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History of Theater, About, By, For and Near @ACT Theater

ACT’s 47th World Premiere

History of Theater: About, By, For and Near

January 28 – February 12, 2023, the Falls Theatre at ACT
Produced in partnership with The Hansberry Project
Written by Reginald André Jackson
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

https://acttheatre.org/2023-se...

English Country Dance

English Country Dance  Schedule located at
http://www.seattledance.org/en...

International Folk Dancers

International Folk Dance schedule located at  

http://www.seattledance.org/in...

Wahington State Contra Dance Schedule

  • Thursdays, 7:00-10:00 Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance at the Seattle Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Local & Touring Bands, Sliding scale $10.00-$20.00, (kids & first-time contra dancers free).
  • Fridays, 7:30-10:00, Emerald City Contradance at Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall (Lower Building), 6532 Phinney N. $10-$20 sliding scale. Beginners workshop at 7:00 pm. First-time contra dancers receive a coupon for free admission to a future dance.
  • 2nd Saturdays, 8:00-11:00, Eastside Contradance at Juanita Community Club Dance Hall, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, $9 (students $5), lesson at 7:30p. Promoted by Folk Horizons
  • Open Band, Open-caller dance. Free dances are held outside at Green Lake every summer, with a pick-up band and open mic for callers. 2019 dates are Wednesday, June 26, Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, August 7. The regular (year-round) monthly dance needs new volunteers to organize it! "

Family Dance (contras, squares, etc. for kids under 10 and their families)

      1st Saturdays, 6:30-9:30, Whidbey Contra Dance, Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave, Clinton, $10 suggested donation, the lesson from 6:30-7:00.

  • 1st Saturday in Port Angeles, Sept. through May. Beginners' workshop at 7:30, dance 8:00 - 11:30. Black Diamond Community Dance at Black Diamond Community Center, 1942 Black Diamond Rd, Port Angeles. $8. Information: Erran (360)457-8421 or Tom (360)457-5667
  • 1st Saturdays, Ellensburg Contra Dance
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Olympia Contra Dance, at the South Bay Grange (3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd. NE; Olympia, Washington). 7:30-10:00 pm, 7:00 basics workshop.
  • 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat, 7:30-10:30, Bellingham Old Time Country Dance. Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Bellingham, WA. Beginner's Workshop 7:00 pm. For more information see the BCDS home page
  • 2nd Friday contra in Vancouver, Contra in The Couve
  • 2nd Saturday, Apple Country Contra Dancers, Broadway Grange, Yakima. Contact: Shelly Jenkins, 509-966-0044
  • 3rd Friday, 8:00-10:00 pm, Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. SE, North Bend. Beginner's workshop at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $5-$10. Questions: Tim at ttabooli@hotmail.com or 206-528-3723.
  • 3rd Saturday, 8:00-10:30, Tacoma Contra Dance, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 North K St, Tacoma, visiting bands every month, workshop at 7:30, $10-$20, sliding scale, Info: Matt Temmel at 253-278-1237 or handsfour@harbornet.com
  • 3rd Saturday Contra and 2nd Saturday squares, Port Townsend Community Dances
  • Monthly in Anacortes, Skagit Contra Dancers, 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Music by Flowing Tide band. Check web site for the event calendar and venue. $8 at the door. Information: Bill or Betty 360-755-3969.
  • Monthly October through May, Saturday, Darrington Community Dance Instruction 6:30, dance 7:00. Suggested donation: $7. Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Rd, Darrington. Information: Matthew 206-402-8646.

  • Seattle Contra community's email Discussion and Announcement lists
  • Check out the Festivals & Camps page for other events with contra dancing.
  • Also check out these other regional resources

http://www.seattledance.org/co...

13th Annual International Juried Exhibition @Gallery 110

13th Annual International Juried Exhibition

February 2 – 25, 2023
Juror: Jaimie Isaac
Theme: Sovereignty & Liberation


https://www.gallery110.com/13t...

The Moth: True Stories Told Live


1ST THURSDAYS @ FREMONT ABBEY ARTS CENTER 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

3RD FRIDAYS @ ST MARK’S BLOEDEL HALL 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle (around back)

Both shows: 7:00 pm Doors, 8:00 pm show, all ages, PG-13*, mostly seated 

The Moth StorySLAM  World-renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR! Different theme every show!

https://www.fremontabbey.org/t...

Traditional dances of Southeast Europe, @Russian Community Center


Every Friday Night 7:30 (8:30 on class nights) to 10:30

Traditional dances of Southeast Europe Balkan line dancing


russiancommunitycenterseattle.org
 704 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

https://seattlebalkandancers.o...

The Spanish Ballroom Jazz Jam with Kareem Kandi

Every Monday   6 pm doors, 7 pm show  ALL AGES SHOW 

The Spanish Ballroom 565 BROADWAY, TACOMA, WA 98402

Presented by McMenamins and The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra: Monday night jazz jam features a professional house rhythm comprised of some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to participate!!.

https://www.mcmenamins.com/eve...

The Musicians’ Tribute To Chuck Deardorf @The Royal Room

Monday February 6 2023 Doors: 6:30pm Show 7:00pm

The Musicians’ Tribute To Chuck Deardorf 

theroyalroomseattle.com 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

    Tickets: $5 advance, $10 doors
    https://theroyalroomseattle.co...

    Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott @The Royal Room

    Monday, February 2 -February 27 2023 EVERY MONDAY 9 pm-12 pm


    SHMP Presents New Music Mondays: Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Thomas Marriott

    theroyalroomseattle.com 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

    South Hudson Music Project in partnership with The Royal Room presents: The Royal Room Jazz Jam Session
    Hosted by Thomas Marriott
    Every Monday at 9 pm!

    https://theroyalroomseattle.co...

    The Paradise Drifters//Ivy Ficarra and Finn Tobias//The Dream Goats @The Royal Room


    Wednesday, February 8 2023 Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:30 pm

    The Paradise Drifters//Ivy Ficarra and Finn Tobias//The Dream Goats

    theroyalroomseattle.com  5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

      Tickets: $15 advance, $20 doors

      https://theroyalroomseattle.co...


      Shaina Sheperd @The Spanish Ballroom


      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9,  2023 6 pm doors, 7 pm show

      Shaina Sheperd

      $10 advance, $15 day of show All ages welcome

      The Spanish Ballroom 565 BROADWAY, TACOMA, WA 98402

      https://www.mcmenamins.com/eve...

      https://www.shainashepherdmusi...

      Ragamala Dance Company Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim @Meany HAll

      February 9-11 2023 8:00 pm  

      Ragamala Dance Company Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim

      Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall
      Tickets start at $48

      https://meanycenter.org/ticket...


        The Jaydogs and Sláinte @The Royal Room

        Friday, February 10 2023  Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:30 pm

        The Jaydogs and Sláinte

        theroyalroomseattle.com  5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

          Tickets: $10 advance, $15 doors

          https://theroyalroomseattle.co...


          Legacy Ukulele Ensemble Seattle Showcase @Rainier Arts and Cultural Center

          Saturday,  February 11 2023  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

          Legacy Ukulele Ensemble Seattle Showcase 

          rainierartscenter.org  3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118

            https://www.eventbrite.com/e/l...

            Newberry & Verch @Phinney Center Concert Hall

            Saturday February 11, 2023 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

            Newberry and Vetch

            Buy Tickets here: https://knct.club/3IHgPwA

            www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

            https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...


            MVP: Michael vs Prince @The Royal Esquire Club

            Saturday, February 11, 2023  Show 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

            MVP: Michael VS Prince 

            https://royalesquireclub.com/ 5016 Rainier Ave S Seattle, 98118 United States + Google Map

            http://royalesquireclub.com/ev...

            All the hits, all live! Michael Jackson vs. Prince

              David Wilcox w/Jean Rohe @ The Triple Door

              Thursday, February 16, 2023 

              David Wilcox w/Jean Rohe

              thetripledoor.net  216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
              $34 General // $44 Premium
              https://davidwilcox.com/

              https://thetripledoor.net/even...

              Gangspil @Phinney Center Concert Hall

              Saturday, February 18 2023 730-10 pm

              Gangspil

              “Award-winning, lively, and soulful Danish folk duo.”

              www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

              https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...



              New Old School Fellas @ The Royal Esquire

              Saturday, February 18 2023  8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

              New Old School Fellas

              https://royalesquireclub.com/ 5016 Rainier Ave S Seattle, 98118 United States + Google Map

              Performing your all-time favorites from the '60s, 70's, 80's, 90's, and into the new millennium, The Old School Fellas know how to bring fun to every show!

              Made up of twelve talented individuals, the Old School Fellas present a polished, professional, and fun experience that will keep you wanting more and more! 

              https://new-oldschoolfellas.co...

              http://royalesquireclub.com/ev...

              The Lowest Pair + Muddy Souls @ The Spanish Ballroom

              Thursday, February 23, 2023, Doors at 6, Show at 7 

              The Lowest Pair + Muddy Souls

              The Spanish Ballroom 565 BROADWAY, TACOMA, WA 98402

              $16 advance, $21 day of show All ages welcome

              https://www.mcmenamins.com/eve...

              https://www.thelowestpair.com/...

              https://www.themuddysouls.com/

              Town Hall Family Concert Series Presents: Adriana Giordano and Nahaan


              Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM

              From Alaska to Amazonas: Indigenous Music, Culture, and Resistance featuring Adriana Giordano and Nahaan

              townhallseattle.org 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

              Join us for a richly layered experience of music, spoken word poetry, visual art, and resistance drawn from two Native cultures—the Tlingit people of southern Alaska and the Indigenous Brazilian people of the Amazon. Co-created by Nahaan, a Tlingit artist of multiple genres and Indigenous activist, and by Adriana Giordano, Seattle’s premier Brazilian vocalist, and concert producer, this event will emphasize experience over concept, leading you on an exploration of the paths of Native peoples as they navigate, and resist, the challenges of colonization and climate change.
              Expect powerful storytelling and visuals from Nahaan, who lives and creates art in both traditional Tlingit culture and resistance culture—from ceremonial tattooing to carving and formline art—and allies himself with the Land Back movement.
              Adriana, accompanied by stellar Seattle musicians from different genres, will provide an immersive music and sound experience that evokes the Amazon and Indigenous tribal culture, drawing on recordings of tribal songs, as well as other Brazilian musical genres. This musical mosaic will provide the sensory grounding for the event and will highlight transitions in the shifts between Indigenous Brazilian and Tlingit cultures.

              The band: Nahaan - vocals, spoken word Adriana Giordano - vocals, triangle and percussion Gabe Hall-Rodrigues on piano and accordion Julian Weisman on double bass Jeff Busch on percussion Freddy Gonzalez on trombone and flute


              Chris Patin Band @ Metier Brewery CD

              Thursday, March 2, 2023, 6-8 PM

              Northwest Folklife Presents: Chris Patin Band  

              metierbrewing.com 2616 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

                Chris Patin (Pot-tan) is a locally raised Seattle musician with Louisiana roots who began playing music at the age of 4. He played classical piano for 10 years, but his main instrument is percussion, which he started at age 12. He honed his musical craft at the legendary jazz programs at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School, under the direction of Robert Knatt and Clarence Acox.

                He attended Hampton University in Virginia on a music scholarship where he continued his formal music education in music performance with a jazz emphasis. After graduation, he spent several years as a touring jazz musician and had the privilege and honor of playing all over the nation and world with world-class musicians. Chris is now based back in the Seattle area where he continues to primarily play and teach music. He was the co-founder and musical director of the award-winning Pacific Northwest Drumline in South Seattle.

                https://metierbrewing.com/loca...

                Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting @Artist and Craftsman Supply

                Saturday, March 4 2023  10:00 am to March 5 2023 4:00 pm

                Expressive and Acrylic Painting

                artistcraftsman.com 4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

                Learn many ways of working with acrylics and mixed media to create expressive, contemporary, and personal artwork. 2-day workshop

                Facebook, Jacqui Beck Art: https://www.facebook.com/JacquibeckART/

                Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacquiart/

                  Windborne @Phinney Center Concert Hall

                  Sunday, March 5 2023 7-930pm

                  Windborne

                  www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

                  https://www.windbornesingers.c...

                  https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...

                  The 15th CONTRA MARATHON – Benefit for NW Folklife Festival!!!

                  The 15th CONTRA MARATHON – Benefit for NW Folklife Festival!!!

                   Come dance to non-stop music with 5 bands and 14 callers while we raise money for nwfolklife.org

                  http://www.seattledance.org/co...

                  Camille A. Brown & Dancers Black Girl: Linguistic Play @ Meany Hall

                  March 16-18 2023 8:00 pm

                  Camille A. Brown & Dancers Black Girl: Linguistic Play

                  Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall
                  Tickets start at $48

                  ticket@uw.edu

                  https://meanycenter.org/visit/...

                  Every Brillian Thing @ACT Theater

                  Every Brilliant Thing

                  Friday, March 17, 2023, 7:30PM - Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2:00PM

                  The hit play and international sensation Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

                  https://order.acttheatre.org/1...

                  The Jeremiahs @Phinney Center Concert Hall

                  Saturday, March 18 2023 7:30-10:00 pm

                  The Jeremiahs

                  www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

                  http://thejeremiahs.ie/

                  https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...

                  Strings for Peace A Concert with Amjad Ali Khan, Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash @Meany Hall

                  Friday, March 24 2023 8:00 pm

                  Strings for Peace A Concert with Amjad Ali Khan, Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash

                    Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall

                    Tickets start at $38

                    https://meanycenter.org/ticket...

                      Town Hall Family Concert Series Presents: R E P O S A D O

                      Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:00 AM 

                      R E P O S A D O: Rediscovering Latinx Heritage thru Music, Poetry, and Dance featuring J.P. Builes

                      townhallseattle.org 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

                        REPOSADO combines jazz, Latin, Afro, and funk along with some of the traditional aspects of music from J.P.'s Latin heritage.

                        Music brings us together and the connection is essential to the human experience. The mission is to give children access to these vibrations and this level of musicality, hoping that they hear the message we spread.

                        http://www.reposadomusic.com/



                        Evie Ladin & Keith Terry @Phinney Center Concert Hall

                        Saturday, March 25 2023 7:30-10:00 pm

                        Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

                        www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

                        https://evieladin.com/projects...

                        https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...

                        Daniel Alexander Jones: I Choose to Remember Us Whole @ Meany Hall


                        Saturday, April 1, 2023, through Wednesday, May 31, 2023

                          Daniel Alexander Jones: I Choose to Remember Us Whole

                          Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall

                          Events are free and open to the public.

                          https://meanycenter.org/ticket...

                          The Motherboard Suite Music Performed by Saul Williams, Directed by Bill T. Jones.

                          Saturday April 1 2023 8:00 PM

                          The Motherboard Suite Music Performed by Saul Williams. Directed by Bill T. Jones.

                          Tickets start at $28

                          https://meanycenter.org/ticket...

                          Walter Cano Band @ Metier Brewery CD

                          Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6-8 pm

                          Northwest Folklife Presents: Walter Cano Band 

                           metierbrewing.com 2616 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

                            Walter Cano is an award-nominated jazz musician, seasoned music educator and Seattle JazzED alumnus. He joins the Seattle JazzED team as the Family Support Advocate and Equipment Specialist.

                            His professional career began during his musical education at Michigan State University where he directed Jazz Octet IV and taught private lessons. Upon graduation, he returned to his hometown in Washington state and taught high school jazz as well before focusing on jazz performance. He is currently the lead trumpet for Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band and The Jazz Orchestra at the Dr. Phillips Center. In his free time, he teaches his cat new tricks.

                            Equipped with years as a musician and music educator, Walter aims to empower children in music by improving access to education, particularly in Latinx communities. His work seeks to remove existing barriers by directly supporting families in need.

                            https://metierbrewing.com/loca...

                            Fatoumata Diawara @ Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

                            Saturday, April 15, 2023, 8:00 pm

                            Fatoumata Diawara

                            Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall
                            Tickets start at $33

                            https://meanycenter.org/ticket...

                            Step Afrika! Drumfolk

                            Thursday, April 20 -April 22, 2023

                            Step Afrika! Drumfolk

                            Meany Center for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Meany Hall
                            Tickets start at $53


                            https://meanycenter.org/ticket...

                            The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc @Phinney Center Concert Hall

                            Sunday, April 30 2023 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

                            The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
                            www.phinneycenter.org/ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

                            https://www.thenordicfiddlersb...

                            https://www.seafolklore.org/ev...

                            Manazma Sheen @ Metier Brewery CD

                            Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6-8 PM

                            Northwest Folklife Presents Manazma Sheen  

                            metierbrewing.com 2616 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

                              We are an instrumental group of musicians based in Seattle, Washington seeking to groove and swing and rock, and everything in between. We focus on playing original compositions and arrangements of music by people we admire.
                              Manazma Sheen is
                              Trevor P on bass
                              Alfred Marra on vibes
                              Jun Iida on trumpet
                              Jackson Cotugno tenor
                              Davy Nefos drums

                              https://www.manazmasheen.com/h...

                              https://www.manazmasheen.com/?...

                              Town Hall Family Concert Series Presents :Bayan Ko with Ihaw Ihaw

                              Saturday, May 20th, 2023, 11:00 AM

                              Bayan Ko

                              townhallseattle.org 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

                                Celebrating Philippine Songs of Protest, Past & Present with music by Ihaw Ihaw

                                "Bayan Ko" translates loosely to My Land, or, My Fatherland. It is also the most recognizable and popular protest song in The Philippines. It is also a kundiman, which is a genre of traditional Filipino ballads or love songs.



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