Saturday, February 11 | THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS BY A. WOLF – Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. There’s only one individual who knows the true story about one wolf, three houses and three little pigs: Alexander T. Wolf. In this revealing no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story.
Saturday, February 11 | Kelli Schaefer, Hobo Sexual, and Tope – Portland record label Amigo/Amiga will take over the Columbia City Theater two nights in a row in 2012 – February 10th and 11th. Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives will play on February 10th, and have invited their good friend and fellow Portland songwriter Bryan Free to open up the evening (additional support tba). Kelli Schaefer is set to headline the following night, February 11th with Portland hip-hop artist and remixologist Tope to open, and heavy Seattle duo Hobosexual to follow.
Sunday, February 12 | Beer and Chocolate for Charity – What better way to celebrate than with beer and chocolate? The event will feature pairings of a scrumptious variety of Theo Chocolate and your favorite beers from Georgetown Brewing. Marcarina Bakery will provide a variety of yummy snacks. Local bluegrass band, Creeping Time will perform. You can feel good about it, too, while indulging your palate, with proceeds going to charity Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest Autism science and advocacy organization.
Also on tap will be a sneak preview of the 2012 batch of Lisa’s “the sun is trying to kill me” Chocolate Stout, to be officially released Feb. 14th. Georgetown Brewing uses 15lbs of Theo Chocolate to brew this fantastic concoction. The evening will end with stout flouts combining Molly Moon’s ice cream and Georgetown Brewing’s amazing chocolate stout.
Sunday. February 12 | Global Rhythms: Fifth Annual Accordi-O-Rama – Global Rhythms’ squeezebox spectacular returns with a rising star atop the bill: hip young bandoneon master/composer Juan Pablo Jofre. Having attracted the attention of the international press and captivated audiences at the Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico, Jofre and his exquisite abilities as a player of tango’s quintessential instrument are becoming increasingly well-knownand admired. He’s joined on the Accordi-O-Rama bill by several local squeezebox luminaries: Saturday Family Concerts favorites Toy-Box Trio, playing new classical music with carnival flair; “The Kings of Mongrel Folk” (harmonica virtuoso Mark Graham and local guitar legend Orville Johnson); Lee Xiong, who plays the qeej, a Hmong variation of the Laotian khene (itself a variation of the Chinese sheng); the strolling styling of Puget Sound accordion luminary Bonnie Birch; and Seattle multi-instrumentalist composer/singer Amy Denio, another beloved Family Concerts veteran. Presented by Town Hall. Series media sponsorship provided by KBCS 91.3 FM and KEXP.
Sunday, February 12 | FOREVER, OR WHATEVER – Gay marriage is coming to Washington State, and it turns out the queers have something to say about it. FOREVER, OR WHATEVER is not your grandmother’s lace doily. It’s not about Ellen and Portia, and it’s not a political debate. It’s a homoromantic confession, brought to you by eight Seattle writers who know a thing or two about heartbeats and tuxedos. It’s a Valentine’s show or an anti-Valentine, a marriage proposal or an off-the-grid love story. It’s commitment-phobic, it’s commitment-obsessed, it’s an inside conversation spoken out loud. Featuring Patch Avery, Laurie Cox, Elaina M. Ellis, Amber Flame, Marita Isabel, Cass Hodges, Chris Shorne, and Lane Stroud
Tuesday, February 14 | The Four Cupids of The Apocalypse – It’s Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. WHO CARES?! For everyone who thinks Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday created by corporate America, Ecdysiastic Zombie Productions is proud to announces its inaugural event, The Four Cupids of The Apocalypse! Featuring the ecdysiastic burlesque talents of Ahnna Katana, Beatrice Belladonna, Candy Apples, Dahlia Ste. Cyr, Sir Eddie Van Glam, Mitzy Sixx, Scandal from Bohemia, and Violet Deville, and hosted by Gams Galore
Monday, February 6 | Broken Hearts Are For Assholes! – Noise for the Needy and Mirthling present their second annual anti-Valentine’s Day show! Featuring comedy from Rylee Newton, Doug Gale, Derek Sheen, Brian Boshes, Barbara Holm, and Travis Vogt, PLUS:
Audience members can compete to win fabulous prizes in the SEXT-OFF!
New for 2012: all the comics will compete in an Erotic Fan Fiction Contest!
As always, ‘Broken Hearts are for Assholes’ is hosted by Rendezvous regular Bryan Cook and proceeds benefit Noise for the Needy!
Know of any other events happening in the Seattle area this week? Post them in the comments section.