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Hugo House
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“Join us for an evening of powerful words and art, featuring Scott Bentley, Kalehua Kim, and Sondra Segundo, hosted by D. A. Navoti.”

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Town Hall is thrilled to once again partner with Gage Academy of Art to bring audiences a series of talks that explore the remarkable creative work of four Washington artists.

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio are known for building entirely new worlds that explore the limits of physical space and challenge human perception. Conducted at an architectural scale, their interdisciplinary work incorporates sculpture, photography, writing, drawing, and beyond.

Annie Han + Daniel Mihalyo: LEAD PENCIL STUDIO

Korean-born Annie Han and U.S.-born Daniel Mihalyo have been collaborating as Seattle-based Lead Pencil Studio since 2002, working in the area of installation art and sculpture at the architectural scale. Their work ranges widely in mediums, materials, scales, and disciplines with a pervading interest in structure, space, and landscape. With professional training in art and architecture, their mediums include ceramics, photography, video, sculpture, drawing, design, and installation. Their work is exhibited throughout the U.S. with locations in Europe and Asia. They are the recipients of the Rome Prize, Contemporary NW Art Award, Architecture League of NY Emerging Voice, Creative Capital Foundation Visual Arts Award, Lucas Artist Fellowship at Montalvo, and the New York Prize from the Van Alen Institute.

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Town Hall Seattle
virtual

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Harry. Whatever name you know him by, he is ubiquitous in the greater Seattle area, spotted everywhere from bumper stickers to roadside landmarks. In an otherwise skeptical city replete with “science is real” lawn signs, it seems that many of us believe— or at least want to believe— in Bigfoot. As part of the Beasts of Seattle podcast series, Town Hall’s Podcast Artist-in-Residence Samantha Allen interviews Finding Bigfoot co-host Ranae Holland, local journalist Knute Berger, and more about why the ape-like hominid continues to captivate us today.

Samantha Allen is the author of Patricia Wants to Cuddle and the Lambda Literary Award finalist, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. A GLAAD Award-winning journalist, Samantha’s writing has been published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, and more.

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Topic: “Contracting Freedom: Race, Empire, and U.S. Guestworker Programs”

Speaker: Maria Quintana is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento.

Register to receive Zoom Webinar Link here.

Join the UWT Labor Solidarity Project for a weekly, online seminar that will adopt an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. Each meeting will feature a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship.

Presentations will be broadcast live each Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom beginning Wednesday, October 6. These seminars are free and open to the public.

Can’t make the live performance? View our archived presentations on the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project YouTube channel playlist.

About the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project: The Labor Solidarity Project at UW Tacoma (UWT) consists of faculty and students working to highlight labor studies in the curriculum, in research, and through community outreach. The Labor Solidarity Project has organized speakers, research programs, and additional curriculum to highlight and deepen our region’s understanding of its distinctive and proud labor history and to shape a future of economic justice and opportunity for all through community-engaged higher education.

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This is a virtual event, no in-person attendance is available.

In the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade legal case, the United States Supreme Court voted 7-2 to affirm the right to get an abortion. Despite both the colossal impact of the case and her famous pseudonym, few know the full story of Norma McCorvey: the “Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade.

Joshua Prager, a journalist with a penchant for writing about historical secrets, shares over a decade of meticulous research about McCorvey and a complex cast of characters in his new book, The Family Roe. Prager traces the past 50 years through four key figures: Linda Coffee, the critical but forgotten Texas lawyer who filed the original lawsuit and gave Jane Roe her name; Curtis Boyd, a former fundamentalist Christian who became a leading provider of third-trimester abortions; Mildred Jefferson, the first Black female Harvard Medical School graduate and a founder of the Right to Life Committee; and Norma McCorvey and her family, including the now-adult “Roe Baby” who was unknowingly at the center of the historic case.

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UW Simpson Center for the Humanities
virtual
WHEN Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE Streaming on-line via Zoom. Register for link.
ONLINE MEETING LINK docs.google.com…
EVENT TYPES Academics, Lectures/Seminars
EVENT SPONSORS UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington.
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Topic: “Contracting Freedom: Race, Empire, and U.S. Guestworker Programs”

Speaker: Maria Quintana is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento.

Register to receive Zoom Webinar Link here.

Join the UWT Labor Solidarity Project for a weekly, online seminar that will adopt an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. Each meeting will feature a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship.

Presentations will be broadcast live each Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom beginning Wednesday, October 6. These seminars are free and open to the public.

Can’t make the live performance? View our archived presentations on the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project YouTube channel playlist.

About the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project: The Labor Solidarity Project at UW Tacoma (UWT) consists of faculty and students working to highlight labor studies in the curriculum, in research, and through community outreach. The Labor Solidarity Project has organized speakers, research programs, and additional curriculum to highlight and deepen our region’s understanding of its distinctive and proud labor history and to shape a future of economic justice and opportunity for all through community-engaged higher education.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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A livestream of this event will also be available.

In 1962, Summit Magazine tantalized readers with a tale of the Riesenstein peaks, a majestic (and untamed) mountain range in British Columbia. The article described the lofty granite walls and wondered allowed who would be the first to attempt to climb it.

If you’ve never heard of the Riesenstein peaks, it’s because they don’t exist. Three mountaineers crafted the hoax as an exercise in geographic mis-information, and it inspired a quest for a North American Shangri-La.

Author Katie Ives uses this famous bit of geo-trickery as a jumping off point to explore the lure of blank spaces on the map and the value of the imagination. Her new book Imaginary Peaks details the cartographical mystery of the Riesenstein Hoax within the larger context of climbing history. In conversation with Seattle Met’s Allison Williams, she details the seemingly endless quest, within the climbing community, for newly discovered peaks and claims of first ascent.

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Cinema Italian Style features some of the best in current Italian films. Now in its 13th year, the weeklong festival will take place both in person and virtually. Join us for una settimana di straordinari film italiani.

Tickets: $14 | $9 (SIFF members)
Purchase individual tickets on each film detail page.

Passes: $100 | $75 (SIFF members)

IN THEATERS
SIFF Cinema Egyptian: Nov 4–11
Proof of vaccination with photo ID required. Read full COVID Policy.

STREAMING
SIFF Channel: Nov 4–11
Passholders will be able to view Cinema Italian Style virtually on the SIFF Channel from 7:00am on Thursday, November 4 to 11:59pm on Thursday, November 11. Read Virtual FAQ.

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Washington State Historical Society
virtual
Veterans Day: Stories from Native American Veterans
Thursday, November 11, 1:00 PM
FREE recorded program on Facebook and YouTube

Honor Veterans Day virtually with the Historical Society as we hear from Native American veterans who have served in the United States military. Hear stories from tribes across Washington in this unique event, drawing from oral histories collected by WSHS staff.

We will share this program on the WSHS YouTube channel on Veterans Day, November 11, and we’ll post links to the program on our Facebook page as well.

Image: Pair of World War II-era dog tags used by Emery J. Roberts of Tacoma, Washington. Stamped on each tag is the name of the user, numbers, next of kin, and address information. Creation Date: 1940-1946. Catalog ID: 2012.74.58.

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Mayukh Sen and Monique Truong

Join us as we celebrate Mayukh Sen’s new book, Taste Makers, which brings forward the stories of seven immigrant women whose legacies are complicated and often erased, despite their outsized global influence on food. Their histories unwrap, layer by layer, issues of labor, immigration and gender. Mayukh will be joined in conversation by novelist Monique Truong.

Purchase a copy of Taste Makers by Mayukh Sen from our friends at Books Are Magic! 

This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.

// NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY//
This event will be captioned with ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.

MAYUKH SEN is a James Beard and IACP Award–winning writer based in Brooklyn. His work has been anthologized in two editions of The Best American Food Writing. He teaches food journalism at New York University.

MONIQUE TRUONG is the Vietnamese American author of the award-winning novels The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Bitter in the Mouth (Random House), and The Sweetest Fruits (Viking). Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Prize, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, Bard Fiction Prize, and the Asian American Literary Award, among others, she’s also a former refugee, essayist, lyricist/librettist, children’s book author, avid eater, and intellectual property attorney (more or less in this order). She’s based now in Brooklyn.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Ages

21 & Over

Live show!

Please note that government mandates and venue protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements (e.g., any related timing windows and acceptable type(s) of proof), may vary, depending on the venue location and/or event, and are subject to change, so it is important for you to check the venue site to your specific event, and then continue to check back frequently for the latest information and details. To learn more, visit the venue site periodically until the specific event’s actual occurrence to keep up-to-date.

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bunka no Hi (literally Culture Day) is a holiday in Japan that celebrates Japanese culture. Bunka no Hi at the JCCCW, or Japanese Culture Day Festival, is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American Culture in the Seattle area. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event! No appointment necessary.

This year, we will be showcasing traditional crafts from all over Japan. The exhibit will display pottery, lacquerware, textiles, baskets, woodwork, metalware, bamboo and paper products and more. These objects are still made today using centuries-old techniques and are used in everyday life.

In compliance with King County Guidelines, upon entry all attendees over 12 years of age must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative test result for the virus from within 72 hours prior to attending. Masks must also be worn at all times while inside the JCCCW facilities during the same, and they must covering from your nose to your chin.

We ask for your continued patience and cooperation through this unprecedented time, for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

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Diwali is a time to welcome a new year, happiness and prosperity. It is a festival of lights that follows the lunar calendar and is similar to a new year celebration. Diwali is one of India’s most celebrated holidays and is recognized by people from multiple faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and many others.

The name Diwali, or Deepavali, is derived from the words deep meaning light and avail meaning a row, referencing the row of lights that Indian celebrants use to illuminate their homes during the celebration. Diwali traditionally takes place over the span of five days, and celebrations include family gatherings, lighting clay lamps, displaying floral décor and rangoli, feasting and sharing sweets, and offering worship to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune.

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We are thrilled to host Bryant Terry to discuss his new book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. He will be joined by special guests, to be announced.

How this works: This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. At the event time, click that link to watch the talk. During the event, feel free to ask questions using the Q/A or chat feature.

This author talk is FREE, but you can support it by purchasing a copy of the book here. Thank you!

About the Author

Bryant Terry is an NAACP Image Award winner and a James Beard Award-winning chef and educator and the author of Afro-Vegan and Vegetable Kingdom. He is renowned for his activism and efforts to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. He is currently the chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post and on CBS This Morning and on NPR’s All Things ConsideredSan Francisco magazine included Bryant among the 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.

About the Book

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Location
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bunka no Hi (literally Culture Day) is a holiday in Japan that celebrates Japanese culture. Bunka no Hi at the JCCCW, or Japanese Culture Day Festival, is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American Culture in the Seattle area. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event! No appointment necessary.

This year, we will be showcasing traditional crafts from all over Japan. The exhibit will display pottery, lacquerware, textiles, baskets, woodwork, metalware, bamboo and paper products and more. These objects are still made today using centuries-old techniques and are used in everyday life.

In compliance with King County Guidelines, upon entry all attendees over 12 years of age must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative test result for the virus from within 72 hours prior to attending. Masks must also be worn at all times while inside the JCCCW facilities during the same, and they must covering from your nose to your chin.

We ask for your continued patience and cooperation through this unprecedented time, for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

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Latvian ethnic baked goods, jewelry, crystal, handcrafted Latvian knit goods, pillows, linens, toys, Latvian books, Christmas foods and more!

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African Community Housing and Development
Seattle, WA

The last market of the season! Join African Community Housing & Development in bringing fresh, vibrant, culturally-relevant foods to the South Delridge/West Seattle community.

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Back in person for 2021 with the theme of Esperanza (Hope), Festival Latinx is a celebration of the Latino communities of the South Sound, with music, dance, art, crafts and more! Safely enjoy performances from mariachi to salsa, along with vibrant art installations and a mercadito. Free entry to the main event with vaccination or proof of negative test. Alternative space with onsite vaccination clinic available.

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Diwali is a time to welcome a new year, happiness and prosperity. It is a festival of lights that follows the lunar calendar and is similar to a new year celebration. Diwali is one of India’s most celebrated holidays and is recognized by people from multiple faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and many others.

The name Diwali, or Deepavali, is derived from the words deep meaning light and avail meaning a row, referencing the row of lights that Indian celebrants use to illuminate their homes during the celebration. Diwali traditionally takes place over the span of five days, and celebrations include family gatherings, lighting clay lamps, displaying floral décor and rangoli, feasting and sharing sweets, and offering worship to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune.

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Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington
Federal Way, WA
Join us for this special Palauan Cultural Arts workshop featuring Chasmon Ongeu Tarimel who is an amazing school counselor, Palauan cultural arts expert, and Artist! “Chaz” will walk us through the importance of the arts to the everyday lives of Palauan people before facilitating a hands-on art making activity! We’ll have all the materials and supplies ready for you so just be sure to register by filling out the attached form linked below and hold your spot today!
Check out Chaz’s Art at | fb – @ongajiman.arts.9 ig – @oumerang20
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Chinese American Citizens Alliance

On this Veterans Day, we salute all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, especially our Chinese American WWII veterans.

Nearly 20,000 Chinese Americans served during World War II in every theater and every branch of the United States Armed Forces. Despite barriers to citizenship and equality, they served with dignity and honor while facing discrimination and prejudice at home and in the military.

C.A.C.A. Seattle and the Seattle Regional Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Committee will be celebrating our Chinese American WWII Veterans this Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. Due to local health policies and limited seating, this event is sold out.

This event honoring the living and deceased Chinese American WWII Veterans from Washington State with the presentation of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award. Each living veteran or veteran’s family representative will be presented a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal, a gift from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and American Legion Cathay Post #186.

Five Seattle area living veterans were honored in March in a virtual ceremony. Three of the living veterans: Gene Moy (age 104), William Chin (age 96), and Lip Mar (age 94) will participate in the medal presentation ceremony. Two living veterans Calvin Fung (age 97) and Abraham Goo (age 96) will view the event virtually. An additional 128 veterans will be honored. The medal will be presented to the veteran’s spouse or family representative.

This event will be livestreamed on the C.A.C.A. Seattle YouTube Channel.

Please join us virtually! Click on the link shortly before 1pm on Saturday, November 13.

View Livestream – Click here
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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Proof of COVID vaccination required for entry. Patrons unable to be vaccinated can show proof of negative COVID PCR test. Click here for details.


STG Presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow on November 13, 2021 at The Paramount Theatre.

Ticketholders to the previously-scheduled Sunday 11/14 matinee will be reseated in the Saturday evening performance.

Everything old is new again. Tchaikovsky’s 129-year-old ballet is reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle in The Hip Hop Nutcracker, hitting the road for a seventh season. The production features hip hop pioneer Kurtis “The Breaks” Blow, the first rapper to be signed by a major label in 1979. 42 years and a heart transplant later, this hip hop founding father is still performing as MC of The Hip Hop Nutcracker.

A cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist turn the beloved score on its head. The 31-city tour kicks off in San Diego, California on November 6, 2021 before stops in Oakland, St. Louis, Miami, Atlanta, New York City, and Boston.

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Kikagaku Moyo have come a long way – both literally and metaphorically – since their humble beginnings busking on the streets of Tokyo back in 2012. A tight-knit group of five friends who bonded over the desire to play freely, and explore music associated with space and psychedelia, their initial ambitions were modest – semi-regular slots in the cramped clubs of the city’s insular music scene. Yet the band’s progressive, folk-influenced take on psychedelia marked them out from their peers and re-started Japan’s psych rock scene; it also brought them international acclaim.

With a settled line up – Go Kurosawa (drums, vox), Ryu Kurosawa (sitar), Tomo Katsurada (guitar, vox), Daoud Popal (guitar), Kotsuguy (bass) – and a signature sound that blended classical Indian music, Krautrock, traditional folk, 70s rock, and acid-tinged psych, the band sold out shows across Europe and founded their own label, Guruguru Brain, to showcase not just their own work, but the under-represented music scene in East Asia.

To date, the label has released music from over ten different artists alongside their own albums. In 2017, Kurosawa and Katsurada relocated permanently to Amsterdam. The move placed both Kikagaku Moyo and Guruguru Brain at the heart of Europe and eased the logistical challenges of long tours for bands on their label and release schedules while catering to Western audiences.

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Pork Filled Productions
Virtual, WA
Through Covid and an ever-mounting tide of anti-Asian hate, Asian Americans have gone through the wringer in the past two years. Well, guess what—we’re still here, persisting and resisting all your efforts to stuff us into boxes to define us. We’re striking back with our whole voice, creating 7 new plays in 24 hours themed around resilience, representation and better, bolder futures.
Featuring the talents of nearly 40 AAPI writers, performers, directors, producers and technicians.
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STREAMING LIVE! Link to the stream will be sent in a day-of event reminder after the purchase of a ticket.
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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bunka no Hi (literally Culture Day) is a holiday in Japan that celebrates Japanese culture. Bunka no Hi at the JCCCW, or Japanese Culture Day Festival, is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American Culture in the Seattle area. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event! No appointment necessary.

This year, we will be showcasing traditional crafts from all over Japan. The exhibit will display pottery, lacquerware, textiles, baskets, woodwork, metalware, bamboo and paper products and more. These objects are still made today using centuries-old techniques and are used in everyday life.

In compliance with King County Guidelines, upon entry all attendees over 12 years of age must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative test result for the virus from within 72 hours prior to attending. Masks must also be worn at all times while inside the JCCCW facilities during the same, and they must covering from your nose to your chin.

We ask for your continued patience and cooperation through this unprecedented time, for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

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Latvian ethnic baked goods, jewelry, crystal, handcrafted Latvian knit goods, pillows, linens, toys, Latvian books, Christmas foods and more!

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Diwali is a time to welcome a new year, happiness and prosperity. It is a festival of lights that follows the lunar calendar and is similar to a new year celebration. Diwali is one of India’s most celebrated holidays and is recognized by people from multiple faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and many others.

The name Diwali, or Deepavali, is derived from the words deep meaning light and avail meaning a row, referencing the row of lights that Indian celebrants use to illuminate their homes during the celebration. Diwali traditionally takes place over the span of five days, and celebrations include family gatherings, lighting clay lamps, displaying floral décor and rangoli, feasting and sharing sweets, and offering worship to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Na'ah Illahee Fund

Rooted in community, we continue to find ways for us to gather, share, and lift up one another. For our 12th annual festival this year, we can do just that! We are excited to host a collection of virtual events for all of our relatives to gather for stories, art, learning, and conversation.

All festival events are FREE and available online.
Join us for one story or the whole week! We look forward to seeing you!

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Our next 4 week online healing sessions will take place on October 27 and November 3, 10, and 17.

To register or for more information, call Angie at 206-920-6413 or email at angelahi@ccsww.org

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Interested in researching your family history? Sign up for the Nordic Genealogy Program, which includes a 45-minute, one-on-one consultation with Kathi McGinnes of the Seattle Genealogical Society. This program is $35 for Members or $50 for general admission. These sessions will take place on the dates below. Family historians of any level of experience are welcome.

If you have questions, please contact Alison DeRiemer, Archivist and Oral History Specialist at 206.789.5707 x7013 or alisond@nordicmuseum.org.

Appointments are available between 11am–4pm PST. Appointments are now onsite, but please indicate via the email above if you prefer a virtual (Zoom) appointment at the time of your reservation.

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Wilson Wewa, Spiritual Leader of the Northern Paiute and Warm Springs Council Member, joins Confluence for the second event in a virtual series of Native Traditional Storytelling.

The storytelling series is inspired by Native experience and observation of the natural world, acquired since time immemorial, and its skillful crafting into stories that carry deep cultural and ecological knowledge forward.

You have the privilege to not only hear Wilson’s storytelling skills but also his memories and perspectives on the power of narrative, Native culture, and the land.

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Topic: “Why Indigenous Sovereignty Matters”

Speaker: Chantal Norrgard is Assistant Professor of First Nations Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. She is the author of Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood (University of North Carolina Press, 2014).

Register to receive Zoom Webinar Link here.

Join the UWT Labor Solidarity Project for a weekly, online seminar that will adopt an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. Each meeting will feature a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship.

Presentations will be broadcast live each Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom beginning Wednesday, October 6. These seminars are free and open to the public.

Can’t make the live performance? View our archived presentations on the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project YouTube channel playlist.

About the UW Tacoma Labor Solidarity Project: The Labor Solidarity Project at UW Tacoma (UWT) consists of faculty and students working to highlight labor studies in the curriculum, in research, and through community outreach. The Labor Solidarity Project has organized speakers, research programs, and additional curriculum to highlight and deepen our region’s understanding of its distinctive and proud labor history and to shape a future of economic justice and opportunity for all through community-engaged higher education.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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One River, Ethics Matter is an annual conference facilitated by the Ethics and Treaty Project

Exploring the Columbia River Treaty
This year’s conference will focus on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and the treaty review process now underway. The conference framework will emphasize social and environmental justice, collaboration towards the common good, and the need for truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and healing the river.

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Join Dr. Roberta “Robbie” Paul (Nez Perce) in conversation with Burke Museum Director of Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, & Decolonization and Tribal Liaison Polly Olsen (Yakama) live from the Burke Museum as they discuss the cultural and multigenerational effects of Indian boarding schools. Dr. Paul is the curator of Grandfather’s Trunk: Spirit of Survival, an exhibit documenting three generations of the Paul family and their experiences in Indian boarding schools beginning in 1880 with her grandfather, Jesse. During the program, Dr. Paul will share items and photos from the exhibit, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

The link to join this virtual program will be provided in your confirmation email and a reminder email the morning of the program. If you need assistance accessing the Zoom webinar, please contact burkevis@uw.edu.

We invite you to pay what you wish for access to this program. All proceeds from this program support ongoing decolonization and healing efforts at the Burke Museum

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Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)
Virtual

Anita Hill discusses her new book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence with Angela Jones of Black Future Co-op Fund. This program is presented in partnership with the Elliott Bay Book Company.

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Native Action Network
virtual

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 1
Native Action Network (NAN) presents a two part webinar series focused on vaccines and answering questions for those that are hesitant about getting vaccinated. Each webinar will feature three indigenous people dedicated to providing culturally approriate healthcare.
NAN will introduce participants to frontline pandemic workers from all over our state. Legacy of Leadership graduate Aliza Brown, MSW, Director of Health and Wellness for the Quinault Nation is among the speakers. We will also hear from Sebastian Aguilar, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians descendant and RN who worked with Public Health at quarantine and isolation sites in Seattle.
Webinars include a Q&A session via the chat feature, a t-shirt giveaway to each participant and raffle prizes.

Please register for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodO2vqD0uEtAVx75ms7TUgKSU8a49Owit

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Living under the patriarchy is hard, so come and celebrate our resilience and strength with some fierce and hilarious womxn and enbies.
6:30pm doors // 7pm show
$15-30 sliding scale
Tickets can be purchased online and at the door if available as tickets have been selling out online in advance.
Lineup:
host – Jenna Nobs
Sally Jordan
Zahnae Aquino
Dewa Dorje
Erin Ingle
Stephanie Nam
The Rendezvous is a 21+ venue, and the Jewelbox Theater is ADA accessible.
The Rendezvous requires proof of full vaccination (physical card or photo acceptable) or Negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours, alongside photo identification to enter our spaces at the venue and also be asking people to wear masks when not eating/drinking/performing.
Producer info: Caracol Productions is run by Stephanie Nam, a queer Korean-American comedian who aims to create community through comedy and spaces by and for underrepresented people.
This is a hate free space. Racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, transphobia, ableism, colorism, fatphobia, xenophobia, etc. will not be tolerated. No one is turned away for a lack of funds.
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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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After a successful virtual edition in 2020, the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle brings you back to Wonderland, this time with exclusively new film productions from Romania and Europe, showcasing the creative spirit and resilience of young, or more established directors. Moreover, the festival expands with a new branch in Detroit and a partnership with Arizona Romanian Film Festival. More details will be shared soon.

Daniel Ursache has worked his magic again designing the visual concept of the 8th edition of the festival. Get comfortable under the dim light of your home screen or projector for a two-week feast of films that you can watch together with your loved ones between November 12-21, 2021.

We will offer you virtual opportunities to interact with local, national and international special guests. Stay tuned to find out about our exciting partnerships, line-up, guest list, and schedule.

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Nadav Davidovitch, an Israeli public health professor and expert, will explore the different meanings of public health from historical, sociological, political and health policy perspectives, focusing on several case studies from the Israeli perspective: from the 1950s absorption of mass Jewish immigration (medical selection, ringworm irradiation, polio) to COVID-19 (lockdowns, mass vaccinations).

Davidovitch will also discuss the interaction between scientific advisory committees and policy makers, health inequities, politics as a social determinant of health, and the role of trust and solidarity in public health practices and policy making.

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One River, Ethics Matter is an annual conference facilitated by the Ethics and Treaty Project

Exploring the Columbia River Treaty
This year’s conference will focus on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and the treaty review process now underway. The conference framework will emphasize social and environmental justice, collaboration towards the common good, and the need for truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and healing the river.

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Do you want to relive the magic of the Reflections: Dance Festival surrounded by scenery that helped inspire it? Or maybe you want to experience it for the first time. Either way, please join us at an in-person viewing on Pier 62. Join curators and artists for a reception featuring a beer garden, heaters, tents, and local food trucks. Following a view of the Reflections Dance Festival, stick around to dance the evening away!

Approximate run of show:
“Doors” open at 3pm
Festival watch party ~4pm
DJ Cutz and dance party 6:30pm

COVID-19 Protocols per Public Health Authorities:
– In order to enter the event you will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours
– As you enter you will pass through a safety check, no outside alcohol or weapons are allowed, but water and snacks are fine.
– Masks are required at this event except while actively eating and drinking.

More info at: https://waterfrontparkseattle.org/event/reflections-2021/

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In this quarterly series, acclaimed moviemakers join Warren Etheredge in candid conversation about the craft (and commerce) of their profession. In three truthful talks, you’ll come to know a favorite of the festival circuit, an indie stalwart, and a box office champ — how they made their marks, how they navigate their process, and how they advise you to pursue your own cinematic ambitions.

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, filmmaker, college lecturer, and writer. He is the Senior Staff writer of The Stranger, a lecturer at Cornish College, and has collaborated with the director Robinson Devor on three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one of which, Zoo, screened at Cannes. In the fall of 2018, he directed his first film, Thin Skin, from a script he wrote with Lindy West and Aham Oluo. He has also written for the New York TimesCinema ScopeTank Magazine, LA WeeklyNest Magazine, and C Theory.

Warren Etheredge has conducted over 3,500 interviews. He teaches screenwriting and filmmaking at the University of Washington and Cornish College for the Arts. He is also the Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Walla Walla Movie Crush (themoviecrush.com).

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Native Action Network
virtual

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 1
Native Action Network (NAN) presents a two part webinar series focused on vaccines and answering questions for those that are hesitant about getting vaccinated. Each webinar will feature three indigenous people dedicated to providing culturally approriate healthcare.
NAN will introduce participants to frontline pandemic workers from all over our state. Legacy of Leadership graduate Aliza Brown, MSW, Director of Health and Wellness for the Quinault Nation is among the speakers. We will also hear from Sebastian Aguilar, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians descendant and RN who worked with Public Health at quarantine and isolation sites in Seattle.
Webinars include a Q&A session via the chat feature, a t-shirt giveaway to each participant and raffle prizes.

Please register for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodO2vqD0uEtAVx75ms7TUgKSU8a49Owit

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Featuring Vangeline (NYC) + works by DAIPANbutoh Collective: Robyn Bjornson, Sheri Brown, Dhyana Garcia,

Joan Laage, Kaoru Okumura, Helen Thorsen and Alycia Scott Zollinger

This fall’s festival DAIPAN brings Vangeline to Seattle for the first time. Vangeline presents Eternity 123, which is the third installment of a feminist dance triptych choreographed and performed by Vangeline (Elsewhere–2018, Erasure–2019, and Eternity 123). Eternity 123 traces the symbolic journey of women’s emancipation across time. With this piece, Vangeline also celebrates the impact of women on the art form butoh, exploring the link between women, butoh, and “cabaret.”

Behind all significant cultural movements and changes in history, the lives of countless women can be found, as well as countless voices that have been silenced. As we challenge our collective memory by telling their stories, we redefine the importance of women’s participation in society.

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After a successful virtual edition in 2020, the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle brings you back to Wonderland, this time with exclusively new film productions from Romania and Europe, showcasing the creative spirit and resilience of young, or more established directors. Moreover, the festival expands with a new branch in Detroit and a partnership with Arizona Romanian Film Festival. More details will be shared soon.

Daniel Ursache has worked his magic again designing the visual concept of the 8th edition of the festival. Get comfortable under the dim light of your home screen or projector for a two-week feast of films that you can watch together with your loved ones between November 12-21, 2021.

We will offer you virtual opportunities to interact with local, national and international special guests. Stay tuned to find out about our exciting partnerships, line-up, guest list, and schedule.

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National Nordic Museum
Seattle, WA

Fun, festive, and holiday cheer with your Museum.

November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic Museum will host its 44th annual Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration. This cultural community event transforms the Museum grounds into a traditional outdoor Nordic market similar to those widely attended throughout the Nordic region.

During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy Nordic music and dance performances.

This two-day festival has attracted more than 12,000+ attendees annually, including Pacific Northwest residents, tourists, and community partners. Julefest is an affordable and accessible multi-cultural event that draws diverse audiences and educates visitors about Nordic culture and traditions.

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National Nordic Museum
Seattle, WA

November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic Museum will host its 44th annual Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration. This cultural community event transforms the Museum grounds into a traditional outdoor Nordic market similar to those widely attended throughout the Nordic region.

Members enter for FREE via the express line. To skip the lines, receive advance notice of special Julefest entertainments, and get a custom tote bag at Julefest while supplies last, become a Museum Member today:

BUY MEMBERSHIP 

During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy Nordic music and dance performances.

This two-day festival has attracted more than 12,000+ attendees annually, including Pacific Northwest residents, tourists, and community partners. Julefest is an affordable and accessible multi-cultural event that draws diverse audiences and educates visitors about Nordic culture and traditions.

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Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Seattle, WA

Find Great Holiday Gifts at the Native Art Mart

Beautiful work by Native American Artists.  Many styles and tribes represented.  Clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, and so much more. Affordable, unique and fun.

SUPPORT LOCAL NATIVE ARTISTS

Buy Local, Buy Authentic

Native American artists will be selling and showcasing handmade authentic arts and crafts.  UIATF is in full support of The Indian Arts and Crafts Act.  This is a free event open to the public.

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle, WA

Reserve an appointment to shop at the JCCCW’s first Artisan Craft & Holiday Gift Sale that will be held on Saturday & Sunday, the 20th and 21st of November, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM both days. This sale will include many of the beautiful and unique Japanese items from the 2021 Bunka no Hi exhibit, as well as many other collectible items and art from our inventory, to add to your own collection or give as a gift for the Holidays.

Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. Revenue generated from this sale will go toward supporting the mission of the JCCCW to preserve, promote, and share Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.

Appointments will be required for this event. Appointments will open on the 1st of November at 10AM, via a link that will be posted on this page. Each appointment slot will allow up to two (2) people 12 years or older; please keep to one appointment per household.

In compliance with King County Guidelines, upon entry all attendees over 12 years of age must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative test result for the virus from within 72 hours prior to attending. Masks must also be worn at all times while inside the JCCCW facilities during the same, and they must cover from your nose to your chin.

We ask for your continued patience and cooperation through this unprecedented time, for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

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2021 has become the deadliest year on record for violence against Black trans women and femmes. Join Lavender Rights Project and our leadership council, the WA State Black Trans Task Force, for an hour long vigil remembering those we lost in 2021. We’ll be streaming live right here on Facebook and on YouTube (https://youtu.be/f92Tu7yk1C4) at 4pm PST this Saturday. Please choose GOING on this event to stay in the loop and watch our programming.
Hosted by Ganesha Gold Buffalo
Featuring music by Adé Connere
Special Guest Jaelynn Scott
This event is sponsored by our friends at TRACTION – trans community action. Learn more at tractionpnw.org.
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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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After a successful virtual edition in 2020, the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle brings you back to Wonderland, this time with exclusively new film productions from Romania and Europe, showcasing the creative spirit and resilience of young, or more established directors. Moreover, the festival expands with a new branch in Detroit and a partnership with Arizona Romanian Film Festival. More details will be shared soon.

Daniel Ursache has worked his magic again designing the visual concept of the 8th edition of the festival. Get comfortable under the dim light of your home screen or projector for a two-week feast of films that you can watch together with your loved ones between November 12-21, 2021.

We will offer you virtual opportunities to interact with local, national and international special guests. Stay tuned to find out about our exciting partnerships, line-up, guest list, and schedule.

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Event
Organization
Location
National Nordic Museum
Seattle, WA

Fun, festive, and holiday cheer with your Museum.

November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic Museum will host its 44th annual Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration. This cultural community event transforms the Museum grounds into a traditional outdoor Nordic market similar to those widely attended throughout the Nordic region.

During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy Nordic music and dance performances.

This two-day festival has attracted more than 12,000+ attendees annually, including Pacific Northwest residents, tourists, and community partners. Julefest is an affordable and accessible multi-cultural event that draws diverse audiences and educates visitors about Nordic culture and traditions.

View Event
National Nordic Museum
Seattle, WA

November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic Museum will host its 44th annual Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration. This cultural community event transforms the Museum grounds into a traditional outdoor Nordic market similar to those widely attended throughout the Nordic region.

Members enter for FREE via the express line. To skip the lines, receive advance notice of special Julefest entertainments, and get a custom tote bag at Julefest while supplies last, become a Museum Member today:

BUY MEMBERSHIP 

During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy Nordic music and dance performances.

This two-day festival has attracted more than 12,000+ attendees annually, including Pacific Northwest residents, tourists, and community partners. Julefest is an affordable and accessible multi-cultural event that draws diverse audiences and educates visitors about Nordic culture and traditions.

View Event
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Seattle, WA

Find Great Holiday Gifts at the Native Art Mart

Beautiful work by Native American Artists.  Many styles and tribes represented.  Clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, and so much more. Affordable, unique and fun.

SUPPORT LOCAL NATIVE ARTISTS

Buy Local, Buy Authentic

Native American artists will be selling and showcasing handmade authentic arts and crafts.  UIATF is in full support of The Indian Arts and Crafts Act.  This is a free event open to the public.

View Event
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Seattle, WA

Reserve an appointment to shop at the JCCCW’s first Artisan Craft & Holiday Gift Sale that will be held on Saturday & Sunday, the 20th and 21st of November, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM both days. This sale will include many of the beautiful and unique Japanese items from the 2021 Bunka no Hi exhibit, as well as many other collectible items and art from our inventory, to add to your own collection or give as a gift for the Holidays.

Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. Revenue generated from this sale will go toward supporting the mission of the JCCCW to preserve, promote, and share Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.

Appointments will be required for this event. Appointments will open on the 1st of November at 10AM, via a link that will be posted on this page. Each appointment slot will allow up to two (2) people 12 years or older; please keep to one appointment per household.

In compliance with King County Guidelines, upon entry all attendees over 12 years of age must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative test result for the virus from within 72 hours prior to attending. Masks must also be worn at all times while inside the JCCCW facilities during the same, and they must cover from your nose to your chin.

We ask for your continued patience and cooperation through this unprecedented time, for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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After a successful virtual edition in 2020, the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle brings you back to Wonderland, this time with exclusively new film productions from Romania and Europe, showcasing the creative spirit and resilience of young, or more established directors. Moreover, the festival expands with a new branch in Detroit and a partnership with Arizona Romanian Film Festival. More details will be shared soon.

Daniel Ursache has worked his magic again designing the visual concept of the 8th edition of the festival. Get comfortable under the dim light of your home screen or projector for a two-week feast of films that you can watch together with your loved ones between November 12-21, 2021.

We will offer you virtual opportunities to interact with local, national and international special guests. Stay tuned to find out about our exciting partnerships, line-up, guest list, and schedule.

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Event
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Location

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

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Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
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Start your STFF 2019 experience by attending the Opening Night Gala at Pacific Science Center’s Ackerley Family Exhibit Center together with our special guests Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Dogu Demirkol, Cem Kaya and Tunahan Kurt. Included in the event are a live DJ set, light bites and a cash bar. Guests are also invited to visit the center’s renowned “Butterfly House” during the gala, free of charge! The kick-off will be followed with the screening of our opening film “Bold Pilot” Directed by Ahmet Katiksiz at Paccar Imax Theater at Pacific Science Center. There will be a Q&A session after with the film’s lead actor Farah Zeynep Abdullah present.

“Bold Pilot” is a fairy-tale like true love story between a jockey who grew up in a poor village and the daughter of well-known and respected man in horse racing, ignited over a shared passion of the legendary race horse Bold Pilot.

Director: Ahmet Katiksiz

Cast: Ekin Koc, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Fikret Kuskan

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
View Event

Start your STFF 2019 experience by attending the Opening Night Gala at Pacific Science Center’s Ackerley Family Exhibit Center together with our special guests Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Dogu Demirkol, Cem Kaya and Tunahan Kurt. Included in the event are a live DJ set, light bites and a cash bar. Guests are also invited to visit the center’s renowned “Butterfly House” during the gala, free of charge! The kick-off will be followed with the screening of our opening film “Bold Pilot” Directed by Ahmet Katiksiz at Paccar Imax Theater at Pacific Science Center. There will be a Q&A session after with the film’s lead actor Farah Zeynep Abdullah present.

“Bold Pilot” is a fairy-tale like true love story between a jockey who grew up in a poor village and the daughter of well-known and respected man in horse racing, ignited over a shared passion of the legendary race horse Bold Pilot.

Director: Ahmet Katiksiz

Cast: Ekin Koc, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Fikret Kuskan

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The monthly film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW! is curated by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. This year, the series explores themes of disruption and continuity to inspire public dialogue about the ways in which the past shapes our moment and can inform a radically different future.

The screenings are presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum Seattle, and all ticket purchases support Northwest Film Forum.

This screening of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? will take place in person only. Please register in advance and pay what you can.
The film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Alexandre Koberidze, the film’s director.

COVID safety protocols apply. Please visit NWFF’s event page for more information.

About the Film:

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze | 2021 | Georgia/Germany | Georgian with English subtitles | 150 minutes

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

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Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
View Event

The monthly film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW! is curated by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. This year, the series explores themes of disruption and continuity to inspire public dialogue about the ways in which the past shapes our moment and can inform a radically different future.

The screenings are presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum Seattle, and all ticket purchases support Northwest Film Forum.

This screening of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? will take place in person only. Please register in advance and pay what you can.
The film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Alexandre Koberidze, the film’s director.

COVID safety protocols apply. Please visit NWFF’s event page for more information.

About the Film:

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze | 2021 | Georgia/Germany | Georgian with English subtitles | 150 minutes

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
View Event

The monthly film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW! is curated by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. This year, the series explores themes of disruption and continuity to inspire public dialogue about the ways in which the past shapes our moment and can inform a radically different future.

The screenings are presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum Seattle, and all ticket purchases support Northwest Film Forum.

This screening of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? will take place in person only. Please register in advance and pay what you can.
The film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Alexandre Koberidze, the film’s director.

COVID safety protocols apply. Please visit NWFF’s event page for more information.

About the Film:

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze | 2021 | Georgia/Germany | Georgian with English subtitles | 150 minutes

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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High Dive, Solid Sound, and Preston Singletary ​P​resent: Indigenous Heritage Day Celebration Featuring Khu.ée​x.​ High Dive, Seattle, WA​.,  ​Friday November 26th at 8:00pm PST​. ​Ages 21 & over​. ​Doors open at 8:00PM

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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
View Event

The monthly film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW! is curated by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. This year, the series explores themes of disruption and continuity to inspire public dialogue about the ways in which the past shapes our moment and can inform a radically different future.

The screenings are presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum Seattle, and all ticket purchases support Northwest Film Forum.

This screening of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? will take place in person only. Please register in advance and pay what you can.
The film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Alexandre Koberidze, the film’s director.

COVID safety protocols apply. Please visit NWFF’s event page for more information.

About the Film:

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze | 2021 | Georgia/Germany | Georgian with English subtitles | 150 minutes

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition of the same name features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition, and Plateau Art
On view through Nov 28, 2021
An exhibition from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.

The art of the indigenous cultures of the Columbia River plateau reflects traditional lifeways borne of an ancient and interdependent relationship with the natural world. Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations.

Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge. This exhibition celebrates the work of three contemporary Plateau women alongside historic objects and images from the collections of the NWMAC.

The featured artists in this exhibition are:

  • Leanne Campbell – Schi’tsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians), NiMiiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Sinixt (Arrow Lakes), P’squosa (Wenatchee), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;
  • Bernadine Phillips – Spuqspálqs (Okanogan/Wenatchi), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and
  • HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull – Yakama (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation), NiMíiPuu (Nez Perce Tribe), Cayuse (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation).
View Event

The monthly film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW! is curated by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. This year, the series explores themes of disruption and continuity to inspire public dialogue about the ways in which the past shapes our moment and can inform a radically different future.

The screenings are presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum Seattle, and all ticket purchases support Northwest Film Forum.

This screening of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? will take place in person only. Please register in advance and pay what you can.
The film will be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Alexandre Koberidze, the film’s director.

COVID safety protocols apply. Please visit NWFF’s event page for more information.

About the Film:

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze | 2021 | Georgia/Germany | Georgian with English subtitles | 150 minutes

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
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Location

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
seattle, WA

December 4

12:00pm-2:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

December 5

10:00am-2:00pm

 

This winter, we’re taking Hanukkah on the road – and we’re heading to U Village! We’re bringing our Hands on Hanukkah program to communities across King County to share and celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats. Stop by our booth at the U Village Pavilion to say hi and create your own Hanukkah artwork!

Trophy Cupcakes will be joining us and giving away FREE mini cupcakes to Hands on Hanukkah participants!  You can also enter your name in a raffle to win one of Trophy’s amazing DIY Hanukkah Cupcake Kits.

Plus, we’re partnering with Trophy to offer special Hanukkah cupcakes, which you’ll be able to pre-order and pick up at U Village while you’re shopping. Details and purchase link coming soon!

 

 

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Nordic Northwest
Portland, OR

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Nordic Holiday season. ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food vendors, locally crafted items, a holiday exhibit, an exciting raffle, and welcoming local community organizations.

This year, ScanFair will return in a modified format to fit within Nordia House and Nordic Northwest’s campus. We invite you to join us for this family favorite event!

Reservations are strongly recommended as space will be extremely limited. Stay tuned for tickets!

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Greek Revolution

Jackson School of International Studies, Hellenic Studies Program

University of Washington

December 3-4, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks

(9:00-9:30 a.m. PST)

9:00 a.m.: Leela Fernandes (Director, Jackson School of International Studies)

9:10 a.m.: Alexander Hollmann (Chair, Hellenic Studies)

9:20 a.m.: Nektaria Klapaki (Lecturer, Hellenic Studies)

 

PANEL 1:

From the Ionian Islands to the Greek Nation State: On British Colonialism and Religious Minorities

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Sakis Gekas (York University), The Ionian Connection. British Colonialism and the Greek Revolution

Evdoxios Doxiadis (Simon Fraser University), Muslims and Jews in the Greek War of Independence and Its Immediate Aftermath

Dimitrios Varvaritis (University of Vienna), Ottoman Jewry and the Greek Revolution. Rethinking an Overlooked Facet of the War of Independence Period

 

PANEL 2:

New Political Languages and the Greek Revolution

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Efi Gazi (University of the Peloponnese), Conceptualizing “Liberty” in the Age of the Greek Revolution

Nektaria Klapaki (University of Washington), The Cult of the Insurgent Greek Nation in Kalvos’s Odes

Simos Zenios (University of California, Los Angeles), “Freedom-loving Speech:” Greek Poetry and Modern Revolution

Saturday, December 4, 2021

PANEL 3:

The Greek Revolution through the Eyes of Philhellenes and Hellenes

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Roderick Beaton (King’s College London), Byron on Greece and Greeks – was he a Phihellene?

Gonda Van Steen (King’s College London), The United States as a Haven for Greek Revolutionary War Orphans? Myth and Reality

David Ricks (King’s College London), Between Teos and Sparta: The Revolution in Panagiotis Soutsos’ The Cithara (1835)

PANEL 4:

The Greek Revolution from the Margins

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Artemis Leontis (University of Michigan), Solomos’s Woman of Zakythos and the Making of Refugees

Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University), Nights of 2021/2022: Regarding Dionysios Solomos’ Free Besieged at the Bicentennial’s End

Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Columbia University), Queering the Greek Revolution

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
seattle, WA

December 4

12:00pm-2:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

December 5

10:00am-2:00pm

 

This winter, we’re taking Hanukkah on the road – and we’re heading to U Village! We’re bringing our Hands on Hanukkah program to communities across King County to share and celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats. Stop by our booth at the U Village Pavilion to say hi and create your own Hanukkah artwork!

Trophy Cupcakes will be joining us and giving away FREE mini cupcakes to Hands on Hanukkah participants!  You can also enter your name in a raffle to win one of Trophy’s amazing DIY Hanukkah Cupcake Kits.

Plus, we’re partnering with Trophy to offer special Hanukkah cupcakes, which you’ll be able to pre-order and pick up at U Village while you’re shopping. Details and purchase link coming soon!

 

 

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Redmond, WA

Bring some light into your family’s Hanukkah celebration at Redmond Lights! Meet other SJCC families and explore the light and art installations together. Plus: if you register for an SJCC Hannukkah Family Gift Bag, we’ll bring you some delicious sufganiyot (jelly-filled donuts) and an at-home craft activity for kids.

Meet us at the Wood Deck at Redmond’s Downtown Park, where we’ll hand out gift bags before exploring the festivities together.

Register for your free Hanukkah Family Gift Bag!

 

 

Redmond Lights is a month-long art and light installation at Downtown Park Festivities have been extended this year to allow for physical distancing and safety precautions. Redmond Lights is a celebration of light, art, and culture. This winter experience is a month-long art and light installation at Downtown Park. Follow the lights down Cleveland and 164th by foot or by car to Redmond Town Center where the festivities continue business window decorating contests and blinker stops. Honoring the holiday spirit that is an integral part of the community, this years’ experience will emphasize hope, joy, and safety in a new way

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Location
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Nordic Northwest
Portland, OR

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Nordic Holiday season. ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food vendors, locally crafted items, a holiday exhibit, an exciting raffle, and welcoming local community organizations.

This year, ScanFair will return in a modified format to fit within Nordia House and Nordic Northwest’s campus. We invite you to join us for this family favorite event!

Reservations are strongly recommended as space will be extremely limited. Stay tuned for tickets!

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Greek Revolution

Jackson School of International Studies, Hellenic Studies Program

University of Washington

December 3-4, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks

(9:00-9:30 a.m. PST)

9:00 a.m.: Leela Fernandes (Director, Jackson School of International Studies)

9:10 a.m.: Alexander Hollmann (Chair, Hellenic Studies)

9:20 a.m.: Nektaria Klapaki (Lecturer, Hellenic Studies)

 

PANEL 1:

From the Ionian Islands to the Greek Nation State: On British Colonialism and Religious Minorities

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Sakis Gekas (York University), The Ionian Connection. British Colonialism and the Greek Revolution

Evdoxios Doxiadis (Simon Fraser University), Muslims and Jews in the Greek War of Independence and Its Immediate Aftermath

Dimitrios Varvaritis (University of Vienna), Ottoman Jewry and the Greek Revolution. Rethinking an Overlooked Facet of the War of Independence Period

 

PANEL 2:

New Political Languages and the Greek Revolution

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Efi Gazi (University of the Peloponnese), Conceptualizing “Liberty” in the Age of the Greek Revolution

Nektaria Klapaki (University of Washington), The Cult of the Insurgent Greek Nation in Kalvos’s Odes

Simos Zenios (University of California, Los Angeles), “Freedom-loving Speech:” Greek Poetry and Modern Revolution

Saturday, December 4, 2021

PANEL 3:

The Greek Revolution through the Eyes of Philhellenes and Hellenes

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Roderick Beaton (King’s College London), Byron on Greece and Greeks – was he a Phihellene?

Gonda Van Steen (King’s College London), The United States as a Haven for Greek Revolutionary War Orphans? Myth and Reality

David Ricks (King’s College London), Between Teos and Sparta: The Revolution in Panagiotis Soutsos’ The Cithara (1835)

PANEL 4:

The Greek Revolution from the Margins

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Artemis Leontis (University of Michigan), Solomos’s Woman of Zakythos and the Making of Refugees

Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University), Nights of 2021/2022: Regarding Dionysios Solomos’ Free Besieged at the Bicentennial’s End

Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Columbia University), Queering the Greek Revolution

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
seattle, WA

December 4

12:00pm-2:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

December 5

10:00am-2:00pm

 

This winter, we’re taking Hanukkah on the road – and we’re heading to U Village! We’re bringing our Hands on Hanukkah program to communities across King County to share and celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats. Stop by our booth at the U Village Pavilion to say hi and create your own Hanukkah artwork!

Trophy Cupcakes will be joining us and giving away FREE mini cupcakes to Hands on Hanukkah participants!  You can also enter your name in a raffle to win one of Trophy’s amazing DIY Hanukkah Cupcake Kits.

Plus, we’re partnering with Trophy to offer special Hanukkah cupcakes, which you’ll be able to pre-order and pick up at U Village while you’re shopping. Details and purchase link coming soon!

 

 

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Nordic Northwest
Portland, OR

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Nordic Holiday season. ScanFair brings Scandinavia to Portland through traditional food vendors, locally crafted items, a holiday exhibit, an exciting raffle, and welcoming local community organizations.

This year, ScanFair will return in a modified format to fit within Nordia House and Nordic Northwest’s campus. We invite you to join us for this family favorite event!

Reservations are strongly recommended as space will be extremely limited. Stay tuned for tickets!

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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This winter’s Indigenous storytelling program features three local poets, Laura Da’ (Eastern Shawnee), fabian romero (Purépecha), and Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw). This event will also be available as a livestream,  follow Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s Instagram to join.

 

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
seattle, WA

December 4

12:00pm-2:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

December 5

10:00am-2:00pm

 

This winter, we’re taking Hanukkah on the road – and we’re heading to U Village! We’re bringing our Hands on Hanukkah program to communities across King County to share and celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats. Stop by our booth at the U Village Pavilion to say hi and create your own Hanukkah artwork!

Trophy Cupcakes will be joining us and giving away FREE mini cupcakes to Hands on Hanukkah participants!  You can also enter your name in a raffle to win one of Trophy’s amazing DIY Hanukkah Cupcake Kits.

Plus, we’re partnering with Trophy to offer special Hanukkah cupcakes, which you’ll be able to pre-order and pick up at U Village while you’re shopping. Details and purchase link coming soon!

 

 

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

View Event

Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

A Community Hanukkah Celebration

Set up a Menorah, prepare candles for the eighth night, and join friends from across our community for a unique celebration, sharing the light of Hanukkah despite our physical distance with uplifting, soulful melodies and stories to nourish the spirit! The evening program includes musical artists and storytellers from across the Greater Seattle community.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event
DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

View Event

Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event
DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Scholar and co-creator of the well-known Ottoman History Podcast Chris Gratien and retired journalist Sam Negri discuss their approach to telling the stories of marginalized migrants to the United States, focusing on the story of Negri’s father, Sephardic Jew Leo Negri, who came to the United States undocumented in the early 1900s along with thousands of other Sephardim (Jews expelled from modern-day Spain in 1492 who sought refuge throughout the Ottoman Empire).

*All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend!*
To register and receive event details, email jewishst@uw.edu.

About this talk

In the early twentieth century, tens of thousands of Sephardic Jews migrated to the United States from the borders of the collapsing Ottoman Empire. In addition to navigating inter-Jewish communal relationships with fellow Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews were also subject to racially biased immigration quotas that were becoming ever more restrictive during the 1920s.

Falsified papers were often the only way for many Sepharadim to gain entry to the United States — a route taken by Istanbul-born Leo Negri, whose fraudulent passport listed his country of origin as Cuba.

How can the podcast medium be leveraged to share the complex stories of Ottoman migrants to the United States? How can Negri’s story help us understand the stories of thousands of other Ottoman migrants like him, many of whom faced deportation threats and racism in their new American neighborhoods?

Join Chris Gratien, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia, co-creator of the Ottoman History Podcast, and Sam Negri, a retired journalist and Leo Negri’s son, for a conversation about this understudied moment in Jewish, Ottoman, and American history.

To register for this event, email jewishst@uw.edu.

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event
DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Photography today is all about the self and the selfie. Contemporary photographs don’t reveal the identity of an individual as much as they become the identity of the individual. Photography has always been interested in the face, the body, the inner essence of the sitter, but how those characteristics are shown has changed over time as photographs shared in albums have given way to digital images shared on social media. These mostly vintage photographs collected by Seattle resident Robert E. Jackson show us portraiture and the body in many guises and spaces—as witnessed in the masked portraits and photo booths—as well as how the camera and the photographer manipulate and alter what is seen through the lens in a time before digital tools were accessible to the masses. They challenge and explore our sense of play as well as address our common humanity. All of us live life photographically. This show presents some compelling examples.

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The Washington Center for the Book and the Washington Library Association present “Take A Stand: Art Against Hate, A Raven Chronicles Anthology.”
Description Winner of the 2021 Washington State Book Award for Poetry, “Take A Stand: Art Against Hate, A Raven Chronicles Anthology,” edited by Seattle-based writers Anna Bálint, Phoebe Bosché, and Thomas Hubbard, contains poems, stories and images from 117 writers, 53 artists, with 69 illustrations, divided into five fluid and intersecting sections: Legacies, We Are Here, Why?, Evidence, and Resistance.

Editor Anna Bálint will moderate this event which will include readings from the following contributors: Ronda P. Broatch, Risa Denenberg, Patrick Dixon, Thomas Hubbard, Rob Jacques, Priscilla Long, Jed Myers, Shankar Narayan, Susan Rich, Kathleen Stancik, Mary Ellen Talley, Angelina Villalobos, and Carletta Carrington Wilson.

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Description The Vietnam War is seen by much of the Western world as being fought between the Americans and North Vietnamese Communists, with the South Vietnamese largely absent. Yet many Vietnamese refugees who came to America after the war served in the South Vietnamese military, and there is little recognition and understanding of their contributions and role in the war. In fact, in American and Vietnamese Communist histories, the South Vietnamese are painted as corrupt, apathetic sidekicks to the Americans.

How did the South Vietnamese military really experience the Vietnam War? Historian Julie Pham draws from interviews she conducted with 40 South Vietnamese military veterans in the United States, and illuminates how people can remember historical events differently.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to the presentation on the date of the event.

About the program series
‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Seattle Public Library.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Curated in collaboration with historian Peter Boag (Vancouver, Washington), the Washington State Historical Society is proud to present the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West.

This exhibition shares seldom-spotlighted historical narratives of transgender people in the West. It spans the time period of 1860 to 1940 and explores four central themes, connecting those histories to contemporary aspects of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Stories from the lives of specific individuals who did not conform to gender norms will illuminate the themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

Among the many people whose stories will be shared are Harry Allen, a heartbreaker who was wanted by the police; Dr. Alan Hart, a medical doctor and Northwest novelist; and the mysterious Mrs. Nash, a laundress to the famed Seventh Cavalry (and an officer’s wife).

While today we might think of the people represented in the exhibition as “transgender,” that term did not exist during their lifetimes. These individuals were the public face of the LGBTQ+ community at the turn of the twentieth century. They were the ones who appeared in the press (for reasons elaborated in the exhibition) and thus were the most widely recognized, identified, and accessible examples of LGBTQ+ identities during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is one reason that the exhibition’s focus places transgender people as front and center in LGBTQ+ history.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

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About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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In conjunction with the exhibition M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias, we are thrilled to present a virtual talk with two of the artists featured in the exhibition, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias, who together collaborate as Las Hermanas Iglesias (“the Iglesias sisters” in Spanish). With their Norwegian-born mother, Bodhild Brendryen Iglesias, Las Hermanas Iglesias have created hand-knit and woven works inspired by familial traditions—Bodhild’s mother’s rag rugs, for example—and the drawings and weavings of Anni Albers, considered by many to be the mother of modern textiles. The works in M(other) Tongues are the product of a dialogic call and response between family members, a back-and-forth visual conversation where abstract motifs are translated from one medium into another.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market is about family fun while shopping for unique gifts to give your loved ones over the holidays. No matter what you’re celebrating we have a gift for you.

All ages welcome

Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business in our community during this holiday season?

Treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season at Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market! Featuring dozens of Black-owned businesses selling amazing locally produced gifts and products, along with food trucks, music, and more! Bring your friends and family to Pier 62 December 11th and 12th from 11am to 5pm and celebrate the holiday season with great gifts and good vibes.

Check back here for more details as they are announced. Follow Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle on social media to get updates on which of your new favorite businesses will be featured.

Hot off the presses! The line-up of great performers is set, see below for the full list.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event
DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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An evening of Aloha Mele Kalikimaka Hawaiian Christmas Concert by one of the top musical iconic traditional award winning groups: The Makaha Sons. They will be debuting their new release “It’s Christmas all over the World.”

Doors open 4PM.

VIP meet and greet with The Makaha Sons, light refreshments, a gift bag, premier concert seating, and an aloha Market by sponsor Keli’s sauces.

Christmas Hawaiian style!

Makaha Sons headlined at Kalama Heritage Festivals https://www.kalamafestival.com 

 

*Face masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test are required of ALL patrons attending ECA events. For those unable to be vaccinated, including children under 12, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken with 72 hours of performance) is required. No exceptions. Learn more about our Covid policies >>>https://bit.ly/ECACovid19Safety 

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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In the University of Washington’s 9th annual Ladino Day celebration, editors of the new book “Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States” discuss the book project, alongside presentations from three contributors to the volume.

How do family heirlooms, papers, and memorabilia help us conceptualize the process of migration from the Ottoman Empire to the United States? In a newly released edited volume, “Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States” (Koç University Press, 2021) scholars of Ottoman history and Jewish studies explore this question using objects from the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market is about family fun while shopping for unique gifts to give your loved ones over the holidays. No matter what you’re celebrating we have a gift for you.

All ages welcome

Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business in our community during this holiday season?

Treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season at Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market! Featuring dozens of Black-owned businesses selling amazing locally produced gifts and products, along with food trucks, music, and more! Bring your friends and family to Pier 62 December 11th and 12th from 11am to 5pm and celebrate the holiday season with great gifts and good vibes.

Check back here for more details as they are announced. Follow Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle on social media to get updates on which of your new favorite businesses will be featured.

Hot off the presses! The line-up of great performers is set, see below for the full list.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event
DuPont Historical Museum
Dupont, WA

Each night for two weeks in December, a new beautifully decorated
holiday window will be revealed. Neighbors can explore DuPont’s
original historic village on a self-guided walk to enjoy the festive
spirit and community creativity.
2021 WINDOW HOSTS NEEDED!
(Historic Village: neighborhood surrounding Barksdale Avenue)

Display your decorated window for up to 2 weeks in December
Represent winter traditions of your family, historical or religious scenes,
holiday pop culture, nature, etc.
Not artistic? Volunteer help is available!
Not just homes: any building in DuPont Village can host a window
Not in DuPont Village? You can volunteer or sponsor!

More info & sign-up: dupontmuseum.com/events
dupontwindows@gmail.com

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Malo e lelei, beloved Pasifika family! With the Holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to provide some good ol’ Pasifika staples in time for your festivities this winter.

If your family is not already receiving support from our Pasifika Food Networks program and you would like to, please reach out to us as soon as possible! For families who sign up we will have boxes for pick-up or we can even deliver straight to your door if you live within 10 miles of our office in Federal Way. You can e-mail Ritae at ritae@picawa.org or call us at 206/686/5221

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 

Join Chava Mirel and Dr. Eliyahu Krigel every Friday at 9:45 am throughout the remainder of 2021 for Tot Shabbat presented by Stroum Jewish Community Center, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

Fun for the entire family right in your own living room or where ever you might be. Participate live via Zoom or watch on Facebook live. Links and details below. Participate live through Zoom. Register in advance for Tot Shabbat each month (once you register, registration is good through December 2021): 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To enhance the user experience we ask that you register for the Zoom event. Make sure the updated software is loaded on your device, so plan accordingly. For more information on joining a Zoom webinar, click here.

Or you can watch via Facebook Live: tune in  to the SJCC Facebook page at 9:45 am on Friday:

Watch Live on Facebook

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Showcasing Authentic Native American Art and Crafts

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Tacoma Refugee Choir
Tacoma, WA

Let There Be Peace On Earth

We invite you to join us for this Christmas benefit concert, featuring TRC director Erin Guinup & members of the Tacoma Refugee Choir. The program will include popular carols such as “O Holy Night” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, as well as pieces sung by members in Farsi, Spanish, Ukrainian, Japanese, and Swahili. The Tacoma Refugee Choir will perform songs of hope and peace and the audience will be invited to join us in singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.

This will be a feel-good concert that reminds us of how connected we all are during this holiday season. You can be part of this special program by joining us in-person or through the livestream.

ALL Donations benefit the Tacoma Refugee Choir’s work of building a more welcoming community. If you wish to make a donation other than the amounts listed above, please select the ticket of your choice and then add a donation in the box below.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Showcasing Authentic Native American Art and Crafts

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join fitness favorite Susie Rosenstein for a series of Urban Hikes in the Seattle area. The hikes will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We’ll hike rain or shine, so don’t forget to pack a rain jacket! 

Our December hike is a 4-1/2 mile out and back (2-1/4 one way) on the newly constructed Eastrail. The trail parallel’s Lake Washington Blvd with views of the lake and Mercer Island throughout the walk. We will meet at the Newcastle Beach Park parking lot at 10:00 am. There is a short uphill walk from the parking lot to the trail and the rest of hike is flat and paved trail. The VMAC (Seahawks training facility) will be our turn around point (turn around earlier for a shorter hike).

Cost: Free

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Musikkapelle Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA

NEW CHANGES THIS DECEMBER & MORE MONTH-LONG CHRISTMAS FUN!

This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

No more “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week.

***Events are subject to change due to Covid-19 mandates and restrictions***

It is no surprise that December is the most popular month for visitors to come to Leavenworth. Below are some great tips for those planning on coming to our beautiful Christmastown this December, so your stay is a most enjoyable one! For those of you not traveling this December, you can still enjoy The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth from the comfort of your home! We are rolling out a host of creative new virtual ways to brighten your season like a live webcam of the lights, an online Holiday Gift Giving Guide and a Advent Calendar where you can win prizes to some of your favorite shops, restaurants and activities!

Is the Christmas Lighting Festival or other events happening on the weekends and in the month of December?

Our festivals typically draw very large crowds and in our efforts to maximize safety for our community and visitors, we are no longer doing our  traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch” for those Saturdays and Sundays in December. Instead, the lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February and we have scheduled lots of fun entertainment and events both midweek and weekends throughout the month of December. Pro tip: A visit midweek or after the New Year will see fewer crowds and the same beautiful lights! We also have a virtual live-feed experience available so you can look at our beautiful lights from the comfort of your home: Live Webcam For more information on Christmastown in December please click here.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street (the main street in downtown Leavenworth) has been closed to vehicle traffic since July of 2020 to allow for additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should expect to wear masks indoors. Masks and sanitizing stations are also readily available throughout downtown. Please help keep our community safe!

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
Mercer Island, WA

Join our Mitzvah Corps volunteer group to prepare dinners for young people experiencing homelessness. We will provide all the groceries, supplies, and instructions to make a delicious meal in the SJCC kitchen – we just need you to help with the cooking! Afterward, SJCC staff will deliver the meals to the 25 young residents at a YouthCare home.

Students – this is a perfect way to give back in a fun and social way while earning community service hours. Dinner at Our House is open to ages 5+; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall/Winter 2021 Dates:

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Each session is limited to 10 people – join us one time or every time. If you sign up, you MUST show up — commitment to attendance is essential to this program.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

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About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

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Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

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Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

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Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 44,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees.

A perfect outing for all ages!
  • Weekdays: From 10am to 7pm (last entry)
  • Weekends & holidays: From 9am to 8pm (last entry)
View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS. Listen now on Audible >>

View Event
Event
Organization
Location

Explore the inspiration, design, and fabrication process of public sculptures by Gerard Tsutakawa as well as their effect on Seattle physically, socially and culturally.

Self Guided Walking Tour:

How many Tsutakawa sculptures have you seen around Seattle? We’ve launched a brand new self-guided interactive walking tour of all of Gerry’s public works in the city. Visit familiar iconic sites and discover new ones you never knew existed.

View the walking tour map: digitalwingluke.org/tsutakawa-walking-tour

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Seattle, WA

Volunteer with the J’s Mitzvah Corps at Rainier Valley Food Bank this winter! We’ll spend the morning at the Rainier Valley Food Bank warehouse packing around 500 grocery bags that will be delivered to families in need. Best for ages 8+. Additional date: January 8.

Register Now Button

About Rainier Valley Food Bank 

Rainier Valley Food Bank stands as a trusted community resource, serving as Seattle’s busiest food bank. Together, we create a place to grow access, knowledge, and stability. Your support provides fresh, culturally relevant produce for our guests, brings students and their families to the table over nourishing meals, empowers those we serve to find resources, and address the issues underlying food insecurity.

View Event

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 44,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees.

A perfect outing for all ages!
  • Weekdays: From 10am to 7pm (last entry)
  • Weekends & holidays: From 9am to 8pm (last entry)
View Event
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Stones are shaped by water, wind, sand, and ice but what we see in them is shaped by our minds. A bit like cloud watching, the ancient practice of viewing stones is an art of the imagination, in which we can see mountains, figures, animals, and even deep space. What you can find? See 30 exquisite viewing stones in Stone Images XI, an outdoor exhibition open to the public at Pacific Bonsai Museum. Stones in this exhibition were collected from six states (CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA) by members of the local Northwest Viewing Stone Club (a study group of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association). All-ages. Free.

View Event

Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
These works were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. Artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in these four commissioned artworks. Seattle Center Sculpture Walk is funded by Seattle Center 1% for Art funds, and administered by Office of Arts & Culture. Fumi Amano – Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; Nate Clark – Founder’s Court South; Jovita Mercado – International Fountain Walkway; Jacques Trautman – Fisher Pavilion & Artists at Play.

View Event
Stroum Jewish Community Center
virtual

Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year’s stream a feel-good, award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our restaurant partners, and play holiday trivia for prizes, including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening a new Mercer Island location in 2022).

Tickets + Streaming Details

$10-12 household ticket
Streaming window: Friday, December 24, 7 pm – Saturday, January 1, midnight
Virtual Access with watch link emailed one (1) hour before the streaming window opens

Buy Tickets

About the Film

“A WWII fairytale adventure set in the enchanted forests of Norway.” 
-“The Hollywood Reporter” 

THE CROSSING is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. When they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement they decide they must finish what their parents started. Gerda and Otto embark on a journey to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage.

Johanne Helgeland | Norway | 2020 | 90m | Norwegian w/English subtitles | Drama | PG

About Virtual Cinema Series

A monthly series of virtual screenings through the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s streaming delivery platform. Available online between 72 hours to one week, depending on the film.

HOW TO WATCH?

  • The film will be available online for one week.
  • Click here to purchase your household ticket in advance and watch anytime during the viewing window.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email. You will receive another email one (1) hour before the streaming window opens and the film is released.
  • If you purchase a ticket after the streaming window opens, you will receive a Virtual Access email with a live watch link.
  • You may purchase tickets up to two (2) hours before the streaming window closes, but you cannot watch after the film’s streaming expiration date and time.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation or Virtual Access email, please check your spam/junk mail (look for “Seattle Jewish Film Festival” or “Elevent”/donotreply@mail.goelevent.com). You can also access your watch link online. Just login to your patron account (using the same email/password created when purchasing tickets) to view your account/order history and access watch links in order to actively stream films purchased and currently playing.

 

View Event

Virtual Book Fest: “Saturday Night Live” Star Laraine Newman (“May You Live in Interesting Times”) + Writer and Bestselling Author Alan Zweibel (“Laugh Lines”)
Zoom Author Conversation + Q&A with Warren Etheredge 

Was it all yuks and glamour? How did “Saturday Night Live” come together back in the beginning? Join us for an insider’s view of the early days of “SNL” with original cast member Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, co-creator of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and part of the original “SNL” writing team.

Newman shares never-told tales of her comedy journey from her new audiobook “May You Live in Interesting Times,” and Zweibel, a five-time Emmy-winning writer and Thurber Award-winning author, chronicles his career helping funny people be funnier from his memoir “Laugh Lines.”

“Hearing Laraine Newman’s amazing life story told by the comic genius and comedy pioneer herself is an experience you hope will never end. I loved every second of it.”
— Paul Feig, director of BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT, and SPY

“It’s medicine we can all use right now.”
— “People” (review of “Laugh Lines”)

Tickets

$10-15 talk only
FREE with $20 copy of “Laugh Lines” (includes shipping)
Note: “May You Live in Interesting Times” is available only on Audible (subscription or purchase required)

Buy Tickets

About the Authors

About Laraine Newman’s “MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES: A MEMOIR”
In her riveting new Audible book, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” Laraine Newman chronicles her life growing up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors and bearing witness to the rise of comedy in the 1970s. She takes listeners along on her journey from studying mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau to becoming a founding member of the seminal comedy troupe The Groundlings to joining the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garret Morris, and Gilda Radner.

But it wasn’t all yuks and glamour. Even as she sky-rocketed to fame, Newman struggled with her own demons and battled drug addiction. After five seasons, she left “SNL” to work in movies and television, while having adventures and relationships in Hollywood that, in her words, “should have gotten me killed.”

Now with long-term sobriety, she’s become a parent and reinvented herself as a voiceover actor. She has a thriving career working on such animated favorites as FINDING NEMO; MONSTERS, INC; DESPICABLE ME; INSIDE OUT; SHREK; and MINIONS.