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Hot Tickets: Seattle

October 13, 2011 12:00 PM
 
Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT!! FAUN FABLES (feat. Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) FAUN FABLES is made to explore human pathos amid an animate earth with musical & physical storytelling forms. It has been attracting a devoted and eclectic following since 1997 with numerous performances throughout North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and four record releases distributed worldwide on Drag City Records. Dawn McCarthy is a writer, singer and theater artist whose work is a sea of gorgeous elemental nitty gritty; haunting melodies, breath, stomping, and natural theatricality led by the voice, rooted in the physical body. It is a crossroads where ancient ballad, art song, physical theater and rock music meet. Her lyrics speak to people of all ages about things like rugged housekeeping, street kids, growing old, sleepwalking and exiled travelers returning home. A solo & musical exploration through Europe plus a fateful meeting with Oakland based entertainer Nils Frykdahl began a creative chapter in 1997 that eventually relocated her to the thriving arts community of the Bay Area, California in 1998. Local bands The Curious Mystery and Clearly Beloved open the show.

Friday, October 14 Can Can presents The Heavenly Spies in "Betty Burlesque"  "Heavenly Spies Betty Burlesque kicks off a two month run this Friday at Can Can. The "death-defying high kicks and gravity-defying hair" of these unstoppable ladies are back with another show sure to sell out week after week like previous productions Mata Hari and XOXOX! (I say "unstoppable" because if you haven't seen a Spies show yet, it really is one intensely athletic dance routine after another). In communicating with me via her mysterious pink rotary phone, Agent Rhinestone confessed that she actually taught the evening length show's choreography to her fellow Spies while about to give birth to her beautiful baby boy. "Shimmies are not the same when you're a week overdue," she told me. Though Agent Rhinestone will be minding her girls from the sidelines for now, the line up for Betty will be: Coco Capone, Kimberly Galore, Caela Bailey, Violet Hour, with newest addition, BeBe Danger and a different guest artist every week (such as Benihana of the Castaways and The Luminous Pariah)."  - Burlesque Seattle Press

Saturday, October 15  7th Annual Latino Heritage Award Celebration  The City of Seattle's Latino City Employees (LCE) organization is hosting the 7th Annual Latino Heritage Celebration and presenting its Latino Heritage Award (LHA) to a Latino community member and presented by Mayor McGinn. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Seattle Latino community. LCE seeks to recognize an individual who displays leadership, initiative, creativity and dedication. Through their contributions, he/she inspires others to be involved in the Latino community and make a difference.

Saturday, October 15 Pickles and Fermentation  Learn how to get started preserving pickled and fermented vegetables from your garden or local farm. The good folks at Seattle Tilth will cover food safety and the basics of canning quick pickles in brine. They will also discuss the differences between brined vegetables and fermented vegetables and the ingredients and equipment required for both of these preservation methods. You'll get a chance to try out these methods hands-on as you make pickles in class and take home tested recipes to use in your own kitchen.

Sunday, October 16 Northwest Collegiate Rugby 7s Championships  Qualifying Event for a USA Collegiate Rugby 7s National Championship. Rugby, one of the fastest growing sports in America and one of the most popular team sports in the world. Rugby 7s will be a sport in the Pan AM Games 2011, and the summer Olympics 2016. Rugby 7s, is a tournament, each match lasts 14 min. teams will play 2 pool matches, Semi-Finals and Finals. Rugby 7s is fast, high scoring and lots of fun to watch. Pool A will feature Central Washington University,University of Washington and Washington State University. Pool B will feature Eastern Washington University,Oregon State and University of Oregon. Pool C features Western Washington University, University of Idaho and the University of Puget Sound.

Know of any other events happening in the Seattle area this week? Post them in the comments section.
 

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