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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Announcements, BPT


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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, March 9 | Emerald City – Triggered by a conversation between playwright SP Miskowski and director Meghan Arnette about the changing cultural identity of Seattle, Emerald City is a haunting love note/ break up letter to the city. Miskowski artfully connects the past and the present as she weaves together history and a personal tale of longing, urban identity and change. A writer is forced to return to Seattle, site of her personal and professional ruin, to cover the story of Dorothy Dietrich. Crashing with a college roommate and proprietor of an earnest yet doomed tour business, and surreptitiously followed by a lover whose interest may be swayed by a surprising suitor, her life is once again changed by a trip she didn’t want to take to a city she hoped never to see again.

Saturday, March 10 | Draw Attack! Costume Session with Brew and Live Music – Georgetown Atelier hosts its first monthly costume figure drawing session, featuring live baroque opera by Jordan Corbin of Watershed Opera and delicious brew from Georgetown Brewing Co! Enjoy the ambience of a working classical art school, which offers participants use of easels, work lamps and controlled lighting. The school is an active part of the Georgetown Art Attack art walk, allowing visitors to respectively witness the drawing session in action. Chinese Mortal Warrior P. Pan will be the model of the evening. Pose will be gestures, followed by 20 minute poses and a final 40 minute pose. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle


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Hot Tickets: Boston

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Boston area. Check back every Thursday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, March 9 I Bow & Sparrow presents Helos  This cabaret style circus showcase is a blow-your-mind performance and fun-loving party in one evening.  With never before seen aerial feats, a giant spinning wheel, hand balancing, hooping and acrobatics. Live electronic funk band Wobblesauce will be joining the fun before, during and after the show. There will beer, wine, and plenty of energy. Featuring Performances by: Kate Law Hoflich, Alayna Stroud, T Lawrence-Simon, Gina De of Aerialicious Entertainment, Teresa Kochis of Overhead Arts, Ellen & Roger May of Off the Ground Circus, Morgan Oldham, Joanne Virginio, and Little L of Boston Hoop Troupe.

Saturday, March 10 I All-Star Hub Grub Crawl – Greenway  Enjoy a progressive meal along Boston’s newest one-mile, post Big Dig attraction: The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Wharf and the newly-dubbed Wharf District. The crawl will begin at Blue Inc., the restaurant of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’s’ semi-finalist, and, more recently, Eater-Boston‘s “hottest” chef, Jason Santos. Liquid nitrogen milkshake, anyone? You never know what the chef’s going to put in it…doughnuts, pancakes, birthday cake, cereal…your guess is as good as ours! Attendees will then move on to Trade, which was just voted semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. Trade is owned by James Beard Award winner and Bravo TV Master Chef, Jody Adams. Guests will love their flat breads. Third stop is the 4-star restaurant of another James Beard Award winner, Michael Schlow. Celebrity chef Ming Tsai recently tweeted that Radius serves the best hamburger in Boston. We’ll let you be the judge of that! Last stop is the InterContinental Hotel’s French restaurant, Miel, where the place is a-buzzin’…literally! At Miel, we’ll sample honey produced by its own 60,000 bees. We’ll also enjoy its fabulous desserts. How does “Best of Boston” creme brulee sound? Join us as we “Stroll. Sample. Savor. Repeat.” while enjoying a progressive meal created by some of Boston’s most popular chefs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Boston, Hot Tickets


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Hot Tickets: Chicago

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the Chicago area. Check back every Wednesday at noon, CST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, March 7 to Saturday, March 17 I Devil May Care  Written by Northwestern alum, Kendall Sherwood, ‘Devil May Care’ finds two residents of a small town with disparate experiences of faith challenging the other’s motives for being in an empty church at midnight.  Lost in their lives and beliefs, they will be redefined by this chance encounter.

Friday, March 9 I CAROLINE PLANTÉ -8REFLEXIONES Introduced to flamenco guitar at an early age by her father, Montreal-born Caroline Planté is one of the rare women who plays flamenco guitar professionally. Since 2005, she travels between Montreal and Madrid where she also is the musical director, composer and interpreter of Madrid based company Cruceta Flamenco. Her ‘8reflexiones,’ a debut after 17 years of onstage and compositional experience, is an absolute success. It is the first flamenco album entirely composed and performed by a female guitarist. Integrating jazz and even electronica into her sound, Planté and renowned Madrid choreographer, dancer and percussionist Mariano Cruceta offer listeners an intimate taste of this singular music along with the DJ J.Godino and flamenco singer Pedro Obregon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Chicago, Hot Tickets


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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

Friday, March 09 I This is Johnny Woo The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton   London’s ‘Tranny Superstar’ (TIME OUT) and undisputed king of parties presents an intimate evening of performance. Having recently celebrated 10 yrs in the business of alternative cabaret, Woo brings elements from his most recent show ‘This Is Jonny Woo’ straight from The Soho Theatre to Brighton. A show of highlights and favourite pieces from his substantial repertoire following his time as a ravenous party animal, through personal moments following a stay in hospital and his re-emergence even bolder and sillier than ever. Buckle-up for a rollercoaster ride into the mind of one of London’s favourite club stars. Stories, raps, caricature and high fashion. What more can you want!

Friday, March 09 I Adam Stafford, So Many Wizards & LeThug Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh   Adam Stafford is a great live performer, steadily and oddly building his loops and samples up into lush pop songs. He will be joined by So Many Wizards, who are over from the States and LeThug, a new droney, electronic pop band from Glasgow.

Friday, March 09 I Gutter Lane: Backstreets and Byways Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   Gutter Lane is a bustling Victorian backstreet brimming with forbidden pleasures and dubious wonder. Every month in the Jekyll & Hyde bar they invite you to don your top hat, strap on your Bustle and take your seat for a cabaret show with a difference. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in United Kingdom


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Two Great Film Festivals Happening This Week!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Time to start planning your activities for this week and if you’re in or near Los Angeles or Ohama, Nebraska and love independent film, then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, March 7 the Omaha Film Festival kicks off and on Thursday, March 8, the Los Angeles Animation Film Festival kicks off.

The Omaha Film Festival was established in 2005 as “a way for the Omaha community to experience the artistry of independent filmmaking through the exhibition of new films by aspiring artists that are otherwise unavailable for viewing in the area.” The festival typically screens over sixty films from around the world with a special section for Nebraska-made films. Genres cover narrative features, documentaries, short films and animated shorts and the festival features regional and worldwide premiers as well as advanced screenings of films that have already received wider distribution. The festival has become one of the top teaching festivals in the Central United States and offers a myriad of panels, lectures and workshops for aspiring filmmakers. You can find a full schedule of events here or pick up an All Film Pass here. The festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 7 and runs until Sunday, March 11.

Here’s a couple of the featured films that will be screening in Ohama this week.

Wednesday, March 7: Bringing Up Bobby (Director: Famke Janssen. 2011) Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Film


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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! March 5OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) & OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) – A double feature of the two earlier films from the director and stars of The Artist! From Music Box Films: A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude.

Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 | Los Angeles Animation Festival –  Five days of animation, including a Liquid Television collection, female-made erotic shorts, and 70s sci-fi underrated gem Fantastic Planet.

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