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This week’s podcast features poetry, a talk on the music industry, School of Rock’s Holiday Party and more!
Tonight, Tuesday, December 17, through Thursday, December 19, it’s movie time at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill. Improvement Club is equal parts musical comedy, dance party and mockumentary. Good fun.
Wednesday, December 18, head over to the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill for Who Will Speak— A Celebration of Poetry and Readers. Authors Roger Reeves and Natalie Diaz will read from their debut books. This one is presented with Copper Canyon Press.
How about a trip to Vashon? On Thursday, December 19, hit up Open Space for Art and Community for Acrobatic Conundrum: The Way Out. This one features heart stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance wrapped around a story of survival. Worth the trip.
If you’re more concerned about your music career than the holidays, check out Martin Atkins’ workshop Welcome to the Music Business— You’re F*cked on Friday, December 20. Atkins has worked with Public Image Limited, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails, among others, so he knows what he’s talking about. This one is free and it’s at the Brown Paper Tickets office in Fremont.
You know about School of Rock, right? Kids learning to play in rock bands. On Friday, December 20, head over to Fred Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill for School of Rock’s Season Preview Show and Holiday Party. Bring your ear plugs. It might get loud.
Saturday, December 21, get your erotic holiday spirit in gear at The Sultry Solstice Cocktail Party at Love City Love on Capitol Hill. That’s song, dance, spoken word performances, skits and visual art. It’s bound to be a hot night.
Spend the evening at a coffeeshop in the U District as Cafe Soulstice presents the band Yesod, on Saturday, December 21. Best described as a blend of world, blues, jazz and ambient music styles, these rich, living soundscapes go great with your favorite caffeinated beverage.
On Sunday, December 22, why not celebrate the winter solstice at Columbia City Theater with The Longest Night: Bellydance for the Solstice. This show features performances by Verbena Belly Dance, Carouselle Tribal Belly Dance and the Blue Lotus Dance Company.
If belly dancers, acrobats and kids with guitars don’t do it for you, that’s totally cool. As you might expect, Seattle is loaded with all kinds of holiday events this week. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Thursday, December 19, through Monday, December 23, IBT presents The Nutcracker at the Theatre at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This one’s always a classic.
Friday, December 20, through the weekend, Santa’s First Magical Ride, the Musical comes together at Ballard Community Hall. This locally created show is fun for the whole family.
On Friday, December 20 at the Volterra Drawing Room in Ballard it’s Acoustic Christmas in Ballard- Night 1. Celebrate the holidays with this intimate showcase featuring some of Seattle’s best musical talent. This show is curated by DJ Marco Collins.
Not all holiday events are family friendly, ya know. Friday, December 20 it’s time for Naughty or Nice, a sexy dance party and cruise. Santa rarely shows this much skin.