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!
thru nov 17Going for GoldSeattle Art MuseumThis special installation of objects from the Seattle Art Museum's collection will feature the glittering golden threads of French brocades, Imperial Chinese robes, Japanese kesas, and Persian bedcoversall seen as rich backdrops to gleaming objects of beauty, such as powdered-gold lacquer boxes, a Fabergé cigarette case, a seated Buddha with gold inlay, and African hammered-gold earrings. thru aug 31Hear My Train A Comin': Hendrix Hits LondonEMP MuseumKing of "Purple Haze" fame and widely considered the greatest guitarist in history, Jimi Hendrix wowed the swinging London scene for nine monthsreleasing three hit singles, a chart-topping debut album, and becoming the darling of the British music pressbefore returning home to dazzle audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.
Featuring lyrics, personal instruments, original photographs, outrageous outfits, and rare concert footage, Hear My Train a Comin': Hendrix Hits London celebrates the iconic musician's 70th birthday by inviting viewers to discover how Hendrix achieved prominence across the pond.
thru jul 14Together Again: Nuxalk Faces of the SkySeattle Art MuseumOne of SAMs venerable works of Northwest Coast art is the highlight of a special display which opened in December. Created around 1880, the Nuxalk sun maskmade up of a circular corona and an inset maskwill be on view with a mask from the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Joint research by curators at both museums, in consultation with Nuxalk community members, has revealed that the mask in Vancouver was the original inset for our corona and that sometime after 1920 the parts were separated and a different mask was joined with the corona. Come visit the reunion of the original pieces, on view with other compelling Nuxalk ceremonial masks from SAMs collection. fridays, saturdaysImprov Happy HourUnexpected Productions' Market TheaterJoin Unexpected Productions for an evening of spontaneous theatre that mixes the shorter games associated with Theatresports with an edgier, story based long form comedy! Gumwall Rally is a sampler of several styles of improv all packed into one show, from movie, literature, or play genres to experimental and risky comical improv forms! All content is based on audience suggestions so expect unexpected fun! fridays, saturdaysSeattle TheatresportsUnexpected Productions' Market TheaterFor 30 years, Seattle Theatresports has combined sports and comedy into a wholly unique show that never fails to elicit cheers, jeers, and plenty of laughs. 8:30 p.m. every Friday or Saturday night at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Teams of improvisers create scenes based entirely on audience suggestions -- bring your A-game and help make the magic happen. Grab this offer and get ready to experience the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and a sore stomach from laughing too hard. wednesdaysDuo Comedy ShowcaseUnexpected Productions' Market TheaterGreat things come in twos! The Market Theater will showcase some of the best and newest comedy and improv duos in the Seattle area!
Make Wednesday your comedy night with something unique and fun! It's Seattle's only improv showcase where pairs of improv comedians take the stage and try to entertain you! You'll find all styles of comedy in this show, from old time vaudevillian to new age stylistic. It's always a fun and very social time! Every Duo night is different at the Market Theater, from themed nights to promotional events, all starring Seattle talent! Visit the lounge and watch for drink specials!
The performers range from professional beginners, and some additional duo slots are available. If you are part of two person act, and you have performance experience, you can sign your duo act up at http://www.improvseattle.com
sundays, mondays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysRembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, LondonSAM: DowntownWithin the neoclassical Kenwood House at Hampstead Heath on the outskirts of London, resides a magnificent painting collection known as the Iveagh Bequest. Kenwood is home to an exceptional collection of Old Master paintings, including major works by Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, Van Dyck, and many others. The Iveagh Bequest was donated to Great Britain by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (18471927) and heir to the worlds most successful brewery. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London, a selection of approximately 50 masterpieces from the collection, will tour American museums for the first time. Among other treasures, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Rembrandts late Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never left Europe before. sundays, mondays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysEuropean Masters: The Treasures of SeattleSAM: DowntownThis exhibition, focusing on a great collector of the 19th century, also presents the perfect moment to reveal some of the extraordinary collecting of European painting that has been quietly taking place in Seattle over the last 20 years. European Masters: The Treasures of Seattle features 34 paintings, all from local collections, which will share the special exhibition galleries with the 48 paintings from Kenwood House. The paired exhibitions will give visitors the opportunity to observe different approaches to collecting, the history of taste, and how the market has changed since Lord Iveagh began to form his collection in 1887. Most importantly, our visitors will have the chance to see exceptional works of art from right here in Seattle, which, until this moment, has largely overlooked the art of Europe. Featured artists include Vittore Carpaccio, Francisco de Zurbarán, J.A.D. Ingres, Eugene Delacroix, and Frans Hals. thursdaysSeattle's Best Damn Happy HourSeattle Center ArmoryBetween work and play, there is Happy Hour. Seattle Center launches into 2013 with the Best. Damn. Happy Hour. Ever. Think we're kidding? Think again. Think music by DJ D'Nelski (KEXPs DJ Alex), think deals on specialty cocktails and delicious food from new Armory eateries like Skillet and MOD Pizza. Think mini golf, think giant Jenga, think trivia. Think fabulous prizes like tickets to concerts and shows at Seattle Center. We told you we werent kidding around. New Year. New Armory. New reason to be happy. Third Thursday of each month from 5 8 pm in the freshly renovated Armory.
No cover | 21+ | seattlecenter.com/happyhour/
thru nov 9From Abstract Expression to Colored PlanesSeattle Art Museumn this installation, paintings from SAMs collection by Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner provide a glimpse of the energy and movement of what became known as Abstract Expressionism. Abstract painting continued to dominate the artistic discourse in the 1950s and early 1960s, but the concerns began to shift from the tactility and energy of the painted gesture to a preoccupation with emphasizing the flatness of the canvas. In works by Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis this is achieved by thinned paint that saturates the canvas and melds with the support. sundays, tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdaysGrey GardensACT TheatreLittle Edie is a dazzling socialite on a downward spiral into a life of illusions and hoarded junk. Just exactly how did Jackie Kennedy's cousin end up living in a decaying 42-room mansion full of cats? First captured in a cult-hit documentary, this true-story-turned-musical will take you on an unforgettable journey. 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!!! Dont miss the opportunity to participate with El Centro to build your Spanish skills and your community!
thru may 19Boeing BoeingSeattle Repertory Theatre (Bagley Wright & Leo K. Theatre)Its the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldnt be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernards perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Jet Cityfasten your seat belts! thru jun 2Grey GardensACT TheatreLittle Edie is a dazzling socialite on a downward spiral into a life of illusions and hoarded junk. Just exactly how did Jackie Kennedys cousin end up living in a decaying 42-room mansion full of cats? First captured in a cult-hit documentary, this true-story-turned-musical will take you on an unforgettable journey. thru sep 30Savor Seattle Gourmet Seattle Food & Cultural TourSavor Seattle ToursExperience how Seattle does "gourmet." Embrace upscale comfort food and F.L.O.S.S. (fresh, local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable) as you enjoy a progressive meal at Seattles best restaurants and hot spots. From appetizer to dessert, you will eat your way through Belltown, downtown Seattle, and Pike Place Market. Visit seven tasting locations, including 5-6 restaurants with a bonus stop at the renowned truffle cafe, where Seattle chefs source fresh truffles, aged balsamic vinegars, and boutique Italian wines. At the seventh stop, cap your evening off with authentic Italian gelato or Japanese green tea tiramisu.
Enjoy a relaxed pace and comfort of sitting down at nearly every other stop of this restaurant-focused food and cultural tour.
thru aug 31Savor Seattle Gourmet Seattle ToursSavor Seattle ToursExperience how Seattle does "gourmet." Embrace upscale comfort food and F.L.O.S.S. (fresh, local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable) as you enjoy a progressive meal at Seattles best restaurants and hot spots. From appetizer to dessert, you will eat your way through Belltown, downtown Seattle, and Pike Place Market. Visit seven tasting locations, including 5-6 restaurants with a bonus stop at the renowned "truffle cafe," where Seattle chefs source fresh truffles, aged balsamic vinegars, and boutique Italian wines. At the seventh stop, cap your evening off with authentic Italian gelato or Japanese green tea tiramisu.
Enjoy a relaxed pace and comfort of sitting down at nearly every other stop of this restaurant-focused food and cultural tour.
thru aug 31Public Market ToursPublic Market ToursJoin us for a one-hour historical tour of Pike Place Market filled with intriguing tales! At 105 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish boys.
It is also home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses; 190 craftspeople; and approximately 100 farmers who rent table space by the day; 240 street performers and musicians; and more than 300 apartment units, most of which provide housing for low-income elderly people.
Your tour will take you inside the main thoroughfares of the Pike Place Market, as well as the Lower Levels where hidden treasures await. Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that make up this iconic landmark!
At least 10 percent of all ticket sales go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation. They support four social service agencies for low-income and elderly residents of downtown Seattle, including a medical center, food bank, senior center, and childcare center.
thru sep 30Savor Seattle Pike Place Food & Cultural TourSavorJoin us for Seattles original Pike Place Market food and cultural tour! Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 105-year old landmark. Meet the Market's lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store.
Our tour guides are past and present members of the Pike Place Market community. These intimate friendships with Market merchants ensure you will always receive special treatment. From Iron Chef winner Tom Douglas, to world famous fish throwers, come meet our Market family!