Saturday, April 19, 2014

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April Events Almost at an End

April Events Almost at an End

Well, April has arrived; here in the Pacific Northwest, that means sunny sprays, blooming bulbs, and tax time. Oh, and a few noteworthy happenings in the area as well. Film poster for On My Way. Provided by Cohen Media Group and used with permission. Eat & Drink: Seattle Restaurant Week wraps up today (yes, today, dear hedonists); running April... [Read more of this review]


Tickets Now on Sale for FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular

Tickets Now on Sale for FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular

Hedonism is the pursuit of pleasure, period. The word traditionally gets somewhat of a bad reputation in puritanical eyes, but one can both be a good person and be a hedonist. A case in point: supporting FareStart, for example. Quoting directly from the home page of their website, “FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Tutor</i> at Village Theatre

The Tutor at Village Theatre

Sometimes … we bend the truth a little. Other times, we lie outright. And that’s just to ourselves, dear hedonists. Regardless of our respective demographics. Ah, self-deception. How many of us are really, truly self-aware? Eric Ankrim as Edmund andKatie Griffith as Sweetie.The Tutor Production photo by© 2014 Mark Kitaoka, provided by and... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Importance of Being Earnest</i>: Hilarious and Fun

The Importance of Being Earnest: Hilarious and Fun

Oscar Wilde sure knew how to put on a play. He seemed to also have a penchant for long titles. For example, did you know that the full title of The Importance of Being Earnest is actually The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People? Emily Grogan (The Honourable Gwendolen Fairfax)and Connor Toms (John Worthing) in Seattle Shakespeare... [Read more of this review]


U.S. Tour of <i>The Suit</i> Includes Seattle

U.S. Tour of The Suit Includes Seattle

Ah, forgiveness … it can be tough. When wronged, hurt, or betrayed, it can be soooo easy to hold a grudge. However, talk to anyone who’s done that – particularly at the end of their respective lives – and, chances are, they’ll tell you: it’s better to forgive and happier to forget. Holding grudges can be toxic and... [Read more of this review]


The Pink Door: “Cocktailicious” Cabaret Approaching Third Palindrome Year

The Pink Door: “Cocktailicious” Cabaret Approaching Third Palindrome Year

Although new things in life are grand, the greatest comfort seems to come from those things which are most familiar. Like family, old friends, and restaurants that survive the years. Decades, even. The warm, inviting, and candle-lit ambiance of The Pink Door hugs one like an old friend. This December, The Pink Door turns 33 – the third palindrome... [Read more of this review]


From Dine Around to Taste, March is Food ‘n’ Wine Month in WA

From Dine Around to Taste, March is Food ‘n’ Wine Month in WA

Ah … yesterday was finally the first day of Spring … time for getting outside for some vitamin D, cleaning, and rooting about in the garden. Oh, and great food and wine in Washington State, of course. First, there’s Dine Around Seattle - running March 3rd until the 27th, 2014, there’s still a week left to enjoy 3 courses for... [Read more of this review]


It’s Halibut Time Once Again

It’s Halibut Time Once Again

So … I thought I’d write up an article on halibut, since roughly March through November is halibut season, dear hedonists. The largest of the flatfishes, with a dark mottled topside and a white underside, the origins of its name come its popularity as a meal on no-meat Catholic holy days: haly (holy) and butt (flat fish). Like many fish,... [Read more of this review]


In Theaters and On Demand on March 14, 2014: <i>Better Living Through Chemistry</i>

In Theaters and On Demand on March 14, 2014: Better Living Through Chemistry

Sometimes, when life has a lull in it – say, in our middle years – we pause and re-examine. Are we doing the best we can? Are we really happy? Could we do better, both for ourselves and by the ones we love? Olivia Wilde as Elizabeth Roberts and Sam Rockwell as Doug Varney in Better Living Through Chemistry. Photo by Bill Gray / Samuel Goldwyn... [Read more of this review]


PNB’s <i>DIRECTOR’S CHOICE</i> Has Yet to Disappoint

PNB’s DIRECTOR’S CHOICE Has Yet to Disappoint

As I’ve always said, while classic ballet is lovely, it’s the new, postmodern works that really shake up my soul. There’s something about that contemporary creative energy that makes my heart race and my knees weak. (Good thing we all have to sit through the performances.) Currently running at the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) from... [Read more of this review]


Ending March 22nd at ArtsWest: <i>Third</i>

Ending March 22nd at ArtsWest: Third

Ah, prejudice … no matter how hard we try, it’s difficult to escape it. We all make subjective assumptions about our respective objective environments based on our experiences. After all, we’re only human. Professor Jameson (Marty Mukhalian) and Woodson Bull III (Mark Tyler Miller). Photo by Michael Brunk, provided by ArtsWest, and... [Read more of this review]


Noteworthy BC Winery Newbies to the VIWF

Noteworthy BC Winery Newbies to the VIWF

It’s always so lovely to discover new wines; it’s even better to discover new wineries. From brand to bottle, it’s fun to explore and get to know the intricacies, psyches, flavo(u)rs, and personas of the wines, makers, and owners. It’s akin to meeting a new friend. A new lover, even. (Yum.) As I mentioned in a previous posting... [Read more of this review]


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