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Must List: Art Walk, Virtual Wine Tasting, Comedy in Quarantine

Your weekly guide to Seattle’s hottest (virtual) events

By Sam Steele April 2, 2020


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If social isolation-induced cabin fever is starting to set in, take a well-deserved break with these virtual local events for a dose of live entertainment, culture and social interaction.

Red Mountain Revealed Virtual Tasting Series
While tasting rooms around the state remain temporarily closed, the Red Mountain AVA Alliance is offering live virtual tours and tastings, along with tips and tricks from local winemakers and growers, every Thursday in April. This week, JJ Williams of Kiona Vineyards & Winery tastes through signature bottles of Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Next week, hear from JD Nolan of Schooler Nolan Winery for suggestions on wine pairings for common takeout meals. 4 p.m. Free.

Pioneer Square Art Walk
Support local artists and community spaces during this hourlong broadcast featuring gallery tours, artwork, and interviews with artists and curators, hosted by Lauren Gallow, executive editor of GRAY magazine, and Gabriel Stromberg, cofounder of design agency Civilization. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Pacific Place Happy Hour
Tune in on Facebook and Instagram for another round of happy hour musical performances presented by Pacific Place. Start the weekend early with Susan G’s soulful vocals on Thursday (4/2), or stop by for some bluesy tunes from husband-wife duo Sundae & Mr. Goessl on Friday (4/3). 5 p.m. Free.

Comedy in Quarantine
Jet City Improv promises to keep your Friday nights light-hearted and packed with laughs thanks to their livestreamed Comedy in Quarantine show. Check out longform improv delivered by artists from across the country. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Grand Illusion Cinema’s Virtual Cinema Screenings: Extra Ordinary
(4/3-4/9) Amid the comforts of home, it won’t be hard to imagine yourself back in Grand Illusion Cinema’s small screening room. This week, tune in for Extra Ordinary, a newly released Irish horror comedy that balances the supernatural with the mundanities of rural Ireland. $12.

The Magic Hat
The Rendezvous has moved Emmett Montgomery’s comedy and community show out of The Grotto and onto the internet for all to enjoy. Each week, participants will be selected to crack jokes, tell some secrets and perform sketches during this one of a kind variety show. 7:15 p.m. $5.

Northwest Film Forum Online Streaming
(Ends 4/15) Many art house theaters are moving their content online in order to stay afloat, and Northwest Film Forum is joining in with three new virtual screenings this week. Check out beautiful, international films Bacurau (until 4/8), Corpus Christi and The Perfect Nanny (until 4/15). Multi-day passes, $10-12.


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