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.

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 burlesque calendar girls, Thai food recipes and marketing tips for indie authors. 

Tonight, Tuesday, January 7, it’s time for Self Defense 101 for Women at University Heights Community Center or Phinney Neighborhood Center. In this six week class you’ll learn everything you need to know to stay safe and defend yourself.

If this is the year you’re going to publish your book, you definitely want to make an appearance at Sell Your eBooks and Drive Reviews at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture also tonight, Tuesday, January 7. Listen to best selling author Ingrid Ricks share everything she knows about being a successful indie author.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, singer-songwriter Rafe Pearlman and guests make some beautiful music at Queen Anne United Methodist Church. Join them for this soulful concert.

The Group Therapy Tour comes to LoFi on Thursday, January 9. Some of the geekiest rappers in the nation will be there including Schaffer the Darklord, Adam Warrock, Tribe One and others.

The eight week series Bump & Grind Winter 2014 Session at Culture Shakti Dance on Beacon Hill begins on Thursday, January 9.  Seattle’s Academy of Burlesque instructors Ruby Mimosa and Indigo Blue teach this fun and sexy class.

Friday, January 10, and Saturday, January 11, check out Calendar Girls Burlesque at the Jewelbox Theater in Belltown. This revue features a beauty for every month. I never could choose my favorite season. And this event isn’t going to help.

Costly Desires is a multimedia performance that features film, theater, dance and music to tell a difficult story about the horrors of sex trafficking. This one’s at Shoreline Community College Theater on Friday, January 10, and Saturday, January 11.

Saturday January 11, and Sunday, January 12, Northwest Puppet Center in Maple Leaf presents The Snowflake Man. The show is about Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley, the first man to photograph a snowflake. Pretty cool!

That was some good stuff to start the new year in the right direction. But if you’re not into puppet shows, burlesque and geeky rappers, don’t sweat it. We’ve got all kinds of delicious food events this week.  Here are a few of our top picks.

Today, Tuesday, January 7, learn how to make maraschino cherries at the Maraschino Cherry Workshop at the Barrel Thief in Fremont. If you’re serious about your cocktails, you really should be serious about your cherries.

You love Thai food. So why not learn how to cook it yourself on Thursday, January 9, in Madison Park with The Basics of Thai Cooking. This one is hands-on and limited to six students. Yum!

Sunday, January 12, it’s time to pound some mochi at I Love Sushi on Lake Union at The Traditional Japanese Mochi Pounding Event. Get out some frustration and help make this delicious Japanese rice dish.

If you’d rather head out of town on Sunday, January 12, just hop a ferry to Bainbridge Island for Sunday Suppers on the Farm at Heyday Farm. This beautiful space hosts a fantastic, delicious and healthy dinner.