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2012 Valentine’s Day Events for Lovers, Haters and Ragers!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s time to start making plans for the most romantic of all holidays. Whether you think it’s a phony, Hallmark holiday or see it as a genuine opportunity to show that special someone how you feel about them, we got an event for you. There’s lots of burlesque, some great music, comedy, theater, roller derby, a pub crawl, a ghost tour of Grand Central Station and even a dance party in a Russian bath house! We even threw in a couple anti-Valentine’s Day events in there for good measure. Whether you’re in Anchorage or Brooklyn, I’m betting we got something in your neck of the woods.

There are still tickets available for all these events, so hurry up and pick some up before they’re all gone!

Friday, February 10

Counting on Love, and Other Stories of the HeartSan Francisco, California Treat Street Theatre Project, in partnership with The Playwrights Center of San Francisco, present six new plays by Rod McFadden and Don Samson. It’s an evening of laughter, heartbreak, compassion, compromise and human connection — the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. These award-winning plays are funny, sad, insightful and inspiring. Share them with someone you love, or someone you want to love you more. This show opens tonight and runs through Saturday, February 18.

VivaVoom Brr-Lesque Presents: Starlets & HarlotsAnchorage, Alaska  Comedy! Glitter! Live Music! Feathers! Aerial Daring! Fringe! Prizes! Striptease! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with more than cards or candy! VivaVoom Brr-Lesque offers their version of Silver Screen love that will have you and your date laughing, and “oooh”-ing in amazement. Of course, if you don’t have a date, it’s a GREAT Girls or Guys Night Out or bachelor/bachelorette party! This show also will be running on Saturday, February 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Seasonal

 

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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.

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.

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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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.

Tomorrow, January 6 Sound on the Sound Presents: The Torn ACL’s, Horrace Picket, and The Balloons – This month’s Sound on the Sound-curated show at Columbia City Theater is The Torn ACLs‘ CD release!

Tomorrow, January 6 | Blank Slate – Working from nothing but audience suggestions and imagination, Unexpected Productions’ professional comedy improvisers create a never-before-seen production right in front of your eyes. In Blank Slate, the audience first creates a detailed character for each improviser. Using these living characters, the audience crafts the story and the improvisers try to keep up! Will John, the 41 year old unmarried disco dancing accountant find out that Charlie, the 21 year old snowboarder MIT graduate is actually his long lost son? Will Charlie finally realize that Kate, the 24 year old classical guitarist who serves his coffee everyday, is actually in love with him? And will we find out that Kate is actually a Russian spy? Find out in Blank Slate!

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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tonight! Pioneer Square’s O’ Crafty Night I –  Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood by making a craft so cool, you can give it to someone other than your mom! (But we support gifting to the mothers as well – don’t forget the mothers!) Learn how to create a custom felt box for your cherished items, or use it as a decorative package for your holiday gifts your friends and family will keep forever. Depending on how fast you craft, there may also be time to create a custom floral or geometric layered brooch using recycled felted wool! All supplies provided.

Saturday, December 10 | Urban Wine Tour – Woodinville isn’t the only place to discover Washington wine – there are delicious wineries right in Seattle’s own urban center! On the Urban Wine Tour, you will visit a group of Seattle wineries as well as the Wine Bar at Chocolate Box, where they’ll pair delicious Washington wines with local cheeses, meats, and chocolate. You don’t want to miss out on this great way to taste delicious Washington wines and see the city. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Halloween In Your ‘Hood This Weekend!

Halloween is upon us! It’s on a Monday this year so there’s a bunch of events going on this weekend. Although, if you’re a true lover of Halloween, you’ll be out on Halloween proper.

Halloween has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain which means roughly, the end of summer. It’s also the name of Glenn Danzig‘s band after The Misfits, for all you lovers of horror-rock out there (see video below). Samhain usually lasted several days and had elements of other festivals’ for the dead. People and their livestock would walk between two bonfires as a cleansing ritual and cast the bones of slaughtered livestock into the flames. The first day of Samhain was October 31st and many of the traditions associated with Halloween come from both the secular Gaelic celebration of Samhain and the Catholic holiday All Saints Day. For example, trick-or-treating bears similarities to the medieval practice of souling, where peasants would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls’ Day (November 2). Similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy. In Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos (November 1) also shares similarities to Samhain and All Saints Day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle – Halloween Edition!

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, October 27 | The Bushwick Bookclub: The clubs one-year anniversary show! This is not your run of the mill book club. Much like any, they act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what they read. But they found that this was not enough for them. When they read books, they also want to write songs about them. And when they write songs, they like to perform them for an audience. This month’s book is Stephen King’s The Shining!

Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 | Halloween Edition! The Heavenly Spies in Betty Burlesque!: Seattle’s most glamorous and award winning burlesque troupe The Heavenly Spies are back this fall after 7 years of sold out shows and ready to shimmy and shake your socks off in their newest show Betty Burlesque! The Heavenly Spies began as a little known cabaret/burlesque group titled: Ultra and the Satin Dolls by a group of eager-to-perform Cornish graduates in early 2004. In 2005 after many changes the defunct Dolls, changed names, members and became The Heavenly Spies. They made their mark in the Neo-Burlesque movement in 2007 as the winners in Burlesque’s most prestigious competition The Miss Exotic World Pageant and have continued to wow sold out audiences with their death defying high kicks and gravity defying hair.
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tonight, September 8 The Comedy Workshop at Odd Duck Studio:
A weekly open mic opportunity for professional and amateur comedians, sketch comedians, and improvisational actors/improvisers to test new material and to develop their acts, inspired by The Comedy Workshop and Comics Annex of Houston’s Comedy scene in the 1980s and 1990s.

Friday, September 9 François Truffaut’s The Soft Skin — NEW 35mm PRINT! A haunting score by Georges Delerue enhances the mood in The Soft Skin, François Truffaut’s dark and suspenseful follow-up to Jules and Jim. While on a business trip, married literary critic Pierre Lachenay (Jean Desailly) meets a beautiful airline hostess (Françoise Dorleac) and begins an affair. As Pierre’s behavior becomes increasingly impulsive, his infidelity sparks a devastating act of jealousy and revenge. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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