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<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]


<i>The Mountaintop</i> at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

The Mountaintop at ArtsWest Evokes Emotions

Emotions are everywhere; some try to constantly hold them in, while others let them out all-too-often. Most of us are somewhere in-between. But what if you were spending your last hours before your imminent demise, dear hedonists? While being Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., no less? “Pall Malls” – Camae (Brianne A. Hill) and Dr. King... [Read more of this review]


West Coast Premiere of <i>The Invisible Hand</i> at ACT Riveting

West Coast Premiere of The Invisible Hand at ACT Riveting

Choices – they bombard  us each and every day. Some are easy, while others are much more difficult. Others, however, are downright impossible. Enter the world premiere of The Invisible Hand is written by playwright/actor American-Pakistani Ayad Akhtar (whose 2013 Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Disgraced opens on Broadway this autumn) and directed... [Read more of this review]


5th Ave’s <i>A Chorus Line</i> Enjoyably Entertaining

5th Ave’s A Chorus Line Enjoyably Entertaining

Dreams are a great part of what makes life worth living; they help shape who we are, dear hedonists. From pure fantasies to future plans, dreams are quite often the tie that binds us to who we are and how we choose to live our lives. The company of A Chorus Line at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Mark Kitaoka, provided by The 5th, and used with permission. From... [Read more of this review]


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]


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

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Ah, good ol’ vaudeville … a genre of entertainment dating back to the... 


Seattle Restaurant Week On Now

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Food is truly one of the hedonistic pleasures of life … especially if they... 


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

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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

Seattle has several sister cities. Twenty-one, to be exact. Be’er Shiva, Israel.... 


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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