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 we got a conversation with an International Color Guru, happening tonight, Tuesday, October 29. Leatrice Eisman of the Pantone Color Institute will tell you everything you wanted to know about color but were afraid to ask. This one is at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse downtown.

Also tonight, at Gay City on Capitol Hill, it’s time for Pola-Reds Book Launch Party. This is a book of polaroids from the late 70’s that chronicles Jack Johnston’s queer art punk performances and private life.

Check out the Crosscut Courage Awards at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center downtown on Thursday, October 31. This event celebrates local leaders who have demonstrated bold leadership in public service, business and culture in the Puget Sound Region.

Friday, November 1, get literary with Boobs and the Bard: A Shakespeare Burlesque at the Jewelbox Theater in Belltown. Comedy and tragedy. With plenty of skin.

On Saturday November 2, how about an Asian Market Tour and Thai Cooking Class? You’ll learn ingredients, cooking methods and cultural wisdom. And you’ll walk away with plenty of recipes and a belly full of deliciousness.

Saturday, November 2, is also the day for Birding 101: The Basics at the Seward Park Audubon Center. Become a backyard birder and learn to spot lots of common species. Fun!

That night, Saturday, November 2, head over to Vermillion on Capitol Hill for Old Growth Northwest Poetry Reading featuring Caroline Wright & Kelly Davio. Great poets and a cool venue.

Okay, if polaroids, talks about color, and sexy Shakespearian shows don’t do it for you, fair enough. But Seattle is stacked with all kinds of Halloween events this week. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Be at the Backdoor in Fremont on Halloween night for their 3rd Annual Halloween Party. This year come as your favorite Pulp Fiction character. Eat a big Kuhuna Burger or a Royale with Cheese. Sound good, Honey Bunny?

Waid’s House of Love in the ID hosts the Celebrity Look Alike Halloween Bash. Dress as your favorite sexy celebrity. Cash prizes for the best celebrity look-alike costume.

Not really up for the mayhem of Halloween? How about a movie? Grand Illusion Cinema in the U District presents Witchcraft through the Ages in 35mm. This one is considered one of the most grotesque, erotic and weird silent films ever made. Perfect.

It’s Halloween night, you’re bound to be hungry. And you’re not so much into candy these days. Why not stop by the Seductive Dinner Party at Pike Place Market’s Goodwin Library? This gorgeous library offers a unique, one of a kind dining experience for singles, couples and foodies.

How about some music? This Halloween check out Blowfly with Roland McFondle and Friends at The Highline. Blowfly wrote songs for lots of R&B acts in the 60’s and 70’s. But his solo stuff is generally sexually explicit parodies of other songs. Right on.