My Pandora channel has a new station : Fela! This “provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of real-life Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti” comes to The Paramount Theatre in Seattle May 28th – June 2nd. Tickets are available now - use code Music20 to get 20% off tickets!
This music makes me want to get up and DANCE! I can’t wait to see the show which has such an electric soundtrack. There’s no better way, in my mind, to learn about music history than to watch the story unfold onstage! Check out the video below to get a feel of the sound.
The Paramount knows the crowds will be energized by this production and they’re working with two venues to host dance nights after a few of the performances. Barboza’s dance night will be after the performance on May 29th, while Lo-Fi’s dance night will be after the June 1st performance. If you show a ticket to Fela, you’ll get in free ($5 cover for those without ticket stubs – open to the public).
Check out the video trailer:
Flashdance The Musical comes to The Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle this week! Click the image to find out how you can save up to 25% on tickets!
It’s your chance to taste some of the finest fare Seattle has to offer, all while supporting your local economy.
Dine Around Seattle runs March 3-28, Sundays through Thursdays. They’re offering 3-course dinner menus of one starter, one entrée, and a dessert for just $30, with many restaurants offering a 3-course lunch menu for just $15.
Some restaurants I love made the list: Local 360, La Bête, Coastal Kitchen, Andaluca, Cutters Crabhouse. There are many restaurants participating that I haven’t had a chance to check out yet, and this is just the excuse!
Have you been to Dine Around Seattle this year yet?
Room & Board (handcrafted, American-made furniture and accessories) arrived at University Village recently! My pal and fellow Seattle blogger, FreshJess, is giving away a $500 gift card on her blog! Just thought you’d like to know.
2/12 update – special offer from SWFE: “Still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Why not grab a pair of tickets to this year’s Seattle Wine and Food Experience – we’re offering2 tickets for $90 (value: $110). Use code “CUPID” whenpurchasing! Offer good until February 13 at midnight!”
Seattle Wine and Food Experience is back this month: February 24th at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The venue large to accommodate all the local Washington Wines, regional wines (Idaho, Oregon, California), as well as spirits, cideries and breweries and more. A wide range of fabulous Seattle restaurants and food vendors will be on site to sample great tastes. Discover new restaurants and vendors you may not have tried yet! Food and Wine, the perfect combination!
Here are some of my tips when attending this event:
Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets! First, leave a comment on this post stating a specific winery or other beverage or restaurant/food vendor you’re excited to check out at Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Then be sure to visit the rafflecopter entry form and enter to win tickets by getting credit for your blog comment, liking Seattle Pockets on Facebook and more! Contest closes at 11:59pm Pacific Time February 14th. Disclaimer: I was given a pair of tickets in exchange for this preview piece. As always, I only promote events I’m personally excited about…and I am SO excited about this event coming back. I had a great time last time!
Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnivale Ball is coming up soon – February 9th in Seattle! Here’s another chance for Seattle Pockets to enter to win a ticket to this lavish affair that started in 2008 and has sold out every year.
Performances will include Circus Troupe Performers (aerialists, fire performers, contortionists, jugglers, stilt walkers and acrobats), burlesque dancers, electric violinist and a World Music DJ. Performers announced include Fuchsia Foxxx, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Felurs d’Egypte, FRACTAL (DJ Sorbello and musician Brian Fischer), Jenn Q, Geoffrey Castle and more.
To enter to win a ticket, comment on this blog post why you want to go to this event, then be sure to visit the rafflecopter entry form to get entry points into the giveaway. Winner will be announced on Monday morning.
See The Music Man at Seattle’s The 5th Avenue Theatre for FREE – just stand in line on Saturday, January 26th (limit 4 per household, while supplies last) for February 10th performance! Details, here.
Women in Cinema returns to Seattle International Film Festival Jan 23 – 27, featuring significant new works by women filmmakers. WIC celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema, and represents a convergence of excellence in filmmaking, with international shorts, features, and documentaries from around the world. I’m thinking about moving around some plans to make it to see a couple of these films. Miranda July’s film Me You and Everyone We Know was part of this festival in previous years and is one of my favorite films of all time. I imagine these films are going to be awesome and inspiring!
Update – tickets are just $25. Yeah I thought that price looked strange the first time I saw it too. The BAA FB page updated the price in a post after I shared this info.