Want to feel the energy and emotion of live music while you’re stuck behind closed doors? In collaboration with Earshot Jazz, Town Hall is streaming live Saturday jazz concerts at the end of March and the first three weeks of April, directly from our stages!
March 24, 2020
On March 23, Governor Inslee issued a shelter-in-place order for all individuals, with the exception of essential workforce. That description of essential workforce includes allowances for “artists and musicians providing services through streaming,” provided guidelines around safe assembly are also followed. No more than 10 artists and technicians can be present at these events, and social distancing and enhanced hygienic measures must be employed.
That means Town Hall is able to continue to offer its program of livestreams—many in collaboration with partners like Earshot Jazz,
In this week’s interview, Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin about the impact of viruses on our genetic makeup, and the hidden universes inside our DNA.
At a time when quarantines are keeping us isolated from our neighbors, it’s more important than ever to help us maintain connections with our community and stay engaged as citizens.
A pancake smackdown, gravy bats, a little yellow man from the sun who loves to go on adventures—Morgan Taylor’s creations have been delighting kids and parents alike since 2005.
Every year, millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway—the migratory path that stretches over 4,000 miles from the coast of Mexico to the Arctic Circle. And each year, light pollution from populated areas can disorient and disrupt the rhythms of these birds.
This isn’t a day to celebrate Town Hall, it’s a day to celebrate us all.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
Tattoos are just another way to express myself, to shrug off the status quo, to heal, to just enjoy something beautiful.
Not to toot our own Town Hall horn too much but we have also done our part in making local music history.
On Sunday, March 1, The Great Hall was a melting pot of Arabic sound.
Eating in ways that are good for the planet tends to be good for people.
Town Hall Seattle is committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. With this in mind we are closely monitoring both the global and local status of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as insights and recommendations from health organizations including Public Health Seattle and King County, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others.
We want to reassure the total Town Hall community—partners, presenters, and audiences—that we’re both recommitting to our standard practices and introducing new precautions, such as extra cleanings of high traffic areas and objects that are regularly touched (including door knobs,
Town Hall Seattle hosted Freeman Dyson on two occasions. His last visit was in May 2018.
Did you know there’s a place in Seattle where anyone can learn the French language from children to adults? C’est vrai! It’s true!
In this week’s interview, Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with Dr. Nathan Price of the Institute for Systems Biology. They outline the science behind systems biology, exploring it as an attempt to quantify the components that make up a biological system and then work together in concert to achieve life.
Unlock the secret (and not-so-secret) origins of the growing world around us with Ross Bayton’s illuminating exploration of the plants we know, and some we don’t.
In this week’s interview, Chief Correspondent Steve Scher talks with Conor Dougherty about the fight for housing in America. Dougherty outlines why developers aren’t building homes for millennials the way they did for baby boomers, and explains the factors that led to this decline. He discusses the rise of Nimbys (“not in my backyard”) and the growing movement against gentrification. Dougherty encourages us to ask ourselves which outcomes we want when it comes to housing, and encourages us to petition for big-picture solutions like rehabilitating affordable housing, increased density, and lower cost housing production.
In this week’s interview, correspondent Venice Buhain talks with Thom Hartmann about the war on voting. Hartman compares voting systems in other countries to those in the United States, and discusses exit polling as a method of determining the winner of an election, both in the US and abroad. Buhain and Hartman reveal the mechanisms and justifications behind voter suppression, and the possibilities for changing our voting process or implementing policies to counteract voter suppression strategies. Get an insider’s look and stay in the know about what’s going on in this moment at Town Hall Seattle.