Arts & Culture

Concerts, novels, global music, family entertainment, and more.
Our Arts & Culture series encompasses a wide variety of topics, mediums, and artists.

Richard Powers
The Overstory: A Novel
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These characters and their struggles …

Saturday Family Concerts
The Pop Ups
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00AM
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Doors at 10:30AM
(Free – $5)
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00PM
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Doors at 12:30PM
(Free – $5)

This rock and roll puppet musical duo’s catchy light-hearted style is sure to get kids up and dancing, and their classic 80’s radio influences will have parents grooving along to familiar sounds. The Brooklyn-based children’s rock show has toured with Yo Gabba Gabba Live, and continues to perform to sold out audiences across the U.S. …

In Residence—How Our Bodies Become Imprinted With Life Experiences
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:30PM
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. Artists Imani Sims, Tani Ikeda, and Jordan Alam share a passion in creating work relating to the ways personal experiences are held in the body. We’re thrilled to welcome them to present their narratives through film, prose, and poetry explorations of the events of their lives …

In Residence—Telling the Stories of the Body Workshop
A Writing Workshop with Inside/Out Resident Jordan Alam
Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00PM
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

This workshop is for anyone who has ever felt a story in their bones or carried tension in their neck and wanted to finally find a way to translate it to the page. Join writer, doula, and Inside/Out Resident, Jordan Alam—along with poet Imani Sims and filmmaker Tani Ikeda—to learn more about how they build …

Town Music: JACK Quartet with Joshua Roman
Neighborhood:Downtown
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 7PM
($15 – $20)

Our Town Music series has steadily grown and become a part of our community, and after a decade of successful seasons we’re thrilled to welcome back JACK Quartet, one of the flagship groups who helped define our stage during Town Music’s early seasons. They’ll be joined by Joshua Roman for a performance of “Tornado”―a piece …

Town Hall Seattle and Ignite Seattle present
Ignite Seattle
Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30PM
SIFF Cinema - Egyptian Theatre
805 E Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
($5.00 – $10.00)

Ignite Seattle is an evening of fast-paced talks on a wide range of interesting, inspiring, and challenging topics. After several wildly successful seasons at Town Hall, the popular series returns with its simple premise: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What …

Town Hall Seattle and University Prep present
In Residence—Reframe: Five Photographers on the Power of the Everyday
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30PM
University Prep
8000 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. The photographic Everyday Africa project has inspired photojournalists all over the world to follow the Everyday model to fuel conversation and connections between seemingly disparate groups of people. Now Peter DiCampo—co-founder of Everyday Africa and Town Hall’s Inside/Out Resident representing the University District and Ravenna neighborhoods—convenes …

In Residence—#EverydaySeattle Photowalk and Workshop
NeighborhoodUniversity/Ravenna
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00PM
University Temple Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 2:30PM
Free

The movement of Everyday photography projects (@EverydayAfrica, @EverydayBronx, @EverydayAmericanMuslim, and others) has created a worldwide conversation surrounding the role of photography in activism and social conversation. Now Everyday Africa co-founder Peter DiCampo—Town Hall’s Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident for the University District and Ravenna—brings together four other founders of Everyday projects to bring Seattle into the fold …

Town Hall Seattle and Bushwick Book Club Seattle present
Bushwick Book Club
Original music inspired by Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Neighborhood:Phinney/Greenwood
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30PM
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Doors at 7PM
($5 – $15)

“Not your run-of-the-mill book club,” Bushwick shows offer a special interaction between audience and performer surrounding a common source. Each musician reads the show’s featured book and writes an original song inspired by it, unveiling the new work at the event. Performers include Kristin Chambers, Olivia Claire, Annie Ford, Jaspar Lepak, Debbie Miller, Nottingham/Wicks, Moe …

Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association present
In Residence—Art & Activism
A Conversation With Artists Kaia Sand, Rex Hohlbein, and Susan Robb
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:30PM
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Community Hall in the Brick Building. Doors at 6:30PM.
Free

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. Estimates have placed the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Seattle at well over 8,000, with nearly half of those people living unsheltered in streets or parks. The city of Seattle spent roughly $50 million on emergency shelters, food and hygiene services, eviction prevention measures, and …

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