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

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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.

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This week’s podcast features our top picks for this year’s New Year’s Eve! These are just a few ways to ring in 2014.

Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard hosts the 2nd Annual Artist Home New Year’s Eve Celebration. Lots of guest musicians on the roster including members of Big Sur, Ravenna Woods, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Smokey Brights and more.

If you wanna get exotic this year check out Afro-Caribbean New Year’s Night at Salsa N Seattle. The doors open at 10. Breakfast at 4. In between expect lots of partying, plus an amazing performance by Sultan Clinton, DJ Toni and others.

If you really wanna feel the music this time around, perhaps a stop at Bassdrop Music NYE 2014 is the way to go. This one is at the newly renovated Monkey Loft in Sodo and features DJs Jameson Just, Paul Wheeler, Tyler Brown and others.

Lucky Strike in Bellevue hosts Cirque Glow New Year’s Even 2014. With prices ranging from thirty bucks to a ten thousand dollar VIP package (yes, you heard that right) there’s plenty of bowling, dining, drinking and dancing for everyone. Plus acrobats and other circus performers. Amazing party.

This might be the year to go back in time. Couple’s Cupid 70’s New Years Eve Groovy Dance Party goes back to the 70’s. So wear your best vintage clothes. This sexy event is limited to couples and single females only.

If you wanna go straight for the tunes this year, head over to the High Dive in Fremont. You’ll blaze in the new year with The West, Ever So Android and Dead Ship Sailing. Great bands, indeed.

In the mood for some Russian influence this time around? How about spending new year’s eve at the Russian Community Center of Seattle on Capitol Hill. They’re calling it The Firebird. Your hostess will be decked out in Russian attire. There will be plenty of Russian food and music. And of course, there will be enough vodka for everyone.

Wanna go retro? Why not spend the evening at Fuel Sports in Pioneer Square with Platinum Spandex. That’s Puget Sound’s best 80’s hair rock band. You know you sorta wish it was 1987.

Okay, you’re right, New Year’s Eve gets a lot of attention this week. But fear not, Seattle is packed out with all kinds of other events year round. Here are just a few of our favorites coming up this week.

Saturday, January 4, check out singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche at Empty Sea Studios in Greenwood. Her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting and engaging stage presence is a perfect fit for this intimate venue.

It is 2014, ya know. Time for some burlesque. Saturday, January 4th at Re-Bar downtown, it’s the Wheel of Tease. This show features improvised performances and an electro-swing band to start the new year out right.

We’re already five days in so it’s about time for some pierogies at Fire and Earth Kitchen in Shoreline on Sunday, January 5th. You’ll learn everything you always wanted to know about these delightful dumplings but where afraid to ask. Plus lots of recipes. Yum.

On Sunday, January 5th, it’s time to get your act together at Town Hall. Kathy Clifford presents Time to Shine, her keynote talk that will motivate, inspire and help point you in the right direction.