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.

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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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Giveaway! Enter to win two tickets to “Restaurant After Hours” at Seattle Aquarium

“Eat. Meet. Repeat.” The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is bringing back one of their most popular networking & food events this month and now is your chance to enter to win two tickets to the event!
Network with other Seattle-area folks and enjoy bites from local businesses including Mt. Townsend Creamery, Honest Biscuit, The Confectional, Ivar’s, and much more. Plus, this event takes place in a dynamic venue: the Seattle Aquarium. This 2019 event is Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. You can snag early-bird priced tickets now (price goes up on February 20).
Want to enter to win two tickets?
You can enter on Facebook and Instagram! <— Check out these links to enter.
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Giveaway ends 2/11/19 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook or Instagram.

GIVEAWAY: J’ADORE! A Burlesque Valentine (Feb 8 -14 at The Triple Door)

The Atomic Bombshells (one of THE best burlesque troupes) are back with their Valentine’s show J’ADORE! A Burlesque Valentine.

Their giveaway ends tonight but there is still time to enter. You can enter via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any combination of those sites! ENTER HERE. 

Learn more about the show J’ADORE! which plays The Triple Door Feb 8 – 14, 2019 here.

 

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Giveaway: Toast of Seattle (Networking Event)

There are few events that will get me out of bed earlier than my regular routine requires. Toast of Seattle is one of those special events! This Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce networking event returns January 25 (this time at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown). Read on for your chance to get a FREE ticket to join me for this wonderfully formatted networking event.

Why is Toast of Seattle so special? It’s format. You start by finding a table to sit at while you enjoy breakfast. Then, after some opening remarks, you network in a “speed-dating” inspired way: each person has 2 minutes to talk about their business. At the end of the round, everyone changes tables (you open up an envelope that shows you what table to go to next, no decision making required) and starts again. They guarantee you meet over 20 people in 2 hours. The structure makes networking efficient, productive, fun, and easy.

I’ve made some wonderful connections at past Toast of Seattle events. The style of the networking event takes a lot of the pressure off that can come with more open-format mixing and mingling. It’s a really delightful way to start your day!

Are you looking to network more in 2019? Enter to win a ticket to January 25th’s Toast of Seattle!

To enter:

  1. Use this link to visit their webpage & read more details about the event and venue
  2.  Comment on the SeattlePockets Facebook post here. You can comment by sharing what benefits you’re looking for from networking, a little about your business, tag a friend, or just write “I’m interested!”

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Giveaway ends 1/16/19 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Winner will be contacted 1/17/19. Prize is 1 ticket to Toast of Seattle in January, cannot be exchanged or refunded.