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Hot Tickets: San Francisco

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

TONIGHT, February 21 | Good-Night Moon! A benefit for the Radar LAB – A Bernal Heights cocktail party fundraiser! Celebrate the last new moon of the lunar year with an enchanting evening of food, wine, tarot and your special Witch of Honor, Justin Vivian Bond, all to benefit the 4th Annual Radar LAB artists’ retreat! With a home-made feast culled from the recipes of El Bulli‘s  “The Family Meal” by the world’s most famous chef Ferran Adria; intoxicating wines donated from The Lexington Club, illuminating tarot readings from Marcus Ewert, and the magical presence of Justin Vivian Bond. 100% of the proceeds go to fund the LAB. The LAB artists retreat relies 100% on funding from special benefits such as these.

Wednesday, February 22 | Counter Attack! – Stagebridge presents the world premiere of Counter Attack!, an original play by Joan Holden. Loosely based on Candacy Taylor‘s book Counter Culture, Holden deftly shatters stereotypes of aging workers, tapping into personal stories to deconstruct complex politics. Best of all, this original Stagebridge production reunites Holden with director Sharon Lockwood and actress Joan Mankin, two esteemed artists who helped Holden forge the New Left movement of the SF Mime Troup. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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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.

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.

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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

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

Friday, February 10 Gutter Lane: Sugar and Spice Winters Delight Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh   On the second Friday of every month, within the Jekyll & Hyde Bar, ‘Gutter Lane,’ a bustling Victorian backstreet, staggers to life. With performers as dubious as they are memorable, there will be something to tease and excite all. The Lane itself boasts differing attractions from month to month including custom jewelry stalls, musicians and ad hoc performances. For those bold enough to walk the lane The Aerie Theatre awaits. This treasure trove for the curious is home to the heart of Gutter Lane: its performances. Here you will encounter exotic burlesque, shameful comedy, daring acrobatics and much, much more

Saturday, February 11 Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash The Kursaal (Function Suite), Southend-on-Sea   Join the heartbreakers, home wreckers and serial daters of Essex in rebelling against stupid Cupid and his painful arrows. Love is for losers. The Seaside Sirens are back with their first annual event of the year – The Anti-Valentine’s Flash Bash. If you came to the event last year you already know you’re in for a treat! Posh venue, great bands, loads of roller girls letting their hair down and so much more. The best bit is tickets are even cheaper this year at only £8 each. Please note that due to the licensed bar and the content of some of the entertainment, this is an over 18 only event.

Saturday, February 11 Acid City Championship Wrestling: WRESTLERIOT! New Era Complex, Accrington   All titles are up for grabs as Acid City Championship Wrestling launches in Accrington with WrestleRiot! Champions will be crowned, as some of the most exciting professional wrestling talent in the world face one another in a bid to take over Acid City. Exciting storylines, extreme action and countless styles will collide in what promises to be one hell of a show! If you are a professional wrestling fan, you CAN’T afford to miss this! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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Hot Tickets: United Kingdom

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

Thursday, February 02 Comedy@ The Jam Jar The Jam Jar, Dunfermline  A top night of comedy headlined by Tom Stade as featured in Live at the Apollo (BBC1), One Night Stand (Dave) and Stand-Up For the Week (Ch4) also featuring JoJo Sutherland, Tommy Reid, Stephen Manson and David Mutch.

Friday February 03 The Jitterbug Vol IV Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham  After arriving with a bang on the Nottingham party scene last year, The Jitterbug is back for its first event of 2012. They take great pride in bringing you the very best national and international acts from the world of Electro Swing and the recent Electro Swing Peoples Favourite 2011 awards are testament to that with 4 out of 11 categories being won by acts hosted at The Jitterbug. This year is to be no exception and they kick off the year by bringing you Sound Assembly. Making waves in the Electro Swing pond, this 3-piece live act from Lancaster, fronted by Sally Bloomer, has played at countless events across the UK and recently at the Electro Swing Club in Paris. The Jitterbug is also pleased to present to you Bass for the Baby, having performed at London Decompression among other festivals, he is sure to stir things up. The Jitterbug residents: Jamko, Maxophone and Das Motz have been busy over the festive period preparing an audio and visual show which they will be unveiling for the very first time. To meet your dancing needs they will be once again providing a FREE dance class at the beginning of the evening followed by classic Swing music for social dancing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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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: United Kingdom

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

Friday, January 20 Identity Parade: The Deadly Winters, Paul Gilbody & Steve Heron The Village – Edinburgh  Showcasing the best in Scotland’s growing music scene in an intimate and informal manner, each ‘Identity Parade’ features three bands, one compere and many tunes in the unique setting that is The Vilage in Leith, Edinburgh. ‘Identity Parade’ is a showcase which is aimed at supporting the Edinburgh music scene. Originally set up by musician Alan R Davison and Woosh Entertainment’s Keith Easton, ‘Identity Parade’ brings together musical talent from all over Scotland, offering a variety of different sounds. This week’s instalment features The Deadly Winters whose latest release was called “an accomplished and mature piece of work..stuffed full of lovely melodies and toe-tapping charm” by Radar of The Scotsman New Music Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Hot Tickets, United Kingdom

 

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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: Los Angeles

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

Wednesday, December 14 | Downtown Independent’s Official Selection series presents: CAITLIN PLAYS HERSELF: Downtown Independent’s home-grown series is back with a very special December program! When Caitlin, an uncompromising artist who creates both personal and political work, performs nude in her show about the BP oil spill, it sends her relationship with her on and off again boyfriend into a tailspin.  As she directs her energy toward sustainable living and a series of dates with other guys, she realizes the difficulty of trying to save the world when you can’t even make sense of your own life.

Wednesday, December 14 | Rocket Propelled Classic Movie Night – “It’s A Wonderful Night”:  Celebrate the holidays with Rocket Propelled LTD, in an evening facilitated by Casting Director/Writer/Director Rick Pagano as he discusses Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

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

Tuesday, December 6 | Worst Audition Ever At King King: Worst Audition Ever is a night of ridiculous truths, deserved redemption and hilarious oration about simply, the worst auditions EVER.  From actors and directors, writers and casting folk, all the stories are real. None of the names or events have been changed to protect the innocent… or not so innocent. A wry and candid look at some of the most awkward moments in artistic vulnerability because pain is best served funny and with cocktails!

Thursday, December 8 | LOVESWELL – Special Benefit Performances for Project Save Our Surf: Loveswell is the hilariously intimate view of a man fighting for his relationship in the first year of having a baby through all the ups and downs of marriage as told through the eyes of a surfer. Presented by PROJECT SAVE OUR SURF (PSOS) to benefit Santa Monica Baykeeper, Waves 4 Water, Inside the Outdoors, & Tumelo Home.

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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving!

So most of you are settling into Monday, knowing you only have a half week’s worth of work before you can gorge yourself with food and drink on Thursday.

Have you made plans for Wednesday night? Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve and we got a ton of great events where you can unwind and mentally prepare for seeing the family on Turkey Day. We got electronic music in Boise, reggae in Hollywood, comedy in Maine, rock in Pennsylvania, punk rock in New Jersey, a charity event in Rhode Island and a pub crawl in North Carolina. A bunch of you might have family in town so take them out, show them the town and have fun. All you got to do is wake up and eat. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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