Blood Ensemble heads out to the great wilds of Marysville for a site-specific performance inspired by the family history of the site—as well as local legends, American folklore, and some fictionalization—which happens to be an old barn. If you've got no wheels, Blood Ensemble will provide transportation from the Green Lake Park and Ride before all Friday night performances. $32-$35.
It's a festival of durational performance art, curated by Alice Gosti, taking place at various venues around Seattle, but centered around Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery. Events include: a screening of durational films at the Northwest Film on July 14, performance by Mark Haim at Studio Current on July 15 at 7 pm, by Neil Ferron at Hedreen on July 16 at 1:30 pm, by Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak at Hedreen on July 18 at 1:30 pm, by Jan Trumbauer at Hedreen on July 19 at 1:30 pm, by Ethan... more » Free.
"Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s so fucking good, you should absolutely save up to go. My experience at the last Book of Mormon tour was one of the greatest theatrical experiences of my life. Yes, the show brilliantly lampoons Latter-day Saints using the church’s own text, but beyond that, it’s a densely hilarious indictment of the Great American Musical, with laughs and dazzlements coming at you so fast, your blood turns to Percocet… and oh my God, you just have to go." (David Schmader) $25-$545.
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 onstage and in the crowd makes male comics more mindful of their sets and their audience, while reinforcing what should be obvious: Women can be just a... more » $5.