Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Scratch Night: Scholars in Residence: Rainier Scholars

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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Arts & Culture

Meet our newest Scholars in Residence at their first event. Rainier Scholars will host an interactive evening focusing on their Town Hall experiences, exploring the intersection of their academic work and Town Hall — oratory.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Walter Kirn
The Untold Clark Rockefeller Story

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Walter Kirn web
Arts & Culture

The true tale of the notorious Clark Rockefeller’s later years is expertly documented in Blood Will Out. A former friend of the con man, Kirn gives unprecedented insight into his crazy genius and tumultuous relationship with one of the world’s most famous imposters.

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Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Austin Kleon
Building a Creative Community

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Austin Kleon
Arts & Culture

Seattle is a mecca for creative types, but many have one problem in common — “getting discovered.” By enhancing existing creativity and taking it to the next level, bestselling author Kleon’s new book provides a roadmap to discovery.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Charles R. Cross with John Richards
Kurt Cobain’s Eternal Legacy

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Kurt Cobain
Arts & Culture

As the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain’s death approaches, the face of grunge remains as popular as ever. Bestselling author Cross chronicles Cobain’s enduring legacy, analyzing his influence on music, fashion and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Short Stories Live
Northwest Spotlight

Downstairs at Town Hall; Enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

Arts & Culture

Town Hall’s popular literary series returns for an afternoon of stories written by Northwestern authors. Local actors will make the work of Jess Walter, Sherman Alexie, and Lucia Perillo come alive.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00pm

King-Snohomish County Regional Spelling Bee

Great Hall; Enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

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Arts & Culture, Family, Media Library, Special Programming

The regional spelling bee brings together students from schools across King and Snohomish Counties who have already proven themselves to be fantastic spellers. Don’t miss the exciting finale of this annual tradition!

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Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Global Rhythms
featuring Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Series subscriptions on sale now!

Arts & Culture, Global Rhythms

Continuing an 11-year tradition of celebrating the pan-cultural traditions of a single instrument, Global Rhythms proudly presents the inaugural Harp-O-Rama, featuring legendary Celtic harpist Máire Ni Chathasaigh.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Rebecca Goldstein
The 21st Century Plato

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Arts & Culture

If Plato were alive today, what would he say? Novelist Goldstein looks at Tiger Moms, crowdsourced knowledge and modern-day debates of religion and sexuality through the eyes of Plato, demonstrating why his teachings are everlasting.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Seattle: City of Literature

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Arts & Culture

In recognition of our vibrant literary community, Seattle is preparing a bid for UNESCO City of Literature designation. Help celebrate the people and institutions that make Seattle a viable candidate for this global network of creative cities. Join Ryan Boudinot and special guests from the community as they share the contents of the bid and map out a vision for the future of literary arts in Seattle.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Haroon Ullah
‘A Family’s Day of Reckoning in Lahore’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Haroon Ullah web
Arts & Culture, Media Library

Portraying Pakistan through the eyes of one immigrant family, Ullah’s book weaves together regional historical tensions, modern-day class struggles and religious extremism to paint a picture of daily life and strife in the country’s second largest city.

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