The art of evolving old films into brand-new, living and breathing shows has been crafted through 12 years of extemporization experience under Jet City Improv's hilarious belt. Twisted Flicks' talented ensemble will share the rewarding laughs that come from spearing antiquated movies through the belly. You'll take part in a communal audience experience on a larger scale than the dorm-room bunny toss of college years past.
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.
Every evening at El Corazón is a different experience. Although the downtown venue is best known for its rock ‘n’ roll attitude, its calendar presents a genre-defying variety including comedy shows and punk, electroclash, postrock, and postman rock concerts. The majority of their shows are all ages, with a special bar area for the 21-and-up crowds.
While musicians bang out rock riffs on the famed Crocodile stage, pie purveyors entertain tongues with thin-crust personal pizzas, pulled hot from blazing wood-fired ovens. Since 1991, the Crocodile stage has served as the honorary home of such rockers as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Cheap Trick, making it a virtual incubator of the Seattle sound. The bar's American-style Neapolitan pies may not be musical, but they still endeavor to delight with harmonious marriages of melted cheese and diners' choice of more than a dozen fresh toppings, including pepperoni, sausage, ham, anchovies, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers. A squirt of Sriracha can make any pizza spicier, and the addition of pineapple can add a tropical sticky-sweetness known to adhere to winning raffle tickets.
Since its 1926 opening, The Triple Door has played many roles—vaudeville theater, movie house, burlesque—and in 2002 it entered its latest incarnation, as an award-winning music venue and lounge. The Musicquarium Lounge at The Triple Door boasts a 1,900-gallon freshwater aquarium, as well as a menu inspired by Asian delicacies and brought to you by the acclaimed Wild Ginger kitchen. Start your evening with some Bangkok boar satay dipped in a golden-raisin plum sauce ($5 each, two for $9), and kick your noshing into high gear with fragrant duck spiced with cinnamon and star anise and served with steamed buns, Sichuan peppercorn salt, and sweet plum sauce ($14.50 half, $23.50 whole). Sip a beer-like beverage ($3.50–$12.50 bottled, $5.50 draft), sake ($8–$15), or cider ($5.25–$15.25) as live music swims into your ear canals most evenings from the lounge stage sans cover charge. Signature cocktails such as the river taxi ($8.50)—made with Mekhong whiskey, coconut water, lemongrass, and pineapple—float on sound waves aboard rafts made of smooth, smooth bass lines.