Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Its 2014–15 Performance Season

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Its 2014–15 Performance Season

Ira Glass dances (no, really) onto the Paramount stage in 2015.

With the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres under its dominion, Seattle Theatre Group plays a vital role in keeping Seattle entertained. Expanding on the previously announced Broadway at the Paramount season, STG has revealed the comedy, concerts, dance, and other interesting offerings of its 2014–15 performance season lineup. The most intriguing performances on the schedule are atypical hybrid works. Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, synthesizes dancing by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass with radio reads from Ira Glass. In Wordless!, Maus creator Art Spiegelman's discusses comics and concepts of art while jazz composer Phillip Johnston provides live instrumental backing. On "The Edible Inevitable Tour," Food Network's Alton Brown mixes food experimentation, comedy, and his own songs.

The 2014–15 STG season features plenty of non-genre bending options as well. The diverse slate of comedy includes improv from Whose Line Anyway?, standups ranging from goofy (Brian Regan) to irate (Lewis Black), magical humor via Penn and Teller, and doses of camp from John Waters and Dame Edna. MacArthur genus Kyle Abraham and Spectrum Dance Theater's reimagining of Carmina Burana highlight the dance offerings. The concerts on the calendar include three Seattle Rock Orchestra show (Neil Diamond, Beck, and the Police), 2Cellos' classically trained rock cello shredding, and the Jherek Bischoff-curated avant-garde Bang on a Can Marathon. Check out the full lineup below.

Subscription packages for STG's 2014–15 performance season (starting at a three-show commitment) are on sale now at stgpresents.org.

Seattle Theatre Group's 2014–15 Performance Season:


Sept 13
- Brian Regan
Oct 11
- Whose Line Anyway?
Oct 25
- Paula Poundstone
Nov 1
- Lewis Black
Nov 7 - Penn and Teller
Dec 9 - A John Waters Christmas
Jan 15–18, 2015 - Dame Edna and Barry Humphries

Books & Talks

Oct 12
- Wordless!: Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston
Feb 21, 2015
- Alton Brown


Nov 7
- Global Party
Feb 5–8, 2015 - Circus Oz
Feb 14, 2015 - Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!: Buddy's Big Adventure
Apr 11, 2015 - Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass


Mar 4 & 5, 2015
- Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Montion
Mar 5–7, 2015 - Mark Morris Dance Group
Apr 23–26, 2015 - Spectrum Dance Theater: Carmina Burana
July 10 & 11, 2015 - 17th Annual Dance This


Oct 27
- The Phantom of the Opera (Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays)


Nov 8
-Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs the Police
Nov 8
Feb 15, 2015
- Bang on a Can Marathon
Mar 7, 2015
- Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Beck
Mar 14, 2015 - 2Cellos
Mar 20, 2015 - Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz
Mar 20, 2015
- Zakir Hussain's Celtic Connections
May 8, 2015
-14th Annual More Music at The Moore
May 9 & 10, 2015
- Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Neil Diamond


Dec 2–7
- Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical
Jan 20–Feb 1, 2015 - Dirty Dancing
Feb 24–Mar 1, 2015 - Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Apr 30–May 10, 2015 - The Phantom of the Opera
July 8–Aug 2, 2015 - Wicked
Aug 18–23, 2015 - Pippin


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three World Premiere Musicals Highlight Balagan Theatre's 2014–15 Season

Three World Premiere Musicals Highlight Balagan Theatre's 2014–15 Season

The onslaught of season announcements continues, as Balgan Theatre has revealed a 2014–15 season packed with off-color musicals. The six-musical lineup includes three world premiere productions: Bad Apples, Make Me Bad, and Citizen Ruth. Bad Apples playwright Jim Leonard's brain must work a little differently then most, as the Abu Ghraib torture controversy wouldn't make most think, "This needs to be a musical!" With songs that mix rock, pop, rap, and country while exploring the messy American ideals of war, Bad Apples doesn't pull punches. Make Me Bad doesn't get much lighter, as it details a woman who unknowingly falls for a serial killer. The musical adaptation of Alexander Payne's film Citizen Ruth finishes the run of world premieres with its tale of a drug addicted pregnant woman who becomes the focus of an intense abortion debate. The established works on the slate include The Who's rock opera Tommy (presented at the Moore Theatre), Urinetown's sharp capitalist satire, and steamy off-Broadway hit Murder Ballad.

Subscriptions for Balagan Theatre's 2014–15 season are on sale now at balagantheatre.org. This year, they've introduced a new subscription model; instead of a traditional subscription where one gets tickets to every show, patrons will now be offered blocks of flex tickets (six, twelve, eighteen, or twenty four) which can be used for whatever shows they desire to see.

Balagan Theatre 2014–15 Season:

Sept 12–28 - Urinetown
Nov 6–30
- Bad Apples
Jan 16–Feb 1, 2015 - Make Me Bad
Feb 20–Mar 6, 2015 - Murder Ballad
Apr 17–May 3, 2015 - Citizen Ruth
June 5–27, 2015 - Tommy

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: April 16–22

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: April 16–22

Scotchy scotch scotch, down into my belly.


Scotch Whiskey Tasting
Fremont wine and whiskey bar The Barrel Thief will be pouring ⅓ ounce samples of aged scotch, including 31-year-old Strathmill and some 100 percent Islay by Kilchoman. If any tickle your fancy enough for a full pour, you'll receive half off the price. Spaces for the $40 event are extremely limited—reserve your spot online.

THURSDAY, April 17

Brassica Cooking Class
Cookbook author Laura B. Russell will be at Book Larder to share tips and recipes from her new book, Brassicas: Cooking the World's Healthiest Vegetable (I suppose with a name like B. Russell it's only a matter of time before you write a book on brassicas). The $40 class fee includes samples of Russell's recipes and a signed copy of her book. Reservations are available online. Olaiya Land and Rachael Coyle will also be teaching cooking classes at the Book Larder this week

FRIDAY, April 18

Hop Scotch Festival
This beer and scotch festival will be happen on the 18th and 19th at Fremont Studios. It will feature a tasting room with over 50 microbrews, ciders, and wine, a number of scotch workshops, some whiskey and scotch flights, and a tax-free bottle shop. Lumpia World food truck will be on-site to sate any drunchies that may arise. Tickets range from $40–$60 and are available online.

TUESDAY, April 22

Oso Fundraiser
Donations have been coming fast and furious, but the people affected by the Oso mudslide really need cash to fund rebuilding efforts. So cash is what Tom Douglas is aiming for in the major fundraising event his company is putting on with  K Vintners, the Huxley Wallace Collective, and Ethan Stowell restaurants. The event at the Palace Ballroom will feature wine samples from 18 different vineyards as well as a silent auction and, obviously, lots of good food. Bruce Pavitt of Sub Pop Records will be in charge of tunes. Those who wish to help but can't make it to the event can donate tickets to community college culinary students. Tickets cost $100 and all proceeds go toward the United Way of Snohomish County.

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Celebrate Good Times at the Northlake Best Tavern and Pizza House

Is your house too small to throw a party in? Or, is it too expensive to close an entire club for your exclusive event? Why not celebrate good times at the Northlake best Taverna and Pizza house? Yes, you can! It will be a totally unique celebration for you, your family and your friends! Say, you have found the best Northlake tavern ad pizza house. What events can you possibly do at a pizza house in Northlake? Read  through to know more about these things.

Make your birthday a blast! Blow your candles over pizza instead of a cake. You can actually do this and celebrate your big day the way you like it! If you are not a fan of cakes for birthdays, you will definitely love celebrating your day over a pizza session with the closest people in your life. If it’s not your birthday yet, you may want to surprise a friend and throw him or her a party at the best pizza house in the region.

Aside from having fun in the pizza house on your birthday, you can also enjoy the perfect Hen’s or Buck’s Party at the same place. Are you tying the knot soon? Enjoy your last night as a bachelorette or a bachelor at the best pizza house in Northlake. If you are the bride’s maid of honor or the groom’s best man, plan the party now and enjoy pizza and beer on your best buddy’s last night before getting married.

Reminisce your Wedding Day. This is also a good thing to celebrate at the place. You don’t have to bring a lot of people with you. Just you and your life’s partner can take pleasure in every slice of pizza and some sparkles. Celebrate your anniversary at the pizza house and try to remember all the things that you both treasure since you got together. Let the place be a witness of your undying love even though years have passed since you both vowed to be each other’s better half.

Treat yourself with some really good pizza and drinks after school. Have a good time on your Graduation day at Northlakes’s best pizza house. You can thank your parents after sending you to school and motivating you to strive harder every day. Thank your friends for giving you some helping hands whenever you needed one at school. It’s not about bribing people to celebrate your success in school. It’s about sharing a good memory with them, mostly.

Celebrate victory after a game! There is no better place to celebrate a win than in the best pizza place in the Northlake area. After a good match, spoil your tummy with a good slice of pizza and beer or beverage of your choice. Celebrate with the entire team and plan on doing excellent stunts on your next game.

No matter what type of event you want to celebrate, the northlake best tavern and pizza house is open to serve you with gusto. The place would want to be a witness to your success as well.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What to Eat at Mariners Games This Season

What to Eat at Mariners Games This Season

Safeco executive chef David Dekker knew he’d done well with the fish and chips when one of his bosses from the UK said it tasted like home. The 8-oz plank of fresh local cod is hand dredged through a batter made with Manny’s Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company, not three miles away, served with sidewinder chips and a remoulade.

There’s “local” and then there’s this year’s menu at Safeco Field. This season's updates to the ballpark's fare include fish and oysters from Taylor Shellfish, served at the Sound Seafood stand at the Third Base Terrace Club. Safeco executive chef David Dekker is especially proud of the fish and chips batter crafted through “a painstaking process” in collaboration with chef Ethan Stowell. Down in the food and beer hall known as The 'Pen, a new stand called Swingin’ Wings offers wings that Stowell calls “some of the best in town,” with a kick courtesy of Ballard’s own Bonache Hot Sauce. You'll also find fried Beecher's cheese curds sweetened with Ballard Bee Co. honey, and tater tots smothered in local cheese and pork belly and peppers.

Combine this with salmon smoked right in the ballpark, desserts from Hot Cakes in Ballard (available in premium suites), and a majority of tap handles being occupied by local craft beers, and you’ve got a pretty spectacular homegrown menu for a major league ballpark.

This season will add even more artfully crafted beverages to lineup, namely cask-conditioned ales served at the Power Alley bar and a station just behind home plate. “Firkin Fridays” will take place every home game with the very limited chance to drink beer that's gravity poured straight from these small casks. Safeco's beer situation is a pretty far cry from the constant pulling of Bud handles that happens at most away games. With the Mariners currently first in the division, it’s looking like it may be a pretty busy year at Safeco field, between the draw of a newly acquired major slugger and all these new menu offerings. Check the slideshow above for some photos from the media preview.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Good Reasons Why You Should Eat Pizza Today

Best UW Pizza and Beer Hangout
If you are in the best uw pizza and beer hangout, you can never resist eating pizza. Plus, you could add some great beverages to pair with your pizza. Many people would think that eating pizza could be bad to your health. This article will tell you otherwise. Yeas, you read it right. There are good reasons as to why you should be eating pizza and not treat it as a threat to your health. Read through to find out the reasons why you should eat pizza today.

Pizza contains nutritious ingredients more than you ever know it has. Pizza contains tomato sauce that is a good source of lycopene and vitamin A. The cheese and the meat come with it can provide you enough protein that you could need in a day. The vegetables that are on top of it bring bulk and helps in your digestion. The crust that holds everything on top of it is a source of carbohydrates that can give you the energy you need for the day.

Are you surprised? A slice of pizza is already a complete meal. Those were only the basic nutritional factors that you can get from eating pizza. If you go into each of the ingredients, you could just be more surprised than you already are right now. Besides, you can always control yourself to consume pizza in moderation. Something is only bad when taken in excessive amounts.it is your responsibility to discipline yourself as well.

The pizza is actually practical to buy. You don’t have to pay too much for a slice. Compared to when you eat at special restaurants, you have to choose your starters, main course and desserts. With pizza, you can have everything at once. You’ll only need some good drinks to refresh you after every good bite. Plus, it won’t take that much time to get cooked. It’s more like a healthier option for fast food. It can get you different nutrients that your body needs in a single dish. Could it get more practical than that?

One of the best reasons why you should eat pizza is just because you can. You can even choose pizza flavors to your liking. You can have a customized pizza prepared to the preference of your taste buds. You can treat yourself to something that you would really want to have at the moment like some delicious pizza. Choose the type of crust and the toppings that you want to put on top of the dough. If you want a healthier pizza or just the regular meaty and cheesy ones, then you can actually help yourself with a slice or two.

The best thing there is that you are dining at the best uw pizzaand beer hangout. Pizza houses like this would be able to get you the kind of pizza that you need. They actually offer various flavors every day. You can choose pizza that has healthier ingredients in it. Life is too short to deprive yourself of the goodness of pizza!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: April 2-8

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: April 2-8

Mezcaleria Oaxaca Capitol Hill

3,000 square feet of free-flowing mezcal. Photo via Mezcaleria Oaxaca.


Raw Dinner at Tilth
Chef Maria Hines will be serving up a six-course dinner at Tilth, displaying the benefits of raw food, and describing some techniques for raw cooking. The meal will cost $95 per person, or $140 with (also raw) wine pairings. An hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 6 p.m. Call 206-633-0801 for a reservation, but do it fast — only 50 seats are available. 


Plate of Nations
Saturday is your last chance to get a $15 lunch or $25 dinner for two at participating Beacon Hill restaurants. Be sure to print out a “passport” on the Plate of Nations website to get stamped as you eat — eleven stamps could win you a private cooking class and lunch with Jose-Luis Pantigas of Huarachitos Cocina Mexicana (incidentally, the $25 dinner of chicken mole crepes sounds pretty outstanding). 

Table Top Day at Backdoor at Roxy’s
This speakeasy bar in Fremont will be hosting a board game night in honor of International Table Top Day. Which is apparently a real thing. Promotional materials promise that “board games have come so, so far from Monopoly and Scrabble,” but taking Park Place while nursing a French 75 still sounds pretty good to us. Be sure to make a reservation, and the event will run from 5 to 9pm.

SUNDAY, April 6

Game of Thrones Viewing Parties
The show returns for a fourth season, and these two local bars are ready with viewing parties, Westeros-themed cocktails, and an actual iron throne. 

TUESDAY, April 8

Mezcaloteca Tasting Event at Mezcaleria Oaxaca
Expert mezcalera Andrea Hagan will be hosting a tasting at Capitol Hill’s new Mezcaleria Oaxaca. Light snacks will be provided to soak up all that artisan mezcal. Tasting sessions will take place from 4-6 p.m. on both days. Each $50 session is limited to 24 people, so email mezcaleriaoaxaca@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

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