The Pronto Podcast — Brown Paper Tickets’ Event Guide for Seattle

BPT_buttonWelcome to The Pronto! Brown Paper Ticket’s event guide for Seattle.

Tune in every Tuesday to check out a few of our favorite events in the Emerald City! You can check back to the blog every Tuesday at 10am or hit “subscribe” on the player and get each week’s Pronto delivered right to your computer.

Have a friend that’s visiting Seattle this week? Why not share this podcast with them and give them ideas of something to do? 

This week’s podcast features including a punk rock documentary in Africa, a meditation retreat and a stripping class.

When was the last time you went to a pop-up restaurant? Well, tonight, Tuesday, November 19, you’ve got another chance at Whim in Ballard. This event features an affordable multi-course tasting menu with lots of Northwest ingredients. Show up hungry.

Friday, November 22, and through the weekend, check out The Habit 13, at the Bathhouse Theater at Greenlake. It’s fast paced sketch comedy in an intimate setting. Watch out for the foul language and adult situations.

Dana Goldberg is one of the most sought after performers in comedy. Her new show, Crossing the Line, comes to Theater Off Jackson in the ID on Saturday, November 23rd. Catch her while you can.

If you’ve ever wondered how to strip for your lover, you can find out on Saturday, November 23, on Capitol Hill, with a class called How to Strip for Your Lover. Learn the techniques of tease in this one day class.

November 23 is also the date for the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Fall Gala and Auction at the Georgetown Ballroom. Help make a difference. Help the girls rock!

If it’s time to chill out, November 23 is the day to do it at The Seattle Mindfulness Retreat with Robert Beatty. This event will be held at Nalanda West in Wallingford. Robert’s teachings are based on the Nobel Eightfold Path of the Buddha.

Saturday, November 25, through the weekend, experience the 3rd Annual Nature Book and Gift Fair at the Seward Park Audubon Center. Field guides, outdoor adventure books, kids books and more. Proceeds benefit the educational programs at the center.


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Tuesday Tease: Back to School

indigo+blueSummer’s quickly approaching and school will be getting out soon but that doesn’t mean you should stop studying. This is the perfect time to get out and learn something new! Burlesque classes are available all over, year round, for a variety of skill levels and interests.

I recently took a little time to track down and question two graduates of Seattle’s Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque about their experiences and where their burlesque education has taken them.

Carlotta Shakin completed The Art of the Tease, How to Strip for your Lover, and Burlesque 101 just a few weeks ago and had some useful advise for anyone thinking about getting involved with burlesque. “I think everyone should take at least a class or two.” She says, “The burlesque community is so welcoming and accepting and the classes are so empowering.” Although Carlotta doesn’t have any shows scheduled for the near future she is “currently brainstorming ideas for new acts and looking to become more involved in the burlesque world.”

Angelina Allure, who completed Burlesque 101 course in 2011 and will be attending the Academy’s Fan Dancing course next month has a similar recommendation. “DO IT! There are classes that do not require a performance at the end of it, and those are a great way to get your feet wet and start the glitter obsession.” Outside of class, Angelina can be found in the upcoming show Minxes of Middle Earth, presented by Midnight Menagerie Productions, on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.

If you would like to jump into the world of glitter and pasties yourself We’ve compiled a list of classes and schools across the country where you can develop and hone your bumping and grinding skills.
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