Thursday, February 24 | Proof – Catherine’s father, a well-regarded mathematician and professor has just died, after a long battle with mental illness. On the eve of his funeral, she must come to grips with her own future thanks to her father’s genes: both her gift for math and her own potential mental fragility. This realistic, engaging four-person show looks at the human condition in solitude, mental illness, and relationships.
Friday, February 24 | BENEFICIAL BASS – Mike O’Leary suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the spinal joints. About a year ago the Bassdrop Music team met Blair Boykin, a supporter of Bassdrop Music events. She’s also been booked many of times to entertain their crowds. Bassdrop recently learned about her boyfriends saddening disease and instantly felt they could offer help. Mike has been diagnosed for 5 years and now needs assistance paying medical bills and other living expenses. Featuring sounds from JPOD THE BEAT CHEF, KAT1LYST, GHOSTPLAY JONES and more!
Friday, February 24 | Freak Storm – Ghost Light Theatricals presents the WINNER of Battle of the Bards V: FREAK STORM, a comic adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” written by Don Fleming and directed by Lisa Anne Glomb. Dr. Benedict Karybduff, a powerful and corrupt scientist, returns to the Cascade Mountains to investigate the causes of the disruptions in his research on using volcanoes as an energy source. A mysterious figure awaits him in a secret base, ready to wreak revenge on her enemies and usher in a new, environmentally sensitive and sustainable age.
FREAK STORM features the work of Jillian Boshart, Chris Davis, Brian Eagen, Linnea Emigh, Joey Fechtel, Don Fleming, Jocelyn Fowler, Lisa Anne Glomb, Gordon Hendrickson, Allison Irvine, Sarah Kessler, James Lyle, Mok Moser, Madeline Nutting, Sarah Rose Nottingham, Emily Veiling, Dan Yost.
Friday. February 24 | Web – Web is a dark re-imagination of the classic children’s story Charlotte’s Web. It takes the events of E.B. White’s book and puts them in a real world setting, and then it asks the audience what it is that they believe. Web honors the foundations and lessons that White’s book teaches to children– friendship, sacrifice, and above all, understanding and coping with death. The play re-introduces these themes to an adult audience. The story is based loosely on the Susan Smith trial in 1995 in which Smith was convicted of murdering her two young children. The play draws on her story, as well as countless other cases of mothers accused of infanticide. It ponders why we are sometimes drawn to believe the worst in people. Ultimately, Web is a story of faith, belief, and hope.
Saturday, February 25 | Ahh Nuts! | Art Against Allergies – Lincoln Caudle is ten years old and has had life-threatening food and environmental allergies since he was a baby. Instead of outgrowing them, they are getting worse. When he has a reaction his lips swell, his throat closes and during his last reaction, he started having cardiac arrest symptoms. The doctors have told his family that the reactions are worsening and the time frame in which they have to get him to the hospital is dwindling.
This benefit for Lincoln will feature live music by the Velvet Richmond Division, Life in a Blender and, a Tom Waits cover band, the Ol’ 55’s. Twenty works of art will be displayed for silent auction by local artists: Amber Anderson, Tonia Arehart, Amanda Michele Dellinger, Yvette Endrijautzki, Mary Enslow, Caudled Milk, Marty Gordon, Zanetka Kralova Gawronski, Sarah Harvey, Gary Hill, Weston Jandacka, Karen Kosoglad, Brian Lane, Krispijn Larison, Andrea Loewen, Richard Morhous, Michael O’Driscoll, Jim Pirie, Amy Pleasent, Tina Routt and Thomas Wood.
Saturday, February 25 | – February Owl Prowl Party & Walk – Begin with the Party: Do you know that the Great Horned Owl weighs only 3 pounds?! Party activities include family lessons on owls and owl pellet dissections. Learn about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors, and language.
Continue to the Prowl: Hike with us deep into the forest to call down our resident barred and barn owls. This is a great opportunity to have a safe and exciting night hike in the forest and to learn how to speak owl.
Saturday, February 25 | HONK! Around The World! – This is HONK! Fest West’s first sponsored event of 2012. Join them as they celebrate the amazing artistry and noise which comes when music and dance from all over the world slams together in a burst of powerful intensity! Musical sets from Tubaluba, VamoLá, Nu Klezmer Army, and the brilliant gypsy-inspired Makedon, alongside performances from Lesley Rialto, Whisper De Corvo, Skin Deep Dance, Lynnette Day Kanelos, award-winning bellydancers Mecia and Melody Anderson, and the Emerald Rain dance troupe.
Know of any other events happening in the Seattle area this week? Post them in the comments section.