This Month!


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MUSIC: WHO DO YOU LOVE? 7TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA CITY BLUES FESTIVAL AUGUST 16TH – 8PM – THE ROYAL ROOM – $15 – $20 The Columbia City Blues Festival is a curated, historically informed festival celebrating one of America’s greatest original art forms. Each year celebrates an iconic figure in the history of American blues. “And the Blues” is an annual celebration of three artists not identified as blues artist but with deep roots in blues music.

VARIETY/FRINGE: THING– AUGUST 24TH-25TH – PORT TOWNSEND – PRICES VARY Seattle Theatre Group and Sasquatch! Festival Founder Adam Zacks announce the full programming for THING, the new two-day multidisciplinary event taking place Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. Offering a diverse lineup of artists from across the globe, the event features a unique combination of music, comedy, film, dance, podcasts, visual arts, and more. 

COMEDY: THE OREGON TRAIL SHOW – AUG 29TH – 8:30PM – AMERICANA RESTAURANT – CAPITOL HILL – $5+ Think you have the skills to successfully maneuver through the treacherous 2,000+ mile Oregon Trail? Luckily you don’t need a covered wagon and 6 months worth of time to do it! Jim Stewart Allen brings the trail to life by playing the extremely popular educational computer game from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, “The Oregon Trail,” on a projector in his successful show, “The Oregon Trail Show!”

CLASS: PROTECTING YOUR ARTWORK – AUGUST 20TH – GALLERY 1412 – CENTRAL DISTRICT – $10 Never feel helpless again when your art is used without your permission. Part lecture and part Q&A, Eric Carnell will give you tips and individual advice on how to protect your art and combat theft.  This workshop is part of the month-long Short Run Summer School program which features classes for artists ranging in topics from drawing and writing techniques to professional development. 

FILM: 100 DOLLARS AND A T-SHIRT– AUGUST 21ST – SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY – FREE In just under an hour, “100 & A T-Shirt” brings zine culture to life! Using broken and borrowed equipment, Joe Biel illuminates the world of self-publishing. He gives us glimpses of the Portland Zine Symposium, takes us on a zine-themed bicycle tour around Portland, and interviews local zinesters. The documentary answers a wide array of questions, including: what are zines, why do people make zines, where did zines come from, how do zine communities function, and what does the future hold for zines?

CLASS: PRINTING ZINES WITH RISOGRAPH – AUGUST 24TH – PAPER PRESS PUNCH – GEORGETOWN – Students will learn the basics of Risograph printing and create their own two-color single-sheet zines. Using a variety of mark-making materials, you will make, print, and fold your zines from start to finish during this workshop. Each student will take home an edition of 25 two-color single-sheet zines of their own design, plus one zine from all of the workshop participants! 

COMEDY: BREWERY COMEDY TOUR – AUGUST 19TH – CRUCIBLE BREWING CO. – WOODINVILLE – $10- Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Crucible Brewing Company in Woodinville is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. 

FESTIVAL: 14/48 THE WORLD’S QUICKEST THEATER FESTIVAL AUGUST 24TH – RAISBECK PERFORMANCE HALL – CASCADE Since 1997, 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival has challenged Seattle’s most daring theater artists to write, cast, design, direct, score, rehearse, and perform 14 world-premiere plays in 48 hours, dazzling audiences every time. Each weekend, artists gather on Thursday night. Writers are given a theme and write a play on that theme by the next morning. Directors are chosen at random, the plays are cast at random, musicians arrive and form a brand new band. Friday night, we present 7 world-premiere plays—never seen before, never seen again, impossible to forget—and then ask the audience for a new theme so we can start the whole process again in what The Stranger describes as “a punishing artistic exercise in speed and endurance.”

BIRTHDAY: RYAN HENRY WARD’S BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA – AUGUST 24TH – 5:30PM – CAFE RACER – ROOSEVELT First a Happy Birthday Hour 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm, then a Magnificent Musical Tribute and Fanfare for Henry 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm; 10:45 pm to 11:45 pm Get our groove on with the sensational Miss Shelrawka! Simultaneously you may capture your memories of this one time event with a few of Henry’s squirrel cut outs, hosted by the marvelous Vitamin Dee Photo Booth!

LITERARY: WORKS IN PROGRESS AT HUGO HOUSE– AUGUST 19TH – 7PM – HUGO HOUSE – CAPITOL HILL – FREE Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going on in the literary community. Poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable work of a literary nature are all welcome. Applause for all. No judgment. Some content not suitable for children or small animals. Listeners welcome.