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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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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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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

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

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

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 >>

View Event
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 >>

View Event
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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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Organization
Location
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.

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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Location
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
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.

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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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.

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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

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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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.

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.

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

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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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!

 

 

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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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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 >>

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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

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.

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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

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.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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
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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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!

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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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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.

View Event

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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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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.

View Event
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Showcasing Authentic Native American Art and Crafts

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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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.

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
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Showcasing Authentic Native American Art and Crafts

View Event
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.

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 >>

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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
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 >>

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.

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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 >>

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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.

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.

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.

 

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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. 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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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
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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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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.

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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

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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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

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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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

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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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

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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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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)
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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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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.

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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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Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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

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
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the WSHS Collection 

Bird’s-eye view (also known as panoramic) maps were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. At a time when many Americans were immigrants for whom English was not a first language, these views told stories that printed broadsides and newspapers could not and thus also became a popular medium for advertisers and city boosters. By the 1930s, the invention of the airplane led to aerial photographs that gradually supplanted these elaborately illustrated maps. 

A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique. These maps reflect a broad spectrum of Washington cities and towns both before and after statehood. The illustrations showcase the talents of commercial artists of the time. This exhibition also features a selection of objects connected to surveying, mapmaking, and commercial illustration.

View Event
Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts
Sept 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
A traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY.

Looking across city blocks and quilt blocks, roadways and seams, one can see a visible kinship between quilt making and cartography. Both are built upon established systems that use color, pattern, and symbols to create whole compositions from a network of interlocked parts. Quilts and maps are also infused with history and memory—similarly living records of traditions, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and future aspirations. What can be gleaned from a bit of patchwork cut from a wedding dress, castoff feed sack, or commemorative flag? How are personal, political, cultural, and spiritual ideals inscribed onto a quilt’s surface, creating a network of roadways and landmarks that illustrate the quilt maker’s world and his or her place within it?

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Exhibition curator: Sarah Margolis-Pineo, assistant curator, Self-Taught Genius Gallery, American Folk Art Museum

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

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 Larai