Nice to meet you, we’re The World is Fun! You can call us TWIF.
TWIF is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)3 organization devoted to introducing individuals, businesses, and those in need and encouraging them to participate in a creative community that enriches Seattle with the common belief that: yes, the world is fun.
At ComedySportz Seattle, the spontaneity of improv humor marries the competitiveness of athletics in weekly shows that churn out laughs for roughly 100 minutes each. During a match, two opposing teams of comics square off in red and blue uniforms as a referee presides. The teams launch into sketches and routines fueled by audience suggestions, much like on the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Since random, casual outbursts are so integral to the show, no two performances are the same.
• Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. • Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. • Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. • Saturday, June 25 at 9 p.m. The Harlequin Hipsters' performance of Passion, or Death! harnesses a theatrical concoction of dance, poetry, and song to challenge humanity to break free from its daily routines and follow its passions. Each 60-minute show exposes ears and eyes to Shakespearean prose, aerial stunts, burlesque, and rectangles that call themselves squares. Originally started by two dancers, the Harlequin Hipsters playfully combines performance art and social dance to dazzle audiences with a mixture of swing, hip-hop, circus arts, poetry, and live music. The show’s mesmerizing sights and sounds tempt audience members to dance along with the modern-day jesters’ distinctive choreography or sing snippets of the original music during lengthy rides in crowded elevators.
The Seattle Shakespeare Company delivers bard-penned dramatics to eager theatergoers, delighting patrons with fresh takes on Shakespeare's classic plays. Following several plot threads, including the supernaturally altered infatuations of two young couples and the antics of a clownish troupe of actors, A Midsummer Night's Dream deftly mixes fantasy and sidesplitting comedy into a mélange that tickles funny bones and ousts any were-hyenas sitting in the audience. Fairies, love spells, and mistaken identities keep plots rolling merrily along before all is resolved in jubilant fashion. Shows take place at the Intiman Playhouse, with seating that puts theatergoers close enough to see every costume lace ruffle and anachronistically flawless smile.
Listed as one of dive-bar aficionado Mike Seely's top 10 watering holes, The Waterwheel Lounge provides nightly events, live music, and a focused menu of celebrated favorites. Bust out the wipes and wrap hands around an ambitiously portioned brisket sandwich served with coleslaw and baked beans ($7.95). Wings, served hot or not ($7.50), hand-cut fries ($3.50), and onion rings ($4) side well with ice-cold suds and expansive patio views. After 4 p.m., indulge in the famous fried chicken, a trifecta of comfort with gravy-smothered mashed potatoes and a side of veggies ($9.95). Feast upon bigger bites such as beer dogs ($1), barbecue ribs ($11.95), or a chef's salad ($6.50) without the fuss of a well-meaning dad who insists he put the Q in BBQ.
Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking is the premier SCUBA, kayaking, and watersports store on the Kitsap Peninsula. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, passionate and fun loving instructors, and an impeccable safety record. We aim to introduce people to the beauty of Puget Sound, above and below the water.
IslandWood’s School Overnight Program integrates scientific inquiry, technology, and the arts into an outdoor-learning experience that connects students with nature both physically and intellectually. During the four-day experience, students from low-income urban communities learn about the evolution of Blakely Harbor, collect data on local animals and insects, and stifle ticklish giggles as they calculate their ecological footprints. Traversing both land and water, kids can hold tree frogs and recite lines from Hamlet to pinecones as they engage in guided activities that focus on the arts, critical thinking, and problem solving. IslandWood provides its School Overnight Program to children from low-income communities at a reduced cost to their families, but the organization requires additional funding to cover program expenses including staff, outdoor gear, materials, meals, and lodging.