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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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: http://gvwy.io/9dey39m. 

(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.

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Giveaway: Seattle Restaurant After Hours

Do you need to network more but have found it hard to force yourself to go to networking events? What if the event was in a fun, playful setting and filled with delicious bites throughout the night? More interesting, right?
Mark your calendar for February 21, when one of the most popular and fun Seattle networking events, Restaurant After Hours at Seattle Aquarium. Check out the beautiful creatures in the venue and taste delicious treats from some of the area’s best restaurants, as you meet others and exchange business cards. It’s easy to use “What’s been your favorite bite so far?” as an opening line when meeting strangers when you network!
Want to enter to win two tickets to the event?
To enter, first
RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook Event Page
then
Tag a friend and post a comment on my giveaway Facebook post.
That’s it! This popular event tends to sell out, so I recommend you buy your tickets now.
I look forward to seeing you there! Mention Seattle After Hours networking event when you contact me about Hypnotherapy for a special rate.
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Seattle Experiences that make great gifts!

If you’re like most people, you still have some folks on your list who you still need holiday gifts for! Here’s a list of events that make great gifts. Some can be given before Christmas (or after Hanukkah) if your gift recipient is free to enjoy the outing with you before the 25th!

A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol (Pike Place Market)

This fun production plays through December 23. Brandon and I took my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nieces (ages 11 & 14) to this show earlier this week and shared so many laughs. Now through Dec 23: http://bit.ly/2BFM2fd

Newsies: The Broadway Musical (Issaquah & Everett)

“The newsboys of New York . . . become unlikely heroes and stand up for what’s right in this Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated hit full of classic Disney magic and theatricality.” Seattle Times review here.  Issaquah through 12/31, Everett 1/5-2/4: https://villagetheatre.org/issaquah/newsies.php

Taste WA Wine Event (SODO)

One of the biggest wine and food events is offering a $21 discount on Sunday Grand Tasting tickets when you use the code 21TASTE at checkout during the month of December. http://tastewashington.org/

Two Trains Running (Seattle Center)

The Seattle Rep has been wowing theatre audiences with their artistic direction, show choices, and incredible production quality. “Two Trains Running” is their next show. “There’s a new President in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. No, it’s not 2017, it’s 1969. At a critical moment in the civil rights movement, Nemphis is forced to consider selling his restaurant to the city of Pittsburgh as urban planning eats away at his beloved neighborhood . . . Two Trains Running is celebrated playwright August Wilson’s portrait of a defining moment in American history. 1/12-2/11: http://bit.ly/2BHWKBR 

Puzzle Break (Capitol Hill & Belltown)

Treat your friends, family, or coworkers to an escape-the-room game by Puzzle Break! I’ve had the pleasure of playing “Escape the Midnight Carnival” and “Escape the Lost Temple” and recommend both! You can book the whole room for your group or join strangers to work together to find hidden clues and puzzles that will help you escape the room and win the game!  “You are trapped in a room.  As you look around you start to notice strange objects and messages – or are they clues? – hidden around the room.  Can you and your team solve the puzzles, find the key, and escape within one hour?” Ongoing. https://www.puzzlebreak.us/

Other events you might want to check out include events some of my clients are hosting, including:

Century Ballroom Dancing (Capitol Hill)

Get a gift certificate for a series of dance lessons or dance nights! Century Ballroom offers lessons in Swing, Salsa, Tap, Bachata, and much more. They’re also hosting a “Swingin’ Prefunk to NYE” on 12/29 with KUOW’s Amanda Wilde (Swing Years & Beyond) and a big New Year’s Eve party with Salsa and Outdancing on 12/31. centuryballroom.com

Homo for the Holidays (Capitol Hill)

This hilarious drag and burlesque show starring some of Seattle’s best is nearly sold out. If you love these genres, you’ll love this show. Now through 12/30. http://homofortheholidays.strangertickets.com/

Regardless of what events you share with your loved ones this holiday season, may your days be merry and bright! Happy holidays to all! – Keridwyn

Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Fest – A Global Celebration on 11/11

My friend Amanda and I had a delightful time at this event last year. If you love discovering new-to-you wine, beer, and spirits, the Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Fest on Saturday November 11th is the place to be!

Tickets here.

Facebook event page here (invite friends!)

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About the event (in their own words):

While we love LOCAL, it’s fun to try WINE, BEER, SPIRITS, & CIDERS from ALL OVER THE PLANET!

We have WINES from ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, ARGENTINA, & AUSTRALIA as well as 20 wineries from Washington, Oregon, and California!

Sure, we have WHISKEY from Washington, Oregon, & Kentucky – but we also have it and other exotic SPIRITS from FRANCE, CANADA, ARMANIA, as well as unique items such as Kuma Turmeric Liqueur and Tatratea Tea Liqueur from SLOVAKIA!

This event has something for everyone! Not into wine or spirits? How about 3 CIDER companies from OREGON, 3 from WASHINGTON, and 2 from FRANCE! As well as 4 CRAFT BREWERIES and Stella!

But wait – that’s not all! There are 5 booths with free samples of CHOCOLATE and 2 serving CHEESE! And 3 STREET FOOD booths selling delicious NOSHES! And of course, 20 booths of ARTISAN & BOUTIQUES for unique gift ideas!

The 2017 Holiday Wine Fest diverse line-up celebrating the world of libations unlike any other tasting in the Pacific Northwest!

FAQ’s:

Tickets Include: Wine/Cider/Beer/Spirits Tastings, Culinary Samples and Artisan Shopping
Saturday: Wine Enthusiast Noon – 4pm $45.00
Saturday: VIP Connoisseur 5pm – 9pm $55.00 (Take Home a Souvenir Riedel Wine Glass!

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Pocket Potpourri: Tattoos, Acrobats, Pike Place Market & Crisis Text Line

Another August Pocket Potpourri!
Here are a few things that have come to my attention lately that I wanted to be sure to share with you.
Got ink?
The Seattle Tattoo Expo returns August 18-20! Over 200 invite-only tattoo artists will be at Seattle Center during the expo. Enjoy live music and burlesque (including a performance by one of my favorites, Ruby Mimosa!), a beer garden, “Drawing Heads and Hands” workshop, and more. SeattleTattooExpo.com

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Circus arts in action!
 
Don’t miss SANCA (School of Acrobatic & New Circus Arts)’s Staff Show “Summer on the Cirque Riviera” August 18-20 at Broadway Performance Hall. “Catch some rays poolside with buff babes and saucy sailors, but beware of pool sharks! Or just relax and beat the heat with a glass of wine, or perhaps something stronger at Cirkuski Kafić where you may even catch a glimpse of the Green Fairy.” Tickets here.
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Enjoy the tastes of Pike Place
 
Pike Place Market celebrates their 110th anniversary this week and their popular “Sunset Supper” event is this Friday! Celebrate Pike Place Market’s 110th birthday with the party of the summer, Sunset Supper, featuring Seattle’s top chefs, artisan purveyors, breweries and Washington’s favorite wineries and distilleries. This delicious event benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation which supports the Pike Place Senior Center, Food Bank, and so much more. Tickets here.
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Crisis Text Line
 
If you are in crisis or know someone who is, text 741741 for free to talk with a Crisis Counselor 24/7. Save this number in your phone now so you can use it if you find yourself in a time of crisis or want to pass it along to someone else. Learn more.

Pocket Potpourri: Jen Kirkman, Light installations, #SAMRemix & Guacamole

Here’s an early-August edition of “Pocket Potpourri” My way of sharing a bunch of fun tidbits with you in one fun blog post.
Here are some pockets of fun you might like:
The Guac Stop August 9 – 13
What’s better than guacamole? FREE Guacamole! The folks at Wholly Guacamole are going to be at Seattle Center this Wednesday – Sunday with a pop-up “Guac Stop.”
There will be a free guac bar where you can customize your guac with mix in flavors plus some fun activities such as live music, macramé classes, hula hooping, avocado facials, and more.  The Guac Stop opens at 11am daily and ends at 7pm Wednesday & Thursday, 8pmFriday and Saturday, and 6pm on Sunday at The Next 50 Plaza in Seattle Center (between the Armory and Memorial Stadium). eatwholly.com/guac-stop
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#SAMRemix  – August 11
This late-night event happens only a few times a year—and only once a year at Olympic Sculpture Park! Advance tickets are sold out but a limited number will be available at the door. I’m excited to dance and take part in art activities led by local artists Tariqa Waters, Eve Sanford, Sensebellum, Neon Salt Water, and Lion’s Main Art Collective. visitsam.org/remix
 
Lusio: A Night to Awaken  – August 12
Walk through Volunteer Park after dark to witness fun light and sound installations during this free, family friendly event. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp as the ground is uneven and wasn’t well lit last year. The art is delightful, plus you’ll be able to shop for fun LED costume pieces from locally owned Bright Costumes! facebook.com/events/291152831301300
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Comedian Jen Kirkman – September 8 
I was first introduced to Jen Kirkman through her stand up on Netflix. I was reading her book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself last week when I heard she’s back on tour this year, with all new material. Her show “All New Material, Girl” about “her year of seeing fraudulent spiritual healers, holidays without family, being accused of not being “woke” by young people, and tales of when she was a young obnoxious third party voter, and pretentious hater of pop culture” comes to the Neptune Theatre September 8. jenkirkman.com/tour-dates
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Planning on attending one or more of these events? Let me know in the comments or message me on Facebook!