TONIGHT, January 26 | Elissa Ball and Artist Home Presents: Substance (Comedy, Poetry, Short Film) – Elissa Ball and Artist Home Presents: Substance: a night of Comedy, Poetry, and Short Film featuring Comedy by Danielle Radford, Elicia Sanchez / Poetry by Evan Peterson, Adam Boehmer / Short film by Marie Biondolillo, Union Street Films.
Tomorrow, January 27 | University Book Store presents: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman: Why We Broke Up – Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped. Prime tickets are $22 and include a copy of Why We Broke Up, available for pickup the night of the event. General tickets are available for $5.
Saturday, January 28 | School of Rock Presents: OZZMAN COMETH – The School of Rock is the nation’s premier performance-based music program. Our Performance Program is designed for kids who know the basics of how to play their instrument and are ready to take it to the stage. This program introduces the team element into music instruction. Students will learn harmonies, musicianship and how to perform in an authentic rock show environment. Saturday at Chop Suey, School of Rock students perform the music of Ozzy Osbourne!
Saturday, January 28 | The Aaron English Band – Watch as the Aaron English Band films an hour-long performance in front of a live audience at the famed London Bridge Studios. The DVD of the concert will be released in April, 2012.
Sunday, January 29 | Mole Enchilada Cooking Demonstration with Chef Vincent Rivera of Jazz Alley – Start 2012 off by learning something new! Join El Centro de la Raza on Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 PM for a special cooking demonstration by celebrated Chef Vincent Rivera of Jazz Alley, the West Coast’s premier dinner and live music venue. Chef Rivera will demonstrate making mole enchiladas along with some traditional side dishes. The demonstration will take place in a community-based setting at El Centro de la Raza, and will include a meat and vegetarian demo. Proceeds benefit the El Centro de la Raza Senior Nutrition and Wellness program, which provides daily social, exercise and educational activities, a congregate meal and home-delivered meals to seniors.
Sunday, January 29 | MOUSERCIZE!! – A night of live DJing at the Can Can by Mousercize, spinning 80s favorite for an all night dance party!
Wednesday, February 1 | After Lobby Day: Fast, Frugal, Effective Follow-Up to Help Seal the Deal – This workshop is ideal for nonprofits, chambers of commerce, professional and neighborhood associations, PTAs, and other community-based organizations, as well as activist-minded individuals, who want to get the most out of their organizing activities. Learn quick and easy techniques that your organization can implement today to help legislators remember and champion your policy agenda!
Know of any other events happening in the Seattle area this week? Post them in the comments section.