Here are this week's hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
Tomorrow, January 20 | A Cro-Magnon Pictures Retrospective - A selection of films from throughout the four year history of Cro-Magnon pictures will be screened, including "Mythical Proportions," the smash hit stop-motion puppet-porn mockumentary that took home the Best Humor prize at the Stranger's HUMP! 2011; "A Jazzman's Jazzman: The Gerry Carruthers Story," winner of animation awards from the Canada Int'l Film Festival and SNOBfest in New Hampshire, and an official selection of the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival; "Man Talk," an absurdist office comedy, an official selection of Port Townsend Film Fest 2010; "The Mr. Azymuth Suite," Best Short Film winner of the Pelican D'or Film Fest 2011 in New Orleans, LA; and never-before-seen shorts "Hitched" and "Capital Energy."
Tomorrow, January 20 | Rainbow Bingo Pajama Party - All Proceeds Benefit The Southeast Seattle Senior Center! $15 advance or $20 at the door gets you 12 games, a burger with fixins, and prizes.
Tomorrow, January 20 | party beCAUSE: Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic - The Medical Students Association of the University of Washington School of Medicine is honored to host the first ever MSA Fundraiser. The Country Doctor Youth Clinic (aka the Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic) is dedicated to providing free medical and social services to homeless and street involved youths, ages 13-23, and has been doing so for over thirty years.The clinic operates very simply without significant administration costs. Funding for Country Doctor Youth Clinic is minimal and includes donations from two churches and two part-time salaried staff funded by HealthCare for the Homeless. Northwest Hospital provides their lab testing pro bono.
This event is being run almost entirely out of donations and the 100% of the cost of your ticket will be going directly to support the clinic. In addition to a silent auction and raffle that will run through the course of the evening, you will be able enjoy music performed by the UW School of Music Musicians, drinks, and appetizers.
Saturday, January 21 | Bullets & Brews - Into both drinking beer and going shooting? $115 gets you round trip transportation from downtown Seattle to West Coast Armory, then back to Tap House Grill in Seattle; 2 hours reserved time in West Coast Armory's Open Movement Bay, Range Officer professional guidance and firearm instruction, eye & ear protection, and reserved firearms; 3 hours reserved time in Taphouse Grill's Club Room, with private bar and pool table, endless appetizer buffet including coffee, tea, & soda, and two drink tickets.
Monday, January 23 | Salon Series II with Maggie Savarino - The Theo Salon Series continues into the new year with Maggie Savarino, author of The Seasonal Cocktail Companion - a cocktail recipe and project book (aka "arts & crafts, with booze"). Maggie's book contains recipes to make your own aquavit, bitters, limoncello, tonic water, and a host of other things to round out your liquor cabinet. The book also offers a wealth of basics - syrups, salts, herbs and more. The conversation will riff on DIY culture: the necessity as well as the romance.
Wednesday, January 25 | Egypt and the Arab Spring, One Year Later - The revolution in Egypt that was sparked nearly a year ago has shaken the Arab world to its roots. Why and how did the revolution come to happen in January and February 2011? What has the fall of Mubarak's regime truly meant for the Egyptian people and for people across the Arab world? The most populous Arab country and the historical center of Arab intellectual life, Egypt is a lynchpin of the US's Middle East strategy, receiving more aid than any nation except Israel. What is next for Egypt, the region, and U.S.-Egypt relations? The World Affairs Council presents Dr. Steven A. Cook, leading regional expert and author of The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square for an in-depth discussion of how the Egyptian revolution came to be and what we can expect for the future of Egypt, its neighbors, and the U.S. role in the region.
Know of any other events happening in the Seattle area this week? Post them in the comments section.