The Pacific Northwest Ballet production of Swan Lake starts tonight and runs through April 21 at McCaw Hall. It features 24 students from the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, including three young performers from the Beacon Hill area.
Beacon Hill kids performing in the production include:
Amanda Allen, a fifth-grader from Maple Elementary School, will play the role of Waltz Girl.
Alexis Calonge, a fifth-grader at Dearborn Park, will play a Persian Attendant.
Lucas Galvan, a fourth-grader at Dearborn Park, will play a Page.
Congratulations and best wishes to these talented Beacon Hill dancers!
Doors open at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S. Dinner will be available through Beacon Bento. The event is open to all ages ; admission is $7, and kids get in free.
Tonight’s monthly Spice Box show put on by Skin Deep Dance is a special one to celebrate Skin Deep’s 5 year anniversary. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Skin Deep Dance Studio in the El Centro de la Raza building, 2524 16th Ave. S. #311.
Skin Deep Dance is celebrating the season on Wednesday evening with a Winter Solstice Hafla and Four Year Anniversary Party. The event is at their dance studio in El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., #311, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. It’s free, family-friendly, and open to all ages, but it’s a potluck, so guests are asked to bring “holiday cheer” of one kind or another. Gifts will be given to the first 50 guests.
There will be performances by Bollywood Bliss (adult Bollywood students), Bollywood Dolls (kid Bollywood students), Egle (guest belly dancer – wings of Isis), J9 Fierce (guest belly dancer), Jen Cerdena (guest belly dancer – double sword), Katrina McCoy (flamenco), Maysun (guest belly dancer), Nomaditude (guest student dance troupe – tribal improv), Sierra Bloom (guest belly dancer – fusion style), Tales From the Hip (advanced ATS belly dance students), Verbena (guest belly dance troupe).
Choreographer Freya Wormus is returning to Beacon Hill next month to present a new version of her work hold on anyway at Yoga on Beacon, 3013 Beacon Ave S. The performance includes five dancers who swing and launch themselves from walls using gravity-defying rigging, and according to Wormus, the work “challenges the dancers’ perceived relationship to the floor and to gravity itself.” (Here is what the Seattle Weekly had to say about last year’s version.)
The performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday matinees, from January 13-29. Tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for students and children, are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Mark your calendar for the Beacon Hill Harvest Fair, Saturday October 22 from 2-9 p.m. Activities for all ages include apple cider pressing, art, music, and dancing. On the edible side of things, there will also be a bake sale, food vendors, a Food Forest demonstration, and, to share the harvest’s bounty, a donation drive for the El Centro de la Raza food bank.
The Harvest Fair is free and will take place at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S.
Here’s the planned schedule of events:
2 p.m. until dark:
Apple cider pressing with 300 pounds of apples grown here on Beacon Hill at the Jose Rizal Park orchard. If you have extra home grown apples you would like to share, bring them to be pressed.
El Centro de la Raza Food Bank food drive
Beacon Food Forest demonstrates a “fruit tree guild”
Beacon Hill Garden Club members talk to interested folks about membership in their organization
ROCKiT space bake sale
2-5 p.m.: Create an Art Chair with Kathleen McHugh. For all ages, no experience required.
3 p.m.: Hamanah Don plays West African Malinke harvest rhythms.
5 p.m.: Aaron Hennings leads the Mercer Middle School eighth grade orchestra.
6 p.m.: Jefferson Community Center-based break dance crews perform.
7-9 p.m.: Harvest Fair Barn Dance featuring the Small Time String Band (Oliver Abrahamson on fiddle, Eli Abrahamson on banjo, Terrie Abrahamson on guitar, and Danny Abrahamson on bass), with Sherry Nevins calling dances that are fun for the whole family—no lessons or experience needed.
Feel like dancing? Kick up your heels at the Garden House at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at an “old-time barn dance!” ROCKiT Space‘s ongoing Tuesday Folk Club series continues next week with a dance featuring the bands Scatter Creek and Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, with dance calling by Tony Mates.
No experience or partner is necessary; all are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door, and kids get in free. The Garden House is located at 2336 15th Ave. S.
If a different genre is more your style, you may want to plan ahead for the monthly swing dance night on the following Tuesday, May 3.
After the hard work, it’s time to enjoy some art, music, or dance. You have several choices tonight.
NEPO Little Treats presents Trotter, an exhibition of works by Amanda Manitach. The opening is tonight, Saturday March 5, from 6 until 8 p.m. Bacon-wrapped dates will be served, and there will be a screening of Cremaster 4 at 8 p.m.
If a musical trip is more your speed, Light Rail, Dark Rail is for you. Live performers including the Beaconettes, Cafe Racer Sessions, Jordan O’ Jordan, Tahoe Jackson, and more will liven up Link Light Rail trains.
Start at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the International District/Chinatown Station for a “summoning performance” by Prawnyxx. Then at 6 p.m., enjoy a “Musical Tour Guide and Overture” on southbound trains to SeaTac. At SeaTac, you’ll deboard, then board a northbound train. One is Dark Rail, and the other is Light Rail—you don’t know which you’ll get. Head to Sodo Station for the after party at Radar Hair + Records, 2721 First Avenue South, at 7:30 p.m.
If you prefer swing dancing, stay up on top of the Hill for the Beacon Rocks!swing dancing fundraiser, from 8 until 11 p.m. tonight at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave South. There will be a live swing dancing performance and swing-dance lesson by Savoy Swing at 8:15 p.m., a live cake raffle, and more. Suggested donations start at $10.
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., visit our neighbors in Mount Baker to see the Medieval Women’s Choir perform a short concert at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South. The choir will sing medieval music with soloist Linda Strandberg, accompanied by period instruments played by percussionist Peggy Monroe and harpist Bill McJohn.