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4 Local Events Bringing Seattleites Together

A handful of events this month are designed to connect rather than separate us

By Gavin Borchert December 27, 2018


This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the January 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe.

You don’t need us to tell you that America is politically divided; we may be even more so after the midterms and the holidays (you know how Uncle Fred can get). But a handful of events this month are designed to connect rather than separate us:

1/2 Bring a book, have a drink and enjoy the quiet company of your fellow readers at another of the Hotel Sorrento’s silent reading parties in the cozy Fireside Room. 6 p.m. Free. Hotel Sorrento, First Hill, 900 Madison St.; 206.622.6400

1/4–1/6 Join your voice in song with strangers—and boo at Nazis—at the 5th Avenue’s sing-along screening of The Sound of MusicTimes vary. $35. 5th Avenue Theatre, downtown, 1308 Fifth Ave.; 206.625.1900

1/11 Chill out to Jesse Myers playing Philip Glass’ rippling, soothing piano etudes; bring a mat or pillow, get comfortable and enjoy the synchronized light projections. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N; 206.457.5967;

1/26–4/28 Ditch, a performance-meets-installation piece created by Cherdonna Shinatra, alter ego of dancer Jody Kuehner, is accompanied by her self-described goal, to counter the current state of the world by “making every single person happy.” Times vary. Free. Frye Art Museum, First Hill, 704 Terry Ave.; 206.622.9250

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