Upbeat on Jackson Concerts are free, including refreshments! Friends, neighbors, music lovers of all ages are invited to attend! The series honors the legacy of Ernestine Anderson and the rich diversity and musical history of the Central Area, welcoming friends and neighbors to connect, celebrate community and enjoy music. We thank the Seattle Department of Neighborhood for a Neighborhood Matching Grant for this concert series.
directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
west coast premiere
The campus is abuzz with youthful goings-on at destinations like Artists at Play, International Fountain, Space Needle and Pottery Northwest featuring Student Show & Sale, April 5-26. International Children’s Friendship Festival, April 6-7, highlights the coming weekend and Movin’ Around the World: Spring the coming week, April 6-12. World Rhythm Festival fills several campus venues Saturday, April 20, and Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival returns April 26-28 to Fisher Pavilion and Armory.
Here are some additional opportunities to explore fun, family-oriented activities at Seattle Center this month:
Take time over the spring break to discover innovations and inventions that help create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life, immerse yourself in debates about education, health and poverty and take action on a cause you care about at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discover Center. The Center commemorates the 19th Annual Pacific Islander heritage month in Washington State, 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20, with an elders’ welcome and blessing and a sacred tuba ceremony. The event offers Pacific Islander music and spoken word and traditional foods. Free and open to the public with RSVP.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., presents several current and traveling exhibits for music, popular culture and science fiction enthusiasts of all ages. MoPOP holds its annual Spring Scout Day, Saturday, April 27, when visitors are encouraged to bring their troop, family and friends for an activity and leave with a fun patch (while supplies last). For more information, call 206-262-3420.
Pacific Science Center offers daily exhibits and activities in its many galleries and theaters. PSC’s Laser Dome offers a packed roster of shows that feature stunning laser imagery and powerful sound. Visitors may also blast-off to the outer reaches of the universe, explore the planets in our own solar system or learn about recent discoveries in the Willard Smith Planetarium. Or learn the latest on efforts to eradicate malaria in Uganda, while lifting communities out of poverty at Eradicating Malaria: The Big Fight Against Little Mosquitos, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 9.
Kids can explore where food comes from and how it tastes, mix ingredients and create exothermic reactions and small explosions at Seattle Children’s Museum’s spring camp, Eat. Play. Learn! A special Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 21,allows participants to explore what it means to use “clean energy,” with readings by local artist and author, Casey Ailes, and recycled super heroes. Discovery Days Camps are designed to meet a child’s varied needs, in half or full-day and even full week increments. Each camp day has a theme, along with science, art and cultural programming and activities for ages 4 to 10.
Seattle Children’s Theatre presents Balloonacy, a wordless, situational comedy, in which The Old Man, who lives alone, prepares to celebrate his birthday. To his surprise, the solitary festivities are interrupted when a playful Red Balloon floats into his apartment, shaking up his normal routine, through May 5 in Eve Alvord Theatre, and The Diary of Anne Frank, a sobering true story of eight people living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Anne Frank, through May 19 in Charlotte Martin Theatre.
For more information on events and activities throughout the year at Seattle Center, visit: www.seattlecenter.org or call 206-684-7200.
Saturday, Sept. 21 7:30 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Online Only Presale
Pre-sale starts Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am and ends Saturday, March 9 at 10 am.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 9 at 10 am.
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Reserved Concert Seating – $40 – $65*
Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $14 value.
Ticket required for children 2 years of age and older.
*Online orders subject to standard fees. A $4.50 service fee will be added to each ticket purchased in person at the Box Office.
About the Artist
Some people might say that after notching ten No. 1 singles, 13 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point….and he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon.
Wilson’s latest album, In It to Win It (P Music Group/RCA, Feb. 17 2017), includes a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Made For Love,” his enchanting duet with Lalah Hathaway. In 2018 Charlie was also nominated for three 2018 NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Album.
The set boasts two number one singles which hit two different Billboard charts in April, 2018. “Chills” was #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart and “I’m Blessed” ft. T.I. was #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs (and stayed in the top 5 for 65 weeks). This is the first time an artist has had two different #1 songs on these charts at the same time. “I’m Blessed” was also nominated for a 2018 Billboard Top Gospel song.
World Premiere Theatrical Adaptation
of Seattle Author Tom Robbins’ Classic Novel
Join the party at Café Nordo’s Culinarium!
Don your Mardi Gras beads and indulge your senses through story, food, music, and song
Café Nordo is proud to present its first ever solo adaptation, Jitterbug Perfume at Café Nordo’s Culinarium in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The show runs from March 14 – May 12, 2019. Set during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, Jitterbug Perfume titillates the senses as it immerses you in the experience of living each day to its fullest; great food, passionate love, great sex, and passionate living.
THE ADAPTATION“This was the first time we’ve had to obtain the rights to anything,” said Café Nordo’s Artistic Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley. “As luck would have it, a friend of mine penpals with Tom Robbins, so I asked for an introduction. I pitched the adaptation, and after a few weeks, I had a snail mailed letter from him, in his signature flowery language, he said, ‘the very audaciousness of the idea is what most appeals to me’ .”
The show is an adaptation of Jitterbug Perfume, Robbins’ 400-page novel that spans thousands of years. This daunting task was a theatrical challenge that co-adapters Stephan Robinson and Café Nordo’s co-Artistic Director Terry Podgorski were eager to accept.
The Café Nordo creative team met with Robbins at his home in La Conner, Washington, in the summer of 2018. “He answered the door with a cupcake [for Brindley’s birthday] and lit a candle,” said Brindley. “He showed us his home. We had a lovely time.” After meeting for two and a half hours, Robbins offered advice and words of wisdom as he gave the company adaptation rights to Jitterbug Perfume.
“There’s so much inspiration to pull from in Robbins’ writing, it’s a goldmine,” said composer Annastasia Workman. “Mardi Gras and New Orleans are central to the plot of the show, where I’ve drawn from Dr. John’s bluesy style piano, Terence Blanchard’s score for A Tale of God’s Will, and the bands Galactic and Michot’s Melody Makers. The music for this show is all over the space-time continuum, with other influences coming from Bollywood scores, György Ligeti, Marconi Union, and Hildegard von Bingen.”
This three-hour immersive experience is complete with an original score arranged and composed by Workman. Infused with the sounds of New Orleans jazz, Workman, along with Matt Manges and Beth Fleenor, transport audiences deep into the revelry of Mardi Gras.
THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Those familiar with Café Nordo’s style of integrating theater, food, and drink into a multi-sensory experience can anticipate that Jitterbug Perfume takes that adventure further than ever before. Playing off the dueling perfumiers in the story, Café Nordo’s award winning Chef Brindley uses aroma to create a theatrical culinary experience. “The obvious will not be on the menu,” said Brindley with a smile. “This epic tale gave me the opportunity to think deeply about aroma, how it enhances flavors and how it changes the experience of eating.” The menu merges New Orleans and Seattle cuisines with choose-your-own-adventure olfactory decisions that create a unique, individualized experience.
To enhance the festivities, beverages intentionally selected to pair with the food include specially selected Wine Steward, Wine Sommelier, and Cocktail Flights, or, a specially-made Jitterbug Perfume wine from Chad Stock of Minimus Wine, an avant-garde Oregon winemaker. Beverages are not included in the ticket price.
JITTERBUG PERFUME by Tom Robbins
Copyright © 1984
Available in Bantam Trade Edition
Adapted by Terry Podgorski & Stephen Robinson
For Café Nordo
Director: Erin Brindley
Chef: Erin Brindley
Actors: Priscilla – Helen Roundhill
Alobar – Brian Picheu
Kudra – Marie Bolla
Pan the Goat God – Matt Manges
Ensemble: Chris Shea, Mara Palma, Lisa Viertel, Ronnie Hill, Opal Peachey, Madison Jade Jones.
Original Music: Annastasia Workman (keyboard, accordion)
Additional Musicians: Beth Fleenor (vocals, clarinet, electronics), Matt Manges (drums)
Costume Design: Fantasia Rose and Katrina Hess
Set Design: Terry Podgorski
Lighting Design: Ryan Dunn
Properties: Robin Macartney
Sound Design: Evan Mosher
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS
Indulge all five senses as Nordo’s first in-house adaptation takes on this cult classic from beloved local writer Tom Robbins. Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan’s bottle, causing past, present, and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal. Tickets include a four-course meal and the performance. Recommended for adults 18 years or order. The book, Jitterbug Perfume © 1984, was written by Tom Robbins. Adaptation by Terry Podgorski and Stephen Robinson for Café Nordo.
Café Nordo’s Culinarium
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
March 14 – May 12, 2019
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
$99.00, includes the performance and a prix fixe menu. Beverage and cocktail service additional.
*suitable for audiences 18 years and older.
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About Café Nordo
Food, like theater – and to that end, life itself – is a communal experience. Routines are safe and comforting, predictable, and pleasant. Café Nordo was born to shake things up; it’s a seismic culinary event wrapped in an unpredictable theatrical experience. Erin Brindley and Terry Podgorski created Café Nordo in 2009 with their pop-up food show, A Modern American Chicken. They have since reinvented the concept of dinner theater with 10 years of original, immersive theatrical productions that have garnered critical praise and a loyal subscriber base.
In 2015, they moved into a permanent venue called “Nordo’s Culinarium” where the Elliot Bay Book Company once lived in historic Pioneer Square. Café Nordo’s menus are created through relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman; Café Nordo’s shows are born from the hive mind of inventive composers, actors, visual artists, and carpenters. While the address remains the same from show to show, every other element will be a complete surprise for both frequent guests and first-timers.
Mt. Hood Meadows Presents “SpringSational” Late Season Events
February’s ten feet of snow has given Mt. Hood Meadows one of the deepest snowpacks in North America. With a 176 inch mid-mountain base, Meadows heads into Spring with great conditions and a SpringSational line up of events.
Meadows Spring Season Pass is on sale and provides every day access for the rest of the season. It’s just $149 for adults, $99 for ages 7 – 24 and $139 for ages 65 – 74. Passes can be purchased at SkiHood.com.
“SpringSational” Event Schedule
March 9: Ski to Defeat ALS
March 10-11: 30th Annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out
March 16, 23, 30 and April 6: Sunset Snowshoe Tour
March 17: Spring Demo Demo Day
March 23: Spring Brew Fest
March 23: She Jumps presents Get the Girls Out!
March 25-27 and April 1-3: Three Day Kids, Freestyle and Adult Spring Camps
March 30: 13th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom
April 6: Mazot Fest
April 7: HRM Appreciation Day
April 13: Pride Day
April 13: Suits and Boots
April 27-28: Toyota reVegetate presented by Ninkasi Brewing
May 4: Sno-Kona Pond Skim and Season’s End Party
For more information visit the Mt. Hood Meadows special events page at SkiHood.com/events.
Special Guest DJ Jazzy Jeff
COMEDY NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY AN ARRAY OF ARTISTS
LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Unveiling a star-studded lineup, The 19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba is jam-packed with artistic luminosity which includes musical performances by John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, H.E.R., the comedic brilliance of Deon Cole and special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff bringing the epitome of lit entertainment to the stage Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, 2019.
Aruba’s undeniable charm reveals the trifecta of a visually breath taking atmosphere, a multifaceted event and the energy that comes with camaraderie of people across the globe who glow up together and bask in the three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba, previously named #4 by USA Today readers’ choice “10 Best Caribbean Celebrations” and #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable event. It’s no wonder festival goers return year after year to Soul Beach Music Festivals’ mega gathering and the cherished experience of Aruba’s paradise.
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The 2019 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority. Other sponsors include Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, Hilton and Aruba Ports Authority.
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba—One Happy Island—is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, and a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers, and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 300 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping, and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba’s natural pool—accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach, and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors. As the most “digitally-savvy destination in the Caribbean” and recipient of numerous Adrian awards, including a Platinum in 2015, Arubahas long been recognized as a leader in innovation and creativity. Engage with Aruba on Instagram via @arubatourism and on Twitter via @aruba.
What happens on the waterfront after the Viaduct is gone? Friends of Waterfront Seattle invites you to imagine the future park with a special pop-up umbrella performance by Kinesis Project dance theatre at Pier 58 while the public will be strolling on the Viaduct for one last time.
WAKE, a colorful, large-scale, site-specific performance on the waterfront by Kinesis Project dance theatre accompanied by music from Filthy FemCorps, Seattle’s all-female-non-binary street band, will take place Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the pier between the Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium. Jazzy, joyful, and artful, the performance will celebrate the post Viaduct future when the city is reconnected to its central shoreline via living, dancing, powerfully beautiful art in public spaces.
Community members will line the way toward Pier 58 with breathtaking and bright umbrellas designed by Seattle artist, Celeste Cooning. The pop-up performance will have dual vantage points — waterfront visitors will be able to watch the performance from the Viaduct and the ground
Friends has been enlivening the existing waterfront since 2015 with cultural events, including live music and performances including the K-Pop Now! Festival, 206 Zulu Beat Masters hip hop beat-making competition, and site-specific dances by Kinesis Project dance theatre. Saturday’s WAKE performance is a taste of things to come with the waterfront park. To learn more about what’s coming to Seattle’s waterfront, visit www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/coming_soon.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this moment in Seattle’s history with a cultural happening representing the park’s awakening. Seattle’s future Waterfront Park will provide beautiful spaces for people to play, relax, enjoy the views, and have unforgettable experiences,” said Heidi Hughes, Executive Director of Friends of Waterfront Seattle.
Kinesis Projects dance theatre’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Melissa Riker said, “My goal is to create a vibrant and unforgettable impression of colors, music, art, and movement. WAKE will bring the energy of Seattle’s awakening Waterfront Park right before the city’s eyes.”
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build the park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and will partner with the City to manage and program the park long-term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment. Waterfront Seattle / Friends is a founding member of the High Line Network, a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space. Explore the future park at our project showroom, Waterfront Space, located at 1400 Western Avenue in Seattle, and open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Kinesis Project dance theatre is a non-profit organization that creates site-specific dance performances and facilitates educational programs. The company produces large-scale, space-changing, and unexpectedly intimate dances. Kinesis Project is at the forefront of the international discussion of placemaking, art engagement with diverse communities, and the cultural imperative of art in public spaces.