Despite the excitement of the holidays having worn off, this weekend has plenty of exciting things to do with the family, on a date, or with friends. Here are just a few of our picks for what to do in Seattle this weekend.
Friday January 10
Burlesque on a Budget
The Theater Off Jackson, located ten minutes south of Capitol Hill, is putting on a Jesus La Pinga and Solange Corbeau production: Every Sequin is Sacred: a Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python. Every costume has been made for less than $75.00. Come out and judge for yourself.
Every Sequin is Sacred: A Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python
**The show starts at 7.
Girls that Shred
The Vera Project is hosting: Girls That Shred: A Benefit for Skate Like a Girl at 7:00 p.m. this Friday night. Skate Like a Girl (also known as SLAG) is a local, volunteer-powered nonprofit. This organization brings communities together by offering free and low-cost programs, making sure that no one is turned away for lack of funds. These programs provide practical tools, such as boards, protective gear, and skateboard instruction to help promote self-empowerment, equality, and civic engagement for girls in a male dominated field. SLAG is aimed at giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to gain confidence, create lasting friendships, and a sense of identity through skateboarding. There will be door prizes that will include signed decks, T-shirts, CDs, stickers, and more. Friday’s event will feature female bands, Chastity Belt, Tacocat, Atomic Bride, and Summer Babes. There will also be a guest appearance from Lures, a local rock and roll band, to represent the “boys that shred.” The Vera Project is located in Lower Queen Ann.
**This event suggests a $10 donation
Saturday January 11
Seattle Opera Red Carpet Opening Night, Rigoletto
In a considerable effort to ween Seattleites off of a wardrobe of strictly fleece and gore tex, the organizer’s behind this year’s opening night at the Opera are making a big push to spruce up our fair city for fancy occasions that call for, well, a little more Seattle swag. What’s more is that this season opens with Rigoletto, and on the tail of the Gatsby’s reign in the theaters this year, hopefully people got the hint to add a little 30s wear to their wardrobes as the Opera encourages “men in well-draped suits and women in Old Hollywood finery.” Come see and be seen as Seattle tries its hand at glam.
**More information, including ticket purchases and details on the Jester’s Ball (the glam after party) can be found at Seattle Opera.
Take Me To Your Theater
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will be going on this weekend at The Cinerama Theater located in Belltown. Filmmakers from around the world such as, Katie Aldworth, David Braun, and Gavin Williams, have submitted their short films to this acclaimed festival. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films. Admitted films will be judged by a nationally recognized jury, made up of giants from the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.This event is designed to encourage and support new and innovative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts.
There are two sessions, one beginning at 4:00pm and the second at 7:30pm
**This event is Sold Out: There are still tickets available for purchase for the encore presentation that will be held on January 12, 2014.**
Reel Big Fish at the Showbox
Reel Big Fish will be headlining a performance at The Showbox located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Be sure not to miss these ska punk legends as they perform some of their greatest hits. This is an All Ages show that will include performances by Suburban Legends and the Maxies as well.
**Tickets Start at $19.99 online and are $23.00 at the door. This is an All Ages show
Sunday January 12
Think Happy Thoughts
The Broadway Bound Children’s Theater, less than fifteen minutes from Madrona, is presenting Peter Pan: The Musical, directed by Danielle Pettet with Musical Direction by Michael Nutting and Lisa Hermanson. Sunday will host two showings, at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Come and check out these amazingly talented young performers as they take you on their delightful journey through Neverland. Follow Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they encounter colorful characters such as Tiger Lilly, Hook, and the Crocodile. This show is sure to wow and amaze all ages.
**Reserved seating is $19.10 (including the service fee).