Two fun events support those in need this holiday season:
First, bring the family to see The Sound of Music on Friday, November 27 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. With this link you’ll be able to purchase discounted tickets ($35+fees) and $20 of each ticket going directly to The Fund for the Needy Drive. The Fund for the Needy goes to 12 nonprofit community agencies that help children, seniors, and families.
Then, mark your calendar for December 9 to visit Musicquarium Lounge in downtown Seattle for The Whiteout Party! This free night of holiday cheer includes entertainment, a photo booth, prizes for best holiday themed attire, and a charity drive. Plan on bringing non-perishable food, clothing, and hygiene items. This event is free and 21+. RSVP here and invite friends. Hashtag: #MQwhiteout. Hope to see you there! Now to decide on my costume: Mrs Santa, an elf, a reindeer, or ?
Enter to win tickets to “Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker” which returns to The Triple Door for it’s 10th anniversary season December 10 – 27. This show has become a holiday tradition for me and I’m excited to take Brandon back for its return.
Enter the giveaway here.
More about the show + tickets here.
Three upcoming events I’m looking forward to that you might also enjoy:
This month, I’ll be back as a judge for the Seattle International Comedy Competition
! While the event I’m judging is a private event at the Washington Athletic Club, you can attend the competition as an audience member on November 22nd at the Comedy Underground! There are also a few other shows coming up around the state, if you travel outside of Seattle. Details here
. Excited to get my laugh on and see some incredible talent.
Alida, Erin, and I are hitting up the Urban Craft Uprising
winter show at the Seattle Center. This event (Dec 5th & 6th this year) has become one of our favorite holiday traditions. I love this craft fair and have bought so many awesome things at past events. I’ve found awesome jewelry, wallets, wall art, delicious treats, and more. Great way to get shopping done for many people on your list and support independent artisans.
Get out your battery operated lights and visit Olympic Sculpture Park the night of December 17th for SAM Lights
. There will be live music, art activities, and a light installation. I’m planning on lighting my outfit to be part of the fun. Facebook event page here
. Oh, did I mention it’s free? Thanks, SAM!
What events in November and December are YOU looking forward to?
My all-time favorite burlesque troupe, The Atomic Bombshells, are back at The Triple Door November 19 – 21 with their incredible production of “Lost in Space!” Starring local legends BenDeLaCreme (you may remember her from Ru Paul’s Drag Race), Waxie Moon, Kitten LaRue, Lou Henry Hoover, Ruby Mimosa, and more!
GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a Space Prize Pack from The Atomic Bombshells (you can enter via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all three!)! Update: Giveaway has ended.
I’m going to taking Rachel for her first ever Bombshells show! This is my favorite burlesque troupe of all time and one fantastic production. Not only are the costumes to die for, the burlesque numbers are top-notch. It’ll be a great excuse to dress up and enjoy the “Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck” dish with steamed buns and sweet plum sauce. I’m already craving it. Now, if only I owned a Barbarella worthy outfit…
Lisa Leon, and their young son Olen experienced an unfortunate house fire this September. Many of their belongings were covered in soot and embedded with toxic chemical smoke. Despite their best efforts and the fire restoration service teams’ cleaning, many of their things were non salvageable and disposed of. They are now starting over.
Despite having coverage, their insurance allotment will be very little after the cleaning crews and service teams are paid. Their insurance company has refused to refund them for many of their lost items and slow to give them any advance. They will be trying to repurchase everything from new mattresses and furniture, to smaller items like replacing their son’s favorite toys. It is a heartbreaking process. Lisa’s livelihood (piano, keyboard, laptops, and recording equipment) as well as Leon’s guitars and musical equipment were all damaged by the fire but renter’s insurance will not cover equipment that was part of her musical studio and business. Their sweet cat Hoover passed because of the fire, but they are feeling very blessed to be alive and to have survived this incident without any other casualties.
If you would like to support this family with a donation, I invite you to paypal her at lisa @ lisafurukawa dot com (choose option “send money to family & friends”).
She will be sending out copies of her EP from her band “Cloudsang” that she and her husband recorded as a thank you once she gets more settled. Thank you for supporting this family in need! Our thoughts are with you, Lisa, Leon, and Olen!
I’m hosting a giveaway for the new movie “Suffragette.”
You can enter to win on Twitter
and on Instagram.
About the film:
Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron and written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.
Winners (one via Twitter and one via Instagram) will be chosen using random.org. Enter by 10/28/15 11:59pm PT. Each prize includes 2 tickets to Suffragette at Pacific Place in Seattle, WA on 11/3/15 at 7pm.
There’s something really special about exploring the museum with friends late at night, dancing, crafting, learning more about works of art. #SAMRemix events are some of my all-time favorite Seattle experiences. The next one is November 6 (these events always sell out in advance, so get your tickets now). Want to save $5 on regular adult tickets? Use code twitterremix1106.
Friends – let me know if you are planning on attending – I would love to see you there! Already have your tickets? Join the Facebook event page and invite friends.
The lineup for November 6:
Choose your own adventure from this late night of performances, activities, dancing, and more with our special exhibition Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art and SAM’s amazing collection.
The night’s events include:
- Dance the night away with mix master, DJ Fish Boogie
- Experience global sound with musicians from OneBeat
- Connect with interesting people through Siren, an app project by Susie Lee
- Explore your creative side with activities by local artists Janet Fagan, Romson Bustillo, and Talia Silveri Wright.
- Experience the galleries in new and innovative ways with highly opinionated My Favorite Things tours led by artists, performers, creatives, and thinkersJody Kuehner, dance artist also known as Cherdonna ShinatraLorrie Cardoso, founder of Seattle Arts and Cultural Events Meetup group
Agnes Gawne, costume designer and faculty member at New York Fashion Academy
Thierry Rautureau, “Chef in the Hat” and owner of Loulay and Luc restaurants
Michael Strangeways, Editorial Director of Seattle Gay Scene
And much more… Now on view at Seattle Art Museum: “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art.”
Photo 1 by Robert Wade. Photo 2 via Seattle Art Museum.