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Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist <i>Waiting for Godot</i>

Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist Waiting for Godot

Life can be tough, dear hedonists – filled with struggles, oppression, and strife. Sure, we should all try our best to make the world more pleasurable, more hedonistic – but the reality is, there’s a dark, ugly, and painful side to life. And then there’s the fear of the unknown, too. Todd Jefferson Moore, Jim Hamerlinck, Darragh... [Read more of this review]


This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: <i> The Last of Robin Hood</i>

This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: The Last of Robin Hood

Personally, I’m a big fan of the mid-century as a period; folks back then just seemed to have a sense of dashing style and nuanced class that we’ve somehow lost along the way and keep trying desperately to regain year after year, season after season, ever since. The art, the architecture, the vehicles, the fashion, the bar ware, the cocktails,... [Read more of this review]


Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

There’s something admittedly glorious about stumbling across a truly unique wine. Or a truly exceptional wine. Or both. Last month was officially Washington State Wine Month – a designation by the Washington State Wine Commission in which to celebrate the state’s many, many (o)enophilic options. On August 20th, 2014, your Hedonista... [Read more of this review]


World Premiere of <i> Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream</i> Runs Until September 14th, 2014

World Premiere of Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream Runs Until September 14th, 2014

At some moments in time, we all wish we were anachronisms. Or, perhaps we wish we were living within an anachronism. Take film noir marathons. Or mid-century dĂ©cor. Or vintage … anything and everything. Erin Ison as a less-hourglassy Marilyn Monroe in Sleep, Marilyn, And Dream, presented by Kulcsar Theatricals. That’s how your Hedonista... [Read more of this review]


Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard bounty, where neighbo(u)rs share the bounty of their gardens, from tomatoes and zukes (not TOO large, please) to fruit trees laden with apples, pears, plums, and even peaches. Oh, and figs, of course. A recent platter I prepared, complete with balsamic vinegar from... [Read more of this review]


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside to enjoy some good theatrical entertainment. Take historical theatre, if you will, dating back to 1905 and spanning the decades until 1976. Here I’m thinking of none other than Groucho Marx. Groucho – Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx – was the third-born... [Read more of this review]


<i>An Evening of One Acts</i> Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

An Evening of One Acts Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

A compiled series of literary works, such as poems or short stories, with each one by a different author, is known as an anthology. What of a compiled series of one act plays? Well then, in that case, at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) it’s An Evening of One Acts, directed by R. Hamilton Wright (SRT’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doc... [Read more of this review]


Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

There’s something that just says summer with regards to Shakespeare in the park. Any park. Right now, running June 11th until September 20th, 2014, there’s Shakespeare at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Celebrating their 25th year, Bard on the Beach is running four plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Dean Paul Gibson), The... [Read more of this review]


Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Ah, Walla Walla – how I love making an annual summertime trek out your way. The drier climate, the earlier growing season, and the wineries producing wines from unique pockets of terroir make it all worthwhile. Last August, I wrote up a non-media-planned WWW – that’s Walla Walla Weekend - a glorious adventure that I vowed to repeat... [Read more of this review]


Taproot’s Latest – <i>Jane Eyre</i> as a Musical – Works Well

Taproot’s Latest – Jane Eyre as a Musical – Works Well

Be it in a large space or a smaller venue, musicals are grand productions. There’s something about live acting, when paired with song, that makes a given production even more magical. Jessica Spencer as Jane Eyre (left) and Art Anderson as Edward Fairfax Rochester (right) in Jane Eyre at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug, provided by TCC,... [Read more of this review]


Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

I admit that I typically attend a certain event each and every year, and that I typically drop a fair amount of coin each and every time. Which event? Why, the Kitchen Gearfest, dear hedonists! The Kitchen Gearfest at Metropolitan Market is not one to miss – not with savings of up to 40%-50% on all sorts of goodies that you never knew you needed. Yes,... [Read more of this review]


TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

It’s so great to see the distillery industry growing throughout the Pacific Northwest. Take our very own Washington State. I’ve heard boasts that Washington has the most distilleries out of any U.S. State (some 83 or so in the works) and that Seattle has the most distilleries of any U.S. city (around 17 or so). Hmmmm. Interest piqued? (Mine... [Read more of this review]


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Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist <i>Waiting for Godot</i>

Last Weekend for Samuel Beckett’s Absurdist Waiting for Godot

Life can be tough, dear hedonists – filled with struggles, oppression, and... 


This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: <i> The Last of Robin Hood</i>

This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: The Last of Robin Hood

Personally, I’m a big fan of the mid-century as a period; folks back then just... 


Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

Esquin’s Cayuse Cellar Collections Up For Grabs Until Gone

There’s something admittedly glorious about stumbling across a truly unique... 


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This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: <i> The Last of Robin Hood</i>

This Weekend Opening in Seattle at the Seven Gables Theatre: The Last of Robin Hood

Personally, I’m a big fan of the mid-century as a period; folks back then just... 


Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard... 


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside... 


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