This Month!

FEBRUARY CALENDAR IS UP!

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THE ARTS

VISUAL ART: Rich Stevens’s Requiem for Burgerland

FEB 14TH – 5PM – 8PMFOODART COLLECTION – CAPITOL HILL. A look at the iconography of a post-apocalyptic world once populated by burger headed people. Serving Dick’s burgers and a selection of locally branded beer made elsewhere.

VISUAL ART: Forest Spirits

FEB 7TH – 5PM – 10PM – STATIX – PIONEER SQUARE – FREE – An array of talented emerging artists from Seattle’s contemporary arts scene join together for a show benefitting One Tree Planted, an organization focused on planting trees around the world. Opening night features live music by 52Kings and free refreshments.

VISUAL ART: Theodore Tobiasse Selected Lithographs

FEB 7TH – MAR 2ND – 11AM – 5:30PM – DAVIDSON GALLERIES – PIONEER SQUARE – FREE – Works by Theo Tobiasse, a colorful and inventive 20th century “master of the Paris School,” will be on display at this Pioneer Square gallery starting February 7th.

MUSIC: Traditional Irish Musician Liam Gallagher  

ONGOING – KELL’S IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB – DOWNTOWN – FREE – A singer-guitarist of traditional Irish music performing in a pub setting. This is not the Liam Gallagher from Oasis, which is the main reason he’s being recommended.  Don’t yell out requests for him to play “Wonderwall,” he’s likely to ignore you at best.

MUSIC: Billy Bragg

FEB 28th – MAR 2ND – 8PM – TRACTOR TAVERN – BALLARD – $45 – If you don’t already have tickets to see the venerated songwriter you may be out of luck, as tickets have been sold out for a while. If you do have tickets, or you’re able to snag one, this is a unique opportunity to see Billy Bragg perform in a smaller venue.

COMEDY

Woody Shticks’ Who Cares!: An Unlikely Comedy Quest!

FEB 7TH – 10TH – VARIOUS TIMES – 18th & UNION – CENTRAL DISTRICT – $15 – 25 – Grasping at straws while grappling with convention, Woody Shticks rides audacious kitsch comedy into the existential vacuum to discover what’s on the other side of identity politics. Get Tickets Here.

Rory Scovel

FEB 24TH – 7:30PM – CROCODILE – BELLTOWN – $22/24 – A  frequent visitor to Seattle, and with a highly popular Netflix special out right now, you owe it to yourself to experience Rory Scovel comedy live at least once.

QTPOC Is Not A Rapper

FEB 8TH – 6:30PM – VERMILLION – CAPITOL HILL – $5 This stand-up showcase and open mic focus on featuring QTPOC comics and is one of the few comedy open mic shows that’s reliably entertaining.

Your Funny Valentine

FEB 14TH – 7PM – PEDDLER BREWING COMPANY – BALLARD – $10 – It’s hard to imagine a more romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day than at a stand-up comedy show, so why even bother? This event promises plenty of laughter with host Claire Webber, featuring Bo Johnson and Robert Moore and headliner Emmett Montgomery.

Super Queer Comedy

FEB 7TH – 8PM – PALACE THEATRE AND ART BAR – GEORGETOWN – $10 – This monthly LGBTQ-focused showcase delivers high-quality comedy to Georgetown. The February edition features Andy Iwancio, who’s been on fire lately (metaphorically, in terms of comedy – not literally, we hope).

STORYTELLING

Allegory Soul Stories: Unapologetically Black

FEBRUARY 8TH & 9TH – 7:00 PM – CENTER THEATER – SEATTLE CENTER – $22 – Unapologetically Black is a collection of true stories as told by those who lived through them. Each story is a profound display of humanity and triumph amid racial and ethnic division. Get Tickets Here.

Bawdy Storytelling’s “Best of Bawdy”

FEBRUARY 14TH – 8:00 PM – RE-BAR – DENNY TRIANGLE – $20 – $30 Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour and other favorite storytellers as they share their stories of love, lust while making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Get Tickets Here.

140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother

FEB 7TH -17TH – VARIOUS TIMES – THEATRE OFF JACKSON – ID – $18-$25 – For fourteen whole minutes, the plastic surgeon didn’t call 911, while Susan’s mother slowly lost oxygen to her brain. In this emotional story, Susan uncovers many secrets about her mother, including reaching out to the killers family and understanding the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty. Get Tickets Here.

LITERARY

Vaginomicon 2019

FEB 24TH – 6:00 PM – CORVUS & CO. – CAPITOL HILL – FREE – Vaginomicon is back and bloodier than ever! Started by the Women in Horror Month creators, this event promotes works of women in the horror genre with live readings and performances. Come listen to the most horrific stories out of the PNW by some of its most amazing creators!

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES

EXHIBIT: EyeSound

THROUGH MARCH 31ST – NORDIC MUSEUM – BALLARD – $15 – Interweaving photographs and words, EyeSound celebrates the senses by taking you along a journey with Danish visual artists Iben West and Else Ploug Isaksen and four Icelandic authors.

GALLERY: Kobo Seattle

GALLERY + HOME GOODS – HOURS VARY – CAPITOL HILL/PIONEER SQUARE – Kobo translates from Japanese to “artists workspace” and couldn’t be more fitting for this beautiful gallery and crafts space. Filled with artwork from Japanese artists, both of these locations are supporting the local and global arts in a very hands-on way.

MUSEUM YOU MAY NOT KNOW: White River Valley Museum

HOURS VARY – AUBURN – KID FRIENDLY – $5 – After making the pilgrimage to IKEA, consider stopping by this classic history museum with a touch of modern whimsy. Currently on display is Microcosms, an intimate look at the texture of nature. You can even make your own photoscape!

FRINGE

THEATER: Nicola Gunn In Spite of Myself

FEB 21ST -24TH – 8PM – ON THE BOARDS – QUEEN ANNE – $26/$30 Award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist Nicola Gunn from Australia presents a “fictional retrospective of her fictional work.”  A one-woman, multimedia show that promises to deliver entertainment and absurdity.

VARIETY: Weird And Awesome With Emmett Montgomery

FEB 3RD – 7:30PM – ANNEX THEATRE – CAPITOL HILL – $10 Emmett Montgomery’s long-running variety show continues to provide consistent entertainment bang-for-your-buck. The first Sunday of every month brings a rotating lineup that features storytelling, music, comedy, and more.

ONE TIME ONLY!

Viaduct Way Festival

FEB 2ND – 3RD – VIADUCT – TICKET PRICES VARY – Celebrate change by saying goodbye to our viaduct together. Arts, comedy, music, food, and bicycle rides through the tunnel are happening all weekend long.

VISUAL ART: The Viaduct Art Show

FEB 7TH 5PM – 10PM – PHANTOM REALMS – DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT – FREE – Viaduct-themed art abounds in celebration and commemoration of the imminent destruction of Seattle’s historic viaduct.