others are quickly earning name recognition. This group exhibition includes: Jasmine Iona Brown, Jan Cook, Ron Hall, Sally Ketcham, Joan Kimura, Sabe Lewellyn, Pascale Lord, Paula Maratea, Marcy Merrill, Emmanuel Monzon, Fab Rideti, Ray Schutte, Sonya Stockton, and Li Turner
The show is being curated by Li Turner, who a few years ago, curated the well-received Barbie exhibition at Bumbershoot. Buckle your seatbelts.
thru jun 9Seattle International Film FestivalDowntown SeattleAttending the largest film festival in the country is both exciting and surprisingly easy. Whether you're new to SIFF or an experienced festival-goer, the information below will help you enjoy SIFF to its fullest potential. may 22 - jun 1Garfield High School West Side StoryQuincy Jones Performance Center at Garfield High SchoolCome out and support the Garfield High School production of West Side Story. This year, their talented cast will recreate the epic love story portraying the brutal injustice and violence of gangs of New York CityÂ’s West Side in the 1950Â’s. The show will feature lively dance numbers and impressive vocals, not to mention larger than life costumes! Starring as Tony and Maria are the gifted Augustine Vanden Brulle and Sophia Garcia Galindo. The cast has perfected the original choreography by Jerome Robbins, with the guidance of experienced director Stewart Hawke and musical director Carol Burton, to create a show you do not want to miss. They are bringing back all your favorite moments from the ageless tale, as well as the vibrant music, including classics like Â“Maria,Â” Â“I Feel Pretty,Â” Â“SomewhereÂ” and Â“AmericaÂ”. The plot will carry you from enchanting encounters, to quick witted banters and spicy dancing, and lastly the tear-jerking finale. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable musical experience that will bring tears to your eyes. Spread the word, support the Bulldog theater department and fill the house. Visit www.garfieldstage.org or check out our Facebook page for more information. Tickets are sold online at www.ShowTix4u.com and at the Quincy Jones Performance Center the night of the show. jun 1Kenny ChesneyCenturyLink FieldKenny Chesney is coming back to Seattle! One of the giants of country music will be joined by Eric Church, Eli Young, and Kasey Musgraves. jun 11FIFA 2014 World Cup QualifierCenturyLink Field2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Panama will be played on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday, June 11. jun 20 - jun 21Marathon Health & Fitness ExpoCenturyLine Field Events CenterFor two days, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, swag bag and t-shirt. jul 19Paul McCartney - Out There TourSafeco FieldPaul McCartney brings his Out There Tour to Seattle for the first major concert ever at Safeco Field. Expect to hear plenty of the Beatles classics along with plenty of other hits from his decades-long career