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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 a rye whiskey tasting, the School of Rock tackling new wave classics, a class on sheep brain dissection (!) and more!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15, head over to the Barrel Thief in Fremont for their Annual Winter Rye Tasting. You’ll learn all about the history of rye and its distillation process. Plus, you’ll get a chance to sip ten different samples. Everything you always wanted to know about rye but were afraid to ask.

After eating rotten meat, a brainless brunette is transformed into a dangerous genius. Am I talking about your weird dream last night? No. This is the plot of Pig Death Machine, a movie at Northwest Film Forum. Perverse sci-fi/ comedy at its best. Tuesday January 14, through Thursday, January 16.

Thursday, January 16, through Sunday, January 19, 9th Street Studios in South Lake Union features the play The Memory of Water. Three sisters come together on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Dramatic with moments of levity.

Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18, you’re probably going to hit happy hour anyway, so why not check out Improv Happy Hour at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater. Good fun. Improv style.

The intimate venue Empty Sea Studios in Greenwood features the music of singer/ songwriters Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin on Friday, January 17. These two astonishing solo artists come together for this very special performance.

Saturday, January 18, at Oddfellows Hall on Capitol Hill, it’s time for Glitter & Mischief: An Alumni Invitational featuring Jo ‘Boobs’ Weldon. Lots of other great performers, too. This one is not to be missed.

On Saturday, January 18, the School of Rock presents New Wave and Rock 101. Kids going retro. Obviously, this is going to be awesome. Check it out at Chop Suey on Capitol Hill.


Pretty good selection, right. But if you’re not into booze, burlesque and intimate acoustic concerts, that’s cool. We’ve got all kinds of educational events this week. Here are a few of our top picks.

Tuesday, January 14, Seattle Architecture Foundation hosts the Design in Depth Lecture Series at Georgetown Ballroom. Join in this engaging dialogue about how communities grow and thrive while maintaining a sense of history. Fascinating stuff.

Thursday, January 16, Space. City. presents Andrew Kudless of MATSYS at the Seattle Central Library downtown. This is one part of a three part series called Space as We Think It: Explorations in Perception and Materiality. Thoughtful, artful, intriguing.

Spend your Saturday on January 18, at HiveBio Community Lab and experience Sheep Brain Dissection. If you’re into neuroscience, and you’re not particularly squeamish, this one’s for you.

Sunday, January 19, at Wild at Heart in Ballard check out Sizeable Orgasms: Comfort, Confidence and Pleasure for All Body Types. In this workshop you’ll get a practical list of things to do and think about to help you improve your sex life. Open to everyone regardless of gender, orientation or relationship status.