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Tuesday Tease: Love and Pasties – Valentine Burlesque

7deac8d54c157ffb60e86be3864f6960I know burlesque has a bit of a rowdy reputation but this week on the Tuesday Tease, we want to focus on the softer side of the shimmy. While certainly burlesque can be raunchy, funny, weird, ironic and topical, it can also be sensual, sensitive and très romantique!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we are going to focus on some burlesque shows that are sure to provide the perfect appetizer for whatever romantic main course you and your significant other have in mind.

Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day

Wine & ValentineSeattle, Washington   Seattle’s Tasting Room is thrilled to invite Nickey Bourbon and her troupe of performers back to the Pike Place Market for another show! This special Valentine’s production will feature: Octavia Sexton, Alexa Perplexa, Queen O’Hart, Lana MilknHoney, Ms. Audrey Rugburn & Lesley Rialto. A special wine pairing menu is optional and will feature: Taylor Shell Fish Oyster paired with Treveri Bubbles, Beecher’s Cheese paired with Wilridge Vineyard’s organic white wine blend, Fabrique Delices pate paired with Harlequin Wine Cellars Syrah,  Salumi Salami served with Nota Bene Cellar’s Cabernet and the Symposium red dessert wine from Willis Hall Winery paired with Theo Chocolate.
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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 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.

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Seattle! Celebrate the Sound of Tomorrow at the Pike Place Market!

SoundOfTom_FBNext Tuesday, October 15, two very important things are happening:

1. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open an application window for thousands of low power FM radio frequencies (LPFM) across the United States.

2. Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Doer, specializing in Public Media, will be producing a lunch to celebrate Puget Sound applicants!

We here at Brown Paper Tickets have been working for two and a half years to get the word out to non-profits around the country about the possibilities that LPFM offers — we see it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift our media landscape on both a local and national level. That’s why we’ve been collaborating with local public agencies to help support applicants.

All that work has paid off, and on this coming Tuesday, October 15th, we’re bringing together a celebration of the local organizations that could soon be popping up on your radio dial. Consider this your invitation to meet the LPFM applicants in your neighborhood, get your own map of the proposed new media landscape in the Puget Sound, and enjoy some free food while you’re at it.

They’re our airwaves. What’s your vision?

*What: Celebrate the Sound of Tomorrow: A Brown Paper Tickets Neighborhood Radio Party*

*Where:  Pike Place Market Elliott Bay Room on the top floor of the Economy Market Atrium.

*When: Tuesday, October 15th , 2013 at noon.

*RSVP here!

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Happy 30th Birthday Unexpected Productions!

Here at Brown Paper Tickets, we love seeing independent producers succeed. It was the inspiration for starting the company: to create a platform where independent producers can network and share events and, as a result, expand their network of supporters and become self-sufficient.

When one of our producers is celebrating their 30th anniversary, it’s reason for us to celebrate as well. So, we’re busting out the the champagne because our friends over at Unexpected Productions are celebrating their 30th year in existence with a 30 hour “improvathon” which will take place from 6pm this Friday, June 28 to 12am on Sunday, June 29. That’s 30 hours of non-stop improv with only a 5 minute break every hour. When was the last time you laughed for 30 hours straight? This is going to be historical folks. Don’t miss it.

But wait, there’s more! Audience members who make it through the whole thing will get a lifetime pass to see any Unexpected Productions show! So, get caught up on your sleep now, load up on some delicious Seattle coffee and get ready for some improv.
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Foodie Friday: Sunset Supper in the Market and a Cantaloupe Cooler recipe

Working as a chef for fifteen years, I can remember working all summer long in a hot kitchen. Barely seeing the sunlight while my friends and family were out enjoying the Pacific Northwest’s all too brief summer. So naturally any time we got a chance to work an outside catering event we would jump at the chance. One such event I had the privilege of working was the Sunset Supper in the Pike Place Market, a great event that supports a great cause.

Well it just so happens Brown Paper Tickets is selling tickets for this years installment which takes place on Friday, August 17. Sunset Supper in the Market has all of the important elements of a great summer event: food, libations, contests, music, and dancing. On top of all of that the proceeds support the work of the Pike Market Medical Clinic, Senior Center, Child Care & Preschool and Food Bank – vital services utilized by thousands of Seattle’s low-income and elderly residents.

If you aren’t able to attend this event or are not in the area don’t be sad; there are tons of great events happening this summer all over the place. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Sunday, July 29 I Carts and a Cold OneEugene, Oregon

Friday, August 3 I 3rd Annual Paella in the ParkTraverse City, Michigan

Friday, August 3 I Summer Fruit Desserts 2.0 – Now We’re Cookin’Evanston, Illinois

Saturday, August 4 I Endless SummerPortland, Oregon

Wednesday, August 8 I Summer BBQ SeriesCarlsbad, California

Sunday, August 12 I Farm Table Dinners @ Green Dirt FarmWeston, Missouri

Friday, August 17 I Sunset Supper at the Market – Seattle, Washington

Now don’t think for one minute I forgot you hard-working kitchen types or those of you that are putting on your own events. I have included a recipe for one of my favorite things to drink in the heat or really, anytime for that matter. Remember, a recipe is just a guideline so feel free to make it yours by adding a few of your favorite berries, substituting sweeteners, or adding your favorite liquor or sparkling wine. There is an infinite number of combinations to try. I hope you enjoy!
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Seattle: Not All Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs!

Graeme Thomas from our UK office in Edinburgh, Scotland just came out to Seattle for a visit to the home office and a few comedy spots around town. He was kind enough to share his experiences with us in blog form. So, without further ado, Graeme Thomas everyone:

I’d been asked (forced against my will really) to come to the States for some training in our Seattle office (I know what could I do, it’s all work work work). I dully agreed to the torturous ordeal of flying out to the States (No entertainment between Newark and Seattle!? Come on Continental… up your game!)

Anyway I touched down and got my bags, and my taxi (by “taxi” I mean Kelly) was waiting for me, who very kindly dropped me off at my flat (apartment). I really appreciate the lift as I am sure Kelly had better things to do with her time.

I didn’t know too much about Seattle I’d heard it was famous for Microsoft, Coffee, Nirvana, The Space Needle, Frasier and of course Kenny G, so I looked forward to what was in store for me.
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BPT’s Favorite Venues: The Can Can

In the heart of the Pike Place Market, here in Seattle, we’re lucky enough to have a little gem of a nightclub called the The Can Can a subterranean cabaret that’s become one of the most popular night-life destinations in town.

The Can Can’s aesthetic is steeped in Moulin Rouge-era Paris but maintains a modern edge. Descending into the basement night-club visitors anticipate a show heavy on nostalgic naughtiness. However, The Castaways, the Can Can’s in-house dance troupe, are not retro bump and grinders. These guys and gals perform burlesque with a edgy, surreal twist. My band has performed with them quite often and they constantly blow me away with their aggressive, high-energy, ultra-sexy dance moves. Always heavy on quirk and humor, they manage to trick audiences into watching modern dance by disguising it as a burlesque show.
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