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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]


October 9th-12th, 2014: Taste of Iceland is Back

October 9th-12th, 2014: Taste of Iceland is Back

Seattle has several sister cities. Twenty-one, to be exact. Be’er Shiva, Israel. Bergen, Norway. Cebu, Phillippines. Chongqing, China. Christchurch, New Zealand. Daejeon, South Korea. Galway, Ireland. Gdynia, Poland. Haiphong, Vietnam. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Kobe, Japan. Limbe, Cameroon. Mazatlan, Mexico. Mombasa, Kenya. Nantes, France. Pecs, Hungary.... [Read more of this review]


This Weekend: Pork Out Up at the Fraser Valley Food Show

This Weekend: Pork Out Up at the Fraser Valley Food Show

The Fraser Valley is basically the bread basket of the Lower Mainland – it offers fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, and dairy to locals and eateries alike. Starting today and running through this weekend is the 7th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show¬†- a food and beverage event not to miss. (Your Hedonista attended last year, will attend again this year;... [Read more of this review]


<i>Mary’s Wedding</i>: Good Old-Fashioned Romance

Mary’s Wedding: Good Old-Fashioned Romance

Love and family can be stressful – traumatic, even. But that’s only because we become so very invested in all of it. And when it’s lost, its irreplaceable; that gaping wound holds its space forever … we simply learn to fill in and around it. Maya Sugarman (Mary) and Conner Neddersen (Charlie). Photos from NCTC and used with permission. Right... [Read more of this review]


Until October 18th, 2014: <i>The Fabulous Lipitones</i>

Until October 18th, 2014: The Fabulous Lipitones

Human beings have a disheartening history of fearing the unknown – yes, in some cases, that fear is biologically driven toward self-preservation. However, in other cases, it leads to prejudice, bigotry, and various insidious forms of “-isms.” From left to right, in Wally’s man-cave: Brad Walker (as Bob/Baba Mati Das), Jeff Berryman... [Read more of this review]


Balanchine’s <i>Jewels</i> Glimmer On

Balanchine’s Jewels Glimmer On

In 1967, George Balanchine created a masterpiece: a full-length trilogy, sans plot. It’s three parts? Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. It premiered on April 13, 1967. Right now, this production – compiled under the name Jewels¬†and supposedly inspired by “Mr. B’s” visit to the New York Jeweler Claude Arpels of Van Cleef... [Read more of this review]


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

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

Rudderless Opened Yesterday at SIFF & Sundance

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October 9th-12th, 2014: Taste of Iceland is Back

October 9th-12th, 2014: Taste of Iceland is Back

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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... 


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