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 puppet shows, Christmas concerts, a fashion show and more!

TONIGHT! Tuesday, December 10, check out some up and coming artists at Fremont Abbey Arts Center with Release: Performances by Emerging Teen Artists. Spoken word artists, dancers, musicians and more. This is the next generation of cool.

Wednesday, December 11, the place to be is downtown at Perkins Coie for Batteries Included. As you might suspect, this panel discussion is all about batteries and where the technology is headed in the future.

Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, head over to the Northwest Puppet Center in Maple Leaf for their Season Subscription. That’s five different puppet shows including Madeline and the Gypsies and Snowflake Man.

Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill hosts Cathedral Christmas— An Irish Christmas. You’ll hear a number of classic Irish Christmas songs in this gorgeous venue. Bound to get you in the mood.

It’s the Rat City Rollergirls’ 2nd Annual Black Eyed Ball and Auction on Friday, December 13, at 1927 Events in Belltown. This holiday party is 1920’s themed. So look out for the flappers.

Saturday, December 14, head over to Neighbors on Capitol Hill for the Accessory Runway Showcase by Chance Fashion. You’ll see the latest by Genius Threads, Creatrix Headdresses, Zero Mask and more.

If Sunday, December 15, sounds like movie night, the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill has a great one. An Education was nominated for several oscars but few people have seen this sweet film about a starry eyed high school student in 1961 suburban London. Flashback!


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Hyperglobal blog, Seattle Globalist Launch Party this Saturday!

The Seattle Globalist is a new “hyperglobal” blog celebrating the Seattle region’s international community and its many connections to the rest of the world. The Globalist offers an unexpected take on international travel, culture, development, and Seattle’s global-local connection.

Seattle has been named a “hyper-diverse city” by the Migration Policy Institute — we have more than 250,000 foreign-born residents, representing every region in the world, and no one country of origin makes up more than a quarter of that group.

The Globalist is a hub for the many people in our region who identify internationally in some way: immigrants, international NGO workers, foodies, travellers — anyone who feels a strong connection to the world outside of our borders. It covers everything from international foods (like Japanese Fusion Hot Dogs and the best Pakistani food on the east side) and bands (like these five international bands coming to Seattle) to Seattleites’ reflections on travelling in the Middle East as an Iranian Jew or in Las Vegas as a Jordanian-American. The Globalist has done stories about St. Patrick’s Day, folk music, and human rights in Burma. The site features a community calendar with international events from cooking classes to film screenings, and writers are drawn from Seattle’s tech, non-profit and journalism communities.

The Globalist is published by the Common Language Project, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to covering under-reported international news through multimedia, which is based at the University of Washington.


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Jean-François Porchez, The Famous Stranger

It is virtually impossible for Jean-François Porchez, to walk across Paris without seeing signs of his work. In fact, anyone walking through Paris sees his work, the only difference is that the general public walks the city oblivious to the signs that guide them. They read the content but seldom notice the form.

Jean-François Porchez, a type font designer, is the creator of the Parisine, the font used in all the Parisian public transportation. Whether travelling underground, or above ground, the Parisine surrounds the people of Paris. Porchez says, ¨It is a challenge to cross Paris without seeing the Parisine. But at the same time, it is fun to ride the bus, next to the driver and the passengers and to think that these people do not even know that we have created the environment that surrounds them daily.¨
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