The Must List: Pink Carpet Project, Lake Chelan Winterfest, Womxn’s March

What to do in Seattle in the days ahead

By Seattle Magazine Staff

January 19, 2017

Must See
(Though 2/4, times vary) The first of three world premieres by Spectrum’s legendary Donald Byrd, in partnership with Seattle Rep, is a critique of the murder of blacks by cops using dance, text, fiction, music, mise-en-scène, sound, voice, facts, media and theory in what Byrd calls “theater of disruption.”

Must Wear Pink
Pink Carpet Project
(1/20, 7 p.m.) This Inauguration Day, Pink Carpet Project is back to support Planned Parenthood’s vital health services while also celebrating diversity and solidarity. Originated in 2012 as a spontaneous fashion show fundraiser–Susan G. Komen had broadcast its plans to defund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings–this year’s third installment is hosted by podcasters Hella Black Hella Seattle and promises a more interactive experience that will allow guests to mingle with women-owned businesses and artists such as Gather Design Company, House of Matriarch and Babeland. There will be entertainment aplenty with performances by burlesque entertainer J. Von Stratton, samba troupe Tudo Beleza and slam poetry artist Ebo Barton, as well as speakers Senator Rebecca Saldaña and Representative Noel Frame. Proceeds from ticket sales, a silent auction and drink specials will go towards financially sustaining Planned Parenthood and its role in the community. Rhino Room,

Must March

Womxn’s March on Seattle 
On the day after the presidential inauguration of the most controversial public figure in recent American history, people of “all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations” are invited to demonstrate in support of civil rights, gender and race equality and social justice. “Womxn” is spelled with an “x,” organizers say, “to promote intersectionality in our movement,” expressing solidarity not only among genders, but race and all vulnerable and marginalized communities. The 3.6 mile route will be announced the day of the march at the event website, with participants gathering at the start point in Judkins Park in south Seattle at 10 a.m. Some sources are reporting an estimated crowd of nearly 100,000; if these numbers hold, the Seattle march will still be a fraction of what’s expected in D.C., and its goal of a million demonstrators. 

Must Chill
Lake Chelan Winterfest 
The culminating weekend of Lake Chelan’s post-holiday winter carnival concludes in downtown Manson with ice sculpting, wish lanterns, ale, cider, train rides, snowmobile races, a 5K showshoe walk/run and much more. 

Must Dig
Northwest! Archaeology Day 
(1/21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Once a year, the Burke puts hundreds of ancient artifacts and recent discoveries from local digs on display. Visitors can uncover thousands of years of human history in one day.

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