Giveaway: Kitten N’ Lou Present: CAMPTACULAR (July 11 – 14 at The Triple Door)

Summer means the return of Kitten N’ Lou’s CAMPTACULAR at The Triple Door.

Enter to win two tickets on their giveaway posts.

You can enter on Facebook

and enter on Instagram.

About the show in their own words:

From the producers of Jingle All The Gay and The Atomic Bombshells:

Kitten N’ Lou Present: CAMPTACULAR!

“A summer camp-y spectacle that’ll melt your face off”

Get ready for the return of the wettest hottest American-est summer show ever, now in it’s 4th year!

Kitten N’ Lou, the “World’s Show-busiest Couple” and internationally celebrated drag and burlesque duo, bring you a “brilliantly deranged” spectacle (TimeOut NY) that takes you to the campiest of summer camps, featuring an all-star cast of Seattle dance, drag, and burlesque icons including Stranger genius Cherdonna, international gender-blending icon Waxie Moon, Seattle contemporary dance stars Randy Ford and Markeith Wiley, Minneapolis drag sensation Victoria DeVille and very special guest star from Chicago, “The Honey Badger of Burlesque”….JEEZ LOUEEZ! ?

Kicking off this summer: In the grand tradition of classic and awesomely awful American summer camp movies like Meatballs, Troop Beverly Hills, and Dirty Dancing, CAMPTACULAR takes you on a surreal, hilarious, and nostalgic trip to the great outdoors, where campers roast their weenies by the fire, tell bizarre ghost stories, frolic in sleeping bags, fall in love in the moonlight, and sneak into the woods….all culminating in the most epic camp “talent show” Seattle has ever seen…these shows sold out and had audiences raving last summer, don’t miss your chance to head back to Camp!

Starring a bombastic and diverse cast of internationally celebrated theater, drag, cabaret, burlesque, and contemporary dance tastemakers, CAMPTACULAR is the ultimate stand-up-and-salute extravaganza to escape  reality and usher in the summer with a bang!

* Kitten N’ Lou * Cherdonna Shinatra * Waxie Moon * Jeez Loueez * J Von Stratton * Markeith Wiley * Woody Schticks * Victoria DeVille(MPLS) * Randy Ford ilvs Strauss * Stephen Hando *

Tickets here. 

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Giveaway: Advance Screening tickets to “Booksmart” movie

Movie Giveaway!  Enter to win one of two pairs of tickets to see an advance screening of the movie “Booksmart.” Winners can choose to see the movie at Regal Thornton at 7pm on May 15, 2019 or at AMC Pacific Place at 7pm on May 21, 2019.

About the movie: “Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.”

I’ll be picking two winners (each winner will win two tickets). Here’s how to enter:

Enter on Facebook: Like fb.com/seattlepockets & like the giveaway post – then tag a friend in the comments of the giveaway Facebook post. You can tag up to 5 friends (one name per comment) for up to 5 Facebook entries.

Enter on Instagram: Follow instagram.com/keridwyn & like the giveaway post – tag a friend in the comments of the giveaway post. You can tag up to 5 friends (one name per comment) for up to 5 Instagram entries. BONUS 5 points if you share the giveaway post on your stories or feed.

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If you’re not on Facebook or Instagram, let me know in your blog comment below and you’ll still be entered.

 

Trailer:

All local, state, and federal giveaways apply. Winner will be picked using random.org. Giveaway ends 5/12/19 at 11:59pm. Winners must arrive no later than 30 minutes before the movie.  #BooksmartMovie

Giveaway: Win tickets to MoPOP’s “A Queen Within” Exhibition Opening Party

The Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP – formerly known as EMP or Experience Music Project) is hosting a party this Friday, May 10 to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition “A Queen Within.”

Tickets are on sale here.

Here’s your chance to enter to win 2 tickets to the party:

First:  Comment on this blog post & tell me something you’re excited to see or do at the event.

Then: RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event page here (if you’re not on Facebook, let me know in your blog comment below and you’ll still be entered).

For bonus entries, you can enter on Instagram, here.

More about the event, in their own words:

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Celebrate the queen inside us all at an evening of fashion, music, and female empowerment at the opening party for A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES.

This immersive fashion exhibition examines notions of feminine identity through more than 100 pieces of avant-garde fashion, photography, and video.

SONIC CELEBRATION
Grace Love and The Dirty Church will treat guests to a live set filled with epic vocals, groovy bass, and perfect brass. Witness fashion in action with curated music video blocks. Take your turn on the dance floor with DJ sets throughout the night.

MEMORIES OF MONARCHS
In the intimate JBL Theater, hear storytelling group She Is FIERCE tell tales of finding the queen within themselves.

BEYOND THE RUNWAY
Express your imagination with an artist-led participatory activity focused on the creative process of fashion design, and cap the night with a snapshot in our immersive photo op.

Organized by Barrett Barrera Projects. Curated by MUSEEA.

(Also, I hear that Filthy Fem Corps will also be performing and they are awesome!)

 

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About the exhibition:

Explore how contemporary fashion designers engage with feminine archetypes through more than 100 pieces of fashion, contemporary photography, and video.

Using the six personality types of a queen — Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian — designers like Alexander McQueen, Selam Fessahaye , Ashish, Chromat, Gypsy Sport, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Iris van Herpen use their work to create a space for contemplating the relationship between dress, society, and our shared history.

A Queen Within highlights a broad range of designers—from the internationally famous to the currently emerging—resulting in a deep inquiry into the diverse nature of the feminine. Gowns, wigs, shoes, and photographs are presented in immersive environments rich in symbolism, inviting visitors to peer into the private worlds of deeply powerful figures.

Giveaway ends 5/7/19 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. All local and state rules apply. Giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.

 

Image 1: Installation view Ashish, Keta Gutmane and Vivienne Westwood, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting and Vivienne Westwood, Photo: Josh Brasted.

Image 2: A Queen Within Installation view David Lachapelle, Alexander McQueen,
& Omar Victor Diop. Photo Roman Alokhin

 

GIVEAWAY: The Atomic Bombshells: Lost in Space (at The Triple Door May 8 – 11)

The Atomic Bombshells are hosting a giveaway right now for their upcoming show, “The Atomic Bombshells: LOST IN SPACE” at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle. The show plays May 8 – 11, 2019. This charming, funny, delightful, “cheeky” burlesque show is one of my favorites and I’m looking forward to making this a fun date night out!

You can enter the giveaway on Facebook here.

You can enter the giveaway on Instagram here.

About the show, in their own words: Back at the Triple Door by popular demand, the Atomic Bombshells’ Lost in Space is an out-of-this-world show by one of the world’s best-known burlesque troupes. Named “the city’s most dazzling burlesque troupe” by Seattle Weekly, these award-winning entertainers return with a revamped run of their most over-the-top show to date. These frisky gals and guys are ready to take you on a space-age voyage filled with alluring aliens, bodacious Barbarellas and planetary princesses set to an otherworldly retro-future soundtrack. Blast off with Seattle’s burlesque all-stars when their glittering sci-fi spectacle brings you an intergalactic evening of fun, hilarious and sexy musical entertainment.

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Giveaway! Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest (April 19 & 20 – benefits Seattle Humane)

Love beer, scotch & whiskey? Well, you’re in luck because April 19 & 20 the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is taking over Fremont Studios for a delicious event benefitting Seattle Humane.
You can get your tickets here (as of publishing, there’s a discount on their website for advance tickets!)
Want to enter a pair of tickets? Here’s how:
Comment on this blog post for one entry. Then enter on either Facebook or Instagram (or both!)
Enter on my Facebook giveaway post here.
Enter on my Instagram giveaway post here.
It’s going to be one very tasty weekend. Prize includes 2 “Beer + Cocktails + 1 Spirit Flight” tickets. 
About the event:
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Enjoy 50 craft beers and ciders on tap, hand-crafted cocktails featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky, Avion Tequila and more.  In the Spirit Room, guests will discover two flight options – the Scotch Flight and the Whiskey-Inspired Flight. The Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest Bottle Shop, sponsored by Celebrity Cruises will offer bottles of the spirits sampled will be available for purchase (tax free).

Tickets to Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest are still available. Guests can choose from three admission types and have the option to purchase admission to limited-seating Top Shelf  Seminars. But hurry because ticket prices increase at midnight on April 18! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.scotchbeerfest.com.

 #SSBF

Giveaway: Enter to win tickets to “Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland” at The Triple Door in April!

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland returns to The Triple Door in downtown Seattle April 3 – 7! Experience the magic of this story, come to life with talented dancers and burlesque performances with music from live jazz-rock band The Aces & 8s.
Enter to win two tickets to the show! You can enter
on Facebook by
1) Tagging a friend in the comments of the Seattle Pockets FB giveaway post (tag up to 5 friends – one per comment – for up to 5 entries)
then
2) RSVP interested or going to their Facebook Event Page.
About the show:
Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann have both gone mad… mad as March Hares, that is! In their 11th annual re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy, follow Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and attempts to best the evil Queen of Hearts to become the next ruler of Wonderland. Through The Looking Glass features top-notch local dance talent, opulent costuming by Stephanie Seymour, original choreography from the classically-trained Lily Verlaine, and an original score by Jasper McCann, Kate Olson, and Michael Owcharuk inspired by hard-bop, psychedelia, and Indian Raga-pop recordings of the mid-60’s… played LIVE by our jazz-rock sextet, The Aces & 8’s. The superstars of Seattle’s Burlesque A-List take on the roles of Carroll’s famous characters and turn Wonderland’s topsy-turvy world into an ecdysiastic tour-de-force filled with glamour, comedy, dance, striptease, and song. Tickets here. 
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Photos by Angela Sterling
 
Giveaway ends 11:59pm Pacific Time 3/31/19. 

Review: Rock of Ages rock-concert-comedy-musical hits all the right notes (now through 2/24 at 5th Avenue Theatre)

Review by Keridwyn Deller:
If you like music from 80s bands such as Styx, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and more, get your tickets to what will likely be one of your favorite musical productions: Rock of Ages at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

The cast of this rock-concert-comedy-musical is stunning and brings the show to life like no other production of this show I’ve seen. Sherrie is played by Diana Huey who makes hitting those notes seem easy (you may recognize her from her performance as The Little Mermaid – she’s fantastic) – Huey makes the character very likable (which isn’t always the case in how this role has been performed in other productions).

Her love interest is played by Galen Disston (from Seattle band Pickwick – now I get what all the buzz about this musician is about! Wow!  Music fans of Starship/Jefferson Starship will recognize musician Mickey Thomas in the role of Dennis. Great casting all around. The whole ensemble truly rocks.

So does the lighting and set (the set has some fantastic built-in surprises, wait for it!). And the costumes and wigs deserve their own applause: so often this type of show will feature costumes/wigs that are cartoonish – not the case here. Look for some fun details in the costumes which will delight true 80s fans (thanks to my theatre date Joy for pointing some of them out to me!).

The star of the show is Dane Stokinger who just NAILS the role of the narrator Lonny. He OWNS it. You can feel the audience get a little bit of giddy anticipation each time he came back on stage, which, lucky for us, is often. There is a balance, flow, and connection in the cast that makes the show work so well – you get the feeling that everyone truly has fun working together to create this piece of pure entertainment. Special shout outs to Brandon O’Neill for being the rock star you love to hate, Nik Hagen for bringing the charm, and Trina Mills for being so much fun to watch in every number she’s in.

My only question is: why didn’t a kiss (only a hug?) didn’t happen between two characters like it has in other productions?!

Treat yourself. Use code DOWNTOWN for performances on 2/13 and 2/14 and get a huge discount on tickets ($20 each for great seats!)

Show runs now through February 24, 2019. Tickets and info here.

Rock of Ages at The 5th Avenue hits all the right notes and will have you smiling for days.

Can I go back again before it closes? Really, I want to. This particular production has claimed a spot in my Top-10 shows I’ve seen live (and that’s saying a lot).

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Photos by Tracy Martin