Michelle Ellsworth's installation/performance piece Post-Verbal Social Network offers 21 possible "solutions" to language that don't involve pesky words. Snag discounted tickets! Courtesy of the artist

At Stranger Things To Do, we're on a constant mission to make your life as full of as many fun events as possible, at as little cost as possible. Beyond just our lists of cheap & easy things to do, we're now offering exclusive deals on some of this weekend's hottest events—just for you! Read on to see this week's crop of flash deals, all of which are on sale for up to 50% off when you buy them on this page.

On the Boards presents NW New Works 2019, a festival of the boldest new performance in the PNW!

Found something you like and don't want to forget about it later? Click "Save Event" on any of the linked events below to add it to your own private list.


Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2019
Video poetry has been around since the late 1970s, but it's been enjoying a slight revival in a world where three-minute videos on the internet serve as our primary mode of media consumption. Local fiction writer Chelsea Werner-Jatzke is curating the second iteration of this festival, which will include video poems from Shaun Kardinal, Catherine Bresner, and Sierra Nelson. Bresner and professor-poet Amaranth Borsuk will lead workshops throughout the month for those who want to learn to create their own cinepoems. RICH SMITH
Northwest Film Forum

APRIL 6-25

Dry Land
Two female high school Floridians try to find a solution to one girl's unexpected pregnancy in this topical play by Ruby Rae Spiegel. Anita Montgomery will direct.
Seattle Public Theatre


Michelle Ellsworth: Artist Talk
Michelle Ellsworth—a Professor of Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder who has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Doris Duke Impact Award, among other accolades—will give a talk on her site-specific installation/performance Post-Verbal Social Network.
On the Boards


Michelle Ellsworth: Post-Verbal Social Network
Language is a problem, especially if you're trying to communicate emotional information to someone else. Words aren't enough, and yet they mean too much. And some words even mean the opposite of what they mean—I'm looking at you, "weathered," "cleave," "literally," and all other contronyms. Wouldn't it be nice to just dispense with all this word nonsense all together? Michelle Ellsworth seems to think so. In this installation/performance piece, she's constructed "21 prototypes (aka possible solutions to language)" and placed them throughout On the Boards, including in the bathrooms and stairwells. "The work is particularly site responsive to the plumbing at OTB," press materials read, somewhat cryptically. (Urinal art?) She's also doing a live demonstration of another prototype in the studio space. She's setting all this up to create "non-language-based, non-mediated, human-to-human encounters" in the theater.RICH SMITH
On the Boards

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 (2 p.m.)
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 (7 p.m.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (2 p.m.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (7 p.m.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (2 p.m.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (7 p.m.)

Moisture Festival 2019 - Late Night Varietè
Moisture Festival is devoted to the variety of performers Seattle has fostered over the years, from circus acts to comedians, burlesque dancers to musicians, and jugglers to tap dancers. Variété is the main, recurring event, with a rotating lineup, and there are also matinée and rather racier late-night versions. The bawdy Libertease Cabaret is for adults only and features burlesque dancers and scantily clothed aerial performers. There are also workshops, talks, and special opening and closing nights. New guest artists this year include French clowning duo Viktor Levillon and Alexis De Bouvere, comedian Mike Wood, and juggler Anne Küpper. If you love circus acrobatics, clowning, comedy, and/or sexy dance, you owe it to yourself to go.
Various locations

Special Instructions: Use code "stranger" for 50% off Adult tickets to the final Late Night Varietè performances of the year!