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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.

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!

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Posted by on February 23, 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.

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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Feel the Love This Friday!

Northwest Lovefest began in the same Seattle neighborhood as the Brown Paper Tickets flagship office. It’s a community-based music and arts festival that began in 2010. What originally started as a celebration of the artistic talent residing in this eclectic neighborhood has now expanded its vision and scope to include like-minded talent from throughout the Northwest.

The goal of LoveFest is to provide an affordable alternative to the high-priced, fenced-in music festivals that have become the norm. They have lowered advanced ticket prices this year and with the help of TerraPass, will be neutralizing the carbon waste from their generators. They also donate a portion of each ticket sale to offset 50 miles of carbon per person. Last year they offset 9.3 metric tons of carbon waste from the festival. Through these environmental efforts and by lowering the admission price, LoveFest gets closer to their goal of being all about ‘love for the environment and love for one another.’

This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 in Magnuson Park. Preview shows will take place in the months leading up to the festival. These shows will give folks a taste of the incredible musical talent that will be hitting LoveFest stages this summer. The kickoff show will take place at Nectar Lounge, this Friday, February 10 and will feature live performances from Cody Beebe and the Crooks, Perry Acker and Redwood Son. You can pick up advanced tickets right over here.

Get out to Nectar and support Northwest LoveFest, a true community, music and arts festival – powered by love!

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Music

 

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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 6 | HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS & *BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED – A double bill of films from 1987 produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Monday’s 7:30 screening features Harry and the Hendersons director/co-writer William Dear in person with a Q&A! Trailer for Harry below, in case you’re not familiar with this 80s gem starring John Lithgow:

Thursday, February 9 | A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum – The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes photographer and researcher Joanna Ebenstein, who has traveled the world seeking out the most fascinating, curious, and overlooked medical collections, backstage and front, private and public. In the process, she has amassed not only an astounding catalogue of images, but also familiarized herself the fascinating history behind these collections and the enigmatic and alluring artifacts they house. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles

 

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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, February 2 Fleurs d’Egypte Dance Co. presents LUSH – Seattle’s premier international dance company takes the audience on an alluring voyage that will have everyone shimmying and swaying to an international groove. In 90 minutes, you will be transported from your seat to the nightclubs of Egypt, Carnival in Brazil, the Moulin Rouge in Paris, a luau in the South Pacific and back to the exciting new world of World dance theater. Sit back, sip your champagne, wear your best sparkles and baubles, and enjoy the ride! Advance ticket sales have ended, but don’t let that stop you.

TONIGHT, February 2 through Saturday, February 4FINAPALOOZA IV! – Finaghty’s in Snohomish’s annual party and festival is a ‘thank you’ to their dedicated customers and friends. Cristina Bautista + Gold Parts, Star Anna, T-Bagging Bandits, The Juliettes, Geoff Tate and Massy Ferguson are among the artists rounding out their impressively diverse lineup.

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Posted by on February 2, 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.

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 20 A Cro-Magnon Pictures Retrospective – A selection of films from throughout the four year history of Cro-Magnon pictures will be screened, including “Mythical Proportions,” the smash hit stop-motion puppet-porn mockumentary that took home the Best Humor prize at the Stranger’s HUMP! 2011; “A Jazzman’s Jazzman: The Gerry Carruthers Story,” winner of animation awards from the Canada Int’l Film Festival and SNOBfest in New Hampshire, and an official selection of the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival; “Man Talk,” an absurdist office comedy, an official selection of Port Townsend Film Fest 2010; “The Mr. Azymuth Suite,” Best Short Film winner of the Pelican D’or Film Fest 2011 in New Orleans, LA; and never-before-seen shorts “Hitched” and “Capital Energy.”

Tomorrow, January 20 | Rainbow Bingo Pajama Party – All Proceeds Benefit The Southeast Seattle Senior Center! $15 advance or $20 at the door gets you 12 games, a burger with fixins, and prizes.

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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