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Six Performances Remain for this Year’s Much-Improved <i>Ham For The Holidays</i>

Six Performances Remain for this Year’s Much-Improved Ham For The Holidays

The holidays can get us all down, for one reason or another. We’re stressed out. We’re time-strapped. We’re budget-stretched. We’re giving waaaay more than we’re getting. We miss those who, for whatever reason, are no longer with us, in our respective lives. Remember, in many cases, laughter IS the best medicine. Last year,... [Read more of this review]


<i>A Christmas Story, The Musical</i> Back at 5th Ave Until December 30th

A Christmas Story, The Musical Back at 5th Ave Until December 30th

Ah, the holidays – a time for framily and misunderstood desires. Such as for a sexy leg lamp from Fragile, Italy. Or for a Red Ryder, carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model Air Rifle – a BB gun complete with a compass in the stock and a “thing” which tells time. A traditional holiday nuclear family, from left to right:... [Read more of this review]


What’s New at Teatro ZinZanni, With Holiday Recipe Included

What’s New at Teatro ZinZanni, With Holiday Recipe Included

The Holidaze is/are fully upon us, dear hedonists. Thinking about gifting experiences this year, instead of merely more stuff? Of making memories instead of losing square footage to storage? Then consider the latest production by Teatro Zinzanni (TZ): Beaumount & Caswell’s Hacienda Holiday, starring the hilarious and talented trinity of Christine... [Read more of this review]


“New” Norman Noshes at Bell + Whete in Belltown

“New” Norman Noshes at Bell + Whete in Belltown

Know the Normans? They are the people of northern France known as Normandy. They share their ancestry with the Vikings. What’s more, they were battle-worn early epicureans, dear hedonists. Seriously. By 1130 CE, the Normans had expanded their dominance and reach to such foodie-friendly coastal regions of the world as England, France, Italy (including... [Read more of this review]


Last Weekend for <i>The Habit 14</i>, With Additional Show Added

Last Weekend for The Habit 14, With Additional Show Added

There are days that I miss the older (better) Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedy skits – when the right blend of wittiness, silliness, and cracks at the sociopolitical and mainstream pop culture issues of the day made one want to wet oneself with laughter. The Habit‘s “Top Nun” comedy sketch. Photo by Danielle Barnum, provided... [Read more of this review]


Out of Cruelty, Compassion: <i>Dogfight</i> at ArtsWest Until November 22nd

Out of Cruelty, Compassion: Dogfight at ArtsWest Until November 22nd

Human beings can be destructive creatures. How one can think that bringing oneself up by tearing others down – like some cruel, emotional vampire who siphons the joy, hope, and self-esteem out of others in order to replenish their own supplies – is the way to go in life. Sad, but too-often true. And NOT very hedonistic, unless one is sadistic,... [Read more of this review]


Three Must-See Stage Productions That End November 16th

Three Must-See Stage Productions That End November 16th

Seattle is a veritable hub-bub of stage-related activity. From ballet and Bach to traditional – or not-so-traditional – Shakespeare to more contemporary stage works with modern-day issues, The Emerald City has literally got it all. This is the last weekend for three fabulous stage performances – choose one each for Friday, Saturday,... [Read more of this review]


<i>In The Heights</i> Winding Down in Everett With <i>Mary Poppins</i> Gearing Up in Issaquah

In The Heights Winding Down in Everett With Mary Poppins Gearing Up in Issaquah

As the holidays approach, thoughts of family – extended family – abound (or, become inevitable, depending on your perspective). Where we were born, where we come from, may be exactly who we are now; then again, perhaps we couldn’t be farther from it, both literally and figuratively. Regardless, living in the now is the way to go. In... [Read more of this review]


Plan to Attend a Cocktail Class at Cicchetti’s in 2015

Plan to Attend a Cocktail Class at Cicchetti’s in 2015

Okay – so maybe it’s a little too early to start making New Year’s resolutions. Then again, they say that the early bird gets the worm, right? (And we’re not just talking in the tequila bottle here.) Serafina and Cicchetti Bar Manager Jeremy Barnett (left) and MacGregor Boswell (right), instructing the Classic Cocktails class... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Vaudevillians</i> Truly Entertaining (& End November 2nd)

The Vaudevillians Truly Entertaining (& End November 2nd)

Ah, good ol’ vaudeville … a genre of entertainment dating back to the early 20th century. Perhaps most popular in the United States of America, this stage show combined a patchwork quilt of (mostly comedic) acts – act such as stand-up, slapstick, and burlesque. And there were song and dance acts too, of course. Now, add a little drag... [Read more of this review]


Seattle Restaurant Week On Now

Seattle Restaurant Week On Now

Food is truly one of the hedonistic pleasures of life … especially if they come in one of the following hues: brown, white, or golden yellow. Think bacon. Or pasta. Mac ‘n’ cheese, even. Or breaded/deep-fried anything. The exterior of Lot No. 3 in Bellevue, part of the Heavy Restaurant Group. Not that healthier hues aren’t fabulous,... [Read more of this review]


<i>Rudderless</i> Opened Yesterday at SIFF & Sundance

Rudderless Opened Yesterday at SIFF & Sundance

Ah, tragedy – when it strikes, it strikes hard. It strikes without mercy and with a cruelty that figuratively – and, in some cases, literally – carves out the soul and leaves the heart for dead. Falling apart is the easy part; it’s gathering up the bits and piecing back together a life worth living that’s the challenge. Quentin... [Read more of this review]


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