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The Tuesday Tease: Burly Meets Derby This Weekend!

High-Heel-roller-skates-1I’ve always felt that there were a lot of similarities between the roller derby community and the burlesque community. Both are predominately run by women. Both take something that was once exploitative and  and turn it into something that is empowering. Both seem to have sprung out of the punk and retro scenes and both require adopting some sort of moniker; tough names for roller girls and sexy names for burlesque girls.

Both communities also seem to love Brown Paper Tickets! We’ve had a long-standing relationship with both derby and burlesque and we’ve seen both grow at a rapid rate over the last decade with practically every town boasting its own roller derby league or burlesque troupe. We like to think that we helped that growth but the full credit should be bestowed upon the hard-working, DIY-minded producers that have put their blood (literally in the case of derby!) and sweat into building their local communities, often for little or no monetary reward.

Of course there’s even more overlap between the two communities with many roller girls dabbling in burlesque and vice versa, so this week I thought I’d highlight two upcoming shows that bring these two worlds together.
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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’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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