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    10/24: The College Round

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    Musicians sharing the stage:

    White Lightning (Julian Anderson, Jonny Tollefson, Parker Bowen)   //  Zachary Meyers

    Of the City (Skye Perrin, Cody Kilpatrick):

    and TJ Sawyer!

    + live painter Bethany Tan, plus slam poet and more.

    + Free Arts activities & costume creation fun in the Fireside room before & during the show.  Get the bands to give you Halloween costume advice!

    6:30 doors, 7:30 show.

    TICKETS  $7 / $10 /  $5 (student)   ||   Facebook RSVP  ||  VOLUNTEER

    10/25: Bob Odenkirk

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    Bob Odenkirk (SNL, Breaking Bad) reading, comedy & book signing.

    $40 Ticket  includes one copy of the book “A Load of Hooey”. $20 ticket does not include the book.

    “Bob Odenkirk started by writing sketches for his junior high school classes. Inspired by Monty Python, Bob and Ray, and The Credibility Gap, he went on to work in Chicago’s sketch comedy scene. Professionally he has written for the TV shows “Saturday Night Live”(where he famously wrote “The Motivational Speaker” sketch, and “The Ben Stiller Show” (where he wrote the infamous “Manson Lassie” sketch), and then Bob went and created (and starred in) “Mr. Show with Bob and David”, which has been called “the American Monty Python”. He’s also had a creative hand in creating Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! And The Birthday Boys sketch show on IFC.

    Since Mr. Show finished production he has written, acted in, and directed many films and TV pilots.  As an actor, Bob has had memorable roles as the agent Stevie Grant on “TheLarry Sanders Show”, the character of Saul Goodman AMC’s “Breaking Bad”, and Director Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated film “Nebraska”.

    Through it all, Bob has written comedy scripts and short essays. Some of these have appeared in THE NEW YORKER, VICE magazine, and FILTER magazine, among other publications. A LOAD OF HOOEY is a collection of these short pieces, and Bob considers it the “best thing” he’s “ever done”.

    7:00 doors, 8:00 show,
    All ages, mostly seated (general admission), standing room in back
    BAR w/ ID features Local Hilliards Beer & Wilridge Wine (WA), more

    Note: $40 Ticket includes a copy of the book, $20 ticket does not.


    10/30: Bushwick Book Club


    The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: original music inspired by Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead

    This Halloween eve join the best book club in town in celebration of music, literature, friends, drinks, candy and… ZOMBIES!    (GASP!)   That’s right!   On Thursday October 30th Bushwick Book Club present original music inspired by Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.

    Performers include: Ryan Barber, Mark Blasco, Nick Foster, Katrina Kope, Spekulation, Mike Votava, Tekla Waterfield, Brenda Xu, and the comedy stylings of Emmett Montgomery.  With a special appearance by Nate Bogopolsky and The Bushwick Choir

    Doors at 7pm / show at 8pm / all ages / bar with ID

    The fine folks from OOLA Distillery and Proletariat Wine Company will be on hand serving adult beverages. A special thanks goes out to all our wonderful sponsors and partners for supporting Bushwick and helping make this event a reality: Jet City Comic Show, KBCS, Shunpike, Alpha Graphics, and The Office of Arts & Culture



    10/31: The Moth


    @ Bloedel Hall St Mark’s, 1245 10th Ave E on Capitol Hill.

    Theme: Haunted  (HALLOWEEN PARTY SPECIAL)  8-10:30p event

    Abbey Arts presents The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR!
    1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 3rd Fridays @  Bloedel Hall St Mark’s (Capitol Hill)

    7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, plenty of non-reserved seating available.

    ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets go onsale through The Moth email system (sign up and select Seattle) and they do sell out fast. Usually about 1 week before the show.   Note: Premium tickets let you get in early and skip the big line but do not guarantee a seat if you’re not there at 6:45.

    WAITING LIST:  Online tickets can sell out in an hour or less, so we make about 20-50 spots available at the door ($8 cash only) and we have a convenient waiting list system for you.  For events at Bloedel Hall you’ll have a very good chance of getting in, so do stop by!  Here’s how it works: Simply line up when you can (lines often start by around 6pm and then the waiting list goes up outside on the door promptly at 6:30pm.  Once you sign up, feel free to go grab dinner and check back in at 8pm as actual entry will be based on space available at 8pm only, so you have to be outside at 8pm as we read down the list until the venue is full.


    Signup on the Abbey Arts email newsletter to find out other ways to get into The Moth such as the hard to get free Volunteer spots!

    Hilliards Drysoda

    We serve local Hilliards beer & Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, plus a special cocktail or two. All bar profits go to support a different nonprofit cause!  You’re welcome to bring in dinner while you wait for the show to start but we ask that you not eat anything noisy during the event due to the quiet nature of storytelling.

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    11/6: The Moth

    1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey

    www.themoth.org/events for tickets, theme, and info

    11/7-8: The Little Prince

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    La Fille & Rose – Dance, Music & Projection Storytelling inspired by the tale of Le Petit Prince.

    Choreography by Tara Dyberg, Dance Performance by Tara Dyberg, Victoria McConnell, Mariko Nagashima, Ashleigh Miller, Projections by Jonathan Womack,  Music for dance composition and live After Party performance by Sebastian & The Deep Blue.  $10-18, kids 5 & under are free / 7:30p show



    11/11: The Round (#114)


    Musicians, Slam Poets, Live Painters


    11/14: Mirah, Lemolo

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    CATHEDRALS IX Concert with Mirah, Lemolo, Led to Sea

    @ St Mark’s (1245 10th Ave E)

    TICKETS  $13 / $15   ||   CATHEDRALS INFO


    11/18: Playlist Seattle

    New Event!  Playlist Seattle will feature short theatre performances based on music albums, directed by Kelly McMahon

    @ Ballard Homestead (6541 Jones Ave NW).  7:30 show, 7:00 doors


    11/20: Mirel Wagner

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    with special guest LIZZY GUNDERSEN (Le Wrens)

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    TICKETS  $9 / $10   ||   Facebook RSVP

    11/21: The Moth


    3rd Fridays @ Bloedel Hall St Marks, 1245 10th Ave E

    11/21: Abbey 100 Party

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    Celebrate Fremont Abbey’s 100 year history and help power the next 100 years of community.  Everyone is invited!  The theme for the evening will be historic 1914 era with futuristic 2114  flair. Feel free to dress up if you’d like. Food, drinks, live music & performances, interactive art making, storytelling, more.

    FREE Event, donations welcome, all ages, bar w/ ID.  6-10pm drop in

     RSVP on Facebook


    12/3: Polecat

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    “Richard Reeves – double bass, Karl Olson – drums, Cayley Schmid – fiddle, Aaron Guest vocals and 12-string guitar, Jeremy Elliott electric lead guitar and vocals. Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.”

    JACOB JOLLIFF / WES CORBET (Joy Kills Sorrow)

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    “Banjo player, Wes Corbett and mandolinist, Jacob Jolliff have been playing music together for over ten years.  Both growing up in the northwest, they would get together to hang out and play shows every chance they had.  A few years later, they both landed in Boston, where they joined the new acoustic group, Joy Kills Sorrow.  With this band they toured internationally for five years, as well as played on many national radio and television programs.  Shortly following JKS going on hiatus in April 2014, Jacob started touring with the progressive bluegrass band, Yonder Mountain String Band.  Lately Wes has been teaching at the prestigious Berklee College of Music as well as working on his own projects.  The duo’s show consists of highly-interactive instrumental music, built on the chemistry that comes from from sharing the stage for so long, as well as tight vocal duets.”

     TICKETS  $10 / $13   ||   Facebook RSVP

    7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, mostly seated


    12/6: Early Show

    Pepper Proud + Mikey Mike Gervais, 4pm show!  Rescheduled to DEC 6 

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    4pm Concert for ALL ages @ Ballard Homestead (6543 Jones Ave NW)

    Doors open at 3:30, free parking on street and nearby church lot 1 block away on 23rd

    12/12: Damien Jurado

    Abbey Arts presents: DAMIEN JURADO – Special Event

    TICKETS onsale 10/2 at 8am for members, 10/3 at 8am general

    “Seattle veteran’s 11th, and best, dials up the baroque”
    – MOJO |
    “Sumptuous career best”
    – UNCUT | 9/10
    “An artist who never stops surprising.”
    “This druggy, headphone record is his freakiest move to date.”
    – Seattle Times
    “with songs as strong as these, the plunge is well worth taking”
    – Consequence of Sound

    10/14: The Round (113)



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    Musicians ADD ODE (Galen of Pickwick and his sister Duni)

    2013 Treefort Music Fest

    Ben Fisher


    Alessandra Rose (The Kindness Kind)

    + live painters Glory Cancro & Brent Holland, plus slam poet.

    2nd Tuesdays, 113 months in a row in Seattle. www.TheRound.org

    7:00 doors, 8:00 show.

    TICKETS  $10 / $13    ||   Facebook RSVP

    10/11: Sam Amidon

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    Abbey Arts presents Sam Amidon (Vermont) w/ very special guests, plus Eli West opens

    @ Ballard Homestead

    New venue at 6541 Jones Ave NW, between 23rd & 24th off of 65th.
    On the #40 bus line (get off at 65th) or about 1/2 mile walking from the D line at 65th/15th.  Easy 2 block walk to Olaf’s and other bars/restaurants on 24th. 
    Free street parking or free parking lot 1 block east on 23rd.  All ages, mostly seated.  Please be conscious of neighbors sleeping as you leave the venue.

    Note: 7:30 show, 7:00 doors

    TICKETS  $10-12 Advance / $15 at the door   ||   Facebook RSVP

    “Mr. Amidon, who sings and plays guitar, banjo and fiddle in a smart approximation of an old-time style, puts himself in fine company on his latest album, ‘Lily-O’ (Nonesuch). Recorded in Iceland, it was produced by the eclectic composer Valgeir Sigurosson, with a band consisting of the guitarist Bill Frisell, the bassist Shahzad Ismaily and the drummer Chris Vatalaro. (N. C.)”   – New York Times / Plus check out the New York Times album review

    Eli West‘s duo (with Cahalen Morrison) was chosen Best of 2014 for
    NW Roots Music by Seattle Weekly!
    More: “This is quite extraordinary!” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

    10/9: The Von Trapps

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    The von Trapps (Portland), with Debbie Miller opening at 8pm.

    7:00 doors, 8:00 show, all ages, mostly seated

    TICKETS  $10 Advance / $13 at the door

    Live streaming to kids in hospitals via The Melodic Caring Project

    10/3: Courtney / Vikesh

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     SSG Music Interview with Courtney (with music link)


    Vikesh Kapoor

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    Vikesh press:  “A series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs.” – THE NEW YORKER

    “Sincere, husky ballads of the apathetic, recession-era (or Depression-era) working man.” – INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
    Kapoor’s cameos of blue-collar life are poignant and universal: wrecked home towns, insecure employment, busted dreams. An impressive debut.
    ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN (UK)

    7:00 doors, 8:00 show, all ages, mostly seated, BAR w/ ID (local)

    TICKETS  $10 / $13   ||   Facebook RSVP