"This is the annual collaboration between Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center showcasing contemporary dance on film, from video recordings of staged work to choreography created specifically for the camera to animation and beyond. Tonight’s program features work from Seattle, Bellingham, NYC, Italy, and Denmark; tomorrow night’s program... more » $11-$16.
"Some Sherlocks are too icy (Jeremy Brett in the BBC series) or too superhero-ish to believe (Robert Downey, Jr. in the film franchise) but Darragh Kennan’s performance as Sherlock in this new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles is just right. He can be prickly or exuberant, he has an impish sense of humor—in short, he’s a fully formed huma... more » $12-$60.
“How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?” The return of Jerick Hoffer (aka Jinkx Monsoon) to the role of Hedwig, as directed by Ian Bell. A coproduction of Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group. $15.
"The Christmas shows of Dina Martina—the monstrously untalented chanteuse brought to life by the monstrously talented Grady West—are the stuff of legend, and this year’s installment is a veritable Whitman’s Sampler of that legend, cherry-picking the best bits from all 14 of Dina’s previous Christmas shows. Expect punny songs, awkward transitions, s... more » $20-$25.
The world's quickest theater festival, in which playwrights, directors, actors, musicians, and designers write, rehearse, and perform 14 new short plays in 48 hours. The event is somewhere between art marathon and community bonding event, where strict conditions do their best to broil all the preciousness out of the theater-making process. This yea... more » $20-$25.
The Bridge Project is one of Velocity Dance Center's great gifts to the city—you want to find the next important dancer or choreographer (or musician or designer or filmmaker) in this town? That person might be here. This will, as usual, be four new works created in three "pressure-cooker" weeks by emerging artists. $12-$18.
The rules of this pro-lady standup night are refreshing in their simplicity: no misogyny and no heckling. Based on the size, quality, and diversity of the crowds it attracts, the rules work. Every Tuesday night, fans pack the Rendezvous Grotto to watch two and a half hours of comedy, about half of which is delivered by women. Having so many women o... more » $5.