Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Town Music
Joshua Roman & Andrius Zlabys

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Single tickets are on sale now.

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Music, Town Music

Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman takes the stage with acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabys in a program featuring Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (from the Pulcinella ballet), Schnittke Sonata, and more.

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Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Barbara Ehrenreich with Marcie Sillman
The Meaning of Life

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Barbara Ehrenreich
Arts & Culture

By portraying her personal “nonbeliever’s search” for knowledge, bestselling author Ehrenreich’s memoir focuses on philosophical journeys, the meaning of life, and the definition of spirituality.

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Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Global Rhythms
Paris Combo

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5-$25.

Arts & Culture, Global Rhythms, Music

One of the most distinct, intriguing groups on the international music scene, Paris Combo celebrates a rich diversity of world styles—and deposits them in the setting of a chic Parisian cabaret.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Krista Bremer and Lesley Hazleton
‘My Accidental Jihad’

The Pub at Town Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Author Krista Bremer
Arts & Culture

Two people, two different cultures, and one unlikely love story. Bremer’s memoir tells the story of a middle class American’s marriage to a Libyan-born Muslim, the prejudice they faced, and the unifying power of love.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Why Selfies? Why Introverts? Why Now?
Bumbershoot Lineup Announcement #1

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

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Arts & Culture

For the first time ever, Bumbershoot’s popular series premiers outside of the festival. Do selfies communicate the purest depiction of the present? Are introverts the next evolution of pop idol? Hosted by Bumbershoot moderator John Roderick, the evening will highlight current cultural trends, as well as announce the 2014 Theatre, Spectacles, Visual Arts, and Words & Ideas programming.

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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.

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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, Short Stories Live

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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