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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.

Friday, March 9 | Emerald City – Triggered by a conversation between playwright SP Miskowski and director Meghan Arnette about the changing cultural identity of Seattle, Emerald City is a haunting love note/ break up letter to the city. Miskowski artfully connects the past and the present as she weaves together history and a personal tale of longing, urban identity and change. A writer is forced to return to Seattle, site of her personal and professional ruin, to cover the story of Dorothy Dietrich. Crashing with a college roommate and proprietor of an earnest yet doomed tour business, and surreptitiously followed by a lover whose interest may be swayed by a surprising suitor, her life is once again changed by a trip she didn’t want to take to a city she hoped never to see again.

Saturday, March 10 | Draw Attack! Costume Session with Brew and Live Music – Georgetown Atelier hosts its first monthly costume figure drawing session, featuring live baroque opera by Jordan Corbin of Watershed Opera and delicious brew from Georgetown Brewing Co! Enjoy the ambience of a working classical art school, which offers participants use of easels, work lamps and controlled lighting. The school is an active part of the Georgetown Art Attack art walk, allowing visitors to respectively witness the drawing session in action. Chinese Mortal Warrior P. Pan will be the model of the evening. Pose will be gestures, followed by 20 minute poses and a final 40 minute pose. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! March 5OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) & OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) – A double feature of the two earlier films from the director and stars of The Artist! From Music Box Films: A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude.

Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 | Los Angeles Animation Festival –  Five days of animation, including a Liquid Television collection, female-made erotic shorts, and 70s sci-fi underrated gem Fantastic Planet.

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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, March 1 Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 – CD Forum is excited to present Pat Thomas and his highly anticipated book Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975.

In 2004, Pat began working on a research project centered around the Black Panther Party with a focus on the protest recordings that the Black Power movement inspired during the 1960s and 1970s  this led to establishing strong working relationships with two key leaders of the Black Panther Party David Hilliard (Chief of Staff) and Party chairman Elaine Brown (including releasing her landmark 1969 album “Seize The Time” on CD). As well as meetings with Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins, and other Panthers. Over a period of 5 years, Pat uncovered dozens of rare/out of print/forgotten Black Power recordings in all areas of jazz, soul, poetry, speeches, interviews, and rock/pop music  eventually amassing what might be considered the largest collection of its kind.

TONIGHT, March 1 | Grudge Rock Comedy Edition CLOWN TOWN vs LEVEL UP! – It’s GRUDGE LAUGH- special Grudge Rock comedy episode! Join Professor Jake Stratton to see which comedians know comedy best and see which team of top comics goes home with ALL THE DOOR FUNNY! Or money. All the door money.

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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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.

Thursday, March 1 | EAT OUR SHORTS 4: Love and Other Disasters – GuyWriters Theatre Company presents an evening of 7 comedic short plays that explore the ups and downs of dating, relationships, and love in that often unpredictable world called San Francisco.

Thursday, March 1 | MERCHANTS – Long-running San Francisco indy theater troupe, No Nude Men Productions, brings you the debut work of exciting new playwright Susan Sobeloff. “Merchants” tells the story of a performance artist (Maura Halloran) and her finance consultant sister (Ariane Owens), two young women trying to find the modern Holy Grails of financial stability and career satisfaction. As the economy collapses around them and the middle class begins to drown, Lilah finds herself unemployed and pregnant while Mercedes is suddenly the center of a quickly growing business venture that soon proves to be as unsustainable as it is lucrative. Also staring Tony Cirimele and Trish Tillman, this intimate, intense show is the perfect storm of the problems facing so many Americans today and asks the questions we all need to be asking about what it will take to keep our heads above water.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! February 27 (and Wednesday, February 29) | THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (2011) & !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (2010) – A double bill of two recent, critically acclaimed documentaries about two important social, political and artistic movements of the late 60s and early 70s

Thursday, March 1BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE –  BRANDEE BUILT ON CRAZEE is a One Woman Show directed by Michael Steger (90210) and Sean Hankinson.  This comedy is loosely based on Brandee Tucker’s life. Tucker plays over fifteen characters where she walks the audience through her experiences starting from age six. The audience will go through a journey meeting childhood bullies, a beauty shop guru, relatives with mental illness, an inspiring grandmother and many more characters.

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! February 13ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) & PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002) – A double-feature of films celebrating the surreality of love on this, the eve of Valentine’s Day.

Tuesday, February 14 | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – This 1927 silent film by German director F.W. Murnau tells a story of infidelity and reconciliation, earning three Academy Awards and a place in the National Film Registry. The film junkies at the Cinefamily are, obviously, the best people to show it to you in all its glory — and it’s worth seeing on a big screen, if only for Sunrise‘s fairy-tale, $200,000 set (around $2.5 million in 2012 dollars).

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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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.

Thursday, February 9 | SF IndieFest – Two weeks of “the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.” Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from the organizers:

Here’s a brief example of the extreme excellent-ness of this year’s program: we’re showing THE FP, no doubt the best post-apocalyptic dance-fight video game movie you’ve ever seen; CLOWN, the most sick and wrong (and hilarious) Danish buddy film you’ve ever seen; BULLHEAD, Belgium’s Oscar candidate for this year and probably your first introduction to Euro-backwoods crime culture.  We’re showing EXLEY, the latest underground masterpiece by Canuxploitation pioneer Larry Kent. And a sweet local comedy called JUKO”S TIME MACHINE, just in time for Valentines Day.  Though, if you prefer to spend Valentines Day yelling your lungs out to classic anti-love Power Ballads, put LOVE BITES on your calendar.

Great film, fantastic parties and a roller disco? Sign us up!

Friday, February 10 | Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now – Non-profit Art Organizations AAAPAC and K*Star*Productions have joined forces to present a comprehensive festival celebrating the diverse artistic expression within the context of African and African American dance and culture. The festival strives to offer multi-faceted programming that addresses the needs of artists: networking, mentoring, training, outreach, and the community: affordable/accessible programming, cultural enrichment and arts education. For details on performances visit the festival’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Hot Tickets, San Francisco

 

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