Seattle Brunch Run is April 7 – benefits Northwest Harvest!

Tickets are available now for Seattle magazine’s Brunch Run on April 7! This event is for ages 21+ and benefits the awesome non-profit Northwest Harvest.

In their own words:

“We take brunch seriously here in Seattle… so grab your friends and run, walk, or stroll your way to brunch heaven on Saturday, April 7 at Seattle magazine’s BRUNCH RUN! Start with a run on a beautiful 5k course through Magnuson Park along Lake Washington. At the finish line awaits more than 15 local restaurants serving up brunch bites plus a boozy brunch garden complete with Bloody Marys, Mimosa bar, cold beer and more!

Tickets to Seattle magazine’s Brunch Run include…

>> All inclusive brunch bites from more than 15 local brunch restaurants

>> Beautiful 5k race course through Magnuson Park along Lake Washington

>> Two tickets to the Boozy Brunch Garden featuring Bloody Marys, Mimosa bar, cold beer and more! Additional tickets for sale – proceeds go to event beneficiary Northwest Harvest.

>> Awesome Brunch Run t-shirt

>> A super fun day with friends, food, and your four legged friends!

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.



Young Professionals of Seattle 7th anniversary party (networking event)

Want to network? There’s a big, fancy, fun party happening Saturday, March 10 at the W Hotel in downtown Seattle! The Young Professionals of Seattle group is celebrating their 7th anniversary with a swanky networking event. Open to people ages 21-40+ (includes those “young at heart”). This event tends to sell out so get your tickets now.

I am bummed that I can’t attend this year due to a prior commitment, but wanted to make sure you all heard about it so you wouldn’t miss out. Be sure to come back to my blog or Facebook page to let me know how your night was partying at the W Hotel in downtown Seattle!

About the event (in their own words):

7 years.  1 night.  Party In Style.  That’s how we roll. Can you believe it’s been seven years? We’ve tasted the finest whiskeys, worked out, volunteered and almost shut down several bars just by networking in masses. For our “regulars” and newbies alike, your dedication to YPOS is EVERYTHING! Whether you know it or not, you’ve helped us grow and become a thriving organization, one event at a time, seven years in a row. So let’s celebrate, by getting fancy and dancing like maniacs, for a night you’ll never forget.

Our promise for the night is a perfect mixture of 500(ish) Young Professionals and ambiance, sprinkled with a few special YPOS-esque surprises, that’ll create a fun (and sparkly) party to celebrate our favorite people . . . YOU!

If you go, be sure to check out the offers in the digital swag bag! Yup, DIGITAL swag bag with great offers from local businesses. Such a great idea!





Support the Girl Scouts with their “Cookies and Cocktails” event on March 1

Join the Girl Scouts of Western Washington “Around the Campfire” this year, as they serve another round of delicious cookie-inspired bites and cocktails in celebration of Girl Scout Cookie season and 90 years of Girl Scout Camp!

Gather around a larger-than-life campfire made entirely out of cookie boxes as you mix, mingle, and enjoy sweet and savory bites made with Girl Scout Cookies created by local chefs.

Dance your heart out, get your photo taken in an airstream trailer, and sip on cookie-inspired cocktails from local bartenders. This is one awesome cookie party! 21+

March 1 from 6-10pm at the Seattle Design Center. Tickets on sale here.


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Hamilton Exceeds Expectations! Now through March 18.

I was prepared to be a little let down by Hamilton. I knew it would be a great show, with such incredible rave reviews and tickets flying out of the box office so fast. But with all the praise and excitement around the show, would it meet my high expectations? I’m happy to share that “Hamilton” not only met but exceeded expectations and had me glowing for days. I don’t remember any show sparking as much post-performance conversation as Hamilton did. My husband Brandon and I compared our favorite moments, gushed about the choreography choices, debated which actors stood out the most for us, and were both in awe of the entire production.
Easily one of the top three musicals of all time, the stage stays alive with continuous song and dancing. The company carries the energy of the show along, with movements on the side of the main action, painting a visual picture of the emotion of the characters on stage, showing through dance both what is being said and what is left unsaid. This cast’s ensemble is incredibly strong as they work together to perfectly tell the tale and keep the audience transfixed from start to end.
I went into this show without listening to the soundtrack, only knowing the style of the music and the catchy “My Shot” number. I worried that the sound quality or fast-paced nature of the music would make it hard for me to follow along. I kept my reviewer tickets a secret from Brandon until we walked to the Paramount that night and part of me wondered if that was a mistake. Should I have told him in advance so we could have spent time listening to the soundtrack? I thought of the times I’d seen shows where it was hard to understand and I’d wished I’d listened to the soundtrack in advance so I could follow along better. Luckily, and surprisingly, the actors were crystal clear and we were able to follow along incredibly well during the entire show, a true feat at the speed that they sing for many numbers.
This particular cast is incredible. There was no weak link, something you rarely find in any performance. At times, I noticed my jaw dropping in amazement. “Hamilton” is truly a remarkable show and I hope inspires a new generation of musical theatre writers to toss aside the tendencies to turn another movie into a musical and create something so new, so unique, and so enchanting.
There are select tickets available for some of the remaining performances and you can sign up for ticket alerts (The Paramount emailed today that more tickets were released for 2/21). If “Hamilton” tickets aren’t in your budget right now, you can also play the Hamilton lottery on the Hamilton app on your phone for your chance to purchase $10 tickets.
Some musicals get overhyped, but “Hamilton” simply isn’t one of them. I’m so grateful that we were able to see this glorious production and recommend it to everyone. “Hamilton” plays The Paramount in downtown Seattle now through March 18, 2018. Tickets here.
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Review: “Ibsen in Chicago” at The Seattle Rep through March 4th

Review by Jeanne Kinley Deller:

The amazingly flawless casting of “Ibsen in Chicago” has gifted Seattle audiences with a funny, explosive, and memorable glimpse into trials and tribulations of some of Chicago’s early Scandinavian immigrants. Spot-on, powerfully engaging portrayals from every cast member, and wonderful direction by Seattle Rep’s Braden Abraham, earn this new production by David Grimm an A+. 

A zealous and heart-warming portrayal by Annette Toutonghi (Solveig); engagingly keen timing, wit, and perfection from R. Hamilton Wright (Per); escalating comedic skirmishes between Kristen Potter (Helga) and Hannah Ruwe (Elsa) – what more could you ask for? Add Christopher McLinden’s (Hennig) fortitude in attempting to ground his cohorts; and, the roguish, antagonistic moves of Allen Fitzpatrick (Pekka). There you have it: one incredible production.

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“Ibsen in Chicago,” on the far lighter side of Ibsen, offers up this superlative play on words, an engaging display of befuddlement and a tangle of humanity. If you’re one who has deemed Ibsen as dark and dreary, you’ll want to give this new World Premier take on Ibsen a shot. Now through March 4 at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Tickets here.

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Photos by Alan Alabastro

Giveaway: Seattle Wine & Food Experience Grand Tasting in February

One of the most delicious and delightful weekends of the year returns February 22 – 24! The Seattle Wine & Food Experience will have you enjoying delicious bites and sips from incredible wineries, restaurants, food purveyors, and more. This tasty weekend offers three events: Comfort, Pop! Bubbles & Seafood, and The Grand Tasting! Here’s what The Stranger’s Julianne Bell had to say: “This annual extravaganza of all things edible and drinkable is an ode to gluttony in three parts. First up is Comfort, a festival of “feel-good foods and crafty brews,” complete with bars for French fries, Bloody Marys, hot toddies, and milk and cookies. Next, POP! Bubbles and Seafoodcapitalizes on the felicitous pairing of bubbles and bivalves with a celebrity shucking contest and over 30 sparkling wines from around the world. Finally, the Grand Tasting will showcase local and regional wines, beer, cider, spirits, and tastes from big-name Seattle chefs, with plenty of opportunities to watch demonstrations and meet artisan food producers.”

Want to enter to win 2 General Admission tickets to The Grand Tasting? OF COURSE YOU DO!

Enter to win on the giveaway form here: 

(Hint, since you’re already here on the post, comment here to get entries in the giveaway, then visit the giveaway form).

What booth are you most excited to visit during the Grand Tasting?!

Learn more about this weekend of amazing events on the Seattle Wine & Food Experience on their website.


Giveaway: Mamma Mia at The 5th Avenue Theatre!

Unleash your inner “Dancing Queen” with The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” This Seattle production features a jaw-dropping talented cast, including the incredible Sarah Rudinoff and Lisa Estridge. I can already sense the feel-good shivers and pure joy we’ll experience during the show as we hear these two alongside the fabulous Kendra Kassebaum, who plays the lead. Yes, Seattle has seen this show before but it’s NEVER seen it like this. The direction is bound to be amazing and the sneak peeks of the production are so much fun. (Check out this video of one of their very early rehearsals together.)   If you like the musical (or even just the songs of ABBA), GO.

Want to enter to win two tickets?

To enter, simply:

RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook Event Page


Tag a friend and write a comment on my Facebook Giveaway Post (be sure we’re Facebook friends or you’re “following” me on Facebook at

That’s it!  Buy tickets here.


PS You love the songs of ABBA! That’s fantastic! Please stick to mouthing along silently to the songs instead of singing along (unless the cast directs you to do differently, as they likely will during the curtain call or encore). Your fellow audience members paid to hear the actors on stage and they can’t do that if you’re singing from your seat. Yes, you’re adorable! Yes, the songs are fabulous. So THANKS in advance for being respectful by waiting until after the show to belt the songs at karaoke!

Giveaway ends 11:59pm Pacific Time 2/3/18. Prize is two tickets to see Mamma Mia on February 6, 7, or 8, 2018.