28 Days / 40+ Events / 1 Historic Building

September 2—29, 2019


We’re hosting a month-long housewarming and you’re invited!

To celebrate the grand reopening of our historic home, we’re packing our September calendar with more than 40 events plus workshops, community parties, building-wide artist takeovers, and more. Explore the mainstage lineup today and stay tuned for more reveals this summer.


Happening Today

Sep 29, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter present
Dr. Maria Carrillo (livestream)
The Latest Discoveries in Alzheimer's & Dementia Research
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Sep 29, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Opera present
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Alex Ross with Ann Powers (livestream)
Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Sep 30, 2020
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Michael Ian Black with Mike Birbiglia (livestream)
How To Be A Better Man
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Sep 30, 2020
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Derek W. Black with Katherine Dunn (livestream)
Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 1, 2020
Presented by Wing Luke Museum and Town Hall Seattle
Ronald Chew with Naomi Ishisaka (livestream)
My Unforgotten Seattle
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 1, 2020
Stuart Getty with Max Delsohn (livestream)
How to They/Them
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 2, 2020
Eddie Cole with Shaun Scott (livestream)
College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom
Friday, October 2, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 3, 2020
HealthPoint presents
Tracy Kidder and Dr. James O'Connell with Lauren McGowan
Boston's Successful and Compassionate Approach to Homelessness
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
$10.00
Oct 4, 2020
Caty Borum Chattoo with Marcia Smith (livestream)
How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change
Sunday, October 4, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 5, 2020
Lyric World: Shin Yu Pai with Yona Harvey (podcast)
In The Moment Podcast, Ep 72
Monday, October 5, 2020, 1:00PM
Digital Stage
Oct 5, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Cityclub present
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Civic Cocktail (livestream)
With Judge Robert S. Lasnik and Omari Salisbury
Monday, October 5, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 5, 2020
Alan Mikhail with Resat Kasaba (livestream)
Sultan Selim and the Making of the Modern World
Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 6, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and ISB present
Dr. Eric Alm (livestream)
Low-Cost Pandemic Tracking Through Sewage
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 8, 2020
Ebo Barton with Tara Hardy (livestream)
Insubordinate, a Poetry Collection
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 9, 2020
Sean B. Carroll (livestream)
A Series of Fortunate Events
Friday, October 9, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 10, 2020
Susan Neiman (livestream)
Learning from the Germans
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00AM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 11, 2020
Yolande Strengers and Jenny Kennedy (livestream)
The Smart Wife
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 12, 2020
Kevin C. O’Leary with Steve Scher (podcast)
In The Moment Podcast, Ep 73
Monday, October 12, 2020, 1:00PM
Digital Stage
Oct 12, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County present
The History of Housing Segregation Today (livestream)
How the Legacy of Redlining Impacts Seattle's Housing Crisis
Monday, October 12, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 13, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Elliott Bay Books present
Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson with Soraya Nadia McDonald (livestream)
Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 13, 2020
Perri Klass (livestream)
A Good Time to be Born
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 14, 2020
Steve Davis with Chelsea Clinton (livestream)
Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 16, 2020
Jane Fonda & Elizabeth Lesser (livestream)
The Superpower of Women — Moving the World from Me to We
Friday, October 16, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 16, 2020
Roger L. Martin (livestream)
When More Is Not Better
Friday, October 16, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 17, 2020
Howard Gardner (livestream)
The Synthesizing Mind
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 18, 2020
Philip Norman (livestream)
The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 11:00AM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 19, 2020
Jennifer Haupt (livestream)
Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID
Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 20, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and ISB present
David Eagleman (livestream)
Can we create new senses for humans?
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 20, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Washin Kai present
Katsura Sunshine (livestream)
Rakugo Storytelling
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
Free
Oct 21, 2020
Town Hall Seattle, Seattle Disabilities Commission & Seattle LGBTQ+ Commission present
The Unique Wisdom of Intersectional Identities (livestream)
A Panel With Local Queer and Disabled Leaders
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
Free
Oct 21, 2020
Kathleen Flenniken with Sharon Bryan (livestream)
Post Romantic, a Poetry Collection
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 23, 2020
Town Hall Seattle and Washin Kai present
Katsura Sunshine (rebroadcast)
Rakugo Storytelling
Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:00PM
Digital Stage
This is a rebroadcast of the live event from Oct 20, 2020 at 7PM.
Free
Oct 26, 2020
Charles Kupchan with Walter Russell Mead (livestream)
A History and Future of American Isolationism
Monday, October 26, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 27, 2020
Michael Jacobson with Dr. Jim Krieger (livestream)
Salt Wars
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)
Oct 30, 2020
Marion Nestle (livestream)
Ask Marion: The Politics of Food and Nutrition
Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:30PM
Digital Stage
For the safety of our patrons and speakers, this event will be presented via livestream.
(Free – $15.00)

All Homecoming events are FREE for youth ages 22 & under.*

Town Hall believes that everyone deserves access to fresh ideas, art, and conversations. We’re grateful to our friends at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for helping to fund this initiative for free youth tickets.

We strive to ensure that the cost of admission is never a barrier to participation. That’s why our financial model is rooted in radically affordable tickets: almost all Town Hall-produced events are just $5, and many events are free.

*Does not apply to Rental Partner events.

 

Festival Calendar

New events added often, check back regularly!

Beyond The Stage

There are lots of ways to get involved at Town Hall beyond the events on our stages.
Grab a drink at the Otto or take part in a pre- or post-event meetup!


Meet the Otto

The Otto is Town Hall’s bar in the Forum, open most nights 5:30PM-10:30PM. Named after longtime friend of Town Hall Otto Haas, the Otto is the perfect place to stop by before an event or pull up a chair after and enjoy drinks and conversation.

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Teen Nights with TeenTix

All Town Hall-produced events (everything listed as ScienceCivics, or Arts & Culture) are now FREE for everyone age 22 and under! To celebrate free youth tickets at Town Hall, we’re inviting everyone age 13 – 19 to join us at Teen Night Receptions with TeenTix.

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Come Early, Stay After

All through our Homecoming Festival, we’re hosting plenty of pre- and post-event meetups to bring our community together and keep the energy going beyond the stage. Stop by before an event or stick around after to take part!

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News & Updates

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Several Homecoming Festival sponsorships are available.

Contact Development Director, Kate Nagle-Caraluzzo, for details.

Download the sponsorship info packet.

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