Known for witty performance art—as a roving retro secretary/improv poet in The Typing Explosion and a fake scientist/real poet in The Vis-à-Vis Society—Rachel Kessler is currently at work on a funny memoir, Christian Charm Workbook, about her religious upbringing and its impact on her understanding of womanhood. See her perform a slideshow from her book-in-progress at Hugo House (10/7, 7 p.m. Free. hugohouse.org).LOCATION: The trampoline in Kessler’s Central District backyard, a sunny day in August
Must SeePNB’s Revival of Balanchine’s Jewels(9/26 to 10/5, times vary) — Now in his 10th season as artistic director, Peter Boal has invited original participants to collaborate on PNB’s revival of George Balanchine’s beloved Jewels. Expect each section—Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds—of this full-length ballet to have an updated look, but retain the streamlined, leggy style that Balanchine fans know and love.
Chi Krneta, a local bride and architect is an inspiration to those of us who think we have no time to do the things we want. With five months to go until her wedding, Krneta crocheted her bridal gown out of simple, white cotton thread while riding the bus on her daily 50-minute commute to work.
With a campaign that began on July 1, Seattle has extended its arms to engaged LGBTQ couples from across the nation by hosting four all-inclusive weddings, each honorably officiated by Seattle's first openly gay mayor Ed Murray (You may recall our inital post on the Marry Me In Seattle sweepstakes.). We're beyond ecstatic to announce the first wedding was hosted on September 3, 2014 when Zachary Baker and Samuel Busch of St.
One thing I never expected to show off to family and friends who visited when I first moved to Seattle was the city's library. Of course, now I find myself countering their 'are-you-joking?' looks with a "but it's the coolest library in the world!" I'm sure Seattleites, readers and non-readers alike, who have seen this gorgeous, 11-story, glass and steel building would agree with my superlative.
Must Go EastKirkland Arts Center's InflorescenceOpens 9/20 — Roughly based around the concept of a cluster of flowers growing from a single stem (“inflorescence”), this group show features three Washington artists (Jean Bradbury, Lisa Conway and Patty Haller), each working from her own aesthetic but within a common theme of the plant world.
It was 1974 when the first iteration of Seattle’s superstar soccer team, the Sounders, was founded. Originally playing in the North American Soccer League, the team came out with a winning first season, but succeeded off the pitch (that’s a soccer field for any fùtbol neophytes) as well. The Sounders were the first team in the NASL to play to a sold-out crowd, and when seating in the Seattle Center's Memorial Stadium was expanded a year later, they broke attendance records.