This Month!

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR IS UP!

View the list below for links and tickets or click on the image to download the printable PDF!

HERE ARE AWESOME THINGS HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER:

THE ARTS

PERFORMANCE ART: CHERDONNA’S BIRTH-O-RAMA SEPTEMBER 26TH – 29TH – RE-BAR – 7:30PM – $20+ A Seattle icon and pioneer in dance, drag, and daring joy, Cherdonna Shinatra (dance artist Jody Kuehner) and the dancers of DITCH (her contemporary dance company lifting queer femme artists) bring an all-new production to Re-Bar’s historic stage.

VISUAL ART: FRYE ART MUSEUM NEW EXHIBIT OPENING SEPTEMBER 20TH – FRYE ART MUSEUM – FIRST HILL – 7:30PM – FREE By RSVP, join the Frye in celebrating the opening of Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus and Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection.

PERFORMANCE ART: SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE [NEW PLAY + CONCERT] SEPTEMBER 19TH – COPIOUS LOVE PRODUCTIONS – DOWNTOWN – 7:30PM – $12+Storyteller and solo performer, L. Nicol Cabe, imagines how biology and technology will smash together in “Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans”: Artificial Intelligence is on the way, and it will be powerful. What happens to us when it arrives? How will it perceive humanity? Can it learn … to love?

NW INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: SHARING POWWOW WAYS SEPTEMBER 21ST – VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK – 12PM Join NW Indigenous People in celebrating our environment.Featuring: Social dances, traditional songs, demo artists, raffle prizes, and more!

MARKETS

SODO FLEA MARKET SEPTEMBER 14TH –  3701 7TH AVE S- 10AM – SODO Treasure hunting should be fun! We have an amazing community of over 60 local vendors who are dedicated to providing an incredible assortment of goods and an experience that will have you excited to come back each market. You will find a huge assortment of vintage clothing, furniture, decor, antiques, functional art, plants, locally made goods, and more!

THE HANDMADE AND RECLAIMED MARKET SEPTEMBER 21ST – SECOND USE BUILDING MATERIALS – 10AM – 4PM Second Use Building Materials invites you to join us for our 5th Annual Handmade & Reclaimed Market in SODO. Held in conjunction with our Second Use Fall Fest, the market will feature the work of 35+ local artists and craftsmen that work with reclaimed materials alongside a parade of festive food, a beer garden, family-friendly games, live screen printing, and our largest sale of the year.

CLASSES

FREE FIRST THURSDAY: NATURAL DYE DEMO BY BOTANICAL COLORS SEPTEMBER 5TH – JAPANESE GARDEN IN THE ARBORETUM – 4PM – FREE Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors will show a natural dye demonstration. Kathy is the founder and president of Botanical Colors, who specializes in sustainable practice on natural dye and offer guidance, support and consultation for emerging designers, brands and artisans. Kathy will be showing how to dye fabric with indigo, a plant also known as Indigofera tinctoria.

GASOLINE: A GUIDED WRITING SESSION FOR WOMEN + QUEER WRITERS SEPTEMBER 25TH – SCREAM SEATTLE – 819 E THOMAS STREET – 7PM – $15Get ignited. If you’ve attended Assembly Literary Open Mic you should be familiar with the writing prompt at the end of the evening. GASOLINE takes this concept further with a series of writing prompts in the style of a guided meditation provided by Kate Berwanger. All skill levels are welcome to participate, but this salon is reserved for women, non-binary, and queer writers.

STORYTELLING WITH MARGOT LEITMAN SEPTEMBER 21ST – UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS – DOWNTOWN Come learn how to use your untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this workshop with the tools you need to effectively construct a story and be able to fill in the blank, “———– is the story of my life.”

COMEDY

COMEDY NEST FEATURING ANDY IWANCIO SEPTEMBER 17TH – THE RENDEZVOUS – BELLTOWN – $5 The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic. Half our open mic spots are reserved for womxn. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by our hate-free policy. A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support Seattle’s amazing stand-up scene.

FUNHOUSE V: PRODUCED BY THE FUNHOUSE FAMILY SEPTEMBER 19TH – 28TH – ANNEX THEATER – CAPITOL HILL – 8PM – $10+ The Funhouse Family produces irreverent and experimental original content characterized by a multi-genre format that reaches beyond traditional theatrical norms. Each live show is comprised of a series of short plays that serve as a rotating platform for diverse up-and-coming playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and musicians.

LITERATURE

INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS: WRITINGS FROM THE #METOO MOVEMENT SEPTEMBER 20TH – 7PM- HUGO HOUSE – CAPITOL HILL Join us for the Seattle launch of INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS, the McSweeney’s anthology of writings from the #MeToo movement. This reading and conversation brings together anthology editor Shelly Oria with local writers Kamari Bright, Jalayna Carter, Sasha LaPointe and Kristen Millares Young, whose artistic concerns intersect with those of INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS.

ANDNOW FESTIVAL OF INNOVATIVE WRITING 2019 SEPTEMBER 19TH – 22ND – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL – $10+ This year’s theme, Points of Convergence, invites speculation into the ways the arts might forge convergences at a moment of social, cultural, and political schism. A point is a location and also a salient detail. No effort is too big or too small to create a crack in the edifice that locks us in.

STORYTELLING

SURREAL STORYTELLING WITH STRANGE WOMEN: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SEPTEMBER 20TH – VERMILLION ART AND BAR – 6PM – $10 Brace yourself for a strange and surreal celebration as we honor Surreal Storytelling’s one year anniversary. Strange storytellers, strange vendors and strange music all in one night! 

SOMETHING TO TELL SEPTEMBER 12TH – ALMA MATER TACOMA – 7PM “Something to Tell” in Tacoma! An open mic Storytelling show every 2nd Thursday of the month 7pm to 9pm at the “Alma Mater” in the Honey Room in Tacoma.

RISK! LIVE SHOW AND PODCAST SEPTEMBER 19TH – FREMONT ABBEY – $25 RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, hosted by Kevin Allison of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe, The State.